December 9, 2012

the LIEBSTER award!

Thanks Kristen @ theModageCottage for nominating me! and sorry I am so late in posting this....lots of other bloggy things going on!

The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. The meaning: Liebster is German for sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, pleasant, valued, cute and endearing.

Here are the rules:
  1. Post 11 Random things about yourself
  2. Answer the questions that the nominator sets for you
  3. Create 11 questions for the people that you nominate
  4. Create 11 blogs that you love (also with 200 or less followers). Link them to your post and let them know they have been nominated
  5. No tag backs!
11 Random things about me:
  1. I am addicted to Coca-Cola! I could drink it for breakfast or right before bed and it wouldn't matter!
  2. I DO NOT have a smart phone (I feel like the only one in the world, but I'm okay with that). and it drives me crazy to see little kids with them :/
  3. I wasn't at all excited about moving to Richmond, but now I love it!
  4. I have never lived outside of VA.
  5. I LOVE dancing shows/movies, dancing games and anything dance and wish I had never given it up. I only did ballet when I was little. Is it too late to give it another shot?
  6. If I had to choose another profession I would want to be a chef or run a bakery.
  7. I love getting/giving cards. I think they should be given for all occasions!
  8. I have to hit the snooze button in the morning at least once. I am really slow at waking up.
  9. I love cooking but can't stand to do dishes :(
  10. I am addicted to shopping even if it's just window shopping.
  11. It makes me super happy that people actually read this blog! hehe!

Questions from Kristen:
  1. What enticed you to start blogging? I really wanted to start a blog because I feel like I have a lot to offer when it comes to sharing design advice. I really wanted a creative outlet to keep my design fresh and inspired. I also wanted a "journal" of memories and ideas that I can look back on.
  2. How would you describe the style of your home? Well, I don't have a house and the apartment is kind of a jumble of all of our stuff. But ideally I want the style of my home to be contemporary with some rustic touches and definitely some teal in every room.
  3. If you could have any career in the world, what would it be? I am actually doing it. I love design and getting the satisfaction of seeing my ideas come to life. 
  4. Red wine, white wine or no wine? White wine. I don't drink it often but I much prefer it over red wine.
  5. What is your greatest guilty pleasure? A Cookout peanut butter fudge shake. Haha! I've probably mentioned it before but I could be having the worst day and one of those would definitely cheer me up. Even though I feel like I gained 5 pounds afterwards.
  6. If you had your own reality show, what would it be called? I really have no idea. I'd hate to not answer this question, but I guess if I had any type of show it would be a cooking one (on the Food Network). Ha a girl can dream, right?
  7. Chocolate or Vanilla? CHOCOLATE. No question about it!
  8. What is your biggest pet peeve? Parents that don't watch their children and let them act up.
  9. Introvert or extrovert? Extrovert. I love being around people and meeting people. If I didn't my job would be a lot harder. I have to admit though, some nights I just love to stay in and relax with the hubby.
  10. Where is your favorite place to go to relax? Haha, I guess my bed. Otherwise, I would say the beach. The sound of the ocean and the warm sun shining down makes for a nice relaxing day for me.
  11. If you could watch only one television show for the next month, what would it be? I would say House, but since I've seen almost all of the episodes I guess I would go with Vampire Diaries!
The 11 (AWESOME) blogs that I nominate!
  1. Libbie @ Libbie Doss
  2. Leanne @ And Away We Go
  3. Sarah @ A T-Shirt and Pearls
  4. Lindsey @ Countryside Chic
  5. Jamie @ Cozy Contemporary
  6. Lindsey @ Fourteen Feet Ceilings
  7. Deme @ A Fresh Coat of Paint
  8. Kristyn @ Organic Grey
  9. Rachel @ Rachel Emmilee
  10. Rachel @ Raves + Revelations
  11. Debbie @ Tales of the Benedicts
Questions for the Nominees:
  1. Where is the coolest place you've ever visited/vacationed?
  2. What is your favorite meal?
  3. What season do you enjoy most and why?
  4. What is the best gift you have ever received?
  5. Do you prefer coffee, tea or neither?
  6. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
  7. What was your favorite subject in grade school?
  8. How did you come up with your blog name and style?
  9. Cat person or dog person?
  10. What does an ideal weekend look like for you?
  11. If you could live in any other era, what would it be?
Day 7:
So I have to admit, I didn't take a picture that day, so I am going to post 2 from day 8! I took a lot over the weekend!
Colonial Williamsburg

Day 8:
Busch Gardens Christmastown

Day 9:
Today is our 6 Month Anniversary!!

XO Samantha


  1. 1. When I drink half a diet coke, I feel like my body is going to explode.
    2. I love that we have the same phone. ;) Also, I agree with you on the kids having iphones. Makes me sick. My kids will not have them until they are in after school sports/driving. Sorry I'm not sorry future kids.
    3. You're in Richmond and I'm in D.C. :( I miss you!!
    4. I have never lived outside of VA either.
    5. I feel so dumb playing dancing games with you, but it's still fun!
    6. We should open our own bakery/design service!
    7. I've kept all the cards you've given me!
    8. After you walk 100 mph to keep up with me, I don't blame you for hitting the snooze. HAHAHA
    9. You and me both on those dishes :(
    10. Let's go shopping together!
    11. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!

  2. Congrats on the award!!! That's awesome!

  3. Yay!! So exciting that you were nominated (you totally deserve it!) and that you nominated me! Working on my post now! :)

    1. Thanks girl! You deserve it too :) Can't wait to see your answers

      XO Samantha

  4. Congrats Samantha!! And thank you so much for passing the nomination along to me! I'm completely touched :)

    1. Thanks! You definitely deserve this award! Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

  5. I don't have a smartphone either! We few should stick together! Smartphone-less people do exist!

  6. Samantha, great post! I definitely agree that more cards should be given - I think email has become the quick and easy way these days, and it makes me so sad :( And you know, I'm only an hour from Richmond (in Charlottesville) so perhaps we should do a bloggy get together one of these days. And finally, who DOES like to do dishes?? Congrats again :)

  7. Thanks again for the nomination! How can I get the Liebster image? And do we know who gives this award? :) Oh, and of course, I'm your newest follower!!


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