Thursday, January 31, 2013

Awwwwww ... I'm honored!

Denise over at Soup Spice Everything Nice blog (eat something before visiting!!)
nominated me for Liebster Blog Award!

Starting a blog and getting an audience is hard work.
If you google the Liebster Award, you will see a lot of posts
out there from folks who were nominated, but very little
about the original site/post that started it all.
Be that as it may, it's nice to get inbound links!!

So, without further ado, I shall get on with the business end of this!
The rules:

1. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you
3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate
4. Choose 11 blogs with less than 200 followers and link them in your post.

hmmmm ... I like how the background color of Denise's blog
came along with my copy and paste of the rules!

Me, At Random ...

1.  I love the state of Montana (but I live in Texas)

2.  I currently have two of the cutest grandchildren on this earth ... really!

3.  I love early 20th century women's fashion ... 
Downton Abbey is one of my current faves because of the costuming.

4.  I think Leonard Cohen is the bomb!

5.  I overly think a lot of things. Sometimes I drive myself crazy, 
but sometimes I save myself from trouble through research
(i.e. HYPP in the horse my daughter will be getting next week).

6.  I love lacey things, especially making them.

7.  I hate to fly.

8.  I need to exercise more.

9.  The Arts and Crafts movement is my all-time favorite.
William Morris was the bomb!

10.  I've adopted the "Primal" lifestyle.

11.  I like the number 11. Prime at its best!!

OK ... now for the questions Denise asked of me

1. Where have you been? Your favorite travel destination?
Lots of places here in the states, but only a few drives into Mexico
and Canada way back before passports were required.
Yellowstone Park is, by far, one of the most fascinating places I've been.
2. What is your favorite herb?
3. What is your can't miss TV show?
Why, Downton Abbey, of course!
I couldn't wait for all of season 3 to air on my local PBS
so I bought the DVD and finished watching last night.
I will not spoil ... but I am still stunned!!!!!!!!!!!
4. What is your favorite vegetable?
hmmmm ... I like a lot. Kale for nutrition. And broccoli.
5. Do you have any pets?
Nino, aka as MUD on this blog.
6. Sweet or Unsweet Tea?
Unsweet ... with a chug of lemonade added!
7. What is your favorite Holiday?
As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, holidays don't mean anything to me.
Every day is special.
Personally, my wedding anniversary, June 8th. It will be 34 years!
8. Who is the person(famous, dead or living) you would most like to have over for dinner?
At the moment, I would love to pick the brain of Buck Brannaman.
9. What kind of music do you enjoy?
I like all sorts! As long as the lyrics are clean and do not promote violence.
10. What is your favorite taste? Sweet or Savory?
Savory ... all the way. Umami rules!!
11. What is your favorite Season?
Gee ... that's a hard one.
It's been 34 years since I lived in a place that had more than 2.5 seasons.
I love summer for swimming.
I love fall for its color.
I love winter for its fun in the snow.
I love spring for its warmth and flowers.
If I had to pick one, it would be spring.

My 11 Questions for My Nominees to Answer:

1.  What's your favorite book and why?
2.  Give me your all-time favorite quote.
3.  What's your favorite animal and why?
4. What do you collect?
5.  Who do you most admire and why?
6.  What's your worst vice?
7.  What's your best trait?
8.  What's your favorite sport?
9.  What's your favorite color and why?
10.  Name one of your pet peeves.
11.  What makes any particular day special for you?

And now ... the Nominees:
These are new discoveries for me and
have less than 50 followers (at this moment in time)
and deserve a LOT more!!

1.  Crawford Clan Weekly
2. Acedia's Knits and Crochets!
3.  Bird's at My Feeders!
4.  Blue Heron Quilts
5.  Too Much Yarn Not Enough Time
6.  The Pink Chronicles
7.  The Little Housewife That Stitches ...
8.  The Knitting Assassin!  (love that name!!)
9.  ScrappinHappy is ...
10.  Terry's Life
11.  Red Dancer Studio

Last words ....
Wow ... this post was a LOT of work!
But that's a good thing.
As for the 11 nominated, please don't stress over doing the same.
Participate only if you really want ... and have the time.
But I felt your blogs deserved an inbound link and
if you know anything about optimizing your blogs,
you know the value of an inbound link.
At least, one NOT coming from a link farm. ~wink~


Denise @ Soup Spice Everything Nice said...

Hilary, I loved reading your answers. We share the same feelings about Savory Foods and the Seasons. Oh and William Morris! Nothing I wanted to be an interior designer in high school I wrote an English paper about him my senior year. I also painted a platter with one of his patterns for a silent auction the food bank was having. His is the bomb! Thanks for participating it is fun WORK!

Denise @ Soup Spice Everything Nice said...

Knowing I wanted to be an interior designer... I don't like typos!

Kelly said...

Wow! I feel like I almost KNOW you! Love the candid answers. I'm a native Texas now living in Minnesota! I love Texas...always will. But I do love my 4 seasons up here in the midwest.

Sue H said...

Thanks for the award! :-) I will have to get busy responding to that!

SueH The Knitting Assassin!
Twitter – @Librarymaid

Norma Jean said...
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Norma Jean said...

Thank you! I am honored! I will be working on this near the end of the week!

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