Monday, January 7, 2013

So excited to be nominated for a Liebster Award!

Liebster Award - Recognizing New & Upcoming Blogs
I am so excited about being nominated for a Liebster Award!
 I was nominated by: Nikki
at Smart Tarts Learning 
Thanks, Nikki!
 So, what is a Liebster Award? It is an award given by bloggers to bloggers ... a  way of saying- " I appreciate the work you're doing and I enjoy reading your blog... now pay it forward!".  Google it, and you'll see tons of recognized blogs.

The word "liebster" in German means: adj. favorite, preferred above others; liked or loved above others {source:}

Basically this is a way to get new bloggers' {under 200 followers} blogs out there and recognized and to let you in on some facts about the person who spends precious time blogging for the good of others.

So, here are the rules:
  • You must post 11 random things about yourself.
  • You must answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
  • You must create 11 questions for the people that you nominate.
  • You must choose 11 blogs (w/ less than 200 followers) and link them to your post and let them know they were nominated.
  • You cannot "tag back" the other blog, but leave a comment on this post with the URL of your Liebster post so I can learn more about you and see who you nominate.
11 Random things about myself...
  1. I would play tennis every single day if I could- regardless of the weather- and have played in the snow, rain, sleet, frost, windstorms, and sahara-like heat.
  2. I LOVE to organize and beautify things.  
  3. I have a personal laminator and a DYMO label machine- and I'm not afraid to use them.
  4. I have a son at College of Charleston in South Carolina.  He is the president of his fraternity (Phi Kappa Tau) and he loves it there.
  5. I have two Ragdoll cats- LOVE them.
  6. My daughter is a smart, kind-hearted, talented artist (for real).
  7. My husband and I went on our first date on July 4, 1986.
  8. My favorite place in the world is London, England.
  9. I have a freckle in my eye.  
  10. I am a horrible driver.  I cannot remember driving directions.  Ever.
  11. I am a horrible cook... but a great party planner.
My Answers to Nikki's Questions:
What is your favorite thing about blogging?  Connecting with people I do not even know, and helping them in some way.
Do you cook? (See 11 above) If so, what is your favorite thing to make? Take- Out Chinese
Technologically savvy or not? Yes-- Very
Favorite color{s}? Light Purple
Do you collect anything? Books!
What is your favorite music genre & artist?  Everything- lately Mumford & Sons
Which states have/do you live in?  Always a Georgia Girl
Have you always lived there? Yes!
What is your absolute favorite meal?  Mexican
Do speak more than one language? No
What was your favorite subject in school? English/ Creative Writing

Questions for my nominees:
What is your favorite web 2.0 tool or site that could be used for teaching (if you have one)?
Name your favorite young adult or children's book?
Name your favorite adult novel?
Technologically savvy or not?
What area of technology (topic or skill) do you wish you knew more about?
What type of computer/technology do you use? Apple or Other?
Do you collect anything?
What is your favorite music genre & artist?
What is the last thing you bought for yourself that was not a necessity?
What is your favorite vacation location?
What is your absolute favorite meal? 
Who was your favorite teacher and why?

My 11 blogs:
  1. (This one is my daughter's most excellent 4th grade teacher!)