Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Liebster

First of all I would like to say thank you to Homelight of Spirit Stitch for giving me the Liebster Award. It means a lot that one of my readers, and a fellow blogger, would nominate my blog for an award.

For those bloggers and readers who are unfamiliar with this award, “The Liebster Award" is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The word ” Liebster” comes from German and can mean the sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, most beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.”

Here are the Rules for this Award

Thank the person who nominated you.

When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

Pass the award onto 6 other blogs (while making sure you notify the blogger that you nominated them!) You write up 11 NEW questions directed towards YOUR nominees. 

You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated your own blog!

You paste the award picture into your blog. (You can Google the image, there are plenty of them!)

11 Random Facts

1. My parents were Christian missionaries
2. I spent a lot of my childhood in southeast Asia
3. I have had no formal training to be a shaman outside of books and the spirits themselves
4. I like to cook
5. My specialty is breakfast
6. I have my own business,
7. I am not very good at foretelling the future, but I own two Tarot decks and a set of Oracle cards
8. I love movies, but am still catching up on movies released before the late 90's
9. I have a daughter that is amazing!
10. When I was a kid I wanted to be a paleontologist
11. I have watched "The Lorax" at least 10 times this week because my daughter loves it

Questions from Homelight:
1.  What advice would you give to other bloggers?
The most important thing to do when you decide to start blogging is to keep at it. Try to always post regularly and not have long lapses between posts. I have been guilty of this myself.
2.  If you could live anywhere in the world where would that be?
I don't have any specific place in mind, but I would like to move out of the city and into the country. I would like to buy a little piece of land and start homesteading.
3.  What is your favorite season and why?
Spring. It is so nice to see everything come alive again after the cold winter. Everything looks so much more vibrant.
4.  Last book you read?
Cold Days. The latest Harry Dresden novel by Jim Butcher.
5. Early bird or night owl?
Night Owl
6. 5 things you are grateful for today?
My girlfriend
My daughter
My friends
My health
That I managed to get into nursing school
7. 3 things you can't live without?
Because I have been to Third World countries, I know first hand that a lot of what people think they can't live without, they actually can. My three things: air, water, food
8.  Favorite movie?
So many good ones to choose from, but possibly the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
9.  Vampires or Zombies?
Vampires. Not the sparkly ones though. I don't think they count. I'm currently running a Vampire: the Masquerade table top game for some of my friends.
10.  Favorite vegetable?
Again, so many good ones to choose from. Maybe broccoli. A vegetable that I was only recently introduced to, but is one that I already have come to love is parsnips.
11. Your definition of a witch?
I think I am going to pass on this one since I do not consider myself to be a witch.

My 11 Questions
1. What inspires you to blog?
2. What advice would you give to other bloggers?
3. What is your favorite book?
4. If you won a million dollars what would you do with it?
5. If you could, would you go back to school and for what?
6. What did you want to grow up to be when you were a kid?
7. Have you ever traveled outside of your country of origin?
8. What is your favorite thing to make?
9. If you do magic, what kind do you use most often?
10. If you garden, what is your favorite things about it?
11. What is the ultimate answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything?

My Nominations
Gardening Adventures
Walk the Circle
Book of Shadows and Blessings
Confessions of a Would-be Mountain Woman
Standing at the Centre


  1. Ok, I am needing to blog anyway so you will have the answers to your questions soon.Not sure yet if I can think of 6 blogs to pass this on to but will give it some thought.

    Thanks for the nomination,I often wonder if I still have readers since I get so few comments.

  2. Your blog truly deserved this award too, Green. Congrats.

  3. I have really been enjoying your blog and am so touched you passed on the nom to me. Thank you.