Impromptu Post – Coolest Thing that has happened to this Blog

So, I’m sitting here checking on my stats for the 42nd time this morning and I see my little message box light up (which is, by the way, in a two way tie for first with when I have a repin on Pinterest).  My finger can’t click fast enough to see what the message says.  To my honor, shock and joy it is an AWARD!


It’s called a Liebster and it’s described as a “chain mail award of appreciation” and it is specifically for bloggers with a small following (less than 200).  I was nominated by Sharaya at She Loves Happy.  Her blog is gorgeous to look at and well written to boot.  I recommend you take a peek!  Thank you, Sharaya!  Thank you, thank you and thank you!

With the award, comes some responsibility (like after Angelina Jolie won her Oscar she had to become a UN Goodwill Ambassador, sort of).  Here are the rules:

The Rules: 

1. Post an acceptance post and include a thank you to the blogger who nominated you

2. Nominate 4-10 bloggers with under 200 followers with links to their blogs

3. Answer 10 questions your nominator sent to you

4. Include 10 questions for your nominees to answer

And the Nominees (well winners, really!) are…

1.  Playing House – Don’t let the name fool you.  This is not another DIY blog.  This is amazing writing that will have you laughing and crying.

2.  Lipstickte – There are great outfit posts and makeup how to’s here.

3. Bigger Than the Three of Us – This house is SO awesome.  Not really sure if there are less than 200 followers, but from what I could tell it looks like a fairly new blog.  Very creative ideas!

4.  Carrie This Home – Great home/family blog.  Lots of fun ideas for kiddos and recipes.  Again, not sure how many followers? But we can all use more, right??

Finding blogs with less than 200 followers is tough!  I will add to the list as I come across new ones!!

And here are my answers to my nominators questions:

1.   Describe your dream vacation.  My dream vacation would be at a lake in a rustic little cottage, but one with WIFI, because no one in my family can breathe if they are not connected to some type of a device.  It would be peaceful and fun and there would be places to go, like antique stores and miniature golf and arcades.  And good food.  Cooked by either my husband or someone else that is not me.

2. What is one goal you hope to accomplish with your blog?  My goal is to share my enthusiasm for my family and home with other people.  And to write well.  I want people to think or laugh or agree or disagree when they read what I write.

3.  What is your favorite holiday?  Thanksgiving.  Easiest question on here.  Love it.  Always have.  My nine year old daughter loves it, too.  Better than Christmas.  Because of the food.  Yeah.

4.  What is one food you will not eat?  Anything that is beyond it’s expiration date.  Other than that, I’m game!

5.  If you could speak any language, what would it be and why?  I would choose Greek so I could teach it to my daughter who is obsessed with Greek Mythology and the Percy Jackson series.

6.  Are you a good dancer? So bad.  So, so, so bad!

7.  Do you prefer bubbles baths or showers?  What is this bubble bath you speak of?  I seem to remember having one many, many years ago.  When children didn’t try to break the door down while I was trying to relax.

8.  If you could ask your future self one question what would it be?  Did the kids turn out ok??

9.  What other countries have you been to?  I’ve been to Canada, Bermuda, Bahamas, Nevis, Antigua (oops my inner blonde almost wrote Puerto Rico, he he)(and now my inner double guesser just googled it to make sure it is not a country, definitely not), Spain, Portugal, England if you count spending one night when my plane got stuck at the airport.  I think that’s all!

10.  What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?  Ox.  When I was in Spain.  Does not taste like chicken, FYI.

And here are my 10 Questions for my Nominees to Answer!

1.  What inspires you?

2.  You won $1,000,000.00 in the lottery.  What do you do first?

3.  If you could live anywhere on earth (and take whomever you wanted along), where would it be?

4. What thing can you not live without?

5.  Under or over for the beginning of the toilet paper roll?

6.  A stranger has a giant piece of spinach stuck in their teeth.  Do you tell them?

7.  I just added an hour to each day.  What do you do with your hour?

8.  At a movie theatre, which arm rest is yours?

9.  What is the best thing you’ve tried from Pinterest?

10.  Who would play you in the movie of your life?

Again, a HUGE thank you to Sharaya from She Loves Happy.  This made my day!

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