Wednesday, May 8, 2013

So as some of you might know, I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award. Well, Laura from TheExperimentalHome, nominated my blog for this award, and I'm so excited about it! 
So first and foremost I want to say thanks to Laura! You should check out her blog, it's got awesome content and I love her design! 

So when I first heard about the Liebster Award, I did a little bit of research. Like many others, I could not find the EXACT origins, but I did learn that Liebster is German for 'Sweetheart' or 'Dearest'. While it still is basically an award, it's also like a blog post chain letter.The rules and guidelines have also changed a lot, but I'm not going to get into that because I think they are perfect the way they are now. Speaking of rules and guidelines, I need to share those with you before we continue. 

Liebster Blog Award Rules:

Once you have been nominated for this award, you should probably do the following:
- Thank your nominator! Link back to their blog and send a virtual hug their way!
- Answer the 11 questions your nominator has asked.
- List 11 facts about yourself.
- Nominate 5-11 bloggers with less than 200 followers who you think deserve to be noticed, and make sure you let them know you nominated them so they can pass the Liebe.
- Ask your nominees 11 questions to answer. 

Laura asked me: 

1) What is your favorite thing about your blog? I love the design I have going on. The color, dots, and fonts. I also love my featured content slider, even though I need to update it more often.
2) What aspects of blogging to you hope to improve on? Picture quality was a main one. Lately I've worked on that and improved it a lot. But I hope to grow my tutorial writing skills, and add more crafts and DIY Projects. 
3) Where is your ‘happy place’? I have a lot of happy places. I'm generally a happy person. I love my craft room, especially with the windows open, rain or shine. 
4) What song is in your head right now? Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson
5) What is your favorite article of clothing? My dresses! 
6) What color best describes you? Yellow. Optimistic and cheerful. 
7) Is that color your favorite color? Rainbows and Glitter!
8) Where do you keep your toothbrush? In a thing that's attached to the mirror in the bathroom.
9) What would you do with a free hour? Get things done so I have another free hour later ^_^
10) What did you want to be when you grew up? Since I'm not grown yet, I plan to be an art teacher when I grow up. 
11) Do you have a guilty pleasure? Chips and Salsa, Reeses CrispyCrunchy Bar, and Willy Wonka candy.

That was fun! Now the hard part:

11 totally random fun facts about me:

1) I have 15, 467 songs on my iPod Classic. I know most of them word, for word. at least 2,000 are songs from the classical era. 
2) I spent $400 on a Yamaha Keyboard that I hardly ever play. But I'm still in love with it, and even after 6 years, I have not found a keyboard that suits me better. 
3) I love video games, I'm very good at killing zombies, catching Pokemon, driving fast cars, and going to war. 
4) Every week I get together with 5 other people to continue our quest in Dungeons & Dragons. 
5) So far this year, I've learned how to crochet, drive a stick shift, and that the feeling you get from being tickled is a form of panic. I hate being tickled. 
6) I recently started to dislike the taste of eggs. I can only eat them mixed with sausage and syrup. 
7) I love that my boyfriend can support my craft addiction, but wants no part in it. 
8) I don't have a favorite color, but I do have colors that I prefer seeing objects in. For example, I like all my electronics to be black, all my lipgloss to be pink, and my jewelry to be silver.
9) It's not a paranoia, but I constanlty wonder if things I touch have had cyanide spilled on them and if it's soaking into my skin. 
10) I'm addicted to garage sales, thrift stores, and import stores.
11) I love Grapefruit.

And my nominees are:

This was actually really, really hard. 

And my questions for them are:

1) When and why did you start blogging?
2) What are your longterm goals?
3) When you aren't blogging, what are you doing?
4) What's your favorite memory?
5) What was the last thing you learned to do?
6) What is your greatest accomplishment?
7) What traits/characteristics did you inherit from your parents?
8) What motivates/inspires you?
9) What is something you've always wanted to do? 
10) What's stopping you?
11) How do you feel right now?

Well, that's it! I want to say thanks again to Laura for nominating me, and I can't wait to see what my nominees post!


  1. Hi Sara, I left you a message on my blog last Saturday but so far you don't seem to have read it. Here's the link to find out something that might just please you :)

    Elizabeth xx

  2. Aw awesome, congrats!!
    It's always nice to receive these little blog awards isnt it :)
    I love your answer about your happy place too.

    Just thought I'd swing by and say hi as you'd followed my blog before it moved urls. I've now followed through bloglovin'.

    Best wishes,