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Liebster Award

Meet the B's was nominated for a Liebster Award by the sweet Allie at Cute Kid, Ugly House!!!!! Thanks, Allie!

What is the Liebster award, you ask? Based on my research, its a way to help introduce new bloggers to each other and help build a blogging community. It's tough to get started in the blogging world, especially in the very beginning when you just hear crickets chirping.... But us newbies should be there to help each other grow! That's where the Liebster Award comes in!

So basically, a blog nominates you. You answer the 11 questions they posted on their blog. Then you nominate 11 more blogs who are either new or may have been dabbling in blogging for a while but don't yet have many followers (I found many different lists of rules, but most lists seem to say blogs with less than 200, 500, or 1000 followers) and ask them 11 questions (I have no clue how to tell how many followers someone has, so I aimed for blogs that have been around for a year or less if I could find that info. So my apologies if I've made a mistake!! It's still fun to make new blog friends anyway!). They answer your questions and nominate 11 more blogs. So on and so forth. 

So here are the questions that Allie asked me...

1. What is the funnest kind of post to write? Well, clearly, I like posting about decorating! I also love posting step by steps of DIY projects, but I always tend to forget to take progress pictures!! I'm getting better at that as I get more involved in this blog though :) 

2.Where do you find most of your home decor inspiration? EVERYWHERE. Before making dream home boards on Pinterest existed, I was google searching and saving images to my computer and cutting out pictures from magazines. I have a zillion home decorating books, some which I bought before I even had anything to decorate back in high school. I could also spend hours in any decor store (especially Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Ikea to name a few). I just love decorating and see inspiration every where I go.

3. What is the most difficult thing about blogging? I think putting yourself out there is tough! Even if you're not writing super personal stuff, it's still a view into your life and your passions. There are still very few people in my personal life that know I have a blog. But I'm definitely becoming less afraid of the blogging community. Let's be friends :)

4. What is your favorite book?  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I can't tell you exactly why, but I LOVE that book. I could read it over and over.

5. Metallic finishes or natural fibers? That's a tough one! I LOVE rustic glam which is a combination of metallic and natural! I would say currently my house is leaning towards more natural fibers although we do still have one room that has tons of metallic finishes in it.

6. What historical figure would you most like to meet? Can I meet Addy from the American Girl collection? lol does that count? She was so brave! On a more serious note, I would love to meet Abraham Lincoln. He has the same birthday as my mom, which I thought was super cool, so growing up I learned a ton about him.

7. What is the most memorable place to which you've traveled? I would have to say Bermuda. That's where Pete proposed to me! It was also our first big trip together alone. But in addition to that amazing memory, it was a beautiful place with SO much culture. I've been to a few islands and Bermuda was by far my favorite.

8. What do you want to be when you grow up? A mom. Seriously. I love being a nurse, but my whole life all I've ever wanted was to be a mommy. Hopefully that will happen in the not too distant future :)

9. Would you rather have a $5,000 clothing shopping spree or a $5,000 home decor shopping spree? I should say clothing shopping because I'm super unfashionable and have no cute clothes, but HANDS DOWN home decor shopping spree!!!

10. What is the best, or most successful, room makeover/reno/update/furniture salvage you've ever completed? I think my parent's kitchen. I'll have to dig out some pictures to share sometime. A couple years back, I lead them in a super budget friendly kitchen reno that turned out great! Updating paint, fixtures, countertops, and decor are such easy fixes!!

11. What are your favorite kinds of DIY projects? I love painting projects. I like any DIY, but if it involves a paint brush or a roller, I'm all in!

And here are my questions for the nominees....
1. How long have you been blogging?
2. What made you decide to start blogging?
3. What is your favorite blog to read and what draws you to them?
4. What is your decorating style?
5. What is your favorite color?
6. What type of food do you enjoy cooking the most? 
7. Do you have any pets? Tell us about them!
8. What is your favorite room in your house and why?
9. Describe yourself in three words.
10. Does anyone in your personal life know that you blog?
11. Where do you see your blog one year from now?

And now for the nominees!! And while we're at it, let's make this a little more fun. If I nominated you, follow me AND the rest of the 11 nominees on some form of social media. Let's GROW together!
You can follow me on BlogLovinGoogle+, or Pinterest! Check the other blogger's main pages for links to their social media. Don't forget to link back to this post if you accept the award :)

The Honest Room
The Little Love Nest
A Savory Feast
Kraft & Mint
Making It in the Mountains
Dandelion Patina
Ten Eighty Blog
Patina House and Studio
The ABC's of Life
Defining My Happy
Teaspoon of Life

Have a great rest of the week everyone!!!
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  1. This is so awesome, Nicole! Thank you so much for nominating me for this award. I can't wait to check out these bloggers and be a part of a blogging community. Amazing. :)

    1. You're welcome, Ashley! I hope we can continue to support each other as new bloggers!!

  2. Thank you SO much for your nomination Nicole! I really enjoyed looking through these blogs and especially enjoyed the search for my own nominations!!! What a fabulous idea!!!

    1. You are so welcome, Kristi! I love the post you did for your award too :) And for only blogging for a month, your blog looks fabulous!!

  3. Thanks for the nomination Nicole! I have begun my search for my nominee's. :) Have a great day!

    1. You're welcome! Can't wait to see your nominees :)

  4. Thank you for the nomination, Nicole! I know I am late getting to this, I just started looking for nominees! This looks like a lot of fun :)

    1. You're welcome! I'm really enjoying reading everyone's posts and finding new bloggers through all of my nominees :)

  5. Hello Nicole,
    Thank you for nominating for the Liebster award! You and Mrs Shugar from shugarlove blog nominated me and I'm thrilled. Now Mrs Shugar nominated a few days before you so I went ahead and answered her questions for now, but I will answer your questions too in the next few days ;) Cheers! Ursula

    1. Thanks Ursula! And congrats on two nominations!! How exciting :)