Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Liebster Award

Thank you, thank you and thank you to mamas mumbo jumbo 
for nominating me for the Liebster Award.  

I've seen it around on other blogs and wondered what it was.  It looks and sounds so impressive.  After doing a Google search I found bits and pieces on the origins of this award.

It seems it originated in Germany - Bird of Paradise

Then it went through some changes - you know like, when you're a kid and someone whispers something in your ear and you whisper what they said in the next person's ear and it goes through like 30 kids and what you get at the end, you go, "Huh?"

Well that's what happened here. Originally, it was for bloggers with fewer than 200 followers - A fun and creative way to introduce your favorites to your fans/followers.

Also all the questions and rules have been amped up - just for the pure fun of it. Do it if you want - if you don't - no hard feelings. The main deal is listing your favorite blogs, that you enjoy and think are most deserving. I think it would be okay to shorten it up - maybe go back to the 3-5 questions.  I had time today so I just went with it -

So here is the most recent Rules of the Liebster Award: 

1. Post 11 Random facts about yourself
2. Choose 11 deserving bloggers and tag them in your post  - (it used to 3-5)
3. Tell them you've tagged them
4. Answer 11 questions the tagger has asked you and give 11 questions to the people you've tagged.
5. No tag backs. 

Before I lose anyone - I wish to nominate the following 11 blogs that I enjoy - FIRST!

 11 Random Facts about me 
(and this was a stretch) 

 I enjoy doing laundry. I especially took pride in doing my own cloth diapers -  how these disgusting stained, and smelly diapers, would turn out so white, soft and smelling so nice. I would neatly fold them - I loved it. 

 I did the paper-towel on the restroom door handle, before it was popular! 

 I used to live in the Haight Ashbury in the 60's (My claim to fame) 

  After watching River Monsters, I no longer have the desire to swim in a river or lake or anyplace I cannot see the bottom of.

 I love trees.  It just upsets me when people cut down trees. (Redwoods are my favorite) 

  I've kissed a banana slug! 

 I used to own a 65 T-Bird. 

 I am a San Francisco Giants Fan

 I don't like talking on the phone. 

.Genealogy is one of my many passions. 

 I used to be young and Hot! 

My 11 questions from Mama's Mumbo Jumbo

1. Toilet Paper- over or under the roll?   UNDER

2. If you could trade places with anyone (past or present) for one week, who would it be?  

Amelia Earhart

3. What is your favorite book?

Grapes of Wrath

4. If you could re-live any part of your life (without changing anything) what would it be?

When I was a young Mom, with my 3 little boys
I would do many things different

5.If you could only teach your children one lesson that they would take with them into their adult lives, what lesson would you choose?

to love their Mom, to love country and to love God.  They are grown now 
but so far so good.

 6. What is your dream job? 
 One that lets me work at home and pays well - lets me be creative. 

7. Junk food junkie or healthy eater? 
 Healthy with an occasional relapse

8. What is one thing that you would change about your spouse/significant other?   
that he wasn't so stubborn

9. What has been your proudest moment thus far?  
Having my 3 sons

10. Chocolate or Vanilla ice cream?  
 totally Chocolate all the way

11. What is your favorite movie?   
I have many and am drawing a blank - so I'll just say the first one that pops into my mind, that I have enjoyed and (drum roll please) Legally Blonde is my 
one of my favorite chick flicks.

OMG am I done yet? No Not Yet! 
My 11 Questions
I made them simple and generic

1.    what do you like to do when you are not blogging?
2.    Favorite meal of the day?
3.    Dogs or cats?
4.    Favorite color
5.    Do you like to cook or bake? 
6.    Have you ever been to San Francisco and if you have, what did you like the most? What did you not like.
7.    Fruit or Veggies?
8.    What is your favorite season and why?
9.    carpet or wood floors?
10.  Do you talk or text while driving?  Why?
11.  Are you saving for your retirement?


  1. congratulations!! And, thank you so much for nominating me for this award!

  2. Congrats! thanks for nominating Sew Much Class & Crafty, Too!

  3. Congratulations and thank you for nominating me! I love the picture you posted. Beautiful.

  4. Way to go... and guess what... THIS IS MY FIRST AWARD!!! I feel so special right now my face hurts! Thank you thank you thank you :)