You have been nominated for a Liebster Award.
You have been nominated for a Liebster Award.


I just was notified that I was nominated for a Liebster Award for 2014!

Wait……… What is a Liebster Award. Just a second and I shall Google it.

Okay so basically it is an award given to newer bloggers to get to know one another. I am now a proud Liebster Award winner thanks to Christine over at Three Boy Circus. It’s kind of a fun question and answer.

Soo……. Let’s get started!

The Rules:

  1. Post the award on your blog. (Done)
  2. Thank the blogger that nominated you and link back to their blog. (Done)
  3. Write 11 Facts about yourself. (Crap, that means I have to do some reflection which is never pretty)
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers whom have less than 1000 blog followers, that you feel believe are deserving of this award and you want to get to know better. (Can DO!)
  5. Answer the 11 questions that were asked by your award presenter and pose 11 questions of your own. (AWE more thinking)


11 Random facts about myself:

  1. My favorite kind of shoe is Georgia Romeo.
  2. I have owned a minivan, it was a Chevy Venture.
  3. I LOVE music. Country and old Rock mostly.
  4. I really enjoy camping, the kind of camping that you have no cell service and no people.
  5. My birthday is IMPOSSIBLE to say. 12/19/85, say it out loud and you will know why. People always ask me what day….. Super annoying.
  6. I really like to hit things. That’s why I take Krav Maga. 
  7. I was a bull rider in High School.
  8. I really enjoy cooking, and making food from scratch. Pasta is one of my very favorite things to make.
  9. I am older than my closest sibling by almost 10 years.
  10. I am a die hard Oregon Ducks fan.
  11. I have broken lots of bones. Everything from my elbow, to fingers, nose, and toes!


The Questions I was given:

  1. If you could live anywhere, where would you choose? Honestly I already live here. I love living in the Pacific Northwest. However to be fair I should pick a place farther away from home. So I am going to have to say Germany. I love germans, the German language and their education system is amazing! That and Germans are very efficient. I think it would be a good fit.
  2. Are you a dog person or a cat person? Can I be both? I have had some of the coolest cats ever, but I currently have one of the most amazing dogs ever. Toby is super patient and so well mannered. (His English gets better when he wants a cookie though…)
  3. How did you choose the name for your blog? Well after weeks of indecision and checking domains trying to find way to describe myself in a fairly memorable way without being super offensive, my husband “The Mister” said what about “No Minivan Mom?” Hu, seemed to fit, especially since I don’t drive a minivan, and I am a mom. I like it, and I guess that’s what matters.
  4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hopefully, we will be living in our own home, in the same neighborhood, and I will be writing full time. In addition to being a Stay-At-Home mom. (So basically living down the street doing what I do now…….. Just with older kids.)
  5. What is your favorite meal to cook (or eat at a restaurant)? I love to cook, one of my favorites to make and is a go to staple in this house is Sausage Potato and Kale soup. Sounds strange but I can make it from scratch even while camping. (Infact I do make it every single camping trip)  My favorite meal to eat in a restaurant is a big fat steak, with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. (I can make it here too and it is yummy, however if I don’t have to cook it then really anything is my favorite)
  6. What is one thing you want to learn how to do? I really would like to learn how to snorkel. I love fish and swimming, however I have never been anywhere that snorkeling was an option. As in the Pacific Northwest the water is much too cold to do a whole lot of swimming.
  7. Favorite holiday? Christmas, I love wrapping gifts and spending money. I also get to cook a large family meal. We generally have holidays at our house since it’s easier. (We are the only ones with kids)
  8. Do you have a nickname you go by? I have so many nicknames……. However, the one that I get called the most is Panda.
  9. Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 14-year-old self? So many things, that would be another blog post or book in and of itself. One thing that I can think of off the top of my head is “You have worth, treat yourself as such”
  10. Best book you’ve read recently? The book that I read most recently is called ” First Life” by RJ Crayton if you have the opportunity to read it you should. It was amazing! I was hooked from the first chapter.
  11. Who is the most inspiring person you know?  This is a tough one for me. I can think of several people that are very inspiring and influential in my life. However I think that my father takes that award. My father was a single father raising 4 children. You read that right, my single father. He was left with me, and three infants. He managed to raise all four of us, well he is still raising 2 of them. My sister is in college and I have been out of the house for over 10 years. My father didn’t screw us up and I have finally realized that he was right about pretty much everything. Just don’t tell him that. 

My 11 questions for my nominees:

  1. Why did you start a blog?
  2. What is your favorite piece of clothing?
  3. Have you (do you) played sports? If so which one(s)?
  4. What is your favorite thing to drink?
  5. What is your favorite movie?
  6. If you could go back and change one thing from your past, would you? (Life might be different if you do.)
  7. Do you have any bad habits?
  8. If you could spend a day with one person influential on history, who would it be?
  9. Who is the one person you wish you had more time with?
  10. Are you a morning person?
  11. What is your favorite candy?

My Nominees:

  1. The brave mama over at Love is all you need
  2. Hilary at Hilary’s Crafty Designs
  3. Marielle at Lady Marielle
  4. Courtney at My Life with my AuSome Son
  5. Jordan at A Bushel and a Peck
  6. Ree at Be Blessed
  7. Sherry at God Life Happy Wife
  8. Silvie at My Silly Little Gang
  9. Taurren at Have a Bite

Well I could only come up with 9 at the moment that don’t already have a Liebster Award.

Happy getting to know each other!!








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