The Liebster

The first time I received a Liebster Award was back in 2012. I had answered all the questions and followed all the rules.. the next few times I just skipped it all with just an acknowledgement to the sweet blogger who nominated me..

Seeing that is has been a long time since I answered some questions about me I thought I'd take this as an opportunity to do so.. but I am skipping all the rules.. I would love to say a big Thank You to Ashley from PrettyHappySweet I am honored.

Now getting straight to it.

11 Random Facts about Me:

1. I am left handed.
2. If I could be buried with something.. I'd like to be buried with books.
3. I got my first gray hair before I was 20.. now I have so many :(
4. When people first meet me they often get a snobby vibe.. it just takes me a little while to open up.
5. And once I get talking there is no shutting me up.
6. If I had the luxury to spend my life doing anything.. I would travel.. everywhere.. with M.
7. On an everyday basis I wear no make up.
8. I am an eldest child
9. Super A Type personality.. I need a plan.. I can't just wing it..
10. I have been waiting for D to be old enough for us to read the Harry Potter books together since I found out I was pregnant.
11. I can speak three languages.

The questions Ashley asked were:

1. Who is your favorite singer or band and why?
Oh I don't know.. I don't think I have one. My taste in music varies greatly.. I can go from listening to AC/DC to Phillip Phillips to Maroon5 all in one afternoon.

2. If you were a cup of coffee, what would your name be?
Strong Black

3) What is you favorite make-up item?
I don't really wear much make up but my favorite go to item is eye liner.

4) What does your ‘go to’ outfit consist of?
Jean and a t shirt.. cute ballet flats.

5) What advice would you give your younger self?
To relax, stop worrying so much and have fun.

6) Where is your favorite place to be?
Home and on vacation.. it one of those things where I ache to travel when I'm home and a few days into the vacation your start to miss home.

7) What is your favorite dessert?
Anything with chocolate.. oh and add peanut butter to it and mmmm yum.

8) What is your favorite thing to blog about?
I love to blog about our recent travels.. our latest house projects but I think my favorite it my year end reviews.. it helps put everything in perspective. Reminds you off all the good that happened through the year.

9) If you were on a deserted island, what 3 items would you want with you?
I think a solar powered ipad with great reception would provide you with a camera, countless books, music..Netflix and I can google how to survive on a deserted island and oh probably also call for rescue. Sun block and some tools so i can crack open a coconut and catch some fish. Who am I kidding I would so not survive.. catch a fish.. ha!

10) What is the best gift you have ever given?
Um.. life to the two little munchkins.. two sons to my husband and just my general awesomeness I bestow upon those near me.. lol. As for actual gifts.. the fact that I have to spend minutes racking my brain trying to think of one probably means I haven't given it yet.. oh no wait. I threw my husband a surprise birthday party inviting all of his old childhood friends.. my husband had not only never had a surprise birthday party before he had never had a birthday party before.

11)What advice would you give to fellow new bloggers?
Blog about what you love. Blog consistently.. it doesn't have to be everyday but have a routine of some sort.. so your readers now when to come back. Read and comment on other blogs.. be genuine.. none of that.. follow me and I'll follow you back nonsense.

I went back to take a look at my first Liebster Award post.. and it delighted me to see that two of the blogs I nominated back then are still blogs I visit and are regular readers of my blog.. that made me smile. thank you.

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Jennifer Hays said...

I think that you and I are a lot alike. I'm the oldest in my family too, for one thing, and I'm definitely a type A personality. I have been told that I'm "aloof" when first meeting me. I don't think that's true at all! I'm just not terribly open until I know people better. I don't trust people easily, for various reasons. I think it's better to be a little guarded in any new situation, personally. It just seems like a good idea. I really enjoyed reading your facts and answers. I like the question about being coffee. I would be Tall Latte. :)

sugarlens said...

So fun to learn a little bit about you. For blogging, I also enjoying writing about our family weekend adventures and vacations. I like reading yours.

Monique | WritingMonique said...

I love this post! And YAY! Another lefty ;)

Your Invisible Crown said...

I love posts like these, with random facts. And how clever of you to take that iPad, I thinks having things to read is one of the most important things to take! And all the other stuff the iPad enables you to do, is a big bonus :-) Of you love chocolate and peanutbutter, you should google Nigella Lawson's snicker peanutbutter muffins, they are heavenly!

sweetsimpleday said...

Enjoyed reading it!! Xo


Stefanie said...

It was fun to read about you. Your comment on my first post was intriguing! I say let it marinate. I do until it feels right to make that change.

2justByou said...

Aaaah...It would be so nice to just spend time travelling every where. This was fun to read! =0)

marilovesgr33n said...

receiving this sort of award is such a great honour, because it means people love you.
congtrats my dear

Emmylou said...

Love this, Hena:) TY for sharing. And I would like that solar-powered iPad too, please! :D

Winscribbles said...

cool, this was a fun read Hena! :)


Midnight Cowgirl said...

Oh, I'm an oldest child, too, and chocolate is amazing :)

Unknown said...

I love reading personal details about a blogger, most of the time we post photos and doesn't really get to showcase who we are. Thanks for sharing!!

~ xo Sheree
IG: @poshclassymom

Joanna Joy said...

Congratulations on your award. Also, thank you for the new blogger tips.


Veronica Lee said...

Congrats on your award. So fun getting to know you more, Hena.

Elle Sees said...

i went grey very early too!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Very cool, I'm a lefty too! And I got my first gray hair (that I know of) when I was 19.


Great to read this and get to know you a bit more. #9 is hilarious, and clever, hehe. Take care,
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Frannie Pantz said...

We sound a lot alike! I am the eldest child as well and I am a total Type A and people always think I am snobby or mad--I'm just shy! LOL

Vanessa said...

Loved reading your answers :) I can get the "pissy/snobby/mean" vibe from time-to-time which sucks, especially when it's people meeting me from the web. A lot of times in general people want you to be constant-happy-smiles or else you don't look happy. It's something I'm working on, haha. I can be very happy-go-lucky inside without having a joker-smile glued to my face. I'm sure it's the same way for you.

meandmr.com said...

Congrats on the award!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Laura Jones said...

i love posts like this, and was so lovely to read your answers:-) and i definitely can give off a snobby vibe as well, as it takes a really long time for me to let people really into my life, haha. xx

Sybil said...

awesome! thanks for sharing these things about yourself! :D

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Janika said...

It was good knowing more about you Hena. I liked your last reply that we need to blog about things we love without worry too much about the so called blogging rules.

Happy mothers day in advance.

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh I love you desert island answer! My husband was asked who he wanted on a desert island for his college yearbook - he said Isambard Kingdom Brunel to help him build a boat!

Jessie said...

We have quite a bit in common! I'm an oldest child, left handed, and love to travel too! Loved all your answers. Haha.

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