Monday, January 26, 2015

Liebster Award Nomination

Hello Lovely Readers! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Mine was a little busy, but it had a nice ending: I found out I was nominated for Liebster Award! Much thanks goes to my little sister Mandie, from The Tasteful Texan for the nomination! So, let's learn a little more about the Liebster, shall we?

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”. 
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!)
So, I suppose I should answer the questions that I was asked! This has the potential to be a lengthy post so I will try to keep it short and sweet for y'all. 
1. How Long Have You Been A Blogger?
I have been blogging since October of 2014, so almost 5 months. 
2. If You Could Chose One Post From Your Blog To Brag About, Which Would It Be? (feel free to link it)
I think I would choose Snow Day! because it was my first successful stamping manicure. 
3. What Is Your Favorite Season And Why?
Autumn! There are three reasons it is my favorite: the weather isn't too hot or too cold, that crisp, fresh scent of autumn air, and all the colors of fall with the changing leaves. 
4. What Influenced Your Decision To Start Blogging?
My brother and his wife lived with us for five years and my sister-in-love and I became very close. We shared a lot of the same interests. When they moved to a different city I had no one to talk to and blogging was my place to still share and talk about the things I love. 
5. What Is The First Thing You Think Of When You Wake Up In The Morning?
I'm supposed to think when I wake up???
6. Is The Glass Half-Empty Or Half-Full?
I think it depends on how many half-glasses I get handed, LOL. I tend to be a naturally optimistic person, but there comes a point, if I get bad luck upon bad luck, where the optimism wears out. 
7. Have You Ever Won A Trophy?
Yes, I got a 1st place trophy in a kids bowling tournament when I was 11 or 12. 
8. Do You Have A Favorite Food?
Yes, food! Seriously though I would say either Italian or shrimp
9. If You Could Have Any Job/Career, What Would You Choose?
Mystery writer!
10. Name Something You're Proud Of. Why?
My nephew! Number one, he's adorable! And also, I don't have my own kids to be proud of and show off, LOL
11. What Is Your Favorite Thing About Your Blog?
I like that it keeps me accountable about not biting my nails. Also I love that it is just a fun, hobby blog so I can have fun with it and with you lovely readers without taking myself too seriously :-)
*********************************************************************************                                        11 Random Facts About Me
1. I was a preemie, born 2 1/2 months early and weighing less than 4 pounds
2. The smell of mushrooms makes me nauseous
3. When I was 14, I had a bike accident and broke my jaw in three places. I have a metal plate in my jaw
4. My favorite subjects in school were English and History
5. I lived in Europe for 6 years; 3 in Frankfurt, Germany and 3 in London, England
6. I've been to 19 different countries, not counting the U.S.
7. The first time my husband asked me out I said no and we stayed "just friends" for 2 years before we started dating
8. I took piano lessons for almost 10 years and still enjoying playing when I can
9. I'm a HUGE Sci-Fi/Fantasy nerd!
10. I started cooking with my mom when I was 4. I love cooking, but only like to bake around the Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays
11. I love animals and have a Border Collie mix right now named Rusty. I've also had cats, guinea pigs, and fish in the past. 
I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about me! Let's move on the questions I have for my Liebster Nominees and then we'll find out who they are!
1. How long have you been blogging?
2. How did you come up with the name of your blog?
3. What would you be blogging about if it wasn't ______________________? (fill in the blank with topic of your blog)
4. What hobbies do you have beside the one that inspires your blog?
5. How many bottles of nail polish do you currently own?
6. Do you have any pets? If yes, what kind and what is/are the names?
7. What was the last book you read?
8. What polish is currently at the top of your Wish List?
9. What is on your nails right now?
10. What was the last music you listened to?
11. What was the last TV show you watched?
Now the moment you've been waiting for, LOL. My nominees for the Liebster Award are: 
1. Hayley from Polished At Heart
2. Tamara from Dancer's Polished Life
3. Shawna from Mom, Mrs., & Me
4. Sarah from Tunay Na Mahal
5. RoseLynn from Manicured & Marvelous
6. Anita from: Style Those Nails
7. An She from The Polished Hippy
8. Nichole from The Super Secret Nail Blog
9. TaShyra from Kool Klawz
10. Night Swatcher from Night Swatcher

Again, a big thank you to Mandie for the nomination! Now go spread the love, discover some new blogs, and nominate! I'll see you back here on Wednesday for the next color in my Collection in Swatches series! 


  1. Wow, what a fun award to take part in! Love the little getting to know you tidbits, I love learning more about all these wonderful ladies in the nail polish blogsophere!

  2. Congrats on being nominated! I'm also a big lover of fall. :)

  3. I was also nominated by Mandie, and then I nominated you... Didn't even see that you'd already done the post! ROFLMAO!

    Here, if you wanna see:

  4. I wondered what this award was all about, now I know! :) Congrats!

  5. It was nice learning more about you :)

  6. Congrats. I've been nominated twice now and I still haven't done it. I'm lazy :(

  7. Congratulations. ..and thanks for nominating me. Loved to read about you. But seriously mystery book? I m impressed :D

  8. Congrats on the nominatiob! Reading the random facts portion was so much fun :)

  9. Congrats on your Liebster award! That is amazing you have been to 19 countries, really incredible! I bet you have had some amazing adventures :) xx

  10. Congrats on the nomination!

  11. Congrats on nomination..Nice to know more about you. You sound quiet adventurous and fun loving person.

  12. Super fun! I got one of these forever ago and I loved answering the questions.

  13. I've been nominated several times, but I couldn't find a good explanation about what it was and what I was supposed to do. Now I know! I love sci-fi and fantasy too!

  14. Thank you for the nom! I'm with Nadia, I had no clue!

  15. This comment has been removed by the author.

  16. Congrats on the nomination and thanks for mine! I've been nominated in the past, but never tried it lol I'll have to get working on it. I have been struggling to think of questions part haha. This was super fun to read though.

  17. hey congratulations!!! good to know more about you !

  18. This is fun! Thanks for the nomination! I need to get moving on it! Good to know you better. =)