Saturday, November 22, 2014

the liebster award.

Hello all!
I've been nominated for the Liebster Award by the ever-fabulous Hayley (accidentally typed "Hayler" first which I don't hate) at Roots & Whim! I am totally blushing over here having been so thoughtfully picked!
The Liebster Award is an award given by new bloggers for new bloggers. I googled it to check out the origins and found about a million different sets of rules, so I'm changing mine up juuuuust a little from what Hayley did.

1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Answer questions given by the nominator.
3. Nominate 5-11 other bloggers with less than 1000 followers. (Stats taken from bloglovin'.)
4. Create 11 questions for the nominees
5. Notify all nominees via social media/blogs.

Questions I've Been Asked:
1. What's the first blog you remember reading faithfully? Most definitely It's fabulous and so, so sweet and encourages readers to love their spouses well.
2. What is on your bedside table right now? Hah, half-read library books (& Sons, Endurance), my recently-received happy mail from ABM (!!), thank you notes for dayz (still need to be addressed), and a very official document to make Peter my beneficiary (not filled out).
3. Who is an entrepreneur and/or blogger that you look up to? Probably Emily from Today's Letters (above) or Molly Yeh from Both grow their own food (to some extent) and have sweet, simple lifestyles that I love. They both focus on the important. Plus Molly makes a mean funfetti cake.
4. What is a favorite recipe of yours? Chocolatecakechocolatecakechocolatecake.
5. What is some helpful blogging advice you've received? Probably to blog about what's important, more personal details, and to make friends throughout the blogging community. Or at least that's what I've picked up. It makes me more real and gains followers who genuinely care.
6. If you could be on any reality TV show or game show, what would it be? The Amazing Race!
7. Sweet or savory? Oh gosh, sweet 100%.
8. If you could travel ANYWHERE right now, where would you go? Everywhere? Ha. Tough question! Maybe India. Or the Fiji Islands.
9. If you could change your name, what would you change it to? Hah, I have honestly never thought about this. Something weird, probably. I like Leo.
10. What's a weird quirk you have? SO MANY. I can't (more like refuse to) say any words right. Peter struggles to understand what I'm saying half the time. Blog = blerg. Food = nomkins. Biscuits = biskeys. Beer = burr. YES, I KNOW MOST OF THOSE ARE FOODS.
11. What's one of your favorite posts from your blog, and why? This one. Because it was a pretty rough time in my life and was one of my most read posts. It's me being totally open and real and word-vomity, but people understood and felt me and encouraged me in spite of how crazy I felt.

Questions I Am Asking:
1. How do you take your coffee?
2. What is your dream job?
3. Name a guilty pleasure of yours.
4. What is your favorite flavor of pie?
5. I just bought you a yacht! What are you going to name it?
6. What is the most adventurous thing you've ever done?
7. Dark, milk, or white chocolate?
8. What is your favorite holiday, and why?
9. Who is your favorite person to follow in the blogging world?
10. What is the last full album you purchased?
11. What is your favorite thing to blog about, and why?

Bloggers I Nominate:
1. Jayda @ Avocado Grove
2. Casey @ A Girl & Merle
3. Brittaney @ Brittaney Penney
4. Gabrielle @ Dishes & Dreams
5. Jamie @ A Girl Named David
6. Michelle @ Mind of Meesh

Thanks again to Hayley! You are the sweetest!


  1. Thanks so much for nominating me Emily! That's so sweet!

  2. Isn't Hayley the sweetest?! I love all your responses. Yes, chocolate cake! I just recently discovered Molly Yeh's blog, and she is incredible- so inspiring!

  3. Of course! Looking forward to reading your answers! :)