Kate from an awesome little blog called Createsque has nominated me for a Leibster award, which is given up to up-and-coming blogs with about 200 followers or less. The word Leibster is German, it means my dearest, my favorite, my dear…and I’m so honored that Kate has nominated me! The usual requirements are:
> to list 11 things about myself
> answer 11 questions from the person that nominated me
>choose 11 people of my own to nominate
> notify those that I nominate of their award-winningness
Now, I’m gonna be a little bit of a rebel about this whole thing.
I’m absolutely going to answer Kate’s questions for me. However, I’m going to skip the part where I tell you eleven other random things about myself. I think I’d fell pretty full of myself by the time I’m done.But, I will still be nominating some Leibsters of my own down at the bottom of this post! …I have also added in some photos to spice things up!
Here we go!
> What motivates you to blog?
I blog so that I have a place to share myself. A little internet place to share little bits and pieces of me. Photos I take, things I’m excited about, and lots of memories. I also one knowing that memories are being collected in this space. Years from now, I will be able to look back through this blog and remember all of our travels and family events, and see countless photos. Essentially, one day, this space will serve as a memory keeper. An online scrapbook of sorts. I also love that I have made so many friends through blogging. I have met some of the most creative people I know through blogging!
> What was your favorite book growing up?
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods. I loooooooved this book so much! It’s the very first book in the Little House series, all about Wilder’s Childhood. This book includes a lively, warm Christmas celebration. I think that’s what made me love it so darn much!
>Romantic Comedies, mysteries, thrillers, dramas, or action?
Oh boy. This is a hard one for me to answer. I love movies so much. I would have mainly say that I don’t like cheesy romantic comedies or thrillers. That’s my only rule. My favorite movies include Almost Famous, The Life Aquatic, Ruby Sparks, The Brothers Bloom, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Stranger Than Fiction, and really anything with Alan Arkin.
>Where do you most like to vacation?
This is no secret. The City of Savannah is currently highest on the list of places I want to be! We also love to spend time at Disney when Savannah just isn’t in the cards!
>Beard or no beard (on guys of course!)
I like it either way on Matt! When we got married he was very clean shaven, but he has been sporting a beard for the last couple years!
>What are you looking forward to most this Spring?
Hmmm….not the heat. Spring colors! I have a lot of colorful clothes in my closet that are not designed to wear when it’s chilly. I’m excited to start mixing and matching with all sorts of lively shades!
I’m also thinking about how I can decorate the apartment for Spring with lots of fun DIYS! I made these paper bag blooms last fall, and I was thinking about doing the same kind of thing, but maybe paint them in happy colors?
>Do you read directions or jump straight to trying to figure it out yourself?
Normally, I am a directions girl. If the directions aren’t super helpful, or they are confusing I turn to good old Google, and if I’m really messing it up…I run to Matt. He can fix anything.
>Favorite baked good?
Meringue cookies. For sure. They are my kryptonite. I buy them once a year. Once. I buy them for my birthday with a promise to myself not to pass judgement upon myself for how quickly they are devoured. FAVORITE.
>What Pandora Station is your favorite?
>What do you do to get the “creative juices” flowing?
So many things are helpful to me creatively. Sometimes just getting out of the house is the most helpful thing to do. Grab a book and head to the coffee shop. It clears my headspace, and that helps me be creative for sure. The other most creativity boosting thing I like to do is watch movies. I think the sheer creativity that goes into the movie making process alone is inspiring, not to mention the lovely interior designs, costumes, and snappy dialogue.
Clear head. Watch a beautiful movie. It totally works for me.
If I want chocolate it’s Milky Way Midnight. If I want fruity it’s Starburst.Done and done.
I might get a little rebellious again….cool?
I’m not going to officially “nominate” anyone. I would however, like to take this opportunity to ask you all to take a few minutes to visit some truly fantastic blogs that I read. Part of the idea of the Leibster nominations and awards is to call attention to awesome blogs !
Here come some fantastic blogs and bloggers! Take a few minutes to check them out, won’t you?
Katie > Heart the Journey > Katie is a lovely friend from years ago. Her blog is filled with healthy recipes, recipes for homemade beauty products (that I use, thanks Katie!) , product reviews, and lots of bits and pieces of life with her fiancé and two Boston terriers!
Noelle > Homemaker Chic > Noelle is another lovely lady that I have known for years and years! /she is a spectacular cook. On her blog she shares tons of delicious healthy recipes! Recently, she has also been sharing a lot of homemade beauty product recipes too!
Amanda> Indie Jane > Amanda’s blog is so much fun! She is a pro photographer, so her site is filled to the brim with lovely photographs of her home, her fantastic fashion style, and her four pups!
Yelle > Tender Roots > Yelle works as an event coordinator, and her blog is full of fun entertaining ideas, DIY inspirations, and little bits of her everyday life. Adorable!
Amanda> Sincerely, Amanda > Amanda is a professional photographer that shares a million beautiful photographs on her blog of her adventures! She’s also a fellow Floridian, and a fellow Disney World enthusiast!
Jennifer Lane > Jennifer Lane Designs > This girl is seriously adorable! She’s a jewelry maker, and she makes Bohemian styled loveliness! On her blog you will find lots of adventures with her best friend Bridget , a ton of little peeks into her adorable home, and glimpses of her layered,hippie style!
It’s time to make some new friends in blogland! Please go say hi to these lovely ladies, and stick around to learn a little bit more about them!
> don’t forget to stop by and say hello to Kate from Createsque, who nominated me! Thanks again Kate!