Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Liebster Award

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Yasmeen from Tales of Your Typical Average Girl and Barbs from 300 Days of EnglandI am very grateful for these nominations and will answer both sets of their questions!
This is how it works:

1. Provide a link back to the blogger who nominated you.
2. Post 11 random facts about you.
3. Answer 11 random questions set by the blogger who nominated you.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers [some of my nominations have more] for the award (excluding who nominated you) with 11 questions for them to answer.
5. Let the nominees know that you have nominated them.

11 Facts About Me

NYC April 2013
 1. I love New York City. It is my absolute favourite place to go. We try to go every year, and I feel "homesick" when I'm not there. 
2. I think all humans have the potential for compassion, but am sad when people don’t take the time to realize we are all worthy of being here.
  3. I’ve been with my boyfriend Zach, for 4 and a half years – something I never thought would happen to me so young – but it’s okay, I love it (and him, haha). 
(And he recently got me addicted to the computer game World of WarcraftSo if I drop off the face of the Earth, it’s probably because I am playing that game!)
4. I am currently in my last year of university and cannot wait to be finished with it.
5. My parents are really the best people and I am only now realizing that they are people, and not just my parents. (Like when you think your teachers live at the school, I never thought of my parents as actual humans).
Diamond: "you do not speak unless spoken to!"
6. I have had three cats for 15 years, one of 
which remains now. I miss the two that are 
gone and love them all.
7. I am proud to be Canadian and am grateful
 for the experiences that have been 
afforded to me.
8. I went on a Europe trip in high school with 
Zach and even though it took some negotiating
 to get him to go, we both cannot wait to go
 back. Best trip ever
9. I think everyone should have to work a customer service job at least once in their life,
 to fully understand how important it is to know how to relate to other people.
10. My hair is naturally dark (brown-black) scary curly.
 11. My dad says I am always the calmest person in the room. Unless I am angry, then not so much.


Questions from: Yasmeen of Tales of Your Typical Average Girl 

1. What is the one of the things that makes you the happiest?
Sleeping in. I usually have one day a week that I can sleep until 10:00am or 11:00am, and I love those days!

2. Why did you start a blog?
It was a long time coming. I read a lot of blogs and I find it relaxing, and I always had my own comments and opinions that I wanted to get out there. So, I finally just did it!

3. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?
England and Paris. Those are the two places that I want to go to the most. Europe in general would be ideal, but we will start with those.
4 1/2 year anniversary

4. Whats your favourite ice cream flavour?
Chocolate. By a mile.

5. What do you look for in a partner? (girlfriend or boyfriend)
Respect. Respect encompasses loyalty and honesty, but I think it is important that both partners understand each other and respect who they are.

6. Have you been to any concerts? If yes, then which ones.
Oh man. A bunch! The Backstreet Boys was the first! More recently, we went to Bonnaroo, which is a music festival in the States, and Bluesfest, another music festival that is local. I love concerts and always try to go see Mother Mother when they come to my town (favourite band).

7. If you could have one wish, what would you spend it on?
More wishes? Haha. Wouldn't you?!

8. How many siblings do you have?
None. Or do cats and teddy bears count?

9. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
Hopefully married and in our house with kids. Being happy and fulfilled.
mmm. Foooooood. 

10. Are you happy?
Generally, yes. I have a lot to be thankful for and it is easy to forget what you have when life gets in the way. Not happy when I have to wake up at 6:00am though.

11. Whats your favourite meal of the day? (Breakfast, lunch or dinner).
Lunch. I don’t usually have breakfast (I know! That’s bad!). Lunch is just great cause you can have breakfast food or dinner food and it is acceptable! 


1. Pringles or Oreos?
Pringles. Wait. Oreos..no, Pringles. Ahh I can’t decide!

2. If you could travel back in time, when and where would you go?
I think I would go back to my childhood, only to look back on my younger life as I am today  (a "semi" adult), and seeing my parents in their “hippie” days would be good for a laugh! 

Sylvester the cat (google images)

3. Which famous character (real or fictional) would you cook dinner for?
Sylvester the cat from Looney Tunes (cartoon) because he is my favourite and he was always being undermined by Tweety. I loves him.

4. ... And what would you prepare?
Dinner would be easy! Cat food, which I already have. Easy peasy, haha. Or a nice fish ?

5. If you could change your hair colour for 24 hours, which colour would you pick?
Platinum Blonde! Just because, why not? I would love to know how it would feel.

6. Name something that brightens up your day.
The rare moments that my cat Diamond actually acknowledges my existence and willingly snuggles for a minute. It’s a beautiful thing!

Venice 2011: Friendly Pigeon
Venice 2011: Scary Pigeon
7. What is the furthest place from home you've been to?
Europe. Specifically Switzerland, Italy and France.

8. What was your dream job when you were a kid?
I think Veterinarian. I love animals, but I know now I couldn’t do what they do. That is a special kind of strength.
New Year's Eve 2013-2014

9. What song is your first pick for a karaoke night?
The Hokey-Pokey. Or Titanium by David Guetta ft. Sia.

10. Something you wish you were able to do?
I wish I could fly. Or have magical powers!

11. Do you remember the last handwritten letter you sent?
A whole bunch of Christmas cards! So Christmas 2013 :)


My 11 Questions

1. Donuts or cookies?
2. When was the last time you felt nostalgic?
3. … about what?
4. Have you ever been really, really scared?
5. Are you messy or neat? (Or both? Organized chaos anyone?)
6. What do you hope to accomplish in the near future?
7. What motivates you the most?
8. High heels or flats?
9. Is there something that you are really addicted too or something you just can’t live without?
10. If you could do anything without consequence for 24hours, what would it be?
11. Do you have an expensive item that was worth the money, or was a disappointment? (Could be anything: makeup, a handbag, bed sheets, an appliance, etc…).


I nominate:

1.    Stevie from Stevie Frances Thorp
2.  Karolina from Brunette Waves
3.   Marlee Elyse from Marlee Elyse
4.   Olivia from Olivia’s Catastrophe
5.    Suzy from Fashion Suzyy
6.   Maired from Cosmoopolitan
7.   Ells from Marshmallowscoop
8.   Jamie from Blondeabella
9.   Sascha from The Finest Things
10.   Zoe from Of Zoe
11. Amy from Amy Elizabeth

I hope you enjoyed this (long) post! And thanks again to Yasmeen and Barbs! 

Thanks for hanging out!


  1. Congrats on your Liebster award, you have some lovely nominees too :)

    1. Thanks very much! I think all of my nominees are deserving cause I frequently follow their blogs and they are all awesome :)

  2. loving your pics with le boyfriend!! and yay for italy :P (i totally agree that some of those pidgeons have a twisted mind!)

    1. haha, thanks a lot! Italy was certainly a favourite place for me! The pigeons were just ridiculous, but now I have an awesome and funny memory forever, haha!

  3. Thanks for the nomination! I have a few posts lined up but hopefully I can get this up by the coming Saturday! Also, you sound so nice, wanting every human to know they are here for a reason. I think it's pretty important that everyone knows that too <3 I am from England, and if you get the chance you should definitely try and come by! Lunch is my worst meal of the day grrr.... I like dinner or desert most!

    I'll let you know when I have my post up! Meanwhile you should check out my procrastination/beauty post: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/03/procrastinating-beauty-blogger-tag.html

    1. I would love to see you try this tag! I love your blog :) cause you seem like a genuine and nice person! I can not wait to go to England - hopefully in the coming future! And I forgot about dessert...good point, haha.
      Thanks for the comment :)

    2. Finally got round to posting the post! http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/04/liebster-blog-award-part-2.html

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  5. Hey. Found your blog today. Its amazing!! Your writing is so fresh and adorably nonchalant. You seem to be a really nice person. I am following you for sure! (sorry had to delete the previous comments due to some typing error :P)

    Love Rachna


    1. Haha! "Adorably nonchalant" I like that :P thanks for your lovely comment! Going to follow you now too :)