Thursday, May 23, 2013

And the Liebster Award Goes To...

I got a notification via Twitter today that a fellow blogger, Ashley from Chitown and Allaround nominated myself and some of my fellow bloggers for the 'Liebster Award'.

To say that it got my attention is something of an understatement - so I immediately went to her blog to find out what the heck was going on. Here's what I saw:

"The Liebster Award is for blogs with under 300 followers and the rules of the award is that the nominee must link back to whoever nominated them, write 11 random facts about themselves, answer 11 questions from the award giver, and then nominate another 11 bloggers and make up 11 questions for them to answer. It's a great way for new and undiscovered bloggers to meet new people, get more followers and find some blogs that they want to follow."

So, I then of course had to Goggle the crap out of it to work out what it all meant. I finally found some details on Sopphey Says and it basically breaks down like this: 
  • started in 2010 by a German blogger who wanted to get not only the number of their followers up, but to share the love with fellow bloggers
  • it's kind of like a chain letter - you get it, you nominate a group of other bloggers and the love goes round and round
  • there have been variations on the number of followers that a blog needs to have less then to be eligible (anyway from 3,000 to 200)
  • and the number of bloggers who you need to nominate have varied from 3 to 11
So, while I won't be walking a red carpet or making an acceptance speech, I'm all for supporting my fellow bloggers. 

M and me being big old goof balls

And here we go, first part - 11 random facts about me.

  1. I'm a goof ball and a big old geek at heart.
  2. I get the worst cravings for Twisties (Australian chips). So much so that I sometimes dream about them.
  3. I adore Stephen King and Dean Koontz and have been known to devour entire books of theirs over a weekend
  4. My first ever 'grown up' drink was Southern Comfort and 7UP (I kid you not)
  5. When I first met M, I wasn't exactly the nicest person - if I remember correctly, instead of saying 'hi' when I was introduced to him I called him 'that damn Yankee' (and yet he still asked me out and look where we are now)
  6. Little P was our last try at having a baby - we totally lucked out with her
  7. I love riding motor bikes, although I haven't done that since I was pregnant (I totally blame M for that)
  8. I have been known to leave extra cake batter at the bottom of the mixing bowl just so I can sit down and eat it
  9. I know all the words to the songs in 'Tangled'
  10. I knew M was the one for me after our first date
  11. As much as I hate mornings, nothing makes me smile more than having Little P give me a hug and say 'hi' first thing when we get up
twisties australian snack food
Such salty goodness

Okay, enough of the randomness. Here's the 11 questions that Ashley asked:

1. What is #1 on your bucket list?
That's easy - go to Italy next year for our 10 year anniversary

2. Do your close friends and family call you something other than your first name?
Where do I start? Smoochie, Mama, Sis, Possum, Mouse, K-Fox, Foxy, Kel-Star...

3. What is your favorite ice cream?
Chocolate - duh

4. If you were stranded on an island, what are your 3 must-haves?
Stephen King novel, sunscreen and a boat to get back to civilization (is that cheating?)

5. What's a movie that you can watch over and over again?
The Princess Bride

6. Do you speak any other languages?
Does 'bad English' count?

7. Have you ever traveled outside of the U.S.?
Yup, originally from Australia, but have been to Canada, England and France

8. If you found out this is the last meal of your life, what would it consist of?
M's Espresso Rubbed Petite Filet with baked potato and honey glazed carrots

9. If you could splurge on one item, what would it be?
Christian Louboutin heels

10. Do you have a special talent?
I can make people snort drinks out of their nose.... and I make some pretty killer cocktails (although not sure either of those actually count as a 'talent')

11. What was your favorite TV show from your childhood?
Ooo, that's a hard one. I guess if it came to the crunch, I would have to say The Goodies

So, now it's my turn to share the love. This was hard as a lot of them have been already nominated, so I went with my top seven. Without further ado, I hereby nominate these wonderful bloggers for the Liebster Award:

And here's the important stuff - my 11 questions to you fellow bloggers:
  1. If they made a movie of your life, who would play you?
  2. Cake or pie?
  3. If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would you want to sit down and have a meal with and why?
  4. What makes you laugh?
  5. What scares you (like hide under the covers kind of scared)?
  6. Your greatest achievement?
  7. What do you like most about being a blogger?
  8. What's the one song that will get you to get up and dance?
  9. Coffee or tea?
  10. What's your secret obsession? (and we all have one, so fess up)
  11. If you were a secret agent, what would your code name be?
Have at it, and have fun.



  1. This is freaking sweet! Not just being nominated (YAY!) but learning some new facts about you. Love it!

    And I wasn't going to write a post for Saturday but it looks like I am now! Thanks for nominating me! You rock!

  2. You are so completely awesome. I've been in a writing slump this week, and now you've given me ammunition! Thanks so much for the honor, you've made my day.

  3. You are so very welcome. Glad I could help with the slump.