liebster award!

i have been nominated for the libester award! i honestly had no clue there was such a thing when shayla told me she nominated me, but i still felt pretty special to be nominated! so thank you thank you shayla & check out her blog! here are the rules: 
1. post 11 things about yourself
2. answer the 11 questions created by the person who nominated you
3. create 11 questions of your own to ask the bloggers to nominate
4. choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate and link them on your blog post
5. bloggers must be notified of their award!
6. no tag backs!

1. i am addicted to painting my nails. they probably get painted at least twice a week.
2. i have always had a love for boxes & packaging. if anyone got anything in what i thought was a great box i would keep it. my childhood bedroom has a lot of boxes under my bed.. in my closet.. on shelves.. & i still have a weakness for really great packaging. 
3. i'm a big into journals. i don't write long entries or all the time, but will put random thoughts down, pictures, things i like from magazines.. anything that i'm into at that present time. i have a huge collection of all my journals from the past years.
4. i would love to have a mini horse. it's a dream of mine.
5. i have a super teeny tiny mouth, which sometimes makes it difficult to eat sandwiches or burgers.
6. i have this thing where just knowing i'm within 30 minutes of the beach calms my nerves. 
7. milk has always been my beverage of choice. but i won't drink it from someone else's house unless i know them really well. 
8. sometimes i really like to make awkward situations. i'm not sure why, but i do. i've toned it down over the last couple years though.
9. i laugh at everything, especially if i'm nervous or uncomfortable. i also turn a lovely shade of bright red when i'm nervous, uncomfortable, or talking in a large group of people.
10. i can't go to sleep without putting aquaphor on my lips & get panicky when i realize i've left the house without chapstick of some sort.
11. i will do anything for a good picture. seriously.
1. what was the first record/tape/cd you owned?
if i remember correctly, i'm pretty sure a mix tape my oldest brother willie made for me. it had all the great songs from the 90's like the beastie boys, will smith, kansas & a ton of other great jams. i was thrilled when he gave it to me, i think i was about 8 or 9 & i thought it was the coolest thing on earth

2. if you could go to dinner with anybody alive today (that you don't know), who would it be?
this is such a hard question... i know who i would pick if they didn't have to be alive. but alive is a tough one. i would probably pick gwen stefani because i've got a huge girl crush on her & have a pretty big love for no doubt.
3. when you're asked to introduce yourself to a new group of people and are supposed to tell one thing about yourself, what do you say?
i always get caught off guard when i have to answer that question. i mean, i feel like i have nothing terribly exciting to say, but lately i say that i bungee jumped off the bridge over the zambezi river in africa. it was honestly the worst, most terrifying experience of my life..
4. what's your favorite form of social media: blogging, instagram, facebook, or twitter? why?
i'd probably have to go with instagram... with blogging a close runner up. i really just love looking at pictures and seeing what people have been up to in their lives. plus it's super convenient & easy to use. i can check it super easily, & post easily. i'm all about the easiness of things. &&& i love blogging because  i get to see a ton of pictures people take & even read a bit about it & get to know them. it's just harder for me to keep on top of, but i try!
5. if you could only shop at one clothing store/website for the rest of your life what would it be?
i would probably have to pick nordstrom because i'd be able to dress myself for the rest of my life! originally i was going to say free people... but i can't really be a 60 year old in their clothes, at least i don't think i can. annnnyways, nordstrom has pretty much all the clothes that i love, including a lot of free people clothes, great shoes, jewelry, makeup & purses, they've got it all!
6. what was your favorite childhood movie?
favorite childhood movie was/still is beauty & the beast. i've always loved it & i still like to break it out & watch every once in a while. i'm honestly a child at heart.
7. what is the weirdest nickname that you've ever been called?
i've had a ton of nicknames growing up.. kerbear, junebug, toot, baby.... & a lot more. but the weirdest/my least favorite that i've ever heard is harry mullet. kerry mullin = harry mullet. pretty clever & a bummer, right? i first was called it in elementary school by a boy named jeremy. lucky for me, we went to different middle schools & i thought i'd never hear it again... buuuut as life would have it, freshman year of highschool, i walked into my first class of the day & the first thing i heard was "harry mullet" from the back of the class room. he switched to my highschool. lucky me
8. what is the best meal you've ever had?
i've had a lot of delicious meals, & i can't even imagine which was my favorite, there are way too many to pick from. so instead i'll just go with what my favorite thing to eat is, cause it's a bit easier for me. my absolute favorite are thinness, which are known to the rest of the world as crepes. thinnies are the name my family has given to them, & they're the breakfast we grew up having on the weekends & for special occasions like birthdays & holidays. all we put on them is butter & sugar, but i also looove nutella on them with bananas too!
9. what is your favorite school subject and why?
i have two: art & english. my passion is drawing & painting, i love it & always have. whether its just doodling or a full blown project i love it & i love that there is a class devoted to just drawing & painting & making stuff. it's my favorite, & it's what i spent the majority of my college career taking, until i switched my major. & i love english because i'm a closet nerd & i love reading & weirdly like writing papers. i would totally choose to write a paper over ever taking a test if i could.
10. if you could live in any country right now, where would it be?
picking one country is hard. but i think i've narrowed down my list to italy or switzerland. switzerland because its absolutely gorgeous, has a ton of stuff to do, & is super outdoorsy which i love. italy because of the super laid back lifestyle, go with the flow ease, delicious gelato on every street corner, it's beautiful & there's a beach.. which is a pretty big deal for me.
11. johnny depp or brad pitt? from the 90's of course.
this is the hardest question of them all for sure. but i'm gonna go with brad pitt. i mean, meet joe black, a river runs through it, legends of a fall... he is a baaaabe in all of those. but present day: johnny depp. brads gone a little down hill with all those kids & it makes me sad. 
1. what is the scariest thing you have ever done in your life?
2. if you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go & why?
3. what is your favorite book/series?
4. what is your go-to phrase that you say the most?
5. if you could only listen to one album/record/ or song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
6. if you could do anything for a job, what would you choose?
7. what is your favorite quote?
8. are you an extrovert or introvert? 
9. what is your favorite movie of all time & why?
10. if you could go to any concert, whether they dead or alive, broken up or together, who would it be?
11. where do you see yourself 5 years from now? 
1. whitney from created by whitney
3. chloee from & so she says
4. rachel from feel good time
5. sara from simply sara
6. stephanie from owls in my heart
7. jane from simply jane
8. shawnee from the s diaries
9. marta from martasrata
10. lara from sincerely, lara
11. sarah from al+sar


  1. thank you for the nomination, my dear! and i am right with you on that embarrassing box collecting thing. seriously, so many boxes piled up in the closet, in the spare room, everywhere.

  2. Yay, you're the cutest and I love your blog! I am excited to do the Liebster Award, thanks for the nomination! I do always hate filling these out, because I feel like I am boring and no one cares hahahah. Ps. We need to hang out soon again.

    Xo. Nicole

  3. i love all your answers...harry was quite clever! and it's too bad that having a bunch of kids makes you go 'down hill'...remember that!!!