Big news for little ol’ me and my new little blog. I was nominated for the Liebster Award. Erin over at For the Love of Crust nominated me this past week, and I have been a little nervous about making this post. Her Liebster Award post is wonderful and thoughtfu;, as are all of her other posts including delicious recipes and pregnancy updates. We are both pregnant at the same time, with our second children, so I especially love reading her stuff! We can totally relate to one another. So, thank you for the nomination, Erin!
First of all, a little about the Liebster Award. It’s an award given to new bloggers, by bloggers. It’s a great way to get to know other bloggers, help promote small blogs and readership, and have some fun. For more information, Click Here!
So, here we go!
11 Random Facts About Me
1). I’ve never had a pet. And I’m OK with that.
2). I really don’t mind the smell of skunk.
3). My son wasn’t named until after he was born. He’s named after a Weezer song from 1994.
4). Ariel is my favorite Disney princess! She’s my fellow red-head of course!
5). I’ve never left the United States.
6). My first car was older than I was.
7). I have 3 tattoos, but they’re all in places that can be easily hidden, so not everyone knows.
8). My husband and I dated for over 9 years before getting married.
9). We looked at about 100 houses before buying the one we own now. And I tried on probably about 25 wedding dresses before finding mine, too. You can see I have trouble making decisions.
10). I was on the swim team in high school.
11). I have 3 siblings – 2 sisters and a brother, and we’re all very different.
11 Questions from Erin:
1). What are your long-term goals for your blog?
To become a household-name as a resource for local moms, and parents in general.
2). What’s your go-to breakfast look like?
Right now, a decaf coffee and a blueberry waffle. I’m pregnant and trying not to take in too much caffeine.
3). Tell me about any fears you have as a new blogger.
Mostly, my lack of computer knowledge. I feel like I’m moderately technologically savvy, but not overly so. I spend plenty of time Googling!
4). What does your dream vacation look like?
A little bit of everything! Museums, outdoor activities, and beaches.
5). Chinese or Mexican food?
You put those hands together.
6). Countryside or city living, and why?
City. But not TOO big. No NYC or anything, but I’m not interested in farms either.
7). How did you choose the name of your blog?
It was chosen for me by my predecessor, but explains very well what the purpose of the blog is intended to be. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
8). What’s one thing you wish you knew before you started blogging?
That it’s OK to make mistakes. I got off to a slow start, even though I had some ideas of what to write about, I was nervous to put my thoughts “out there”, on display for the world to see. Blogging has helped me to build more confidence and feel more comfortable in my own skin. Typos can be fixed, there’s an update button!
9). If you sit down to watch Netflix or Hulu: do you choose a movie or a series TV show?
TV show, definitely.
10). Yoga pants, jeans, or dresses?
Jeans! No hesitation! Nothing is better than putting on a well-fitting pair of jeans.
11). What challenges do you face blogging?
Trying to blog while working and having a son. And being pregnant and preparing for another! Working for yourself, no one else is going to create a schedule for you, keep you organized, or accountable. The key for me is to find balance by following checklists and calendars I’ve created for myself.
Drum roll please….
Here are my nominations for the Liebster Award
Mom Explores the Smokies – Erica
Mom Explores Orlando – Gina
Mami Beauté – Annika
Life of a Mom – Stephanie
Sunrise County Stories – Kathleen
To accept this award, write your own post, thanking your presenter and linking back to their blog. Post 11 random facts about yourself, answer the 11 questions below, and then come up with your own set of 11 questions, and nominate 5-11 new blogs for the award.
Again, congratulations. Have fun with this!
Here are MY Questions for YOU
1). What Inspired You to Start a Blog?
8). What are some challenges and difficulties you face as a blogger?
I want to thank Erin from For The Love of Crust again! This was fun, and while it doesn’t come with a cash prize or a cruise to Cozumel, I am basking in the glory of my ‘First Award as a Blogger’. I wish everyone great success and look forward to staying connected and reading your blogs in the future!