11 Random Facts Brought to You by the Liebster Award!

So I was nominated for a Liebster Award from the ridiculously funny Shauna over at Freckles and Curse Words. 

Reasons why I'm loving her blog right now:

1. We have the same name. And she spells it just like me. The only true way to spell it. S.H.A.U.N.A. Write it down.
2. She watches Walking Dead. I mean...
3. Remember how I mentioned she was funny? Well she's funny. And she says the f-word a lot, which, I think we all can agree, is sometimes really just necessary. Amiright?

Because I have the biggest crush on her blog, I was super excited to be nominated by S.H.A.U.N.A. for a Liebster Award. The Liebster Award is kind of like a - Hey, fellow blogger! I like your shit! - award. Early on in Momma Candy's first few months when I was making connections with other bloggers I received a few Liebster Awards but now that it's been over a year, I've taken my blogging break, and I have a new outlook on the whole blogging thing, I welcome another one.

Plus, I like writing about random stuff. 

The Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award
6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer. 
7. List these rules in your post. Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

I'm starting with eleven random facts about me because I'm a narcissist.

And my 11 random facts:

1. I'm thinking of juicing for health issues. Seriously. But it seems like so much work, and so much food, and so much money. Blah.

2. I can't stand people who brag about themselves in a way that makes it seem like they're not trying to brag about themselves. Like - "Can you believe he said I was the best at xyz?! I mean, I don't see it but..." I see what you're trying to do there. And I can't even look you in the eye because of it.

3. I look at following politics as a hobby. I can't wait until election season. I watch ALL news channels, almost all of the debates, and I watch primary and election night coverage. Political seasons get juicier and juicier every few years and I like to give myself mini heart attacks.

4. I love tattoos. I have seven, all of which I got after turning dirty thirty. I'm almost thirty-three. And, yes, I plan on getting more.

5. I work part time at a gym at night where I supervise a bunch of youngins' who complain about their job not realizing it will probably be the easiest job they ever have. Youth is wasted on the young.

6. I love apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic movies. Even if they're cheesy. I will watch Deep Impact any time I see it on TV.

7. The last movie I saw was Anchorman 2 and by the hymen of Olivia Newton John I thought it was better than the first one.

8. I'm a popcorn freak. I love flavored popcorn, candied popcorn, movie popcorn, ALL THE POPCORN! 

9. I'm also a smoothie freak. I have one three to four mornings out of the week for breakfast. Yes, it's healthy, but I make them mostly because I'm lazy. Throw things in a blender, hit a button, pour in cup, take with you, done.

10. We try to go to Disneyland once a year. Even if we have to stay in questionable hotels to save money, we love going. And having kids made it like infinity times better.

11. Spray tans are my friend. I love them. I'm super white and my skin will only burn. I mean, I could get it to a tannish-pink color eventually if I kept baking myself in the sun on a consistent basis, which is really nice and relaxing and all, but I kind of don't want to get cancer so...spray tans it is! 

Questions for me:

1. What made you decide to start a blog? 

I started blogging almost five years ago for my son. After a while I needed something that didn't center around him because we have four other members in our family and life goes on. A lot of life. I wanted something for me where I could talk about whatever I wanted. Enter Momma Candy.

2. Your dream vacation would be.......

Tahiti. Or Figi. One of those huts that sits over the clear ocean with glass bottom floors so we can see the fish swimming under us. Some type of tropical drink in my hand at all times. I'm not hard to please.

3. Your go to comfort food?

I have two things. Dairy Queen Blizzards and Ramen. Not mixed together. But you cannot beat a Blizzard. And Ramen is my cure for any sickness. Or the morning after drinking. Oriental flavor - the blue package. I want some now. Add Sriracha.

4. Your favourite style era?

I have honestly never thought about it because I'm always just thinking about when the next time I can go buy some tank tops, flip flops, and yoga pants will come. But if I had to answer, I guess I'd say the 50s. I love the full skirts and the dress cuts. The style was sexy in a non-slutty kind of way.

5. Song you could listen to 400,354, 245 times in a row

Let it go!

Not really. But that is actually, currently happening. Let it go all day, every day. 

The song I could listen to on repeat right now would have to be John Legend's All of You. I'm currently obsessed.

6. Wine, Beer, or Liquor?

All of the above!

But if I'm being honest, I prefer wine. And then beer comes second. Liquor sometimes. Beer and wine are predictable. I always know when I've gone too far and when I should slow down. And when I should keep going.

7.  What is the one book you could read over again?

The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree. My mom read it to us over and over again when we were little. And it was the first book my oldest learned to read by himself from beginning to end.

Look, I read. But I'm not a re-reader. I will not reread a book. Just like most movies I don't watch again unless they knock me off my feet, they're classics, or they're funny. Or if it's Frozen, in which case I'm forced to watch it thirty-seven times a day.

8. Is there a goal your working on right now? What is it?

Yes. To stay thin and not blubbery so I can put this almost thirty-three year old, three kid birthing body into a bikini. 

9. If someone gave you a butt load of cash to go back to school, would you go? What for?

Would I go back? I'd entertain the idea. I'd probably go back for nursing.

10. Are you for or against plastic surgery?

I'm for plastic surgery for anyone who feels like they'd feel better with it. I have a lot of friends that have had breast implants and I'm super jealous and want to do it someday. I gave my kids the best my boobs had to offer for a combined five years between the three of them. Are you picking up what I'm dropping? Pun intended.

11. What TV show are you into right now?

Oh, goodness. Currently, I'm into The Real Housewives of Atlanta and NY and Orange County is about to start so that's on my list. But I'm also watching Nashville and Resurrection. We're going into summer, the land of bad TV, so I'll be starting some Netflix TV, possibly trying House of Cards and a new season of Orange is the New Black. And I already miss Walking Dead with all my heart.

Nominated blogs (straight from my "Funny Girls" list on Bloglovin):

Heather Homefaker - Super funny chick with good hair.

Drinking the Whole Bottle -  Funny expat who let's be travel down the road to imperfection with her.
Airing My Dirty Laundry, One Sock at a Time... - Love her style and her Things that Annoy Me Thursday. Thinking of adopting that one.
The Patchwork Paisley - I love her crafty crafts! She is so creative and I miss her blogging!
That's What She Read - Love her stories and her book reviews.
Freckles and Curse Words - And dammit if she already nominated me, I HAVE to nominate her back because I'm laughing at the end of every single blog post.

Questions for the Nominees:

1. What makes you laugh?

2. Are you passive or aggressive? Or passive aggressive?

3. Tell me how much you love TV. Oh, it has to be a question? What do you love on TV right now?

4. What's your favorite snack food? Salty or sweet?

5. What quality do you detest about people on Facebook? Dish!

6. What's your favorite candy?

7. How do you indulge? How do you spoil yourself?

8. What would someone have to do for you to unfriend/unfollow them on any social media platform?

9. What's your favorite line from a movie?

10. What was the last movie you saw? Did you like it?

11. What's your favorite holiday and why?

Thanks, again, fellow Shauna! You rock and so does your blog!


  1. Shauna,
    I love you more and more everytime I read a post (recent follower)! I totally feel you on #2, 4, 5, and 6 but sadly have to add a tummy tuck to your #8/10. ;)
    Thanks for the new blog suggestions! I recently gave up my demanding corp career to be a SAHM, and now I'm trying to get into the Mommy groove and reinvent myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. You are so very welcome! And thanks for reading. Congrats on making the leap to SAHM land.

  3. I love reading these! Your answers are phenomenal! I love Shauna from Freckles too! If your are having smoothing several days a week you are almost there when it comes to juicing. Come on take the leap. You'll love it! I love Spooky Old Tree. It was one of my boys favorite bedtime stories. Go for it with the implant. I have had mine for 14 years and haven't regretted it for one second!

    1. Aww thanks Susie.....your blog is the shit!! Its my "beauty-go-to" blog!!

  4. Thanks for the re-nomination, and the nice words about my blog......means so much! :) I will answer your questions....I love doing fun post like that!!!

  5. Congrats on your award! And thanks for nominating me :)

    Mmm, I so love popcorn too. So tasty.

  6. I'm a freak for popcorn too! :) great post and am so geeky excited to be included!!

  7. Sorry for the delay....questions have been answered! Thanks again for the re-nomination! :)


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