Thursday, October 9, 2014

Liebster Award: Discover New Blogs

First of all, a big thank you to my friend, Marla from A Pendulum World for nominating me for the Liebster award! Do yourself a favor and check out/follow her blog. She is an amazing person, writer, mother, and friend. On her blog, she regularly posts about health, family, spirituality, and other uplifting, insightful topics. So yeah, she's great! I will be nominating some blogs later in this article. :)

This is how the award works:

  • Post the award on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
  • Write 5 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 5 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers.
  • Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 5 questions.
Here goes! 

Five random facts about me:

1. I am left-handed.
2. I used to believe Pokemon were real, just invisible. I was in fourth grade!
3. I could eat cereal for every meal.
4. I played the viola for just three semesters in college and my husband-then-boyfriend basically volunteered me to play in front of Julie B. Beck and thousands of people! I declined the invitation.
5. I am currently wearing a Texas A&M University tennis t-shirt (Jeff's suggested random fact).

I nominate:
Hailey Josephine
The Petersons
Mrs. Draper's Stories

The questions the presenter asked are:

  1. What is your favorite quote? "Don't judge me because I sin differently than you." -a bumper sticker mentioned by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf (how's that for a citation?)
  2. Your favorite food? Utah food: Cafe Rio, Zupas, and J-dawg's, specifically.
  3. Your favorite vacation? I love Canada and Costa Rica.
  4. Your favorite book? The Book of Mormon. 
  5. Your favorite color? I really like mint blue or that blushy, wedding pink. A lot.
  6. Your favorite movie? I love "Matilda". It speaks to me. 
  7. Your favorite outfit? I love waist-high skirts, cute tights and rider boots. And three-quarter-sleeve shirts.
  8. Your favorite place? Possibly St. George, UT. I lived in Ivins for a year and it is beautiful.
  9. Your favorite drink? Aloe Vera juice - trust me; it's delicious.
  10. Your favorite flower? Ranunculus! 
  11. Your favorite blog? I love Merrick's Art and Cotton and Curls. I am easily inspired by modest, incredible moms who can create whatever interests them. I can't even sew, but I spend a lot of time browsing through all of there projects.
Marla asked her nominees:

  1. Why do you blog? (1) I like my friends and family to see what we're up to, (2) I like doing crafts and trying new recipes and blogs are such a conducive landing spot for that sort of frivolity, (3) I was terrified of medical school. Everyone told me it would be a nightmare. I found hope as I read through med-school blogs. I love writing and sharing experiences, so I wanted to contribute to what has already helped me so much as a med school wife.
  2. Who is the person you look up to the most and why? My husband. My gosh, what a stud. Jeff is amazing. He also really dislikes being bragged about, so I'll stop here I guess [he is so smart, dedicated, disciplined, hilarious, close to God, psyched about family, patient, kind, and forgiving. There is truly no one like him. He is also very attractive, duh.]
  3. What brings you the most peace in life? The knowledge I have that I am a child of God and a loving Heavenly Father has got my back. I seriously love God so much. Life is not meant to be easy, but God sure loves his children (me, and you, and everyone).
  4. Where is your favorite place to vacation? Oh Canada...
  5. What is your favorite book? the Book of Mormon. Get one for free!
My questions for nominees:

1. What is your passion in life?
2. What do you most want to be remembered for in life?
3. What is your purpose in blogging?
4.What is your funniest memory?
5. Who is your biggest inspiration?

You all rock! Have a great day. :)


  1. You nominated me! You are kind! I love Matilda too! I need to rewatch it!

    1. Yes, I did. :) You totally deserve it! Matilda is the bomb.

  2. Yay! Nominated! Maybe this will get me to actually post more than once a week ;)

    1. Haha, that was basically what I thought when I was nominated. :)

  3. Yay!! thanks so much! I loved reading your random facts, hahaha, POKEMON ARE REAL, dangit! love it :)

  4. I loved learning more about you, Claire!!! Your quote is awesome. And I can totally identify with the facts about you! Thanks for passing on the Liebster love!! :-)

  5. Cant believe i just saw this!!! haha is it too late to do it? cause i totally am going to!