I'm in with the cool kids!

This morning while I was blog-stalking freebie-stalking, I just happened to stop by my own blog and guess what?  Not 1, but 2 "cool kids" nominated me for a Liebster Blog Award!  Is it sad that I'm almost 40 and I still need to be accepted by the cool kids?  A Liebster Blog Award is given by bloggers to new bloggers that have less than 200 followers.  It is to show new bloggers that they are appreciated and to help spread the word about new blogs.  Thank you to Diane at Young Daze in 5th Grade and Bren at the Teacher Diaries.

The Rules:
- You must post 11 random things about yourself.
- Answer the Q's that the nominator gave you.
- Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
- Choose 11 blogs you love (with less than 200 followers) and link them in your post.
- No tag back (but please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster).

11 Random things about me:
1. I'm completely obsessed with my daughter, Lila.

2. I'm a bit of a name snob.  I always have an opinion about baby names.
3. I hate fish and love hamburgers!
4. I do my best work under pressure.
5. I heart coffee and chocolate.
6. I want someone to teach me how to make clipart!  I'm a doodler and I love doodle art!
7. I want to ride in a hot air balloon, but my husband is scared of heights.
8. I have black hair and I want to get blue streaks in my hair.
9. I wish I lived by the beach!
10. I am terrified to charge $$ for any product on Teachers Pay Teachers because I fear that no one will buy it!
11. My husband and I got engaged after 6 weeks of knowing each other.

Since 2 people nominated me, I'm going to answer 1-6 from Diane and 7-11 from Bren.  

1. Where is your favorite place you've ever visited? Bahamas or the Texas Hill Country
2. Can't live without teacher item? I'm not sure.  Probably a copier!  
3. Favorite holiday tradition? Easter Egg Hunts!  When I was little (4) I wanted to be the Easter Bunny when I grew up.  I was the Easter Bunny for 3 Halloweens!  My Grandma made me a bunny costume. I've got a pic somewhere.
4. Favorite book to read with your students?  For the littles, I like No David and Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom.  For upper-elementary I like Memoirs of a Goldfish and A Bad Case of Stripes.  
5. Why do you blog?  It's a creative outlet and I like to talk, so I just imagine that I'm talking to my "friends".  Sometimes I wonder if anyone is listening or if I'm rambling to myself.
6. Favorite TV show. General Hospital, yes I love Soap Operas. 
7. What lead you to decide you wanted to be an educator? My nephew.  I loved teaching him about letters and numbers through play as a child.   
8. How did you come up with your blog name? Well, originally it was "That New Crayon Smell".  I couldn't find or make a blog design that I LOVED.  I saw this piggy design and I kept coming back to it.  I only had 20 or so followers, so I decided to change my name and I think it works.  I still like "The Copycat Teacher" too.  
9. If you could time travel to any place or time, where would you go?
I'd go back to when my daughter was a baby.  I miss her baby days.  If you want something more adventurous, I'd move my family to Switzerland. 
10. You have the chance to appear on your favorite show, currently on air or past, what show would I see you on? General Hospital or All My Children Hands Down!  I've always wanted to be a Soap Star or a Soap Writer!  
11. Who is your celebrity crush? Kyle Chandler  

Blogs I'm Nominating:
1. Ms. O Reads Books
2. Natalie's Nook
3. Dots of Fun Clipart
4. Third Grade Tidbits
5. 1st Grade Fantabulous
6.Sent from my iPad
7. Timeouts & Tootsie Rolls
8. Hippo Hooray for Second Grade
9. Teaching with Hope
10. Two Tangled Teachers
11. The Curious Catfish

I liked my combo of Q's so I'm sending them to you, too...
1. Where is your favorite place you've ever visited? 
2. Can't live without teacher item? 
3. Favorite holiday tradition? 
4. Favorite book to read with your students?  
5. Why do you blog?  
6. Favorite TV show.
7. What lead you to decide you wanted to be an educator? 
8. How did you come up with your blog name? 
9. If you could time travel to any place or time, where would you go?
10. You have the chance to appear on your favorite show, currently on air or past, what show would I see you on?
11. What did you want to be when you grew up?

This Little Piggy Hates Shopping and I have soooo much to do!


Gina S. said...

Haha thanks for the award! I like to feel like a cool kid too... and in fact, I believe I have been given this award by 4 people now! I have got to get on to posting otherwise I am going to have 100 questions to answer soon! I will post soon :)

Donna said...

Of course you're a cool kid! I enjoy reading your blog. I like how you combined questions, too!

Young Daze in 5th Grade

DFrideley said...

Thanks so much for the kind words. I had to combine b/c I didn't have time to do 20 q's. Plus, who wants to read 20 answers!!

Ms. O said...

Oh, thank you! Will reply soon. ;]

Unknown said...

Hey! Thanks for nominating me for the Leibster Blog Award :)! I feel honored to be in with the "cool kids" too! There is something about "acceptance" that we need as teachers.
Here is my post:


Happy blogging :)!

Gina S. said...

Thank you! Here is my post! http://thirdgradetidbits.blogspot.com/2012/11/id-like-to-thank.html

Nikki T said...

AHA! I missed it. Should have known you would have been nominated already. Truly love your blog! :)