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Friday, June 7, 2013

The Liebster Award!

Thank you to Morgan at My and My House for nominating me for the Liebster Award!!  This is my first blogging award and I was surprised to hear from her! Morgan came across my blog originally through the blog everyday in May challenge and now we are all connected!

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  So what is a Liebster?  The meaning: Liebster is a German word that embodies the following characteristics - sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, pleasant, valued, endearing, and welcome.  Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers / blogs.

Here are the rules for receiving this award:
1) Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2) Answer the questions that the tagger set for you, plus create 11 questions for the people you choose to nominate.
3) Choose 11 people/bloggers to nominate and link them in your post
4) Go to their page and tell them about the nomination!
5) Follow and social media connect with everyone tagged!

11 Random facts about me (Justine @ Lilybitdifferent)
one:: I've only recently started eating egg yolks - and now I love them!
two:: I read about 2-3 books a week
three:: I'm going to teach myself how to knit this weekend
four:: I'm only a morning person during the summer
five:: I love vegetables but hate fruit
six:: Colored sharpies are my favorite
seven:: I have more coffee mugs than any other glasses
eight:: I might be a social media addict
nine:: I have to look what side my gas tank is on every time, every time
ten:: I like gold and silver jewelry together
eleven:: I'm the opposite of a hoarder, I can't wait to throw stuff away

Questions from my nominator:
Who inspires you the most:
This one is tricky because I gather inspiration from everywhere...every visual experience I have can spark something and every conversation can spark an idea for me... I'm not sure one person inspires me the most.  I know that's a cop out answer.

What is your earliest memory:
I'm not sure this is the earliest, but I remember being maybe four or five years old, covered in mud, standing in my grandmothers front yard with my cousins and my grandmother stripping us naked and hosing us down before she would even let us in the garage.  We were covered from head to toe - having a great day out at the farm. I also very clearly remember a shot gun / grandmother story but it wouldn't make sense to anyone else :)

What is your worst habit:
Ugh, I have so many.  I'm notorious for ditching out on plans just to stay home and do nothing!

Something you can't leave the house without:
bobby pins - because I would hate to be stuck with my hair down

What is something your readers would be surprised to know about you:
English was always my worst subject and my worst grades in both high school and college, but yet I have always loved reading and writing - just not being told when to do it!

Your favorite food:
Cottage cheese and chocolate chips - together.  YUM!

A perfect night out:
Probably a night in...

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go:
Back to India, I want to go back so badly.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years:
I prefer not to plan that far out - I would rather things be a surprise than a disappointment.

If your life were a musical, what song would you choose as your big solo:
Red and Black from Les Miserables - for no other reason than I love that song.  I love belting it out in the car because everyone loves a musical :)

Your favorite blog:
This one is tricky but lately I've been loving a Beautiful Mess.

Questions for my nominees:
Why did you start blogging?
Is there anything you wish you could change about your blog?
How would you describe your personal style?
What are your hobbies?
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
What's your dream job?
Why do you live in the city you live?
What's your best quality?
Do you have any advice to share?
What would your theme song be?
What is your favorite book?

My nominations! Check them out and follow their blogs!
Lauren @ The Albrechts Blog
Erika @ All things e
Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife
Tina @ Like Ordinary Life
Carrie @ Wish Wish Wish
Lacey @ i get these great ideas
Eva @ Snappee Turtle
Rachael @ Trying for Sighs
Brittney @ Teaberry Trails
Sarah @ Run Shop Eat Repeat
Katelyn @ Love in Lufkin

Always, J ♥