Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Liebster Award + Giveaway!

I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by Thessaly at Lazerus Bell and Stephanie at Stephanie, In New Hampshire!  How cool is that?!  Thank you both for the nomination! The award is to appreciate bloggers with under 200 followers, and I definitely fall into that category- but I do love every single one of my lovely followers!

The rules are:
- Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves
-They must also answer the 11 questions the tagger has set for them
-They must then choose 11 special bloggers to tag & award with the Liebster Award with less than 200 hundred followers.
- These lucky bloggers must be told in a comment on their blog

Sounds good to me!  So, let's get started!
 11 things about me:
  1. I graduated from college with a degree in English (emphasizing on Literature and Language).  An absolute passion.  Too bad passion can't find me a job in the field.
  2. I am a self taught crocheter (but, maybe all those times my meemaw tried to teach me counts for a large bit of it).
  3. I drive a 2004 Ford Focus.  Please do not make fun of it.  His name is Randall the Raincloud and I love him dearly.
  4. I recently did a bit of traveling:  England, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France.  Then I took a roadtrip from here in Southern California all the way up to Fairbanks, Alaska.  10,000 miles!  You can read more about that in my About Me section!
  5. I'm not a big fan of eating meat (I also won't sit there with "judgy eyes" if you do like to eat it.)
  6. My favorite musicians/bands are:  Death Cab for Cutie, Sufjan Stevens, The Black Keys, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Fleet Foxes,
  7. I am terrible with directions.  Don't let me direct you any where! Seriously, I give people wrong directions to my own house- I have lived here for 25 years!
  8. My favorite writers are Oscar Wilde, Sylvia Plath, and Robert Frost.
  9. I've started a small- or as I like to call "quaint"- record collection.
  10. I love all things Matryoshka or gnome related.  Or anything with strawberries on it.
  11. I have a pup named Gusss (yes, 3 S's!)
Questions for me from Thessaly!

1- What is your favorite comic/ graphic novel?
I don't believe I have ever read a comic or graphic novel!  Does flipping through a co-workers copy of The Walking Dead count?  If so, then I pick that.  I like watching the tv show.

2- If you were a character in a tv show, which tv show would you choose to be in?
I like this question because I happened to already have had this conversation with my friend.  I would definitely be Phoebe from friends.  We are both so weird and totally okay with it!
3- Pancakes or waffles?
Waffles- hands down.  They don't get all mushy with the syrup and I like that.  Good job waffles!

4- What is your most valued possession?
This teddy bear my meemaw made me when I was born.  

5- What book (if any) changed your life?
I read The Count of Monte Cristo my Freshman year in High School.  This is the book that changed my life.  It showed me that reading is fun and delightful.  I think that is when I started to really get into English and Literature.  I also think I have read the book about 4 or 5 times!

6- Do you believe in divination and/ or horoscopes.
I do enjoy reading my horoscope, but I don't really think they can necessarily predict anything (maybe I should stop reading the ones with grammar and spelling mistakes...but that costs money lol)  But, I do believe that people have certain personality tendencies based on when they were born. 

7- Whats your favorite perfume?
I have been wearing Princess by Vera Wang for the pass couple of years now.

8- What are you most prod of accomplishing?
I think graduating from college is a bit of an accomplishment.  And also saving enough money to travel Europe since that is something that I had always wanted to do.

9- What's a deal breaker for you in relationships?
Well, I can't say that I have been in too many any relationships, but I think the real deal breaker is treating me like less than a person.  If that makes sense.

10- Do you drive?  If so, what kind of car?
Woo hoo!  I'm one step ahead on this one!

11- What do you keep on your bedside table?
Oh dear, lots of things...too many things!  Right now: 5 crochet hooks, scissors, The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling,  The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath,  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hans Christian Anderson's Fairytales, USB plug, water, earrings, bobby pins, lotion, coasters, a mug, a bottle of champagne, my planner, and headphones.  Sounds cluttered and yet also awesome! haha

Questions for me from Stephanie!

1- Which sounds better, Disneyland, or Disney World?
I think Disney World sounds better, but that could be because I don't live anywhere near it.  Fun Fact:  I used to work at Disneyland. 

2- If you had to host a chick flick night, what movie would you choose?
Either She's the Man (No matter how many times I watch that movie, it never gets old.  Or The Holiday.  Because I can't get over Jude Law in that movie- and also Kate Winslet is hilarious in it.  

3- You have to hike a mountain, which one do you choose?
I am not much of a hiker (queue to me hiking in Denali and crying on top of a mountain because I hated it so much!)  But, there is a hike around where I live up in the San Gabriel Mountains called "The Bridge to No Where"  it's a 10 mile round trip hike, but when you get to the bridge (if you go on the right day of the week) there are people bungee jumping off of it!  It's delightful!  

4- Green, black, white, or what other kind of tea do you like the most?
I normally go for green or black.  But, I recently heard of a sugar cookie flavored tea, and I thought that sounded absolutely wonderful!  

5- You get to repaint your bedroom, which color would you like?
I'd probably keep the same color with a fresh coat.  It's a very light brown.  I'd describe it as though you put a bit too much creamer in your coffee (Here's my new calling in life- naming paint colors!)

6- What is your dream vacation?
I think where I don't want to go is more of the questions.  I'd be happy to go to Greece, Spain, Australia, Ireland, or anywhere really!

7- If you could have a super power, what would you want?
When I was growing up I always wanted to be like Alex Mack.  So, I guess that still holds true to this day!  

8-Favorite book from classic literature?
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde- One of my favorites at least!

9- If you went to Hogwarts, what would your favorite class be?
Oh dear, I don't think I have read enough Harry Potter to make an informed decision!  Maybe potions?  

10- You get a gift card for the store of your choice, which store is it? Major mall or handmade shop?
Target all the way!  

11-Would you rather cruise in the Caribbean or vacation in the snow?
Probably Caribbean...I'm not one for the cold...but that would be fun too!

And now, questions for my nominees!
1- What are you looking forward to the most in the next upcoming year?
2- Who is your favorite musician and/or band?
3- What was your favorite food as a child?
4- What was the last movie/TV show/book that made you cry or tear up?
5- Which do you prefer: Morning, Noon, or Night?
6- What is one thing you do every morning without fail even if you are running late?
7- What is a big pet peeve of yours?
8- Have any hidden talents or hobbies?
9- Coffee or tea?
10- What is one of your favorite memories?
11- What's one awesome thing that happened to you this week?

Who I'm nominating!
Jessica @ Sew in Love
The Musings of Kristen Nicole
Betwixt & Between
My Dear Watson
The Awkward Indie Girl
Life by Nadine Lynn

Phew!  I think this is the longest post I have ever made!  I was going to announce a giveaway but I think I will do that tomorrow- So, stay tuned!


  1. I must find some of the sugar-cookied flavored tea!

  2. Love your answers! I need to find this sugar cookie flavored tea as well. (I would probably choose Target too, love everything Target.)

    1. Target makes me spend all my money haha but I love going!

  3. Cute post :)


  4. Did you finish The Casual Vacancy yet? I'm curious, but I read so many mixed reviews!

    1. No, I haven't. I've only gotten through the first chapter I think. I heard the beginning is a bit slow so I'm trying to fight through that lol

  5. Congrats on the award!
    Loving your blog!

  6. Thanks for nominating me! I had a busy week so I'll do this tonight! So exciting! :)

    1. Dontcha even worry! I look forward to your post!

  7. Hi Katie, just wanted to let you know that I also nominated you for the LIEBSTER award. If you want to participate in it again you can check out your questions here: