June 13, 2015

Liebster Award!

One of the most wonderful things about this world of Blogging is meeting and connecting with amazing, inspirational friends we otherwise would never have the pleasure of meeting. Carrie from Northwoods Scrapbook is such a friend. And...she was sweet enough to include me in her list of blogs for the fun Liebster Award! Thank you, Carrie! If you are unfamiliar with this award, here is some information I borrowed/copy and pasted from her blog! You nominate blog friends who you enjoy reading and do the following...

• Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
• Nominate 7-10 (supposed to be 10) other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have  been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
• Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you
• Make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
• Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.

Here are the questions Carrie asked me:
1. What are some of your favorite hobbies?

Hmmmm. Reading, Baking, Napping, and Watching Mindless Reality TV.

2. Why did you begin blogging? How long do you think you'll continue?
I read blogs long before I started mine. I was so inspired by these women...I'm looking at you, Tara...that I gave it a try myself. I will continue as long as I enjoy it. : )

3. If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live and why?
In a log cabin in a deep woods by a beautiful lake with my people. And WiFi. : )

4.Do you have pets? How many?
One puppy. Named Kirby. Who sleeps in our bed. With a pillow.

5. What are your favorite foods? Do you do the cooking?
Pasta. Always pasta. And cereal. Any kind. And yes, I cook. With Peyton. : )

6. What is the best lesson you've ever learned?
As I have aged, I have learned to be myself! Life is too short to worry about pleasing others, fitting in, or being judged. I am happy just doing my thing.

7. If you could do any profession what would it be?
I am blessed to do this every single day. I am a wife, a mother, and a teacher.

8. Would you rather travel to the past or go forward to the future and why?
No question. Past. To be a 1950's housewife. : )

9. Do you prefer snail mail or email to send letters to friends or family?
Love walking to the mailbox and getting Real Mail!

10. You're shipwrecked on an island what one thing would you have to have with you?
My family. Period. : )

Here are the blogs I am nominating for this fun award:
  1. A Dash of Snark
  2. A Joyful Life!
  3. Endless Ways
  4. Lord, Make Me a Saint
  5. Loving My Family of 5
  6. Joy Beyond the Cross
  7. Stuff I Love
  8. A Spoonful Of Joy
  9. Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust
And here are my questions for you!
  1. Favorite breakfast food?
  2. Coffee or tea?
  3. Favorite movie to watch anytime it's on?
  4. Early riser or stay up late?
  5. Donuts or muffins?
  6. Why do you enjoy blogging?
  7. Favorite television show?
  8. Favorite popular song?
  9. Could you go a week without your cell phone?
  10. Best childhood memory?
Can't wait to see your answers, my friends!!!! : )


  1. Congratulations on the award (smiles). Great questions and answers. Have a great weekend. Blessings

  2. What a fun post! I know your blog always inspires me. Have a great weekend.

  3. It was great to read your answers and to get to know you a little more! I am doing my answers to Carrie's questions tomorrow. xx

  4. I think sometimes blog friends know one another better than some people that live right next door. I have been blogging for a long time and have no reason to stop. I have good friends here, and you are certainly of them. I always love coming to see what your family has done the past week; what Peyton has baked or what any of you are doing. Thank you.

  5. Thank you for this fun and enjoyable post, my friend. It's always a joy to learn more about you.

    Have a blessed Sunday! Hugs to you!

  6. Congrats on the Liebster! You most certainly deserve it. So many of us enjoy your beautiful space here and your sweet family. Fun questions too!

  7. Fun! Enjoyed reading more about you. We have a lot in common! (PNWmom2four on IG)

  8. Oh how fun! I loved reading your answers Billie Jo!! Thanks for participating. ;)

    You love baking, reading, reality tv, pasta and cereal. You're definitely a kindred spirit!! Love that Kirby sleeps with you - our Ruby does too.

    And I can completely see you as a 1950's housewife!! Lol I love those 1950's inspired posts on insta too - they always make me smile...as do you!
    Happy week ahead Doll! xo

  9. I love getting to know bloggers better through things like the Liebster Award. #3 was my favorite question and answer because that would be my favorite place too. But I still would like it to be within an hour of people because I am an extrovert and could only go so long without people. But my oh my, that scenery and surroundings...yes, please! :) And thank you for nominating me!


Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo