Friday, November 13, 2015

"Who Me?!" Nominated for the Liebster Award!

Guys, the blogging world is awesome. Every day, I'm constantly blown away by the community of amazing people here. With that being said, did you know that there are blogging awards? With me still being a "newbie" blogger, I really had no idea.


But my lovely blogging friend, Sarena from Teal Inspiration sure did. She nominated me for the Liebster Award last week! Sarena is such an inspiring blogger. Similar to myself, she is also fairly new to the blogging world but she has taken off by storm. Her blog is so neat & professional. She is an all around true lifestyle blogger meaning, she blogs about fashion, beauty, DIY, food & much more! You can see her post where she nominated me here. Thank you SO MUCH for the nomination, Sarena! :)

A photo posted by Sarena (@sarenateal) on

So you may be thinking to yourself, "What is the Liebster Award anyway?" And let me just be honest with you, until last week, I had no idea either! (Also, side note: Every time I type "Liebster" autocorrect kicks in & says "Lobster." I mean, in case you were wondering.)

The Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. It's basically all virtual, but it's a great way to pay-it-forward. The award gives you the opportunity to network with other bloggers, encourage each other & support one another.


The rules of the Liebster Award are:

1. Post your award to the blog.
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you & link their blog.
3. Answer the questions you were given by the person who nominated you.
4. Nominate a small group of bloggers you recently discovered.
5. Create 10 questions for the nominees to answer.

So here are the questions that Sarena gave me with my answers!

1. What inspired you to start blogging?

I started reading other people's blogs & one day thought to myself, "Why can't I blog? It would be so much fun!" Little did I know that it would not only become my hobby, but something I am truly passionate about.

2. If you could choose anywhere in the world to take a vacation, where would you go?

If I could go absolutely anywhere, I'd definitely choose Venice, Italy. I've always been in awe of its beauty & of course, I want to ride in a gondola! I just think that it's a breathtaking place that would be an amazing place to go.

3. Where would you like your blog to be in the long term?

I would love for my blog to continue to grow. It has grow a lot recently & it makes me super excited for the future. I would one day like to make money consistently from it, but more importantly, I want to gain a community of readers who love my blog.

4. How did you meet your husband?

(I actually just wrote a post about how Andrew & I fell in love!) We met at our church a loooooong time ago. I honestly don't even remember actually ever "meeting" him, I just feel like I've always known him! I grew up in our church so I've gone there my entire life, while Andrew is 5 years older than me & he came to our church when he was in elementary school. We really got to know each other when I was in junior high & were friends ever since. It's great marrying someone who you're not only in love with, but you're also best friends with!

5. What is your favorite show to watch on Netflix?

Oh man, I'm pretty passionate about this one. Hands down, Grey's Anatomy. I've watched a lot of shows on Netflix-- Gossip Girl, Lost, One Tree Hill, Scandal, etc. but this one has instantly became my favorite (and probably my all time favorite show ever). I just love Meredith Grey. And Shonda Rhimes (the creator of Grey's) sure knows how to tug on your heart strings in that show. I applaud her for that skill.

6. Which of your blog posts was your favorite to write so far?

Honestly, my favorite posts are probably about Andrew & I. I'm still a sappy newlywed who is in love with her husband. The one I wrote the other day is probably a new favorite of mine. But I'm also a really sarcastic person. I enjoy writing about things that (I think) are funny. Or about things that I think need to be said. Such as my post about leggings from the other day. On another personal note though, some of my most popular posts have been about me being open about my dad passing away. Like this post I wrote on Father's Day. I'm really a person who is all over the place, that's why I love that Helene says it's okay to have "nicheless" blog.

7. What are you hoping Santa will bring you this Christmas?

I'm hoping that Santa (ahem, Andrew) will bring me a new MacBook. My poor little white MacBook is just about to bite the dust. It got me all the way through college & it's about done its time. Poor thing just needs a rest! I'm definitely eyeing the MacBook Pro this time around, especially since blogging is so important to me.

8. What has been the most challenging part of blogging for you?

The most challenging part of blogging has probably been just realizing that you're not going to be "famous" over night. It takes work to get page views. But in a way, I think that's why it's so rewarding too. I get so excited when a post does awesome! As a blogger, it's an amazing feeling.

9. Is there one food or meal you simply couldn’t live without?

I mean if I couldn't have potatoes of any kind in my life, I would probably be a cranky person. Don't get me wrong, I love Chinese, Mexican, Italian & American food, but those potatoes though.. French fries are basically my guilty pleasure. Bad day? There's a French fry that can fix that. But I pretty much love potatoes cooked just about any other way too!

10. What is your favorite thing about blogging?

My favorite thing about blogging is definitely the community of bloggers. I feel like I've made so many friends already. I've also learned a lot from them too. Especially Helene whom I've taken plenty of free webinars & ecourses from like Quit Your Job to Blog. Like I said earlier, the blogging community is amazing-- it's so encouraging, supportive & motivating!

And finally, I'm nominating Brittany from The Lady Lawyer! I discovered Brittany's Instagram when I did the Instagram challenge with Helene back in April & July. Her cute, eye-catching Instagram made me curious to read her blog & I've been reading it ever since. I feel like we share similarities because she started blogging back in March as well! Congrats, Brittany!

A photo posted by Brittany (@ladylawyerbrittany) on

Here are my questions for you:

1. What made you decide to start a blog?
2. If you could hang out with any blogger for the day, who would it be?
3. How do you balance blogging & working as a lawyer?
4. What's your favorite thing to do in your state, Kentucky?
5. What do you like to do in your free time besides blogging?
6. What is your favorite clothing item you own?
7. What's on your wishlist this holiday season?
8. Tell us about your fur babies!
9. What are you watching on TV, Hulu or Netflix right now?
10. What's the biggest thing you've learned about blogging so far?

I'm so excited to hear Brittany's answers! Keep an eye out for them on her blog!

Have you ever been nominated for the Liebster Award? Have you ever heard of it before now?


  1. Oh my gosh! I love your answers so much! I can't even tell you. This has been so much fun and I have to tell you, I feel the same way about potatoes! And Helene's courses, yes. They are awesome! I hope we'll have many more chances to get to know each other and become better friends through our growing blogs.

    1. Thanks for the nomination, girl! So glad I have a blogging friend like you! :)

  2. thank you for the post I also did not know that there was such an award either always interesting to learn new things


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