The One Lovely Blog Award!

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I was nominated for this award by Mrs. Kaye at I Woke Up Like This & Dianna at Cruelty Free Confidence. Thank you both so much for thinking of me! You really should go and check out (and subscribe!!) these wonderful blogs. They are both awesome and I promise you will not regret it!

I am always so stunned when I get nominated for anything considering how to me, my blog is just my little corner of the internet and I write about a lot of random things, so it always takes me by surprise when other bloggers seem to enjoy my randomness!

Here are the Award Rules:

Thank and Link the person who nominated you

List rules and display award

Share 7 facts about yourself

Nominate 5 fellow bloggers and let them know they have been nominated.

1. When I am tired, stressed or sick, I will rub and pull out the hair on my eyebrows. I have done this since I was a child. My family and close friends know to stop me if they see me doing it, however, I have also been known to do it in my sleep during extreme periods of stress.

2. When I was working (before Liam was born) I was the person to see if you needed a condiment for your lunch. I had an entire desk drawer dedicated to mustard, barbecue sauce, hot sauce and ketchup. People would come from different departments to raid my drawer of random food supplies.

3. I am a history nerd. I am obsessed with reading historical biographies and watching documentaries. Right now I am reading: The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince by Jane Ridley it is really quite fascinating reading about the life of Queen Victoria’s son and I highly recommend it!

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4. I have recently become obsessed with painting my own nails, but I am terrible at applying polish. It is really really bad ya’ll.

5. My husband is awesome. He takes the first day of school (for Liam) off each year and we have a “staycation” day. This year we marathoned most of season 2 of Teen Wolf. It was awesome.

6. I have a major eye phobia. I can’t deal with touching my eye, anything coming near my eye, other people touching their own eyes…it’s a whole big panicy thing for me. I am currently psyching myself up for my yearly eye check up.

7. My favorite meal is the Chicken Bellagio at Cheesecake Factory. It has about 8 million calories, but I don’t even care. I rarely get over to the Cheesecake Factory, so when I am there, that is the only thing I order. Are there other yummy things on the menu? Probably, but I will never know. Chicken Bellagio for life!

I nominate:

I Am Your Beauty Whisperer

Kitty Approved Beauty

Say Hello to Gorgeous 

Call Me Jagi

I Dream of Beauty

Please go check all of these lovely blogs out!

Thanks for reading!

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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Thank you so much to Christina at A Casual Beauty for nominating me for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!  I was really shocked and very pleasantly surprised, especially since my blog is a small and a very random place!

Here are the details:

  1. Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
  2. List the rules and display the award.
  3. Share seven facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
  5. Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Seven Random Facts:

  1. I am right handed.
  2. I am terrible at applying polish to my nails.  Like really really bad.  Even if I am just putting polish on my toes and using only my right hand, it still looks super sloppy.
  3. I recently discovered the Anastasia Brow Wiz and I think it has changed my beauty routine forever.  Have you tried it? You should try it!
  4. My hubby and I were obsessed with Boy Meets World as children (before we met) and will 100% be watching the new spin off Girl Meets World.  Cory and Topanga forever!
  5. When I was much younger (and had a much better metabolism) one of my favorite snacks was to take a can of Cream Cheese Cake Icing and sprinkle Red Hot Cinnamon Candy on top.  I would then eat the icing/red hot mixture by the spoonful.  One of very few things I miss about the teen years was being able to eat whatever I wanted!
  6.  I am counting down the days until the third book in the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness is released in July.  I can’t wait!
  7. I love Neurosleep!  It really works.

I know it says I am supposed to Nominate Fifteen Blogs, but I really only like to nominate bloggers I have interacted with, so I am breaking the rules!

The following blogs are very different, but the people behind the blog are all awesome and you should go check them out!

MeganElizabethMorales

Funky Makeup Junkie

Annie’s Beauty Blog

Potpourri Daily

Atlanta Mom of Three

Mommy Beauty

I just want to say thank you once again to Christina and think that you should go and follow her blog!

I Have Been Nominated For The Liebster Award

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Mommy Beauty Nominated me for the Liebster Award! Thank you so much! I’m kind of stunned and so grateful that someone thought of me and my little blog of randomness!  If you haven’t checked her blog out, you need to go over there right now, I’ll wait here….Okay, now that you have checked out her blog and obviously you subscribed, because you have great taste, let’s get going with this post!

For those of you not familiar with the Liebster Award, it is an award given to new bloggers with less than 200 followers with a list of rules. The rules are as follows:

1. Thank the person that nominated you.
2. Post 11 facts about yourself
3. Answer 11 questions posted by the person who nominated you.
4. Nominate 10 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you
think deserve recognition.
5. Inform those bloggers that you have nominated them.
6. Post 11 questions for them to answer.

 

11 Facts about Me:

1. I have a horrible sense of direction (hence my blog name)

2.  I have an extreme eye phobia.  I can’t wear contacts because of the phobia.  My parents offered to pay for Lasik before I got married and I had a freak out during the consultation and walked out.  Glasses for Life!

3. I have never watched a single Bond, Rambo or Rocky movie

4. Even though I am grateful to be a stay at home mom, I sometimes really miss my old job (and the extra income!)

5. Since Liam’s Autism Diagnosis and learning about ASD, I have come to learn several things about myself and my own sensory issues, for example: I can clean a bathroom no problem, but if you want me to hand wash dirty dishes my whole body freaks the eff out. Can I make myself do it?  Yes, if I wear thick plastic gloves but I still feel freaked out.  I never had the vocabulary to explain it (and a few other things) before, so I’m so glad I have the knowledge and the freedom to let myself decline to do something that my whole body fights.  Luckily, Trent is awesome so he does the dishes 🙂

6. If you call me while I am watching one of my favorite shows, you better be on your way to the ER, otherwise I may hang up on you.  Luckily, my friends and family all know this about me!

7. I turned 35 this year and for the first time, I had a hard time with getting older.  I don’t know why 35 seems so “big” to me, it just does.

8. Liam is not my son’s real name. I didn’t want to put his real info on the interwebz 🙂

9. Most of my extended family is conservative. One of the few perks of being the big 35 is that this year, I have just been like “nope, not gonna pretend about who I am or what I think anymore”  I am not a super liberal or anything but I am definitely moderate (although my extended family thinks I have gone to the dark side). I’m never rude but if I want to put something out on my personal FB I don’t worry about what people will think anymore.  I have lost some “friends” over it but the sense of freedom is amazing.

10. I love hot sauce.  I’m known for it in my circle.  One of my friends recently bought me a mini tabasco sauce she saw while on vacation.

11. It is really hard to think of 11 things about yourself 🙂

Questions from Mommy Beauty:

1. Why did you decide to start blogging?  I started when my son Liam was diagnosed with Autism.  I needed a place to get my thoughts together.  It has since evolved into a blog about our family life, my recent makeup obsession and my need to talk about my fandoms (tv shows).

2. What is your guilty pleasure? Right now? Cadbury Mini Eggs.  I wait all year for this candy!

3. What is your favourite skin care item? Ole Henriksen Truth Serum.

4. If you were a type of wine, what type would you be? I actually don’t/can’t drink so I’m not sure!  I have epilepsy and alcohol and my meds mixing are not a good idea.

5. What is one thing people would be surprised to find out about you? I love to read fanfiction.  My favorite website is Twisting the Hellmouth.

6. What is the best beauty advice you have ever received? Do what makes you feel good about yourself.

7. What country do you live in? United States

8. When I ask what makes you happy? What is the first thing that pops into your head? My son learning to communicate! Verbally or Picture Exchange is fine with me!

9. What is your favourite makeup brand? Higher End is Too Faced and Drugstore is a tie between NYX & Wet n Wild

10. Have you ever tried any natural beauty treatments and what was it? Not yet, but I have a list of things I want to try!

11. What is your favourite movie or book? My favorite book of all time is The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.  It is the story of King Arthur, but told from the point of view of his Mother, Aunt, Sister and Wife.  It is an epic novel (both in scope and length) but it is so detailed and just amazing.  I highly recommend it!  MZB also wrote a series of prequel type series about how Avalon came to be which also rocks.

I don’t “know” 10 bloggers well enough to nominate the full amount, but here are some great blogs that I follow and really enjoy!  You should check them out and subscribe!

I nominate:

Atlanta Mom of Three

Beauty and the Tomboy

Kiss and Make Me Up

Get Your Inner Beauty On

The Natalie Diaries

Ages of Beauty

 

Questions I would like to ask the Nominees:

1. What new makeup release (Spring/Summer 2014) has you most excited?

2. What is your current beauty addiction?

3. Liquid eyeliner, pencil or gel?

4. Where do you tend to buy your makeup/beauty products?

5. Who is your celebrity beauty icon?

6. What household chore do you hate the most?

7. What are your top three tv shows?

8. Have you ever met a celebrity? If yes, who?

9. What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten? Did you like it?

10. What is your favorite exercise? (class, dvd, machine, etc)

11. What is your favorite holiday?

To the Nominees: Please let me know when you post your replies, I would love to read them!

Thanks for reading!

Versatile Blogger Award

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Wow, I am so thankful to Christina at http://acasualbeauty.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this award.  I’m also kind of astonished because this is really just a place I come to ramble about the random insanity that is my life.  Thank you so much Christina!

Here are the award details and rules:

“The Versatile Blogger Award is an award given to you by your blogger peers, for writing quality posts that have somehow touched them, having good quality photographs, and the uniqueness of the subjects covered. The award is to honor the bloggers who bring something special to your life.”

The rules of the Versatile Blogger Award are:

  • Display the award certificate.
  • Announce your win and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Present 13 deserving bloggers with the award.
  • Link your nominees in this post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

I don’t really know 13 bloggers, so I will nominate who I can 🙂  Go and check these ladies out because they are awesome!

Christina from http://acasualbeauty.wordpress.com/  (I know she nominated me, but you should really check her out!)

Tiffany from http://tiffanybeauty101.blogspot.com/

Vanessa from http://sayhellotogorgeous.wordpress.com/

Katie from http://beautybycaitlin.com/

Valeria from http://valeriadenisse.wordpress.com/

Seven interesting things huh?  Not sure if these are interesting, but here you go!

1. I have an eye phobia.  I can not deal with contacts or touching my eyeball.  Hence the glasses 🙂

2. I get really obsessed with my favorite shows.  It started off with Star Trek: TNG as a child and moved on to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse (pretty much anything Joss Whedon has ever done), Lost, Supernatural, Chuck, Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who.

3. I have a thing for bald guys. (Patrick Stewart & Avery Brooks from Star Trek TNG and DS9 and also my actual husband Trent)

4. The reason I named my blog One Lost Mama is that I am horrible with directions.  No, seriously think of the worst person you know with directions and multiply that by 50.

5. I hate touching raw meat (chicken, beef etc).  I will rig a contraption using tongs and forks if I don’t have gloves to wear rather than touch raw meat.  Luckily Trent is a better cook than me so it all works out.

6. When I am alone in my car I sing along with the soundtrack to Wicked at the top of my lungs.  Sadly, I am no Indina Menzel.

7.  I will cry during emotional scenes with my favorite tv shows, but never in movies.  However, if I am crying in real life it means I am really really ANGRY.  I am a rage crier.