The Liebster Award.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

First of all, I want to thank Meghan at The Adventure Starts Here for nominating me for the Liebster Award. Thank you!

Second, I love the idea of the Liebster Award. It's an award given from a blogger to another blogger and is a great way to get to know some smaller, up and coming blogs and learn a little bit more about the bloggers themselves.

I love blogging about my life (and especially Mason!) and it's nice to know other people enjoy my blog enough to acknowledge me for it... thanks Meghan! I've seen this done a few ways, but these were the rules that were presented to me when nominated. 

The rules:
1. Thank the blogger that nominated you.
2. Answer the 11 questions given by the blogger who nominated you.
3. Nominate 5-11 bloggers with fewer than 200 followers and give them questions to answer.


1. How did you come up with your blog name? The name of my blog is Chasin' Mason. To be totally honest, I didn't even come up with it! My friend, Vickie, did. She is really good with these type of things so when I wanted to re-vamp my blog a couple of months ago, I asked her for an idea and BAM. Chasin' Mason was born. The original name of my blog was "Now that the Birenbun is Out of the Oven..." but I thought the older Mason got, the less applicable that was. Guess I should have thought of that before I made it my official URL!

2. What's the first thing on your bucket list? Oh gosh. To be honest, I don't have anything written down, so I have no idea what would be first. If I had to pick something though, I would make it broad : travel. I've been to quite a few places inside the United States (though they are still TONS more I want to go to!), but I'm dying to travel abroad. On my husband's bucket list would be traveling to every baseball stadium in the United States (and Canada) so I guess by association, that would also be on my list. Before him, I would have never wanted to do that, but now, I definitely think it would be really awesome.

3. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be? Europe. Hands down. Or...Australia. (Haha, so indecisive). But seriously, either of those places. I'm DYING to travel to Europe. If I had the money and it weren't so far away, I would go next week. I'd love, love, love to see Spain, England, Germany, Italy, and France. I'd probably need to be gone for a month in order to see all I want to see. My friend actually just went on a cruise and went to all these amazing places. I'm not sure if that's the way I'd want to go since I don't think it would leave very much time for exploring, but it would sure be fun!

4. Describe your perfect day. As a working mom, my perfect day is spent with my family. Actually, just the other weekend, we had a pretty close to amazing weekend. We had no plans going in to the weekend, which was perfect. Finally a weekend to relax. Friday night I made plans with a friend to go to dinner and a movie. Saturday we had a make up Gymboree class for Mason and went to Target (and got Starbucks!) and Costco (and they had beer tasting!). And Sunday we met some friends for donuts. A weekend that ends with donuts? How could that not be perfect? But in all seriousness, I don't get to see my husband or son enough during the week, so just spending time with them on the weekend is perfect for me.

5. How did you meet your husband? I was born and raised in Northern California, in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved down to Southern California after I graduated college in 2006. I met my husband in 2006 when we worked together at Barnes and Noble. He was a part time bookseller (he had a different full time job, this was just his job for extra money) and I was a Merchandise Manager. We began dating in 2008 secretly since we weren't technically supposed to be dating since I was his manager {oops!}. We got engaged in September 2009 at Angels Stadium (I thought we were celebrating my birthday! I had no idea!)...

...and got married in November 2010.

6. What's your favorite food? Chocolate. Hands down.

7. What's the last book you read? Oh gosh. It's been A WHILE. I want to say the last book I read was Emily Giffin's Where We Belong.

8. What's your favorite TV show? Scandal!

9. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grow up? A teacher. But then I realized I am horrible at explaining and teaching things to people so that dream ended quickly. And now... I'm still not sure what I want to be when I grow up!

10. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Honestly, I think I would pick where I live. Maybe it's just because I haven't been very many places, but I truly love living in Southern California. I love the weather. I love that it's sunny 99% of the time. I love that there are lots of things to do in a close vicinity. I love that all of Seth's immediate family lives within 20 minutes of us and the rest of his family lives within driving distance. I don't love how expensive it is. I do wish that my family lived closer (they are within like a 6-7 hour driving distance). And I do wish we had more of actual seasons than just one season all year round, but overall, I have no complaints.

11. What's your favorite season? Like I mentioned, living in Southern California, we really only have one season. Summer. (I know, I'm sorry, please don't hate me). Spring is a little cooler, Fall is about the same as Spring, and Winter we get 2 days of rain. It's actually kind of pathetic. So if I had to pick a season, I'd say I like Fall. I like Fall mainly because of the outfits I get to wear. Love love love scarves and sweaters!

Now that you know a little bit more about me, it's now my turn to nominate some of my favorite bloggers! I'm nominating :

Laureen from Chateau Deveau
Jamie Lynn from Cocktails and Carseats

And my questions are :

1. How did you come up with your blog name?
2. How did you and your husband meet?
3. What is your favorite month of the year? And why?
4. What is your favorite recipe?
5. If you could plan your dream vacation right now (with money not being an issue), where would you go?
6. As a mom, I'm sure you watch more than your fair share of cartoons. What is one you just can't stand?
7. What is your favorite place to shop?
8. How do you find a work/home/family balance?
9. What is in your purse right now?
10. If you could have one super power, what would it be?
11. What is your favorite blog post?

Can't wait to read your responses!

Even if you weren't nominated, feel free to answer one, a few, or all the questions in the comments below. Just for fun :) I'd love to learn more about you!


  1. So fun learning more about you! I would love to travel to Europe too that's something that's definitely on my bucket list!!

  2. Thanks for taking the time to fill this out! I graduated in 2006, got engaged in 2009, and married in 2010 too! While I love the summer I'm glad we get a fall and spring, though I could live without such a long hard winter ;)

  3. Love this little blog award. It introduced me to some wonderful blogging ladies who I now consider my friends! Your blog name is ADORABLE! So catchy;) and I wanted to be a teacher also..until I realized I don't like kids. No I'M KIDDING! haha..but seriously. I don't have the patience. I applaud my sons teachers on the regular. Stopping over from the Christmas in July Link Up!

  4. Thanks for the nomination! :) I've had a few other nominations also, so I really need to get on top of that post!
    I'm so jealous you live in California - that's my ideal state! We're actually vacationing in San Diego in August- definitely looking forward to hanging out on the beach and seeing palm trees!

  5. Your bucket list and your husband's bucket list sound just like my husband and mine! I'm always dreaming of our next vacation, and he's always telling me how he wants to visit all the MLB stadiums.

    And, yes, SoCal has the *most* amazing weather. It makes it almost seem silly to complain about it. But, as a Midwesterner, I miss the changing of the seasons, specifically Fall!!

  6. So fun to learn about you! I would totally travel to Europe, too, if I had the chance and money. My husband would totally want the baseball tour, too! I'm jealous of your Southern CA location. I wish we could move but I'd miss my family!

  7. Oh fun!! :) Thanks, Elizabeth!! I always appreciate a prompt of something to post as I've been lagging lately especially. I also enjoy reading your answers and learning more about you!! :) I love that you guys got engaged at an Angels game and you go to them often, that's gotta be so fun to be 'back' at that place and bring back that memory each time. :)

  8. LOVE YOU!!!! and LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! And thank you for nominating me! Can't wait to write my post!!!

  9. Thanks for thinking of me! I'll definitely follow through and answer the questions later in the week!

  10. I'd LOVE to live where it was Summer all year round. Summer is definitely my favorite season.
    Visiting Australia is on my bucket list too!!!

  11. Would that be all the major league baseball stadiums? I'd imagine there would be many more littler ones. Travel would be high on my list too! Hey we have the same seasons!! Minus the rain, lots of rain...raining right now, love thunder. I wish we had a fall though. A real one.

  12. Thanks for the nomination lady! I need to get on top of this and respond. I loved reading more about you. Chocolate is it's own food group - I couldn't agree with you more!!


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