The Liebster Award

Adriana of Horses of Ares has tagged me with The Liebster Award. I feel honored that she chose me, and I find surveys really fun to do and to read. Here's how it works.

The Description
 The Liebster award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.

Rules for receiving this award:
1. Each person must post 11 things about his/herself

2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you, plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.

3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.

4. Go to their page and tell them you've tagged them.

5. No tag backs.

1. I am addicted to spicy things, especially Valentina hot sauce.
2. My favorite books to read are usually those in a series.
3. I used to be obsessed with moose. Now it's owls.
4. I love flower child / boho style mixed with contemporary elements.
5. I love video games, especially computer RPG games.
6. I will automatically love something if it comes in multiple color choices.
7. I love pop and alternative music, but electronic is my favorite. Dubstep is what I listen to when I craft, blog, workout...etc.
8. I love cilantro. I actually get cravings for it.
9. I don't really have a favorite color. It changes daily. I love anything bright.
10. Sometimes when I wear heels I am over 6ft tall.

Adriana's Questions

1. What is your golden advice to other new bloggers? When I first started blogging I tried to emulate a lot of blogs I saw as successful. I didn't really have my own sense of direction, and trying to be exactly like other blogs just left me feeling frustrated. I had to completely revamp my own style and find something that works for me. I identify with lifestyle blogs more than just craft or home-focused blogs because I like to blog about a variety of topics. Instead of saying "no you can't blog about that because it doesn't fit your blog" I decided to make my blog a place that works for me. You have to experiment to find your style. Don't be afraid to change things up. Make your blog a place you love before you worry about what others will think.

2. Who is your role model? Well, I have a lot! First and foremost, my husband is my role model in his strong work ethic and ability to problem solve just about anything. Secondly, I have a vision of the kind of person I would like to be, based off of bits and pieces of everyone I've come in contact with in my life. That ideal self is almost like an imaginary role model. So, in a way, I look up to myself!

As far as the blogging world, it really depends on the topic. For fashion I love Keiko Lynn and Audrey of Putting Me Together. For food I love Jenn of Peas and Crayons and my BFF, Jessie at Sweets Wyoming. For blogging and general lifestyle inspiration I love Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess and Elise Blaha. There really are so many others. The best place to see who I admire is to explore my Daily Reads tab.

3. What do you like to drink on hot summer days? I have really been loving flavored water lately. I enjoy putting cucumber slices in my water or enjoying delicious cilantro lime flavored water.

4. Do you have any pets? Yes! I have one adorably handsome dog named Riley. He was adopted from a local shelter 3 years ago. He is a mixed breed dog, and has lots of fur! You'll see lots of pictures of Riley all over this blog.

5. What is your favorite time of the day? It really depends on what I'm doing. I am unfortunately a night owl who wants to be a morning person. I love when I do manage to get an early start on the day. That always feels great. If I'm with friends or it's the weekend, I also really like night time. Afternoons are always good for a little nap. So, I guess it really just depends!

6. Favorite music genre? I already addressed this in my 11 random things section. Some of my favorite electronic artists are Deadmau5, Skrillex, Basshunter, Flux Pavillion, Bassnectar, and Daft Punk. I also like pop and alternative, including everything from Rise Against to Maroon 5.

7. What is the weirdest combination of food that you like to eat? (Ex. pickles and peanut butter)
Roasted Garlic Triscuts and Valentina hot sauce or grape jelly on top of grilled cheese sandwiches. You be the judge on which is weirder.

8. Who can you relate to the most in your family? Does my husband count? I say yes!

9. What is ONE thing you still have that you CAN'T throw away? My notes from Jr. High

10. What makes you the happiest? Hanging out with my husband. I especially love when we go out somewhere. It feels like an adventure. Staying in hotels with him is my favorite.

11. Where would you travel if you had the chance? I would really like to go to Austria and Switzerland.

My Questions for You

1. What is your go-to confidence boosting outfit?
2. What kind of books or magazines do you like to read?
3. What is your favorite type of craft? (ex. sewing, collaging, mixed media)
4. What's your favorite season / time of the year?
5. How would you describe your design style?
6. Where did you last go on vacation?
7. Where do you get most of your recipes? (ex. books, magazines, internet, pinterest)
8. What is your favorite clothing store?
9. Do you workout at home, in a gymn, in a class...etc.?
10. What are some of your favorite blogs to read?
11. What are some of your blogging goals?

The 11 Blogs I Am Tagging
1. Ktmade
2. Wanna Be Green
3. Jazz Lips and Tulips
4. The Petrichor
5. Paper Raindrops
6. Eskimo Rose
7. October Chic
8. Almost Endearing
9. Isn't That Sew
10. Thrifting Through Life
11. Forgetful Lane

Alright ladies! It's up to you now. I hope you'll participate so I can read all your great answers. Thanks again Adriana for tagging me!


Ruth Reyes said...

I love love love your answer to #2. I am constantly comparing my present self to my "ideal" self, or the person I think I am in my head :).
So, to read someone else have this thought in their head is awesome!

Elly - jazzlipsandtulips said...

Oh yay thank you so much! Great questions! Can't wait to answer them! Xx Elly

Lee said...

I think your answers to question 2 is not only awesome, but shows just how well you have captured life. Thank you for sharing!!

Carlee said...

Thanks so much. I cant wait to do this! Thanks again. I love these types of things. And I also really love your blog. So cute.

Olivia said...

awww...i just found your blog & i LOVE it! Keep blogging, girl! If you'd like, feel free to check out my blog & follow back too, if you want(: otherwise, keep blogging and I'll keep reading!

eskimo*rose said...

Hey thank you soooo much, really touched that you found and nominated my little blogette! Just back from a trip with the kids down at a friends place, a couple of days at the olympics and tomorrow we're off on a family hol ... will look at this when I'm home again xx