I've Been Nominated

Hola Amigos! Wonderful news this week! I've had the honor of being nominated to the Liebster Award by 3 wonderful ladies and blogs this week. Please pinch me! First I got the good news from Melinda at The Refeathered Roost, then I also got the wonderful news from Julie at I Create Purty Thangs and just last night got the news from another talented lady, Shauna at The Best Blog Recipies! How awesome is that. Not only is an honor to be nominated but also a fantastic feeling of accomplishment of a job well done that is recognized  by your peers as well...I guess I'm officially a blogger now!

If you don't know what a Liebster Award is, it's an award given by bloggers to fellow bloggers with less than 200 followers...it has changed throughout the years...going from 3,000 to 200.

You have to answer 11 questions, post 11 questions to your nominees, post 11 unknown random facts about you  and nominated another 11 blogs On The Rise! Lot's of fun. I wish I could accept all 3, but I really can't come up with random things about me before I start loosing readers...or making the ones that have faithfully stuck with me, fall asleep on their keyboards.

So here it goes...first my Acceptance Speech:
I would like to thank the International Academy of Bloggers for bestowing upon me this honor. I would wear my crown (O.k...in my mind I'm wearing  a crown, a Miss Liebster sash and holding a bouquet of Roses) with respect and attend to the best of my abilities all duties and responsibilities that come with my award. Mom and Dad, thank you for raising a chatter box! To my hubs, thank you for letting me stay at home and fulfill my dreams of playing with glitter, glue and chocolate. And to my kids thank you for providing the material and inspiration for my posts and for saying..."It looks good mom" no matter what!

Now on to my first set of 11 questions and answers posted by Melinda:

1. What's the favorite room in your house?
My favorite room in my house is my 4yo room, I spent a good part of my pregnancy putting it together with an underwater and beach theme. Not that I am a Picasso, but I believe it's imperfection makes it even better because he knows mommy painted it for him. I was done with it just a few hours before going into labor. Talk about great timing!
2.If you could live in any home that is in a televison program, movie or book, which house would you choose?
I would choose to live in Disney's Haunted Mansion! The place rocks..the architecture, the stairwells, the paintings, the ghosts!!! what's not to love!
3.What is the item you dream of bringing home but is too dad-gum expensive?
Well, I hate to say it without sounding materialistic, but diamonds are girls best friends so anything Pink, in the Mohs scale of 10 (diamonds) from Tiffany's would fit the dream!
4.Are you a morning person or night owl?
I'm a night owl for sure!
5.What is your favorite holiday?
Without a doubt Halloween takes the crown as my favorite holiday EVER!!!
6.Do you think I look fat in this? and if you do, why in the world you wouldn't lie to me? Just kidding? One piece or two piece bathing suit?
Well because I'm afraid of asking anyone the first part of the question...the answer to the second part is neither, Now...no, no...I'm don't belong to any nudist club Mi chapter..I just haven't put on  a bathing suit for the last 18 years. Honest truth!
7.What is the next project you are considering for your home?
We moved in into this house 6 years ago and since then every room of the house has been painted in my idea of pretty colors...other people would think my house looks like a rainbow exploded..but my bedroom, still in builder's paint off white...so I think it's time..I just can't decide the color.
8.Are you an extrovert or an introvert?
I think I'm stuck right in the middle..
9.What feeling do you hope your home evokes when visitors enter?
Hopefully not feelings of running out the door right away! lol, comfort, a little element of something unexpected and humorous, but most of all...clean! I don't care if the house is bare...as long as it's clean it's good enough for me!
10. Where is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
Keeping it real...I have to say I haven't visited that place yet. Looking forward to travel there and see the wonders of ancient cultures in places like Machu Pichu, Peru among others...but for now...the opportunities to find that place are still open.
11.What is the greatest Joy you find in blogging?
My readers...getting to know people from all over the world, gathering together in one post is amazing! I'm really looking forward the day I get to meet any of my readers or fellow bloggers...that would be a blast!

Now on to my questions:

1.What is the #1 thing you love most about blogging?
2.What is your all time favorite movie?
3.Are you a Coffee or Tea person?
4.Looking back, which was the best year of your life so far?
5.Beach house or Mountain Cabin?
6. Have you ever visited any other country outside the one you live in? Which one you loved the most?
7.Do you know when to stop talking when you argue or do you go on and on and on like the energizer bunny? 
8.Favorite music era and genre?
9.If you have to pick a super power..what would it be?
10.When was the last time you ate Fast Food and what was it?
11.First or last person to get a joke?

11 Random Facts about me: (oh boy here we go):

I'm stuck in the 80's...my entire iPod library tells the story!
I have to have chocolate everyday...1 m&m or a cup of hot chocolate, but is part of my diet!
I love purple roses and not so much red!
When having Chinese take out...I always order Pork Friend Rice!
I don't know how to swim..I know I grew up surrounded by 2 oceans and countless rivers...shame on me!
I don't own a pair of jeans!
I got Chicken Pox when I was 35 and almost killed me..I mean...for real...I developed severe complications from some preventable childhood disease and it almost sent me to my grave!
I've never seen or read The Wizard of Oz!
My secret wish...learn to ride and own my own bike...my hubs has his own and he has been riding since he was 16!
I have a roach phobia! Can't understand the reason why they were even created!
After the Chicken Pox incident...I'm not afraid of dying but I hate the feeling of hurting the people around me if I pass away, if that makes any sense to you...I saw how sad they all were when I was sick.

And the Nominees Are ( I've always wanted to say this):

I hope all my nominees have as much fun as I did with the questionnaire, the random facts, their own questions, but above all passing along the torch of friendship and camaraderie among the blogging community, big or small we are all part of this beautiful place we call Blog Land!
Congratulations and Have Fun,

Since I'm officially a Blogger I'm Mingling at these Awesome Blog Hops:
The Naptime Review/Like Me on Facebook
Consider Me Inspired/ Like Me on Facebook
My Turn (for Us)/Let's Get Social Sunday


  1. Wow, Lizy, thanks so much for the nomination. I'd seen this award on other blogs and wondered what it represented. The requirements are enormous, and I am really going to need to put my thinking cap on to come up with 11 questions and 11 blogs. Seems everyone is so experienced with lots of followers. I too am passionate about chocolate. My favorite chocolates come from a shop in Lausanne, Switzerland. I will let you know when I post with reference to this award. Thanks from the bottom of my heart. Janet

  2. THANK YOU SO MUCH for nominating me, Lizbeth!! {Like yours, this is also my third nomination in the past week! EEK! I'm pinching myself too!} I so appreciate you thinking of me, bloggy friend! :)
    CONGRATS in your triple Liebster!! ;*) I loved reading your answers and random facts! If you did move into the Haunted Mansion I'd beg for an invitation to your housewarming party! ;) {Great answer! I totally agree, what's not to love?!}

    Thanks again! *Hugs*
    Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

    1. Hi, Lizbeth! :) I wanted to share a link with you to my Liebster post: http://chattingoverchocolate.blogspot.com/2013/03/triple-liebster-love.html
      Thanks again for nominating me!! Hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend :)

  3. Thanks for nominating me! For me this tells me that my followers are actually reading my blog and not just clicking "LIKE". I really appreciate it!

  4. My post is up. Thought I'd share! Thanks for the nomination!

  5. Congratulations, Lizy! Of course, I didn't know what a Liebster Award was but now I do and what an honor x 3!
    Now that I know a little more about you, first - I can't believe you've NEVER seen the Wizard of Oz! When I was growing up, that movie was shown on TV every Easter break (why they showed it at that time of year, I'll never know). Disney has already re-made it into a much darker, more evil version and it is to be released this summer. But the 1936 version is the one you have to see (although the flying monkeys still scare me a little bit to this day and I'm 54 yrs old). It is the very first movie I ever saw on a color TV set when I was 8 yrs old - in fact, I didn't even know that the 2nd half of the movie WAS in color until then. Without delay you MUST see that classic movie.

    1. Sra.Valenzuela! Such a pleasure to see you again! How are you and your family doing? You are not going to believe me, but just yesterday I was thinking about you. This is one of the good things of being such a small blog, I get to connect with my readers in such a way that when I don't see them for I while I miss them! Thank You so much for your kind words. I hope you are now following me on GFC or Facebook...back then when we first met I didn't have any of these available. I will follow your advice and watch the movie..would be one less thing off my bucket list! Warm regards, Lizy

  6. I'm with you - moving into the Haunted Mansion would be the ultimate!

  7. Thank you so much for the nomination... it is a great honour,especially coming from you. I will try to get my post done shortly... and will let you know when it is done. Love seeing into your life.

    1. Take your time Marlys..there are lots of things to do...the important thing is you know the award is yours and you will be wearing your crown as soon as you do your post! Hugs,Lizy