I took a few days off this weekend after going away to Mackinaw City and the Island itself over the weekend. I went with friends and it was a freaking blast to say the least! I will however, need to write more about that later as right now I am so giddy that I was nominated by the lovely Selma over at Meteo Beauty blog for a Liebster Award!! It was definitely quite the exciting treat to discover upon my return to the online world! Thank you so much Selma for the nomination! Now of course, I’m going to have to copy the following information on what the award is from Selma’s blog, before I get to my answers and nominations!
So… What is the Liebster Award?
The word Liebster is German and it literally means “dearest” or “favorite”. Other meanings include sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kinda, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome. The award recognizes new and upcoming bloggers with less than 200 follwers (or friends) who deserve recognition and support for their contribution in the blogosphere. In order to accept this prestigious award, one must abide by the list of rules.
01) Each person must list 11 things about themselves.
02) Answer the 11 questions that the tagger has set for you PLUS you MUST create 11 questions of your own for the 11 people you will nominate with this award.
03) Choose up to 11 bloggers linking them to your post.
04) Go to their page and inform them of the nomination.
05) Absolutely NO tags back. Remember to ONLY tag bloggers with less than 200 followers.
Alright, with that here goes with the first step. Eleven random things about me!
01 – I have a serious love for coffee!
02 – I stand five feet and eight inches tall.
03 – My favorite television show is I Love Lucy!
04 – I was born and raised here in Michigan!
05 – I love horror movies!
06 – My favorite tree has always been the Willow.
07 – I love to read, but tend to read slowly due to time.
08 – I have a subscription to Marie Claire magazine.
09 – I will forever love and appreciate the Spice Girls! LOL!
10 – My absolute favorite season is autumn!
11 – I have a tendency to nickname my closest friends.
Okay now onto the next step! The eleven questions Selma has selected for me to answer.
What do you like to blog about the most?
I have to say that it’s really hard to pick one topic. I love writing in general, so it’s a matter of equally enjoying sharing tidbits out of my personal life, as much as some of my work. I think I tend to share more of my personal life as of lately, especially as I divulge a bit more into some real deep matters such as depression and anxiety. They are not the easiest for me to even touch on, but they are worth it if it means I can possibly help relate to even just one person who may stumble across my blog!
Least favorite blogging topic out there?
Alright, this is the answer that may potentially get me into some trouble. Cancer. I have had three very close people to me get diagnosed with three different types of cancer. One of my older brothers is a melanoma survivor. I have an aunt who had uterine cancer and a best friend who was diagnosed with ovarian. Cancer also runs pretty heavily in my family. Both my father’s parents were survivors and my mom’s biological mother (whom I never met) died of breast cancer. I always, always want to be in support to those out there who battle it. I just have my days were even the word cancer makes me want to break down and cry. Maybe given I haven’t been diagnosed with it myself, I should be this way, but it’s always been a very touchy topic for me since my brother received his diagnoses in the first place.
What mobile phone do you use?
Are we going service provider or brand of phone? LOL! I confess I’m not really cell phone friendly. Maybe that’s unusual for a girl my age, but I’m just generally not very phone friendly. LOL! I was able to get a track-phone though (or what some people refer to as the Obama Phone). It was free and while it goes on only so many minutes a month, I got it mostly for emergency use. So it’s the only mobile phone I need.
Do you own a camera? If so which one?
I do!! I love digital photography. I love film too, but sadly I don’t have a film camera or the knowledge to properly develop film (yet). Currently I have a Kodak Easy-Share. It’s fantastic! The best camera I have had to date. I use it all the time, especially recently on my getaway this past weekend. LOL!
I may be five foot eight, but I do love a good pair of wedges! I’m not afraid to add to my height, LOL! I haven’t been able to wear my wedges for a while now, given my ankle problems. Unfortunately I have been pretty much stuck to flip flops because of that.
What is your favorite movie?
The Rocky Horror Picture Show!!! I was like thirteen when I first saw it and have been a huge fan ever since. I’ve promised myself to someday attend one of the live show gatherings. Oh yes – that does include having the desire and interest for dressing up and partaking. LOL!
What perfume do you currently use?
Presently I have five different perfumes on hand! I have to say though I tend to use my Women’s Degree ‘Delicious Bliss’ body mist the most. It’s not too strong and it’s great for everyday casual wear. For a fancier day, I do love to put on a little ‘Fancy Love’ by Jessica Simpson. It’s my favorite thus far! LOL!
Have you ever had a negative experience while blogging? If so please do explain.
I really can’t recall having a negative experience in the year I’ve been a blogger. Pretty much all the criticisms I have received, that were outright positive thus far have actually been really constructive.
What country would you like to visit?
I’ve always joked that being from Michigan, my first ‘foreign’ country experience would be up to Canada. Now while I would actually love to see Canada - Ireland, England, Germany and Scotland have always been on the top of my list for countries to visit. I would also really like to see Russia someday as well. Although I confess, my perks of interest have come from seeing that the second country I’ve received the most views from thus far to my blog have been from Russia! LOL!
Do you have a pet?
Sadly I do not currently have a pet. Someday I will have a pet again, more specifically my dream dog (as it were). A Giant Schnauzer! I grew up with miniature schnauzers, but have always wanted a big dog. I think the giant ones are super cute! Plus I have an allergy with animal fur, so that makes Giant Schnauzers all the more perfect for being my dream dog – given they are non-allergetic.
What is your zodiac sign?
Scorpio!!! My birthday is November 12th! Now to add onto this answer, I’ll also include that my Chinese zodiac is the Rat. No, I’m not part Chinese or anything – just always found that fascinating.
Alright, hopefully you’re still with me here, because now it’s time to give you my nomination list! I definitely recommend checking out these blogs! Now this is really hard, because there are so many blogs out there that I would love to nominate. Unfortunately (or well more fortunately for them really) they have more than 200 followers/friends and therefore I can’t for this specific award.
Now for the eleven questions I would love to see these great bloggers answer!
01: What is your favorite scent?
02: What is your favorite season?
03: Where is your favorite vacation spot?
04: Who is your favorite band/artist?
05: What is your earliest memory?
06: When did you start blogging?
07: What is your favorite T.V. show?
08: What genre do you enjoy reading?
09: Would you ever (or do you) run more than one blog?
10: What is your favorite animal? Why?
11: What are you most thankful for in life?