Liebster Award

Happy Friday Ya’ll! I’m so excited to have been nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Jenn over at Crown Me in Glitter! If you’ve never heard of the Liebster award, it’s an online recognition given by bloggers to other new bloggers for enjoying their work. The intent behind it is to award awesome, new up and coming blogs within our writing community.


I’ve been following Jenn’s cute lifestyle blog since I started blogging and she’s such a sweet person with a super adorable daughter! We also mutually share a love for Target, makeup, and all things sparkly, so we were pretty much destined to be blogger friends! Oh and she’s also a fellow Virginian! Please check her blog out here if you haven’t already, and be sure and show her some blog love!

11 Questions:


What is your favorite ice cream? It’s a close tie between Edy’s Cookie Dough Ice Cream or Breyer’s Hershey’s Caramel Kisses Ice Cream, although I’ll pretty much eat any type of ice cream. 🙂


What is your drink of choice at Starbucks? I’d buy a drink for the person behind me, because I don’t drink coffee! (I know, I know I’m such a minority)


If you could be any candy, what would you be and why? Reese’s Pieces- they’re pretty, delicious, and are that perfect mix of chocolate and peanut butter.


Who is your favorite Friends character!? (Please don’t tell me you don’t watch Friends!)  Monica was/is my favorite character! She’s smart, down-to-earth, and she always kept me laughing! Also, we share that whole cleaning freak thing. 🙂


Favorite childhood memory? In general I loved growing up and playing on the farm at my grandparents house with all of my cousins and brothers. There was never a dull moment and I remember life was so carefree back then.


If you could only keep 5 material items for the rest of your life, what would they be? Wow, I always struggle with these types of questions. In keeping it really basic: notebook & pen, cell phone, a comfy outfit, mascara, and lipstick. Haha I realize that’s probably a horrible answer.


If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to!? Definitely the 1940’s for the women’s fashion.


Are you usually late, on time, or early? I’m usually 5-10 minutes early. I’m one of those who believes it’s disrespectful to show up late for things so unless it’s an emergency I’m always on time.


Summer or winter? Summer, definitely! Warm weather, cute clothes, the beach, I mean what’s not to love?!


What is your favorite thing to shop for? Makeup, of course! I’m such a girly-girl and I love just leisurely browsing the makeup aisles and looking at all the new products and colors out, and trying to come up with new makeup looks to try.


What is your favorite thing about blogging? Meeting so many amazing people from all parts of the world that I would have never met otherwise. It’s so cool to find out that so many others out there can relate to you and I really enjoy helping inspire others- whether it is through a makeup tutorial, a craft, a recipe, or though a post of encouragement, it’s such a rewarding feeling.


11 Quick Facts About Me:
I’m a middle child with two brothers, each exactly 3 years apart
I’ve lived in Virginia most of my life
I could eat tacos every day alongside chips and salsa
I’ve never been to the West Coast
I enjoy gardening/landscaping
I have 1 tattoo and got it on my 18th birthday
A comfy t-shirt and leggings is always my outfit of choice at home
I own entirely too many pairs of shoes
I love to shop but I’m definitely a bargain shopper
I find humor in the smallest things and I’m always smiling and laughing at something
It would be an absolute dream to have my own cosmetics line/fashion brand one day

My Nominees:
I would like to nominate the following gorgeous ladies for The Liebster Award. It’s always nice to find other bloggers out there who share similar interests and make you truly excited to read their blogs every day. I can’t say enough nice things about each of these wonderful bloggers, but just know that they each have amazing  blogs and will definitely make you feel welcome on their blog. 🙂

Jennifer at Jenuine Happiness
Nadine at Life By Nadine Lynn
Andrea at Living on Cloud Nine
Kim at The Thirty Something Life
Sarah at Bows and Clothes
Lindsey at Brushing Our Way Through Life
Kate at Green Fashionista
Carol at Perfectly Imperfect Love
Leslie at This is For Keeps
Rebecca at Knit by God’s Hand
Lindsay at It’s Simple Lindsay

My 11 Questions for You:

Why did you start blogging?
How did you choose your blog name?
What is your favorite part about being a blogger?
Which of all of the posts you’ve written is your personal favorite? (Please share the link, so we can read!)
What one materialistic item could you not live without?
Favorite season of the year?
Early bird or Night owl?
Favorite dessert item?
Favorite childhood memory?
What is your life motto?
If you could give others one piece of advice, what would it be?

The Official Rules Of The Liebster Award
Thank the Blogger that nominated you in your post and link back to their site
Display the Liebster Award logo on your blog
Answer 11 questions from the Blogger that nominated you
Tell your readers 11 random facts about you
Nominate 5-11 Bloggers with less than 1000 followers for the Liebster Awards
Ask your nominees to answer 11 questions

Thanks again to Jenn for nominating me for this award and congratulations to all of my nominees! Please do check out all of their blogs and make some new friends! 🙂


Have a Wonderful Weekend!- Cara


Linking up on Family Fun Friday, Flaunt it Friday, Pretty Pintastic Party, That Friday Blog Hop, and No Rules Weekend Blog Party

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  1. Mistle wrote:

    I love posts like these because I get to know more about the blogger. I love tacos as well!! I typically eat them once a week. I know so not healthy but its addicting. Reese’s are my favorite! I also love shopping for makeup. It’s a weakness of mine. I just went to Ulta yesterday and spent way too much money. I’m glad I got to know more about you cara.

    Posted 3.16.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! Yes it’s a tight competition between tacos and pizza in this household (super healthy!-haha) Hope you were able to catch some of the amazing deals at Ulta right now! 🙂

      Posted 3.16.16 Reply
  2. Nickie wrote:

    That was fun to get to read about you!! Congratulations on the nomination, I have my fingers crossed!

    xo, Nickie

    Posted 3.15.16 Reply
  3. I love posts like these! It’s great to get to know more about you! I love cookie dough ice cream as well! Rachel is my favorite Friends character. I love summer, too!

    Thanks so much for nominating me!


    Posted 3.14.16 Reply
    • You’re welcome! Cookie dough ice cream is seriously the best 🙂

      Posted 3.15.16 Reply
  4. Ashley wrote:

    I just stumbled across your blog and found far too many things I could relate to (police wife, for starters!)! I most definitely think you need to make a trip to the West Coast. And high five to chips and salsa junkies 🙂

    Posted 3.12.16 Reply
    • Oh that’s awesome! I hope to make it out to the West Coast soon, and I seriously could eat them everyday-haha. Checking out your blog now! 🙂

      Posted 3.13.16 Reply
  5. Congrats!!! It’s great to get to know you! I’m more of a winter gal, myself though. 😉

    Posted 3.12.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! I love the pretty snow but the cold weather gets me-haha

      Posted 3.12.16 Reply
  6. Whitney wrote:

    Monica is my favorite, too! My favorite episode is when she’s hosting a dinner party and someone suggests they use the good china. Her response is something along the lines of, “Is the Queen of England coming for dinner??” I can definitely relate to her type of crazy 🙂 Such fun questions & answers 🙂

    Posted 3.12.16 Reply
    • Haha I love that episode, and I’d probably react the same way 😉

      Posted 3.12.16 Reply
  7. Monica is my favourite friends character too! Great post, lovely blog.

    Becky |

    Posted 3.12.16 Reply
  8. Lindsay wrote:

    Congrats girl!! Loved getting to know know you a little more. Here’s to even more recognition for your blog in the future!

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  9. Alicia wrote:

    I love these! I wish I lived in the 40’s too!!

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! Wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to wear some of the gorgeous styles they wore back then?!

      Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  10. Congratulations!! How do you not drink coffee with two kiddos AND a job?! I drink decaf for the placebo effect haha

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! Haha I have no clue- it is probably odd that I don’t have some sort of vice, but oh well I guess it’s better that way 😉

      Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  11. Ashley wrote:

    I love the Liebster posts! They are so much fun to read and it is great getting to know the people behind these amazing sites! Congrats on the award 🙂

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! I agree, I love seeing everyone’s answers! 🙂

      Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  12. Candy wrote:

    Congreatulations! Great getting to know you better.

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  13. Lindsey wrote:

    Thanks for the nomination! You are so nice! I love Starbucks hot chocolate and ciders because I don’t drink coffee either. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • You’re welcome! Now that everyone’s telling me they sell other drinks and desserts, I may just have to stop by one morning and see what it’s all about! Thanks-you too!

      Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  14. Leslie wrote:

    I don’t drink coffee either but I do like Starbucks’ specialty lattes and teas. And the cake pops of course, haha. And I’m with you on being early. If I’m on time, I consider myself late. Thanks so much for the nomination, friend! You are too sweet! I loved getting to know you better!

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • You’re so welcome! Looking forward to seeing your answers 🙂

      Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  15. Jenn wrote:

    yay! Loved learning more about you! I have never been the west coast either! east coast gals for like!

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • Thanks Jenn! I’m hoping to venture out there soon, I hear it’s beautiful!

      Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  16. Chelsea wrote:

    Congrats, love! OH MY GOODNESS. How can you NOT drink coffee?!?!!! Haha. I LIVE on that shit.

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  17. Monica is my favorite too. Type As have to stick together!

    Have a great weekend!

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  18. Kristina @ Ms.Modify wrote:

    Congrats! That’s so exciting! I’m new to your blog,mso I look forward to connecting with you!

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  19. Nadine wrote:

    Awwwww thanks for the nomination friend!!!! I see some bloggers on your list I haven’t heard of before so i am going to have to check them out.

    I got my first tattoo on my 18th birthday too!!! Now 15 years later, I want to get my second on my 33rd birthday! I could eat tacos every day…and your dream is my dream!!!

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • You’re welcome! Everyone was so surprised when I “goody-two-shoes” got a tattoo before anyone else in my senior class. I felt like such a bad-a! haha Maybe we can collaborate in making that dream a reality-that’d be awesome! 🙂

      Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  20. Such a fun post! Yesss to summer, all the ice cream, and Monica Geller! And jealous that you don’t need your coffee in the morning, it’s a necessary evil! Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • Thanks! It’s probably better that I don’t drink it cause people are always talking about how addicting it is-haha Have a great weekend!

      Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  21. congrats!! woo hoo! That’s awesome. loved learning more about ya. i’m always early too. it gives me anxiety being late.

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  22. Congrats on the award. Loved reading your responses too.

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  23. Andrea wrote:

    Oh sweet girl, I am so honored you would nominate me for such a fun award. Kim from the 30 something life actually nominated me for last year and I had a blast with it! You have the best questions and I just love your 11 fun facts and getting to know you even more and your sweet soul! You are truly an angel and I hope you have the most wonderful weekend!

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • Aw thank-you and you’re so sweet, Andrea! You’re so welcome! I enjoy reading your blog daily, and I always look forward to all your sweet comments 🙂

      Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  24. Rebecca Jo wrote:

    Ahhh – thanks for the award friend. & congrats on getting it yourself – well deserved.

    Oh girl – go to Starbucks just for the other fun drinks. Their Peach Green Tea Lemonade is what sucked me into being a Starbucks addict first 🙂 & my husband is always in there getting the cherry oatmeal squares. Too much to enjoy. Better yet – stay away – you will become addicted 🙂

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • You’re so welcome! Haha you shouldn’t have told me they have desserts 😉

      Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  25. Congrats on the award! You need to jump on an airplane and come to the west coast. Although I’m technically one state east of the official “west coast”, it’s still my Happy Place!! Visiting from The Pretty Pintastic party.

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! I definitely want to visit! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  26. Jennifer wrote:

    This is so much fun! I love learning more about you.’I’m so with you on the ice cream! Also I didn’t realize you had two brothers, very cool. You would be an awesome cosmetics owner. If definitely trust to buy make up from you. I love your make up advice. Thanks so much for the nomination. I can’t wait to try this out and to check out some of the other blogs.

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • Aw, thank-you for your kind words! You’re so welcome and looking forward to reading your answers! 🙂

      Posted 3.11.16 Reply
  27. I love getting to know people with these things! We have a lot in common, especially the being late thing…if I’m going to be late, I get such bad anxiety and honestly will just cancel if I’m running too far behind 😮

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • Yes that drives me nuts, personally! Glad we share some commonalities 🙂

      Posted 3.11.16 Reply