Tuesday, July 31, 2012

we loved here. | The Liebster Award

Hey everyone! Stephanie from Pretty & Delectable nominated us for the Leibster Award recently. Blogger awards are such a great way to learn more about your fellow bloggers so I knew we had to participate. I enjoyed getting to know more about Stephanie, and I'm enlisting Jason to answer these questions as well so you can get to know more about both of us!

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster?  The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn't that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.

Here are the rules for receiving this award:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves. (We didn't do this part since we had double the answers!)
2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs!

1.  Gold or silver?
Ashley: Silver! All the way. Gold just looks dirty to me. (I can deal with white gold.)

Jason: Silver.

2.  What is your favorite candy?
A: Sour Patch Kids! I can't eat them right now with my braces and it's so hard. I wasn't even a huge candy fan until I realized how little of it I would be able to eat when I got braces in May.

J: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

3.  Best book you’ve read recently.
A: I've been a bad, bad reader lately. The last book that I read that I absolutely fell in love with was The Night Circus. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes out-of-the-ordinary love stories. I kept envisioning the most incredible Tim Burton-esque scenes throughout reading.

J: Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk.

4.  Link and/or photo of a handbag that you are currently coveting.
A: I need this Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Shopper in my life. It won't be happening any time soon.
J: (He didn't write any explanations whatsoever, so here's the Louis Vuitton messenger bag he apparently likes, and like the Marc Jacobs bag it won't be making any appearances in our house anytime soon:)

5.  A sentence or two describing a happy memory from your childhood.

A: When my younger siblings and I were little we fought, constantly with few exceptions, one of them being when it stormed at night. The younger ones would get so scared that we would all pile into the bottom bunk of the boys' bed and drape blankets around the outside and then we would spend the night hanging out, talking, and playing with flashlights until we fell asleep or the storm died down.

Running down a University of Louisville classroom building hallway screaming that there were "potties on the wall" in the men's bathroom when class was in full session. Also mom taking me to Chuck E. Cheeses on Wednesdays.

6.  Three favorite online shopping websites.
A: J.Crew and Amazon are two that I order from pretty regularly. Other than that, I mostly just browse ShopStyle and Etsy a lot.
J: Amazon, Etsy, and Urban Outfitters.

7.  Something that you learned recently.
A: I've recently had several in depth discussions with Jason about comic books and how series stick to a particular plot/story line, but different series are free to create completely different story lines. Example: For Spiderman, Peter Parker's parents must be dead or at the very least assumed dead. He must live with his aunt and his uncle can be alive, but has to die at the latest around the time Peter gains his spider powers, which have to come from some type of spider bite. From there series writers can decide how his parents died, how Uncle Ben dies, how the spider bite happens, etc. I read novels, so these fluctuating story lines mess with my head.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter was "Tom Sawyer."

8.  Beauty product you can’t live without.
A: I absolutely love the off brand cream cleanser I use to wash my face. It's $3 and literally the only face wash that has kept my skin clear my entire life.

J: Lacoste Essential Cologne or Yves St. Laurent La Homme Cologne.

9.  A pet peeve.

A: Oh, I listed a ton of these in a link up yesterday, but here are a few more (I can't just list one!): When people drive under the speed limit in the fast/passing lanes on the interstate, when people mindlessly stand in the middle of aisles in the grocery store and refuse to move even when they see you standing there waiting for them to move over to one side, when people act offended over non-offensive comments/over-sensitivity, when children are badly behaved and their parents refuse to discipline them, and passive aggressive attention seeking tweets/status updates.

J: Not being trusted.

10.  What is your favorite season of the year?

A: Easily fall. The best weather, the best clothes. I love it!

J: Fall.

11.  Number of hours you slept last night.

A: I'm not sure. I tossed and turned a lot, so off and on for just under seven hours.
7 hours.

We're tagging (some of you don't have a GFC box, so if you have over 200 followers, my bad, you can do it anyway!):
Midwest Muse
The Incrementalist
Everyday Enchanted
Family Darr
A Foreign Land
Little Miss ALizzi
Eat. Bake. Sew. Love.
Suburban Sweets
Tres Michelle
All Things Alisa

Here are your questions:
1. What is your favorite cereal?
2. How old were you before you stopped believing in Santa Claus?
3. Who is your favorite author?
4. If you could travel anywhere in the world and money was no object, where would you go? Why?
5. If there was a zombie apocalypse and you had to choose between staying in your home with ample food, but little protection (meaning you don't have the supplies to board yourself in completely) or hitting the road with a full tank of gas, but very limited supplies, what would your coarse of action be?
6. Favorite designer brand?
7. If you had to live in a decade other than the current one, which would you choose?
8. Any current events capturing your attention as of late?
9. Sailboat or cruise ship?
10. If you were Joey Potter, would you have picked Dawson or Pacey? (If you didn't watch Dawson's Creek, you can skip this one!)
11. Share your favorite summer color palette with us:

Please link us back when you post! I would love to read everyone's answers :)


  1. Thank you so much for giving me this award :) I really appreciate it!

    1. No problem! Can't wait to read your responses!

  2. PERFECT day to find your blog!! Loved reading these facts and getting to know you :) And I'll definitely be checking out that book! I've been in need of a new read.

  3. I had fun answering your questions. Thanks again for nominating me!

  4. congrats on the nomination, that's so exciting!

    p.s. i'm your newest follower :)
    xo brie

  5. Yay! Thanks for the award!! I will be posting about that this week, hopefully tomorrow :)

  6. Thanks again! It was fun learning a little bit more about you. (and, ummmm, we might end up having some of the same answers!!) Stop by on Saturday and check it out.

    1. Make sure you answer the questions I gave at the bottom! They're all new :)

  7. I loved reading both of your answers! Sour Patch Kids are my favorite too, and now my girls are becoming hooked on them so we go through a whole box in no time! I just started reading The Night Circus and am really enjoying it. :)

  8. hi! how can i participate in this! can someone tag me?


  9. This is really awesome!! I can't wait to be recognized like this from fellow bloggers!! Also, love your blog!!

  10. http://popateapa.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/nominalizare-la-liebster-award/
    In this form came to me, The Liebster Award
    What are the prizes?

  11. You have a lovely blog, just stumbled across it now
    Would you like to follow each other via GFC and bloglovin’?
    If so let me know and I’ll follow you right back
    Speak soon,
    Have a lovely day
    Much Love,
    Kate xo


  12. nice blog...thanx for the information!

  13. I'd like to ask u a question.I,too, am an up coming blogger and have recently been nominated for the Liebster award.I followed all the rules,answered the qs etc.What happens next?Am I already awadred or does sth else need to take place?How am i informed?Thanks in advance.

  14. i love your blog! I love reading your entry. followed you already. if you have time. please check out my blog msromanticpunch.blogspot.com i'd love to hear some feedback from you.

  15. I love going around and reading these posts because I always get to know so much about the person blogging! It is really awesome that you added pictures and that you did take the time to answer double the questions! I am really excited about that book!

  16. This was fun to read!

    Also, thanks again for nominating my blog. That put a smile on my face :). I am currently working on my Liebster post right now.

  17. My pet peeve is not only when children misbehave, but when they stare at you with that vacant look. It creeps me out. They don't look away when you look directly at them either....it reminds me of scene from a horror movie.
    Bright and Shiny

  18. I really love your blog. Its super duper cute :)

  19. I really love your blog. Its super duper cute :)

  20. Thanks for so much for the award <3 I've written my reply :3 It's nice to get to know other bloggers better!

    Paper Dove


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