Liebster Award ~ Triple Nomination

Three months ago {December 10, 2012 to be exact} I was nominated by Haley at The Saucy Apple for the Liebster Award.  But I was a slouch and new to blogging ~ feeling a bit overwhelmed, and busy with Christmas ~ two weeks away, and when I finally remembered about the nomination it was mid January and I thought I had waited too long to respond and so I just “forgot” about it.  I’m sorry, Haley.  Still friends?

On February 23, 2013, I received my second nomination from Tasya at My House and Home.  So that reminded me about my first nomination and I was determined to follow through this time and address questions from Haley and Tasya.  So I’ve been giving it a lot of thought ~ those questions needed more than an impulse answer!

And then surprise.  Krista at Joyful Healthy Eats extended a nomination on March 11, 2013.  Which brings me to today.  I’m determined to move beyond the “thinking about it” phase to the actually “doing it” phase.

I feel so honored that three friends in the blogging world have liked my blog well enough to nominate it. Thank you Haley, Tasya, and Krista.  I’m going to answer a few of each of your questions {by now 33 seems overwhelming for me and tedious for readers}, I hope that’s OK with you.  Here goes:

liebster award

The Liebster Award is a perpetual award nomination which is given by bloggers to up-and-coming bloggers who have fewer than 200 {or so} followers, and is a way for us all to get to know them.

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

Liebster Award rules:

1. Write 11 random things about myself.
2. Answer the 11 questions posed by the person who nominated me.
3. Create 11 new questions.
4. Nominate 11 up-and-coming bloggers and link them in my post.
5. Thank the person that nominated me.
6. Tell the new nominees that I’ve nominated them.

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1. I read magazines from the back forward and I always tear out the two-sided ads before reading.
2. The first vehicle I bought was a Toyota pick-up truck.
3. I say I don’t like tapioca or rice pudding but I’ve actually never tasted either one.
4. When I was in 9th grade I was the student body secretary of my Junior High school.
5. Except when I’m wearing a dress or skirt, I only wear white socks.
6. I almost always wear clear nail polish on my fingernails and colored on my toenails.
7. I don’t like to eat ice cream with cake or brownies ~ I’ll only eat one or the other.
8. I love to prepare delicious meals and would rather eat at home than at a restaurant ~ unless the restaurant meal is super, super, super delicious.
9. My favorite U.S. city is Washington D. C.  and I would love to go there every year, if possible.  A couple of years ago when Brent {my hubby} and I were in Washington D.C. we took a side trip up to Philadelphia via the train.  Brent had figured out how many stops the train would make until we needed to get off, which was a good thing because the speakers on the train were all crackly and muffled sounding so we couldn’t hear the train station announcements, and there weren’t any signs on the platforms because they were under construction.  When we got off the train we were looking around and things just didn’t look quite right so we asked a worker which station we were at and he told us we were at the Wilmington, Delaware station. Ha.  I guess we miscounted!   So we went in to the station, told our story, were laughed at by some of the workers, felt sorry for by some other passengers {who said it happens all the time and signs needed to be posted}, and got on the next train headed to Philadelphia.
10. I’ve been to 26 states and 17 foreign countries, and lived in 4 states, 9 cities, and 1 foreign country.
11. My husband and I married ten months after we started dating.

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Haley’s Questions:

1. What’s your favorite childhood toy?  You know, the one you’d still play with if you could.

Etch-a-Sketch ~ I still can’t resist doodling on them

2. What’s the accomplishment you’re most proud of from 2012?

Starting this blog.  After resigning from my part-time job as a maternity Registered Nurse last summer I wanted something new to learn and something that would offer me an opportunity to interact with and meet new people, and blogging seemed like a good fit for me.  I don’t really understand computers and I am not at all techy, but I was able to learn the process to set up and start this new blog.  Yay.

3. What’s your favorite perfume?  Or if you don’t wear perfume, what’s your favorite scent?

I don’t wear perfume.  I don’t really like it and neither does my husband.  Whenever he’s around someone that is wearing it, he says it makes his tongue curl.  But I do like burning scented wax in my home and my favorites change with the seasons.  Winter ~ cinnamon, pineapple / Spring & Summer ~ pineapple, grapefruit / Fall ~ harvest spice / Christmas ~ pine berry or spruce berry.

4. If you could be the voice of a Disney character, which character would you choose?

Baloo from The Jungle Book so I could sing The Bare Necessities like he does.

5.  What was your best subject in school? Your worst?

Best ~ English. My husband calls me the grammar police and I can spell almost anything, but I do have moments of mix-ups ~ and my family loves to be able to correct me!
Worst ~ Math.  I didn’t ever understand math from Algebra up until I learned it with my children while homeschooling.  I guess my brain needed to mature.

Tasya’s Questions:

1. What did you have for dinner last night?

Smoky Maple~Baked Salmon over Garlic Corn with a Grilled Vegetable and Bread salad ~ it was super delicious.

2. Flintstones or Jetsons?

Definitely the Flintstones. Who can resist that yabba dabba doo and Fred, Wilma, and Pebbles and Barney, Betty, and Bam Bam?

3. Who was your celebrity teen crush?

Donny Osmond ~ WOW.  That sure ages me.  I thought for sure I would marry him!

4. Silver or gold?


5. Do you believe in miracles?

Yes.  I know miracles that I’m not even aware of surround me every day, but there are three prominent ones that I really noticed last year.

Krista’s Questions:

1. If you could be an executive chef at any restaurant which one would it be and why?

Oh Mai in Salt Lake City so I could learn how to make their Vietnamese sandwiches.  Total Yum.  My brother turned us on to them.

2. If you could have any superhero power, what would it be?

Zapping the calories out of food.

3. What is your favorite book?

That is a super hard question to ask a lover of great literature.  Aside from scriptures, I would choose AnneofGreenGablesseriesLittleWomenLittleMenBlackBeautyJamesHerriot’sbooksAtHomeinMitfordseriesGiftFrom
theSeaTheChosenLesMiserablesGonewiththeWindLittleBritchesseries.  Does it count as only one book if I don’t put in spaces?

4. Favorite snack to eat during a movie?

Popcorn ~ Not only is it tasty, it lasts a long time if eaten one piece at a time.

5. If you could be in the Olympics which event would you be in?

Synchronized swimming.  Funny, but it’s always intrigued me.  Oh, but then I’d have to wear a swimming suit and cap.  Maybe I should rethink that.

scallop-blue - 11 New Questions

1. Do you have a favorite quote?

2. Do you like books that make you laugh? or cry? or think? or all three?

3. What is your favorite ethnic food?

4. Describe yourself in three words.

5. What are the first three things you do in the morning?

6. Do you have any pets?

7. Why did you decide to start a blog?

8. What would your dream vacation be?

9. Do you like to play board games?  If so which ones?

10. What is your favorite season?  Why?

11. What do you like to do in your spare time?

scallop-blue - 11 New Nominees

1. Jeanie @ Create & Babble
2. Maureen @ Red Cottage Chronicles
3. April @ The Peppered Peony
4. Nicki @ Life I Design
5. Melissa @ Serving Seconds
6. Hannah @ Pretty Wrapped
7. Jennifer @ My Chicken Fried Life
8. Leilani @ Tales of a Clyde Woman
9. Beth @ The First Year Blog
10. Dorothy @ A Guy, a Girl, and Gracie
11. Stacey @ Joyful Expressions

So that brings this Award Nomination post to a close.  I don’t know if any of you have been nominated before or if you have more than 200 followers, but I love your blogs and wanted to recognize and compliment you on the great job you each are doing with your little spot in the big world of blogging. Please link your post back to my comments so that I can see what you have written and your eleven nominees!


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12 Responses to Liebster Award ~ Triple Nomination

  1. Leilani March 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Thanks again! What a bright and beautiful blog you have.:)

    • Lori March 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

      Thanks, Leilani.

  2. Stacey March 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    LOVED, LOVED, LOVED your responses!!!
    It was so fun to read about you…but now I am determined to make you a yummy bowl of tapioca or rice pudding. Yum!!!
    Thanks so much for the nomination, I’m excited!

    Keep up the beautiful work on your blog ~ YOU are inspiring to me.

    Much love,

    • Lori March 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

      You can make it but I’m not sure if I would have the courage to taste it! Haha. Thanks, Stacey.

  3. Haley @ The Saucy Apple March 21, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    I love this so much! Although I’m completely shocked that you don’t eat brownies or cookies a la mode… that’s crazy! haha… but I guess what’s unique is what makes us beautiful. AND I must say I’m loving your new blog look. 🙂

    • Lori March 24, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

      Thanks, Haley. That means a lot to me.

  4. Nicki Traikos March 22, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    Thanks for the nom Lori! So many great questions! x

    • Lori March 22, 2013 at 11:36 am #

      You are welcome. I love your blog.

  5. Maureen March 24, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Thanks so much Lori!! I will be thinking hard to create 11 interesting questions! Loved your random facts 🙂

  6. Lori March 26, 2013 at 1:31 am #

    You are welcome, Maureen. I’m eager to see what you come up with.

  7. Stacy April 22, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    This was refreshing and gives me some hope that I am not really banging my head against a wall trying to get started! Thanks for the bright spot!


    • Lori April 22, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

      Thanks, Stacy. Your comment just made my day! I’m glad you found this post refreshing and helpful.

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