Chickadee Says: Catching Up: Leibster Award

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Catching Up: Leibster Award

Hello Darlings!

While I love going away for long weekends, I always feel like I am playing catch-up for days when I get back. This weekend in Boston was no exception. Trying to hop back into the real world after girls’ nights filled with designer margaritas, Irish pubs, and impromptu karaoke sessions with newfound friends and fellow Boston College alums always proves to be a bit of a challenge. So, first up on my blog catch-up agenda is this post! The darling Jenni, from Jenni My Style, has sweetly nominated me for a Leibster Award. Essentially, the award is a way to explore new and up-and-coming blogs and get to know the writers behind them. As, I’ve yet to do a ‘get to know me’ post I figured this would be fun!

The rules:
- You must post 11 random facts about yourself.
- You must answer 11 questions from the person who chose you.
- You must create a new set of 11 questions for whom you tag.
- You must tag 11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers and let them know. You cannot tag back.

Here it goes: 11 Facts About Myself
  1. I couldn’t live in a home without animals. I currently have two dogs (you all know Tinkerbelle), a cat, a rabbit, and four chickens.
  2. I’m an adrenaline junkie. I’ve gone skydiving and bungee jumping and can’t wait to cage dive with sharks.
  3. I will try any food once, except brain, which creeps me out.
  4. My favorite colors are the colors of sea glass- greens and blues. My header is actually a picture of some of the sea glass I’ve collected over the years. 
  5. My go-to outfit is jeans, a V-neck tissue tee, and a killer pair of heels- lazy but classic.
  6. I love to travel. My first big trip was when I was 12 and I flew to Australia and New Zealand to play in a soccer tournament.
  7. My two favorite smells are the smell of dirt after it rains and the smell of old books.
  8. I collect salt and pepper shakers and teapots.
  9. At Boston College I majored in Communications and English and minored in Philosophy because I couldn’t just choose one.
  10. Crossing completed tasks off of a to-do list gives me great satisfaction. Sometimes I add silly tasks to a list like ‘ brush my teeth’ or ‘get dressed’ just so I can cross them off.
  11. My favorite spice it nutmeg. I will put it on just about everything.
Questions from Jenni My Style:
  1. What made you start blogging? I started blogging as a way to figure myself out. I made a list of New Year’s resolutions and put them in writing to hopefully stick to them. Now the blog has evolved into a place where I curate my favorite things.
  2. Do you have a favorite blog post that you have written? If so, please post a link. I wouldn’t say I have a favorite post, but I love my recipe posts just because they were so much fun to create. My vegetable soup and Valentine’s Day ravioli posts were popular.
  3. Name your favourite skincare product? Argan Oil. I use it for everything. It is all natural and incredibly moisturizing.
  4. Favourite item of make up? I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis but when I do I love to play around with eyeshadow. I love my Urban Decay shadows!
  5. Favourite hair product? Mousse and a sock bun. I have naturally curly hair so if I dab a bit of mousse into damp hair, roll it up into a sock bun and sleep on it I get big bouncy curls that last all day!
  6. Favourite shop to buy clothes? It’s a tie. I love Madewell for their classic staple pieces and Free People to play up my more bohemian side.
  7. Last book you read? Technically, a cookbook. But I love re-reading classics; I’ve been working my way through the complete works of William Shakespeare. 
  8. Summer or Winter? Summer. Jean shorts and a bikini top? Yes please.
  9. Last awkward moment? I honestly can’t remember by last awkward moment. I am such a silly person that they happen all the time but I don’t tend to remember them. I do however have a tendency to wrong-text people very odd messages which lead to rather awkward conversations.
  10. Where would you like to be in 5 years time? Happy. I would also love to be certified as a yoga teacher and a Reiki practitioner with my own studio that caters specifically to children.
My Questions:
  1. What do you love most about blogging?
  2. If you could guest blog for any site which one would it be?
  3. Do you have a pet or a favorite animal? Show us a picture!
  4. What would be your perfect three-course meal?
  5. Mountains or beaches?
  6. What/who is your favorite sports team or player?
  7. Name one beauty item you couldn’t live without. Why?
  8. Who inspires you?
  9. If you could take an all expenses paid trip tomorrow where would you go?
  10. What is your favorite social media platform? Give us your username!
  11. Where do you see yourself in five years? (This one is great, I had to include it!)
My Nominees: (in no particular order)
  1. Marcellus from Personal Best Performance
  2. Caroline from Capture the Cadence
  3. Drew from The Monday Morning Fog
  4. Mathilde from A Parisian Fairytale
  5. Olya from Creative Side of Me
  6. Kat from Love and Ace
  7. Paulina from This Girl Loves Chic
  8. Kate from Raincheck for Timbuktu 
  9. Laura from Heroine in Heels
  10. Aubrey and Melissa from The Tailored Two
  11. Carla and Patricia from Fashion Bohem

Now darlings, you don’t have to write a Leibster post, but do check out and follow some of these other blogs! And if you do write a post let me know about it and leave a link in the comments! Also, I’d love to see everyone’s answers to the questions above! Leave your answers in the comments or a link to your blog!

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