Friday, February 15, 2013

Liebster Award

I hope you'll forgive me for not posting the usual recipe post for today but I have some other really exciting news that I absolutely could not wait to share! I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Lili of Satin & Scotch! I'm so totally honored and grateful... thank you Lili!! Check out Lili's blog- I love her latest outfit post- she pairs black leather pants with a red plaid shirt and some really cool accessories :)

About the Liebster Award:
The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. Bloggers are nominated by other bloggers as a way to network and recognize newcomers to the blogging world!

  1. List 11 facts about yourself.
  2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger who nominated you gave you.
  3. Ask 11 new questions for your nominees to answer.
  4. Nominate 11 more bloggers with less than 200 followers.
  5. Let each blogger you've nominated know that you have chosen him or her for the award.
  6. Thank the blogger who nominated you and put a link back to his or her blog in your post.
11 facts about me:
  1. I'm a huge Jane Austen fan. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book (and my favorite movie) and my blog is actually named for the two oldest sisters in the book.
  2. I married my highschool sweetheart.
  3. I changed my major three times in college. I started out as a fashion marketing major, switched to English and Secondary Education, then I changed to straight English (and I have a minor in Spanish)... but I still graduated in four years :) 
  4. I love to travel! I've been to Spain, Italy, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic and we're going to Ireland in May!
  5. I'm an aspiring gardener. Last year, I grew tomatoes, peppers, green beans, spinach, and about eight different herbs (this year I'm adding strawberries)!
  6. I love to bake and try to do so at least once a week but baked goods never last long in our house (my husband always brings them into work to share)!
  7. The ocean makes me happy. I grew up going to my Grandparents' house on the beach- you can see the ocean from their deck. It is so calming to listen to the sound of the waves... and sometimes you just need to feel small... the sea is a great reminder of that.
  8. I get my love of jewelry, vintage items, and lipstick from my Grandmom. When my sister and I were little, she would always let us play dress up with her make up and old jewelry (and some of her older dresses!).
  9. I won best dressed in high school for our senior superlatives.
  10. Green has been my favorite color for as long as I can remember. I love pretty much any shade of green. It's my Dad's favorite color too.
  11. Someday, I want to write and publish a novel.
Questions from Lili:
  1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? I would go to England. I've been dying to see London and the English countryside for years and I'm obsessed with anything and everything Britsh (just ask my husband!).
  2. What is your favorite time of day? (Morning, After noon, Night?) My favorite time of the day is the morning... especially a weekend morning when I can have my morning coffee and just sit, relax, and enjoy... preferably with a good book or movie.
  3. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? I would have to say my Grandmom's spaghetti and meatballs with her homemade gravy... so good (does that count as one food?)!
  4. What song (old or new) describes your life right now? Babylon by David Gray... I also think there is a Counting Crow's song for every one of my moods.
  5. What's the one piece of make-up you can't live without? (i.e. blush, lip gloss, etc) Definitely lipstick... I'm loving bright pink right now.
  6. What's the best gift you've ever received? For my college graduation, my Aunt gave me a framed quote from Dr. Seuss:
    “Be who you are… Say what you feel… Those who mind don’t matter… and those who matter don’t mind.”
  7. What's the best gift you've ever given? I gave my sister a plaque before I got married with a quote from A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh,
    “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
  8. Which celebrity's closet would you most like to raid? Olivia Palermo's- I absolutely LOVE her style.
  9. Who has been the greatest influence in your life? I feel like I've been really lucky to have had multiple great influences in my life during the various times when I have needed the most support and guidance... therefore I find myself utterly incapable of choosing just one.
  10. If you were given a $500 gift card to a store of your choice - who would you pick? I would choose Piperlime... there are so many amazing items there and I always have multiple things in my cart at any given time (shoes, clothing, jewelry...).
  11. Heels, Wedges or Flats? Tough question! I wear flats most often and I am always looking for a great wedge, but I'd have to say heels. I think a good pair of heels can save almost any outfit and adds class and polish instantly.
Questions for my nominees:
  1. Do you prefer coffee or tea?
  2. What is your favorite place you've ever visited and why?
  3. Who is your favorite designer or style icon?
  4. Would you choose a beach or mountain vacation and why?
  5. What are three items that you have in your bag at all times?
  6. What is your favorite quote and why?
  7. Do you have a signature item? If so, what is it? (piece of jewelry, color, bag, etc.)
  8. How would you describe your personal style in three words?
  9. Who is your favorite author or the most influential book you've read?
  10. What motivated or inspired you to start your blog?
  11. What do you think is the most important thing to remember about blogging?
My nominees:
  1. Stylelista Confessions
  2. Urban Flip Flops - Becca
  3. Think. Wear. Style. - Talia
  4. Plucky Picaroon - Sarah
  5. For the Love of Frock - Danielle
  6. Style Wire - Elissa
  7. Vive la Mode! - Julie
  8. Floral Mess - Katy
  9. My Style Diary
  10. Steal Stylist - Abbigayle
  11. Prim Style - Hannah
Thanks for following along! I hope you get the chance to check out these really great blogs :) And I just want to say thank you to Lili (again)... this has been so cool and has made me aware of so many more awesome blogs that I may not have discovered otherwise!
Have a wonderful weekend!!


  1. Thanks for nominating me, that's really sweet! I will let you know when I answer the questions :)

    1. Ok, sounds great :) Can't wait to read your post!

  2. Woohoo! Congrats on the award. You deserve it!

  3. Congrats on your nomination and thank you again for nominating me! I am so honored to have you as a follower as well! Keep in touch so we can collab!