07 February 2014

Because I'm A Newbie

I was recently nominated by two sweet bloggers {Tabitha at a hundred tiny wishes and Alison at LA VIE AMBROSE} to participate in the Liebster Award!

After spending some time with my friend Google, I learned [kinda] that the Liebster Award is passed around the blogging community to those who have fewer than 200 followers. This is simply a way of getting to know each other!

You list 11 facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you (I cheated and picked my 11 favorite questions asked by Tabitha and Alison.) Finally, you nominate a few more bloggers.

Sounds fun!

Here we go :)

  • I've lived in 8 different states so far (NJ, TX, WI, VA, AZ, TN, GA, AK.) 
  • I have a BA in Psychology. 
  • I attended 3 different universities (University of Arizona, ETSU, and University of Tennessee.) 
  • My birthday is in July.
  • I think loyalty is among the most important character traits.
  • My big toe is MASSIVE. 
  • I have 3 younger sisters.
  • My dishes don't match and I like it! 
  • I've never smoked. Not even tried it. (HIGH FIVE MOM AND DAD!)
  • I enjoy a cold beer every now and then... (Oh well. Can't win 'em all can ya?)
  • I'd rather be cold than hot. 


1. What was a profession you used to want to be, but are not now?

When I was in grade school I wanted to be a hair stylist. 
Ha! Not even close.

2. Why did you start blogging? Has it turned out to be what you expected?

I started blogging for several reasons.
Primarily as a way to journal life for ourselves/family but also to be a positive support/influence to anyone impacted by cancer. 

3. What was your clique growing up?

Is introverted snarky athlete a clique?

4. What's one piece of advice you'd give your younger self?

"Chill the F out!"

5. If you could live one day over again, what day would it be?
Hands down: Mallory's birthday.

6. How long have you been blogging?

1 month on February 9th :)

7. What is the story behind your blog name?

A whole lotta random. Ready?

M is what we publicly called Mallory while I was pregnant. 
M M= malignant/metastatic melanoma [the type of cancer I had]
Marry...I'm married
Mint as in I'm NOT in mint condition following all my surgeries and cancer treatments.
Merriment like the happy bs chatter that you run into on this blog.

Yep, I think that's all of the it.

8. Do you have any pets? Tell us about them.

I have two incredible dogs named Schatzi and LT. {You can read about my Schatzi here.}

Schatzi is a 4 year old Shiloh Shepherd and LT is a 3 year old belgian sheepdog/siberian husky mix. 

LT                                              Schatzi
LT is my awkward, goofy, lovable "baby dog." Schatzi is my guardian angel who likes to make sure everyone is following the rules.

9. If you had to choose between makeup and hair products (shampoo, etc. not included), which would you choose?

Makeup. My hair does what it wants anyway. 

10. Do you have a significant other? How did you meet?

Yep! My husband, Kyle. We met while while attending the University of Tennessee. 

11. Top three favorite blogs/bloggers.

Oh dear. If I have to pick my favorites right this minute I would choose:

Little Baby Garvin


I nominate:

Chelsea  @ Southern Charm
Hanna @ Simply Teasing
Laura @ Something Rosy
Ashlie @ The Red Door
Ashley @ Saving Money In Your Twenties
Kristin @ Sounds Of My Pitter Patter
Katie @ Going Coastal With The Plumes
Chantel @ A Harvest Of Blessing

Please let me know when you've posted your answers so I can check it out!

My questions for you are:

1. How did you decide on the title of your blog?
2. Dog or Cat?
3. What does your dream house look like?
4. Who is your fashion/style icon? [Ok, pick three.]
5. What are your 3 must have beauty products?
6. Hot or Cold?
7. Which blogs do you check daily?
8. If you have children what are their names? If you don't hit me with your favorite boy & girl names.
9. What's your drink of choice?
10. In your opinion, what is the best blog post you've written so far? Give us the link.
11. What is your favorite restaurant?

Have a FANTASTIC weekend!


  1. Wow I love the story behind your blog name! And I pretty much want to just cuddle your pups. :)

    1. :) They are great cuddle buddies.

      And I'm the queen of random. So funny--when I was talking to Kyle about my blog name I proposed "merry mint" and he responded: "That's a dumb name! You should call it Marry Mint because you're married." Yeah Kyle, huge difference...

  2. July 3rd birthday right here! :) Also didn't realize you were so new at blogging! I never would have known!

    1. High five for July Birthdays!!
      Thank you :) I can't decide when the right time is to invest in a professional design.... Kinda scary.

  3. Yay!! Congratulations on your nomination, I love finding Liebster nominees' blogs, it's easy to see why they've been chosen!


    1. Thanks Vanessa! I love getting to read other people's Liebster posts too!

  4. Woohoo! Loved reading this and thanks for the nomination! I had to do some research to figure out what it's all about as well ;) can't wait to answer the questions and nominate some other bloggers!! :)

  5. Thanks for the nomination! I just put the post up :)

  6. I've never tried a cigarette either, and I don't think they're worth trying, with all of the health risks and everything....just no. I've lived in 8 different houses in my life, but only 3 states and 1 country outside the US.

    1. Yay! Hi Rachel :) I think Cigarettes are dumb. What country did you live in??

  7. Fun stuff! Thanks for nominating me, I'll definitely answer these questions soon!!


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