Thank You, Thank You Very Much!

Liebster blog awardThis is a little late, as things were sort of crazy at our house during spring break with three little ones running around.  But it is still such a cool idea!I have been nominated for the Liebster Award, which is a blogger-to-blogger award given to someone who has a new blog. Liebster translates to dearest in German…so it is basically something you give to new friends.  (Though I’ve been blogging since 2007, this blog was born around Thanksgiving 2013.) Here is a blog post that spells out more of the history of the Liebster Award.  I was nominated by two different bloggers, Natalie Bowers Ward, from, and Nicole Hazeltine from Thanks to both of you wonderful ladies for this opportunity. 
The award has three parts:
  1. Answer the interview questions from the nominator.
  2. List 11 random facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate other blogs that are just getting started.
Here is my interview:

How long have you been blogging and why did you start? For almost seven years, and I started my initial blog, Write and Get Paid, to help other people who wanted to write for a living navigate the Internet after finding some good, non-scam resources for writers.

Do you have an absolute favorite blog, please share. I could make a list here, but I have learned so much from Kristi Hines at Kikolani about writing, blogging, and social media. She amazes me with the wealth and true depth of information she shares– and now she has an adorable distraction in her little Lucy, and soon baby number 2. Kristi-Hines-252x300


What is one piece of advice you would share with a brand new blogger? Write about whatever you are passionate about– it will show through and people will connect with that passion! 

What is your go to quote? Do or do not, there is no try.” ~~Master Yoda 

Where is your favorite place to be?  By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea! 

What is your favorite dessert recipe?  Homemade cheesecake. 

If you could be anything in the world, what would it be? A bestselling author disguised as a beach bum. 

Everyone has a “I wish I knew that then” moment, what is yours? I wish I had more pictures of family pictures of all of us when we were younger– I mean myself, the husband and kids…we only have a few snapshots and not great– should have spent the time and money to get amazing ones taken. 

Who is your idol? My granddaughter Emma– she always is happy and smiling. 

If you could only eat one food item the rest of your life what would it be?  (Apparently, nutrition be d–ned!)   Ice cream!

11 Random facts about me:
1. I love to read and I love to write.
2. I am allergic to bees and ragweed.
3. I am a night owl…I love to write while the house is quiet.
4. I have an awesome husband who’s been around since I was 15.
5. I hate cold weather, snow and driving in it with a passion.
6. I don’t like massages or pedicures…don’t like strangers touching me. LOL
7. I am planning a cross-country road trip for 2015…Mark is coming, like it or not.
8. I am trying (desperately) to be better organized, as it helps with my adult ADHD.
9. I am a glass-half-full person married to a half-empty man…gets interesting! Max driving
10. I love animals! We have an awesome cat (Bucky) and an adorable Lab (Max.)
11. I am definitely a Momma Bear….mess with my family, and there is gonna be trouble!
MY Nominees:
Here are the rules:
  1. Thank the blog that presented you this award and link back to their blog (done!)
  2. Answer the questions asked by your nominator, give 11 random facts about yourself. List 11 questions for your nominees. (done!)
  3. Nominate several blogs that you feel need the recognition that have fewer than 1000 followers. Contact the blogger to let them know they have been selected by email, commenting on a post, Facebook, etc. (done!)
  4. Upload the Liebster Award image to your blog. (done!)
Question for my nominees:
  1. How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
  2. What is your favorite blog besides your own?
  3. Ir you could go back in time and make changes, would you?
  4. What is on your bucket list?
  5. What is your favorite way to relax?
  6. If your house was on fire what would you save?
  7. What is the best vacation you’ve ever taken?
  8. What is your happy place?
  9. What could you not live without?
  10. If you could spend a month traveling– where do you go?

That’s it! Thanks again for the Liebster Award…this has been lots of fun. Hope you will check out some of my other posts, and also the blogs of the ladies who nominated and that I nominated as well.


31 Responses to Thank You, Thank You Very Much!

  1. Congrats on your award! My favorite food is Homemade Cheesecake too! Yum! -Amber E.

  2. Master Yoda WAS a genius after all, so no surprise that you’d quote his greatness. Congrats on the award.

  3. Congrats on your award. It’s nice to learn a bit about you. I laughed at the Mama Bear line. My kids are all mama bears w/each other. I like it. :)

  4. Congrats on your nomination! I love your favorite quote. Master Yoda is certainly a smart little guy, isn’t he? I love that you say you are a Momma Bear. I am also for sure, a Momma Bear!

  5. That’s awesome you got an award! I enjoyed reading your interview!

  6. congratulations on your Liebster blog award. I’m a night owl too, love to write when everyone else is in bed

  7. That must be so exciting! I love your interview! Of course my favorite is your quote lol Thanks for sharing!

  8. Congrats! I started blogging in 2011 and I received some kind of bloggers awards and it felt so good! Keep up the good work! :)

  9. Congrats on your nomination1 I love finding out more about the people behind the blogs!

  10. That actually is an awesome quote by Yoda. I’d forgotten about it until I read it again here.

  11. What a great quote. Made me smile.

  12. Congratulations on your award it was well deserved for sure.

  13. Congrats on the award! I love animals too- we have three cats plus a foster right now.

  14. I have a few regrets regarding pictures also. Especially from when I was in my late teens and twenties. I wish I would have taken a lot more. Great interview! Enjoyed reading it.

  15. Congrats. I love that quote and agree with it completely. I wish we had more family photos – not professional but showing that we did spend time together. Unfortunately it is hard to get all 4 of us on the other side of the camera unless posing and using a tripod.

  16. Congratulations! What an honor and so fun to read all about you! Want to check out your favorite blog as well!

  17. Congrats on the award! its always fun to see the interviews going on!

  18. Congrats on your award. I agree about writing about what you are passionate about and people will connect. I also would love to be by the sea, sea, sea!

  19. Congratulations on your award. It is always nice being recognized by your peers

  20. Oh I am so happy for you. Congratulations on your award you deserve it!

  21. I got one of these too! Congrats to you. Lot’s of fun :)

  22. Congrats on your nomination! I love these kinds of posts – we learn so much about each other! And that’s a lovely photo of you!

  23. Congratulations on the blog award! The pedicure fact is really interesting :D

  24. The New Classy

    I can’t believe how long some people have been blogging. I just learned about it about 3-4 years ago and started my own about 2 and a half. :)

  25. Congratulations to your award! Welcome to the bloggingworld :) You’re pretty!

  26. Wow. Congratulations on your award! That’s So awesome. By the way, I’m allergic to bees too and I love your answer about ice cream!

  27. Congrats on your nomination! I felt so happy to get mine last year :D

  28. I loved reading more about you here. Cheesecake is my favorite dessert too!

  29. How awesome! Congrats on the nomination and I wish you the best!

  30. I am a glass is half full kind of person too!! Love learning more about other bloggers.

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