Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Liebster Award

I love the blogging world. It's a really crazy thing. I started this blog to get myself busy and doing something after I moved back from the DR. I never expected to have a large following or anything...OK yes there were those Taza-type dreams, but as a blogger, who doesn't dream about that??

The thing that I love best about blogging are all of the amazing people that I have met. Other bloggers that I've run across that are genuine some of the best people I know. And I can say for sure that I've made some brilliant friends that I'll have for a long, long time.

One of those brilliant lovely ladies is Jade over at Gracious Silhouettes
If you haven't come across her blog-please bop over there and check it out.

Last week Jade nominated me for the Liebster Award.

"The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster?  The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn't that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs."
It's such a beautiful way to get bloggers together to create a sense of community!


So this is what I need to do.

1 << Tell you 11 things about myself
2 << Answer the questions Jade has sent me
3 << Choose 11 lovely bloggers to tag and ask them 11 questions

Well here goes it...

11 Things About Me
in no particular order.

1 << I love anything traveling -- to any place -- by car, plane, boat, raft, you name it.
See this.

2 << I am a fluent Spanish speaker -- It's a blessing being able to bridge gaps to communicate with other people.

3 << As much as I love to travel I cannot see my self living anywhere, but my MKE.

4 << I paint my nails constantly...I'm doing it right now.

5 << I have a weird obsession with needing things to be clean -- always -- I can't go to bed without doing the dishes.

6 << If I'm cranky usually it's because I'm hungry -- I keep rations of foods with me at all times.

7 << I love Diet Coke. And coffee.

8 << And eggs -- seriously, I could eat breakfast burritos every day for my entire life.

9 << In high school, I went through a terrible stage of dying my hair different shades/colors every month -- auburn, burgundy, purple, emo-y blonde streak -- it was awful -- I've been dye-free for a few years now.

10 << I'm a sucker for shoes -- I think it has to do with my Popp being a cobbler.

11 << I'm a city girl at heart, but I would love to live on a little hobby farm in the middle of no where. 


Jade's Questions

1 << Do you have any bad habits?
Ooooohhhh Yeah! It's not good at all -- I tend to jump to conclusions, I'm trying to work on that -- I also show all of my emotions, also something I'm working on

2 << What subjects did you most enjoy studying in school?
I loved Spanish, obvs, any Social Studies or Geography, and Religion

3 << Who are your all time favorite actors/actresses?
Tom Hardy.
He's a good actor -- but mostly because he's nice to look at. ;)

4 << You find a guild free £50 note, how do you spend it?
First, I would be JACKED because that means its $77!!
I would prob buy some clothing or nail polish -- Or go out to a new restaurant.

5 << Any tattoos? What have you got? What would you like to get?
Jade and I have talked about this one before! I would love to get some and I'm hoping before the year is up I'll have them -- I want to get the Alpha and Omega symbols -- one on each forearm --maybe a sleeve eventually? Build up to it kinda thing.

6 << Favourite TV show as a child?
I LOVED Zoom -- had crushes and all!

7 << If you could swap bodies with anyone for a day ('Freaky Friday' style) who would it be and what would you do?
I would swap with Beyoncé -- hands down. I would love to put on one of her concerts -- fierce.

8 << Past/present embarrassing crush?

9 << You're looking for a new dress, what's the first shop you go to online?
Wellll, I would normally go to Anthropologie, however, sometimes I can't afford it -- my second option would be Lulus.

10 << You're having a sick day, what film do you put in?
The Devil Wears Prada -- like clockwork, every time.

11 << What's your pet peeve?
When people have that weird I-need-to-clear-my-throat sound -- and don't clear their throats.


11 Questions for My 11 Lovely Ladies

1 << If you could go back to any moment in time or time period, what would it be and why?

2 << If you had to sing karaoke, what song would you pick?

3 << If time and money were no matter what would you do?

4 << What is your favorite piece of clothing?? Pictures??

5 << What would be your ideal vacation? (Mine is going to Cuba--I'm going next summer! What what!)

6 << Do you have any hidden talents? What are they?

7 << Flats or heels?

8 << Where/when are you the happiest?

9 << If you had to change your name what would you change it to?

10 << What's your favorite cookie?

11 << What item could you not live without?


The lovely gals that keep me blogging:
My choices were based off Bloglovin followers
In no particular order

Leah and Erin --

Tessa Lynn --

Kendall --

Amy --

Becky and Steve --

Caroline -- (I broke the follower-rule, eh, oh well!)

Valentina --

Jennifer --

Kate --

Irela --

Emily --
I just love this whole concept so much to tie everyone together. All of the ladies (and gent) that I chose are wonders that inspire me to keep blogging every day.

Please head over to each one of their blogs to have a visit and see what they're all about.

Don't forget to enter to win the 
Uganda Community Project Giveaway!


  1. thank you lisa! thrilled and honor to be included, can't wait to check these other bloggers out. :)

  2. Congrats! and ya - you are so liebster!!

  3. this was great! your blog is lovely!

  4. Aww thanks for the shout out Lisa!! I love your answers! I had no idea you spoke spanish, how cool! I got right on the cusp of fluency in french at the end of high school, but when I tested out of my college language requirement I completely lost my vocabulary. I've always been bummed not to have made it to fluent!

    Incidentally, I tagged you in a "six things about yourself" post a few days ago, which you may have missed. If you feel like answering more questions, do check it out!!


    1. Ooohhh Girl! I totally missed this! I'll have to fit this in sometime soon!

  5. This is such a fantastic idea! And thank you! I believe I shall follow suit soon... ;) And I aaabsolutely am checking out those other blogs you tagged. I'm always on the prowl.

    Lovely as always!

    Kate x

  6. Thank you so much for nominating me. That was very sweet of you, I appreciate it ♥
    I see you are going to Cuba next year? I was actually born in Cuba, I am from Santiago de Cuba, it's all the way on the south-eastern portion of the country. What provinces are you visiting? Are you staying mainly in Havana?

    1. Yes we'll mostly be in Havana. The trip is PACKED! The US government needs to know where we'll at all times so sadly we don't get a lot of our own exploration time. I'm still excited none the less!


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