Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Liebster Award

This past Tuesday I was awarded the Liebster Award from Monograms 'n Mud.  It was such a nice surprise to see Amelia's comment as I was mindlessly playing with my phone while I dried my hair.

Liebster, in German, means endearing, valued, lovely, etc.  This award is presented as a way to acknowledge up and coming bloggers and to help them be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments within design that is presented on their blog.  I was truly honored that Amelia from Monograms 'n Mud included My Life in Projects as one of the 11 blogs to give the award to!  I started this blog as a creative outlet for myself, so it's an added bonus to know that I have some readers out there.  Which by the way, if you are a reader of My Life in Projects, I would be super appreciative if you'd take a minute to subscribe to my blog.  You'll find the subscribe button on the right sidebar.  It would help me know that I'm writing for more people than just my husband!  No offense, B.J., I love that you read my blog:)

Here are the rules for receiving this award:

1. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, and then
create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.
3. Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.
4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
5. No tag backs.

So let's get to it, shall we? 

Here are the (drum roll please) 11 random facts about myself:

1.  I despise grocery shopping but love food.
2.  I'm seriously afraid of heights.  I get wobbly knees at the thought of it.
3.  I could eat ice cream every. single. day.
4.  My first job was at a local ice cream shop, conveniently. 
5.  I talk to my sister on the phone every morning, about nothing and everything.
6.  I'm 25% Spanish and 25% Chinese and the rest German.
7.  When I was a ref for S.A.Y. soccer the kids thought I was a boy.  In their defense my hair was cut above my ears.
8.  I lived in the same apartment complex as my husband in college but we didn't know each other.
9.  I feel like I'm friends with Ellen DeGeneres.
10.  My favorite part of a weekday morning is the Today Show.
11.  I have a difficult time committing to a 2-hour movie.  Especially in the theater.

And now for the 11 questions Monograms 'n Mud asked me:

1. What is your favorite period in history and why?
The 1950's because I love chocolate milk shakes, french fries, and diners.
2. If a movie was made about your life, what actress would you want to play you?
Oh my goodness, let me think.  People say I look like Nelly Furtado and Salma Hayek, but I don't think I'd choose them.  I'd probably say Reese Witherspoon, even though we look nothing alike. 
3. Favorite dessert?
Lately it's a root beer float, but any ice cream is where it's at.
4. What is your favorite house/ home decor show?
Dear Genevieve and Secrets from a Stylist
5. What is your least favorite part about your house?
The wood doors and trim
6. If you could live anywhere, where would you pick & why?
New York City, but not for very long.  Just because I've always thought there's a part of me that's a big city girl. 
7. What is your favorite color to decorate with?
Gray.  And yellow.
8. What blog inspires you the most?
I would probably say Housetweaking.  I'm drawn to her aesthetic and style.
9. What is one thing you wish people knew about you?
Hmmm.  I'm stumped.  I'm sure people get more info than they care to know about on my blog;)
10. What room in your house are you most proud of?
Oh, this is tricky.  Probably Charley's nursery because so much meaning was put into everything.  But I also love the guest bedroom because it was a huge change without spending a lot of money.
11. What is your favorite post on your blog and why?
Maybe because it's fresh in my head but I'll say the Thrift Shop Challenge post.  It was a fun topic and enjoyable to write about.  Also, I scored a $6 ottoman at Goodwill.  What's not to love?!

Next up, the 7 blogs I selected for the Liebster Award:
*Disclaimer #1:  I know, it's supposed to be 11, but I it turned out to be a very difficult tas.  So 7 it is.
*Disclaimer #2:  I was supposed to choose new blogs with 200 or less followers, but there may be a couple thrown in there with slightly more followers than that, just because I felt they were beyond deserving of the award.
Inspired Adventures

Year of Doing

Love of Sunshine

Bean in Love

Growing Up Gillian


And finally, the 11 questions for the lucky 7:

1.  What magazines, if any, do you subscribe to?
2.  What made you decide to start a blog?
3.  When you aren't blogging, what's your favorite thing to do?
4.  What's your favorite room in your home?
5.  Where is the one place you'd love to travel?
6.  What blog inspires you the most?
7.  When you go shopping for yourself, what's the first thing you buy?
8.  What's your favorite t.v. show?
9.  If/when you go to Target, what area of the store do you spend the most time?
10.  What is the best book you have read?
11.  What is one food you could eat every day?

Wow.  That was a lot to take in, wasn't it?!  Thank you again to Amelia at Monograms 'n Mud, I'm incredibly appreciative that you passed along the award to me.  Pop on over to the blogs I linked above and snoop around a bit!  Enjoy!

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  1. Well deserved, Liz! Congratulations!

  2. How fun! I honestly don't recall how I found your blog but I've been visiting for a while now and always enjoy seeing what you've done. (Very inspiring!) Learning more about you is just a plus!

    P.S. I think Charley's room is my fave. :-)

  3. Hi Liz!

    That was such a pleasant surprise to see your comment this morning! In true blogger form, I shared way too much in my own Lieber Award post! Thanks again for the shout out and for this funny blogger game :)

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this with me, what a great idea! :o)