Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I'll Have The Liebster Please, With a Baked Potato.

 Folks, I feel pretty darn special right now, because the ever stylish and creative Melanie of Bag and Beret nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thanks Melanie. Now I have no idea what "Liebster" means, but it sounds like 'lobster' in German; and I like lobster...a lot.
If you haven't been to Melanie's blog, then don't log off your computer today without doing so. Her style is like nothing you've ever seen, it's highly individualized and perfectly suited to her personality. Whether you're 22 or 92, you'll enjoy her humor, art and style.
This award couldn't have come at a better time, because I've discovered some blogs over the past few days/weeks that I think are just great. They're listed below, so please check them out.

Before accepting the award I must do the following:

 Answer Melanie's 11 questions:
 1. On a desert island, which would you choose, a pocket knife or a solar-powered e-reader?
I'm going with the solar powered e-reader. Hopefully I can get a wireless signal and still check up on my fave blogs. 
 2. As one of 27 island castaways, what would be your job: hut-builder, chef, caregiver, tailor, banker, other?
Banker. That would be a really easy job. Money would mean nothing in that situation!
3. Would you like some fries with that?
Yes...or onion rings if you have them.
4. What's the meaning of life (in ten words or less)?
Thrifting, thrifting, thrifting.
 5. Zip-lining in a rain forest, deep sea fishing in the Bahamas, or spelunking in Brunei?
I don't know the meaning of the last one...I'll take it!
6. What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?
"The Exorcist". I can't even watch it in the day time.
7. One night of guilt-free lust, who with: Prince Charles, Steve Buscemi, Mister Ed (a talking palomino horse from a 1960s American sitcom by the same name), Portia de Rossi?
Can I get back to you on that one? The choices are too overwhelming. 
8. What's your favourite flower?
Calla Lillies. 
9. Do you ever dream that your teeth are falling out?
Oh man! I thought that only happend to me. I have that dream at least 6 times a year!
10. Which is your favourite: mice, spiders or snakes?
Mice. They're so cute.
11. Which way is north?
Up. *points toward Canada*

 List 11 facts about myself:
1. Sometimes I forget how to spell simple words.
2. Autumn is my favorite season.
3. I like watching reruns of  "Painting With Bob Ross". His voice is so soothing.
4. I don't know what "Liebster" means.
5. I don't like drinking out of colored glass.
6. I love line dried laundry.
7. I still think about my second grade teacher, Miss Erving. She was so nice.
8. Sometimes I buy a Happy Meal just for the toy.
9. I still own a VCR.
10. I think panties and a t-shirt is the sexiest lingerie.
11. I think Progresso clam chowder is pretty darn good.
Name 11 new awardees (and notify them of the award).  
Simply Chic....I just love her style!
Newly Loved ... She's so cute!
Satin and Salt... She's quite a dresser and decorator.
My Peace of Jewelry....She's a jewelry designer and a sculptor.
Material Fixations... I really like how she brings attention to things I might otherwise miss.
The Other Side...She questions "fashion".
Science of Styling... This girl knows how to thrift!
H&K Style Journey... A mother/daughter blog; how awesome is that?
Style That Moves...I wish I'd dressed like this in my 20's
One Sister's Rant...She just so real and I love her dog Roxy!
Thrifted or Scripted...I love her easy going style, and she's a thrifter, yay!

Ask 11 new questions of the next awardees:
 1. You just found $20 in the pocket of your winter coat you forgot was there. What will you do with it?
2. What’s the best thing to make with lemons?
3. I can’t eat a hamburger without _________?
4. What item do you most want for your wardrobe this fall?
5.  What was your most memorable Halloween costume…?
6.  What colors if any, do you never wear together?
7. You’re given 1000 popsicle sticks (craft sticks) what can you make with them?
8. What book or movie would you like to change the ending of?
9. What’s for dinner tonight?
10. If you could have one piece of famous art work for your home, what would it be?
11. Which Would you rather have, a cabin in the woods, a beach house or a loft in New York?

Here are the terms for accepting the award:
  1. The new nominee must post 11 things about him/herself.
2. Answer the 11 questions from the person who gave you the award.
3. Choose 11 new nominees and link them in your post.
4. Create 11 questions for the bloggers you've nominated.
5. Go and tell them that they've been nominated.
6. No tag back! (I don't really know what this I ignored it.)


  1. Congratulations! You deserve the recognition.

    Your answers are very amusing. And many of your links are new to me, which is enough of an excuse to delay going into work while I explore new blogs. You're a bad influence, Sheila!

  2. Have fun Ally. They really are great blogs.

  3. Well first of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the nomination! We will definitely work on a post for you over the weekend. These posts are so much fun because we get to learn more about you, discover new blogs along the way, and have some fun answering questions not always related to fashion.

    You are so right, Painting With Bob Ross is really soothing and relaxing!

    1. Can't wait to see your nominees. I really do think a mother/daughter blog is a great idea.

  4. Thank you so much for the nomination, Sheila, how cool! I will do you the honors of a great post to accept the award and love the fact that I will get to connect with some awesome new bloggers! Stay tuned for the kudos:)

    1. Love your easy going, lake side life style. Can't wait to see more.

  5. Oh my gosh, I am so excited! My first nomination! yay! Thank you so much. I will totally be doing this in a few days.

  6. Congratulations!! I loved reading more about you. I too am a big Bob Ross voice fan. He's kind of like a drug.

    1. OMG, yes. He actually puts me in a trance. Would you believe I bought some DVDs of his, not because I want to learn to paint, but just so I could watch him for 2 hours uninterrupted! I'm I nuts or what?

  7. Your answers and facts were really fun reading. I'm with you about Bob Ross. Most of your facts echo similar feelings that I have. And your questions are great! I look forward to checking in on your new nominees.

    1. Thanks Melanie. They're all great blogs.

  8. Congrats!! That's the fun part about these things- I get to learn more about you!! There's a great PBS project that you must check out if you haven't already. Google Bob Ross remixed PBS Digital Studios and enjoy!! I loved the one with Julia Child and Mr. Rogers as well. I'm going to check out your nominees but it might have to be next week.

    1. Wow. I'll have to be on the look out for that Jean. Thanks.

  9. A well-deserved award. I love the smell of line-dried laundry too!

  10. Thanks for the kudos. Never thought I'd get a Liebster Award. I got to be honest never heard of it, but I do speak German and if you translate the word into English, Liebster means "dearest". Thanks for the dearest award and I will pay it forward to the blogs I like. I am looking forward to answering the questions as well as creating new ones.

    1. Thanks Zalina. Now I know what it really means. Well, I'll still have it with a baked potato :)

  11. Lady, first of all, congratulations on your award! I thoroughly enjoyed reading these fun facts about you! I think this is the best part of this type of recognition--readers are able to get to know the blogger on a more personal level. I would also like to say thank you for nominating me! I am tickled pink and little Roxy is over the moon at having gotten a shout out as well! We feel like celebrities right about now. Methinks that's a good thing! ha! Thank you, lady! :)

    1. Thank you Bella. I really enjoy visiting your corner of the blogsphere. Hugs to you and Roxy.

  12. Congrats on your award! (I thought Melanie had given me a lobster too!) Nice to know we're on the same list...and it's so much fun to read all your answers and new questions. Plus I've got a whole other list of bloggers to check out. Cheers.

  13. Congratulations to you too Pao. I'll check out your list too.

  14. thanks so much for the nomination!!! and congrats on receiving the award. i agree with you about the lingerie :) i also think it looks good with a white button down.

  15. Thans for nominating me, that's so amazing, I'm really flattered, but I was already nomnated! See the article on my blog. Love getting to know you!
    Material Fixations

  16. You are so very clever and congratulations on the award. Well deserved.

  17. My fave aspect of the Liebster awards is discovering new bloggers, although I like discovering new things about my fave bloggers, too :)

    I can't remember my second grade teacher or second grade. Is this Alzheimers?

  18. Thank you so much for nominating me! I'm working on picking my nominees right now! :)

    -Mary @

  19. Congrats to you, co-Liebster-winner-via the fabulous Melanie and fellow fan of Bob Ross!