Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Liebster Award

I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by the beautifully, talented Beth, over at Becoming a Virtuous Woman, so happy! I am very excited to be nominated and thank you, Beth for this opportunity!
Here is what Beth defined the Liester Award as:  {she explained it much better than I could have...heck, I'd never heard of it until she nominated me:)}

What is a Liebster Award?
The Liebster award is not an actual paper award or trophy of any kind. It’s a kind of chain award that is given by anyone to anyone deemed worthy. Here are few things about it:
  • The Liebster Award is given to up-and-coming blogs of less than 200 followers.
  • It is a blogger to blogger award, you  nominate 5 bloggers with less than 200 readers, “liebster” is "dearest" in German.
  • It’s quite an honor to be chosen by another blogger for this award! 
  • It’s also another way for bloggers to get themselves “out there” and to meet other bloggers.

What do you do?
Write a post about it including the following:

  • Answer the 11 questions posted by the nominator on her blog.
  • Give 11 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 5-11 other new up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers.
  • Make up 11 more questions to pass on to the bloggers that you choose to nominate.
  • Thank your nominator in your post with a link back to her blog.
  • Upon your post going live, contact your nominees about your nomination for them.
My nomination questions:
  1. Why and when did you begin blogging? I originally began blogging around a year ago and my intentions were to blog DIY's around the house, however, I found it to be too stressful and I just wasn't ready to blog nor did I have enough stuff to DIY! So, I stopped and started back up about 2 months ago and I am blogging about raising my boys and the things of life.
  2. What is your best blogging tip? Since, I have very little blogging experience this is a hard one but I am going on a limb and saying consistency {do as I say, not as I do;)}
  3. What is your biggest accomplishment? I would say  it is having Zachary and raising him to love God with all his heart, soul, and mind.
  4. What do you do in your free time? Haha, free time! I forgot what that is! But, every 1st and 3rd weekend of the month the hubs and I do get a date night and I enjoy spending time with him, just us connecting!
  5. How did you meet your husband/significant other? I met my hubby on Eharmony in July of 2009 and by December of 2009 we were married:)  We first met in person at Ruby Tuesdays in Litchfield {halfway point between our houses at the time}
  6. What books have you read recently? I am working on being more conscious and consistent in my bible reading so when I do read I try and grab the bible!
  7. What is something that you have learned recently? I've learned I need to be more intentional in my tone of voice and actions. That even if I am not intending for them to be hurtful they can, so, I need to filter my voice and actions for frequently!
  8. What is something you want to learn? I really want to learn how to cut in when painting! {I know, silly but I think it would be awesome to make great cut ins!}
  9. What is your favorite food? Hands down fresh salsa! {when I was pregnant I could easily go through 6 jars a week my record was 11!!}
  10. How is your typical Friday night spent? My step boys go to their mom's most Friday nights so usually we have supper at home and then play games until they leave...sometimes after they leave little man, daddy and mommy go for frozen yogurt but most times we just snuggle up for movies!
  11. Who are your blogger "inspirations?" the ones I look most forward to reading are: A Joyful Noise, House of Rose, House of Smith's, and Thrifty Decor Chick

  1. I love coffee.
  2. Once I get up to go to the bathroom I am up I can't seem to just lay back down and go to sleep again.
  3. I love being a stay at home mom, like it is my pride and joy to watch my kids develop into their amazing selves every day!
  4. I have the ultimate sweet tooth, yet have never had a cavity {knock on wood}
  5. My hubs in technically a genius and at times I feel very small because he knows SO much and I have to Google everything!
  6. I became a believer in Jesus Christ in November of 2009 {still learning what all this means but my heart is for Him}
  7. I desire to be an ultrasound tech once I get the little ones all in school
  8. I do not like exercising, like at all, but, I NEED too!
  9. The hubs and I are now on Weight Watchers and making it a "lifestyle" not a "diet"!
  10. I despise dirt and hair on my kitchen floor, yes, I mop the floor on my hands and needs around 4 times a day!
  11. I do not like doing laundry. I don't like it so much that at times we've had 11-15 loads to catch up on! SAHM fail right there!!

Now my nominations go to:

Kaysi @ A Joyful Noise

Ashley@ My Nesting Instincts

Kara @ Karaful Thoughts

Victoria @ You & Me + the Dog

Blake @ Journey to Indochina

  1. What inspired you to start blogging?
  2. What  is your greatest life achievement {so far}?
  3. What is your favorite childhood memory?
  4. How did you meet your significant other?
  5. What if the most challenging thing you've had to accomplish? How did you do it?
  6. Favorite book ever read?
  7. How do you do your part in keeping the earth green?
  8. What are your favorite blogs to keep up with?
  9. What is your favorite dessert?
  10. What is your favorite quote?
  11. Where would you love to vacation if money wasn't a factor?
Thank you again Beth for your nomination!


  1. I want to personally thank you for the award!! :)