Liebster Award

I was nominated to participate in the Liebster Award by the lovely Kelsey over at The Sunflower Kitchen

Throughout the course of the Vegan Month of Food (Vegan MoFo), I made some amazing new blogger friends!  The month's almost over, but I've been inspired by so many of their pictures and recipes!

In a nutshell, the Liebster Award is a way to get to know new bloggers (or blogs new to you) and to build a network of support for them.  Kelsey writes, "The Liebster Award is basically a way for new bloggers to learn more about each other and share a few of their favorite blogs with readers."  Kelsey asked me 10 questions which I must answer below and then I must nominate 8 other blogs with new questions.

Kelsey's questions for me:

1.   What’s your dream vacation?

My dream vacation is to go to Europe – really anywhere!  I love architecture and trying new foods, so I’d probably be eating and photographing my way through vacation!

2. What is your favorite item in your closet?

Hats.  Over the past few years, I’ve bought many hats in hopes to bring them back!  (If Kate Middleton can do it, I can help her!)  I don’t wear them too often, but I want to make it a weekly routine.

3. What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Eeek!  I wrote a book a few years ago.  It’s a young adult novel and it still needs to be edited (again) and polished up.  I plan to write the second part soon.  More details when that’s done!

4. What is your favorite way to waste time online? (come on, everyone does it! Facebook? Celebrity gossip?)

Probably shop.  And read food blogs.  Once you start, it’s hard to stop clicking and scrolling.

5. What’s the best book you’ve read this year?

I really liked reading Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin.  It gave me insight into my own pup and how animals are truly remarkable.

6. Who is your hero? Why?

Gosh!  Probably my mom.  She is a tough cookie, a single mom who raised two kids.  Her heart is so big and she’s kind to everyone she meets.  She also taught me how to bake :-)

7. What is your favorite food?

Cookies.  Hands down.

8. What was your best Halloween costume?

Hmmm.  My college roommate and I were Barbies for Halloween, making our outfits out of neon duct tape.  Pictures exist, though you won’t find them here!

9. What is your biggest pet peeve?

Unibrows.  Everyone has the tools to fix this epidemic.

10. What is the best thing about fall?

The “fall smell” outside.  It exists when the temperature drops and the leaves start to fall.  You know what I mean!

Now you know a little more about me.  Here are the blogs that I'd like to nominate:

New Orleans in Green
My Freckled Life
Vanishing Veggie
Miss Kitchen Witch
Vegan Dollhouse
The Envi Girls
Typically Late
KZ Cakes

I know that some of you have more than 200 followers on your social media or have been around for a while, but you are some of my favorite blogs to stop by, so I hope that you will answer my questions:

1.  What made you want to start a blog?
2. Do you have pets?  Tell me about them, if so!
3. What is your favorite thing to eat?  You can choose one healthy and one not-so-healthy ;-)
4. Cooking or baking?
5. What's the story behind your blog name?
6. How long have you been blogging?
7. How do you find your inspiration for your blog posts/recipes?
8. Favorite veggie.
9. What's your favorite book?  If you're like me and can't narrow it down, pick a few haha.
10. What beauty item is a must have (or favorite) before you go out the door?  Mine's mascara, FYI.

The rules: 

  1. Answer the questions given and then come up with 10 new ones to ask your nominees.
  2. Nominate 8 other blogs, let them know you have nominated them and put a link to their blog in your post.
  3. No tag backs.
  4. Nominees must have under 200 followers on any platform.
  5. You must tell all the blogs that you nominate that you have nominated them.

Thanks to all the cool people I've virtually met over the last few months and here's to more fun times to come!


This post is affiliated with Vegan Mofo.  Check out #VeganMoFo on social media for ideas and recipes during the month of September.