Friday, March 22, 2013

Liebster Award

I have been nominated for my first ever blog award!

A while back I was nominated for the liebster award and never got around to passing it on. So first, many, many belated thanks go out to Holly @ Not Done Growing for the nomination.

The Liebster award is given by fellow bloggers to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

So, what is a Liebster anyway?

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

And now for the rules:

Each person must post 11 things about themselves

Answer the questions that the nominator set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve nominated to answer.

Choose 11 people and link them in your post.

Go to their page and tell them.

No tag backs!

11 Things About Me

My musical tastes are stuck in the 80s 

I prefer chocolate over fruity treats every time

I like bananas, grapes and cherrys but not banana, grape or cherry flavored candies

I can't stand jello

I love John Hughes movies, when I first moved to the Chicago burbs I would drive by locations from his movies.  Love the internet :)

I have no interest in reality TV, which means I watch a lot of old reruns - Frasier, Friends and Family Ties are among my favorites

I have a tankful of goldfish that are 8 years old, and I look forward to being rid of them

I really want a dog, but want to wait a couple of years til my kids are older

I am convinced I have face blindness even though I passed the online tests (but those pictures were all of celebs)

My Dad worked in One World Trade Center from 1977-1987.  Even though his company moved out long before 9/11, and I didn't lose anyone that day, anytime I see a photo of the skyline with the towers it makes me cry.
I would rather bake than cook any day.  My specialty is chocolate chip cookies.

Holly's Questions

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Chocolate Chip - the more chocolate the better.  

What is the best book your have read in the last year?
I've read a few good ones but The House I Loved was probably the best.

You have just won an all-expense-paid vacation to the destination of your choice, where do you want to go?
African safari

What song always makes you happier when you listen to it?
So many it's hard to choose - Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds.  Summertime or It's My Life by Bon Jovi, Everlasting Love by Howard Jones, Hey Mama by Matt Kearney, Chelsea Dagger by the Fratellis (cause it means the Hawks scored :)

Are you a going to have a scary or funny jack-o-lantern for Halloween?
Scary - it was a mummy

When the alarm goes off in the morning, do you jump up ready to face the day or hit the snooze button as many times as possible?

Do you have any siblings?
1 older sister

Is your bed made right now?
Nope. I only make it if company is coming

How would you spend your time if all of a sudden you have the afternoon free and all to yourself?
Browsing at a book store for new reads, a craft store for inspiration, and then stopping somewhere for a treat (bakery or froyo spot) to read my new book.  

Who is your favorite super hero?
Superman - Cause he can fly

Which is more you:  sneakers or high heels?

My questions - I'm stealing a couple from Holly cause she had good questions

How would you spend your time if all of a sudden you have the afternoon free and all to yourself?

What's the best book you've read in the last year?

Do you drink wine?  If so what's your favorite?  (I'm always looking for new ones)

What was the one of your most memorable meals?  (Either because of the food or the experience)

If you could have one super power what would it be?

How long have you been blogging and why did you start?

What's the first item on your bucket list?

If you won the lottery what would be your first indulgent purchase?  

What was your first job?  

If you could go into outer space, would you?

What's the most daring thing you've ever done?

I have decided to be a rule-breaker with this part. I have been blessed with this award numerous times and every single time, I have a hard time choosing who to give it to. So this time, if you are reading this and you have never been given the Liebster Award, I am giving it to you! If one person takes it or 50, it doesn't matter to me! Anyone who has a blog is making their mark on the world and worthy of the award in my opinion ..... So, if you would like it, it's yours :) Just answer the same questions I had to answer with your 11 random facts and pass it on to 11 more bloggers!

This award officially goes to all the bloggers out there without a Liebster Award and who would like one! 


1 comment:

  1. I love watching old reruns too! Friends is my favorite show of all time! Have a great weekend!


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