Wednesday, April 17, 2013

the Liebster award

These are the rules for the Liebster Award:

~Thank the blogger who presented you with the Liebster Award, and link back to his or her blog.
~Answer the 11 questions from the nominator; list 11 random facts about yourself, and create 11 questions for your nominees.
~Present the Liebster Award to 11 bloggers, who have blogs with 200 followers or less, whom you feel deserve to be noticed. Leave a comment on the blogs letting the owners know they have been chosen. (No tag backs.)
~Upload the Liebster Award image to your blog.

~ Linnea's new rule: don't feel that you must participate. This is solely for fun. 

Thanks again to Sara at The Emet Mommy for nominating me for the award! It's sweet of you to like my little blog enough to promote it.

Now, normally, I'm a rule follower. I like neat little boxes and square corners. I like neat, clean, predictable. But I really don't like stuff like this. I do understand that it can drive traffic to one's blog, which is great, but I feel pigeonholed, like the friendship bread thing, or like chain letters, or those ridiculous "repost this or God doesn't love you" things on Facebook.  

So I'm gonna break the rules a bit, and allow y'all to do the same. (Did you see that? A Yankee girl using y'all. If that's not rule breaking...)

Here are the 11 questions I have to answer:
1. What's your favorite color?
   Blue. Almost any shade of blue, but I love the lighter ones best.
2. Do you think you are beautiful? Why or why not?
   Yes. Because beauty comes from the inside out, and I'm continually relying on God to change me for the better. Besides, my husband thinks I am, so it must be true! ;o)
3. Are you evening gown or jeans and T-shirt?
  Both? I love dressing up, but I wear nicer casual clothes almost every day.
4. Who is your personal hero?
 My mommy. She's a great friend, and has given so much to take care of me.
5. What's on your ipod these days?
I don't actually know where my iPod is, but I've been listening to some choral music on YouTube in preparation for a concert! Rachmaninoff, Culloton, Whitacre...
6. What's your favorite thing to cook?
Spaghetti. Quick, easy, and delicious.
7. Why do you blog?
I love that there's a way for me to spill all my thoughts on a "page" without having to run my mouth at my hubby when he first gets home - haha! It means that I can share what's on my mind without being the-annoying-one-who-doesn't-stop-talking. And I can delete things I didn't mean to say. It also helps me to visually focus on the positive things in my life and helps me to gain perspective! Besides, I like the community.
8. What is your favorite time of day?
Morning, with sun streaming in. 
9. Coffee or tea?
Tea, please. No sugar or cream, unless it's a chai latte. 
10. When you get to Heaven what do you hope to hear God say?
"Well done, daughter."
11. Will Ferrell love him or hate him?
Here are 11 random facts about me:

1.I'm cutting out dairy to see if it helps my son feel better. He has been a very fussy baby since day one, and I'm hoping this helps!
2. I love ice cream, (especially Turkey Hill's Extreme Cookies and Cream) therefore, the previous is difficult.
3. I play the piano.
4. I prefer impressionist art, but appreciate almost all fine art.
5. There are only three colors of nail polish in my current collection, and I haven't used them since my baby was born!
6. I wish I could figure out how to fit in running and Pilates in each day.
7. I'm looking for more cloth diapers to add to my collection of 12.
8. I've been to all but 10 of the United States. Most of those I haven't visited are on the West Coast.
9. My first kitten was orange.
10. I had an orange-themed birthday party when I turned 15.
11. I have some silver hairs, and  I'm not even 30 yet. I've decided not to dye them, either.
12. I hate feeling like I must write on my blog. This is purely for fun and positivity.

Here are the 11 questions for the bloggers I nominated:
1. Do you prefer being indoors or outdoors/ Why?
2. Do you have any siblings? Do you feel that it affects who you are now?
3. What do you do for exercise?
4. If you could be anywhere in the world for 24 hours, where would you go and what would you do?
5. What or who inspires you?
6. What comes to mind when you think of the word "honor"?
7. Do you have a favorite breakfast cereal? What is it? (For the record, I have two faves: Cheerios, General Mills brand only, and Cracklin' Oat Bran.)
8. Mac or PC? Why?
9. Pen, pencil, or crayons?
10. Tell me about your pet(s). Or, if you don't have one, tell me about a "pet" idea or project of yours.
11. What keeps you from taking the steps to become what you've dreamed?

Here are the (eight) blogs I nominated:

1 comment:

Sara Brunner said...

Awe! I appreciate you taking the time to do this! It was so nice to read your answers! I'm sorry I made you feel obligated. Please know that was not my intention! I just love your blog and your sweet spirit and wanted to share.