Thursday, January 24, 2013

the leibster award

Bethany, whom I met through etsy, is also a fellow blogger. A few weeks ago, I was checking my stats, I saw that I was getting views from her page. So naturally, I went over to see why I was getting some foot traffic from her. That's when I saw that I'd won a blog award - the Leibster Award.

I don't know much about this award, but here's what Kaylynn {the founder of the award} said about it: "The Liebster Award's origins are pretty much a mystery. Bloggers nominate other bloggers that have 200 or less followers. “Liebster” is German for “favorite,” so this is kind of like the “favorite blog award.” It's basically a "Hey, that's a sweet little blog you've got there. Here's an award!" You can't just accept the award. You have to play by the (ever changing) rules and pay it forward. Then you can put the award on your blog for all to see. "

Consider my answers below as my "acceptance speech".

1. If you had to move next month, where would you go?
Funny you ask this, we're actually moving next month. Just our latitude is changing, but it's still moving. :) But if we had to move-move - I'd choose either Athens, Atlanta, Birmingham, or Auburn.

2. Do you exercise? Love it or hate it?
I don't exercise. I hate it like I hate cleaning. For my heart's sake, I plan to start soon. But I've been saying that for a while... 

3. Ice cream or cake?
Ice cream with cake. Tom's family eats ice cream with almost any type of dessert - I have done my family duty and followed suit.

4. Which season is your favorite and why?
I think it's spring {it used to be fall} - but now I love the promise of warmer weather. Maybe if we lived in the south it would still be fall, but it gets too cold for me here in St. Louie.

5. What artist/album are you listening to today?
The Weepies remain on the top of my list. Love all their albums, and they're even better in concert.

6. What can you live without right now?
Simon waking up throughout the night. He's been an amazing sleeper for most of his 8 months of life. However, for the past month or so, he's been waking up3-4 times a night. I'm trying to give him more food to see if he's hungry. Maybe he's having separation anxiety, maybe teething, maybe growing. Who knows.

7. What's the most adventurous thing you've done?
When Tom and I were dating, we flew to Greece {with another friend, Mark} for a few days before Tom and Mark embarked on a Turkey adventure. We were going to be in Greece for about 10 days, and we only had 1 hotel booked for that entire time. We didn't even have somewhere to stay one night and ended up camping out among some Greek ruins. It was a little unnerving. I would probably never do this again as there were so many unknowns, but it turned out ok. 

8. Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Oooh, I'd choose Gwyneth Paltrow. She's so classy. 

9. What are you reading currently?
Grace Based Parenting and 

10. East Coast or West Coast?
East Coast without question. The West Coast is really beautiful and California certainly reminds me of South Africa {we're I'm originally from}, but East Coast has become my American home.

SO, now I get to pass on the award to a few of my favorite blogs! They have to answer the questions below and continue the Liebster Awards by handing it out!

My questions for the above bloggers:
1. What was your college major? AND - looking back now, would you still have majored in the same thing?
2. What's your dream car?
3. Were you named after anyone?
4. If you could go anywhere on vacation in the world, where would you go and who would you go with?
5. What's the first thing you do when you wake up in the mornings?
6. What is your dream job?
7. If you could hang out with a famous person for a day, who would it be?
8. If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be?
9. Fruit or vegetables?
10. If you could hire someone to do a daily task for you, what would it be?

Alright! I'm excited to see your answers!! Thanks again Bethany for the award!!


  1. I'm so honored! I can't wait to post my answers! We have family in town this weekend, so it may be a couple of days before I get them posted, but I promise I will get it done! Thanks Chane!

  2. I'm honored! What a fun award. Good questions. I will have to work on my answers.


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