Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Liebster Award

The sweet Evelina from Fortunate House nominated me for the Liebster Award!  I have to
say this is a Blog Dream Come True; as a new blogger I had come across the Liebster Awards and set my sights on it (you know, like I had "made it" when I got nominated) and lo and behold, the day has come!  Thank you, Evelina!

After a quick Google search I found the rules of receiving this award vary but the common ones are:
1. thank the nominator and post a link back to their site
2. answer the 11 questions your nominator asked
3. nominate 5- 10 new bloggers with less than 1000 followers
4. create 11 new questions for your nominees
5. notify your nominees

Here are the questions Evelina asked:
1. What is something interesting about your ancestors or extended family?
This sounds horrible because I'm American through and through, but all my ancestors fought against the US in the World Wars (I'm German, Japanese, Hungarian and Italian.)  Please don't hold that against me ;)

2. What car do you drive?
A white 1999 Chevy Blazer.

3. What are you looking forward to most about fall?
Wearing scarves and boots and that crispness in the air.  Fall is my favorite season (said everyone) and I look forward to enjoying all it brings.

4. What is your favorite store to shop at?
I can't pick just one!  For clothes, it's a toss up between Gap/Old Navy/Target.  For home goods, Target/Cost Plus World Market.  Ok, so maybe it's just Target?!

5. What was the last thing you bought for yourself?
A cute little shirt from Target (shocker, right?) that is a great transitional piece come Fall temps.

6. Describe your first kiss.
Awkward and embarrassing.

7. What is your dream job?
Pretty sure I'm doing it right now!  I love being at home with my babes.  If only I could be paid to do it ;)

8. What was the last vacation you went on?
A quick trip to LA in May for my cousin's wedding.

9. What will your next vacation be?
Hopefully to San Luis Obispo for our 7 year Anniversary in October.  We have visited that little town every year (minus our children's birth years) and always stay at the same Inn and eat at the same steak house.  LOVE them both!

10. Why did you start blogging?
My intention was to blog about life as a new mom when Kinsey was one month old.  That never happened.  I started blogging in earnest 2.5 years later and mostly about my preschool classroom.  Now it's a lot more family oriented but I think it's evolved organically.

11. What would you name your blog if you could rename it?
Oh tricky.  I really don't know?  Maybe The Family Smith Blog (like all my other social media handles).  It's hard to say!

I nominate:
Desiree @ Macke Monologues
Courtney @ Sweet Turtle Soup
Elizabeth @ Chasin Mason
Kristin @ Taz and Belly
Stephanie @ Wife Mommy Me
Vanessa @ Xtremely V
Whitney @ Mama and Mister

And my questions:
1. What are you looking forward to the most this Fall?
2. What is your favorite seasonal drink?
3. If you could only eat one food, what would it be?
4. What is your favorite T.V show and why?
5. What has been the highlight of this year?
6. What is your favorite Holiday?
7. Share an embarrassing moment.
8. When you get "me time" what do you purposely do?
9. What is one thing about blogging you wish you had known before you started?
10. Are you a sweet or salty craver?
11. What is one thing on your Bucket List that scares you but  you are determined to do?

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  1. Awww I can't believe your lucky to be living your dream job! I loved your answers and congratulations on getting nominated for this amazing award!

  2. "Fall is my favorite season (said everyone)" - hahahaha! Yes. Too bad SoCal doesn't really *have* fall. Insert sad face.
    Love to see that your blog has evolved as well. Mine has gone through so many different phases, and it's kind of neat to look back and see just how much has changed.
    We've never been to Saint Louis Obispo, but I can't wait to hear all about your trip. We are constantly looking for new places in California to explore (there are SO many!!), and adding another place to the ever growing bucket list doesn't hurt. :)

    Thanks for the nomination!! I'll have to get right on this. You have some good questions.

  3. haha, Thanks for the nomination! I've done this before, but I'll definitely do it again :) And where in SLO do you stay and eat? We went there for our 5 year anniversary, and LOVED it. We stayed at the Apple Farm and it was just too cute there. We ate at this burger/beer place in town too, it was good. I want to go back...let's meet up! :)

  4. Thanks for the nomination!!! I'm excited to answer your questions :)
    Also, I think I've been to San Luis Obispo maybe once? Or twice? Where do you stay? Isn't that where the Madonna Inn is? I always wanted to stay there. We would drive through and stop when we would go on road trips and I always thought it looked so fun! What else do you do when you're there? Seth and I drove through on our way to Santa Barbara last November but maybe we need to make an actual trip there sometime!

  5. I love your answers!! Haha Target is everything!

  6. Thanks for the nom. Love target and I'm so sad they aren't in Canada anymore!!! Love your questions!!

  7. So fun to learn some more about you San Luis Obispo if it's half as fun to visit as it is to say your in for a real treat :D. Also A big fist bump for living the good life and having our dream jobs. Fall is totally everyones favorite.... until the 165th day of winter and spring arrives, lol.


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