Monday, 23 July 2012

The Liebster Award

As I mentioned yesterday I was nominated a couple of times for the Liebster Award! First by Emily, then by Jessie, and then this morning by Lindsay at The Lovely Things Are. I was having a hard time finding time to write such a post, especially now that I'm home with my family. 

Luckily, I woke up early this morning so I am going to do a giant post covering all three of these ladies nominations! If you haven't heard, The Liebster Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than two hundred followers. 

There Are A  Few Rules 
1. Each person must post eleven things about themselves
2. You must answer the questions the tagger sets for you plus create eleven questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
3. Choose eleven upcoming bloggers and link them in your post.
4. Go to their blog and let them know you've nominated them! 
5. No tag backs! 

Eleven Things About Me
1. I have a mustard phobia, seriously- can't stand the smell, taste or look. 
2. I love reading (but I'm not a fan of classic literature)
3. I love every song Joel Plaskett has ever made
4. I always try to get eight hours of sleep
5. When I'm in the mood I can make fantastic friendship bracelets
6. I love colouring, I find it relaxes me. 
7. I read the newspaper every day
8. Barbies were my favorite toy ever growing up. 
9. I love camping
10. I have to actively work to not make silly faces in photos.
11. I think Regis Philban is incredibly talented and brilliant, I cried when he left Live with Regis & Kelly

Emily's Questions
1. What are you listening to right now? I am still rocking out to my Atticus 3 Dragging the Lake CD from like 2005. It seriously reminds me of my high school years when I was crazy in love with Blink 182.
2. What is your favorite place in the world? Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (aka home!) I'm never lost and so many of the people I love live nearby.
3. Cake or pie? Cake. Bonus points if it is ice cream cake.
4. Would you rather live in a treehouse or on a house boat? Tough question, I hate heights but I'm also not crazy about living on water. Maybe a house boat on land would work for me? Or a house built in a low level of a tree? 

5. If you could meet anyone in the world (alive or dead), who would it be?  Will & Kate. I would love to have tea with the two of them and experience their love and kindness in person. They just seem so genuine and are working to accomplish so much good, it makes me happy!
Source: Urban Spoon
6. Describe your life 20 years from now. Living in NS, married, probably with a few (ok, two) kids,  coordinating a program for kids.
7. In a movie about your life, which actress would play you? Hmmm. I think Anne Hathaway. She plays awkward well, and I am awkward so it would work out.
8. If you had to throw a themed party for all your friends this weekend, what would the theme be? Country hoedown, always. 

9. Which ice cream flavour best fits your personality? In Ottawa we haven't been able to find a place to get ice cream scooped out of a tub (as opposed to fancy soft serve). I think Moon Mist (a combo of banana, grape and bubblegum) because it's a mix of all kinds of different flavours and colors. Moon Mist appears to be an east coast thing, so if you are in NS, get two scoops! 
10. If you could change your name, what would you change it to? I'm fond of my name, so I'd keep it the same, though in Jr. High I always spelled it Kimberlei.. why that was a good idea, I'm not sure. 
11. Who is your favorite fictional character?  I am going to go with Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic Series because she is just so darn ridiculous and always makes me laugh.

Jessie's Questions 
1. What made you want to start blogging? When I moved to Ottawa I wanted a way to keep in touch with my friends & family back home. Also my dad has been blogging for years and loved it, so I was curious what it was all about. 
Source: Good Reads
2. What was the most detailed dream you've ever had? I have crazy dreams, but I don't usually remember them once I climb out of bed.
3. What is your favourite food? Meatballs, stir-fry and nachos. 
4. If you could do one single thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Anything working with kids, I've never had a job working with kids that I didn't love so I'd be happy to do it forever. 
5. Do you wish on stars or at 11:11? If so, what for? I wish on both, but I can't say or they won't come true! 
6. Are you a dog or cat person? Dog person, for sure.
7. What type of phone do you have? A Blackberry, I have no idea what it's name is.
8. You are going on a weekend vacation to the beach. What do you pack? Too Much! Bathing suits, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, pants, sweaters, dresses, sneakers, sandals. 
9. What flavour of gum do you prefer? Usually the minty kinds, but I'm not picky. 
10. What was the last book you read? The Night Circus, for the Young Georgia Love Book Club. It was very good. 
11. Where is your favourite place in the world? My cottage, or Dartmouth, NS. 

Lindsay's Questions
1. What is your favourite blog that you read? I read so many, I can't pick just one! I think I need to create a list to share all my favourites. 
2. Why did you decide to start blogging? It's much easier than writing twenty letters a week. 
3. If money and skill did not exist, what career would you choose? Executive Director of a youth centre. 
4. Favourite Animal? Koala Bear. I know they are vicious, but adorable! 
5. Books versus Movies? Books. They are always better than the movie.
6. If you could change your name what would you change it to? I wouldn't, I'm pretty fond of the name I have, it's woven into my identity now. 
7. Do you drink alcohol? What is your favourite drink? If not, what is your favourite non alcoholic drink? I love ginger ale and water. I'm like an eighty year old. 
8. If you could shop in one store for the rest of your life, what would it be? If I could only have one, American Eagle because I could outfit myself from top to bottom in stuff I know I like. They make great jeans, and I live in jeans. 
9. What would your PERFECT day be like? Stress-free. Those days are rare for me, so when they happen they always feel perfect. Throw in some sunshine, Jay, family & friends and it sounds like a fabulous day!
10. If you could meet the celebrity of your dreams who would it be, and why? Ellen Degeneres, she is so kind and hilarious. 

11. Do you have a quote or mantra that you live by? If so, what is it? Live, Love, Laugh, Learn. A little generic, but it sums up the basics of what I want from life. 

Now I need to nominate eleven lovely blogs for this award: 

Just a sidenote ladies, if you don't have time or this doesn't fit your blog plan right now no pressure to repost! Just know I think you all have wonderful blogs that bring a smile to my day :)

1. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
2. What is your favourite color?
3. Spring or Fall?
4. Share your best birthday memory!
5. Would you rather bake cookies or cook steak?
6. What was the name of your first pet?
7. What is your favourite board game?
8. What movie do you most relate to?
9. On vacation do you go camping or stay in a hotel?
10. What is your favorite burger topping?

11. One word to describe your day.

Keep Smiling :) 


  1. Thank you so much Kim. This made my morning. A morning that will eventually end with playing Laser Tag with my coworkers...not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing yet. Either way Yay for starting the day off with a smile!

    Morgan @ Caution! Reality Check.

    1. Laser tag! That is so fun, hope it turned out great!

  2. awh, thank you so much for nominating me. that is so sweet! i will be definitely doing this here soon :)
    (also, i love your blog and i followed it!)

    1. Thanks so much! I'm glad to hear you're excited to be nominated you deserve it for sure!

  3. Hi Kimberley! Wow! Thanks for the nomination. I'm honored.

    I'm hoping to get to a Leibster post up once I can find to write it too! :)

    1. I totally understand, it took me four days to pull myself together and post it!

  4. Congratulations on the award nomination Kim!
    See you soon!

    p.s. - if you were going to the beach you would also pack chocolate eggies that would melt and get full of sand :)

  5. Thank you again , Kim! I'm so honored really!

    And congratulations for getting the award too!

  6. Kim, thanks so much for the nomination!!! You are so sweet! I'm a little behind getting to "my part", but it will be up on Thursday!!! Thanks again!!

  7. Thanks for the nomination!

    I finally got a chance to answer your questions. Check it out here....


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