The Liebster Award!

How exciting the Nifty Thrifty family has been nominated for the Liebster award. I want to thank Samantha Buckly over at 24 to for nominating the Nifty Thrifty Family. The Liebster award is an award that honors up and coming new blogs and in return they need to pay it forward. Some say the Liebster award is a chain letter that has lots of work involved with it. But I don't care, I am still proud that someone would consider my blog out of thousands of other ones. So again a Big Thank You to Samantha.  If you get a chance you should go check out her blog it is a really cool site.

The rules are:

  1. Post 11 random facts about yourself.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the nominator(s) asked.
  3. You (the nominee) come up with 11 new nominees (no tag backs) and 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  4. Nominees should link back to you on their Liebster blog post.
  5. Lastly, be sure to actually let the nominees know they've been nominated.  

Random Facts about me:

1) I started blogging when my husband and I bought our home we live in now. I needed a way to show my friends and family everything we had started doing to make our house our home and then I fell in love with being able to write about things.
2) I coach 4-5 year olds in basketball at the YMCA
3) I love the color pink. I feel sorry for my husband sometimes because my daughter and I are over powering with pink.
4) I have a fear of being left somewhere with no transportation to get home.
5) I am terrified of birds.
6) This past summer I just learned how to mow a yard. This has always been my Husband's chore. But I wanted to learn just in case one day I had to do it myself.
7) Since I had my daughter, I love going to Disney world. You can say I am a Disney junkie. I am so sad that we are not going this year.
8) I have worked for the same company for 13 years and for the last  years I have worked as an Import Broker for them.
9) Almost every morning I drink a jumbo fountain Mt. Dew at work.
10) My neighbors are my in-laws in one house and my sister n law in another house. What was we thinking when we bought our new home...LOL
11) I have a dream of owning my own frilly store, that sells used furniture that has been refinished, premium used items and neat stuff.

The questions that Samantha asked me:  

1.  What is your favorite book or movie? My all time favorite movie is Dirty Dancing. I can sit and watch this movie over and over again. At one point in my life I knew every single line spoken in the movie. 
2.  What is your favorite winter activity? My favorite winter activity is shopping. I love hitting all of the clearance sales.
3.  What was your first car? 25th anniversary Chevy Camaro Z28, it was purple.
4.  What is one thing you could eat every day and not get tired of? I love pizza.
5.  Would you rather ride a roller coaster or the Ferris wheel? I would ride a roller coaster. My husband tries his best to place me in the very front. I love to scream my head off and have that adrenaline rush.
6.  What is your least favorite household task? I hate cleaning house. If I had to pick one, it would be folding clothes and having to put them away. I usually just leave all of my clothes in the basement folded in laundry baskets and hanging up.
7.  What's one clothing item or accessory you couldn't live without? A pony tail holder. I wear my hair up more than wearing it down.
8.  Do you have any pets? I have a black cat with yellow eyes that is 13 yrs old. I also have 1 dog, which is an Airedale Terrier, that has 3 legs and who is a cancer survivor.
9.  Do you prefer high heels or flip flops? High heels. I wear heels all day and I feel more comfortable in them.
10.  What is one household possession that you couldn't live without? Our internet modem. We have to have the internet for everything we do.
11.  What was your favorite vacation ever? My Husband and I went to Hawaii for 17 days on our honeymoon. It was a trip I will never forget and I hope to go back one day.

My 11 nominations are:

11 questions for nominees to answer:

1) Why did you start blogging?
2) What is your favorite color and why is it your favorite?
3) What is your biggest fear?
4) Do you work outside the home?
5) Do you have any animals?
6) What is your dream job?
7) What do you do to relax?
8) Do you have any pet peeves?
9) Thinking back over your life what is one event you would change if you could?
10) Out of all of your vacations which one has been the best and why?
11) When and where do you type your blog entries? In an office, at the coffee shop, when the kiddo's go to bed?


  1. Hi im on the TGIF hop & came by to follow & show my support! hope all is well & hope to see you on my blog as well :)

  2. Just Followed your Blog through the TGIF Blog Hop, would love a follow back if you have a chance


  3. THANKS so much for playing along! :) I love Dirty Dancing too! Think I'm going to have to watch that one tonight!