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Friday, February 8, 2013

A Pleasant Surprise

I was more than surprised when I received a comment from Donna of The Tulip House telling me that she had nominated me for the Liebster Award.  Donna's blog is so cool - please stop by and meet the lovely lady.  For one thing, I didn't know what is was.

  It is an acknowledgement of up and coming bloggers.  I am so pleased - I am almost speechless.

There are rules for this award.  Here they are:

List 11 random facts about yourself
Answer the 11 questions which are given to you by your nominator
Ask 11 new questions for all the bloggers that you nominate to win the award
Nominate 9 bloggers with less than 200 followers to win the award
Go to each of the blogger's pages to let them know about their nomination


Things about me:

1. I hate snakes.

2. I love Chinese food.

3. Blue is my favorite color.

4. “Downton Abbey” has become my favorite t.v. program with “Law and Order” running a very close second.

5. I wish that I knew what I want to be when I grow up.

6. I cannot sing but really wish I could.

7. I check the box of whatever I am microwaving at least three times to be sure I have the time correct.

8. I do not like to do yard work. I have a black thumb.

9. I love going to yard sales and flea markets.

10. I cannot eat mashed potatoes without gravy and I never eat peas.

11. I don’t like cheesecake of any kind.

Answers to Donna's questions:


1.Whats your favorite month of the year and why?

My favorite month is October because it is in the Fall, my favorite season, and because it is my birthday month.

2.Whats your biggest indulgence?

I don’t really have an indulgence anymore but it used to be handbags.

3.What made you start blogging and what keeps you blogging?

I started blogging to see if my ideas and tips would be valuable to anyone else. I continue blogging because I enjoy it ; it keeps my creative juices flowing; and, I have been introduced to some great people all over the world.

4.Whats your favorite book /film?

My favorite book is “John Adams” by David McCullough. My favorite film is “On Golden Pond”.

5. If you were invisible for a day what would you do?

I would spend the day in the White House.

6.Whats your perfect holiday destination?


7. What makes you laugh and why?

Watching babies, kittens and puppies. Their innocent antics make me laugh.

8. If you had the chance to learn a new skill what would it be?

Learn to play the piano.

9.Whats your favorite flower and why?

The daisy because it is simple beauty.

10. Have you got a favorite drink?

Diet Coke

11. Have you got a favorite fabric designer?

No, I don’t even know any.

These are my nominations:

Here are the questions for my nominees:

1. What is your favorite color?

2. What is your favorite t.v. program?

3. If you could invite any four people, living or dead, to dinner, who would you invite and why?

4. Coffee or tea?

5. Chocolate or vanilla?

6. If you could ask Martha Stewart to change or fix anything in your house, what would it be?

7. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

8. If you could talk to all the heads of all the different countries in the world, what would you tell them to do?

9. What was your favorite band when you were a kid?

10. Whose music do you listen to now?

11. What other language would you like to be able to speak?

This award has been a lot of fun.  I hope we can all visit each other's blogs and keep the movement going.
Meanwhile .... keep it simple and make it real.


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