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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The honorable Leibster Award

A Liebster! Oh My!

I've been nominated for a Liebster Award! I must admit to feeling quite humbled by this and honored. Thank you so very much D. Jean Quarles Journaling - The Writer's Life.  I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity. Thank you,

Liebster is a German word that means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, pleasant and valued.

This is an award with a purpose. It is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers to recognize their blog and encourage them to continue blogging. I feel so blessed to have been chosen to receive this kindness.

                                        In acceptance of this award I am to:
                                                    1. Give 11 random facts about myself.
                                                2. Answer the 11 questions D. Jean Quarles asked me.
                                                    3. Nominate 11 people for this award.
                   4. Make up 11 original questions for my nominees to answer about themselves.

                                           Alright Let's start this exciting process:

11 facts about me:

1. I love to work and have four jobs

                                  2. Writing and Reading are my relaxation activities


3. I want to be a mix between Beth (dog the bounty hunter's wife) and Rizzoli

4. I have ran in five 5K races, and will be completing my first mud run this year

5. I've completed 35 days of Tapout XL

6. My favorite color is blue

7. I have a co-authored self-published book and have two articles published in a dental magazine

8. I'm a true Aquarius


9. Power and Passion drive me

10. I live for big dreams and changes

11. I never want to disappoint my family as they are my true best friends

                      11 questions asked from blogger
My Original 11 Questions for the Nominees:
1. What does your creative space look like?
             It is in my head, with big posters about dreaming big, and extra sticky notes

2. How do you create balance in your life?
             By taking a break when I need it and pushing through when things need to be done

3. Inside? Or outside?
             Outside, especially when it's 80 degrees

4. What is your favorite tree?
             Chocolate Mint Tree

5. Coffee or Tea?
              Coffee all the way

6. What types of books do you read?
              Anything and everything-especially sex, drama and bounty hunting

7. How did you come up with the title of your blog?
             It is a reflection of all things in my life

8. If I came to visit, how would I know what your favorite color is?
            You wouldn't my space is for my kids not me

9. What do you do for summertime relief from the heat?
             Drink a peach green tea lemonade from Starbucks

10. What is your best feature?
             My Eyes, they are the window to how happy I am

11. Flats, wedges, heels or boots?
              Everything, I think I'm adaptable enough to where whatever the situation calls for.

11 blogs that have done an amazing job of capturing special    
                                    moments in time:

1. Bolzano Daily Photos

2. Photo Fun

3. Chronicles from the shore

4. Photo Roma: Tiburtina Reflections

5. Taken for granted

6.  Taking the dive

7. Artistique

8. Stockport Daily Photo

9. My Thoughts and Photos

10. Tulsa Gentleman

11. Sara's Fave Photos Blog

                                   Questions for you:

1. Dark Chocolate or Mint Chocolate?

2. What get's you motivated?

3. Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner?

4. What do you spend a majority of your day doing?

5. If you could be famous what would you be famous for?

6. What animal is closest to you?

7. What is your biggest obstacle?

8. One thing on your bucket list?

9. Hot or cold?

10. Greatest success?

11. Song you sing when you just need to smile?


  1. Hi Austine - Many thanks for the nomination. As a long time blogger I'm rather ambivalent about these things - see this post on my blog Ackworth born from back in 2008. Much as I do appreciate your kind words I won't actually be passing it on. To answer some of your ?? though 1 Both 2 A new day 3 Tea 4 Living 5 No answer 6 Love dogs but am now petless 7 Time 8 There's a hole in my bucket - it's now empty 9 Cool 10 No answer 11 Can't think of anything specific

    1. Thank you for stopping by. Have a good day.

  2. Thank you for the nomination! It's very kind from you!... It will take me some time to answer to everything (and first , to understand everything well! :o)
    but I'll do my best !It's summer, we have plenty of time!
    Have a nice day!

    1. Glad to hear that you will be working on this project. I think it is worth the time. Have fun.

  3. Thanks for nominating me, I decline mainly because my readers do not like receiving request. Your CV sounds like you describe me. What do u write.

    1. Sorry to hear that, I write a lot of things just in general on my day to days and I currently am the co-author of a young adult science fiction novel.

  4. Thank you for this nomination, Austine. It's very flattering. However, I must decline to participate as I have way too much on my plate. Good luck with your encouraging program.

  5. Austine, thank you so much for considering me. You probably overlooked the "please no award" gadget on the right sidebar. But instead, you could feature one of my paintings, because that if what I am all about:)
    There's always a painting right under my header, and if you click on that it will bring you to my art blog, and I give you permission to put one of those images on your blog (the right sidebar of my art blog leads to the different mediums I paint in).
    I will put in turn, a pic with "I am featured by Austine" on the right sidebar of my Artistique blog.
    Have a great week!

  6. SUnday evening, I just spent about 2 hours to answer to your questions and will post everything on my blog tomorrow.It was funny to do!I don't know if my nominees will accept to play the game , but I enjoyed it! :o)
    Wishing you a good week!

    1. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it. I had a lot of fun with it as well.

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