Liebster Award

The lovely Ms. Carolyn at Perspective nominated me for a Liebster Award.  Her blog is beautiful, her creativity knows no bounds, and she takes beautiful pictures.

Wow!  I am honored and humbled.  Thank you.

I've been blogging for 3 years now but have only recently started to network online where I've learned a lot and met many lovely people.  It's nice to be labeled "Up-and-Coming."  ;)

The Liebster Award rules:

Bloggers nominate other up and coming bloggers (with less than 200 followers) for the award.

If you receive the Liebster, you must:

  • Tell 11 random things about yourself.
  • Answer the 11 questions the nominator has asked you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and make sure you notify them
Part 1

  1. I really don't do bodily excretions; they make me gag.  I'm not sure how Diva and I made it through those first few years.
  2. Even though I've only taken one speech class ever, I get asked to speak at various events all the time.  It could be that my "verbal diarrhea," as Engineer says, comes in handy at times.
  3. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
  4. My collection of etiquette books span the late 1800s to present day.
  5. There is nothing on earth more important to me than Engineer and Diva...not even coffee.
  6. It is beyond me why zombies are so popular.  They are dead, want to eat you, and are grody (see number 1.)
  7. Words like "grody" are still in my every day vocabulary at age 35.
  8. True bliss in my eyes is being barefoot in the kitchen, singing bluegrass music at the top of my lungs, and cooking up a storm.
  9. My in-laws (both sets) are wonderful.
  10. The cat and I have an on-again-off-again relationship.
  11. I don't like being serious.  It's not fun.
Part 2

  1. Favorite book?  I don't re-read books and most of the time I forget the details soon after I've read them, but I do remember how I feel about them (that's fruity, I know.)  So with that in mind, I have had a deep emotional response to Where the Red Fern Grows, The Phantom of the Opera, To Kill a Mockingbird, Bel Canto (until the end and then I hated it), This Present Darkness, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Bell JarThe Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Les Miserables (love me some Victor Hugo.)  I just realized that those are almost all sad books where someone dies.  What does that say about me?  Yikes!
  2. Cats or Dogs?  Dogs definitely, see number 10 above.
  3. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?  Getting prepared for Diva's college graduation party.
  4. What is your favorite form of social networking?  Blogging.  It's the written form of verbal diarrhea, see number 2.
  5. What are you most excited about in 2013?  Getting out of debt
  6. Favorite holiday?  Thanksgiving and Christmas are equally wonderful so I'm going to go with the holiday season from October 31st to January 1st.
  7. Coffee or Tea?  If you need to ask, you haven't been around here very long, see number 5.
  8. What do you do in your spare time?  I'm thinking of spare time as time that is not being productive and in that time Engineer and I watch TV together.
  9. Any weird habits?  Probably but they are my habits so I wouldn't consider them weird.  Maybe you should ask someone else that question about me.  ;)
  10. What's your favorite smell?  Fresh flowers
  11. How many siblings do you have?  1 brother

I'm going to take a few liberties with the whole 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers requirement (sorry.)

These are some blogs that aren't huge but I really like their point of view, photos, and/or information.  In other words, they're on my reading list because they're fabulous.

I hope you check them out if you haven't already.

The lovely Brooke at Custom Style who brings my hats back to their former glory
Ms. EnPlace has amazing recipes and a deep love for her roots
Ms. Elle from Dig Deep Design is someone that I just want to have over for coffee
The Earthling's Handbook makes me think
Ms. Susan at You Go Girl is a fellow Marshallite and always has great recipes

Thanks again Ms. Carolyn!  :)


  1. yay for awards! following you! :)


  2. Congratulations! Well deserved! My stomach went haywire with the lemon water this morning, but trying again in the am!! From

    1. Thank you and oh dear. I hope haywire in the good, or rather, expected way. :) Maybe less lemon or vinegar tomorrow? I usually put in a tsp. vinegar and one slice of lemon. Hopefully that helps. Good luck!

  3. Congratulations on the award! The first thing that I attracted me to your blog is the design, then the content just kept me hooked. This is well deserved! :)

    1. Awww...shucks. >blush< Thanks so much Ms. Natasha. You are too kind.

  4. Well, I'm flattered at your kind words for me!
    I think I should follow YOUR lead though... you have way more followers than me!!! :)
    I totally love the word grody... so adding that to my vocab!
    You're a gem, loved your comment on my 'other' blog too!

    1. They are very true words Ms. Carolyn. Glad I could help expand your vocabulary in some small way. ;) Thanks again.

  5. Congratulations on your award and thank you for passing it on to me. Thank you, also for your kind words about my blog. I enjoyed reading your random things and getting to know you more!

    1. Well thank you very much Ms. Michelle and congrats to you! I look forward to reading your random things. :)

  6. Congratulations and thanks for passing the nomination on to me! I will try to accept it officially once my crazy cheerleading uniform build is over. =)

    1. I can't wait to see how you answer the questions. :)

  7. It took me 3 weeks, but I have finally written my award acceptance post. It *is* hard to think of 11 other small blogs to nominate, isn't it?! Well, I did my best. Thanks again for choosing me!

    1. I think your post was great Ms. Becca and I always enjoy your posts. :)


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