Thursday, July 26, 2012

oh la la! {liebster award!}

what lovely news! after a great - but incredibly long! - day at work, i came home to find out that kayleigh at a million little somethings has awarded my blog a liebster award!

thank you kayleigh! what a treat!

i did a little research and found out this:
"liebster" is a german word meaning sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome. The award is given to followers with less than 200 followers.

the rules of the award are:

1. each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you have tagged to answer.
3. choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. go to their page and let them know.
5. remember no tag backs!

so here we go!

11 random facts about me:

1. i'm a sucker for anything with a world map on it. [currently debating buying a world map watch...]
2. most nights i stay up really, really late just to avoid turning off the light. trouble is... (see #3)
3. i'm a total morning person. up before (or just after) 7am each day.
4. for 5 years i worked at starbucks but i don't drink coffee.
5. i can't draw. but sometimes i try.
6. commercials and songs make me cry all the time.
7. every morning on my walk to work i have to fight the urge to dance and sing down the sidewalk. some morning's are more successful than others.
8. currently i own 4 blush coloured skirts. what's that all about!?
9. i never watch movies, and i rarely understand tv show references.
10. my brother is a really great guy and i hope one day [soon] we'll be besties.
11. i volunteered my parents to model for a commercial photoshoot this week and i'm still laughing about it.

kayleigh's 11 questions to answer:

1. Do you use pinterest? If so, what is one pin that you wish you could just *poof* make real? sure do! incredibly, every picture i want to share is a shot of breakfast or coffee overlooking a beautiful city. that's the life. [see here, here, here, and here.]
2. When you choose to follow a blog, what kind of things are you looking for? i'm nosy so i like to know who i'm reading. and i like originality and creativity, and i mostly follow blogs of girls who love Jesus!
3. What is your all-time favorite coffee drink? i'd be lying if i didn't say a frappuccino, so probably my custom really, really complicated white-chocolate-peppermint-lactose-free-no-whip-double-blended java chip frap! easy peasy.
4. What is your dream job? i would love to be a speaker at a women's conference. actually... i'd just really like to even be apart of the planning process. i'd also love to work with women, locally or globally, and just tell them how worthy they are.
5. Besides working, what do you spend the most time doing in a typical week? blogging and eating food that's bad for me ;)
6. What are you MOST thankful for right now? conflict-resolution! and networking with neat people [among a million other things].
7. Why did you choose to start a blog and what keeps you going? i've always made websites, but i think i started a blog to rant a lot and share music i like. now i try to "rant" less and the community keeps me going!
8. If you could choose, what view would be outside of the window you look through most often? a beautiful city scape and some spectacular sunsets. fortunately, i currently have both.
9. Besides your blog, what is your favorite social networking site to spend time on? ya.. i love facebook. no wait. i like instagram more! no wait! i can't decide! i just generally really like social media.
10. What is your favorite childhood memory? lately i've been thinking a lot about how my parents took us on neat trips all the time - near and far - but more specifically, i loved traveling with my dad to england when i was 10. that was really, really special.
11. If you could be a character in any book or movie, who would you be? in a movie, i'd like to be a take-down swat person, or maybe a gypsy.

11 questions for my nominees:

1. What television character do you relate to most and why?
2. If you could achieve the ability to do anything right now, what would it be?
3. What is the most useful or used thing in your room?
4. What is your favourite tooth paste?
5. Who is the most influential person in your life and why?
6. What did you eat for lunch yesterday?
7. How do you feel about malls and/or anti-aging creams?
8. If you could teleport back to any year, which would you choose, and why?
9. In 10 years, what will you be doing?
10. What's the strangest dog's name you've ever heard?
11. What song/album do you have on repeat right now?

my nominees:

chantel at a harvest of blessing
hannah at hannahgram
katie at loverly she
gillian at the closest diaries
brittany at the joy(full) kitchen
natalie at heart stirrings
mary at mary in marriedland

these gals are great! some i know in person and really like, and some i've grown to adore and admire through blogging! this blogging community is such a blessing, eh!? you definitely want to check these ladies out!

also... well... full disclaimer: i've been listening to aly & aj the whole time i've been blogging this. please don't judge me on this [especially after you watch the video haha!] - i was at work this morning at 6:30am - woowee! - so i'm a wee bit tired.

but really, join me in enjoying this little diddy!

congrats ladies! you're great!
and thanks again kayleigh!


  1. Thanks for tagging me Allie! =D Hope it's ok though if I just answer your question here instead since I've been awarded this three times now, and can't pass it on to anyone without double tagging them =)

    1. Lucy from "While You Were Sleeping"
    2. hmm... I'd have to think about that one for a while
    3. Oh man... there's a list... hairbrush, computer, coffee mug...
    4. Crest? (lol) I don't have a favorite toothpaste
    5. My mom. She's my biggest "cheerleader"
    6. Turkey sandwich
    7. I'm not a huge fan of malls really. I feel overwhelmed and try to get in and out of them quickly.
    8. 2007 for reasons which would be lengthy to get into since there isn't a short answer
    9. Probably (or hopefully) being a wife and mom
    10. Dog. They just called the dog "dog"
    11. Shane & Shane's "The One You Need." It's awesome =)

  2. Thanks for the nomination! I'm going to have to think about my answers to these questions!


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