Liebster Award!

A while back I was nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely, Sami of Sparkle and Shine! Her blog is awesome and you should all check it out. 

The rules of this award are: 

– 11 Random Facts about yourself
– Answer the 11 questions the awarding blogger has posted for you
– Nominate 11 bloggers (with less than 200 followers)
– Let the bloggers you have nominated, know you nominated them!
– No tag backs

Random Facts

1. I used to hate running and only did it because I played sports. Now I actually enjoy it.
2. I started playing rugby my sophomore year of college with no previous experience. Yes, girls’ rugby is just like men’s rugby.
3. I had meningitis when I was three and had a 5% chance of living.
4. I was an English major in college and have always loved to read.
5. I had a solo in third grade but seem to have lost my talent for singing (minus the shower and car).
6. I graduated college last year and now I am working my first post-grad job in publishing.
7. Growing up I wanted to be on the US Women’s Soccer team.
8. I have a serious sweet tooth.
9. I moved around a lot as a kid but stayed within the same county.
10. I am one of 19 grandchildren (on only one side).
11. I started this blog as a school project but started to love blogging and have continued for over a year!

My questions from Sami

1. If you were stuck on an island and could only have three items with you – what would you bring?
My phone, my boyfriend, my sneakers
2. What was the last show you binge watched on Netflix?
New Girl
3. What’s the last thing you bought?
Snow boots! Winter in the north east has been tough.
4. Who is your favorite Disney character?
Winnie the Pooh
5. Backstreet Boys or NSync?
Backstreet Boys
6. What was your favorite show as a kid?
Full House
7. What’s your favorite book?
The World According to Garp
8. What is your dream job?
Working for a magazine
9. If you could eat dinner with anyone – dead or alive – who would you pick? Why?
My grandparents who died before I was born
10. What’s your favorite restaurant?
An Italian restaruant near where I went to college
11. What are your blogging goals?
I just reached 50 followers which was a goal of mine so now it is to reach 100 followers!

My questions

1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What is your favorite movie?
3. What’s the last thing you ate?
4. Ice cream or cake?
5. Who is your role model?
6. What was your favorite subject in high school?
7. What’s your favorite song at the moment?
8. What’s your most visited website (other than you blog)?
9. Do you have a hobby? If so, what is it?
10. What is something that you want to learn how to do?
11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

And my lovely nominees

All of these girls are from the Her Campus Blogger Network and all have really great blogs so please check them out! I also broke the rules here and nominated 12 people because they are all so great!

1. Harper:


3. Katrina:

4. Shannon:

5. Alex:

6. Ashley:

7. Tenisha:

8. Claire:

9. Leigha:

10. Mitangi:

11. Laura:

12. Catherine: