Blog Love: { Liebster Award }


Hello dear readers! I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by two lovely bloggers: Mrs Shugar from ShugarLove and Nicole from Meet the B’s. So what is the Liebster award? The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 500 followers. Also, Liebster is a German word and means sweetheart, beloved person and darling. Isn’t that lovely? I am a few days away from completing my first year of blogging and this award is such an honor and encouragement from the bloggy community! I’ve happily accepted the award (insert blushing here ;) and now is my turn to encourage other fellow bloggers and nominate 11 blogs I’ve discovered in the last year.

Once you get nominated, there are few rules to follow, which include:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you. Thank you Mrs Shugar and Nicole for nominating me :)
  2. Answer the 11 questions given to you. (Please read below).
  3. Nominate 11 other blogs with less than 500 followers.
  4. Post 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  5. Tag your nominees and post a comment on their blog to let them know you nominated them.

My answers to 11 questions from Mrs Shugar:

Q1: Who makes you laugh out loud?
Here it goes, the pure honest truth: Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory. Yup, I am a geek at heart ;)
Q2:  What has blogging taught you about “you?”
Blogging has enabled me to write, write and do more writing. English is my second language (I’ve been using this excuse for the last 20 years I’ve lived in the USA) and was very intimidated of writing anything longer than a short email. All the writing I do for kraft&mint is allowing me to discover my “own” voice as a blogger.
Q3: What is one of your favorite fashion trends?
I enjoy fashion very much and one of my favorite trends are peplums tops. Though, is peplum a trend anymore?
Q4: How do you enjoy spending your free time?
I enjoy spending my free time at a coffee shop, doing a bit of quiet time with God, while sipping a nice latte or reading a good book. However, if I have my computer with me, I go directly to Pinterest and research ideas, projects and diy crafts.
Q5: What is your food indulgence?
Big chocolate croissant or a rich buttery pastry from Whole Foods.
Q6: What blog(s) do you admire and why?
Oh I could spend writing my answer to this question for quite a while… I enjoy “The House that Lars Built” by Brittany Watson Jepsen and Sweet Paul’s blog. I can not even describe how inspired I am, by the projects they blog about. For example, Sweet Paul, features beautiful, “non-perfect” crafts with materials you could find around your house. Brittany Jepsen is lifestyle blogger with a whimsical and modern sense of style. These amazing creative artists inspired me to launch kraft&mint.
Q7: What has been your greatest accomplishment to date?
This question is a hard one. I look at life on a day by day basis, so my biggest accomplishment on one given day could be seeing my kids being kind and polite to each other. On another day, my biggest accomplishment might be ending the day with a peaceful and contented heart.
Q8: Who has been your biggest supporter?
My husband. He has such a servant heart and helps me intensely around the house. For example, if I’ve had a rough day; he will gladly cook dinner for the family and put all the kids down in bed while I take the rest of the evening off.
Q9: Favorite movie in the past year?
Mmm, I’ll come back to this question. I cannot think of one right now.
Q10: What is your favorite social media platform and why?
PInterest! Pinterest is not only a vortex of creativity but I’ve discovered many bloggers, artists and makers all over the world.
Q11: Why do you blog?
Blogging is a creative outlet that gives me much joy. I get very excited when I come up with a crafting idea, shop for the materials I need, shoot a few photos of my craft and share it with the world. It sounds very simple, but there is a lot of “work” behind each post. However, is not “work” for me at all. I enjoy it very much, and have lots of fun with it. One little secret: blogging has saved me a ton of money! I hardly shop for clothes anymore but instead I rather spend my time crafting and blogging about it. My crafts motto is: keep it simple, quick and pretty!
Time for me to nominate 11 bloggers!
  1. Katelyn Now
  2. Bigger than the three of us
  3. Paper Charm Designs
  4. First comes love
  5. Unusually Lovely
  6. Illiana’s Notebook
  7. Chocolate Eyes
  8. Smiley Culture
  9. Everybody loves pretty
  10. DeliciousandMichelle
  11. The Lovely Drawer

11 questions for the nominees

  1. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you wake up?
  2. What keeps you up at night?
  3. If you could travel back in time, when and where would you go?
  4. Are a coffee or tea person?
  5. Dog or cat lover?
  6. If you could be someone for one day, who would you be?
  7. Who or what inspires you?
  8. Why do you blog?
  9. If you could guest post for any blog, which blog would you choose?
  10. What new skill would you like to learn?
  11. If you had to change your name, what would it be?

Thank you for reading and following my blog! I can’t wait to see what my second year of blogging brings out ;)


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1 Comment

  1. 2014/04/04 / 2:28 am

    Interesting that liebster means sweetheart! It just makes the award that much more awesome! :)

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