Last week, I was nominated for a Liebster* award by Haley from Honestly Haley, a talented blogger and photographer I met through the blogosphere. Go check out her stuff; she’s great!
You may be wondering what a Liebster award is, and that is a great question. Let me try to explain. In short, a Liebster award is kind of like a piece of chain-mail in the blogging community, but without the annoying ‘threats’ that can come along with it. You nominate other bloggers to get to know them, meet new people, and share the love. You receive 11 questions to answer and then you create 11 of your own to pass on to your nominees. Thank you for the nomination, Haley!
* My Mac keeps wanting to auto-correct Liebster to Lobster. Haha!
And so we begin…
1. What is your favorite flavor of jellybean?
I’m a jellybean lover, so this is difficult! I know I hate the white ones; those are nasty. Hmm… I’d have to say my favorite flavor has to be pink watermelon (Starburst jelly beans, for the win) with green apple as a close second. I like them all, though. Except the white ones.
2. What are 10 things you can’t live without?
Oh snap! 10? I’d say: my Bible, Mac, phone, planner (I do not go anywhere without it), coffee (well, Starbucks coffee to be exact), a book (more specifically, anything written by Jodi Picoult), my grey boots (I’m not a huge fan of the color black, but grey is definitely my favorite neutral– they go with everything), Essie nail polish (specifically, “Cute As A Button” for spring), The Smurf (my bright blue car), and infinity scarves (I wear them allllll the time).
3. Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Jennifer Lawrence would be rad! She’s hilarious and I’m not, so it’d be a step in the right direction, I think. Either her or Karla Souza (the girl who plays Laurel on How to Get Away With Murder) would be awesome.
4. What would a perfect day consist of?
Any day at the beach or in New York City!
5. What are you most grateful for?
The fact that God loves me and died for me, even though I do not deserve it. His grace amazes me and I am eternally grateful for it.
6. What do you look for in a friend?
I can summarize it all in four words: Integrity, humor, encouragement, genuine.
7. What is your favorite food?
Grape leaves, which is a Lebanese dish I’ve eaten every holiday since I was young. Chicken and broccoli casserole is also a favorite of mine, followed by homemade vegetable soup. To die for.
8. What is your favorite season and why?
Autumn is, by far, my favorite season. I love watching the leaves change and the air turn colder. Football season begins and fall colors are everywhere. Throughout college, I’ve also noticed some of my favorite memories come from fall semesters so I have a lot of happiness in those couple of months. It’s also not too hot and not too cold, high 60s or low 70s and sunny. Perfect.
9. What is your dream job?
If you had asked me from age 5 to 15, I would’ve told you it was to work as a news anchor for Fox News. If you had told me last year, I would have said it was to become a sideline reporter for ESPN or for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, it’s public relations– plain and simple. I would still love to work in sports PR, but ideally, my dream job is to go into work every day loving what I do, and that is public relations, social media/marketing and event planning. Whichever job can let me do one, two, or all three of those is my dream job!
10. Where is your dream home?
Home is where the heart is, right? Cliche, but true. Where the people I love are, that’s where I want to be. But, that’s a cliche answer so I’ll give an unrealistic answer. I’d love to live in Australia or Hawaii, at least for a month or two– actually, I take that back. A vacation would suffice.
11. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or Oreo. I’m a fan of the chocolate-y pieces, but hate chocolate ice cream.
Okay, so my nominations are as follows for the Liebster award… These are blogs I think are awesome and I read them almost every day. I’ve also had the privilege of meeting two and personally corresponding with a few, as well. Check out their sites– they’re fantastic, just like the authors!
Meagan at The Millenial Martha
Courtney at The Everyday Elegance
Carly at The College Prepster
Katy at Daily Katy
Laura at Center Stage: Communication
Have fun! I can’t wait to see your posts.
Here are you questions…
1. When did you start your blog?
2. If you could meet anyone, who would it be?
3. If you could go anywhere, where would it be and why?
4. If you could have one super power, what would it be?
5. Describe your dream day.
6. If you had $100,000, what would you do?
7. What is your dream job?
8. What are five things on your bucket list?
9. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
10. What social media channel do you check first when you wake up?
11. What is your favorite season and why?