Monday, October 28, 2013

Liebster Blog Award

Thanks to Krystle for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award.  Now that both of my blogs have received this award the world is in balance! LOL

About the Liebster

The idea behind this award is to recognize new bloggers and help them get some buzz and promote their blogs.  It's a sign of recognition and it can pretty much mean what you want it to mean.

If you've been nominated for the Liebster Award and accept it, you need to follow a few rules.

  1. Write a blog post about the Liebster Award.
  2. Thank the person that nominated you.
  3. Post a link to their blog on your blog.
  4. Display the award on your blog and including it in your post and/or displaying it using a widget.
  5. Answer the 11 questions about yourself provided by the person who nominated you.
  6. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  7. Nominate 5-11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have less than 1000 followers.
  8. Create a new list of questions for the nominated bloggers to answer.
  9. List the rules in your post.
  10. Inform the bloggers who you've nominated for the Liebster Award - remember to give them a link to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!).
Note that you can nominate someone who has been given this award already, as long as they have less than 1000 followers/subscribers.

My Answers to Krystle's Questions

  1. What would you do differently if no one would judge you?  I don't know that I'd do anything differently because I'm different enough as it is LOL.
  2. What is your favorite holiday and why?  Well, we only really do something for Thanksgiving and Christmas so it'd have to be one of the two.
  3. Why did you start blogging?  I started doing product reviews when eShakti emailed a request for reviews in exchange for a product.
  4. Have you done anything lately worth remembering?  My weight loss journey is worth remembering.   I made it to ONEDERLAND!
  5. Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?  It depends on the situation that provoked the tears.  There are situations that call for tears.
  6. What was your favorite school subject?  Probably languages.
  7. What makes you smile?  Just about everything.  I almost always have a smile on my face.  No, it's not one of those fake permanent smiles.
  8. What activities make you lose track of time?  Reading fiction.  I easily get lost in the story and don't want to leave it to do whatever else I need to do.
  9. Time or money?  Time is more valuable than money.  There are an infinite number of ways to make money but you can never make up for lost time.
  10. What is your favorite movie?  Titanic
  11. What is your favorite blog post?  I don't have a favorite yet.
Random Facts about Me
  • I was born a week late and so was Austin.
  • Benny and I met online in the Simple Paradise Mall of SecondLife.  I started as the interior decorator for his shop thing led to another.  You can read an article I wrote about us here.
  • I absolutely HATE politics.  There's not a single politician I trust.  They're either making campaign promises they don't keep or have skeletons in their closets.
  • My father raised me but I haven't heard from him since a few weeks after introducing Benny.
  • I'm totally uncoordinated and have always been.  I remember a picture of me from a ballet performance in preschool where I was going the opposite direction from everyone else.
  • My first job was a receptionist at a country club.  There wasn't much to do so basically I got paid to read and do my homework! LOL
  • I'd probably choose a spa day over a shopping trip.  I don't pamper myself and could use a nice deep tissue massage.
  • States I've been to (even if it's just a drive through or layover):  Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia.
  • My blood type is O but I can never remember if it's negative or positive.
  • Shopping is therapy in itself, even if it's just window shopping.  Whenever I'm upset over something and drive to some stores, walking around for a while, I come home refreshed.
  • I rather enjoy scaring Benny, whether it's my loud sneezes or I'm able to jump out of somewhere and scare him.  I just find it so amusing!
My Nominees
My Questions
  1. What have you gained or hope to gain from blogging?
  2. What types of blogs do you like to read?
  3. If you were able to retire today what would you do?
  4. What's your dream job?
  5. Award Shows - Love or hate?
  6. Reality TV - Love or hate?
  7. What's your favorite fruit or vegetable?
  8. What's your favorite music genre?
  9. If you were to win the lottery, what would you do with your winnings?
  10. What is one goal you want to tackle in 2014?
  11. Do you have any strange talents?  If so, what is one?


  1. Congrats on the Liebster. It's always fun to learn a little bit more about the person behind the blog. I like your #9 question that you came up with. If I won the lottery, I wouldn't tell anyone. Too many folks would want handouts. I'd have to come up with creative ways to give the money to certain people in need. There's some truth in the saying that money changes everything.

  2. Congrats on the award and CONGRATS on one-derland! That is HUGE!