Monday, 9 July 2012

Liebster Bloggy Love

One of the many things I love about blogging is how supportive mom bloggers can be of one another. We comment on one another’s blogs, we share posts we enjoy, and we get to know (at least virtually) the other mommies who are sitting behind their computers during naptime, just like we are.

One example of this abundant bloggy love is the Liebster award which is not exactly an award in the big fancy way, but is more just a little acknowledgement from one blogger to another (11 others to be exact) to say, “Your blog is great”.  It is specifically for blogs who have 200 followers or less, so it’s an awesome way to give a shout-out to up and coming bloggers.

Keesha from Mom's New Stage passed on this little token to me, which is super flattering because I think her blog is amazing. Keesha lives in Chicago, and is a dancer and a stay at home mom to two adorable little ones. She is smart, witty, and hilarious- the kind of woman I would want to be friends with if I knew her in real life. You seriously need to check out her blog.

Here are the rules for the Liebstering (not a verb?):

Post 11 random facts about yourself.
Choose 11 deserving bloggers and tag them in your post.
Tell them you’ve tagged them.
Answer 11 questions the tagger has asked you, and give 11 questions to the people you’ve tagged.
No tag backs.

Ok, here goes…

11 random facts about me (Oy, 11 is a lot…)

1. I still don’t have a smartphone. I’m kind of holding out to see how long I can go without getting one. I’m weird, I know.

2. I always drink my coffee in a travel mug when I’m at home. I really hate cold coffee and spilled coffee and this prevents both. Not to mention the fact that the amount that fits in my travel mug is perfect with exactly one package of Splenda. It’s just meant to be.

3. I have been known to put peanut butter and chocolate chips in a bowl, microwave it, and eat it with a spoon. It’s not gross. It’s amazing. You need to try it. It’s the perfect I-don’t-have-any-junk-food-in-the-house emergency snack.

4. I don’t have an indoor voice. My husband says I have Outdoor Voice and Stadium Voice.

5. I have a Master’s degree, but my daughter has given me a better education than any university could have. Well, my daughter, and Google.

6. Wet socks really gross me out.  I am always barefoot at home to avoid the unpleasant eventuality of stepping in a water droplet in the kitchen with socks on. Eeeew!

7. I’m a kind of-sort of-maybe-almost-pseudo-vegetarian, and I have been since I was a kid.

8. I have never won a contest or a giveaway, but I just can’t stop entering them. Someone once told me that the definition of stupidity is when you continue to do the same thing over and over, expecting a different result. Hmmmm…

9. I tape a sign that says “Garbage” over the lock on the inside of my front door every night before garbage day, so that the next morning, I can’t get out of the house without being reminded to take the garbage out. My husband finds this really annoying. I don’t know why.

10. I don’t drive on highways, except when I take a wrong turn and accidentally end up on one. No really. That happened.

11. Clearly, I can't count to eleven, because I wrote the above facts and then posted this list without a number eleven. Thank you, husband for pointing out my mathematical inadequacy.

Here are the questions (and my answers) from the lovely Keesha

1. What's your favorite vacation you have taken?
This is kind of cheesy, but since I live across the country from my parents and brother, my favourite  vacation is going home to see them.

2.Name a historical figure you'd like to be able to interview.

3.What is your favorite holiday?
Any holiday where I don't have to work, and I get to eat a lot. 
4. Store where you'd bankrupt yourself if there were no consequences?
Any baby gear store. 

5.Favorite room in your home?
You would think it was the kitchen based on the amount of time I spend there, but I really love my bedroom when it’s not a mess…which is never. Hmmm.

6. How do high heels make you feel? 
Like a teacher- clip clop clip clop

7.  Most overrated celebrity?  
Anyone who is famous for doing absolutely nothing.
8.  Favorite 80s song?  
"Don’t you want me baby, don’t you want me ooooooooh" (I'm not sure this is my favourite- it's just the one that popped into my head)

9.  Thing you would do monthly if time/money allowed?
 Sleep in.

10.  Your go-to drink? (If you're wondering about alcoholic or not, your call...)  
Coffee and lychee martinis. But not together.

11.  Your current favorite TV show?
I’ve been watching Parenthood. It's pretty great.

And now I’m spreading the Liebster love to these 11 bloggers. If you haven’t already stopped by these awesome blogs, what are you waiting for?!

Here are the 11 questions that you lucky ladies get to answer:

1. Do you bother getting dressed if you are not leaving the house that day?
2. Are leggings pants?
3. How do you keep your little ones entertained while you cook? (Seriously. I’m asking because I desperately need ideas!)
4. Real Housewives shows- love or hate (or hate to love)?
5. What are your goals for your blog?
6. If you were a stroller, what kind of stroller would you be?
7. Do you close the door when you go to the bathroom if no one's home?
8. How many different homes have you lived in over the years?
9. What’s the best part about being a mom?
10. What’s the hardest part about being a mom?
11. How did you chose your child(ren)’s name(s)?

Thanks for bearing with the longest post ever. If you actually read the whole thing, you deserve an award (which you can then post on your blog, and bore other people with a really long rambling post).


  1. LOL! Love the random facts. Thanks for sharing with your readers!

    Parenthood is an awesome show. Can't wait for the new season to start :)

  2. Thanks! I wanted to tag YOU for this Liebster award, but you had too many followers! :)
    ps. I realized that the 11th random fact about me is that I can't count to 11. I only have 10 facts....I'm off to update this post now! :S

    1. I was going to mention there were only 10 facts but thought it was kind of a funny oversight and why spoil the fun!

      But, this is great. I will have to be sure and check out the other blogs!

  3. Thank you, thank you! I am finally putting out my Liebster Award post tomorrow after sitting on it for a couple weeks. Such a wonderful way to spread the love along! Also, I love Parenthood and am so with you on the sleeping in idea--the stuff my dreams are made of! Thanks again :)

  4. Love this post!

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR TAGGING ME! I can't wait to divulge the answers to the your questions, although I have to admit it will take me a couple of days to get to the post. Gotta get my babies home tomorrow!

    Happy blogging!

  5. Awwww, Laura! Thanks for the thanks and super kind compliments. I am being very inarticulate now, as I should have been in bed about 2 hours ago. I've been up wrestling with Blogger and eating Winegums that I ordered on Amazon for about a million dollars. I loved your random facts. That PB and chocolate, yum, but a little scary. I am so getting the late night eating blogger's behind. PS. I don't have a smartphone either. But my Ipad is taped over my face...

  6. Thank you so much for the award! I LOVED your answers (I always use a travel mug, too - I skipped it ONE DAY lasy week because we only had regular mugs clean, and I spilled all over my papers, keyboard, and camera - GAH!) and te questions you posted are great, too. Looking forward to doing my post. Thanks again, friend! :)

  7. Thanks for tagging me Laura!!

    ONe of my secret facts is I LOVE to answer random questions about myself. Narcissistic maybe?!! I don't know but I'm excited to do this one on my blog!

    Also, I think your "garbage" sign in genius and I'm going to do this in my house. I always forget my lunch, so now I won't have to!

  8. I too love random facts. Before Facebook got so huge these used to go through email all the time, and I never got tired of them. I have to say I really disagree with you on the store I would bankrupt myself at. I am way too selfish. It would have to be Anthropology, Banana Republic or Crate & Barrel for me ;)

    1. Yessss! I remember those emails! Loved them. I'm also a big Banana Republic fan. Anthropologie is also adorable.

  9. Kat, you are so sweet. Thank you so much! I feel like a rockstar! :)

  10. Congratulations on the award! -Sarah @

  11. Yay! Congrats! Two questions though:

    1) No smartphone??? :)
    2) What did you study? You say you have a master's?

  12. I'm sooooo late with this but I really wanted to thank you for choosing my blog for this award!! It's a real honor as a fairly new blogger to be recognized in any way. Congrats to you as well!


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