I Won, I Won the Liebster Award!!

Monday, September 30, 2013

When Amy of the blog  Ms. Toody Goo Shoes, informed me that she had nominated me for the Liebster Award...at first I thought "WOW" and then I was like, "What on earth is a Liebster Award anyway?"


Then I Googled it (how did the world function before Google searches??) and realized that, although it is an honor, it's not like I'm being given the Heizman trophy or the Stanley Cup of blogging, lol!

I may be good, but I'm not that good...not yet, anyway :)

For those who, like me, have no idea what the Liebster Award is, it's kind of a blog-style chain letter sent to bloggers whose blogs you enjoy and appreciate and who have fewer than 200 followers, as a way to get recognition to new blogs and as a way to get to know new bloggers.

The nominee has to follow a few rules:

1. Acknowledge the person who nominated them.
2. Share 11 random facts about themselves.
3. Answer 11 Liebster questions given to them by the nominator.
4. Nominate 11 other bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers.
5. Come up with 11 questions for your nominees.
6. Notify the bloggers who you have nominated (Note: you cannot nominate the person who nominate you)

Whew...sounds like a bit of work. However, I think I'm up for the challenge and ready to take on the Liebster. So thank you to Amy for nominating me and here goes...

Without further adieu, here are 11 Random Facts About Moi:

1. I once ate a peach and 3 live earwigs, living in the pit, wiggled their way out of the pit into my mouth. I promptly spit them out, but the feel of their wriggling bodies on my tongue wrecked me for hours after!

2. Even though I'm no longer a natural blonde, I still feel more "me" with lots of blonde hi-lights.

3. I'm a perfectionist; drives my family nuts!

4. Growing up, I was a "little rich kid" and didn't even know it!!

5. My children are each born in different states (one in a different country), but to the same father, lol!

6. I don't watch a lot of TV, but tape and watch "Nashville",  "Duck Dynasty", "Chicago Fire", "Downton Abbey" and "Selfridges" (ok, that does sound like a lot! I'll play 'catch up' on several episodes in one sitting)

7. My favorite nickname growing up was "Cindy-bear"

8. Even though I'm 44, I regularly get told that I look at least 10 years younger (LOVE that)

9. I am DEATHLY afraid of snakes...even pictures of them, or seeing them on TV and I run screaming! My teenage boys think it's quite funny...but they know not to mess with me.

10. I despise sweating so I rarely exercise.

11. Last one....let's make it a good one...I was a virgin when I married (at 23)!!  So glad I saved myself.

Okay, and now here are the questions posed to me by Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes:

1. My favorite meal of the day would have to be breakfast. I love me some bacon, waffles, croissants, crepes, french toast, and of course coffee!

2. Why did I start blogging?  I started blogging because I wanted an outlet for my creativity. I saw these other bloggers sharing their diy projects, home decor, crafts and I wanted to connect with them. I wanted to be part of that tight-knit community.  And I guess, if I'm really being honest here, I wanted some recognition for all the stuff I make and I wanted to inspire others - my family doesn't always "get me".

3. When I was 5, what did I want to be when I grew up? Gosh, when I was five, I was a total tomboy, riding my bike on the dirt hills in our backyard, playing with my dog and cat, exploring the 20 acres that we lived on. I don't think I was even thinking of growing up at that point. It was all about playing and making the days last as long as possible.

4. What characteristic do I find most attractive in others? I enjoy when people show interest and are engaged in a conversation...they look me in the eye and are focused on what we are talking about.

5. What is my favorite sport? Ah, this one was hard b/c I don't play sports and never really did and, much to the chagrin of my Steelers-obsessed family, I don't follow them either. Do Olympic Sports count?  I love watching gymnastics and figure-skating. (Sorry honey, if you are reading this)

6. Gold or silver?  Definitely gold but I like white gold :)

7. Where would I go if I could go anywhere in the world?  I am dying to explore and eat my way through Italy! My husband and I have been talking about how we can make this work, maybe for our 25th anniversary (in 4 years).

8. What is my pet peeve? Only one, haha?? Slow drivers, and people who's eyes dart everywhere but ME when they are talking to me. And when my family tosses the cushions on the floor and never pick them up! Boys, are you reading this?? (probably not, I've been assured they have no interest in reading a blog about diy and crafts)

9. Am I a morning person or a night owl? Neither. I have always functioned at my best from about 10 am - 6 pm. Unless I am working on a project that has me inspired, then I can stay up all night :)  Is that weird?? I've always felt like the "odd girl out"; can anyone relate??  That doesn't mean I go to bed at 6 pm; but if I've got nothing going on, I'm in bed by 10.

10. Winter, spring, summer or fall?  FALL, all the way!!  Love the changing leaves, the crisp air that warms up a bit during the day, pulling out my chunky sweaters and boots, hot cocoa, soups and crock pot recipes. I love it!!

11. LAST question...how many pairs of shoes do I have? 42, give or take a couple pairs of flip flops that I'll probably throw out :)

So, that's a wrap.

Now you know me MUCH better, maybe better than you wanted to, hehehe. Hopefully I still have a few friends and followers out there in blogland and maybe gain a few more from my honesty and vulnerability :)

I will save my nominees and their questions for another post.  If you are a new blogger or want to recommend a new blogger to be considered for the Leibster award, please send me an email or just reply in the comments section.

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  1. Hi Cindy, I enjoyed reading the answers to your questions! Glad we made a connection in this world of blogging!


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