Thursday, April 17, 2014

Liebster Award

This blogging thing has been getting more and more exciting! I am loving it! Last week I received an awesome little surprise when Leslie from the Martin Manifesto nominated me and my little blog for the Liebster  award!!

So, what is this Liebster thing I am referring to!?! It is an award that helps promote other small, up and coming blogs to readers and is given from one blogger to another. The award gives a shout out to blogs that are just getting up and running in hopes that it will draw more attention to their blog and grow their numbers. I am SO grateful that Leslie decided to nominate my baby blog for this award {thank you, thank you, thank you girl!!} It really makes my day to know that people actually read my posts and enjoy coming back to the blog to see what is new! :) I have gained so many new blogger friends in the short time I have been doing this blog gig and I love it! THANK YOU again Leslie!!!!

There are a few rules that come along with the Liebster Award:
  1. Acknowledge your nominating blogger. {I have already mentioned her above but go check ou Leslie's page  she is super cute and has some awesome Leslie Loves (recommendations for things such as the best hand bag for Spring!)}
  2. Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger has listed for you.
  3. List 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate up to 11 small blogs {fewer than 200 followers} that you follow and believe in promoting.
  5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you've nominated.

 I will start by answering Leslie's questions:

1. Why did you start your blog? 
My blog started out as an outlet for me as my husband starts Nurse anesthesia school this fall. I love fashion, food and networking and figured that starting a blog would be a great way to express myself while he is busy studying!

2. What is the most rewarding aspect of blogging? the most challenging? 
Most rewarding: Gaining new followers and hearing people say: "I love reading your blog!". 
Most challenging: Knowing what to post sometimes and growing my blog audience.

3. Of all the blog posts you've written, which is your ultimate favorite and why? 
I really like my first blog post that I did, introducing my blog. I look at it as a celebration of a new beginning and a new journey!!

4. What is your "must have" beauty/hair product? 
I love my Pureology products!! I especially like my Pureology 21, it has 21 benefits and smells great! I love using it as a leave in conditioner for my hair.

5. What is the best gift you've ever been given? 
Ohh... this is a hard to just choose one thing. My sister put together a photo book of our wedding/honeymoon in Mexico and I love it because I enjoy looking back through it and reminiscing about the memories we made!! Such a great idea and keepsake item!

6. What is the highest priority on your bucket list? 
I would love to travel to Europe someday!

7. Who is your style icon? 
Yasi from Hello, Gorgeous Blog!! Her sense of fashion and what she pairs together is amazing!! She has great style!

8. What is your guilty pleasure? 
Two things: Biggby coffee and shopping! I am addict of both!!

9. What is the best advice you ever received? 
I once read the quote  "Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle" and I believe it is SO true! I also find this super helpful when it comes to my blogging; I cannot compare myself to other bloggers that have been doing it for years when I have just started out. Clearly I will not have as many followers and be as good at it as they are! Really, we should not compare ourselves to anyone at any point in life and just be happy with who and where we are and what we have! Comparison will only create jealousy and more negative energy.

10. If all jobs paid the same and you had the education/skills to do ANYTHING you wanted, what would you do for a living?
I would love to open my own cute little clothing boutique! I would really enjoy helping customers piece together outfits that they may not have normally picked themselves.

11. Which U.S. city is your favorite to visit?  
This is also a hard one but I would say it's a toss up between Austin, TX (such a FUN city with lots of live music and just a great vibe!) and Fort Myers Beach, FL (I love the beach town feel and relaxed atmosphere).


Now, 11 random facts about me!

1. I love to travel!! 
2.  I like sleep. I enjoy sleeping in and taking naps. I can take a nap any time of the day especially quick 20 minute power naps!
3. When I was little I wanted to be a teacher from like 1st-7th grades. 
4. I have way too many online boutiques that I shop at! :)
5.  I used to be very afraid of dogs and would not get out of the car if there was a dog at the place we were visiting. I was bit in the face by a dog when I was 5 which caused this fear. I overcome that fear and now have 2 of my own!
6. I grew up in a very small town on a small beef farm.
7. I like to dance and occasionally have a friendly dance off every now and then at the bar!
8. I hate doing the dishes and would be lost without my dishwasher!
9. I wish I knew more about being a "green thumb" and landscaping.
10. I enjoy checking the mail every day even if there is not anything I am expecting.
11. I like roller coasters and for awhile made a trip to Cedar Point every year for like 5-6 years!

My 11 questions for my nominees to answer:

1. What or Who has been your biggest inspiration for your blog?
2.  If you could be any celebrity, who would you be? Why?
3. Where is your favorite place you have traveled to?
4. If you won the lottery, what is one of the first things you would?
5. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
6. How do you grow/promote your blog? Any tips?
7. What is your favorite meal to make?
8. If you could travel to anywhere, where would it be?
9. Do you have a favorite book that you have read? If not a reader, favorite movie?
10. Cat or Dog?
11. What is your biggest next step/decision in your life?


Lastly, my nominations:

Lindsay @ Broke and Bougie
Mary @ Mary from the Mitten
Jessi @ Jessi's Design
Amanda @ Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Style
Brittany @ Perpetually Daydreaming
Alyssa @ Southern Abundance


Thank you again to Leslie at The Martin Manifesto for nominating Perfectly Scrubbed for the Liebster award! I am excited to be passing on the blog love to the nine ladies above and cannot wait to read more about you!

Happy Friday Eve loves!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!


  1. Ahhh Ashley thank you so much!!! Love your blog!!

    1. Thank you so much Lindsay! :) Have a good weekend girl!!


  2. Aw thanks for nominating me! I love reading your blog too! :)

    1. You are so welcome Mary!! Can't wait to see your reply!
      Have a good weekend!!


  3. Loved learning about you with your responses and facts! And thanks for the compliments! XOXO!

  4. Congrats on your award! You have a great blogging thing going! And it was nice to learn more about you!

    1. Courtney, thank you SO much for stopping by!!
      Have a good weekend!

  5. Loved getting to read more about you!! And girllll, Cedar Point 5 times a year is so great!!! Id always try to go twice... Once during the summer, and once during Halloweekend :) :)

  6. Congrats! Recently found your blog and loving it!

    1. Thank you SO much Laura!! That is awesome to hear, totally makes my day! Thank you for stopping by!
      Have a good weekend!