Discover New Blogs: The Liebster Award!

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by AshleyMommy Lane’s Adventures – Thank you for the nomination! I appreciate that you enjoy my blog and am happy to share the love!


As shared on Danielle’s blog, The Liebster Award is like those old Myspace or Facebook questionnaires … but fun to read and learn from other new bloggers!

Here are the rules for the new nominees, if you’d like to participate – no worries if you choose not to!


1.Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2. Display the Liebster Award on your blog.
3. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Answer the 11 questions you were asked.
5. Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 (to 1000!) followers for the Award and have them answer 11 questions.
6. Let the other bloggers know you’ve nominated them.
7. Copy the rules into your post.

Here are the 11 random facts about me:

  1. I find freckles sexy.
  2. I do not like feet, but shoes? Gurl, I can get excited about feet wearing a great pair of shoes!
  3. My unrequited love of dairy…. I love dairy, it does not love me.
  4. To that end, I ate a vegan diet for several years before my surgeries in 2015.
  5. I am an Ovarian Cancer survivor.
  6. My oncologist didn’t find it amusing when I asked if she could make a cool lightening bolt scar on my abdomen when performing my surgery. Oh ye of little humor. I pity you.
  7. {a huge lightening bolt scar on my stomach would have been cool — Harry Potter would have nothing on me!}
  8. I have freckles.
  9. Coffee gets me up in the morning.
  10. A glass of Syrah is divine in the evening.
  11. I read It by Stephen King the summer between 5th and 6th grade. It changed me.

11 Questions I answered:

1. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?

All the US National Parks, by car!

2. What is your favorite book?

So many books, so little time!

3. If you could buy anything no matter the cost, what would you buy?

World Peace.

4. What is your favorite thing to do?

Be with the ones I love. Write. Read. Listen to music. Watch live theatre.

5. Outside or inside person?


6. What is something you would love to learn to do?

Knit! It is truly a mystery to me, no matter how many times I’m taught. Oh, and learning to re-thread my sewing machine, fixing tension, and the like. That’s why I have great friends!

7. If you could change one thing about your life what would it be?

Nothing. I’m lucky to have the wonderful, chaotic, mess that is my life! 

8. Who is your hero?

Hero is a big word. I admire people – my children, my husband, friends, and family. The people who do their job with great pride and happiness — like the fabulous flooring guys that installed our floors or the awesome guy who powerwashed our deck. I admire people who are happy in the space they are in and willing to share that space with others.

9. What is your favorite television show?

For it’s final season, Downton Abbey!

10. Coffee or tea?


11. What is your biggest pet peeve?

I don’t like it when my animals poo in the house 😉

And, as Ashley said: I {too!} want to nominate the following blogs because I really enjoy reading your posts, you are inspiring and fun to keep up with! And if you decide not to repost, no worries! I’ll follow your blogs anyway 😉 I don’t expect anything other than more great posts!

You’ll also notice, they all have some amazing photography!!


Lisa @

Lisa @

Danielle @

Lokesh @

…and there aren’t 6 more bloggers that I follow with less than 200 (to 1000) followers other than those listed above, although I’m sure there are tons more out there – comment below and I’ll check you out!!

Here are your 11 new questions:

1. Where do you plan to go in 2016?
2. What book/books are you reading now and would you recommend?
3. What is your favorite breakfast?
4. Tell me about your best memory riding a bicycle.
5. What is your favorite flower and why?
6. Where is your favorite spot to write? Time of day?
7. What do you love about your home?
8. Why do you blog?
9. What was the name of your first pet/current pet and is there a story to go with it?
10. Who is your favorite author?
11. What is your favorite dream?


What are your favorite new blogs? Would you like a shout out? Post about your blog in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Discover New Blogs: The Liebster Award!

    1. Yay! It’s always the most difficult to answer…I actually wrote two paragraphs about a failed interview when I was first asked the question 20 years ago, then realized I wasn’t really answering the question. To hide behind anecdotes, instead of looking inside. Authenticity to myself — thank you for giving me the opportunity to dig deeper.

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