Sunday, January 4, 2015

And the Winner Is....

What a great way to start the new year, by getting an award! A Taste of the College Life started out as a class project for school and has grown into something that I love. I have developed such a love for blogging, and getting nominated for this is fantastic. It is the first award that A Taste of the College Life has won and I am so excited to see where 2015 will take me!

The Liebster Award is an award given from bloggers to bloggers and I was nominated by Meg at At Home with Meg. Thanks Meg!! My little blog is still little, but it is growing, and right now that is all I can ask for.

So here goes nothing!

Questions from At Home with Meg:

1. What do you love most about blogging?
I think the thing I love most is being able to write and it not be too serious. I have written a couple serious posts, but even posts on serious topics are fun to write because I'm not getting graded. There is just something about being able to blog and write about whatever is on my mind that I enjoy. 
2. Who is your favorite blogger that you get inspiration or motivation from?
I think one of my favorite bloggers is Rachael from A Rachael Way.  She was one of the first blogs that I followed regularly and I enjoy reading what she posts. Right now she is teaching in China, so go check her out. 

3. What is your favorite blog post you’ve written?
This is tough. I have two, I know, that's cheating, but it is two favorites because they are very different. One was the first post I wrote that got a lot of notice Dear Trojan Football. It has over 8,000 page views and is still viewed almost daily, 3 months after it was written. This post made me feel like I am actually doing something right. 

My other favorite post is something that is very near to my heart, Living with a Peanut Allergy. So many people don't understand what it really means to be allergic to something, especially as common as peanuts, but I want to make a point to let people know these things.

4. If you were on Survivor – what type of player would you be (a leader, a team player, a strategist, manipulator, etc)?
I would be a leader more than likely, it comes very naturally to me to lead. But I don't know if I would make it on Survivor, I am much more of a house and air conditioning kind of girl. 

5. If you found yourself on a deserted island, what five things would you want with you?
Is there a palm tree? Because I would definitely want a palm tree. I also want a boat, Jack Sparrow (because as I was once told, he can get out of everything), food, and good books.

6. What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
Set my oven on fire. It was completely unintentional, there was grease in the bottom of the oven and all of a sudden it burst in flames. It was so scary because I have never had anything like that happen before.

7. What is your favorite quote and why?
 "It will all be okay in the end, if it's not okay, it's not the end." It is just a constant reminder that everything will be okay and everything happens for a reason.

8. What was the last movie you saw and what are your top five movie picks?
The last movie I saw was one I watched with Alex over Christmas break and we watched The Internship. It was really funny, slightly inappropriate in certain points, but it was funny.

Top 5 movie picks (In no order)- Tangled, Legally Blonde, The Fault in Our Stars, The Notebook, The Princess and the Frog

9. Do you prefer to eat cookies, cake, cupcakes, or candy?
Umm...all of the above?

10. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
I would probably pay off a lot of my student loans because I don't really want that hanging over my head for a long time. Then I would go buy new clothes, because I like clothes!

11. What’s the first concert you ever went to?
First, and only, concert I went to was a Third Day concert in Atlanta that my mom won tickets to on the radio.

11 Facts about Me

1. I play five different instruments. Oboe, piccolo, piano, flute and English horn
2. I read the book P.S. I Love You on a band trip and cried the entire time.
3. My dream job is to have a talk show.
4. But I really would be perfectly content being a blogger and stay at home wife/mom.
5. I had never heard of Troy until my junior year of high school and this is the only school I applied to for college.
6. I cried during the last football game when we sang the Alma Mater and I sang with my sisters.
7. If I could, I would have an entire Pandora bracelet with the all of the Disney charms.
8. I know of 12 couples who have gotten engaged since Thanksgiving.
9. Coffee is acceptable to drink at any time of the day.
10. Sometimes I get random urges to clean at 11:00 at night.
11. I am newly obsessed with Gilmore Girls, I'm late I know.

11 Questions for my Nominees 

1. Why/When did you start blogging?
2. Where is your favorite place to blog?
3. Do you have a favorite sport/team?
4. If you were a shoe, what kind would you be?
5. What is one of your earliest memories?
6. When did you decide what you wanted to be when you grew up?
7. What is your favorite book turned movie? Did the movie live up to your expectations?
8. Do you have a staple recipe that you cook for any event?
9. What is your favorite color and why?
10. If you could be a Disney character who would you be?
11. What do you do to relax?

And my 11 Nominees are...

  1. Erin's Sharings
  2. Unfold and Begin
  3. AshleyZoe
  4. Orthodox Sunflower
  5. La Bella Vida Design
  6. Keeping Up with Makayla
  7. Style Island
  8. Bella and the City
  9. Kimberly's Chronicle 
  10. The Life You Love 
  11. Wanderlust in the Midwest 
These blogs are a great modpodge of everything in the blogging world, so go check them out. (That is the point of the Liebster Award!)

Thank you again to Meg for nominating A Taste of the College Life!!

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  1. Great post, Felecia! I love your quote; reminds me that there is always hope in the future.

  2. Thanks for the nomination Felecia! I've been nominated before and have already nominated others, but I'm really appreciative you thought of my blog!!


    1. Oh, well I have enjoyed reading your blog! :)

  3. Thank you for nominating me!