Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I WAS NOMINATED - Liebster Award

Two Friday's ago, while sitting at Lil Man's baseball game waiting for it to start, I decided to check my bloggy email.  Much to my surprise I received my first "blogger contact form" email from my Contact Me page.  I opened the email and found the sweetest and most exciting message about my blog that I have received yet!
"Hey Tela!
My name is RaChil and I blog over at The Cwafty Blog. I just recently discovered your blog and I really like what I've seen so far. That pallet bed was a hit right out of the park! I can't wait to see more! Since I'm such a budding fan of your blog I thought I would reach out and nominate you for a Liebster Award."

I literally squealed with glee out loud!  The Hubs didn't have a clue what was going on, but knew I was one happy girl.  Thank you RaChil for your nomination!!  I am super excited to make new bloggy friends and be discovered a little more! The Liebster award is given by fellow bloggers to new blogs with smaller followings, but huge potential; it is a great way to find new blogs as well as support one another. 

  1. My name is pronounced Tee-la not Tell-a.  I don't mind politely correcting people as I have done it all my life and would never want to change my name for anything.  I actually LOVE it!
  2. My brother who is thirteen years older than me named me after the He-man character, Teela!  (No I don't have super powers, but my Littles think I do!)
  3. That same brother is also my hero, my best friend and the person I wanted my husband to be modeled after.  The Hubs is so much like him it is scary, so I guess I did a great job!
  4. I have two older brothers (one 16 years older and one 13 years older) and before I was married all of our initials were TLS.
  5. I graduated from a four year school with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and a concentration in Musical Theatre.
  6. I am completely terrified of flying!  I can do it after a few happy pills and Bloody Mary's, but I would much rather stay on the ground.  It is a control thing!
  7. I once was scared to death of guns, but now have my concealed carry permit, own one and carry it everywhere I go!
  8. My favorite season is Fall.  I love it because of the beautiful leaves, the cooler weather and of course...CLEMSON FOOTBALL!
  9. The Hubs and I were married in October 2007 in Lake Lure, NC at the same place where Dirty Dancing was filmed. 
  10. I am an overly obsessive planner!  I love to plan everything and rarely enjoy spur of the moment decisions.
  11. I was in Gamma Chi Epsilon sorority in college, which just so happens to also be the same sorority Mary from Eat Drink and Be Mary was in also.  However, she is much younger than me!!!


     1.  Whats your favorite color combination?
    • I love pink and black!
     2.  If you could have any animal in the world for a pet what would it be?
    • I would have to stick with my Yorkies.  I love little dogs that don't shed and mine are just amazing!

     3.   Coffee or Tea? How do you take it?
    • Coffee - Medium Roast with cream and Truvia/Splenda

      4.  Can you do a really good fake accent? 
    • Actually yes!  Because of my theatre background I can do several.  My favorite is the 20's Yankee gangster!
     5.  Whats the first thing you ever remember making?
    • I used to puff paint the crap out of some shirts when I was little.  I would wear them around everywhere!  Thank God for the late 80's/early 90's!!

     6.  What made you want to start blogging?
    • I had so many ideas I wanted to share with the world and Facebook just was not cutting it as an outlet for my ideas anymore!  I was inspired by Eat Drink and Be Mary!
     7.  Favorite artistic/crafty medium to work with?
    • I am all over the board!  I really don't just have one.  Right now I am really in to burlap and chalkboard paint!
     8.  A movie you know word for word? (If you're not as obsessive as I am, just your favorite will work!)
    • I know a ton of kids movies word for word, but that is not because they are my favorite, that is because they play in my headrest everytime I crank my car!!!!!  I am not really a movie buff, but some that I love are Radio, Old School and Steel Magnolias.

     9.  What do you like to do when you're not dazzling the internet with your creative genius?
    • PINTEREST!!  I love hanging out with the Hubs and the Littles, but when I get a spare moment to myself it is usually spent with my good friend Pinterest!
     10.  Whats the last show you marathoned?
    • Breaking Bad!

  1. What was your first job?
  2. Where did you grow up?
  3. Did you ever have an imaginary friend? If so, what was his/her name?
  4. What is your favorite blog topic?
  5. Have you ever visited a foreign country?
  6. What was the scariest thing you have ever done/witnessed?
  7. Heels or flats?
  8. If you could marry any Disney Prince which would it be and why?
  9. What was the last thing you pinned on Pinterest?
  10. What fruit best describes you?
  11. What is the story behind your blog name?

These are a work in progress and I will add/remove as my nominees accept or decline their nominations.

I am super excited to have been nominated and want to thank RaChil again for her nomination!!! 

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  1. I want to hear your 20's yankee gangster impression ;) And I may or may not be obsessed with Pinterest. Hey they way I see it there are far worse things a person can be addicted to!! Thanks again for the nomination!!! I also squealed aloud and can't wait to answer your questions, which are really good and creative!!

    1. I'm totally interested in this 20's yankee gangster impression as well!!

    2. I may have to share sometime. I was Bonnie in Anything Goes in high school! It was super fun! Thanks so much Cat for accepting my nomination. I can't wait to see your answers!

  2. My sister named me my funky name and I love it too :) It was always a fun game in school seeing what a new teacher or substitute would translate RaChil to. You're the second one of my nominees to have a theatre background (which I have too!) As I told her, drama-kids are the best people :D

    Also congrats on getting runner up in the pinspiration challenge over at Soho Sonnett for that beautiful pallet bed!

    1. Also breaking bad is the best show ever, forgot to add that! XD

    2. RaChil, I always think it is funny when people try to pronounce it until it is important like graduation or something like that! Yay for theatre! I am so dramatic anyway, I really don't even need a stage anymore! Thanks for letting me know about being runner up. I didn't even know. LOL!! Thanks again for the nomination!

  3. One - I just love these awards, they give so much info about bloggers in a creative way.
    Two - Cheers for Gamma! We were pretty far apart but I like to think that this blogging experience has brought us closer to some of the girls I actually new in the sorority.
    Three - I so totally want a Yorkie or Maltese. I used to have a Maltese and the no shedding thing was AWESOME!
    Four - Breaking Bad is amazing; I just have to catch up on the most recent season.

    So yeah...I love these type of posts ;) Happy Tuesday!

    1. Thanks Mary! I have to agree Breaking Bad is amazing! I could watch it again and again!

  4. Hi Tela! I nominated you for a Liebster too! gracelaceandiron.blogspot.com

    1. Hey Julie! Thank you so much. I sent you an email back, but it looks like you are a no-reply blogger. Do you want me to answer the same questions that you did or do you have 11 of your own? Just let me know and I will get started on it! Thank you so much again!!!!


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