Monday, April 2, 2012

My First Blogger Awards! Liebster & Versatile!

Wow, this has been an amazing couple of days!! First I hit 100 followers on Saturday... then I got up to 200 today! Not to mention, I got my first blogger awards!! First up, the Liebster!

I was nominated by not one, but THREE separate bloggers! All of who are amazing and make the honor even more special!! My lovely nominators are I'm All Polished Off, My Nail Journey and Lace & Lacquers. Now, when I first got the award, I wasn't exactly sure what it stood for lol... but Liebster is a German word with many meanings - darling, beloved, sweetheart, or dearest. AWWW! So amazing!!

The Rules:
1. Put the link to who gave you the award.
2. Put the award on your post.
3. Choose 5 blogs with under 200 followers to receive the award.
4. Let them know you awarded them.

Here are the 5 LOVELY ladies I'm awarding, in random order:
1 - Galactic Lacquer
2 - Jilltastic Nail Design
3 - Girlie and Glamorous
4 - Kat Hearts Nails
5 - Manicured Mamas

Go check out these lovely bloggers ;)

Up next... the Versatile Blogger Award!

So amazing!! I was honored by Pretty & Polished Pointers!! Go check out her blog, it is absolutely lovely (and I am so jealous of her nails! Wish mine were shaped that perfectly!). Here are the rules:

Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
  1. Let them know that you have nominated them.
  2. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
  3. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
  4. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your blog post. 
This was tough for me... these awards have been going around, and I really wanted to make sure I honored some lovely ladies who hadn't already received it! So, after a lot of thought, and searching through all of the blogs I follow...

Here are my 15:
1 - Melinails
2 - Munchy's Nails
3 - Perfect Polish
4 - Pixel's Polish
5 - Polished Paradise
6 - Presh Polish
7 - Pretty In Paint
8 - Quite Polished
9 - Sweet Surcee
10 - The Beauty Lounge
11 - The Charm of Nail Polish
12 - Get Lacquered!
13 - MixedMama
14 - Mega Nailattude
15 - Lacquered Pamper

7 Random Facts about me:
  1. I am 27 years old.
  2. I'm a third generation native Arizonan, who's family was one of the thirteen founding families of Scottsdale
  3. My Great, Great Uncle was John O'Sullivan... the last ever Heavy-weight, bare-knuckle boxing Champ of the World (10 years straight!)
  4.  I have been married to my wonderful hubby and best friend for 3 years. 
  5. My mom owns a bar... that's pretty fun.
  6. I am a Payroll Specialist for a Denny's restaurant franchisee... I am the payroll department for 36 restaurants (and growing)... so I stay pretty busy! Ha!
  7. As if I don't have enough on plate, I also sew and knit lol... my BFF and I are opening an Etsy shop on April 30th with our purses, diaper bags, aprons, etc, etc lol... It's called Madly Simple (and once I get some extra cash, I plan on making custom glitter polishes the match the purses ;)
I again want to thank all of my lovely nominators... I'm All Polished Off, My Nail Journey, Lace & Lacquers and Pretty & Polished Pointers!!! Thanks ladies, it truly is an honor to be among you ;)