Thursday, April 9, 2015

I Was Nominated || For The Liebster Award!

Wow. I am blown away by the responses I have received so far after launching my first blog post. I cannot believe how welcoming and warm the blogging community is. This just makes me 10x more excited to jump right in! Thank you all for your kind and encouraging words!

The lovely Lydia from Through the Wardrobe nominated me for the Liebster Award! Why not take a gander and check her blog out? She is a lovely writer.

I had never heard of the word "liebster" before, so before I put it on my blog I thought I'd look it up. Apparently it is a German word (how fitting since my novel I am working on is based in Germany!) that means "beloved" or "dearest". I've never been nominated for anything before, so this is a real treat. The rules are thus:

1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you
2. Answer the 11 new questions
3. Nominate other bloggers
4. Notify the nominees

Simple and easy enough! Thank you again, Lydia, for thinking of me! :)

1. Favorite dessert?
I'm not a huge sweets eater, but I do have a weakness for chocolate. Not chocolate in a dessert though, just plain ole' chocolate, especially if it's dark! The darker, the better.

2. If you could live with any book character during and after the series/book, who would you choose and why?
This is an incredibly tough question! I would love to live in some far off magical land, but I'd also like to live in a "this world" land that seems magical in the book. I think I'd have to say Anne of Anne of Green Gables. I've always been enthralled with the thought of staying in Green Gables, and you must admit that Prince Edward Island is beautiful. It would be a dream!

Most special stuffed animal?
I've long since tucked away all of my old stuffed animals, but I think the one that was dearest to me when I was younger was a white bear dressed in a white and blue pinstriped overalls. It was given to me by my grandmother (she got it sometime in the 1960's). I think it's special to me not only because it's vintage, but also because my grandmother gave it to me.

Do you like dolls?
I think I like the ideas of dolls more than the actual doll itself. When I was younger, I didn't play with them very much. I much preferred books over dolls, to be quite honest. In fact, I think I only had one doll growing up. It was a Violet Travilla doll from the Life of Faith series (and has since been discontinued!). 

What trait do you have that you would love to improve?
I'd have to honestly say my pride. I am so incredibly prideful that it makes me ashamed of myself sometimes. It is so easy for me to become proud of things I've accomplished or things I've deemed better than other people. I have to ask the Lord on a daily basis for the strength and wisdom to overcome this unceasing battle.

Cursive or print?
Cursive is much classier in my opinion. I usually print, though, because it's easier and faster, but lately I've been practicing my cursive while taking notes in church or in my schoolwork to try and become better at it. My mom only writes in cursive, so I know it's possible! :)

Classical or rock?
Classical, hands down. I'm not a fan of rock, honestly. I prefer the ability to hear myself think.

If you could have any book character's clothing collection, who's would you choose and why?
All of these great questions! Again, I think I would like to have Anne from Anne of Green Gables clothing. But, if we are speaking in a more practical sense (because it really isn't realistic to dress like your from the 1910's in this day and age), I'd have to say Katniss from The Hunger Games. Her wardrobe is a little bit more practical for this time period.

Do you like butter?
The real question would be who doesn't like butter?

Favorite breakfast food?
I love waking up in the morning and putting a kettle of water on the stove for tea. As that heats up, I usually make my bed, wash my face, or do any other form of cleaning up. Once it's steaming and squealing, I toast some bread and spread a generous amount of our latest homemade jam (usually blueberry) on it and accompany it with some fresh fruit and Earl Grey tea.

Would you believe me if I told you cookies grew on trees and then they were imported to an underwear bubble before being shipped to the super-market?
Sadly, probably not. But if it were true, I would hope you would gift me with the cookie tree you speak of! ;)


Now it is your turn! I honestly would like to nominate each and every one of you, so if you are feeling up to it, answer the questions I have created below on your blog and follow the rules above. I would love to hear your responses, so do be sure to comment and tell me that you have accepted the award!
1. Coffee or tea?
2. What is your favorite time period and why?
3.) Are you a reader or a writer?
4. What made encouraged you to start blogging?
5. How has blogging effected you?
6. What is your favorite book you have read?
7. What is your favorite fairytale?
8. Do you prefer gold or silver jewelry?
9. What is your heritage (for example, I'm English, Irish, and Welsh)?
10. Do you prefer being indoors or outdoors?
11. What has been your favorite blog post you've written so far?

Much love,


  1. Great answers! ;)

    I must apologize for that last question, I always do one of those crazy ones whenever I'm nominated for an award. XD

    ~Lydia~ <3

    1. Oh, but the questions make them so interesting! ;)

  2. I would love to live in Anne's time period. It is such a peaceful time, and I think if me and Anne ended up going on our own adventures, we would totally be in sync (I get into weird situations like see does, sometimes. xD). I don't like rock music much either; there is some rock that I don't mind listening to, but there are others, like the hard screaming one that plays in my school's workout room, which is inhabited by us track athletes, and it gets very much annoying!

    xoxo Morning

    1. I'm glad we have so much in common! I agree, the screaming kind of rock music is just not my cup of tea, either.

  3. Such creative answers! I enjoyed reading.

  4. Such lovely answers, dear gal. It struck me while reading them that we - as a blogging community in general, I mean - should instantly extend blog tags of this nature to all new bloggers. What an incredible way to both make them feel welcome and to get to know them better right off the bat. Like yourself I'm more of a "salty tooth" than a sweet tooth, though I do enjoy the occasional dessert and similarly melt for chocolate (especially good quality dark chocolate - yum!).

    Have a beautiful weekend!
    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Thank you very much for your splendidly nice comment on today's vintage outfit post. Those sheer black gloves really are definitely charming, I agree.

    1. I agree! It really made me feel welcomed into this, so I am incredibly grateful for Lydia.
      Yes! I definitely am more of a salty tooth, but there is always a little room for chocolate. ;)
      You are so welcome! The outfit was perfect and the gloves really set it off! :)
      Have a great weekend!

  5. Oh yes please I would like a dress that was on fire. ;-) It would be AWESOME. hehe. And I love classical too!! I'm a huge sucker for a beautiful cello sonata. Yes, it's so much easier to think than with rock, right?! Rock kind of consumes all the space. hehe.
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. I mean, we would always be remembered, so that's a plus. ;)
      I adore the cello! And you are right... rock takes up so much space in my brain that it makes it harder to think!

  6. You seem like a really cool person! ^ ^ Are you a Hunger Games fan? It's one of my favorite series. And dark chocolate for the win! :D

    Stori Tori's Blog

    1. Aw, well thank you! I do like The Hunger Games... I first read is when I was in the 9th grade (which I *think* was in either 2011 or 2012) when the movies came out after my math teacher kept telling me I looked like "that Katniss girl with the braid". ;)
      I don't see it, but it prompted me to read the books, and I do like them, even if their are emotionally frustrating!

    2. Oh cool! Nice. XD I've actually been told I look like Jennifer Lawrence. Also I've tagged you in a favorite screen characters tag! ^ ^


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