Friday, January 11, 2013

Liebster Awards Teil Zwei

Hello All!  It has come to my attention that the lovely blogger Fannie at Living Life in ... Pink has nominated me for a Liebster Award.
Here's the rundown of what that means: "The Liebster Award is for blogs that have 200 followers or less. The word "Liebster" is German for kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, valued, cute, pleasant, endearing and welcome. It's a great opportunity to meet other bloggers and gain more followers." 
Yes, I did do this Liebster thing a few months back. But, I am very excited because Fannie's blog is great. And, I get to meet new bloggers.  And, it is such a sweet recognition.  And, hello, it is in German — as you know, Germany is my family's Old Country and blog namesake!

Here's how you play along!
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you. 
3. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag with the award. 
4. Choose 11 bloggers (with less then 200 followers) and tag them in your post.


2.  As a kid, I never went to Disney World on a family vacation. But we did dig for fossils — both of my parents are geologists. 
3. I have eaten raw cow ... Yep, it's a Lebanese delicacy called Kibe Nia.  I am Lebanese and a great-aunt made me try it at a family reunion.
4.  I swam with Manatees once.
5. In Junior High, I was on a breakdancing/hip-hop team. lolz
6. I also used to highlight my naturally black hair blonde-ish ... 
7.  When I was a kid, I would watch the movie Overboard to fall asleep.  What can I say, I find Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn soothing.
8. I have studied German, Arabic, Latin and Spanish. Sadly, I only speak English.
9. Cake Ball baker since before it was cool.
10. My childhood dog Penny Lane is still kicking. I got her in first grade, and I just graduated from college. She's a sweet 15+-year-old schnauzer. (You guys already know Rasco)
11.  ESTJ - If you do not know your Meyers-Briggs type I suggest you do!


So much love for my Buxom lipstick.  Photo from Pinterest.

1. What's your favorite movie? Oh that's hard ... The Big Lebowski, Amelie or anything Wes Anderson. 
2. Which do you like better: Cake or Pie? Cake
3. What's your favorite travel destination? I loved visiting Munich. 
4. What's you favorite color (if it's pink, i love you!) Yellow!
5. Why did you start your blog? My blog started as an outlet for my combined study of journalism and history. I also love to cook and had the luxury of growing up in a setting where ethnic food was the norm. And,  Louisiana is all about food! I decided to investigate food traditions and catalog my love of cooking. 
6. Who is the most influential person in your life? My grandmothers.  My Oma was a huge inspiration for this blog, she always brings food and warmth. And my Gammie was the influence for my expedition
7. What's your fairy tale date night, and what would you wear? Well, Robert and I are long distance right now.  So, I would say being in the same city, Thai food and wedges (he is a tall guy).
8. If you had to choose only 1 to be the cutest, who would you choose: Matt Bomer or Ian Somhalder? :) I am going to go with Matt Bomer, but only because Ian Somerhalder and I are from the same hometown and I am terrified it would somehow get back to him.  No joke. 
9. What's you favorite: lipstick or nail polish? Red lipstick all the way
10. What was your very first car, and what do you drive now? I still drive my first car, a Taurus named BB who goes Beep Beep! 
11. What is the funniest memory you can remember? There's a lot of those. But I think this is a good one :) 


I've watched my homegirl LL  a few times. Photo from Pinterest.

1.  Book you have read more than once?
2.  If you could live anywhere for one year, where would you live?
3.  Some solid advice you have been given?
4.  Favorite ice cream flavor?
5.  TV show you have watched every episode of twice?
6.  What song gets you pumped up?
7.  Cats or Dogs?
8.  If you could befriend a fictional character, who would it be?
9.  Ever fallen in love with a fictional character? Who?!
10. Why did you decide to blog?
11. What was your New Year's resolution? 


1.  Haley at Les Petites Joies
2.  Stacey at Risotto and Mistletoe
3.  Stephanie at The Phanie Pack Blog
4.  Kristen at A Few Good Meals
5.  Laura at Up In The Clouds
7.  Camille at Wildflower Diaries 
8.  Marina at Balance, Light, Harmony 
9. Julie at Engaged With A Cause 
10.  Brandi at Cupcakes and Curves
11. And, of course, my nominator Fannie at Living Life in Pink 

Rules for Nominees: 
1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
4.  Choose 11 bloggers with less 200 followers to nominate.
5. Go to each page and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the sweet blogger who nominated you! 


  1. AHHH, Caroline this post is sooo adorable!! Ur too cute girlie!! I'm so glad u enjoyed receiving this nomination, and I love the questions you came up with!!

    Have a wonderful weekend lovely blogging friend!!


  2. awww thanks so much for nominating me!!! =D I already replied to a liebster award post awhile ago on my blog, but since you took time to make questions, i'll answer them here! hahah =D

    1. Book you have read more than once? THE HOBBIT / LORD OF THE RINGS.
    2. If you could live anywhere for one year, where would you live? Peru. I've been there once and would like to go again.
    3. Some solid advice you have been given? "try to overcome your procrastination". (still trying)...
    4. Favorite ice cream flavor? probably strawberry or strawberry cheesecake.
    5. TV show you have watched every episode of twice? Arrested Development!!!
    6. What song gets you pumped up? Hahahaha.. Chariots of Fire... (while running in slo mo)
    7. Cats or Dogs? Dogs. and Bunnies. because i have one.
    8. If you could befriend a fictional character, who would it be? Carl Fredrickson from Up. hahahha
    9. Ever fallen in love with a fictional character? Who?! Carl Fredrickson from Up.
    10. Why did you decide to blog? to have a place to post my art randomly. also, to procrastinate.
    11. What was your New Year's resolution? haha i like how it's "was".... as in past tense. as in ... it's already failed. which in my case is pretty true. mine was "to exercise more".

    there you go. clearly i have way too much time on my hands =P

    1. I understand, I did it twice lol. Thanks for taking the time to answer - great responses! I have seen my fair share of Arrested Development too :)

      Thanks again, and good blogging!

  3. Wow another Liebster :) you are very very Lucky i guess :) Congratulations darling once again ;)


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