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Small Talk Continues the Liebster Love

LiebsterAwardThis weekend I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Meredith at A TIPical Day. I was very flattered she thought of me and was very excited when I found out exactly what I had won — nothing. Okay, well actually it’s very much something, because the Liebster is a fun little award passed around from blogger to blogger. . . and it is very much appreciated to be noticed by your fellow moms, writers and DIYers.The word “Liebster” is German and means dearest or lovely. The award is given to newer blogs with fewer than 200 followers and provides a nice way for fellow bloggers to meet and publicize their site to the general public.  If you want to know more, just give it a Google. While this isn’t an actual award, it is still nice to be recognized and I wholeheartedly accept (thank you, Meredith).Okay, so there are a few rules that apply when accepting this award, and here it goes.

Create a post containing the following information:

  • Link back to the blog that nominated you
  • Nominate 5 – 11 new blogs who have 200 or fewer followers (This is harder than it sounds and can sometimes be difficult to determine, but give it your best shot)
  • Answer the questions posted for you by your nominator
  • Share 11 random facts about yourself
  • Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer
  • Contact your nominees and let them know that you have nominated them.

My Nominees:

Congratulations!  You are under no obligation to accept, but I hope you do.

Questions for Me to Answer:

    1. Why do you blog? — I blog as a creative outlet, and it might be nice to eventually make a little extra money doing something that I enjoy
    2. In what Country do you live? — The good old U.S. of A
    3. What is your favorite book of all time? — The Grounding of Group Six, but please don’t take this as a recommendation. It’s a cheesy novel about a group of teenagers trying to be offed and their fight to survive. I was enthralled with it as a teenager, but I haven’t read it in years
    4. Do you have a pet? — Yes, two cats (Dixie and Denny) and one nine-year-old goldfish named Spike
    5. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be, and with whom would you go? — I would love to go to Ireland with anyone and everyone that wants to come along
    6. If you could pick a different point in history to live when would it be? — The Medieval period has always interested me with all the knights, jousting and castles. Although I probably would have been a peasant and died of the plague, but this is my daydream so let’s just say I’m not
    7. Do you scream when you see a spider? — Yes. I usually scream, “Honey, come kill this spider.
    8. Do you dye your hair?  — Yes, but only with a non-permanent color. Here’s a secret: my husband does it for me
    9. Are you a city mouse or a country mouse? — I’m definitely a country mouse, but this country mouse likes to visit the big city quite frequently
    10. What is your favorite board game? — I like all kinds of board games, but one of my favorites is Scrabble
    11. What is your favorite season? — I love fall!

Random Facts About Me:

    1. I am training for my first 5k
    2. I enjoy waterfowl hunting with my husband
    3. I want to write a childrens book some day (sooner rather than later)
    4. I have a master’s degree in education that I don’t use
    5. I love being a graphic designer, even though I have taken a hiatus while being a stay-at-home mom
    6. Gone With the Wind is my favorite movie of all time
    7. I think chickens are the perfect pets
    8. Apparently buying and selling houses is a hobby of mine. My husband and I have lived in four homes in the ten years we have been married
    9. I’m an Arkansas Razorback. Go Hogs
    10. I’ve been to France three times
    11. I love to travel, but the best thing about going is coming home.

Questions for My Nominees to Answer:

    1. Where is your favorite place to curl up with a book
    2. If you could go to lunch with three famous people, who would they be
    3. What is your favorite restaurant
    4. What is your favorite vacation destination
    5. What is one thing you would change about your home
    6. Do you ever wish you had more children
    7. Do you secretly enjoy house cleaning
    8. What is the best zoo you have ever visited
    9. What is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery
    10. What is the strangest pet you have ever owned
    11. What is the best thing about your spouse/significant other?

Whew, I think that’s it. I hope you’ve learned a few new things about me and if you aren’t already following Small Talk Mama, you might want to check it out. I also hope you will visit all the blogs I’ve mentioned here and give them a read.