What is a Liebster award anyway? | The Life of K: What is a Liebster award anyway?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

What is a Liebster award anyway?

I feel kind of silly doing this but I will anyway.  Rebecca from Running.Food.Baby tagged me for a Liebster Award.. basically I tell you some things about me, answer some questions and tag other bloggers. Hey, it's Friday night and I'm definitely not out doing anything fun, so this is it.

So, the details:

What is a Liebster Award?
The Liebster Award is for any up and coming blogs that you enjoy reading and a great way to promote them!
1. This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
2. The award is then passed along to other bloggers in the same category to help spread the word and support one another.
3. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
4. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you.
5. Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.

Oh my goodness, 11 facts? Okay, here we go. Eleven random facts about me, in case you're curious.
1. I like to brush my teeth before I shower.
2. I drink a lot of water and I drink often. Water, I mean.
3. I don't drink alcohol often and even gave it up completely for a while during university. That made me really popular. It also made getting back into running possible.
4. Having kids has made running more difficult. 
5. I never pictured myself staying home with my kids and every day I feel judged for my decision. I wouldn't have it any other way.
6. I am so often paralyzed by perfection, by not wanting to make a mistake. I am trying to let that go and know that most everything can be changed if it's truly terrible. Like the paint colour I chose for the kitchen.
7. Speaking of the kitchen, I've been spending more time there. I'm trying to be better at cooking and baking and meal planning. All things that a good stay-at-home mom should be.
8. Cleaning is something else I think I should be good at, but, judge away, having a house cleaner once a month is pretty awesome.
9. I desperately want to prepare my kids for life, teach them how to cook and clean and do laundry. I'm afraid they will only learn to do laundry, something I'm good at. Except when I turn all of J's work shirts pink. Oh, yes I did.
10. I used to shy away from the colour pink because I was 100% tomboy but I've come around.
11. This tomboy grew up playing competitive team sports year round but I don't know that I want my kids to.

Did you learn something about me?

Now Rebecca had some questions. 

1. What is your favorite Food Network show/host? Rebecca, I don't have cable and don't think I've ever watched the Food Network.
2. What do you put on your pizza? Sometimes simple like pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, but my all time favourite is chicken, mushrooms and pineapple. Working at a pizza place in high school gave me lots of opportunity to try pretty much everything.
3. What is your preferred brand of shoes? I wear Sauconys to run (when I run - ha!) and some black shoes for every day and I have no idea what brand they are.
4. Have you ever been on TV? Yes, when Little K was born we were all over the news that day.
5. What is one of your biggest pet peeves? When people are ignorant and aren't aware of their surroundings. I'm talking to you, man at the grocery store, who blocked the entire aisle three times. How is that even possible?
6. Do you have any unusual talents? I can write backwards, like if you held it up to a mirror it would look just like my writing forwards, a la Leonardo DaVinci.
7. Do you have a lucky charm? Nope.
8. Do you eat lucky charms? Or any other “kids” cereals? No cereal.
9. If you were a coffee or tea – which kind would you be and why? Bah! I don't know. Something plain and simple but nice.
10. Have you ever won anything big off ‘Roll up the Rim” – do you even know what that is? It is not rolling the toilet bowl rim or something like that…. I got my first cup this week and didn't win. I'm not a coffee drinker.
11. Do you have any fears? Well, I don't like spiders and I know for a fact that I have trouble with things that go against nature - breathing underwater while snorkeling (haven't tried scubadiving), sitting back off the wall when rock climbing, jumping off a platform while ziplining.

And now I'm supposed to tag 11 people to answer 11 questions. This is the hard part.
Misty from The Chickadee Tweet
Alicia from Keep it Beautiful
Janet from Cartoon-Coloured Glasses
Amy from Keep Your Head Up
Christina from Blogging 'Bout Beesons
Madison Conlin
Jess from Jessiclick

Well, 9 is good enough. And if you haven't blogged in forever, this is me telling you I miss your posts and here is a post idea.

My questions
1. What is your biggest pet peeve?
2. What do you love about yourself?
3. What is your favourite ice cream flavour?
4. What is your guilty pleasure tv show or movie?
5. Are you left-handed or right?
6. What was your first paying job?
7. If you could have any job, what would it be?
8. Have you gone sky-diving, scuba-diving, bungee jumping or anything like that?
9. Where is the farthest you have travelled?
10. Do you have any siblings?
11. Would you rather do something scary or eat something gross?

Thank you for playing along :)


  1. I'll get on this ASAP :) Good poke for me to get back into this! :)

  2. haha - you can probably tell by my questions that I was totally watching the food network while writing my post ;-)

  3. thanks! :) This will be incentive for me to post :)