Monday, February 25, 2013

The Liebster Award

The lovely Kelly Jo of The Dr and the Mrs has very kindly nominated me as a:

The Liebster Award is for bloggers with less than 200 followers.  Liebster is a German word meaning dearest. The award is given to up-and-coming bloggers who deserve recognition and support to keep on blogging.

Here are the "rules":
1. List 11 facts about yourself
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you
3. Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
4. Choose 5 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate.
5. Go to each blogger's page and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog!

11 things about me:

  1. Despite being half-Belgian I prefer my beer COLD
  2. Tulips are my favorite flowers
  3. My husband and I had been dating 9 years 10 months when we got married
  4. Love to read, favorite books become old friends I visit with over and over again
  5. Went to Prince Edwards Island on my honeymoon.
  6. Favorite movie: The Philadelphia Story
  7. My first concert was John Denver, I was five.
  8. I would eat mussels year round if it would not scandalise my mother
  9. Staring at the ocean soothes my soul, and recharges my batteries 
  10. Have been known to say 'Wicked' when I meant Very
  11. Favorite color is purple.

Kelly Jo's questions:
1. What is your favorite article of clothing?
Personally nothing beats a great pair of jeans

2. If you could own any exotic animal what would it be?

3. What is your favorite book?
Too many to pick one, favorite genre is historical fiction

4. What is your dream vacation?
Staying with my family in big, old beach house with decks to sit out on and see the ocean, an easy walk to the beach, with yummy seafood and delicious ice cream a short drive away.

5. What are some of your pet peeves?
Debbie downers & mocking children

6. What was your favorite movie growing up?
Sound of Music

7. What is your favorite recipe to cook?
Spinach Quiche

8. If you could hang out with one celebrity for a day, who would it be?
Cokie Roberts or Jennifer Gardner

9. What is one of your family traditions?
Putting a shoe out for St. Nicholas to fill.

10. What is your favorite season and why?
Autumn, I find it visually beautiful, appreciate not being too hot or too cold, and enjoy splurging on the occasional Pumpkin Latte.

11. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Professionally: Teaching at a university having hopefully earned a doctorate.
Personally: Figuring out with my wonderful husband how to parent teenagers.

My questions:
  1. Favorite breakfast?
  2. First presidential election you remember?
  3. Home decorating style? favoring which time period?
  4. Favorite ice cream flavor?
  5. And what is going on top? (Fave toppings?)
  6. What country/culture fascinates you most?
  7. Planner or spur of the moment personality?
  8. Favorite board game?
  9. White, milk or dark chocolate?
  10. Favorite Easter basket candy?
  11. You are hosting a 3 movie marathon: what is the theme or featured artist? 

I happily nominate:

Bonnie of A Knotted Life
Katie of The Rhodes Log
Michelle of Endless Strength

Thank you Kelly Jo for this wonderful honor!


  1. Ahhhh this so cool. Thanks so much. Despite being Belgian I actually absolutely hate beer. Haha. I'll answer these questions very soon. Thanks again. :)

  2. PS: How old were you when you got married?

    1. I was 29, we had started dating my sophomore year at college.

  3. Ah!! I see now. :) thank you for the nomination and I can't wait to write up my post.

    My favorite movie is The Sound of Music!! My husband went to John Denver with his parents when he was 8...he loved it!

    thank you again!

  4. Oh, I've always wanted to go to P.E. Island! We lived in Maine for three years, but somehow we never made it any farther north.

    This was a fun post! Congratulations! :)

  5. YAY! I was so excited to see this in my reader! So cool to get to learn more about you :o) And btw, now you have me craving a pumpkin spice latte!

  6. Joy, I'm so honored! Thank you!