Liebster Award: Spreading Some Blog Love Around!



This past weekend I was delighted to learn that Jeanne from the fabulous blog Cozy*Stylish*Chic had nominated me for a Liebster award!  After a quick Google search I learned that the Liebster is an award given by new bloggers to other new bloggers as a way to build community, discover new blogs and hopefully attract new readers.  What a great way to spread a little blog love!  The rules are simple:

If the nominee decides to accept the award, he/she must:

1.  Answer the 11 questions posed
2.  Post 11 facts about themselves
3.  Nominate 5-11 bloggers
4.  Tell them they have been nominated
5.  Create a list of 11 questions for the nominees to answer

11 Questions for Me:

  1. How do you like your toilet paper — over or under?  Definitely under, but I’m not sure why I care!
  2. Why did you start blogging?  My friend, Angela (co-founder of the amazing blog, suggested it and I thought it would be a great way to keep fresh and current on kitchen & bath design trends
  3. What is your favorite vacation destination?  Italy
  4. What is the most “out there” food you’ve ever eaten?  Lobster (I know, not too “out there,” but a big deal for a non-seafood eater)
  5. What do you do in your spare time, assuming you have any?  Knit
  6. Vanilla or chocolate?  Definitely vanilla
  7. Do you do tequila shots and have you or would you eat the worm?  Tequila, yes…worms, no!
  8. What time of day do you write for your blog?  Morning
  9. What is your favorite flower?  Peony
  10. What is the craziest thing you did in high school or college?  Ate a goldfish at a fraternity party to impress a cute boy!
  11. Do you believe in karma?  Hmmm, sort of!

11 Questions for the Nominees:

  1. What’s your favorite season?
  2. What’s your best advice for new bloggers?
  3. Are you glass 1/2 full or glass 1/2 empty?
  4. Coffee or tea?
  5. What’s your favorite magazine?
  6. Pick four words to describe yourself
  7. List your three favorite online shopping sites
  8. Night owl or morning person?
  9. Which do you prefer: ocean or lake?
  10. Where do you get your best blog inspiration?
  11. PC or Mac?

And finally…a few things about me that you might not know:

  1. I have a bit of a paper fettish — I love pretty paper, pads, stationery…especially anything with my name on it!
  2. I have four boys, and in the fall three will be in high school and one in middle school (yeesh!)
  3. My favorite restaurant is Inn at Castle Hill in Newport, RI (I love having a drink beforehand out on the lawn)
  4. I learned to drive a car on a stick shift
  5. I’d like to be fluent in Italian
  6. Someday I plan to retire in New York City (although I’m not sure my husband agrees with me!)
  7. I’ve been knitting for thirty years
  8. Summer is my favorite season
  9. I love to cook and at one time had a small catering business
  10. I love monograms
  11. My favorite movie is Out of Africa (does that make me old?)

And my Nominees are (all new blogging friends that I met at Design Camp Seattle!):


This entry was posted in Kitchen, Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Liebster Award: Spreading Some Blog Love Around!

  1. Jeanne says:

    Courtney –
    Fabulous post! Wait – FOUR boys???? Wow – I have two and they put me over the edge as is. I can’t even fathom adding two more to the mix. You are one brave woman.

    I can’t wait to check out all your nominees’ blogs. What a great way to spread the blog love and promote the friends you just met at Design Camp – you’ll have to tell me how it was. I am thinking about doing Design Camp in CA in January. I’ll be at Blogfest in NY next week – any chance you’re going? Would be fun to meet!

    BTW – I remember Out of Africa, so I’m just as old!


    • courtney says:

      Yes, I am going to Blogfest NYC next week so let’s definitely connect! Design Camp was amazing, so I’ll fill you in on all of the details. A business trip might just be in order!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *