Liebster Award!!!

February 19, 2014
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It’s been a busy week: I was featured on Tater Tots and Jello, I did my first guest post on Crafty Allie’s site and I was nominated for the  Liebster Award. I have to give a lot of thanks not only to those who gave me notice, but also to my hubby for guiding me in the right direction with networking and promoting. Things weren’t going in the direction I wanted, but my man gave me a few ideas and since then, things have been moving right along.

Before I was nominated for the Liebster I was aware that it was a good thing, but was unsure of exactly what it was and you might not know either so I have the lowdown from Lorraine’s blog Wording Well

I want to thank Marisa from Burlap and Bananas for nominating me for the Liebster, she is a creative sweetheart!

The Official Rules Of The Liebster Award 

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:

1. thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.

2. display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)

3. answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.

4. provide 11 random facts about yourself.

5. nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)

6. create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.

7. list these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:

8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

If you were nominated and use these rules make sure to link back to Wording Well as it was her hard work that went into making these easily available for us.

 Marisa’s Questions:

1. What is your FAVE store to go shop at? Anthropologie, I feel so fancy and whimsical while I’m in there.
2. What made you to decide to start a blog? You know I don’t really know, I was just doing some research and thought I am going to start a blog and right then and there I started one and that was that.
3. What is your makeup style…{Example: Do you love to play up your eyes, or are you more of a bold lip kinda gal?} Haha, both. I love playing with crazy colors when it comes to my eyes and I love a bold wing. I also love a HOT pink lip, but I always do a toned down eye when I do. :D
4. What is your “go to” item of clothing? Right now it’s my flowy blouses, they make me feel like an elven queen.
5. What is your style when it comes to your home and décor? Eclectic, I like so many different things. To be somewhat specific though, I like, no love the chalk paint and the style it exudes.
6. What is your FAVE pattern? Ikat I just adore ikat patterns
7. Name one thing that is on your bucket list…Hmmm this is one is tough, I guess it would be to become a YouTube beauty guru. :hides: I get kind of embarrassed about that. Hehe
8.  What is something you would LOVE to blog about, but have yet to “take the plunge”? {come on, we all have that one subject we want to tackle, or at least think about tackling…or is it just me?} I would actually love to do a post for new bloggers on how to get started even though I am still super new, I don’t feel quite qualified yet. Hopefully I will  be there soon!
9. Name one thing about yourself that you love…I love my hair, I just love it! Haha. I have naturally kinky curly disastrous hair and I despised it my entire life, in fact I have been called Medusa and a Muppet it’s so crazy. About 6 years ago I started straightening it and I fell in love with it. I love how soft it is compared to my curly mess. Oof I am feeling vain! :)
10. What is your all time FAVE makeup or skincare product? This has got to be my fave question; I LOVE and adore eyeshadow!!! My favorite eyeshadow would be Too Faced.
11. When it comes to crafting/DIY projects/sewing etc., what is one tool or item you could not live without? Paint, whether it’s enamel, oil, acrylic, spray or chalk paint I must have paint! Paint can completely change a space or item to be completely different and new with little investment or trouble.

11 random facts about me:

1. I love eating Doritos or jalapeno chips and chocolate ice cream together. No I’m not pregnant and I never craved anything while I was.
2. I like selling things, whatever it is I see a value in everything and I hate throwing things out when I know I could make money on it.
3. I adore Doctor Who with a stipulation: when David Tennant was on it and when Russell Davies wrote for it. When Rose went over to the other dimension I cried, the relationship between Rose and the Doctor just felt so real…but I loved Mickey too and his part was so sad, well until he married Martha. I don’t normally get into shows period, but I really enjoyed it and watch it over and over.
4. When I found out Bernie Mac died, I went in my room and cried. I didn’t know him, but his secondary cause of death is the same thing that my hubby suffers from and it just hit really close to home. If they were ever to make another Ocean’s it would never be the same because Bernie really made the movies perfect.
5. As an adult my siblings and myself wrote a fake radio show complete with characters and voices for each one, commercials, bumper music and everything you name it. Don’t tell them I told you! ;)
6. I visited Russia 10 years ago, I loved seeing the very authentic side to the country. I wasn’t prepared once while standing on the  Metro and when it took off I almost fell on top of a babushka! Yikes! :D
7. I am Serbian and I have my own babushka of course we called her baba (said bubba), but when you’re in the south or around non-Eastern Europeans they get confused and just think it’s a typical nickname, but for a boy.
8. I secretly half enjoy watching wrestling or if you’re familiar with the old school version “wrastlin”, it’s pretty amusing. I love John Cena’s theme song, it totally cracks me up. I met Jerry Lawler last year at a promo event, I didn’t get my own autograph but I did talk to him. And The Rock who doesn’t love The Rock? Quite frankly it’s funniest when he is in kids movies; he’s not such a bad actor. And Sheamus. OMG. Nuff said! Ha!
9. I have a hard time accepting compliments; I always thought people were just being nice and didn’t mean them, but as I have gotten older I realize that for the most part people are a lot more sincere than I ever gave them credit for and I have been enjoying what others give me more.
10. I trained in opera as a teenager however, I suffer from severe stage fright and refused to perform. I do love to sing though and there is not a day that goes by that I don’t sing!
11. I get Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall mixed up: I always say Kevin Duvall and Robert Costner, but does it really matter they’re both in a couple of the greatest westerns together so doesn’t that sort of make them the same? Yeah and westerns are freaking awesome! I wish I could look as cool as Clint Eastwood with a cig half hanging out of my mouth mumbling some sort of plan that sounds scarier than Chucky looks.

I did my best to research if my nominees had 1000 or fewer subscribers; if you have more I apologize, you still deserve an award though, because all of you are awesome!

My nominees:

Heidi Kay

Here are the questions for my nominees:

1. What nationalities are in your makeup?
2. What is your biggest dream/what would you like to accomplish?
3. What has been your biggest blogging challenge?
4. What is the most unusual food that you love?
5. What is your favorite hobby or skill that you have acquired?
6. Do you watch more TV, Netlfix or Hulu?
7. Do you have kids or do you want kids? If so how many do you want or have?
8. What is your favorite nerdy character in comics, TV or movies (ie, like Doctor Who, Superman etc)?
9. If you could visit any country which one would it be and why?
10. Do you DIY? If so what has been your favorite project big or small?
11. Do you have pets? How many and what breeds? If you don’t have pets would you like one, and what kind?

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  • Sarah Mueller February 19, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Congratulations on your busy week! And that bulletin board you posted is adorable :)

    • Heather February 19, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you so much! :D

  • dawn@joyfulscribblings February 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I loved your bulletin board project :) I am horrible with make-up. Let me know if you ever put out a you tube video!

    • Heather February 19, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      Thank you! Will do!

  • Creative Mind February 20, 2014 at 6:27 am

    You have a cute blog.. congrats at your award :)

    • Heather February 20, 2014 at 6:52 am

      Aww thank you!

  • Grandmother February 20, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Wow! You are really moving along in the blog world!!

    • Heather February 26, 2014 at 1:55 am


  • Katherines Corner February 20, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Congratulations on your blog award. I enjoyed reading your answers. Thank you for joining the fun ans sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ♥

    • Heather February 26, 2014 at 1:56 am

      Thanks Katherine!

  • Pam@over50feeling40 February 20, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Cute blog and I am certain well deserving of awards…thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog hop!!

    • Heather February 26, 2014 at 1:56 am

      Awww thanks!

  • Ginnie February 20, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Congratulations on the award, Heather, and thank you so much for nominating me! It’s fun to learn more about you – I’m totally trying jalapeno chips and chocolate ice cream;) Yum!

    • Heather February 20, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      Oh yeah that’s a tasty combo! Absolutely! Thank you!

  • Linda @ Creative And Delicious / With A Blast February 22, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I stopped by just in time to read all about you, Heather :-) Congrats on the feature, the guest post and of course the Liebster Award ! Well done !

    • Heather February 24, 2014 at 11:37 am

      Thank you so much! :D

  • Krista Low February 26, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Congratulations on your Liebster Award!!! That is such a fun accomplishment. I wish you the best of luck and continued success as you continue to grow your blog :)

    • Heather February 26, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Jenerally Informed March 2, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Congratulations! Your answers are awesome! Opera, Russia and all of the other cool things we would never know!

    • Heather March 3, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      Haha! :D Thank you!

  • Shemi Dixon March 5, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you so much for the Nomination.

    You’re wonderful!
    Blessings Shemi

    • Heather March 5, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      You are so welcome Shemi! I can’t wait to see your post!