February 16, 2015

I'm Nominated for the 2015 Liebster Award

Lecy at Simple Life, Happy Wife has kindly nominated me for the 2015 Liebster Award! It is an award in the blogging community given by bloggers to bloggers. You can only be nominated for it by another blogger. Thanks, Lecy! Her blog is all about living simply without enjoying it less. She's a wife, mom of three furry critters, jewelery designer, and so much more. Be sure to check out her blog.

There are 6 rules for the Liebster Award
  1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated them and display the award.
  2. Answer 11 questions the nominating blog gave you.
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate up to 11 bloggers you think are deserving of the award.
  5. Let the 11 bloggers know you've nominated them via social media.
  6. Give them 11 questions of your own to answer.
The 11 questions Lecy gave me and my answers
  1.  How did you decide on the name of your blog?
To us, being a stay-at-home mom is more than caring for our kids, it's cleaning, cooking, baking, crafting, gardening, budgeting, shopping, researching, educating -- well, you get the picture. We decided wanted to encapsulate this with our blog title, but how to cram that much into a few words? After much debate, many thrown out ideas and desperation wondering if there would ever be agreement, a name was finally selected. And thus, K&M: The Stay-at-Home-Life was born in March 2014.

  2.  How many unread emails are sitting in you inbox? (be honest!)
I keep up with my inbox pretty well. Anything in there is junk I just haven't deleted yet.
  3.  What is your favorite food?
Cake! White with vanilla buttercream frosting to be precise.
  4.  What is one wardrobe staple you can't live without?  
My hoodie and comfy pants. 
  5.  Do you have children?
Yes, two! M2 and B.
  6.  What is your favorite social media platform and why?
I'm a Facebookaholic. It allows me to keep in touch with family and friends who don't live close to us--like K!
  7.  What is something you do, smell, taste that immediately takes you back to your childhood?
Roses. They always remind me of my aunt.
  8.  What is the best thing (in your opinion) about blogging?
I love how I get to do what I love (write) about what I love (my life and family) and share both with our readers.
  9.  What is your guilty pleasure?
The previously-mentioned cake!
10.  Where state/country are you from?
11.  What 5 things do you always have to keep in your purse/bag?
My wallet, phone, antibacterial wipes, tissues, and Chapstick.

My 11 random facts
  1. I have lived in a number of states in the north and south.
  2. I love animals! I'm always wanting to take in strays or adopt more but know three kitties is enough for us right now.
  3. I have a weakness for animals with one eye. I don't know why. They're just so cute!
  4. I think black cats are lucky.
  5. I also think the number 13 is lucky.
  6. I loooove tea. My kitchen has an entire tea cabinet. I'm not too big on coffee.
  7. I'm totally a country girl, not a city girl. The city is nice to visit, but I wouldn't want to stay.
  8. I like to camp.
  9. I love to sing.
  10. My favorite wine is Moscato.
  11. As a kid, I would read many books all at once and somehow keep track of what was going on in each.

My 11 questions to these ladies
  1. Tea or coffee? What flavor specifically?
  2. What is your favorite quote?
  3. What is the hardest part of being a mom?
  4. What is the best part of being a mom?
  5. Why did you start blogging?
  6. What is your favorite blog, other than your own?
  7. What is your favorite thing to cook or bake? Share the recipe!
  8. Who is your favorite music artist or group?
  9. What's your guilty pleasure?
  10. What is one item you couldn't live without?
  11. What is your best advice for other moms?


  1. Hi M! I'm taking some time today to check out the Liebster posts from all the ladies I nominated. I enjoyed reading a little more about you and I think it's a great thing you and K are doing with your blog. You're right - being a stay at home mom is not just about chilldcare, you also have to make sure the home is running efficiently. Hope you both have a great day! <3

    1. I am glad you like it. Thanks again!! :)

  2. That's exciting! Congrats on being nominated!

  3. I love Moscato wine too!
    coffee, do unto others as you would have do unto you, being calm, love, 2010, don't have one, chicken(I will), Jazz, wine, lipstick, go with your gut.

  4. Great to learn more about you and thanks for the nomination!

  5. I love the Liebster Award it's a great way to not only network but meet new people and get into your groove for writing! Well done love your questions and congratulations for getting the award

  6. Very cool! Congrats on the nomination. What a very cool way to help other bloggers! Very nice

  7. Hey! We have the absolute favorite food...white cake, with buttercream is my favorite! I just wish I kept up with email as well as you! I Enjoyed getting to know you better.

  8. Congratulations on being nominated! I think it is a true testament to you and your blog to be nominated especially by fellow bloggers! That is really saying something!

  9. Congratulations on being nominated, good luck hoping you win!

  10. Congratulations on your nomination! I'm excited for you! Keep it up!

  11. White with vanilla buttercream frosting - yum! congratulations on your nomination :)

  12. congrats on the nomination. great post!

  13. Awesome - congrats! I love to sing as well :)

  14. What an honor! Congratulations on your nomination! I look forward to seeing what the future holds for your blog.

  15. What an honor! Congratulations! I look forward to seeing what the future holds for your blog.

  16. Congrats on being nominated. Such a great honor.

  17. congrats M, Great post I know you will do a good job and meet some good people who are positive.

  18. Congrats! It was fun learning a little about you. I too love Moscato wine. I like the sweet stuff. Congratulations again and keep up the good work.

  19. Well done on your award.
    I think black cats are lucky too :-)

  20. I really like how you go against the odds and prefer numbers and things that many people feel are unlucky. That's neat!

  21. Oh this sounds like fun. Great way to get to know so many bloggers and what makes them tick!

  22. I can't wait to work on my post! Thank you for the nomination!!!


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