Friday, April 11, 2014

We've Been Liebsted! The Liebster Award

I've won! Can you believe it? I won a major award! It's frah-gee-lay....that must be Italian!

No but really....I am so, so honored to announce Maurissa over at Maurissa Sees Beauty has nominated me to receive the Leibster Award, an award given among the blogging community as a sign of reader appreciation and blogging support.

Maurissa, this whole thing has absolutely made my week! !! I've been waiting for days to post about this and am so thankful and excited to pay it forward! :) Thank you so much for caring enough to read and nominate really means the world to me! :)

Now the rules for this award are pretty simple:

  • Thank the amazing blogger that nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions the nominator provided
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers It's Jen Time (say it like "it's hammer time")
  • Post 11 different questions for your nominees to answer
  • Contact your nominees to let them know that you've nominated them

Here's my answers to Maurissa's 11 awesome questions for me:

1. Why did you start blogging?
I needed a creative outlet to accompany my freelance commercial writing business. I love helping others through my business but my true passion is to write from life. 

2. Favorite beauty product?
Honey. I smear it all over my face! Golden, sticky, 'Merican, bee-butt medicine of love.

3. Who was the last person you said I love you to?
Aaron - he made me dinner and cleaned up so I could start my blog early. 

4. Dogs or cats?
Eh. Different animals are good for different things. I tend to take a practical approach to animals. They protect, they mouse, they provide eggs...those kinds of things. I am not a "my animal is my child" person at all - although I love quite a few people who are :) Keep on keepin' on animal lovers! Power to the paw!

5. What is the color you wear most often?
Black and blue. Cuz Ima baller.

6. The last book you read. Was it any good?
Honestly, I cannot tell you the last time I actually sat down with a good, smelly book and read it. It's not for lack of's lack of time. I am kinda pulled in four different ways 24/7. Reading is awesome and I hope to someday find the opportunity to do it again! :)

7. Tastiest vegetable?
Uhhh..........cucumbers? Do they count? I'm not a huge veggie person, no matter how hard I try. Matter of fact, I have to blend my veggies up into a cup so I eat enough of them to stay healthy. I like fruit and dairy. Cheese, mostly. And wine. Ok so mostly just wine. 

8. What is the TV show you watch most often?
I love The Middle and Modern Family. I don't have TV service so I use this antenna thing to try and catch channels from the sky. On the left side of the living room is ABC and on the right side of the living room is UPN :) HA

9. Favorite summer activity?
I really like planting and watering things. There's a sense of accomplishment when you water a freshly-planted flower or vegetable. Is that a summer activity? I think it should count. It counts.

10. The name of your first pet?
Missy, my mama's mutt. She always growled at me when I went near her food bowl - a real bitch!

11. What inspires you?
Life. I love watching people freak out, then fix it, then freak out again, then fix it's always this fluid, cyclic roller coaster ride. I write from my heart and from a place of pure transparency....the more messed up life gets, the easier it is for me to generate material. So please! Ruin my day! It might become a blog post. 

Here's a list of 11 bloggers I enjoy visiting regularly....I love reading their stuff and I think you will too! I broke the rules with this one a little because who really knows how many followers each person has?? Facebook followers? Google+ followers? What are the benchmarks here, people? I say f-that noise, I'm just going to showcase some kickass bloggers. Rebel!

Here they are...and because they are all #1 in my book.....well....they're all #1 in my list too....

My 11 questions to the lovely, lucky bloggers above:

1. How do you develop blog content?

2. What's your favorite picture-taking device?

3. Drink of choice?

4. Do you blog for business or pleasure?

5. Would you rather be without eyelashes or eyebrows?

6. Least favorite thing about being in a public place?

7. Would you rather write or read?

8. Favorite place to blog?

9. Most insane thing you've ever eaten?...(keep it classy, San Diego)

10. Do you want to build a snowman?

11. Most influential mentor/writer/stranger?

So excited to add this badd boy Leibster image to my blog and hope you guys get the chance to stop by and visit a few of my favorite fellow bloggers. It's worth it, I promise!

Have a wonderful night, dear readers, and as always, thank you so much for reading :)


  1. Congratulations. You are very deserving!

    1. Thank you so much Sarah! It is such a fun little award!

  2. Congrats Jen on the award!! Love your answers. Also, thanks so much for the nomination!! We really appreciate it!

    We are a bit under the weather and also leaving on a big trip to Asia in about a week so I won't probably be able to post answers to all these questions but here is a prior post from a Liebster Award post:

    1. Woohoo! Thanks so much!! :) I hope you have an incredible trip and feel better soon!

    2. Thanks Jen!! One week to go and still feeling a bit under the weather but hoping to be back at 100% by Wednesday!

  3. Aww, thank you! I love your practical attitude toward animals. That's very similar to mine I will definitely send out cat after a mouse in the garage but I won't cuddle it like a baby. :P And we have a little rabbit-ears antenna too--for us, you can't stand in certain parts of the room while watching tv because somehow a human person standing in certain areas makes the transmission cut out. :P

    1. HAHA I can completely relate to that - once I actually had to stand and hold the antenna thing in the air so we could get reception....needless to say, I decided my blood circulation was more important than Shark Tank haha!

  4. Congratulations, Jen! I love reading these things!

    1. Thank you SO SO much!!! It all started with you - you gave the award to Maurissa, who then gave it to me :) So fun!

  5. Thanks so much Jen. I am honored to be selected.

    Loved learning more about you. We tried to use just an antenna, but my husband who missed his calling as a meteorologist couldn't get our local weather channel, so we had to get cable. Honey on your face that is interesting. My reading of books has gone down, since I started blogging too. I can waste hours reading and commenting on social media.

    1. Awww thank you! I am one of your biggest fans! *googley eyes* The honey is incredible for my skin....mix it with some cinnamon and lemon juice and the stuff is like an exfoliate from the gods of nature.

      HAHA I love that your husband is obsessed with the weather! Mine loves football....and of course, we don't get the channel that shows the majority of the games, so he found some crazy way to patch the games in from an overseas channel. Insane!

  6. Yay!! Congratulations Jennifer :D Thank you for paying it forward and I'll be answering your questions this Wednesday so be on the lookout. Modern Family makes my week - I love catching the reruns and new episodes. :) Hope you're enjoying the rest of your weekend! Talk soon -iva

    1. YAYAYA! Heading over to check out your answers right now!:)

  7. Congrats!!

    And thank you so much for your kind note on my blog. It made me smile :)

    Thank you for nominating me as well! Yay!

    And also, please come plant things for me...

    1. HAHAHA I would love to come plant some things for you - and thanks for being an awesome blogger!

  8. Congratulations on your Liebster!! WHOO HOO!!
    We are so honored to be nominated by you! MWAH!! You're the best!! --The Dose Girls

    1. Thank you!!! Much love to you ladies - I really love reading your blog!