Liebster Blog Award Nomination

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I am very excited, surprised and just a teensy weensy bit chuffed to have been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award.  A lovely big thank-you to Susan at Achieving Creative Order for nominating this little blog of mine.

The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. It is to show new bloggers that they are appreciated, and to help spread the word about new blogs.

There are some rules that go along with it...
1.  You must post 11 random things about yourself.
2.  Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
3.  Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
4.  Choose 11 blogs you love (with less than 200 followers) and link them in your post.
5.  No tag back.
Okay, then. Let's get started.
11 Random Things About Me
My pet peeve (actually I have many) is people who don't know how to merge in traffic.
My wardrobe is frequently a mess.
I love old chairs.  I have 3 in the shed waiting to be DIY'd.  They've been waiting for about two years now!
I am not as strict with my daughter as I was with my son.
I love to smell my children.
I once saved a fly from a spider's web then felt sorry for the spider so threw in an ant!
I've slept in a subway in Madrid.
If my house is a mess, my brain is a mess.
I've climbed 3 mountains.
I wanted to be ABBA when I was young.
I LOVE a good cup of coffee ... oh, and donuts!
Susan's questions for me
What is your biggest regret in life? Oooooo, I don't like this question.  You can almost always learn from something that you might have done in your life that didn't go exactly to plan or caused you some sort of discomfort so to "regret" it would mean not accepting growth and learning from it.  This is probably getting way too deep now (sad face!) so let's just say I wish I had gone to university (which would've meant missing out on years of travelling ... see, tough question!).
If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be? Loyal.
Who is your favorite actor? I have many faves but Morgan Freeman would be up there.

What is your favorite midnight snack? Midnight?  Really?  This mumma is never up at midnight.

Do you like to sing in the shower? If so, what do you like to sing?  Nope.  I rest, recuperate and relax in there.  It's my end of day therapy. :)
What experience(s) have marked you the most? Hands down our son being diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Are you a night owl or a morning person?  Ummmm, neither.  I'm tired in the morning and tired at night.  Does that make me an afternoon person?
How superstitious are you? Not very although I probably wouldn't walk under a ladder.  
What is your one achievement that makes you most proud? Bringing two beautiful little humans into this world and providing a loving, balanced, nurturing, healthy family environment for them to live in (I know that's probably extremely soppy & corny but it's true).
What was your worst dating experience? Whoa, let's NOT go there. If my mum or sister are reading this, they will totally understand. 
What three things would you take with you on an island? Bear Grylls, my pillow & a hair tie (oh, wait, what about clean knickers ... especially with Bear Grylls as your companion!).
My questions for my Nominees
Is blogging what you thought it would be?
If you could choose any profession in the world, anything, what would it be?
Jeans and a tee-shirt or a lovely dress?
Do you make your bed in the morning?
How would you spend your perfect day?
What do you like best about being a blogger?
What is your most favourite food in all the world?
Who would you like to be trapped in an elevator with?
What's the craziest thing you have done in your life?
What totally gives you the irrits?
What are you wearing right now?
And my 11 nominations for super-duper, lovely little bloggie blogs are:
Thanks again, Susan, and all the best to everyone nominated.
Lots of warm & fuzzies to you!


  1. Replies
    1. You're welcome, sweet pea. I hope it brings good things. x

    2. Yay! My first blog award! I appreciate you choosing me! I'm looking forward to answering the questions and passing the award to my 11 favorite small blogs Take care!

    3. You're so welcome, Tricia - very well deserved!! x

  2. What a great post, I enjoyed reading your responses to the question. I would love to be stranded with Bear Grylls too.

    PS: I would like to invite you to enter the inHomewares giveaway at my blog. Enter for your chance to win $50 voucher!

  3. Thanks Trishie and thanks for the reminder. I've just entered! x

  4. Thank you so much for passing the award onto my blog! And congrats to you as well - so fun to read your answers :)

    1. Hi Deme, lovely to hear back from you and you are very welcome! I look forward to reading your answers. x

  5. Thanks for including me! Here is my post:

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  6. Thanks lovely! I participated in this last year, so I won't do another post about it (don't want to be greedy lol) but thanks so much for including my little blog in your nomination list x