Hi everyone! I’m so excited because I was recently nominated for the Liebster award, which if you don’t know, is basically a blogger recognition award for those who are just starting out! I think this whole idea is a great way to spread the word about these new blogs (including mine!) and getting to know everyone a bit better. I was nominated by the lovely Sarah and Beth from Live Your Best Lush Life, and if you haven’t been to their blog you should check it out! If you’re ever wondering if a Lush product is good or not, they’re the place to go. So now I’m going to answer the eleven questions that Sarah and Beth asked, and then I’ll be getting into the rules and who I’ve nominated!
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Sarah and Beth’s Questions:
1. What do you love most about blogging?
I’ve always been a fan of writing, but not in a professional I-want-to-study-literature kind of way. I used to write fanfictions (not the dirty kind! I was 14!) and the feeling I got every time someone commented that they loved my stories, it was like nothing else. I’m not creative enough to be an actual writer, however writing blog posts and giving advice, telling a story, or simply saying my thoughts on something and having other people relate to it, or enjoy reading it, is such an amazing feeling. I’m new in the community but I honestly love it and I’m hoping to stick around. 😊
2. What is top of your Christmas list this year?
The top of my Christmas list is definitely the Clarisonic Mia 2. I’ve seen things like this product on every gift guide for the past few years, and I always told myself it was stupid to invest so much money into something for washing your face. However, I’ve struggled with having dry, flaky skin since I was 15, and I think I need to get into the mindset that in order to have beautiful skin you have to invest! I’m hoping that if I get the Mia 2 I’ll become a believer.
3. Tea or Coffee?
Tea! Just kidding, can you tell from my blog name what my answer is?
4. Would you rather fight one horse-sized suck, or a hundred duck-sized horses?
Definitely a horse-sized duck, because ducks don’t have sharp hooves or anything that could trample me to death. I’d rather not fight it, maybe I could befriend him and it’ll be like a Clifford the Big Red Dog situation 😉
5. What is your dream job?
I’ve always thought it’d be really cool to be a graphic designer for a magazine. I love flipping through the magazines and seeing all the layouts, and how creative every magazine is from each other. On a vaguer note, being a graphic designer of any sort is my dream, and that’s what I’m currently studying in college!
6. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Think things through before you take action. Decide if what you’re about to do is really going to help anyone in any way, and if not, then don’t do it. Actions can last only a few moments, but a reputation lasts a lot longer. I used to be a fairly petty person, and anyone who upset me or would talk about me behind my back would definitely hear about it from me. I’ve become a better person by thinking things through more, and deciding that I didn’t want to be the girl who gossips or that people can’t trust because she can’t keep a secret. That was a while ago, and I truly believe that I’m a different person now!
7. What is your favorite childhood movie?
The Swan Princess! If you haven’t seen it, it’s an animated movie from 1994 that’s based on Swan Lake (the ballet), and I must have seen it at least a hundred times when I was little. I remember one day I watched it four times in a row. Watching that movie, and especially the part where Odette won’t marry Derek just because he thinks she’s gorgeous, is what made me such a romantic today.
8. What is your favorite food?
Perogies are my all-time favorite food. I’ve loved them for years and I don’t think my love will ever stop. Any type of mashed potatoes, or fries, or any sort of potato will also do. But perogies are my favorite form!
9. What was the last book you read?
The last book I read was for a class, it’s called Ready Player One. It’s actually a really amazing book and I’d recommend it to anyone, especially if you love gaming. I gave it to my boyfriend to read and he read it in three days! It’s about this future dystopian world where everything people do is online through virtual reality, and when the creator of the virtual reality universe dies, his will states that all of his fortune (which is a ton) will go to whoever finds the easter egg within the game.
10. Why did you decide to start blogging?
I decided to start blogging on a whim during the summer. I was bored of having nothing to do since I didn’t have a job, and scrolling through Pinterest was my favorite past time. I read a lot of articles about blogging and I fell in love with the community. That was in late June I think, and I haven’t been consistent in blogging since I’ve been back to school, however I try my best to keep updated! I’m hoping to prepare lots of posts when winter break comes around, so I’ll be ready to go when second semester hits.
11. What is your biggest goal in life? Dream big!
My absolute dream in life is to be financially stable, have a great family that I love, and a gorgeous home. I know it’s very cliché, but if you should know anything about me, I’m in love with clichés. I grew up in a big family and we didn’t have a lot of money for things, like if I needed new clothes, I would always get my older sister’s hand-me-downs. I want more than anything to be financially stable enough to buy my children important things like clothes and maybe even makeup if they want, and to be able to go on vacations and things like that!
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1. Answer the questions your nominator has asked you.
2. Nominate 11 other bloggers (preferably with under 200 followers).
3. Ask your own 11 questions.
4. Let your nominees know they’ve been nominated!
1. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?
2. What are some small things that make your day better?
3. What are your resolutions for blogging in 2018?
4. If you could be any character from a TV show, book, movie, anything, who would you be?
5. What could you give a 40 minute presentation on without any preparation?
6. How long have you been blogging for?
7. What fad or trend do you hope comes back?
8. What are your favorite holiday traditions?
9. If money and time weren’t an issue, what hobby would you start?
10. Is there a blogger you look up to?
11. Do you have any special talents or quirks that you love?
I know my questions aren’t as sophisticated as they could be, but they’re fun and I honestly would love to know everyone’s answers!
1. Lucy from Titchy Princess
2. Julia Elizabeth from Julia Elizabeth Blog
3. Kirsty from Kirsty Ann Thomson
4. Sarah from Entirely Sarah
5. Wilbs from Wilbys World
6. Laurie from Label NV
7. Abbey from Abbey Hearts
8. Leah from Simply Leah G
9. Sarah from The Polished Palette
10. Jacey from The Evolving Endeavor
11. Rebecca from Life of Bee
If anyone I’ve nominated has already been nominated, I’m sorry! You can choose to ignore or answer my silly questions anyways haha. I really love all the blogs I’ve chosen and I hope you give them a chance and take a look at some of their posts!
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Thanks for reading! If you haven’t yet, make sure to follow me on social media for updates on my life and when I’ll be posting! Have a great day!