Monday, December 17, 2012

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Liebster Award - Thanks for the Nomination!

I have been blessed to be nominated by two wonderful bloggers.  My 1st nominator is Theresa from "She Waddles Like a Duck - my fitness journal, one waddle at a time".  My 2nd nominator is Renee from Blissful Days Ahead.  To both of you - I love your blogs & I thank you for the nomination(s)!

What a fun idea and great way to welcome new bloggers!  Looks like the "Liebster Award" is a "pay it forward" award that helps new bloggers with less than 200 followers.

"Liebster" is a German word for - lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.  As a new blogger I'm thankful for the help!  (This is long so feel free to scroll down to the bottom for my nominees.  I'm sure my answers are riveting but...)

Here are the rules if you choose to accept the award:

Answer 11 questions from the nominator.
List 11 random facts about yourself.
Create and answer 11 questions for your nominees.
Nominate 11 new bloggers.  (11 might seem like a lot so do the best you can - I only listed 8.  Reia)

11 questions from Theresa at "She Waddles Like a Duck - my fitness journal, one waddle at a time":

11.  What is your favorite book?  I love to read all kinds of books - my favorite would have to be my Bible though.
10.   If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?  YoYo Ma
  9.  What is your favorite color? Blue
  8.  How many brothers/sisters do you have? Two Sisters (both younger than me)
  7.  What is your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving
  6.  Do you prefer to shop online or in store? Online - definitely!
  5.  What is your favorite physical activity? Walking
  4.  Summer or winter? Our "Deep South" winter
  3.  What is your favorite type of music? Blues and Jazz
  2.  What kitchen appliance could you not live without? Coffemaker - hands down!
  1.  Do you have any pets? No but we dog sit - it's kind of like grandchildren - you enjoy them & then they go back to mama.

11 questions from Renee at Blissful Days Ahead:
  1.  What is your favorite thing about blogging?  I've discovered some amazing bloggers!
  2.   What is your favorite thing about yourself?  I'm an eternal optimist and always look for the silver lining in every person and every situation.
  3.  If you could have a super power what would it be? Love - Love conquers just about everything!
  4.  What state do you live in? Georgia - near the coast
  5.  What is your favorite childhood memory? Anything we did with the entire family.  My dad was a cut up, my mom was a Southern Belle and my sisters were fun to be around.
  6.  What is your biggest fear? That I won't be what my children/grandchildren need me to be in their lives.
  7.  If you could go on vacation anywhere, where would it be? I'd head to the mountains of GA/NC/TN/VA.
  8.  What is your favorite color? Blue
  9.  What is your favorite food? Pizza
10.  Do you do anything crafty? Tell us about it.  I love to quilt & cross stitch, I can sew & I'd love to be a better knitter. 
11.  Name the top 5 things on your bucket list.  The three that are most important to me are - Visit Niagara Falls, Publish a book, Document my Family Tree.  Looks like I need to work on my bucket list.  Hmm.......

11 facts about me:

11.  I love open skies.
10.  I love a good hot cup of coffee or flavored tea.
  9.  My "comfort" movies are Miss Marple/Marple, Poirot and Midsomer Murders.
  8.  I enjoy "people watching" - anywhere.
  7.  I'm looking forward to Season 3 of Downtown Abbey.
  6.  I could stay in a library for a week or two if given food, water and a restroom.
  5.  I love solving puzzles and my family tree is the best puzzle I've ever worked on.
  4.  I love to quilt.
  3.  I enjoy my FarmVille farm(s) on Facebook.
  2.  I'm a piano instructor and church musician.  While I can sing and I can play the keyboard - I can't do both at the same time well.
  1.  I try to find something good in everything I experience.

11 questions for my nominees (along with my own answers):

11.  Favorite Activity when you have a moment of spare time - Listen to music
10.  Favorite Place you've traveled to - Gettysburg, PA
  9.  Favorite Restaurant - Fuddruckers
  8.  Favorite Websites - Amazon, Classics for Kids
  7.  Favorite Activity to do with Children?  Explore (parks, stores, museums, etc.)
  6.  Favorite "Natural" food?  Flax Seed
  5.  Favorite Holiday movie?  Christmas in Connecticut
  4.  Favorite Crafting activity?  Anything with Mod Podge
  3.  Favorite Animal (pet or found in a zoo, etc.) - Peacock
  2.  Favorite Item(s) to Collect - old Pfaltzgraff and silverplate spoons
  1.  A Favorite Quote“An optimist is a man who spends his last dollar to buy a new billfold.”

Before you read my list of nominees - let me say...I've been following these blogs and they are truly amazing.  I hope you'll become a new follower also.  They continually uplift me and share their lives with their readers.  To my nominees - thank you for your time and your words.  Please take this nomination as the compliment it's meant to be.  Please feel free to continue passing the nomination forward or not - it's totally up to you.  Reia

(I love them all & I bet you will too.)  My 8 Nominees for the Liebster Award:

  1.  In the Sweet Sunshine
  2.  Much Ado About Somethin'
  3.  Rustic ReDiscovered
  4.  Writing My Dreams
  5.  Walking in My Shoes!
  6.  Mommy Unwired
  7.  Henry's Mom Blogs
  8.  Let Go and Flourish

#9 & 10 - well, I know them & just love them.  #11 is my 3 part list of blogs I follow - so far.  (I didn't want to leave anyone out.)

  9.  Literally Inspired (This is my daughter's blog.  She is my inspiration to blog plus she has the cutest pictures of my grandson, Landon, on it.)

10.  Creative Carmella  (Be sure to read the marvelous work she's doing providing coats to school children in her area.  The post about her giving is here.)

11.  From my South Country Sides blog - here are 3 lists of amazing blogs I've discovered over the last few months.  Some of the wonderful 8 above are found in Part 3... Bloggers and Their Amazing Blogs - Part 1Part 2 and Part 3.

Thanks for visiting!  Reia


Marie Bulatao said...

Hi, Reia! Thank you so much for the Liebster Award! Cheers and Merry Christmas!

reiadm said...

I LOVE your blog! I look forward to reading more from your blog. Cheers and Merry Christmas to you also!

Annmarie Pipa said...

congrats on your award. It is fun to read and learn about fellow bloggers!!
my son goes to Gettysburg college...we love to visit there too.

reiadm said...

Annmarie Pipa from - thanks for your comment. I just loved the quaintness, the history, the geography - it was a wonderful place to spend time in. Your son is very blessed.

If there's an award for an amazing blog with a large following, you would win it! :-)

reiadm said...

I forgot to add Marie's blog to my reply. Marie is from

Michelle Ramsey said...

Reia, congratulations on your nomination. And thanks so much for nominating me in return. What an honor and such a humbling experience. I truly appreciate you following & commenting on my blog it means a lot to me. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

reiadm said...

Thanks, Michelle from - I enjoy your blog and commenting is easy - you have some really good things to say!

Much Ado About Somethin said...

Reia! Thank you so much for the nomination! This is the first I've heard of the Liebster Award - so much fun!

I'm working on my reply now and will let you know when it's posted!

You're the best!

reiadm said... - I meant it as a compliment. Please don't feel any pressure because of it. It took me a while to pull mine together and post it. Reia

Much Ado About Somethin said...

Reia - I took it as one! :) Thanks!

Here's my answers to your questions!

Terri S. Vanech said...

Love getting to know you this way! Thanks for sharing!