Friday, July 20, 2012

Award - Reward

I won an award! And it's even more special due to the fab lady that rewarded me with said award.

The Liebster award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome. 

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've tagged to answer.
  3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
  4. Go to their page and tell them.
  5. No tag backs.

Lordy...eleven things about myself...
1. I am a paper addict. I'm taking a course to correct this.
2. I have a "salt tooth" (as opposed to a sweet tooth...)
3. I am a night owl, but I also hate sleeping in. It will come as no surprise to hear that I love naps.
4. I love living in a big-ish city, and would love to be more centrally-located in said city. Close to the action, as it were. But I would also love to own some chickens. Go figure!
5. I love to garden, but will be the first to admit I have no idea what's going on. I put things in the ground and they live or die depending on the rules of Darwinism & Thunderdome.
6. I love riding my bike! Sometimes I wish I had a cooler-looking one...but I'm okay with my "on-sale at Costco" model for now!
7. I'm a huge beer drinker. Not that I am large, I just really like beer. I should learn some beer lingo to use here on the blog. Hops! Gravity!
8. Science is awesome! Complicated science is even better...oh man. I was so excited to hear about the discovery of Higgs Boson. Magnets are magic!
9. Science is sometimes not awesome when it tries to improve on something nature does just fine. Like with artificial sweeteners, and robots. Robots freak the shit right out of me!
10. So do zombies.
11. I donate blood, every 56 days. You should too!

Nicole's Questions for me:
1. Why do you blog? Cause I'm awesome and want everyone with an internet connection and basic understanding of the web to know this.

2. What was your first post about? "This blog will serve as a journal documenting my return to vegetarianism and to a pre-pregnancy weight." Yeah. Like that happened...also, yawners!

3. How has your blog evolved since then? I quickly realized that that wasn't all that fun, and kind of pigeon-holed me in a way I was not cool with. So I took a break from this blog, and mostly focused on my other, now kept private-cause-I-don't-post-there-anymore blog. Which was full of sarcasm and rants and the occasional recipe. And then all of a sudden in July of 2007 I changed the focus to scrapbooking, and it has evolved from there! I include lots of "lifestyle" stuff now, fashion, food, and family life, in addition to all my scrapbooking and artistic endeavours. I still have a rant every now and again, but now I call them "Editorials"! HA! I guess I am ever-changing myself, and my blog reflects that.

4. Who inspires you in the blog world? Writers who keep things real. I would prefer to read only original stories, and original fashion posts, and see photos taken by the blogger (or reasonable facsimiles). I don't need to be "entertained", but if you can put a smile on my face more than twice a week you are WINNING!

5. Who inspires you in your day-to-day life? My friends Nadine, Kara, Jill & Kirsten. They are all going to cry when they read that.

6. When you sit down to write, are there certain things you need to have with you? A coffee.

7. Where are you when you're the most inspired? Anywhere and everywhere. I keep notebooks and pens on my person at all times, so when inspiration strikes I can at least make a note to try and decipher later! After I go out with my buddy, I am always super inspired to scrapbook and open up my art journal.

8. What's your passion in life? Is it sad that this is super hard for me to answer. I would have to say art + the environment.

9. When the shit hits the fan, who's the one person you always call? Probably my husband cause he's smarter than me regarding things that might hit fans. Just don't tell him I said that.

10. Who's your best friend, and how would you describe them? I met this awesome dude thanks to a destination wedding last December, and I knew I couldn't let him get away! He has an old soul, with new-fangled sensibilities. He likes trying new things, building stuff, listening to the radio, and drinking coffee!

11. What kind of friend are you? Now that I have a texting plan, I can actually keep in touch much more consistently with friends, so this is a bonus. But I have a bad memory, terrible conversation skills and am socially awkward, so friendship comes super hard for me. But I'm working on it!

Now for my ELEVEN questions:
1. What/who inspires you to blog?
2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
3. What do you always have to have on your person at all times?
4. Favourite place to eat out?
5. What's your greatest personal attribute?
6. Do you have any blogging rituals? Like, you always have to sit at the table, or blog right before bed, etc.
7. Name something you do, wear, say, to make yourself feel powerful and confident.
8. Name something that always gets you really excited. Example: going out for coffee with your BFF, "the new phone books are here! the new phone books are here!!"
9. What is something special/new you really want to do this summer?
10. What's your biggest goal for 2012?
11. Can you whistle?

Dear lord...I have finally reached the end of this post! Right!? No? I still have to name ELEVEN BLOGGERS to receive this award!? Um...

1. The Beautiful Ordinary
2. Ginger's Life of Spice
3. Wishin I Knew How To Blog
4. Word Under
5. Thinkin' Outloud
6. Tangible

Now I'm at the end. Yes, I realize there are only six bloggers listed here, but I don't feel comfortable giving this award to people I don't know and these lovely ladies are all friends of mine with sweet blogs! If I didn't name you, but you still want to play along and answer some questions, please let me know. I would love to read more responses to my ridiculousness above!

And now I'm off to donate blood...
later loves


  1. Woohoo that makes my day! Vxxx

  2. Yay for the Liebster award! I am enjoying seeing this go around the blogosphere because it is introducing me to so many blogs I hadn't known about before (like yours!).

  3. Thanks Lisa!! I am going to try to post something this week :)
    PS - You are Awesome :)


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