Liebster Blog Award

Thank you Carole MacLean for nominating my blog for the Liebster Award.

Carole currently blogs about her everyday trials, tribulations and triumphs as a wife, mother and entrepreneur at  Carole’s blog is a great read and will you inspire with her great writing and heart centered blog pieces.


About the Liebster Award:

The aim of the Liebster award is to spotlight up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers. There are no set rules for the award, but the guidelines are as follows:

  1. Copy and paste an image of the award onto your blog.
  2. Write a post on your blog to thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  3. Nominate some blogs for the award. There is no rule for the number of blogs you nominate, but the general recommendation is at least 5 blogs.
  4. Answer the questions from the person who nominated you in your post.
  5. Ask at least 5 questions on your blog for those you nominated for the award to answer.
  6. In addition to the questions and answers, list at least 5 random facts about yourself.

Here are my answers to Carole’s questions:

What makes your heart sing?

So many things!  Being with my six grandkids.  They make me laugh!  Writing, running , biking and just being outside!  The sunrise and a beautiful  day are also at the top of my list!

What is your favorite movie?

“Under the Tuscan Sun”  hands down.  So many great quotes and lessons to be learned from that movie.

Where do you like to vacation?

I love the water but I also like adventure and exploring new my favorite place would be my next vacation!!  Which I hope will be Italy!

What is one of your favorite books?

I read alot of non-ficiton but just got back into fiction and my latest favorite is “Finding CeCe Honeycutt”  A great book about women supporting other women.  A few dark moments but for the most part a light read.

As for non-fiction I love “The Sound of Paper” or anything by Julia Cameron  Oh and Eat, Pray, Love was another favorite.

Which characteristic do you admire the most in people?

Overcoming adversity with grace and determination.

Five Random Facts about me:

I tie my shoes with bunny ears and can’t do it any other way.

I didn’t learn my right from my left until after I had kids and I still have to think about it.

I stood on my head so much as a child I rubbed a bald spot on my head.

My husband is the only guy I ever fell in love with 🙂  unless you count Tim in the fifth grade.

I didn’t start running until I was 47 and have completed 3 half marathons and see a marathon in my future.

My Questions for my nominee(s)

1.  What is your favorite thing to do everyday?

2. Which season do you like best and why?

3.  What is your favorite reward/treat that you save for special occasions ( activity, food or?)

4.  Are you a night owl or an early bird?

5.  What adventure to you dream about doing?

My Nominated Blogs:

I had a tough time because Carole stole at least one of my my favorite blogs have way more than 200 readers but here is one of my favs  AND if you know of a blog that qualifies, let me know and I will read it and probably nominate it!

Valerie Paul at:


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