Sunday, May 19, 2013

Liebster Award

What comes to mind when you hear the word "liebster"?
A kids game? (aka Leapster)
Maybe some kind of foreign breakfast pastry?
How about a Justin Beiber brand knock-off?
Well, liebster is German for “love”, “sweetheart” or “dearest”.
In the blogging world, it's better known for being a virtual award.
And I was nominated for this liebster-ific opportunity by
my sweet friend Britany who creates
{Click it, check it , love it!}
This "award" {parenthesized because it isn't a physical award; more of a cool recognition} is passed around from blogger to blogger to help smaller blogs build a bigger community.
I can dig that! I'M IN!!
So, THANK YOU BRIT, I accept your nomination whole-heartedly!
Here are the Liebster-ific rules:
1) Thank your nominator {include a link back to their blog}.
2) Answer the 11 questions given to you by your nominator.
3) Post 11 facts about yourself.
4) Nominate 5-11 other up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers- no tag backs!
5) Come up with 11 questions for you nominees to answer.
6) Let your nominees know you nominated them so that they can pass on the Liebster Love!
Here are my questions from her and my answers . . . from me. =)
1) Why did you start blogging? I started because my mom wanted to keep track of my family's adventures when we moved to Phoenix. I think it's gotten a little out of hand. I may need an intervention soon.
2) What is your favorite thing about your blog/blogging? I LOVE to create things digitally! Computers are my happy place and there's no mess to clean up!
3) What blog post or project you are most proud of? So far, it's my post on Classroom Cheers - 10 Ways to Praise. It took a lot for me to actually post a video of myself doing some ridiculous things. I have severe Social Anxiety Disorder and could NEVER have done that a couple years ago. I've come a long way and I like that!
4) What is your least favorite food and why? I. HATE. TUNA. It's smelly, greasy, and looks like hamster vomit.
5) What is the best book you have ever read? I will always love the book To Kill A Mockingbird. It was required reading in high school. I had a difficult time during those years and this book taught me to be patient, to be friendly, to look for the good in others, and to stand up for what I believe. <3
6) How do you handle a stressful day? I'd like to say that I don't eat enormous amounts of sugary deliciousness but I cannot tell a lie. I have a serious sweet tooth!
Actually, I don't think I handle a stressful day: it handles me! Seriously, I think I'm allergic to stress; I break-out in stupid!
My mind gets jumbled. My words come out weird. And then I take a nap.
7) What is one thing your children will remember about you? My mantras to them: "Being obedient keeps me safe and happy!"  AND   "Be grateful for what you have instead of whining about what you don't!" Confucius and I are buds.
8) What is the best thing about you? I have a good sense of humor. It was forged in high school amid jeers, bullying, name-calling, and embarrassment. But now I know who I am and where I belong. I'm ok with being less than perfect.
9) If you could have any superhero power what would it be? I would want to fly! Although if you've seen my white SUV cruisin' to work, you may think I already posses that one!
10) What do you have the hardest time completing? The laundry. That is a never-ending chore. My 3 boys can make impressive amounts of filthy clothes. It's pretty much the bane of my existence.
11) What color best describes you? I have no idea! My favorite color is black because I think it's classic, timeless, and elegant; it goes with everything. What color would YOU say for me?
SO that's already information overload! But I will give you 11 random facts about me:
1~ I am allergic to cats . . . and their attitudes.
2~ When I was young, I wanted to be a body builder. (OBVIOUSLY DIDN'T HAPPEN!)
3~ I love the 40's! The hair, shoes, clothes, music, movies, all of it!
4~ I am the 2nd of 6 kids, 2 boys and 4 girls.
5~ The Stud & I have been married for 14 years.
6~ I believe strawberries are the perfect food.
7~ I can laugh like Pee-wee Herman.
8~ I lived in Canada for 18 months.
9~ I never got asked to Prom.
10~ I love peanut butter {specifically Simply JIF}.
11~ I like every kind of music except country. It makes my ears close up.
PHEW!! That's a ton of useless trivia.
Now, the bloggers I nominate for the Liebster Award are:
1 - Kyndal at Penn Pals ~ she's my cousin's daughter, a gorgeous young lady, and serious fashionista!
2 - Megan at Living Beyond Measure~ she's a whiz in the kitchen! Her strawberry cream cheese bread is divine!

6- Katrina at My Mama Always Said~ she has fantastic recipes that help you eat to live, not the other way around!
And here are your questions:
1} How do you spend your free time?
2} What is your favorite season and why?
3} What is the most exciting thing you’ve ever done?
4} What are the five words that would best describe you?
5} What is your favorite dessert?
6} What was your favorite stuffed animal as a kid?
7} What are you 3 favorite websites?
8} What's your biggest pet peeve?
9} What product could you NOT live without?
10} If you had to live in a decade other than the current one, which would you choose?
11} What's your favorite color palette?
That wraps it up, Sweeties!


  1. Fantastic Post! Love ya girl!

    1. Thanks Doll! It took me FOREVER becuase I kept erasing and writing over & over!

  2. This is awesome! I had never heard of it before! :D Check me out here:

    1. Well then, I HEREBY NOMINATE YOU FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS AWARD! Thanks for stopping by! =)