So I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by two fellow bloggers, Tempie at The Texas Peach and Lauren at Breathe Deeply and Smile. The Liebster Award is an “award” that bloggers give to up and coming bloggers or to someone they think deserves recognition for their blogging. Liebster is a German word meaning dearest. It’s also a great way to possibly discover a great new blog to read!
You are really supposed to do 11 Random Facts About yourself first, but since I have 22 questions from Tempie and Lauren—I’ll just skip that part and dig right into the questions. Everything you’ll ever want to know about Kate is dead ahead!
11 Questions From Tempie:
1. Do you have any siblings?
Yes I do! I have four siblings-Josh (older), Ben (younger), Becca (younger), and David (youngest). I also have a sister-in-law Alisha (married to my brother Ben, mama to the cutest little girls ever), brother-in-law Tyler (Nate’s brother) and sister-in-law Courtney (married to Tyler, mama to the cutest little boys ever).
The original fab five, plus Sophie. Same face, different hair.
2. What is your favorite type of food?
Pizza and Hamburgers so I guess American!
3. What’s your favorite clothing store?
Hmm, this is tough! I like H&M, Target, Old Navy, Francesca’s; I also like getting designer things for cheaps at places like Plato’s Closet or Marshall’s.
4. What’s your favorite type of music?
Country is always my first choice.
5. If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go?
I would go to Argentina and climb some mountains, after that New Zealand, Italy, and France.
6. Grocery shopping- Love it or hate it?
I don’t mind it. I don’t like it when it’s busy or when I feel like my budget is really cramped. Saturday grocery shopping is the worst.
7. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Neither? I don’t like to stay up too late or get up too early. In a perfect world I’d go to bed at 11 and get up at 7:30 or 8:00.
8. What are some of your favorite beauty products?
Oh geez, I’m completely crazy about Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing kit. I just got a two week sample and my face has never been so clear—it’s awesome! I use tarte foundation and maybelline mascara, everything else is pretty random. I do love my Organix line coconut shampoo and conditioner, too.
9. Would you rather go camping or stay in a fancy hotel?
Fancy hotel. But a fancy cabin in the woods where I could also go hiking, canoeing, or sit on the front porch and look at a beautiful lake would be ideal.
10. What is your favorite color?
Pink, purple and blue. I’m like a three year old—I love all the colors!
11. Name two things on your bucket list.
Running a marathon; becoming a published author.
11 Questions from Lauren
1. What is your favorite comfort food?
Mmm…meatloaf sandwich on thick pieces of homemade bread. Maybe a side of my mom’s homemade mac and cheese.
2. When’s your favorite time to workout?
I like to do it while it’s light out—but I hate getting up early so either in the morning at 7 or 8 or in the evening at 4 or 5.
3. Where is the most relaxing place to be?
I love relaxing on my parents front porch. I also love some of the areas around our lake. So perfect for letting the stress and worry drain away—if it would just get warm enough to be able to really enjoy it!
4. What are you most excited for this summer?
Biking, canoeing, busting out our camp’s stand up paddleboard, marathon in Traverse City, homemade ice cream, family camp, boat rides, laying out on the beach, swimming more, reconnecting with summer staffers and camp friends, driving to Lake Michigan beach, more time to connect, grilling, fresh veggies, should I go on?
5. What is your favorite breakfast food?
Waffles! Big, belgium ones covered in fresh fruit and pure maple syrup. But I most often eat oatmeal, also with fruit. Did you know you can make oatmeal in a crockpot? You can and it’s awesome!
6. If you could take a trip anywhere today, where would you go?
I’m going to imagine this is anywhere in the U.S. and say that Nate and I would finally take the trip we’ve been dreaming about which is to fly to San Francisco and then rent a car and drive up to Seattle stopping wherever we felt like along the way and soaking up the west coast!
7. What is your biggest blogging pet peeve?
Talking ads on blogs.
8. What is your favorite workout outfit?
I like my Pace Out tank, my Nike running tights and purple Champion jacket.
9. How many times of day do you check your email inbox?
My work one is always open at work; my personal and blog emails I check a couple times a day.
10. What is your favorite fitness DVD or exercise class?
I really like my Boxing Boot Camp dvd and Chalene Johnson’s Turbojam
11. (Clearly the most important) what is your favorite ice cream or frozen yogurt flavor?
Moose Tracks!! Chocolate chip cookie dough when there is no Moose Tracks to be found. I also love the ice cream at the Whitley County 4-H fair. So good! I also just found a Coconut Milk chocolate chip cookie dough flavor—score!
We Scotts take our ice cream eating very seriously.
Thanks for nominating me ladies!
What are you most excited about this summer? And what is your favorite comfort food?