The Liebster Award

So a fun thing has happened over the past two weeks, This M Word was nominated twice for the blogosphere’s Liebster Award! I was thrilled for the first, it was affirming of my choice to start writing again, then when the second came I was giddy. So thank you Country Road Abode and Cheese Acres Farm for the nominations, I’m very grateful!


A few facts about the award:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger who has nominated your blog and be sure to display your award!
  2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger has asked you.
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 11 blogs that have 200 or less followers and you feel are deserving of the award.
  5. Let the bloggers know that you have nominated them.
  6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

So here are the questions from Country Road Abode since they nominated me first.

  1. What’s your favorite thing about where you live? The gorges and wildlife! In a word: Stunning.
  2. What is your favorite post you’ve ever written? (leave a link!) CP – In the Eyes of a Two Year Old
  3. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A scientist, specifically a doctor. I got a biology degree and loved it!
  4. What was the first blog you started reading? Oh tough one, A well known one, The Prairie Homestead, and one a little less well known perhaps, Little Catholic Bubble.
  5. What movie do you think should have a sequel? Ok, so I don’t know. It’s been ages since I’ve seen a movie. Lame I know!
  6. If you could be a member of any TV-sitcom family or group, which would it be? Well, I suppose Friends is a group I could deal with best 😉
  7. What’s your favorite song? This really shifts with my mood, so I don’t have a single favorite!!
  8. What is the worst job you’ve ever had? Worked at Target in Washington, D.C. for two days. Craziest two days of my life…Perhaps I’ll write about that one day.
  9. Do you collect anything? Nope
  10. What is the best compliment anyone has ever given you? An Italian in Paris walked up to me with a rose and said in Italian “You are beautiful.” Definitely one of the more romantic moments in my life (sorry Joe!!)
  11. How far away from your birthplace do you live now? Well I’m in NY State and I was born in Texas. Some family is still in denial I’m up north!

11 Random Facts about myself:

  1. I was born in Texas, and I am southern but I don’t have any accent. At. All.
  2. I speak French, and try to incorporate certain ideologies into our living.
  3. My husband and I are both biologists, but neither of us went into research.
  4. I live in Central NY, near tons and tons of gorges.
  5. I’m fairly introverted but tend to put myself in situations that force extroverted actions. Basically I’m learning to better socialize in large groups!
  6. My husband does all the canning in our house. I just can’t focus when I try to do it.
  7. I’m an only child, but my husband has three other siblings.
  8. My real name is Amanda but friends call me Mandy. I went with the nickname in 6th grade and have yet to switch back.
  9. Many people upon hearing my name think of Mandy Moore and then proceed to inform me that I look like her or remind them of her. I’m a blonde, for a start…I really think it’s the name folks!
  10. I first learned my love of writing when I was 14, when I was writing descriptive posts based on the Lord of the Ring novels. Really helped my use of language!
  11. I am Catholic, and became so 3 years ago this Easter!

So now for the nominees: I don’t have a ton of time to read, so these are the ones I tend to check out, as you can see not 11 blogs but close!!

  1. True Love and Homegrown
  2. City Country Me
  3. Leaven in the World
  4. 3 Sisters Farm Chick
  5. Green Circle Grove
  6. Little Wife Living the Homesteading Life
  7. My Canning Addiction
  8. Sadie Seasongoods
  9. The Frenzied Fox
  10. Finding Former Glory

Finally to the questions for my nominees!!

  1. What got you into blogging?
  2. What is your passion in life?
  3. If you could visit one country in the world, which one would it be and why?
  4. What season is your favorite?
  5. What is your least favorite chore (inside or out) and why?
  6. What do you hope to be doing with your life 5 years from now?
  7. Would you consider yourself a “go with the flow” or “stick with the plan” type person?
  8. Where do you consider home to be?
  9. If money was no object, what would you do the second you stop typing out your answers to these questions?
  10. What is your favorite meal/food? Do you cook it? If not who does?
  11. Are you a coffee drinker or not?

Ok so that’s it! Be sure to check out the blogs listed and tell them I sent you!!


3 thoughts on “The Liebster Award

  1. I think you guys are great! Love your fb page and blog 🙂 Now tell me please how you can be southern and not “twang”? Lol. The closest I come anymore is the “you guys” from my South Carolina days but other than that you can hear my Georgia drawl a mile away!

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