Wednesday, November 28, 2012

liebster award

During this month I had the honor to be nominated for the Liebster Blog Award, not just once but twice. It's not so much an award that you can show off to your friends, instead it is a great way to connect with fellow bloggers and also to discover new blogs.

In order to qualify for the Liebster Blog Award, I have to: 

- answer the 11 questions asked of me
- post 11 random things about myself
- nominate 11 more up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers 
  (not  always easy to tell the number of followers)
- notify them and link them to my post
- create 11 new questions for these bloggers to answer
- tag backs are not allowed

First I want to answer Alex's questions from the blog Around Minetta who already nominated me in the beginning of November. 

1. What's your favorite cocktail? 
The St-Germain Cocktail (Champagne, St. Germain & Club Soda) or Gin Fizz
2. Three words that define you? 
Optimistic pessimist, dreamer
3. Job of your dreams? 
Having my own furniture/accessories store where I sell goodies I find during my world travels
4. The 3 songs most played in your ipod?
Somebody that I used to know – Gotye
Debaser – Pixies
Next Year – Foo Fighters
5. Favorite celebration of the year?
6. Best tv show ever?
The Muppet Show
7. Best place for living?
Our house or wherever P is living
8. Dream destination for travel?
Peru – hiking Machu Picchu, as well as exploring more if the country
9. What's the last movie you've watched in theater?
Premium Rush
10. Do you buy books or take them from the library?
I buy but I have the application form for getting a library card at home.
11. Why did you started to blog?
To document making our house our home

Next up are Tina's questions, who blogs at Tina & Design. She also nominated me two weeks ago. (Man I am slow...)

1.Why did you choose the shoes you are wearing?
They are comfortable, which holds true for most of my shoes…
2.What is your favourite colour?
Orange and Gray
3.What sunny destination do you like best?
Hawaii (Kauai)
4.If you could rethink your career path would you have chosen differently?
I think I would only tweak some minor issues but still choose the same field
5.If you were to eat out tonight what kind of food would you choose?
Pasta, I can eat pasta every day
6.Would you rather swim or run?
Swim! Because I hate to run. Could never pick up jogging as a sport.
7.Do you prefer country music or rock n roll?
Rock’n Roll, Baby!
8.Do you have kids?
No (not yet?)
9.How would your best friend describe you in one sentence?
A good listener
10.Where were you born?
Hamburg, Germany
11.Are you a party animal or party vegetable?
I am a little bit of both, depending on the mood. 

11 random facts about me
1. I love licorice
2. I am (almost) always cold
3. I love to read 
4. Although I am an early riser, I am not a (happy) morning person
5. I am not wearing a watch, when years ago I could not function without one
6. I am bad with names but good with remembering faces
7. I have quite a boot collection at home
8. I like to ride my bike
9. I am scared in the dark
10. I love lists, especially crossing things off of them
11. I am allergic to apples and peaches

Now my 11 nominees
All were taking the BYW Boot Camp class with me. Not sure how many readers they have because sometimes it is not that obvious. In one case I know that the writer of the blog has more than 200 followers but I nominated her anyways. Always the rebel ;) I think everybody deserves some love!

Dwelling in Style
Feather and Nest 
Musings of a pale girl in the Sunshine State
Fluxi on Tour 
It's so Suburban
Raincoast Cottage
Chuzai Living
Jennifer Eastman
Insta Design 
Girly Obsessions
Swish and Swoon 

Here are my 11 questions. Don't feel obligated to participate but of course I would love to see you spread the love as well...

1. What is your favorite time of day?
2. Sunshine or rain?
3. What was the last thing you ate today?
4. Pet peeve?
5. Cat or dog?
6. What is your favorite season?
7. Where did your last vacation take you?
8. What book could you read over and over?
9. What languages do you speak?
10. Favorite band/singer?
11. Why did you start blogging?

PS. This post will be nominated for the longest blog post ever on my blog ;)


  1. I don't know neither of those cocktails!
    I too am almost always cold. Too bad you cannot eat peaches either. Apples are ok, but peaches are goooood.
    And thanks for a nice list of new (to me) blogs.

    1. I love the taste of peaches, somehow the allergy developed in the last 10 years...

  2. Congrats on being nominated! Twice! Good to know that when we finally meet we will be able to drink together: I LOVE both of those cocktails and could drink them all the time (but I can't really, because that would be bad!). I'm scared of the dark, too, and I love making lists. So strange that you're allergic to apples and peaches! I've never heard of that allergy before, but you're really missing out on summer Jersey peaches. Loved learning all these things about you!

    1. Thanks! And yes to drinking a cocktail together! I love peaches but unfortunately my mouth and throat starts swelling when I eat one. But I can eat apples and peaches, when they are cooked, baked or otherwise processed...

  3. Congrats on the award! And I could definitely eat pasta all day every day and not get enough. Strangely enough, I've been that way for as long as I can remember

    1. Thanks rooth! I have been like that as long as I can remember too.

  4. An Optimistic pessimist?? I'm always cold, and scared of the dark too :-) Congratulations on the double nomination- can't wait to check out the blogs you've nominated.

    1. I made that up. I am always hoping for the best but fear the worst. Or would I be a pessimistic optimist then? ;)

  5. i love orange and grey as well! i am also always cold but when i am not cold i feel like i am going to have a heat stroke or that i might melt away.

    1. Ha, ha I know that feeling either being cold or then when it's summer here and sticky and hot I melt away outside. My body never finds the right temperature to feel comfortable ;)

  6. This is so much fun! I loved reading all your answers and learning more about you. Congratulations on receiving the award. ;) I think I nodded yes to seven of your random facts. ;)

  7. HI Nina! Now I want to try those cocktails ;)
    I do love lists too!


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