Liebster Award!

Happy Wednesday Friends! Yesterday I received some exciting news: Teresa at Keeping It Real nominated me for the Liebster Award! Thanks so much Teresa!  Though I have heard of the award, I didn't know much about it.  I was elated to learn that part of the process involves me nominating other blogs...

Liebster Award

Liebster is a German word with several translations including Beloved, Sweetheart and Dearest--I like it already! The award honors bloggers; originally it was for those with less than 200 followers.  However, the revised rules* state that blogs with less than 1000 followers may be nominated. 

RULES:

1.  Acknowledge and thank the blogger who nominated you.

2.  Find an award image and post it on your blog. 

3.  Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.

4.  Share 11 random facts about yourself. 

5.  Nominate 11 blogs with under 1000* followers to receive the award.

6.  Notify the bloggers that you nominated them.

7.  Give the nominees 11 questions to answer. 

TERESA'S QUESTIONS FOR ME: 


1. Why did you start blogging?  My youngest daughter first suggested it and though I was hesitant at first, I soon saw it as the natural way to merge my passions.  Now I am hooked! 
2. What is your favorite craft?  I simply adore making over my thrift store finds--whether it is transforming a worn piece of furniture or repurposing items for my home or garden. 
3. What is your favorite holiday? I would have to say Christmas is my very favorite with Easter as a close second. 
4. Do you have pets?  We had pets when my children were at home but now that my nest is empty, my garden and my blog are my "babies." 
5. If you could give one piece of advice to a brand new blogger, what would it be?  Focus on the thing that makes your blog unique. There is so much great information out there, it is easy to get sidetracked and try to do all of those recommended things at once. You know, "7 things every new blogger should be doing," etc. Also, remember other bloggers are your friends! I have found that most bloggers are not only supportive, they can be some of your greatest resources. 
6. If you had to move, what state/country would you choose?  Charleston, SC--a few years ago, I vacationed there with my Mom and this southern girl found it so charming! 
7. Which of your craft/DIY/projects are you most proud of?  My garden has been an ongoing DIY project and is truly a labor of love.  http://mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com/2014/07/welcome-to-secret-garden.html
8. What is your favorite book? That's kind of like asking who my favorite child is--no way I can name just one :) To Kill a Mockingbird, Pride & Prejudice, The Screwtape Letters, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis are books I've read and re-read. My all time favorite children's book that I read to my kids and now to my grandson: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. 
9. What is your dream vacation?  I would love to take a mother- daughter trip with my girls to Paris! 
10. What is one thing about yourself you would change if you could?  This was the hardest question for me! By nature, I was a worrier.  Through my faith, I have learned to worry a lot less but at times it is still my first response.  A personal goal is for trust to be my first response. 
11. Where do you find inspiration?  Hands down my garden is the place where I am most inspired. Many of my blog post ideas and most of my DIY projects are created in the garden. 
11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME:

 1.  I was named after my grandmother and mother; both have Cecilia as their 
       middle names. 

 2.  I could live on carbs alone.

 3.  I would rather sleep in my own bed than in a nice hotel.

 4.  I love zumba! (See #2!) I prefer to work out at home and have been using the  
       dvds for over 2 years. 

 5.  I homeschooled my three children.

 6.  My home and garden were filmed for a reality show episode that aired in the UK 
       but was never picked up in the US.

 7.  I never get tired of Law and Order. 

 8.  I am the oldest child and only girl in my family.

 9.  My first pregnancy was a miscarriage. 

10.  I drink iced lattes every day--even when it's cold out. 

11.  I inherited my love for thrifting from my maternal grandmother, Aimee Cecilia. 

And now for my nominations...drum roll please...



 3.  The B Farm







10.  LL Farm



My questions for you:

 1.  What has been your greatest blogging challenge?

 2.  What's your favorite guilty pleasure?

 3.  Which blog post are you most proud of and why? 

 4.  Who has inspired you most in your life? 

 5.  What's your favorite movie?

 6.  Would you rather spend the day at a spa or junking at a flea market?

 7.  What's your favorite flower?

 8.  Assuming it was nice weather, would you rather go for a hike or stay indoors  
      with a good book?

 9.  What is your biggest priority for 2015?

10.  What 5 things would top your gratitude list?

11.  Are you more likely to spend on a vacation or home improvements? 


Congratulations to all of the nominees! I can't wait to see your posts! 


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7 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the nomination, I really appreciate you thinking of me!

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  2. Thank you Cecilia for the nomination. I can't wait to get started on my Liebster Award post. I'll let you know when it is going live.

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  3. Cecilia congratulations on your nomination! Your blogging is amazing. Love it and love you! Now you give me another surprise, it wasn't enough to see you nominated but for you to nominate me. I am flabbergasted. Thank you so much. ((HUGS)) Jo

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  4. Congratulation on your nomination. Loved reading your blog on it and learning more about you.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  5. Thank you Cecilia for the nomination! Congratulations on your nomination...I enjoyed reading your answers.

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  6. Congratulations, Cecilia--you deserve it!! I loved finding out more about you--I'm also the oldest in my family (out of five), but I am blessed with one sister. And I could live on carbs alone, too, but I don't do Zumba (but should!). Thanks so much for the nomination, it means alot to me :)

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  7. Thank you for the nomination! I was Leibstered by Laura at Sunday View not terribly long ago so but I'm very flattered that you thought of me.
    It was fun getting to know more about you. We have a few thing in common. I was a home schooling mom, a single parent, and P& P is on my favorites list to name a few.. besides the whole thrift store addiction thing. Angels to you!

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