Sunday, August 26, 2012

Liebster Award

Whoa!  The fabulous Marisa at Broke with Designer Taste has gifted me the Liebster Award!  I'm honored and excited and a little "omg"!

What is a Liebster Award, you ask?  I found lots of information from Marisa's blogpost, but also went looking for an origin. Then I realized that there's nothing original in an award holder trying to find the origins.  I didn't want to be unoriginal so I just paraphrased what I found out from a quick look through the Google search headlines:  Leibster started in Germany and the original rules required that the award recipient pass on the award to 3-5 bloggers who have less than 3000 followers... contrary to my award which is looking for bloggers with less than 200 followers.  Also, it's been around for a few years.  (I'm a personal fashion blogger, not a research blogger, sorry!)

And there's a pretty icon that I stole (but credited):

Photo from here

The award comes with rules (I'm a total rule follower, so yay!):

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you
3. Create 11 new questions for the people you have tagged.
4. Choose 11 people with less than 200 followers and link them in your post.
5. Go to their page and tell them about the award.
6. If you have not done so yet, follow the tagger and visit at least three of the nominees.
7. Remember, no tag backs.  

I've been working on the post all weekend and finally feel ready to sit down and tackle this... here goes!

First, post 11 things about yourself:

I hate to cook.
I can't swim.
I had a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (best thing ever, as far as surgery goes).
I had Lasik eye surgery (second best thing ever, again in the surgery category).
I play viola, not professionally - but have only recently discovered that it's super satisfying and fulfilling.
I think I would make a great pool shark.
My teeth are my favorite body part.  (how's that sentence structure?)
I hate my hair and am convinced it's thinning at an alarming rate.
I want to skydive.
Someday I want to live somewhere without a real winter.
I love video poker at the casino.

Second, answer the questions the tagger has set for you:

1. What is one item you cannot live without?
Is internet an item?

2. What is something really exciting that has happened to you recently?
I performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
3. What is your favorite food?
Chips and salsa.  and wine.

4. Why did you start blogging?
At first I wanted to start a writing hobby.  Though, all the blogs I followed weren't about writing at all but about daily outfits, and I couldn't get enough of real ladies wearing real clothes.  I'm still hoping to continue my writing hobby but the outfit thing has proven to be really fun and not as frivolous as I feared. 

5. Must have {one day} designer item? 
I like nice stuff, but designer?  Maybe a new pair of designer jeans when my shopping ban is over.

6. What would you say your style is?

7. Job, career, student? What do you consumer your week doing?
Career.  I purposely keep it very separate from the blog, although I would love to tell you all about it...  I just can't.  It's a secret.  I'm very bad with secrets.

8. Tell us one thing that you don't often share. 
See number 7.

9.What would you stay your style is?
See number 6.

10. Absolute favorite thing to do.
Drink wine with friends.

11. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Well traveled.

Third, create 11 new questions for the people you've tagged.

1) Besides fashion, what other types of blogs do you follow?
2) How many hours a week do you spend on your blog?
3) Riskiest thing you've ever done?
4) Flight or invisibility?
5) Phobias?
6) Favorite item of clothing?
7) Earliest memory?
8) Favorite toy from childhood?
9) How many pairs of shoes do you own?
10) Do all of your friends know about your blog?
11) Favorite thing about blogging?

Fourth, choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers (uh, oh! I don't think I know 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers.  Maybe I'm doing this all wrong!  If I should be following you and you have less than 200 followers, comment and let me know!  I'll amend this right away!!!)

Tattoos and Pearls
Urban Frill
Megan Mae Daily
Rachel's Look Book
Work Clothes, I Suppose
Fashion for Sanity

These are the blogs I would love to share the award with if the rules allowed it:

Fashion for Giants
Thrift and Shout
Ladies in Navy
Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins
Olive and an Arrow

I think I can take on the rest of the rules from here.  Go visit all these sites and say hi!

Thank you Marisa, it's a true honor!

End of really long post.


  1. fabulous! thank you for mentioning us! we adore your blog, too!
    kw, Ladies in Navy

  2. Congrats on your award! It's soo cool that you played with the Buffalo Philharmonic!


  3. Congrats on your blogging award- I love learning more about fellow bloggers!
    I love chips and salsa too!

  4. Congratulations on your award! It's fun reading personal tidbits of people through their awards.