Features + Awards

Did you enjoy Mark’s post yesterday?  He just moved back to his home after graduating and it was emotional for him.  He kept saying, “We’re big tough men.  We don’t cry” (think that in a big, tough man voice) buuuuut he totally cried.  I even called it that he would cry in front of his best friend and… I win.  He has been friends with his BFF and roommates since freshman year in college and as you may know, it can be pretty hard keeping the same friends for four years.  In freshman year, you’re super excited about being in college and you get close to your dorm.  Then people start finding their own activities and they become close with those people, slowly drifting away from dorm friends.  Not Mark and his friends.  They’ve been together for four years and I know they will remain friends for forever (it sounds like they’re in a five way relationship…).


I’m completely sweating right now and it’s miserable.


I feel like this is going to be my life for the next few months.  And I’m totally paranoid of these giant, poisonous bugs that they’re telling us to be aware of.  Someone save me!

Okay, I don’t know what this has to do with the post, but I thought you would like to know my sweaty problems.  Now onto what I wanted to blog about!

I was featured on Milk + Crown as a Wonderfully Made Woman!  Kristyn started this feature to showcase women and the things they love about themselves.  In today’s society, there are so many outside influences telling us we’re not pretty enough or not good enough, when in reality, every woman out there has features about themselves that they should be proud of.

Wonderfully Made

I was so happy that I was able to have the chance to be featured on Kristyn’s blog, because she’s one of my favorite bloggers!  She’s incredibly sweet and I love how inspirational and down to earth her blog is.  Be sure to check out the feature, as well as her blog.

You can totally see how many tabs I have open haha!


I was also nominated for a Liebster Award!  This is awesome because I’ve never been nominated for anything before!  It makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something :)  Thank you to Lauren at Boston Sweet Tea Party  for nominating me!

Liebster Award

1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
2. List 11 facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions posted by the person who nominated you.
4. Nominate 5 other blogs with 200 followers or less.
5. Ask 11 new questions for the nominee-blogs to respond to.
Lets see… 11 facts about myself… Whenever people ask me to state facts about myself I can’t think of anything or I tell people the same things I said before.
1.  I studied abroad in Seoul.
2.  My parents met at the university’s medical center that I went to.
3.  I don’t like shellfish.
4.  I’ve seen Sandra Bullock in real life (<3).
5.  My brother has been mistaken for my boyfriend before (ew).
6.  My favorite season is fall.
7.  I drove a Scion.
8.  My favorite dessert is chocolate chip cookies.
9.  My first pets were two turtles named Rocky and Lily.
10.  My favorite number is 16.


1. What is your biggest fear? 
Disappointing the ones who love me
2. Why did you start blogging?
I’ve always loved writing.  I always wrote in travel journals or kept a diary, so I decided to take it online.  I’ve been becoming more interested in photography, so I also hope to improve on my skills.  I use blogging as a creative outlet and a place where I can go back and relive my memories.
3. What is your favorite holiday?
4. What person in your life makes you laugh the most?
Mark :)
5. Do you prefer the mountains or the beach? 
Hmm… it really depends.  At this time, the mountains.
6. What’s your favorite food to order for take-out?
Chipotle haha!
7. What’s your dream job?
Something that involves traveling.
8. What’s your one guilty pleasure?
9. Where is your favorite place that you have ever visited?
Ahh!  There are so many places that I love!  I love Japan, Seoul, Machu Picchu, Paris, and so much more.
10. What is your favorite comfort food?
Pho.  I really need to find a good pho place here.
11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Are you still writing your blog?
I honestly have no idea.  I hope to still be traveling.  I could possibly still be living here in Japan.  And I would love to still be writing my blog!


1.  Where is your favorite novel?
2.  Who is your role model?
3.  Where is one place you would love to visit?
4.  Would you rather bungee jump off a bridge or swim with sharks?
5.  If you had to eat the same thing for the next year, what would you eat?
6.  If you could be any animal, what animal would you be?  7.  What is one sport you wish you did?
8.  If you could meet one person from the past, would would it be and why?
9.  What’s your favorite breakfast food?
10.  Spring or Fall?



  1. Erika

    Mallory!!! Thank you so much for nominating me for the Liebster Award!!! I was already nominated back in June: http://www.chimerikal.com/2013/06/the-liebster-award.html, but I am so happy you thought of me and will answer your questions here in the comments! :)

    1. What is your favorite novel? I love the Harry Potter series!!!!

    2. Who is your role model? Oh man, I have a long list, but let’s pick two for now: J.K. Rowling & Oprah

    3. Where is one place you would love to visit? I really want to see Australia!

    4. Would you rather bungee jump off a bridge or swim with sharks? Umm, haha… both sound scary… probably bungee jump!

    5. If you had to eat the same thing for the next year, what would you eat? Either hummus and chips or guacamole and chips… I guess I kinda already do this, haha!

    6. If you could be any animal, what animal would you be? I’d be a cheetah — because I’d be fast and always in style, especially at the Jersey Shore!

    7. What is one sport you wish you did? When I was little, I wanted to do gymnastics really badly. Oh, and hockey!

    8. If you could meet one person from the past, would would it be and why? Walt Disney because he inspires me so much.

    9. What’s your favorite breakfast food? Oooh, good one. Mmm, the right kind of pancakes, cheesy eggs, and fake bacon… Yummmmmm.

    10. Spring or Fall? Fall! Love the changing of the leaves, the crisp weather, the activities, and how it just seems like an exciting time full of beginnings!

    • Mallory

      Yay! It shows you how great you are :) I loved reading your answers! I feel like we’re the same person. I would have answered the same for a lot of these! I love Walt Disney, hummus and guacamole, I’ve always wanted to do gymnastics, LOVE HARRY POTTER, love fall… and everything!

      • Erika

        Haha, yesssssssss! :) Ahhh that is so awesome about the answers being the same! Ah, I do feel a certain kinship with you Mallory and this solidifies it, haha! :) YAY!!!

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