Thank You Notes: Mom, Me, and Liebster

Thank You Notes |A weekly linkup to share your Thank You Notes| Linkup| Thankful| Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress

What is Thank You Notes? I share a few weekly thank you notes some may big, some may be small, and there may be some snark. You are invited to share yours too, link-up your Thank You Notes below. I cannot take credit for Thank You Notes, Jimmy Fallon is my inspiration for this linkup.

Thank You, Jimmy!

Jimmy’s Thank You Notes:

Thank you, Mama, for being all that you are and for all that you have do! I love you!!

My Mother Kristin Hannah

Did you miss this post?

Songs for my Mama

Thank you,Pinterest Perfect!: Creative prompts & pin-worthy projects inspired by the artistic community of Pinterest, for the inspiration for my mom’s Mother’s Day painting. I added Happy Mother’s Day to the painting after I took this picture. 🙂 (I’m her favorite little monster)

Mother's Day Monster| DIY |Pinterest Perfect

Thank you, @LBConnect, for choosing me out of such an amazing group of Latina mothers! I am truly honored!!



   Thank you, for a little me time this weekend. My Fab Four   {Super Fans}

Thank you, good samaritans of the world! We do not need any more HATE!  (via BritishMumUSA)

Thank you, Ashley, for nominating me for a Liebster award! It’s been awhile since my last Liebster award 🙂 I accept:

Here is how it works:

1) Link back and thank the person who nominated you

2) List 11 facts about yourself

3) Answer 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated you

4) Nominate 11 blogs with 200 followers or less and give them 11 questions

5) Notify your nominees and give them a link back to your post.  

Ashley broke the rules and so am I! I tag you!! You’ve been notified!! 🙂

11 Facts About Me  

              • I love animals, but I’m NOT a cat fan.

The Furbaby & I {my writing companion}

            • Target is my kryptonite and Starbucks… pretty much I just admitted: I am suburban mommy. 😀
            • I do not like how TEDTalks can lead me down the rabbit hole of hours being lost online, but hey… brain wrinkles.
            • A fact you should all know by now if you’re a regular: I’m insanely in love with my family!
            • I have hazel eyes and freckles
            • I have crazy curly hair
            • My friends called my first car the “Barbie car” because it looked pink from baked on wax. (previous owners, not me)
            • It was an ’85 Ford Mustang
            • I still drive a Ford
            • My second car was a Toyota Celica, which was crap, but cute. I traded it in for a brand spanking new ’99 Cougar.


          *I actually didn’t trade in the Celica, I gave it to my little brother to trade in for his car. 🙂 (see I’ve always been a giver.)

My 11 Questions and Answers 

1) Who is your favorite singer or band and why? Umm… this question is too hard to answer! I don’t know, I have so many, if you search through my blog you’ll find plenty of music.

2) If you were a cup of coffee, what would your name be? Brown Sugar Caramel Latte!  😉

3) What is you favorite make-up item? Mascara and eyelash curler.

4) What does your ‘go to’ outfit consist of? Levi’s  

5) What advice would you give your younger self? Keep writing. Read! You love reading, you love writing, and drawing… those things are COOL. Protect your heart, don’t give the jerk a second chance… or third. Smile. Don’t be so mad. If someone “mean mugs” you that’s not the end of the world, that’s them saying: “Hey, I notice you, and this is the face I’m making because I do.” No blowup needed. Keep being sweet, people remember that. (I think someone will write that in your yearbook.)

  Just Keep Writing|Writing|AmWriting|Blog|Blogging|WriteOn|NaBloPoMo 6) Where is your favorite place to be? Anywhere with my family! Processed with VSCOcam with x1 preset 7) What is your favorite dessert? Cookies!! Chocolate Chunk CookieKing Street Cookies Mrs. AOK 8) What is your favorite thing to blog about? Well… my Thank You Notes (my life in notes) & quotes (TWSS).

9) If you were on a deserted island, what 3 items would you want with you? I like Ashley’s answer. I would use the solar powered phone Ashley mentioned to hopefully gain a signal and phone home. Or vodka… to put a message in the bottle to send for help. 😀  I would want my family.

10) What is the best gift you have ever given? Ummm.. LIFE! x3

11) What advice would you give to fellow new bloggers? Be you! Also, be a friend; blogging is give and take.

If you haven’t visited Ashley’s blog, please make sure you do! Ashley is such a sweetheart with great style!


Thank you, Friday!!

What are you thankful for this week?  

  Share Thank You Notes



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27 thoughts on “Thank You Notes: Mom, Me, and Liebster”

  1. Enjoyed getting to know you through your Liebster Award. I just did one to (posted it this week too). We have “cookies” in common! Thought it would be nice to get to know each other since I crash in on your party each week. Your thank you notes are so fun to read. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

    1. It’s a pleasure to have another cookie monster join me each week, thank you! I look forward to your Thankful Friday posts too. I’m sorry I’m behind- I took the weekend off.
      I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day with your beautiful family!!

  2. That painting for your mom is adorable! You are quite the artist 🙂 (I’ve given up on being able to draw thing.) I’m sure your mom will love it! (By the way, my mom still has some things I made for her in elementary school.) Happy weekend, friend! Hope it’s filled with lots of joy and family time.

    1. Thank you, Bev, my mom loved it. 🙂 I love that your mom kept your things from elementary school, I have a little file basket of the kids’ work. (Not all of it, but the special stuff.)
      I hope you were spoiled this weekend!

    1. I can get lost in TEDTalks, I swear I’ve learned so much from them. We should start a link your favorite TEDTalk link-up. 😀
      I’m glad you like that answer. 🙂
      I hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend!!

  3. Oh my goodness, I am blushing that I made it into your Thank you Notes, YOU ROCK… I love how you entwined the Thank you’s with the Leibster, Congratulations on the Award. Awwwww you are such a giver, to give your car to you little brother, that is awesome!!!

    Love your B/W of your family 🙂 Your dog is so adorable, and I love his face with your finger 🙂


    1. HAHA I made you blush! I think this may actually be your second time making it into my Thank You Notes, but you’re always in my thank you notes… I’m thankful for you, Ray!
      Glad you liked the twofer. I wasn’t sure how it was going to work out, but eh it works. 😉
      Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  4. I’m reading a Kristin Hannah book right now, in fact!
    Happy Mother’s Day to you!
    I’m a huge animal fan and I can’t get behind cats. We have one who cuddles with me and it’s quite cute, but I still love my dog best.
    I have hazel eyes and freckles too! And I think brown sugar caramel latte should absolutely be a thing.

    1. No way, that’s awesome! Which one? This quote came from her book Summer Island. 🙂
      There’s just something about cats that gives me the heebie-jeebies…
      No way! You have freckles and hazel eyes too!! Love that 😉
      I agree brown sugar caramel latte should totally be a thing.
      I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day!

  5. LOLO…Hulk pulling off purple shorts….
    my first car was a faded maroon Plymouth reliant…it a huge boat…oh the memories. Now I have a subaru imprezza.

    1. Awww! Thank you, Lisa!!
      I’m not sure I could make a car, but I know I can paint an owl! Challenge accepted! No money needed 🙂

  6. You have so much talent! I love your painting. My first car was a Grand Am, but it died shortly after we bought it. Then I rocked a purple Civic with gold wheels. That car was always getting rear ended. I now own my third Civic, but my husband drives it. I really like Hondas and wished they made a full size SUV. xoxo

  7. What a wonderful picture for your mum! A fantastic talent to have! My mum lives in France but we always celebrate Mother’s Day at UK time so was back in March for us – hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Sim xx

    1. Oh thank you!!
      France, nice; I would love to visit both the UK and France.
      Super belated, but I hope you had a nice Mother’s Day too.

  8. Your monster painting is so cute. I’m sure your mom loved it! (Of course, my mom would say anything I made was nice, even if it was total crap, but yours is actually good). My first car was a Pontiac 6000. We called it the “Grocery Getter” because it was just horrible. Now I drive a tank, I mean GIANT SUV so I can haul all my kids and their gear. Oh well, one day I will have my Mini Cooper! And you are rocking the blonde hair in the TBT photo. Maybe you should try that again…

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