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Liebster Blog Award March 9, 2013

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I hadn’t thought that I would have time to do this extra blog post but after my third nomination for it, I thought I would go ahead and do this one as it is a fun one. Challenging, for me, but fun. Thanks Our Thrifty House for nudging me to participate & nominating me.


The Liebster Award is one given to bloggers who are just starting out as a way to help get their blog out there a bit more. The idea is that anyone who is nominated is to do 4 things. First, they list 11 facts about themselves that others may or may not already know. Secondly, they answer a list of questions posted by the blogger who nominated them. Third, you list some new blogs that you would like to see participate in the award. Finally, you give a list of questions that the bloggers you nominate are to answer in their post.

11 Facts about me:

1. I used to be a truck driver, team driving with my husband.
2. I am a Kindle junkie. I am constantly adding more books to it.
3. Most nights I can be found reading my Kindle by oil lamp light.
4. I once considered converting to Old Order Amish.
5. My favorite “date” with my husband is a trip to Lowe’s.
6. My favorite color is teal.
7. Only thing I miss about electricity is a hair dryer.
8. I have no clue how to be “girlie” or dress that way.
9. I have brooded a small clutch of chicks in my kitchen.
10. My favorite style of clothing is the gypsy/bohemian.
11. I am totally hooked on Starbuck’s Caramel Apple Cider.

Questions from Our Thrifty House

Where do you find inspiration? Mostly from questions I receive as well as our daily life.

What is the hardest part about blogging, if any? Finding time. By the time I am finished doing daily chores, tending the kids, and homeschooling them, I have trouble being awake enough to feel creative.
What if your favorite quote? “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.” – Mother Teresa of Calcutta
What is your favorite dessert? Strawberries dipped in dark chocolate.
What celebrity would you like to meet? Hard question. Don’t really pay too much attention to celebrities. But if I had to pick, I would say actress Jane Seymour. I love her grace & dignity as well as humor.
What part of the day do you like best? The moment when the 1st pot of coffee is done brewing. LOL
If money was no issue, where would you like to travel? Switzerland
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
What is your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? Indoors would be reading or sewing. Outdoors would be hiking.
What is your favorite store to shop? Lehmans, they sell non-electric items like the Amish use.
What was the last book you read? Dark Nights by Christine Feehan.

My blog nominees
Especially Made
The Making of a Home
Blueberry Acres farm
When Did This Become a Farm

My Quesions to the nominees:

Who inspires you?
What is the hardest part about blogging, if any?
What if your favorite quote?
What is your favorite dessert?
What skill do you wish you had taken the time to learn when you were growing up?
What is the one activity you wish you had the time to pursue?
If money was no issue, where would you like to travel?
What is your favorite holiday?
What is your favorite pastime?
What book are you currently reading?
Do you play a musical instrument?


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