Liebster Award!

Hey there guys!  Guess what!!?  It must be award season because there are a ton of blogger awards flying around the web.  Well, would you believe it but the lovely Paige at Fit Not Fad nominated me for the Liebster Award!  I know!  LIke the Sunshine Award, the Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers.  This one recognizes bloggers with less than 200 followers as up and comers (aka, if you like it here, tell your friends! 😉 ).  But in all seriousness, I was totally humbled and excited that Paige nominated me.  In just one and a little bit year of blogging I feel like my life has changed dramatically so it’s always nice to know that someone recognizes something I find so dear.


So here are the rules:

After receiving the nomination, the blogger must:
1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger;
2. Share 11 random facts about yourself;
3. Answer 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you;
4. List 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers (as best as you can tell based on the info provided!). They should be bloggers that you believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love!
5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers that you nominated to answer; and
6. Let all of the bloggers know that they’ve been nominated.  You cannot nominate the blogger that nominated you.
So here we go!
11 Random Facts About Me!
1. Ever since I was a toddler I would fold my ears in when they were cold.  My ears have surprisingly little cartilage!  How’s that for random!
2.  Speaking of ears, I have two piercings in each ear.  The first hole I had done when I was about eight years old.  The second one I did myself when I was in high school and they are not even!
3.  I have nicer workout gear than work gear (i.e., the clothes I wear to work).  
Lululemon outfit 1
4.  Up until I broke my elbow, I had basically no serious injuries EVER in my life!
5.  My least favorite form of exercise is running but in high school I ran long distance track.  And I lettered my freshman year.  And I went to invitational meets.  I still don’t enjoy it.
6.  I want to go on the Amazing Race tv show like you wouldn’t believe!  I would give my left arm (not literally because I haven’t been using it recently and it really stinks!)
7. I read the magazine Coastal Living religiously.  Yes, I do know that I live on the island of Manhattan and that does not really count as “coastal living.”
8.  I am really scared of snakes.  I scream if I even see them on TV.
9.  I’m only 5’2 but I can eat like someone twice my size!  Nom, nom, nom.
10.  In college I was in the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta.  Coming from the northeast, not many people understand the concept of a sorority, or rather they don’t get the appeal.  But Greek life was really big at my undergrad, University of Richmond.
11. I have a masters degree in Public Policy!
Questions Paige Asked Me!
1. If you could live anywhere other than where you are right now, where would you live?
Probably Sydney.  The Hubs and I lived there before we moved to NYC and it is an amazing city!
This photo was taken approximately a million years ago in 2004…
2. What’s your guilty pleasure?
Wine and TV (and cheese).
3. What is one goal you have for your future?
I really want to make my own fitness DVD.  Is that lame?  I don’t care!  For now you can see my videos on my YouTube channel!
4. What is your favorite recipe that you have posted on your blog? If you don’t post many recipes, what is your favorite post that you have written?
I’m really kind of loving the tropical tacos I just posted!  
5.  What is your favorite vacation spot?
Favorite vacation spot I’ve been to?  Hawaii.  Favorite vacation spot I want to go to?  Either the Maldives or Bora Bora (or both!).
6. What is one of your favorite hobbies?
Cycling!  I love biking… although it can be hazardous! 
7. What is your greatest accomplishment to date?
Completing law school and being published: The Yearning for Zion Ranch Raid: Lowering the Standard of Proof for Termination of Parental Rights #nerd
8. What made you want to start a blog?
Well, that’s a long answer but basically it was to implement more balance into my life.  You can read more about that here!
9. Chocolate or vanilla?
Psssshhhh.  Chocolate.  
10. What is your favorite book? (Or magazine, or blog to read, if you don’t read many books)
There are so many books I love!  Here’s a list of a few!
11. How did you become interested in aspects of healthy living (fitness, healthy foods, running, etc)?
Well, I’ve really always been interested.  I started dancing when I was five years old and from there I became interested in fitness, field hockey, training for field hockey, running track (see above) and then I began teaching classes and attending every new fitness class ever invented.  It’s just a part of my life!
Finally, I nominate all of YOU for this award!  I love bloggers and I love reading their answers to these questions so go ahead and participate!!!  And if you are not a blogger, feel free to answer some of the above or tell me a random fact about yourself!


  1. Congrats on your nomination for the Leibster Award by Paige at Fit Not Fad. Great questions for you to answer. You and the Hubs looks the same now as how you looked in 2004.

  2. I just more amazing things about you all the time! How very cool that you lived in Sydney and I LOVE that workout outfit – where did you get it? Tacos? YES please! And, NO, wanting to make a workout video is NOT lame and can I be in it with you? Ha ha!! Congrats!
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  3. Didn’t realize you were only 5 “2”! I think making a fitness video is high on the goals list for fitness enthusiast. I know I want to as well. Congrats on the award!
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  4. congrats on your Libster award! Loved learning more about you! I’m 5’3 so I feel tall now! LOL 🙂
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  5. Congratulations Britt, Britt.

    Now about those ears. I never new you pierced them yourself……..

    Very nice blog and we are so very proud of you for so many reasons.


  6. That’s pretty cool how you can do that with your ears. I just tried with mine but I’m assuming I have more cartilage. Greek life isn’t that big at my school either, it would be nice to bond with new friends though! Living in Australia and NYC doesn’t seem too shabby. 😉
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  7. So fun getting to know you better! Ditto to the owning nice workout clothes than regular clothes! Hawaii is probably the most beautiful place on earth! Dying to go to Bora Bora too though.

    Ahhh anytime I hear of someone living in NYC I immediately want to move back! How I miss that crazy city 😉
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  8. These surveys are so much fun, I love learning more about the blogger!

    I can’t believe you pierced your own ear! Ouch!

    That is so cool you got to live in Sydney for a while. We always wanted to live overseas but it never worked out.
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    • Yeah I was a crazy 17 year old when I pierced my ears! It’s really difficult to live overseas logistically. It helps that Pete is from Sydney originally. It’s always nice to have family around, even if it’s not your immediate family.

  9. You lived in Sydney?! That’s so awesome!

    Cute workout outfit! I love fun workout clothes, especially since I work from home and wear them pretty much every day!
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    • I lived in Sydney before law school from ’05-’07. My husband is from there. I am jealous you get to wear workout clothes all day!

  10. Your workout gear is so pretty! I love the striped racer back.. so nice! And I’m 5’2 as well… and love to eat! Haha!
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  11. Yay for the short chicks! Wow, Sydney is a place I’d love to visit. It must have been awesome to live there.

  12. You are fabulous and sometimes I think we are twins. I love that you want to do your own workout DVD – awesome goal…GO FOR IT! There is absolutely no question, chocolate over vanilla. I’m reading Gone Girl right now and I’m totally sucked in! Hawaii, specifically Maui, is my favorite place on earth. Hope you elbow is feeling better soon!

    • You are way too sweet! Thanks for all the support! Enjoy Gone Girl. It is a really great book! I love that we have so much in common!

  13. I loved reading these 🙂 Also that workout outfit is fantastic! Love me some pink.
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  14. CONGRATS on your award! & you look so tall in your videos! 🙂 I am only 5’3”, so I am right there with you. 🙂
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    • Thanks! Haha, I can’t believe I look tall in my videos but I always say that about other people who I know are short. I should have kept it under wraps and let people think I was taller! 🙂