My Nomination for the Liebster Award

My Nomination for the Liebster Award

The Liebster Award


For those of you that have been following my blog from the beginning this post is going to stand out a little from the others. That is because this post is not about homeschooling or parenting. Instead, I am honored to share with you that I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Alyson of Down Home Decor and More. Click here for a link to her blog and that post!

Alyson is an amazingly talented writer that speaks from her heart. I have been impressed by her blog in the short time that we have gotten to know each other. I feel like she has a talent for what she does and is a truly genuine person.

What is the Liebster Award?


As stated on their website, The Global Aussie

“The Liebster Award 2017 is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.”

As part of accepting the nomination for the Liebster Award, I have some things I am asked to do. First, is to give you 10 random facts about myself.


10 random facts about myself


  1. I am lefthanded
  2. I own an African Grey Parrot
  3. I have been married for 15 years
  4. I love the outdoors
  5. I have been homeschooling for 8 years now
  6. My favorite kind of music is country
  7. I do not like fruit of any kind
  8. I rarely wear make-up
  9. I am an avid geocacher
  10. I love fishing


Next, Alyson asked me some questions.


What is the scariest thing you have ever experienced?

I think the scariest thing I have ever experienced was when I moved out on my own for the first time. Back then I didn’t own anything more than what would fit into my pick-up truck and barely knew anyone where I lived. To carve a life out of nothing was scary. To not have anyone or anything to fall back on was very scary.

What is the furthest you have traveled?

The furthest I have ever traveled would be to see my family in Louisiana. Since we live in Oregon each time we drive down there it is quite the experience. 3 days driving with bored teenage boys in the car. We try to make it more interesting by visiting out of the way places and geocaching along our route.

Have you ever traveled to visit a place you read about in a book?

I have never traveled to visit a place I have read about in a book, but I would love to visit Hogwarts. **wink, wink**

Who inspires you?

I would have to say, several people. I am inspired by the strength of my mother, the work ethic of my husband, the humor of my youngest son, and the wisdom of my oldest boy. So many people in my life have inspired me to be the best that I can be and to continue to try hard every day.

Do you prefer walking or driving?

I would rather walk. You tend to see more when you are using your own two feet. You can experience the outdoors and get more out of it.

What is your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure would be fishing. If you ask my boys what I would rather be doing they will tell you, “FISHING”.

What do you hope people remember about you?

That I was an honest and sincere person. That I always had the best of intentions

Do you like milk chocolate or dark chocolate better?

Definitely, milk chocolate.

What experience in your life has changed you as a person?

When I became a mom.  My life was on a whole different course when I became a mom. Suddenly a career didn’t seem quite as important as spending every minute with my two boys.

Tea of coffee?

Neither, I would rather drink water with lemon

What is your favorite memory?

This is a tough question. How do you fit a lifetime of memories into just one answer? I think one of my most favorite memories would be the Solar Eclipse of this year. Our family spent the morning in the front yard watching the entire eclipse. We had a little over a minute of totality.  The overwhelming experience was breathtaking and something I will never forget.


My nominees for the Liebster Award


Andrea from Adventures with Andrea

Katrina from Mama Smitty’s Corner

Elizabeth from The Darling Diaries

Melveena from Savey Mommy

Amanda from Retro Modern Mandee


Here is my list of 11 questions for them.


  1. Why did you start a blog?
  2. How did you choose your niche?
  3. Book or movie?
  4. What is your favorite kind of candy?
  5. If you could go anywhere real or make-believe where would it be?
  6. What was your biggest challenge in life and what did you do to overcome it?
  7. Are you a dog person or a cat person?
  8. What are your hobbies?
  9. If you could meet one celebrity who would it be and why?
  10. Are you an introvert, extrovert, or combination of both?
  11. What is your most favorite thing to do at the end of a hard day?


For those of you that have been nominated


Please comment on this post to accept my nomination. Then visit The Official Rules of the Liebster Award 2017 to find out more information. Answer my questions on your Liebster Award Nomination Post and make sure to link me back to your post.

I am looking forward to your answers. This could be the beginning of new friendships.  Let’s help each other out and have a good time doing it!

Update:  Just as I was putting the finishing touches on this post I was notified that I was nominated a second time by Ana Jacqueline.  Thanks for much for the nomination!

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