I'm a Liebster Award Nominee!

I've been nominated for the Liebster Award from the lovely Jenna from Demure in Diamonds. As a nominee, I've been asked to state 11 facts about me, answer 11 questions from Jenna, and then nominate 11 other bloggers! So here we go!

11 Facts About Me

1. I'm a twin! Bet none of you saw that coming! She's about four inches shorter, is a natural blonde and has big, darling green eyes. And for whatever reason, we barely look related but I promise, we were wombmates.

2. I drive a PT Cruiser and I'm not ashamed. That little puppy has survived through two car accidents (yes, trust me with your children, I'm a great driver) and a round-trip drive from Michigan to Texas and back. Her name is Julia the Dinosaur and we are good friends.

3. My style icons are Stacy London and Kate Middleton. Stacy is unbelievably trendy and gorgeous always, and Kate is so classic. Also, Kendi from Kendi Everyday. That girl is a legend. When I'm on the computer, my husband usually walks by and says "What's Kendi up to today?". Weird? Probably.

4. Speaking of Stacy, I've been addicted to What Not To Wear since middle school. Probably my favorite TV, hands down.

5. Just kidding, Lost and Smallville are my favorite TV shows. Long live Jack Shepherd. And Clark Kent.

6. I love cats. It's kind of creepy how much of a baby I turn into when I'm around one. My husband won't let me get one because he's afraid he'll never get any of my love or attention again. He is right.

7. My hair has been every shade under the sun, I think. I've had firetruck red hair, auburn hair, dark brown hair, brownish-purple hair, black hair, light brown hair, and blonde hair.

8. I've lost 50 pounds in the last two years. I know I've mentioned it before, but I thought I'd mention it again. Probably the thing I'm most proud of doing, because losing weight is so hard. I still love chocolate though. Always have, always will.

9. I lived in Austin, Texas from July 2011 to May 2012. It was the shortest and greatest 10 months of my life. If ever given the opportunity to live in Texas, blindly go. Don't ask questions. You'll thank me later.

10. I wear hair extensions. If you already knew that, then I must wear bad ones, because I've never mentioned that in my blog. They're clip-ins, and I wear them to make my hair thicker, not longer, because highlighting my hair has destroyed any thickness I may have had. :(

11. My Christmas tree is still up. Whoops.

11 Questions from Jenna:

1.  Favorite grilling recipe?

Here's the thing. Lynette doesn't cook. Like, almost ever. Unfortunately for my husband, most nights here at our house are Fend For Yourself Night. Although I do make a mean grilled cheese. And that's grilled. Here's the recipe:

Heat up a pan (but not scalding hot, I have learned)
Butter two slices of bread
Throw buttered sides down of bread on pan
Add cheese
Don't let it burn
Put bread slices together and feed to husband.

2. Favorite date night outfit?

Whatever the hubs requests! He loves my clothes, but his favorite thing to see me in usually is just jeans and a brightly colored t shirt. So as glamorous as I can make that outfit (like with a scarf and some bracelets and a pair of heels) is usually what I'll end up in. I have no complaints.. it's very comfortable!

3. Favorite book?

At the risk of sounding cliché, I'm going to go ahead and say the Bible. It's literally one of the only books I've even read in the last few years. But I also love anything by Joyce Meyer.

4. Amazing person in your life and why?

I'm a sap. I'm going to have to say my husband. I know we've only been married a few months and you're all probably gagging as you read this, but words don't even begin to describe what my husband has been through, what he has achieved and how good of a man he truly is. When you often have people at church approach you with tears in their eyes and tell you how your husband has changed their life or the life of their loved one with his prayer or his sermon, it's hard to be impressed by anyone else. <3

5. Polka dots or stripes?


6. Why did you start a blog?

Because I love style, photography, writing, and connecting with people. And because my husband made me do it so that I would stop talking about starting one and actually just start one. :)

7.  Flats or Stilettos?

HEELS HEELS HEELS! All throughout high school I thought I was a giant, just because at 5'6" I still stood taller than half the guys in high school, so I never wore heels. Then I got to college, met my husband (who is 6'8" and taller than any pair of heels will ever make me!), realized what heels did for my legs and how adorable they are with any outfit, and I've never looked back. I pretty much only wear flats if I'm going to be doing a considerable amount of walking.

8.  Favorite thing you bought in the last two weeks?

I've yet to wear it on the blog, but I just got this new magenta cross-shoulder bag from Love Culture that I'm obsessed with. I keep it out in the open all the time just so I can look at it. We're in love.

9.  Best place in the world?

I'm sure there are much greater places then the Smokey Mountains, but I have not been to them, so I'm going to say the Smokey Mountains. Specifically in Gatlinburg, TN. I have vacationed there with my family several times in my life, and actually stayed in a giant luxury cabin in the mountains with my husband for our honeymoon. It was dreamy.

10. Best present you got over the holidays?

This! A Pandora bracelet with a little carriage charm. My husband surprised me with it a few days after the holidays, and the carriage represents our fairy tale love story. So precious and beautiful. :)

11.  Post a link to your favorite shopping site

I actually rarely shop online for clothes or shoes, but I really love Birchbox.com! Since I'm subscribed to them, I've tried a lot of the stuff in their shop so I feel safe ordering from them!

And Alright. I believe I broke the Liebster Award Code of Ethics. I failed at the finding 11 nominees part. Because I went through most of the blogs I follow, and I could hardly find anyone with less than 200 followers! YOU ALL ARE JUST SO GREAT!
So I just nominated my favorite adorable curly-headed blonde, Mo:

Mo from See Mo Go

Rules for My Nominee:

1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.3. Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
4. Choose 11 bloggers with up to 200 followers to nominate.
5. Go to each bloggers page and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the lovely blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.

My 11 Questions for my Nominee:

1. Why did you start blogging?
2. Who are some of your favorite bloggers?
3. Link us to one of your favorite outfits. Tell us why!
4. What does your perfect day look like?
5. Favorite thing to do outside of blogging?
6. Item of clothing you're most proud of:
7. What does your hair care routine look like?
8. What are your favorite makeup items?
9. Where do you work, and is it what you've always wanted to do?
10. Do you have any pets? Do you want any?
11. What's the best thing to have come out of blogging?

Thanks again, Jenna! :)


  1. So fun learning about you. Great post and I love that you have a twin :)

  2. You are such a doll! Thanks for the nomination! :) Can't wait to start on my post - although let's be honest, finding 11 is going to be quite a task. Maybe my goal will be finidng more than one. haha


  3. I only live an hour from Gatlinburg! Such a gorgeous place! I love posts that tell readers more about the bloggers they follow :]


  4. Lynette!!

    This post is SO amazing, you are such a beautiful person inside and out!! And a twin??!! How neat :-) Love ittt!

    XO Jenna

  5. You look great in every hair color, but I definitely like your current blonde! Congrats on losing that much weight- it is an amazing accomplishment and you look awesome!

    1. That's so encouraging to hear! I debate CONSTANTLY over whether or not to go back to something easier to keep up like brown, but I just love the blonde so much!

  6. Congratulations Lynette, well deserved!

    Zoe xx

  7. Congratulations on the award, Lynette! I;m a big fan of Stacie and What Not To Wear Too!
    Wish you and your family a very happy new year!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  8. Austin is seriously the best city! i'm an austinite, born and raised, and i speak for the whole city when i say we'd love to have you back. and i'm digging that new cross-body of yours! can't wait to see how you style it.

    congrats on the nomination!

    1. Hahahaha, a welcome back from the whole city?! What an honor. Then it's settled. I'm packing my bags tonight.

      Thanks, Nicole! :)

  9. What an interesting post! I loved learning about you! I'm a twin too, although I have a twin brother. Isn't it great. I secretly hope to be blessed with twins one day :) So glad to have found your blog! xoxo

  10. your answer for the first #7 is the same as mine! i have dyed my hair every color in the book! ...i always end up back with my natural hair color tho! :)

    thanks for sharing all those cute and fun facts about you!



  11. Loved reading your answers to these questions and getting to know you! I think my favorite hair color on you is blonde! You look stunning in the pic girl! It's so cool that you have a twin:))!

  12. I'm going to Gatlinburg for my honeymoon in March! He's only been once, so I'm the tour guide, which scares both of us lol.

  13. Wow, so much fun and interesting info! I'm a new follower. :-)