I Got the Liebster Award!

August 25, 2014

in About Us

homegrownmommy liebster awardBut, what IS the Liebster Award?

It’s a great way for you to find new blogs that are just starting up or have a small following. It’s also a really nice opportunity for bloggers to meet each other!

And, since I know a really good-looking German guy (don’t tell him, but I have a big-time crush on him), I get exposed to lots of German words. Liebster means something along the lines of love or dear one. For instance, Ich Liebe Dich mean I Love You.

I was nominated by Wild Redhead Homestead! Thank you! (Head on over there and take a peek at the answers to her questions.)

Rules of the Liebster Award

Include your answers to the questions you were asked by the blogger who nominated you.
Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
Choose 5-10 blogs (with less than 200 followers) and link to them in your post.
Go to their page and let them know!
No tag backs

Here are the questions posed to me and my answers:

  • What is the last movie to make you cry? This one is totally hilarious to me because, seriously, practically EVERY movie makes me cry! We usually do an at-home Family Movie Night on Fridays so we do take in movies regularly. The last one was Click with Adam Sandler. This wasn’t just crying – I was sobbing!! Partly because I was totally not expecting to cry at an Adam Sandler movie, for crying out loud! and partly because the lesson of it all is just. so. true.
  • What was your last online purchase? Do you love it? The last thing I bought online was my roses from The Bouqs! They were gorgeous and I totally loved them! Who says you can’t buy yourself flowers?! lol!
  • What is your dream job? Honestly, I love being at home with my kids and also working from home on this blog. My favorite thing to do is help other moms feel better about their success as a mom no matter hats they wear in the process. I’ve always been a writer – Creative Writing was one of my favorite units in grade school and English was so fun in high school. Blogging takes both of those ideas and combines them into a job that helps me support our family.
  • What is your favorite food? I wrestle between anything with chocolate {especially chocolate and peanut butter} and a salad with every topping imaginable (HomeTown Buffet has the best anywhere).
  • Where would you love to go on vacation if you could choose anywhere? Germany, without a doubt! All of my in-laws are there and I MISS them terribly! But, I love to go places so my travel bucket list is quite long – beautiful places like Rome and Paris, historic places like Gettysburg and Washington DC, exotic places like Malta and Egypt, crazy busy places like London and New York, quiet places like The Biltmore in Asheville, NC and the Scotland country side.
  • Which famous person, dead or alive, would you like to meet? Well, the first person that comes to mind is Jesus, but since I’m certain I’ll be meeting Him one day, I would have to say … hmmmm, there are SO many … George Washington (thank you, sir!) … Mother Teresa (how did you do it?) … Jonah (really? what were you thinking?) … the family that used to live in that decades old farmhouse out in the country (what was it like?) … Georgia O’Keefe (where did the inspiration come from?) … my grandmother’s mother (tell me about it all) … the list could be endless!
  • What reality show would you like to be in? Ugh! None! I’m not a big fan of reality shows and I definitely wouldn’t want to live this crazy life for all the world to see.
  • What is your favorite thing to blog about? My kids and our adventures!
  • What is your favorite book? You guys are going to think I’m crazy with all these list-long answers! I LOVE books and I’ve always been an avid reader. I can still remember devouring my first book about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table – it was HUGE and I did hardly anything else for at least a week! Same with Jane Eyre – magnificent! I love spiritual books that help me in my walk – right now I’m reading “Power Thoughts” by Joyce Meyer and it is phenomonal! My husband just laughs when I get home from the library with my kids – we usually get between 50 to 100 books each time!
  • What is the most dangerous thing you have done? Most people would tell you that is was having a frank-breech baby naturally but I would say I’ve never really done anything dangerous. (Well, except for those couple of things way back in my 20′s, but it would have to be very special circumstances before I would share that information!)
  • What are a few good tips for new bloggers? Only one … BE CONSISTENT! That will carry you through any other advice or tips I could possibly give you. That’s one blogging lesson I have gotten loud and clear, not because I’ve done it, but because I’ve watched others do it and have tremendous success. I’ve just joined a group of magnificent bloggers who are challenging each other to make their blogs better and I plan to learn this lesson by experience!!

To the Liebster Award, I hereby nominate …

Mountains of Grace Homeschooling

A Divine Encounter

LynnaeMcCoy

Conversation with Women

Shatul Wellness – Biblical Whole Foods

Kyissed

The Shady Lane

The Crunchy Homemaker

 

Bloggers, your questions … (credit for the questions goes to Ashley Denton where he has 165 conversation starters!!)

  • What do you think are some of the pluses and minuses of social media?
  • Who taught you how to drive a car?
  • If you were to receive a text message right now, what would you want it to say?
  • What was your best year in school & why?
  • Have you ever invented anything?
  • Name two people (living) you’d love to follow around for a few days & why.
  • What have you done for your last two vacations?
  • Recall articles of clothing that were your favorites at one time or another.
  • Name two things you love to do. When was the last time you did them?
  • If I said there was a long distance phone call for you, who would you like it to be & why.
  • If I was to give you a large package, what would you hope was in it?Bonus Question (because there were so many good ones and I couldn’t decide!)
  • If you had $500, what would you do with it?

This was definitely lots of fun!!! Make sure you follow all the links and start discovering some awesome new bloggers!

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