Thursday, November 15, 2012

liebster award!

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well, we are pretty much in shock.  we got two liebster award nominations.  i repeat, two nominations!  we are so grateful and so excited!  if you don’t know what the liebster award is, let me explain.  in the blogging world, the liebster award is given by seasoned bloggers to a new-ish blog with 200 followers or less.  we were nominated by jen at the js chronicles and jessica at the only ten i see.  thank you so much to both of these ladies!  ok, so here are the liebster rules:

1) you must post 11 random things about yourself
2)  you must answer the questions that the nominator set for you
3) you must create 11 questions for the people that you nominate
4) you must choose 11 blogs that you love (w/ less than 200 followers) and link them to your post and let them know they were nominated.
5) no tag back

since we were nominated twice, we did one set of random facts and then answered the questions by both jen and jessica.  here goes: J

random facts by katie:

1) my brother is 6’1” and my sister is 5’11”.  i’m 5’3”.  makes for some funny family photos.
2) i had no imagination as a child, and still find myself struggling to imagine with my toddler.  thankfully, he got my brother’s imagination, which is enough for 10 people.
3) i secretly still want to be a country music singer.
4) i can’t stand the nails on a chalkboard sound.  makes me cringe and i think about it long after it’s over.
5) my parents took us on historical vacations every year.  i have been to more presidents’ graves than i can count.
6)  if i had a super power i would be invisible. 
7) i would make an awesome private investigator.  i can find out anything about anybody.  try me.  *side note: this is not necessarily an admirable quality.*
8) sadly, i am addicted to my iphone.  my husband would be on cloud nine if he heard me admit this.
9) my idea of a perfect date is hanging out on the back of a farm somewhere, sitting on a tailgate and talking about everything and nothing.  in my pearls of course. J
10) my longest relationship (other than my family) has been my friendship with casey.  we became friends at 2 years old and have been inseparable ever since.  not many people are blessed with that and i am very fortunate.
11) i would be completely content with a house full of boys.  being a mother of a girl scares me to death.  i would not have wanted to be my mother when i was between the ages of 12 and 17.

random facts by leshia:

1)  i've been married for 8 years and it was my husband that wanted the big wedding, not me.  i would've been happy running to vegas and getting married.  vegas is actually where we went on our honeymoon.
2)  speaking of the honeymoon, my next random fact is i am a homebody.  i even got homesick on my honeymoon!  like dorothy from the wizard of oz, there's no place like home.
3) my two favorite colors: purple and camoflauge. J
4) i have two boys, caleb is 11 and nickolas is 7.  they are my world.  nothing like having two mama’s boys. J
5) i do not like clutter.  i am not a neat freak, but i can’t stand clutter everywhere.
6)  i am a major daddy’s girl.
7) i like to deer hunt.  this past weekend was opening gun season here and i wasn’t able to go because i’m down and out and scheduled to have surgery in a couple weeks.  bummer. L
8) i love music!  from metallica to luke bryan, merle haggard to drake.  i love it all.
9) fast cars and big trucks.  enough said. J
10) if i could travel anywhere in the world it would be to europe.  i’d love to see all the landscapes and old buildings.
11) and on a totally random note, i think my dog lily is pregnant…..

questions from the only ten i see:

1. What is your fav nail polish color?
2. How did you come up with the name of your blog??
3. What do you love most about blogging?
4. Do you prefer coffe or tea? 5. What are you most excited for in 2013?
6. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
7. What's your favorite place to shop?
8. What's the last thing you bought at Target?
9. What's your go-to hairstyle?
10. What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?
11. What is your go-to beauty product? 


1)      my favorite nail polish color is navy.  i’m pretty obsessed.
2)      the name of our blog was born after many attempts at names that were already taken.  we think southern chic love is a great fit, though. J
3)      i think my favorite thing about blogging is being able to ramble about whatever i want to ramble about.  if a person wants to read it, great!  if not, i still got to spill my guts.
4)      coffee.  definitely.
5)      i think for 2013 i’m most excited to see what my little boy becomes in the next year.  this is such a fun age.
6)      if i could only eat one thing it would be pizza.  love love love it.
7)      my favorite place to shop would be target.  duh.
8)      last thing i bought at target was some eyebrow gel.  exciting, i know.
9)      my go-to hairstyle would probably be curled and half up.  can’t mess up a half-up do.
10)   probably the nicest thing ever done for me would be something from my parents.  they are the most giving people ever.  it would be hard to narrow that down.
11)   my go-to beauty product would have to be concealer by amazing cosmetics.  it can mask some serious dark circles.


1)      I usually just go with what i'm feeling at that moment when i'm getting a manicure.  but, i can almost promise you that it will not be a shade of pink.  
2)      after trying several different blog names and them all being taken, katie came up with southern chic love.  we knew we wanted something southern and chic which explains our decor and fashion style.
3)      i love the comments and meeting new friends.  The bloggy world is so nice and welcoming.  
4)      tea.  i’m not really a coffee or tea drinker, but if i had to choose it would be tea.  sweet, of course. J
5)      most excited to see our blog grow.  it’s fun and challenging.
6)      if i had to pick it would be totino’s frozen pizzas.  i could eat these every day of the week and have loved them since i was a kid.
7)      target!  enough said.
8)      probably my white sheers for the master bedroom
9)      ponytail of course.  humidity plus crazy frizzy, curly hair makes the ponytail and must in kentucky.
10)   oh my, this is a hard one.  i would just have to say that i have some amazing friends who have done so many special things for me.
11)   covergirl lash blast mascara.  even if i’m no going all out with the makeup, you won’t catch me without mascara on!

questions from js chronicles:

1) If you had to be on a reality show,which one would it be & why?
 2) What are the color of the socks you are wearing right now?
 3) What is your dream job if you could do anything?
 4) What is your biggest pet peeve in public?
 5) Have you ever played a sport? If so which ones?
 6) What was the last movie you saw in a theater?
 7) What was the worst present you ever received?
 8) Do you have any pets? If so what are they & what are their names?
 9) What is your favorite restaurant?
 10) What was your very first job?
11) What is your zodiac sign?


1)  i would be on the voice.  told you i still want to be a country singer!
2) black
3) see question one. J
4)  i cannot stand when someone blows their nose in public.  it grosses me out.  find a bathroom and have at it.
5) i played soccer in school.  that’s about the extent of my athletic ability.
6) oh wow.  seriously i think it’s been a year since i’ve been to the movies.  but i’m going this weekend. J
7) the worst present i’ve ever received was a john deere pillow case.  i re-gifted it at a white elephant exchange…mwa ha ha.
8) we have a blue heeler named jess, but she lives at the farm with my father-in-law.
9) my favorite restaurant…hmm...i love seafood, so i think i’d have to go with the old oyster factory in hilton head.
10) my very first job was at a tea room as the kitchen help. 
11) i am on the line of a cancer and a gemini.  i tend to be more of a gemini. J


1) oh goodness, this is kind of embarrassing. I would be on dallas cowboys cheerleaders: making the team.  Haha!  there are no greater cheerleaders than the dcc girls!
2)  i'm not wearing any socks!  at home in the bed J
3) my dream job would be to be a forensic scientist.  
4) my biggest pet peeve in public would be non-drivers!  i don't have as much road rage as some people i know, but the roads would be a lot better if people would just get out of my way! J
5) sports. a big no unless you count cheer leading as a sport.  i cannot throw/catch anything.
6) i think it was the woman in black.  my son and i love scary movies.
7) this one has got to be a griddle for my birthday.  yes, i wanted a griddle but i do not like things cooking related for my birthday.  i want something for me!
8) i have a cockapoo named lily.  With a house full of boys she is my only little girl.  i love her.
9) my favorite restaurant is johnny carino’s.  spicy shrimp and chicken please.
10) my first job was at wendy's.  
11) i am a libra in every sense of the word.  

so here are our questions for our nominees:
1) who is your favorite musician?
2) if you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
3) if you could time travel to another decade or century, what would it be and why?
4) what is your favorite lip product?
5) do you have a favorite recipe?  feel free to share! :)
6) what's your guilty pleasure?
7) how many pairs of shoes do you own?
8) what album could be the soundtrack for your life?
9) what advice would you give a new blogger?
10) who is your style icon?
11) what is the one thing you would like to instill in your kids? (present or future)

and the nominees are...... (drumroll please)
1) ellora @ creatively southern
2) lisa @ wannabe domisetic diva
3) samaa @ honey sweey home
4) amy @ casablanca transformation
5) lisa @ create inspire
6) tuula @ thrity rebel
7) claire @ the rustic pig
8) julie @ being home
9) katie @ loverly she
10) kate @ something ivory
11) beverly @ la la love, learn & laugh


  1. Congratulations on your awards! Your blog is great and I'm so happy for you! :D

  2. Thank you both for the nomination! Very fun! I will try to do my post asap!

  3. Thank you so much for the nomination!!! Sooooo fun!!!!! I'm off to do my post now!!! So excited!!!!

  4. Congratulations on your awards!! You have a great blog and I really enjoy it. I appreciate you thinking of me, but a while back I decided to be an award free and tag free blog. Thanks so much for the thought.
    Tuula :)

  5. Love that you were nominated TWICE! Congrats! Also love seeing what you ladies are up to. :) You stole all of the people I would have nominated! lol ;)

  6. Thanks so much for the nomination! This is my second one too and I'll be glad to share some more facts and answer some fun questions! It's an honor!!! :)

  7. Congratulations on your two nominations! Yay! Thank you so very much for the nomination.

    Time to go answer some questions. :)


  8. Congrats ladies! And I can't thank you enough for including me in this fabulous list of bloggers, I'm so touched! ps. i LOVE pizza too :)

  9. Thanks so much for the nomination! Ok I am really going to have to think about these questions!

  10. guys, I'm sorry I'm so late responding to this! thankyou so much for the nomination - I got 3 so I have to decide how to go about answering everyone's questions, lol

    have a great day :D

  11. Thanks girlies!! I appreciate the love you showed my bloggy blog!!

    Andddd if I had a super power, I would totes be invisible with you!! ;)

    I'm gonna answer your questions on herrr since I'm super delayed with my blogging!

    1) If you had to be on a reality show,which one would it be & why?
    I'd probably be on the Hills just so I can hang out with my bestie, LC (I know it's not on any more, but still..)

    2) What are the color of the socks you are wearing right now?
    Surprisingly white, and surprisingly they match!

    3) What is your dream job if you could do anything?
    OD consultant

    4) What is your biggest pet peeve in public?

    5) Have you ever played a sport? If so which ones?

    6) What was the last movie you saw in a theater?

    7) What was the worst present you ever received?
    A wooden cow with a missing ear (White Elephant party!) Fun times though!

    8) Do you have any pets? If so what are they & what are their names?
    YES.. 2 doggies. Choc lab is Moana, and Lab/Shephard mix is Marley

    9) What is your favorite restaurant?
    Olive Garden

    10) What was your very first job?
    Forever 21

    11) What is your zodiac sign?

    Thanks again for the love goooorls!!! xo, Bev