The Liebster Award!

Liebster Blog Award

Hello folks, I’ve been graciously nominated for the Liebster Award by mummyshymz! I love that this award is only for the little guys with less than 200 followers. It took me a while to figure out who I follow that’s eligible for the award. Turns out I had 25 blogs to choose from to nominate.

The rules for the award:


  1. The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
  2. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
  3. Each blogger should answer the 11 questions given to you.
  4. Choose 11 new bloggers to pass the award on to and link them in your post.
  5. Create 11 new questions for the chosen bloggers.
  6. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
  7. No tag backs.

11 Random Facts About Me:

  1. I took ballet as a little girl.
  2. I haven’t cut my hair in over 2 years!!
  3. One winter I heated our home solely from firewood my husband cut in the spring and summer.
  4. I plan on homeschooling little man.
  5. My favorite book as a kid was Scuffy the Tugboat
  6. I always hand write thank you notes for presents. Always!
  7. When I was little and slept on a bunk bed with my sister, we had an earthquake and she told me to stop shaking the bed.
  8. I’ve been on a cruise to Alaska.
  9. In high school I was in every school band except Jazz band. I played the flute, drums (not drum set), and other percussion equipment.
  10. I grew up taking after my dad’s side of the family but now that I have little man, I notice more similarities to my mom every day.
  11. I’m 3.5 pounds away from having lost 100 pounds since little man was born.

My Answers to the 11 Questions Presented to Me:

  1. Why do you blog?
    I blog to connect with other people and share fantastic recipes to the world. I love creating my own online searchable cookbook.
  2. Pet peeve?
    People trying to carry on a conversation with someone while on the phone trying to carry on a conversation with someone else. Pick ONE conversation and have it.
  3. Name your best childhood memory
    Spending time on my grandparents boat “The Wonder”
  4. What is your comfort food?
    Carbs, and whatever it’s attached to. (Pasta, bread, cookies, …)
  5. Dogs or Cats?
    I like dogs way better than cats.
  6. Name one item you cannot do without.
    My phone! It keeps me in touch with family and takes pictures and videos of little man so they can see him too.
  7. Biggest fear?
    My biggest fear is falling. Followed closely by cockroaches and spiders and bugs in general.
  8. Mountains or the sea?
    I can’t decide! Can’t I have both? I love the ocean and the green forested mountains.
  9. Half-empty or half-full?
    The glass is half-full certainly. It’s great to see the potential in things and people.
  10. Live to eat or eat to live?
    I eat to live rather than live to eat. I love good food but everything in moderation!
  11. Favourite fictional character?
    The Doctor (from Dr. Who)

My 11 Nominees:

  1. The Schoolhouse
  2. Forcing the Bloom
  3. Misty Morning Prints
  4. Tuesday Night Boyfriend
  5. Skinny Jeans Baked Beans
  6. Rubber Ducky Copywriter
  7. The Coers Family
  8. Homemaking with Heart
  9. Muffins&Mocha
  10. At the Well
  11. Lucky Wreck

My 11 Questions to the Nominees:

  1. Why do you blog?
  2. What is your favorite recipe/food?
  3. What is your favorite animal?
  4. When are you online reading blogs?
  5. What is the best advice you ever received?
  6. When was the last time you sent a hand written letter?
  7. What was the last book you read?
  8. What is your greatest talent?
  9. Who is your favorite family member?
  10. When was the last time you went to a public library?
  11. Where to you get cards you send to people? (regular store, dollar store, make them, or e-mail them)

Thank you again to mummyshymz for nominating me for this award. I had lots of fun answering the questions, thinking up random thoughts, finding out who I follow that is little like me, and figuring out questions to ask the next bunch of award winners.

20 thoughts on “The Liebster Award!

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  2. Congratulations on your weightloss – that is AMAZING!! 😀 My husband would really like to take me on Alaskan cruise someday (I don’t know how keen I am about the idea of all that cold, though!) You’ll be a great homeschooling mama, Marie. ❤

    • Thank you Valerie! It’s been a very hard road loosing all this weight. I gave up some tasty things but I’m so much happier and healthier for having done so. I went on the cruise with my sister, mom, and grandma. We had a ton of fun! We went in the summer and on land you’d need a light jacket but on the water it got fairly cold at night. I remember it being in the mid 70’s and my aunt who was in Hawaii at the same time said it was the same temperature there! I’m really looking forward to homeschooling little man and I’ve begun the research on it already. There is so much out there to know about homeschooling and I know that I’ve only discovered the tip of the iceberg. Take care and have a great day!

    • If you go to your wordpress reader and look to the right next to where it says “Blogs I Follow”, it will have a link to “Edit”. Click on “Edit” and that will show you a list of every blog that you follow. From here, if you click on anyone’s blog link, it won’t take you to their actual blog. Instead it will take you to a page that has the title of their blog, the number of followers they have, and a few excerpts of their most recent posts. When I was doing this, I would open up the blog links in a new window.

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