Monday, February 24, 2014

Liebster Award

My friend Ellyn nominated me for a Liebster Award. Her blog post says "liebster means cute or darling, but in Blogland it's really just a way of connecting and getting to know each other better." I received this award several years ago, however this time the award comes with 11 questions for me to answer. (Actually it looks like there are two #4s, so that makes 12 questions!) So, here goes ....

1. Why did you start blogging?
Here's the statement I posted when I initially set up my blog - I've created this blog as a place where I can share what's happening in my life, post photos (including my latest scrapbooking pages), and ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and fun classes I'm taking.

2. What is something this year that you are really looking forward to?
Having FUN, of course!

3. What is your favorite thing to do to unwind?
Hang out with Robbie, scrapbook, read, organize ... oh, was I supposed to only pick one?

4. Photo's say a thousand words so share a photo that means the most to you. Why is that picture important to you?
I love this man and our life together!

4. What quote inspires you the most?  
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

5. Name a quilting tool you can’t live without & why?
Well, not really a tool, but when it comes to quilts, I can't live without Mama & Brenda (because someone has to make them for me, right?).

6. Where is your favorite vacation spot?


7. What is your favorite blog?
No way am I going to even try to narrow my choice down to one . . . or ten . . . or twenty!

8. What is your favorite way to work out?

Riding the stationary bike . . . because I can read at the same time!

9. Where do you like to shop?
I really don't like to shop . . . unless it's at a scrapbook store.

10. What's the best advice you've ever been given? 
Near the end of her life, Grandma made me promise that I would travel every opportunity I had while I was young (and not wait until I was old because I might not be able to then).

11. What is your favorite blog post you've written?
I'm not sure that I can pick a favorite, but if you've been reading my blog for a while I'd love to know what your favorite was!

Now I'm supposed to award other bloggers the Liebster Award, so to all of you who see my name pop up regularly in your comments I nominate you for this award with no obligation to pass it on. However, I'd love to hear your answers to these questions if you want to share in the comments or on your blog.


  1. thanks for playing along! I didn't even notice there were 2 number 4s! sheesh...

  2. That photo always is magical and stunning for me. Your Grandmama gave great advice! I need a post idea for next week so I'll answer the questions then ;)

  3. Its lovely to get to know about you a bit more, but oh my oh my, what a beautiful photo of you both

  4. Great answers - I love the one about quilting and the advice. We received a similar piece of advice, which was to travel with our children when they were young. It was definitely one of the best decisions, even if it was challenging to be going through Europe with a 3 year old and a 6 year old. I think all those trips really helped define us as a family and them as confident, capable people.


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