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Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Liebster Blog Award

How cool is this?  My wonderful daughter nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award!  Thank you, Sarah!  Please, check out her Super Blog:  lostvestige.blogspot.com

What is a Liebster Award? 

It is said that the Liebster award was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere.


 "Liebster" roughly translates to "Dearest" from German


11 Facts About myself:

I Love LOVE Luv Halloween

I dislike driving.

I carry a big pocketbook/purse and treat it like a totebag for everything I might need during the day.  I throw books, magazines, coupons, shoes and snacks in there + normal things like my wallet, lip gloss & cell phone.

I adore nail polish, own hundreds of bottles, but hardly ever wear it because it only lasts for a day.

My Favorite fragrance has been Dune by Dior for many years.  Before that it was Hope by Frances Denney but it is extremely hard to find now.  I also like Gucci Play, and Georgio shower gel and Chanel Number 5

I drink water, coffee, tea everyday ...  and the occasional alcoholic beverage

I have green eyes

I like to take walks, listen to birds, look at flowers

I keep all my movie ticket stubs and Love throwing out quotes in daily conversation

Bravo Network TV shows are my guilty pleasure and Watch What Happens: Live is my Fav talk show so...

3 things I'm obsessed with, lately: Lavender, moss, photos


The 11 Questions Asked of ME:

1) What are your hobbies?
Gardening, scrapbooking/journaling, thrifting, books, movies

2) What inspired you to start blogging?
My Beautiful daughter, Sarah!  She started her blog just one month ago and helped me format mine.  I've been journaling & scrapbooking for years and Love it, lately I've been combining the two and my Blog can beome and extension of that.

3) If you could move anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I think I could be happy just about anywhere in the world as long as I have my loved ones close.

4) What is something that always makes you happy?
Nothing is better then hanging out with my girls, pets &/or bffs. But so do tiny things like a leaf or flower, piece of candy.  I'm easily amused.

5) What would you do if you won the lottery?
Probably more of the same!  And a lot of traveling.  There's so many places I'd Love to see, take pictures of and eat some good food.  It be awesome to own a little antique store and/or a tea shop especially in an exotic locale.

6) What is something you could eat every day for the rest of your life?
Right away I'd say PIZZA, Love, LOVE, Luv it!

7) Do you prefer living in the city or country (or somewhere in between!) and why?
I've lived in the city and the country.  Both have their pluses and minuses.  The best part of living in the country is all that beautiful space to explore.  But exploring a cool city is also pretty fun.


8) What is your dream vacation?
Any vacation is my dream vacation!  Whether it's a trip to the beach, visiting family in another city or state or just a quick trip to the mountains, anytime spent with your Loved ones is a blessing.  Big vacations I'm hoping to go on someday are to NYC, San Francisco, Hogwarts, Italy and I'd LOVE to go back to London & Paris.


9) What is your favorite decade or era from the past?
Actually, when i think about it, I like a whole bunch - from the Victorian era through the 1920's, 30's & 40's.  I am Nostalgic.  Maybe I lived through them in a past life. I've been crazy about swing music since I was a small child and listened to it with my Grampy.  Love ragtime, old standards sung by Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald & Sinatra.  
      
10) What is something you like to collect?
I LOVE old things.  They are Lovely and more interesting because they have a past. Think about the kid that played with this doll or the lady that washed this dish and served food to her family in it. Beguiling, no? I collect the Jadite dishes my Aunties ate off of, the McCoy pottery & pyrex my mama had.  Anything Vintage, retro, you bet!  Especially if it is a good price.

11) What is your favorite time of year?
Fall is my Favorite time of year.  I Love the cooler weather, the color change in the leaves, upcoming holidays to look forward to including my birthday.

Here are my nominations for the Liebster Blog Award:

Emily - lovliesm
Emily - sassyinsequins
Kelly - smudgesandblips
Amanda - catscuddlingandcarrotcake
dogwithnobrain
Cristall  - mominbeauty
Lindsey  - troyandlindsey
Nicola & Debbie - thegirlsnextdoor
Rosie - rosieposiespuddingsandpies
Cari  - beautyfrenzies
Ashley - missbeautybabble
Frances  - fairegarden
medusasgarden
seedscatterer

My 11 Questions to You!
1.)  What are you listening to?
2.)  What is one of the best restaurants that you've been to, what did you eat and where is it located?
3.)  Name one or some of your favorite products and why
4.)  Favorite fragrances?
5.)  What is your special talent?
6.)  Pet Peeve(s)?
7.)  What are some of your guilty pleasures?
8.)  Name 3 things you are obsessed with.
9.)  What's your favorite thing you ever wore?
10.)  Describe the best vacation you've been on
11.)  What is your preferred way to get exercise?

Guidelines of The Liebster Award 
If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:
1. thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
2. display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
3. answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
4. Reveal 11 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
7. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)
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Thanks to:  lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com for the informative list above.  I learned a lot reading her blogs.  

Thanks again for nominating me Sarah at lostvestige  
as well as Abigail at Sweeter Gets the Journey for nominating Sarah!
I hope you enjoy reading my post and I look forward to reading everyone else's!
xo
Michelle

7 comments:

  1. thanks for following my blog! I really appreciate it! i love this green color you have for your background!

    love, polly
    pollybland.com

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  2. Thanks a bunch, Polly. I really adore this mint green colour, especially with a nice bubblegum pink!

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  3. congrats on the award! I enjoyed reading your answers, they were so interesting! That's so neat that you and your daughter both blog. None of my family, immediate or extended, blog and neither do my friends here. I just love that people can connect through blogging and things like that. So happy to meet new friends like you and Sarah. Keep up the great work!

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  4. I liked reading you answers! I am obsessed with moss lately too. I saw some really cool moss outside that I wanted to steal for my terrarium. I wonder if it survived the snow!

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  5. Thanks a bunch for the comments. It was fun to answer your questions, Sarah. Definitely gave me some good insights on what makes me tick. The hardest part was searching for new bloggers to nominate because I would get so distracted by finding all these cool amazing blogs I wanted to start following. I found one blogger that only does Q & A posts!

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  6. hello,my name is poppy,nice to see you here
    No matter what you're going through, it's always better if you have people to share it with.
    thank you for sharing this to us ,enjoy here
    love the photos all!!!
    Hope to be your friend soon Pls post more!
    Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know in my blog
    hope you can check my blog and share beauty:
    http://me-poppy.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks for encouragement and commenting on my blog, Poppy Lee. I will gladly check out your blog! I ♥ the profile photo of you and your cute little doggy

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Thanks a Bunch for reading my blog and taking the time to write me.
I welcome your thoughts, comments, questions & encouragement. I absolutely Love reading them and will answer back swiftly. I'm new to blogging and Need some followers!
Hugs,
Michelle

"I exist as I am, that is enough" ~ Walt Whitman.