Apr 8, 2013

Liebster Award - part two

In my last post I accepted Stephanie's nomination for the Liester award and completed the first half of it, listing 11 random facts.  Now I have to answer eleven questions given to my by my nominator and then list the bloggers I have nominated and give them 11 questions of their own. 

Okay, so on to Stephanie's questions for me:

1. When did you start blogging, and why?
-I started on January 1st, 2010!  That's three whole years ago- whoa!  I started in WordPress but switched to blogger in July of 2010 (hence why my profile says Been on Blogger since July 2010)  I lost the first few posts and so my first post on Blogger is dated for the 21st.  You can read it here...it's not much and there are no pictures...I remember having written a really nice first post but during the switch from WordPress to Blogger it was lost - I was bummed...such are things in the tech world!  Okay, so the why...hmmm.  Well originally I was just curious about the whole format - I read my sister-in-laws blog (Stephanie's original Thirsty Soul blog) and thought it was neat.  At that time I also wanted to start a Christian Homemaking magazine.  I knew I did not have the money or resources to put one in print and so started an E-zine.  I had the blogged linked to that for a few months but gave up on the E-zine when I realized it was not the time for that in my life.  I kept the blog and have greatly enjoyed this creative outlet!!  Much more then I ever anticipated!!

2. Describe yourself in one sentence.
-sheesh...that's tough....can it be a run on sentence??  You know the ones with lots of dots....and dashes...you know - the ones I use all the time - because I really disliked grammar class and decided to blog so I can make up my own words and punctuate as I see fit!  Well here goes...you asked for it! ;)
"I believe in Jesus and I struggle to follow Him in faith each day and in every way - I love my family and dear friends and all things creative....I strongly dislike the restrictions of being confined to one sentence...and have been know to bend the rules on occasion."  :p

3. If money was no concern, what would your dream vacation be?
-Hmm...well my hubby and I are big road trip fans.  We love just loading up the car and going where ever the road takes us.  If money was no concern...I think we'd take a RV and tour this vast country of ours.  I'd love to see Eastern Canada and the prairies.  My hubby and I were out West shortly after we were married but I'd still like to see it again - see the Rockies and visit my sister!  Yes, a big ol' cross country trip would be great...and then onto Europe!

4. What's your ideal way of spending a Saturday?
-Well, start with coffee...of course!  Good coffee too! ;)  Umm...not having any plans is a perfect start.  There are many ideal ways to spend a Saturday....mostly just having no plans and letting the day unfold is pretty ideal for me.  I like to do something creative or have people in for food and fun.  Usually we have a big breakfast together and I read the free papers and look through the flyers.  It's my morning 'off' - where my hubby handles the bulk of the kid responsibilities and breakfast making.  Then my hubby and I talk most of the morning away and then see what the day brings.  So...back to the point, a day with no set plans is my ideal Saturday!

5. What's your go-to lunch?- Seeing as lunch is my least favourite meal of the day....I don't really have a go-to lunch.  I am usually found scrounging together a variety of things to feed the kids and I.  And since we have had to give up gluten...I like making lunch even less!

6. Fiction or non-fiction?
-I think fiction... but never a romance!!!  Though a good biography is nice now and again....okay so basically anything...as long as it looks appropriate and interesting.

7. You have a pet lizard. What's his name?
-Oh Steph - do you not know how terrible I am at naming things??? 
It would probably something stupid, basically the first thing that comes to mind...so ummm...Spot or Fred...possibly Humphrey...?!?!

8. When did you become a Christian?
-October 13, 2003 - yes I know the exact date....have I blogged my testimony??? I should...one day.

9. What are you afraid of?
-Only if you promise not to laugh and will never come near me with one...... earth worms!! Like blood run cold, terrified, afraid of them!!! Don't ask!  After that...falling from the sky in an airplane or going into water while in a car...*shivers* next question please...

10. Funny memory.
-I have three kids...I have no memory!  That's why I blog -write it down before it's gone forever!

11. What's your favourite season, and why?
-Fall - number one, for sure!! I love the colours!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh and the smells, and the cool crisp air.  The bounty of veggies and the harvest of many of my favourite foods.  It's cool enough to really get cooking and baking again but yet nice enough to have the occasional meal outdoors.  The days are still long and warm but I can pull out my cardigans or my favourite blue trench....*sigh* just lovely!


Okay...that was relatively painless....so on to my nominees:

Bevy at Treasured Up and Pondered - I have been reading Bevy's blog for a few years now...can't remember how I found her but I am thankful I did!  She posts very encouraging and helpful posts on hospitality, homemaking and living for God. I am growing to know her better and enjoy all the things we share in common.  She and her family are a blessing to me and mine!

Lee Ann at Encouragement is Contagious - Lee Ann hasn't been regular in blogging since I found her, but I wish she would - I think the title of her blog is perfect because (when she does get a post up) I am always encouraged!!  She certainly has the gift of exhortation!  I also think she has a lovely artistic talent!

Being Happy - I thought about it...and to be honest...I don't actually know her real name!?!  Maybe she doesn't post it...either way, I've been popping in and out on Being Happy's blog for a few years now.  I find her a very honest and real blogger and her determination to 'be happy' is encouraging!

Debbie at No Spring Chicken - Debbie just sneaks in the having under the 200 readers rule.  I haven't been reading her blog for too long but I am greatly encouraged by her comments when she pops in on me!  She has a beautiful family and honest writings.  I think her photography is lovely!!

There's my nominations - if they chose to take on this award.  I have a few other bloggers I really enjoy but they don't necessarily comply with the 'rules' of this award.  But hopefully these gals will accept because I will greatly enjoy reading their responses to my questions!

Well Stephanie, thank you again - this was a lot of fun!!! 



  1. I'd forgotten that your blog started with that e-zine - it was fun while it lasted! And thankfully, it led to this blog :)

    Occasional rule bender? Yes, I can see that ;)

    Your roadtrip sounds fun, save some room in the RV for me...and I guess Loris and Joshua too, lol.

    I think Humphrey makes an excellent lizard name.

    You really should do a testimony post! I thought you would share that for this question, but I guess you like to leave your readers with some suspense :)

    This was a fun post, thanks for participating!!

  2. I humbly accept this award and will get to it when I can.. Thank you for thinking of me..

    I just popped in to get my "Kaitlin Fix" and Whalaa... I LOVE NUMBER 3 ~ Road Trip with an RV. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chalk that one up for another similarity... yet again. Too funny..

    ALWAYS. ALWAYS. Always. Love your photos.


  3. - Love your run-on sentence about yourself. It's like, describe yourself in 3 words. You have to pick and choose what aspects of your character and personality you will post.
    - Lizard names are hard to think of. I'm just glad she didn't say we had to have pet snakes. :)
    - It's neat to know the exact date of your salvation. My parents marked my down as May 22, 1989. I only vaguely remember it myself.


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