Leibster Award- My First Blog Award

I received my first Nomination for a Blog Award- the Liebster Award! Yaaaaaaay! I have to send a very special thanks to Toxylicious for the thoughtful nod. I think that Blog Awards are so awesome because they allow you reach out and connect to your blogger peers and maybe even reach a new audience.

So, what is this Liebster Award you ask? I did a little digging around and I found that this award is typically given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Also, it appears the inspiration behind the name of the award is the German word Liebster, which means lovely, valued, beloved, etc. All in all, it seems that this Leibster Award is a method of spreading love to your fellow bloggers, so I'm excited to be a part of it!

Here are the Rules:

1.Post 11 things about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions that the nominating blogger set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the bloggers that you want to tag.
4. Choose 11 bloggers to nominate and link to them in your post. (No tagbacks.)
5. Go to their blogs and let them know.
6. Follow the Tagger and visit at least 3 of the tagged bloggers.

Whew! Now that's out of the way, let's get down to business.

11 Things About Me:

1. I was a dog person until I was chased down and bit by a tiny terror of a terrier as a child. I am now a cat person.
2. I have 2 tattoos, both of which are symbols that I would have to explain the meaning of.
3. I don't like Romantic Comedies; they're very cliche and most of them suck.
4. I spend a large part of my day listening to Music, mostly Hip Hop, R&B and Alternative.
5. I have a new leading lady in my life- my beautiful 6-month old baby girl. She is EVERYTHING!
6. I love to travel, and will be taking another trip to the Smoky Mountains later this year.
7. I have a tough shell, but I'm soft and gooey in the middle...kinda like that Tootsie Roll Pop I just finished.
8. I have had the desire to dye my hair for the last year, but I cannot commit to a color.
9. I believe that you control your own destiny. You are the master of your life. If you can think it, you can achieve it.
10. I am TERRIBLY afraid of spiders; even the teeny ones that you can barely see.
11. I am a Vegetarian Wannabe. I have been slowly removing various meats from my diet, but I can't let go of my love affair with beef. I'm so ashamed.

11 Questions from Toxylicious:
1. Most embarrassing situation you have ever been in?
I stepped onto an elevator for a long ride up 10 floors. There was a young woman already on board.  Right as the doors were closing, the offender stepped on board.
Offender: So how far along are you? You're just glowing.
Unsuspecting Victim: (Nervous laugh)Oh, I'm not expecting.
Offender: Really? Well, how old is your little bundle of joy?
Unsuspecting Victim: (Even more nervous laugh) I don't have any children.
Me: So, how about the weather today, huh?
That was one of the most unpleasant and embarrassing events that I have ever experienced!
2. Which blog post are you most proud of and why?
I am most proud of a blog postI did recently regarding natural aides for weight loss. I am in the throes of developing myself a healthy weight loss regiment, and doing the research for this post really helped me focus.
3. Whats your top blogging tip?
My tip would be to find your voice and use it to express your passions. The only way to succeed at blogging is to believe in what you're constantly yapping about.
4. If you are only allowed to use 3 beauty products for the rest of your life...which 3 would you choose?
Kiss My Face Creamy Face Cleanser
Miessence Sunflower Body Wash
Olive & Grape Seed Extra Moisturizing Fragrance Free Shampoo
5. Describe your morning ritual?
I keep it pretty simple. My morning ritual involves a facial cleanser and moisturizer. If necessary, I may use a natural blemish stick to deal with any breakouts. On most days, I'm makeup free or I apply a little eyeliner and mascara.
6. Top 3 tracks on your ipod at the moment?
"Somebody That I Used to Know" Goyte ft. Kimbra
"Mercy" Kanye West ft. Big Sean, 2 Chainz
"We Are Young" Fun ft. Janelle Monae
7. If you could be one woman in the world, who would you choose and why?
Ummm, Me!  Duh.
8. Best online clothing store?
Etsy.Com- Even though Etsy is not a site devoted solely to clothing, I always find the cutest tops and dresses. Not to mention, a lot of the clothing is homemade or made from recycled materials.
9. Best bargain so far in 2012?
I won three giveaways, valued at $300, in a two month period.  Lucky me! :)
10. Worst date you've ever been on?
 My worst day was with a really boring guy. He had absolutely nothing of value to contribute to conversation. The date didn't last very long. I got a phone call about an "emergency" that I had to tend to.
11. G string or boyshorts?
Well, wouldn't you like to know....

Questions for my Nominated Bloggers

1. If you suddenly came into a billion dollars, what would you do with it?
2. What last made you laugh?
3. What is your favorite movie of all time and why?
4. What is your dream vacation?
5. Would you rather have the power to be invisible or the power to read minds?
6. Why did you start blogging?
7. What is one of your favorite quotes?
8. What would be the theme song on the soundtrack of your life?
9. What do you miss most about being a kid?
10. What are you most grateful for?
11. If all the world's a stage, where does the audience sit?

Blogs I Nominate:

I decided to only nominate these 8 blogs because I think they the most deserving. Thanks again to Toxylicious!


  1. Congrats on the award!!

    xo, Jersey Girl


  2. Well done on the award! I love your blog, I always try to choose natural products over synthetic and i've already picked up quite a few tips from you!
    I found you through bloghop :-) Ava


  3. Thanks Ava! You have an awesome blog. I think I'm gonna have to check out that sugar lip scrub. :)

  4. I feel happiness to read the content that you are posting.