Friday, October 19, 2012

Liebster Blog Award!

I was thrilled to find out I had been nominated by a fellow blogger for the Liebster Blog Award!  Thank you so much to Shannon at Imperfectly Perfect Grace  for the nomination!  Then I thought, wait, WHAT is the Liebster Blog Award?  How have I never heard of this?  I headed over to Shannon's blog to check this one out! 

What is the Liebster Blog award?
The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have not yet hit the 200 follower mark. The award is presented by a fellow blogger as a sort of pat on the back "you've got a great thing started" type of award. "liebster" is German for "favorite" This makes this the "favorite blog award".  Since I'm also German, this makes it doubly fun!

The rules.
1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you. 
3. Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
4. Choose 11 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate. 
5. Go to each bloggers page and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

First...the facts!
~I LOVE cherries, but especially cherry pie filling.  I will eat an entire can in one sitting!
~I was a cheerleader in middle and high school, and I still remember some of the cheers!
~I think the big hair styles of the 80's should come back in style (but, really, only because my hair is so thick that I always have big hair!)
~If my husband didn't stop me, I'd have more purses than I could count!
~I cry during almost any movie, including animated ones! (Now, seriously, who didn't cry during the movie UP?  And don't even get me started on the movie Hachi!)
~I listen to Christmas music all year long~although during the summer I must do it when I'm by myself or hubby will go crazy!
~I'd like to add about 6 more kids to our family!
~I'm having a hard time accepting that I will be 40 in just 11 months. I still try to tell my kids that I'm 29.  Since my daughter will be 16 soon, she tells me I can't say that anymore.  I say then I'll tell other's that I'm her sister!  She didn't really like that one!!
~I'm still afraid of thunderstorms.
~While I always wanted to be a wife and mother, I never thought that I would love it or them this much!
~I thought I was a pretty dull person until I had to come up with 11 facts about myself!

 Now the questions from Shannon:

-What is a fun fact people might not know? Peanut butter cups are my absolute favorite candy, and my kids give them to me for Christmas presents!
-What age did you start driving?  16, but as my daughter nears that age, I'm thinking it should be changed to 20!
-What is your favorite item in your closet? My light blue zippered sweatshirt
-Who has been a major influence in your life?  my grandmother's
-What is your dream day like? House gets cleaned, schooling gets done, delicious meals are served and everyone is happy.  Honestly, if everyone is happy, that's a good day!
-Favorite song at this moment?  I have so many, but right now it is Silent Night or O Holy Night (I told you I loved to listen to Christmas music!!)
-What did you want to be when you grew up?  an ice skater or a singer~~funny...I can't do either one very well!
-What is something you have on your to do list?  Date night with hubby.  We don't do that nearly as much as we should and I really enjoy spending time alone with him.
-Would you prefer to be at the beach or out on the ocean? I've never been to an ocean, so I guess I'll say beach!
-What celebrity or well known figure would you like to have over to dinner?  This is a hard one because I've never thought about it, but I'm going to say Rachel Ray, just because she seems to have so much fun in the kitchen and such great ideas!
-What is the short answer to why you started your blog?  I hope to help other women become the woman God wants for them to be.  And to hold myself accountable also!

Questions for the blogs I've nominated

~What is your favorite season?
~What is your favorite dessert?
~If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
~What year did you graduate high school?
~What is your idea of a perfect night out?
~What is your favorite color?
~What is the funniest thing you've ever done?
~What is the most favorite item you have in your home?
~What do you enjoy most about snow(If you get snow!)?
~Who are your best friends?
~Why did you start your blog?

Fun Blogs I'm Nominating for the Liebster Blog Award!
Check out these great blogs, and thanks to Shannon for nominating me!


  1. Thanks so much Jess for nominating me!! This will be a LOT of fun to do (outside of the fact that I am boring ;-) and gives me something to blog about!! It will also be great making some new blogging friends.

  2. Yay! So glad you completed the questions! It was fun reading about you. P.S. I wondered what the leibster award was too :) Have a great weekend!

  3. Thank you so much for nominating my blog as well. I also didn't have a clue as to what it was since I have only been blogging since June. Pretty cool and I do appreciate it!

  4. Thanks so much for the nomination, Jess. I have added your blog to my sidebar. :)
    Have a lovely weekend!

  5. Hi Jess :)
    Thanks so much for nominating me !!!
    You made my day :)
    I did everything I was supposed to, you can check out my page. I just have no idea how to link back to you....... Can you help me there? Thanks so much !!!!

  6. You are so sweet! Thank you for blessing me!!!!

  7. Thank you for blessing me by nominating me...I said something like this already but the fact is it really blessed me.

    I wanted to let you know that my Liebster Blog Award will go LIVE at midnight and I have linked back to you.

  8. Jess, Thank you sooo much for nominating me!! I'm just so sorry we've been without internet for a few weeks :( I would have responded earlier. But thank you again, you are such a blessing!!!

  9. Jess,
    You are soooo sweet! Thank you for nominating me!! I just feel awful that I didn't know until the other day. I have been absent from my blog for a looooong time! Right around the time of my last post (where you nominated me), we were getting things rolling for moving across the country and have been busy every since. We are finally getting settled in our new place and I am hoping to return to blogging. I suppose it is too late for me to do anything with the nomination now, but I thank you so much! Blessings!


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