Monday, February 11, 2013


"Liebster" is German, with the approximate translation of "favorite" or "dearest". The Liebster Award is a fun and friendly way to pay it forward to up and coming bloggers with less than 300 followers. There's no voting or judging; only appreciation and kindness. These bloggers deserve recognition for their wonderful blogs.  I was stunned and overwhelmed when my friend Tierney nominated me! I still don't have the words to fully express the emotion that I experienced when she emailed me. 

Since part of the rules on this are you can't tag the person who nominated you back, I would like to share a link to Tierney's fantasic blog: Silver Trumpet Style  Not only is she a dear friend, but she is a talented artist as well. Making everything from quilts for Project Linus, bags and mug matt's in her etsy shop, to wonderful hand knits for her family.  Not to mention she has been doing a wonderful job test knitting for me!  And is the reason that I started this bl

**Here are the details on receiving this award**

  1. When you receive the award, and choose to accept it, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions from the person who nominated you.
  2. Pass the award on to 3-5 other bloggers (who have less than 300 followers) and let them know they've been nominated.
  3. Create 11 questions for these 3-5 bloggers to answer.
  4. Link them in your post.
  5. No tag backs!

    11 Random Things about myself:
    1. My husband is my very best friend in the world.
    2. Sometimes I tend to be a little too outspoken.
    3. I will always stand up for a friend and am very loyal.
    4. I can back up a trailer better than a lot of guys can! 
    5. I love to paint, and enjoy changing the color of a room. 
    6. I am a very fussy eater and turn my nose up at a lot of foods. 
    7. I must have at least one cup of coffee in the morning to get the day started. 
    8. Im not saying Im OCD with cleaning, but Im not saying Im not either...
    9. I love horror movies, not the slasher type, but the really creepy ones. 
    10. I am afraid of spiders, monkeys and clowns                  

    11 questions my Liebster Nominator Tierney wants me to answer:
    11 Questions for my three Award Nominees:
    1. What are you too chicken to try?  I think that would be #2, no worms for me thank you.
    2. Have you ever eaten a worm? No.
    3. What's your preference: a real book or an e-book?  e-book, I don't like the feel of printed paper.
    4. As a child, what was your favorite story? The Princess and the Pea
    5. What's the last song you listened to? Not sure, I tend to tune things out.
    6. If you could only eat one food for ever and ever, what would it be? Fried Scallops from the Yorktown Pub.
    7. Where is your Mother's Mother originally from, and have you been there? Brooklyn, yes many years ago.
    8. What's the best and worst thing about blogging? Best is getting to meet so many wonderful people.  There is a worst thing?  I haven't found anything yet!
    9. What ritual do you turn to when you want to feel all cozy and relaxed? Cocoa, knitting, and cuddling under a blanket with Andy.
    10. What 3 words best describe you? Loyal, friendly, creative.
    Tierney forgot question 11 ;) 

    11 Questions for my three Award Nominees:

    1. What inspires you?
    2. What is your favorite book?
    3. Red or white wine?
    4. Cake or pie? 
    5. If you could go anywhere, where would that be? 
    6. Do you like scary movies? 
    7. What is the best advice someone has ever given you? 
    8. What inspired you to start blogging?
    9. Salty or sweet snacks?
    10. What 3 words best describe you?

    The Big Finale...I'm nominating these 3 extraordinary Blogs:
    A Cultivated Nest I love her decorating ideas and money saving tips!
    Doodles in String Beautiful patterns and knits.
    Multiple Food Allergy Help My dear friend Jenny started this site to help parents of children with multiple food allergies.  There is a lot of information and great advice here.


    1. Woops! Number 11. What's one thing you remember learning as a child (like tying your shoes or riding a bike)?
      (Thanks for not pointing out the other Number 11. I forgot!) My head must have still been in the clouds from all the fun of this award!
      Congratulations Lara and you've done a fantastic job with this post - your accolades put my head right back in the clouds - you rock! Going over to visit your Nominees now. :) xo t

    2. 11. I remember my Dad. He died when I was 5 and I still can remember a lot of things we did together.

      Thank you so much Tierney :)

    3. Hi Lara!


      Thank you so much for choosing my blog! I'm just thrilled that you think so highly of it!

      1. Manuela, your blog is my go-to place for great ideas!