Liebster Award Nomination

INTRO AND THANKS                                                                   

This week I received two nominations for the Liebster Award from these bloggers:

Thank you so much!! I am incredibly honored to accept this award!

The Liebster Award has German origins. The word “liebster” has several definitions: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, sweetheart and boyfriend. It aims to discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere. Bloggers award other bloggers.

HOW IT WORKS

It aims to discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere. Bloggers award other bloggers. Here are the rules for accepting the Liebster award:

  • Post the award on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
  • Write 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers.
  • Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions.

MY RANDOM FACTS

To start, I give you 11 random facts about myself:

  1. I am a “Southern girl” to the bone, but I have many friends who are “Northerners.”
  2. I may be from the South, but my favorite seasons are Fall and Winter.
  3. Last note about my Southern roots…I hate to be cold, but I absolutely love wearing boots, sweaters and hats.
  4. I am very cold natured…I am usually comfortable in long sleeved shirts when it’s 77 degrees outside
  5. I hate tomatoes, but I love anything made with tomatoes (ie. spaghetti sauce).
  6. I am outnumbered in my house: 1 female vs. 3 males.
  7. I once jumped off a 20 ft. cliff into the Etowah River (Tennessee).
  8. I love flavored coffees, hot teas and desserts.
  9. I have a CD titled, “City of Gold,” which I love listening to, because it talks about what heaven might be like.
  10. I love to hike to waterfalls and mountaintops and drive through little mountain towns.
  11. My husband is my very best friend, and we try to go on a date each week…this is how we keep TRUE LOVE alive!

MY ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS FROM THE BLOGGERS WHO NOMINATED ME (X2…You don’t have to read all of these if you’re pressed for time.)

IN RESPONSE…  to my nomination from The Crafty Lady In Combat Boots (Check out her page for more great reading!)

  1. What is your biggest dream in life?  Make it to heaven
  2. Are you planning to make it happen and how?  Yes…by loving my God and my “neighbor”
  3. If you could live in any other country except the one you are from, what would it be?  New Zealand
  4. If you became a millionaire, what would be the first thing you bought/invest in?  A ranch home with land
  5. What is the most embarrassing moment of your life this far?  I really try to forget those…fell UP the stairs at college, spilling my books DOWN the stairs
  6. What is your favorite sport (to do, not to watch)?  Hiking…is that considered a sport?
  7. What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever heard/read of?  sex trafficking…that a person could actually be comfortable with doing this to another human being
  8. What is the biggest reason why you decided to accept this challenge?  It looked like fun
  9. What would be your dream job?  I have it now…wife and SAH (stay at home) Mom to my kids
  10. What is the scariest thing that has ever occurred to you?  that people could become so desensitized to the value of life that they’re ok with killing the “insignificant” and using the innocent
  11. What would you do if you found a brand new iPhone 6 on the street that someone has lost?  Look around for owner, see if store near by where they may have bought it, return to an Apple store so they could possibly look up owner.

IN RESPONSE…  to Write Out of the Darkness (Check out her page for more great reading!)

  1. How are you, really?  I’m doing really great!
  2. What is your favorite part about today so far?  Hugging my sons and kissing my husband
  3. What is your favorite joke?  Knock-Knock…Who’s there?…Jamaican…Jamaican Who?…Jamaican me CRAZY!
  4. What is the best prank you’ve ever pulled?  Made my husband think I had disappeared in the woods at a summer camp
  5. What do you think is one of the most undervalued professions right now and why?   genuine teachers and authentic preachers…because they invest so much into the lives of people who can choose to not listen and throw away any wisdom they might give
  6. How do you feel about public speaking?  scares me to death, but I’ve done it many times
  7. What is the first thing you notice about people?  their eyes and their smile
  8. When you open someone’s blog for the first time, what makes you keep reading?  their About page
  9. What is your blogging pet peeve? (And you better not say awards…. just kidding. If it is, you can say it.)  tonight, it would have to be setting up links…because apparently, I am a novice, and I don’t know the easy way to do this! ugh.
  10. If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet?  There are actually several…Esther, JRR Tolkien and Ronald Reagan
  11. What accomplishment are you most proud of?  Having  two boys who are passionate about their faith…I can’t really take credit on this. It’s more of a “God thing.”

IF YOU WERE NOMINATED BY ME, START REALLY PAYING ATTENTION HERE

The rules are to select 11 nominees; however, I am going to nominate 7. This really goes against my “rule-following nature,” but in order to allow for more blogging time tonight, I’m going to follow suit of those who nominated me. 🙂

If selected, you are, of course, free to reject my nomination. You have no obligation to accept the Liebster Award. No worries if you don’t. You are also free to pick new questions or choose questions from all the questions I answered. After all, this will be your blog not mine. You get to decide what goes on it, who is linked to it and how you spend your time on it. Thanks for playing!

My nominees are:

And my questions are:

  1. If money were no object, and you could not fail, what would you do?
  2. What is your favorite part about today so far?
  3. If you could live in any part of the world, where would it be?
  4. What is your greatest fear?
  5. What do you hope people remember about you when you die?
  6. What is your favorite song, and why?
  7. What is the first thing you notice about people?
  8. When you open someone’s blog for the first time, what makes you keep reading?
  9. Read any good books lately? Please share the title and author.
  10. If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet?
  11. What accomplishment(s) are you most proud of?

If you have been nominated and agree to accept, here are the rules again, because, this is a REALLY long post, and your memory might have gotten “lost in the shuffle” by now:

  • Post the award on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
  • Write 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers. (Let them know by commenting on their About page though!  🙂 )
  • Answer the questions I gave you and ask your nominees questions of your own.

Whew! I have completed the task. This was a lot of fun; however, it would have been quite a bit easier had I figured out that “linking thing” before tonight! haha!

I look forward to reading your answers seeing who you choose!

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