My Blog Was Nominated for a Liebster Award!

Yay!  My Blog Was Nominated for a Liebster Award by Claudia over at Lashes + Beard!   Isn’t she sweet?!

What is a Liebster Award, you ask?

The Liebster Award is given to bloggers by bloggers. It’s given to up and coming bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.  It’s a way to acknowledge and encourage each other, and its a great way to spread the word about smaller blogs who deserve a larger audience.  

I feel so honored that Claudia would nominate me because I really do enjoy her blog, read every post, and think she’s a good writer.  Plus she said I’m “cream of the crop.”

Here’s what I (the recipient) have to do:

1) Each person must list 11things about themselves.
2) Answer the 11questions that the tagger has set for you PLUSyouMUSTcreate 11questions of your own for the 11people you will nominate with this award.

I know this reeks of chain letter, but believe me, it’s so much more.  So much more.  Really.  It is.  Okay, maybe it’s not, but at least Claudia thought I had something worthwhile to say that should be said to a larger audience!  So, I’m doing it.

3) Choose up to 11bloggers linking them to your post.
4) Go to their pages and inform them of the nominations.
5) Absolutely NOtag backs.
6) Remember to ONLYtag bloggers with less than 200followers  

First, the 11 random facts about me…
Bonus!  Already did it a few days ago with the 30 Day Blog Challenge.  If you missed it, just click on Does This Make Me a Narcissist?  But, I only wrote 10, so I need to add one more…

11.  When I was five or six and people used to ask me where I got all my freckles, my answer back was always, “The sun kissed me!” (my husband might not even know that one)

Now to answer Claudia’s questions:
  1. If I were an instrument what would I be?

    A banjo. Because it has roots in hillbillyishness (that’s a word, right?) and it’s kind of awkward and doesn’t fit in many places, but likes to have a good time.

  2. Coke or Pepsi
    Coke.  Unless we’re talking Cherry, then I go with Cherry Pepsi.  I did the Pepsi Challenge at the Taste of Chicago a few years back and I chose Coke.  I always thought I preferred Coke, but the taste test confirmed it.

  3. What was the last song you listened to.  
    Night Fever by The Bee Gees.  During the song, I was thinking how I wish I could have been quick and witty enough to Facebook something like, “I’ve been Jive Talkin’ about Robin Gibb all day in his honor”, on the day he died.  It’s probably a good thing I missed my opportunity because it’s only witty in my own head and I’m sure some of my “friends” would have defriended me over it.

  4. What purpose does blogging fulfill for you?

    Well for the first five years it fulfilled our desire to share about our adoptions with our family and friends.  It was a way to update everyone at once and was great to share our experiences in almost real time. The past few months my blog has been more about practicing writing and sharing it with others in hopes that they get some kind of entertainment out it.

  5. What did you want to be when you were 5?  10?  15?  Now?

    Age 5 – Peter Pan. He could fly, he could fly, he could flyyyyyyy.
    Age 10 – A dentist.  I have no idea why.  Maybe because my uncle was one and I always thought it was cool to have my uncle as our dentist.
    Age 15 – I may have still been working the dentist thing.  I remember filling out one of those career path questionnaires and purposely answering all the questions to lean toward my future as a dentist.
    Age Now – A mom and a writer.  I’m doing both…most days.

  6. What is your favorite snack food?

    Chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie.  I have one almost every day.

  7. What is one tradition you had when you were growing up that you’d like to continue with your family?

    We always visited extended family on major holidays and I still like to do that, whether locally with my sister, or out of state with other relatives.

  8. If you were a pirate looking for buried treasure what would that treasure be?  
    Honestly, I’d probably be too cynical on the whole thing and think there was no treasure, so I wouldn’t bother.  I’d be one of the pirates who don’t do anything.

  9. What is your favorite quote and why?
    Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5)

  10. When is your favorite time of day?

    My morning quiet time, of course…when I get it.  If I don’t, then right before I go to sleep when I’m laying in bed reading a book.

  11. Do you prefer to use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram?
    Facebook is #1 for me for socializing.  Pinterest is awesome for bookmarking and finding new recipes.  Twitter is on my blogging bucket list.  Instagram…that has something to do with photos, right?  I’m not very good with the camera, so that one’s not really for me.

And the nominees are…drumroll please….

There are thousands of blogs out there, but these are ones I actually follow and enjoy that have fewer than 200 followers.

Nominee questions to answer:
  1. What is your favorite book of all time?
  2. Who is your favorite comedian?
  3. What made you want to start blogging?
  4. What is your least favorite food?
  5. Introvert or extrovert?
  6. Where did you grow up?
  7. Where was the last place you went on vacation?
  8. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  9. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  10. Who’s your favorite Olympian?
  11. What did you eat for breakfast this morning?

I can’t wait to read your answers!


    • says

      Gosh, I hope I didn’t make a really crappy assumption that you’ve already received this award and would prefer to do without the chain mail. Because I’m really just one step short of worshipping your blog and I would have totally nominated you.

  1. Dani Hall says

    YEA!! I am so happy for you about your Liebster Award! That is really special.
    I have number 12 for you. You are amazing at knowing songs after only hearing 2 seconds or less. You keep kicking my butt in the Facebook Pop Song game. I mean really, I have won 1 out of something like 10 games we have played. You are one of the few people that win EVERY time. Really you could stop at any time.

  2. Khallsweet says

    Here’s a hint: I’m getting my butt kicked on video game songs, animated films, modern rap, and Today’s hits. My college roommate is even faster than me. I practically danced when I beat her in Alt 90s the other night. Stupid game! I’m addicted!

  3. Dani Hall says

    Oh so am I. It is bad. I am going to buy with all my many tokens animated films RIGHT NOW. You have still have beat me in the other categories. I thought for sure I would get you in modern rap. Only once my friend have I won, but I will win again soon. YES SOON!

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