Wednesday, 3 October 2012

My first blogging award - the Liebster Award!

I was so excited that the lovely Allison from UtterleyOrganised: Business + Lifestyle + Events chose to nominate my pre-blog Facebook page for a Liebster Award way back on the 8th August 2012. Life has been a bit hectic since then so I’m just getting around to “paying it forward” now...  oh well, better late than never!

So what is a Liebster Award? The award is given to support and recognise up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers (on their blog) or likers (on their Facebook page). The word “Liebster” apparently has German origins and is reported to mean sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. By following some basic rules (answer 11 questions set by your nominee, write 11 questions of your own and pass the award onto 11 other bloggers to answer) it enables readers to get to know new bloggers and connect with a wider audience.

Allison’s questions for me were:
1. What is your all time favourite movie?

This was a really hard first question for me as I’m not really a huge movie buff. But I do recall absolutely loving The Man From Snowy River growing up and wanted to learn the piano just so I could play the theme song.

2. Did you finish High School?

I completed High School and had no idea what I wanted to do so I enrolled in a Bachelor of Health Science degree but deferred for a year first. I was only 17 and felt I needed a year to get my driver’s licence, get some money behind me and grow up a bit before moving out of home. During my first year at Uni I completed work experience in different allied health fields and decided to transfer across to the Bachelor of Speech Pathology degree which I completed 4 years later.

3. What was your first job?

My first job was as a babysitter and I started this when I was about 14 years old. My mum would drop me off and the people I was babysitting for would drive me home. I sometimes would babysit for up to 6 hours and be excited to come home with a $20 note!!! How things have changed!

4. Are you a bit of a hoarder, or do you like to get rid of everything?

Ha ha ha! Hoarder is such a nasty word, isn’t it? Ok, so I may have too much stuff but since having two children and accumulating twice as much stuff as before I am now on a de-cluttering mission to simplify our home and get organised! I am 9 days into The Organised Housewife’s 20 days to organise and clean your home challenge and I’m loving the results so far. It is certainly a work in progress but I’m getting lots of inspiration and motivation from organising blogs to keep me on track.

5. How many children do you have?

We have two delightful boys – Master two-and-a-half and Master one. They look like twins born 18 months apart but have totally different personalities. Master two-and-a-half is a real thinker just like his Daddy while Master one is a little social butterfly just like me!

6. Do you have a hobby that you pursue?

I love walking, cooking and travelling but since having kids the hobby at the top of my list would have to be reading. It is both something I enjoy for learning and relaxation but I also use it as a sneaky procrastination tool! I love reading books, magazines, blogs, anything! Blogging is a new hobby which satisfies both the reader and writer in me. I’m really enjoying documenting our parenting journey and sharing it with new people but am struggling to find the time to blog on a regular basis.

7. How old were you when you got your first mobile phone?

I was 18 years old and my brother had to go guarantor for me as at that stage I didn’t even have a credit card. It was an NEC Fido and I thought I’d finally grown up when I got one!

8. How often do you see your friends?

We are lucky enough to have quite a few different friendship groups where we live. On average we see our friends 1-3 times a week and that includes play dates with mother’s group/friends, lunch/dinner with friends who also have kids and our weekly Dinner Club where we are the only couple with children.

9. What 3 words would you use to describe you?

(I cheated and asked my hubbie this one) Loving, conscientious, mummy

10. Coke or Pepsi?

I used to drink Diet Coke and Coke Zero but reduced my caffeine intake to one coffee a day while trying to fall pregnant and have since lost the taste for fizzy drinks! I’m now mostly a coffee girl.

11. What is your favourite piece of clothing you own?

I am a fashion tragic! My favourite piece of clothing would have to be the Intimo LBD Skirt. Prior to having my babies I used to wear it as a dress, but during my pregnancies and ever since it has dropped to a super comfortable (and tummy flattering) ¾ length skirt!

My nominees (in no particular order):

Questions for my nominees:

1.      How long have you been blogging/had a Facebook page for?

2.      Why did you start blogging?

3.      What should you be doing right now, instead of blogging?

4.      Name 3 items you could grab from where you are sitting

5.      Are you a morning or evening person?

6.      What book are you currently reading?

7.      Where were you born?

8.      How many times in your life have you moved and where to?

9.      Are you a coffee or tea drinker?

10.   What is the next country on your travel wish list?

11.   Are you spontaneous or a planner?


  1. Thanks so much for the nomination! I'm thinking about all my answers and who I'll nominate already :) Can't wait to do my post :)

    1. You're welcome! Looking forward to reading your post too.

  2. Thanks so much for nominating me! I love your answers. I'm looking forward to doing my post :-)

    1. A pleasure! Let me know when your post is up so I can read it too.

  3. Replies
    1. No worries! I hope it brings some new readers your way.

  4. Aw how lovely to be nominated, thank you! Now to find the time to respond with one of my own..!

    1. You're welcome! I know, it took me almost 2 months but I got there in the end :) I keep reminding myself that for me blogging is a journey not a race!

    2. Likewise! such a sweet gesture - thanks again Mel!