Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Liebster Award

Can i just start by saying that the name of this award reminds me of my little brothers leapster? Anyways, this is the first time I have ever even heard of the Liebster, but I think its kind of a cute idea! I was nominated by Morgan over at Reece's Pieces! 

{What is the Liebster Award?}
The Liebster Award is for blogs that have 200 followers or less. The word "Liebster" is German for kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, valued, cute, pleasant, endearing and welcome.

here are the liebster rules:
1. list 11 facts about yourself
2. answer the 11 questions the blogger who nominated you left
3. ask 11 new questions for those you nominate
4. choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate
5. go to each bloggers page and let them know about the award
6. thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog

{11 facts about myself}

1: When I was ten years old I cut my pinky almost all the way off and I now have a scar that looks exactly like a lightning bolt. I share a birthday with both Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling so I think thats kind of a sweet coincidence. 
2: I really want to learn photoshop and illustrator. I don't want to be a graphic designer or anything I just find it really interesting and fun. 
3: I love board games, card games, and puzzles.
4: My favorite color is gray.
5: Nicholas Sparks is my favorite author, I have read almost all his books.
6: I love to sew and make quilts along with my mom and sisters. The first year we started we made about 25 quilts. 
7: I go to bed in a full on sweatsuit and socks with the covers pulled up to my chin no matter what season it is. My husband thinks i'm ridiculous.
8: When I write papers or blog posts no one can watch me type, I get embarrassed. They can read it as many times as they want when I get done, but not while I am working on it.
9: I am the oldest of six kids and I seriously love everything about having a big family, its the greatest.
10: I am an awful cook. The worst part is that I don't even have the desire to improve. 
11: I sleep talk and my husband loves it. He tries to carry on conversations with me and sometimes I wake up and get mad. 

{11 questions from the blogger who nominated me}

1. best advice you've ever been given?
Finish school before you have babies! My Grandma Gates tells me that all the time. She's a pretty smart lady and I definitely want to finish school before we start a family!   
2. who is your celebrity boyfriend/girlfriend?
    Here's the thing... I'm not really into celebrities... but Ryan Reynolds is pretty good looking!
3. the thing that annoys you most?
    Fighting. I hate seeing people fight or getting in fights for that matter. 
4. if you could live in any time period what would that be and why?
    I like the time period I live in and am perfectly content with it.
5. Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe?
    Audrey Hepburn!
6. favorite comedy?
    How to lose a guy in 10 days. My very favorite movie!!
7. guilty pleasure?
    Diet Coke:)
8. mac or pc?
    Just got a Mac and I love love love it!
9. what's your best feature?
    I'm a good listener, I enjoy learning about other people's lives.
10. what was your favorite year in school and why? {like first grade, sophomore year, senior year, etc.}
    Kindergarten was the best! Our class was filled with the best people, and kissing tag was our favorite game!
11. most inspirational person in your life?
    My Grandma Gates, she is incredible!

{11 questions for the new nominees}

1: Are you a morning person or a night owl?
2: If a genie granted you three wishes what would they be?
3: What is your favorite color?
4: What annoys you most?
5: guilty pleasure?
6: If you had a day to yourself what would you do?
7: What is #1 on your bucket list?
8: What's your favorite app?
9: What would you love to learn if you had the time?
10: What three things can you NOT live without?
11: What made you decide to start blogging?

{My Liebster Picks!}

1: Abbey at This is Life.
2: Aynsley at Aynsley Ovard
3: Alex at Alex + Logan
4: Jessica at A New Day Has Come
6: Maddi at Girl Meets World
7: Josie at Josie Lynn
8: Marissa at Brock and Rissa
9: Kortney at Hello Kortney
10: Megan at Megan Chalmers


  1. haha oh my gosh numbers 7 and 8 are totally me, too. when i first got married my mom would get mad at me for wearing my frumpy baggy sweats to bed every night, she said i needed to wear cute pjs now.

  2. Thanks for participating! Loved reading the answers to your questions! Fun deal.


  3. Finishing school before having babies really IS the best advice ever.