There's A Blogger Award?

May 6, 2013

This morning, while I was dressing a set for a local theater company, my phone went off.  Waiting for me was a Facebook message from Danielle at Snippets of Inspiration telling me that she had nominated me for a Liebster Award! I was excited, yay, an award, but then I was confused.  As a blogging newbie, I had absolutely no idea what it was!

Danielle is a great writer, her posts are always so clear and helpful, I knew she would fill me in! She very eloquently explained that The Liebster is an award given to new bloggers by other new bloggers, in a sort of chain letter fashion.  I was very flattered, however, I am not quite as eloquent as Danielle so I am just going to list the gist of this award!

The Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

If the nominee decides to accept the award, they must:
1.Answer the 11 questions posed
2.Post 11 facts about themselves
3. Nominate 5-11 bloggers
4. Tell them they have been nominated
5.Create a list of 11 questions for the nominees to answer

It looks like fun (and isn't that what blogging is supposed to be all about) and I am honored, so here we go!
Here are the answers to my 11 Questions:

1. Why and when did you begin blogging?  I started blogging this past March.  I wanted to focus on finding beauty and grace in every day.  I thought blogging would force me to do so.

2. What is your best blogging tip?  There are so many experienced bloggers out there writing great "How To" them! 

3. Which do you prefer- Blogger or WordPress? Why?  Blogger! It's all I know! :)

4. What books have you read recently?  Tell The Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt and A Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.

5. What is something that you’ve learned recently?  How to write and alter HTML code. 

6. What do you do in your free time?  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  There never seems to be enough time to just be with each other.

7. How did you meet your husband/significant other?  Although we didn't start dating until much later, we met through a mutual friend at a roller skating rink when we were thirteen.

8. What is your biggest accomplishment?  I would say that it has something to do with my raising my children, but that job is never done, so I would say getting my Master's Degree in Elementary Education.

9. What is your favorite food?  Pizza, pizza, pizza!  Did I mention that my favorite food is pizza?

10. What is your favorite movie? Why?  Hmmm... tough one, one of my favorite movies is Moonstruck.  I am Italian and so much of what I see on the screen resembles my early memories of family life.  I also love opera, romance and smart comedy...happy endings rate big with me too.

11. Are you a homemaker or career woman? Why?  I am a homemaker at present.  I taught elementary school and loved every second of it, but when the babies came, I resigned. 

Here are 11 Facts About Me!

1. I have a 16 year old cat with one eye named Scarlett.
2. I live in the same small town where I grew up.
3. I hardly ever watch TV.
4. I have a weakness for classic rock music and I listen to it very loud when no one else is home.
5. I love, love, love the beach.
6. I eat chocolate every single day~ Rolos are my favorite.
7. I am a huge fan of old black and white movies (and I quote them often!)
8. French is my favorite foreign language.
9. I originally went to college for fashion design.
10. I am the costume designer for a local theater company.
11. I had absolutely no internet presence (no Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) until I started blogging. Now I am everywhere!

...And The Nominees Are... (I tried to make sure your followers were under 200~If I goofed, sorry~ but I really like your blog!)

1. Golden Boys and Me ~ Courtney
2.French Happy Nest ~ Marianne
3.Happy House and Home ~ Julia
4.Middleage Monologues ~ Mystery Funny Lady
5. Cozy, Stylish, Chic ~ Jeanne

11 Questions for The Nominees

1. What is the main focus of your blog?
2. What is your favorite candy?
3. Fiction or Non-fiction?
4. What is your favorite season? Why?
5. Are you an animal momma?
6. Do you like to cook? If so, what is your favorite dish to prepare?
7. What is your favorite movie?
8. What did you find most surprising about blogging?
9. What sport/ activity did you do in school?
10 What was your most frivolous purchase?
11. What is the one thing you will not leave the house without?

If you decide to accept it, have fun with it and thanks again to Danielle, I am glad someone likes what I'm writing! ;)

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  1. Congrats, Kim! And thanks for nominating me as well. I'm definitely in, but it might take me a day or two to get my act together as you know how it gets trying to juggle work, family, getting dinner on the table… You caught me off guard, but I'm totally flattered! You'll be hearing from me shortly...

    1. Jeanne, I totally hear you! I was home with a sick kid today or I would've had to sit on this for days! I don't think there is any rush involved, so take your time and I do love your blog, you have a great eye! I am following you on Facebook now too! Have to check you out on Pinterest next!

  2. Congratulations for the award! It's so exciting to be recognized when you are a newbie blogger. :)

  3. Hello! Congratulations to you! You have a great blog and look forward to all of your posts! Thank you for the nomination! ((HUGS)) I'm not sure how to proceed, but I will answer q's and make a post on my website and let you know when it's done. If I need to do anything else, please let me know! Thank you again! Jules

    1. I know, it's a bit overwhelming! I wanted to do everything just right, too, but it sounds like you've got it! Congratulations again~ I really do enjoy your blog! Can't wait to see who you nominate! :)

    2. You're so sweet, and I love your blog! I'm trying to email you but my email is saying No reply blogger? Anyway, I just don't know how to check for sure that the blogs I nominate are under 200...

  4. Woo Hoo! Your post about the award is awesome! It's rather exciting to be meeting new bloggers this way! I'm glad we're friends now....I've put you in my daily blog list that I visit! Thanks for the kind words! Have a great day!

    1. Thanks again Danielle! It was a very fun post to write! I am following you on G+ so I can see all of your great content every day as well! You're right, it is lovely to meet new friends, it's been a completely unexpected perk of blogging! :) Enjoy your week!

  5. Hi Kim ! Thank you so much for nominating me, I'm actually blushing right now ! I'll make sure to play along sometime in the next days ! Take care !

    1. Hi Marianne! I just love your blog. Everything is so very well done! I love checking it out! :) Kim

  6. Congratulations! Just stopped by to check out your blog after you left a nice comment on mine:) About eight of your eleven things about you describe me perfectly...I have a 16 yr old cat, live by the beach and love it, studied five years of french, don't get me started on chocolate lol!! Take care :)

    1. Thanks for popping by Christy ~ kindred spirits for sure! ;) Kim

  7. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Moonstruck!! It's so romantic and so perfectly ITALIAN!!!! I love their house and the music and the clothes and the hair and the makeup!! just have to be my twin sister...except you have blonde hair, are obviously taller than I am and about 10+ years younger...but that's okay! LOL BTW....meant to tell you, I was nominated last week for this...will be doing one of these posts in the near future! The problem is that I don't know 5 other bloggers who haven't been nominated...LOL

    1. A Moonstruck fan, too?? Oh definitely of my all time favorites! I feel like the writer was sitting at some of our family dinners...we quote that movie often! Too funny. Congrats on your award!

  8. I enjoyed getting to know you a bit more. I look forward to growing our bloggy friendship. Hugs!

    1. And you, as well, Katherine! :) That was sweet of you to read about me and leave a comment.


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