Monday, February 17, 2014

Liebster Award!

I've been nominated for a Liebster Award by an old college buddy (ha. I love that as a college graduate, I can say that), Arielle- Like the Mermaid  Liebster in German means cute, darling, dearest, etc.

From what I can gather from le internet, the whole award is basically a way to get to know new bloggers. You answer 11 questions given to you from the blogger who nominated you and then nominate your own bloggers and give them 11 questions to answer.

To accept your award you have to answer the questions, nominate your blogs and follow the blog that nominated you and feasibly the other blogs that that blog nominated. It's a big follow chain to find new blogs you love, network and feel happy that someone liked your blog enough to nominate you.

So here we go with the questions:

1. Why did you start blogging?

I had to make a blog for a class assignment and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to make my own. It started as just a way to keep in touch with family who live far away but it turned into craft tutorials and writing prompts and silly stories.

2. What is something this year that you are really looking forward to?

Watching my daughter grow up and growing with her. It's been such an amazing experience so far and I'm excited to see her grow as a human and grow myself as a mother.

3. What is your favorite thing to do to unwind?

Write. This year I've written a sentence or two everyday in a little notebook I keep by my bed. It's a great way to summarize the day and it'll be fun to look back on. I've also been trying to write 750 words a day to just unload whatever is on my mind and let me get out the gunk so I can write something meaningful. That's been a blast. Also, I'm working on a novel. So there's that. 

4. Photo's say a thousand words so share a photo that means the most to you. Why is that picture important to you?

I have two:

This was moments before my daughter was born. I was in so much pain and it was such an ordeal for me but I had no idea what my husband was going through watching me experience so much pain. This picture, to me, says it all. He was my rock through that whole experience.

Seconds after my daughter was born. I love it because normally you would be staring at the baby, but you can't see her in this picture. You can just see my face and how utterly amazed and excited I was to meet the tiny human that was apart of me for so long.
4. What quote inspires you the most?

"Keep your head, your heels, and your standards high."

There are so many quotes that I love, but this is one that I love right now. I believe that feeling good about the way you look makes you confident and effects your whole demeanor. But that doesn't mean you should sacrifice your standards to look the way society says is beautiful. (Plus there is no other height of heel for me than high.)

5. Name a beauty product you can’t live without & why?

Burt's Bees chapstick. I have got big lips and they don't look so great when they're chapped. Even on days I don't feel like wearing make-up I use this stuff and I ALWAYS have it on hand.

6. Where is your favorite vacation spot?

I haven't found it yet. I love to travel and see new places. My favorite place to vacation is on the move.

7. What is your favorite blog?

Right now it's between Pregnant Chicken and AlphaMom.

8. What is your favorite way to work out?

I love me a good work out video. Jillian Michaels has helped be lose all of my baby weight and then some. 

9. Where do you like to shop?
Amazon and Sephora. I'm a huge product person, a product junkie if you will.

10. What's the best advice you've ever been given?

You have to learn to love yourself. 
I was a freshman in college, had just broken up with a boyfriend and was having a hard time. This Australian guy who I randomly met on Facebook because I thought he was someone else told me this and it still helps me. 

11. What is your favorite blog post you've written?

My goodness, so many to choose from. I don't know that this is my absolute favorite but when I was reading through my old posts this one really stood out to me. It let me remember the magic in a good book: The boy who lived, come to die.

Now for my nominees:

And for the questions:
1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What are you looking forward to in the coming year?
3. What's your favorite hobby?
4. 4. Photo's say a thousand words so share a photo that means the most to you. Why is that picture important to you?
5. Choose: Make-up or Hair products
6. If you could get on a plane tomorrow to anywhere in the world, where would it be?
7. How did you choose the name of your blog?
8. What is your favorite blog?
9. What is your favorite quote?
10. What's the best advice you've ever been given?
11. What is your favorite blog post you've written?

Let me know when you've finished, I'd love to read your responses!


  1. so cute, jocelyn!! I loved reading your answers. you and your little family are adorable.

  2. hey thanks babe! you're the sweetest!!