Friday, June 13, 2014

And the Nominees Are *drum roll, please*...

Hello Everyone!
  My blog is gonna be different today...

     I'm pleased to announce that I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by my friend, Mandie Mensah at her blog, Viva La Sassy! Check her out here! I love that people actually read my blog, because even if no one read it, I'd still do it anyway. I love to write! I'd like to thank Vicky Fitz, my second grade friend for giving me my first journal, Mrs. Risner, my 2nd Grade reading teacher, for making us read & journal every day, Ms. Washburn, my 5th grade teacher, for mispronouncing the word "Gee" several times while reading us Judy Blume books (Superfudge) thus proving that she was NOT smarter than this 5th Grader... I'd also like to thank my parents for always encouraging my creativity... and The Lord, Jesus Christ for giving me my creativity to begin with... With that said here are the questions 

That being said Here are the questions Mandie wants me to answer:  

1. How did you decide on the name your blog?

I LOVE Lauryn Hill! Like the woman only made 2 solo albums, and her music is still as relevant today as it was in 1999 when she released it.  I always admired her way with words, her gift for getting her ideas and message across, and her humbleness about it all. Her album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is forever one of the top albums of all time because it’s honest & about life. That’s how I want my blog to be. 

2. Is there a cause/project you are passionate about or support, let us in on it?

Yes, it’s called the TJMOAIB fund… (Tiffani Just Moved Out and is Broke Fund)… So if anyone is willing to contribute to that…

3. What is a guilty pleasure TV show you watch?

Pretty much all of the tv I watch is Guilty Pleasure TV… but I’d like to say Duck Dynasty… For one, I never thought that a black woman from the suburbs would really have anything in common with Duck Hunters who like to call themselves “Rednecks”, from the swamps of Louisiana… Where I come from, that’s code for lynchins’ & cross burnins’ lol … But, after watching a few episodes and falling in love with the Robertson men, I can truly say that they are none of those things, and I’m a fan! I love their family values, I love Phil & Si for sure- Si, definitely being my favorite. The man keeps up with the times and that’s hilarious!

4. What inspired you to begin blogging?

I have been journaling since the 2nd grade, and I love healthy opinion swapping & sharing! If I could figure out how to be a critique of something (Movies, tv shows, food, restaurants etc) I’d totally do it! Also, I realized that I have a God-given talent that wasn’t being used. So, I decided to turn some of the things I find fascinating into something others might enjoy, as well!

5. If you could re-name yourself, what would your name be and why?

 My name would be MRS. __Fill in Husband’s Last name here___ As much as I don’t mind being single not settling for the wrong men, I’m ready for that part of my life to begin. I am happy to have the freedoms I have as a single woman, but at the same time it doesn’t negate the fact that I want a family of my own.

6. What is your go-to/favorite outfit?

My birthday suit J

7. Your favorite or life-giving quote or verse? {Life giving as in inspiring,motto, or mantra}

So many! It seems like I have one for every life event but I love:

"When you love someone, you've gotta trust them. There's no other way. You've got to give them the key to everything that's yours. Otherwise, what's the point? And for a while, I believed, that's the kind of love I had..."-Casino, Ace Rothstein

“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” Colossians 3:23

“But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

"Actions speak louder than words..."

"When a woman gives it to you straight, don't give her a line like you don't remember..." - Marlena, Water For Elephants

“It’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes; That’s why sometimes you need really special shoes…”- Carrie Bradshaw, Sex in the City episode “A Woman’s Right to Shoes”

8. What's your dream job?

If I could be a food critique without getting ginormous, or any kind of critique that people would really respect my opinions,  like Fashion Magazine Goddess Anna Wintour,  Whatever the heck Kim Kardashian does,  a jet setter, blogging- of course, or The person who gets to surprise  people with Publisher’s Clearinghouse checks, I’d feel I had the best job… but what I do now pays the bills & is probably as good as it gets, for now…

9. If your life were a movie, the title would be...

The same as Mindy Kaling's Book "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me..." I relate to that woman so well! 

10. Would you rather sing like Jennifer Lopez or dance like Derek Hough (from DWTS-my guilty pleasure)?

Obviously dance like Derek Hough… well, dance WITH Derek Hough (He's so hot!)… Jennifer Lopez really is more of a performer than a singer…

So with that being said… I’m Nominating (In no special order…)
Ashley Carter at
Sean McMurray at The Fire Inside

Liebster is an award from bloggers to bloggers with smaller followings in order to get his or her name out there. Here are the details.

1. You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you

2. You must pick 10 bloggers with a smaller following  to be nominated for the award {All of mine don't quite "fit" this...but we all can connect with more people}

3. You must create 10 questions for the nominees to answer on their blog

4. Then link back to the person who nominated you

5.  And then go to each new nominees’ blog and notify them of the nomination!

All of these lovely people have given me some kind of entertainment through their blogs, in some way! I mostly enjoy Fashion blogs, but as I come across others I’ll write about them, too! So Good luck guys! Blessings to you & Congratulations!

Here are My 10 Questions-- Tiffani

1)  What Inspires your Writing?
2)  If you could be any fashion icon living or dead, who would you be?
3)  Do you plan on making a career out of blogging or is this just a fun hobby for you?
4)  How do you handle when people don't respond well to your opinions or make negative comments?
5)  How much do you feel you censor yourself, since our blogs are public?
6)  What's the last book you've read/currently reading?
7)  Who is your celebrity crush?
8)  What is your guilty pleasure movie/book/tv Show?
9)  Do you feel your surroundings influence your blogs? (Family, kids, work, city?)
10)  What quotes, verses, or mantras do you love? (I loved that from Mandie's Questions!) 
I’ve decided to answer Jen’s Questions, as well! I know… I’m full of it…

Jen’s Questions: 

1. why/how did you start blogging?

My friend, Vicky Fitz, gave me a journal in the 2nd grade. I never knew I’d love to write so much!

2. what does healthy living mean to you?

Being able to eat anything in the world and not get huge! That would be ideal… because I like to eat great foods! But since that’s not the case, I’ll work on my outer appearance on my own terms, lol.  In the meantime I like to live a balanced life, physically, emotionally & spiritually—That often means disconnecting from social media & other distractions.

3. describe your perfect saturday.

 Sleep until I wake up refreshed, Brunch with mimosas at the 2nd St Farmer’s Market in my town, with live music and a nice breeze.  I’d also like to see a great movie, spend some time with friends/boyfriend, hang out w/my siblings who I don’t get to see that much, and have my dad cook us all barbecue! YUM! Oh, and I’d like it to be the 4th of July, because it’s my favorite holiday!

4. what is your favorite go-to breakfast?

Cheese Eggs, sausage links, fruit & some kind of fruit juice.

5. name your favorite exercise move (i.e. burpee, plank…)

Sleep… Oh, that was supposed to be Yoga Meditation? My bad… No- My absolute favorite is not just one, but a series of ones… and it goes to an 8count. It’s called dancing/Zumba!

6. it’s warm and sunny, you are driving with the windows down and you are singing like no one is watching, what song is play?

Runaway Baby by Bruno Mars… Pretty Much ANYTHING by Bruno Mars
Voices by The Lylas (Bruno Mars’ sisters… guess it runs in the family)
Back to Black by Amy Winehouse (R.I.P)

7. what is your morning routine?

Wake up and pray I make it to work before my supervisors get there (#Always Late for Work)

8. if you could submit an original recipe, to be featured on the menu of your favorite restaurant, what recipe would you submit?

It would probably be those little cool breakfast quiches! They’re easy  & quick to make, they’re filling , can be frozen & are portable. What more could a person want?  But if you want to be fancy- I’d make something with Duck in it… because that sounds fancy.

9. if you could drop everything right now and hop on a plane, where would you go?

I’d love to go so many places, Italy, Greece, New Zealand… Pretty much anywhere featured on The Bachelorette/The Bachelor.

10. If you could either breathe like darth vader or talk like yoda, which would you choose?

I guess breathed like Darth Vader… because either one would annoy the crap out of me.  At least if I breathed like Darth Vader, I’d have more of a chance of making myself pass out!

And that’s in for this week Folks! Please check out the blogs posted! Also there are more bloggers to check out on Mandie’s Blog! Until next time…




  1. Hey! Thanks so much for the nomination! It means so much to me that you love my blog and I really hope you keep reading and commenting as I love all the support! xxx

    1. Definitely!! Blogs supporting blogs, is what I say! :) Keep up the good work!