Monday, July 7, 2014

Liebster Award!

In case you didn't know, I've never done any "blog award" posts before... I've been nominated a few times prior to this, but I never took the time to write up a post, 'cause I 1) am lazy and 2) didn't want to clutter my blog. Does that sound weird? Yeah, kinda. Oh well. You OCD peeps out there will understand. ;)

However, I decided to break my rule this time. I've seen the Liebster Award floating around quite a bit, so I was rather honored when I was nominated. ;) Also, the objectives behind the award are actually very near and dear to my own heart... getting unknown bloggers known! :D

So, with that intro, let's get into the rules...

1. Thank and Link

Thanks so much to the super awesome Ely who so graciously nominated me for the Liebster Award in the first place! You should go visit her at What Can I Say?. Yeah, like, right now. Leave a comment, say hi. All that good shtuff. ;)

2. 11 Facts About Moi

1. Boots are my weakness.
2. Movie trailer music by Audiomachine is my go-to music. Not kidding.
3. (Lord willing) I'll be in New Zealand next January. Call that a "spoiler" for my life. ;)
4. I'm obsessive when it comes to underlining in my Bible.
5. I just recently watched Doctor Who for the first time. And surprised myself by actually liking it.
6. I'm rather proficient at hula-hoop-ing.
7. I hate flimsy handshakes. If you're gonna shake my hand, give me a firm grip.
8. Car racing games are da best.
9. I've never drank a Coke in my life. Or a Pepsi, for that matter.
10. I hate Monopoly. So much. Perhaps because I always lose...
11. Some of my first memories of the internet are playing on Webkinz. Oh yes.

3. Questions from Ely

1. winter or summer? Erhmm... both. I love summer, but you can't wear boots in summer. Or cuddle up with hot tea and a book. Or...

2. Your opinion on mayonnaise and bananas (not necessarily together, tho if that's your cup of tea...) Mayonnaise is gross, unless used in a recipe. And bananas are good -- but don't you dare try to give me a strawberry-banana milkshake. *gag*

3. how many books do you have checked out from the library right now? *Mentally counts.* Six!

4. do you prefer to be in front of the camera or behind it? Ahhhh both! I love taking pictures, but also having pictures taken...

5. If you had to permanently paint your fingernails one color for the rest of your life, what color would it be? This color.

6. do you like your days to be busy or lazy? Busy! Well, with activities that I want to do, anyway...

7. most played song on your iPod (or music collection). I honestly haven't the slightest idea... xD

8. would you say that the word 'adorkable' is the thing that sums up these two dorks? Sure. Or maybe just 'dork.' xD

9. where is the first place you want to travel to? New Zealandddddd

10. funniest childhood story? Way too many. That one time I zipped around the house on my new scooter... or climbed all the way to the top of a ginormous apple tree... or changed into a new outfit in the check out line (I was 2 xD)...

11. mountains or beach? Mountains, probably. Though I could never say no to a nice, warm, sandy beach.

4. My Nominees

1. Madison @ A Wanderer's Journey
3. Kayla @ Miss Kay's Corner
5. Karis @ The Horse Nextdoor
7. Grace @ Eruanna of Edoras
8. Laura @ Gazing Wonders
9. Rebekah @ Running His Road

5. My Questions for My Nominees

1. What was your very first fandom?
2. Makeup or no?
3. Could you survive on an uninhabited tropical island for a week with nothing but the clothes on your back? 
4. 3 websites you visit daily? 
5. Do you have any secret boards on Pinterest? 
6. Favorite book/series as a kid? 
7. Tea or coffee? 
8. Are your ears pierced? 
9. How many pairs of shoes do you have? 
10. What's your go-to breakfast food? 
11. In your opinion, what is the best blog post you've written so far? (Link, please!)

Now go forth, my friends, and write your own posts! ;)


  1. Beth,
    I loved reading your facts and answers here! And the questions you asked are pretty neat, too!
    You're going to New Zealand next year??? HURRAY for you! (And for all your followers, to whom you undoubtedly owe about eleventy-one posts filled with pictures of the incredible journey!) That is... simply amazing! Beyond the scope of awesomeness! How exciting! I can only assume that you'll be visiting Hobbiton during your stay? That could indeed be a "spoiler for life".... I'm pretty sure *I* couldn't handle it! :}

    1. I'm glad you liked them! and thankya!

      Hahaaha!! Of course! I'm already starting to dream up plans... and if at all possible, I really really *really* want to write daily blogposts while I'm there, full of pictures and a debrief of the day. I think it'd be fun for both me and you guys! :D And yes -- Hobbiton is at the very tippy-top of my "to-do" list while I'm there. :D Ahhh my goodness... just thinking of it makes me hyperventilate. ;D

      P.S. I so would have nominated you as well, but since your blog is secret, well, I figured that wouldn't work out too well. ;)

    2. Ooh, daily posts of the trip would be wonderful! Of course, when one is actually ON the trip little things like blogging tend to somehow get pushed aside... ;) ...but if you do have time for it, we'll love to hear of your adventures over in paradise!

      Goodness, then please don't think of it! Wouldn't want you collapsing to the floor by being overcome with anticipation! ;]

      Oh, how very nice of you! Right, the nomination would have been of little use in this case, but still, thank you kindly for the thought!

      By the way - I do have another blog; while it is not necessarily in need of an award, it is in rather desperate need of readers... so, if you're ever in the mood for reading loquacious ramblings on musical themes, please do stop by! :)

    3. Oh, I know. It most likely won't end up happening. xD Hey but I can try! ;D

      Hahahahh!! *faints* ;D

      Ooohhhh I totally forgot that you had another! When I first "met" you, you hadn't posted on those in quite a while, so I figured (wrongly) that you wouldn't be using it anymore. But I'm following it now! And I will most definitely nominate that blog next time! :)

    4. Heh heh, yes, you are quite right... once every six months isn't exactly what most people (including myself) would consider an "active" blog. ;) But, I'm finally making it a point to post over there, and have a publication schedule of once a week on Tuesdays... we'll see how long that lasts! ;] Anyway, thank you very much for following it! And any and all of your comments would be greatly appreciated! (Do I sound too desperate? :} hee hee hee...)

    5. ;) Yes, I noticed that you had posted a few times in the past month! Yayyy for you! :D That's a great idea to have a set time to post... I've thought about doing that, but, for me, it's more fun to just play it by ear sometimes. :) Hahahah! Oh no! I totally understand. It's so discouraging when nobody is reading your blog. :p

  2. you're going to New Zealand?!?!? Jealous!! Take lots of pictures, okay, dearie? :D

    I am also obsessive about underlining my Bible. It's an addiction. And what you said about handshakes...oh my gosh, yes. I ABHOR wear handshakes. I have fairly strong hands from playing the piano for ten years, so when I shake hands, I REALLY shake their hands. And then it's awkward when they don't really shake back. :P

    Yay that you like Doctor Who! I used to be a rather obsessed fan, now I'm more laid back, but I still enjoy the show. :)

    1. Eeheheheh yesssss I definitely will!! ;D

      SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS. xD But yeah, same here with the piano. And the awkwardness. Hah.

      Ahh coolness! I don't think I'll ever become obsessed, aliens really aren't quite my thing, but I do have an appreciation for it and can enjoy it. Like ya said. :)

  3. NEW ZEALAND!!! You lucky duck! So much of what you wrote is true about me too! Including an obsession over boots, and, yes, my earliest internet memories are Webkinz. :)

    1. :D :D Yep. Boots, man. They are my favorite.

      Oh really?! How many Webkinz "pets" did you have?? ;D

  4. Thanks for nominating me I'll try and get it done this week, NZ is a charming mystical place...How exciting!!! I can't wait until you share us your adventure...) :) ... by the way great questions and answers ... My Bible is quite underlined too saturated with different colors, markers, highlighters, pencils, pens you name it .

    1. Of course! :D Yessss! I am beyond excited. I still can't believe it's actually gonna happen... and of course! I can't wait to share it with ya'll! :)

      Oh yes! I have an obsession with pretty pens, so my Bible is full of tons of different color ink underlines. It is lovely. ;D

  5. Hello!
    Just popping in to say if you go to NZ you could visit me! :D

    1. Uhm, totally!! We'd actually be going through Sydney, before catching another flight to NZ.. so definitely a possibility! :D ;)

    2. Yes!!!! I have to show you the harbour bridge! and the opera house!! :D (that is, if it happens)

    3. Sounds amazing!!! :D Seriously though, that would be so cool... ;)

    4. Yes!!!! and in all seriousess it would be!

    5. I'm thinking of coming to Sydney some time....... :D Hopefully then! We need to email :D