Liebster Award, Take 2


Well, now don't I feel special. This will be the second time I've received the Liebster blogging award! The first one was back in November of 2011 and was awarded to me by Jaida of Sweet Beginnings.

This one came today and was awarded to me by Karen of Baking in a Tornado. Thanks Karen! Your blog is hilarious, by the way.

And now I found out that the Liebster Award has changed. No longer do you just get to send this off to 5 other bloggers with less than 200 followers, now there are questions and answers involved! Since I didn't know anything about this, I'm just going to tell you what Karen told me.

The Rules:
1. I answer 11 questions that Karen has chosen.
2. I ask 11 more questions.
3. I pass this along to 11 more bloggers with less than 200 followers.
4. Rinse and repeat.

Alrighty then. Here are the questions Karen has chosen for me:
1.  How many total blog entries have you posted? 
Uh, a lot. Blogger is telling me 539 with 9 scheduled.  
2.  Do you have a favorite entry that you’ve posted?

I end up with a favorite entry like monthly. It changes by season or just what my new cravings are.
3.  Do you work at promoting your blog?
Yes, but not well. I made a Facebook page and Twitter for my blog and I try to remember to update there. I tried to be a Foodbuzz Publisher but they are ignoring me.
4.  Have you ever had writer’s block?  If so, what did you do?
Of course I have! I find it most effective to go back to the kitchen, make something else and then try again. Or sleep. That usually solves writers block as well.
5. What’s the greatest impact blogging has had on you?
Ooohh the deep questions begin! Umm, I'm not really sure. Can I share the time I was most shocked/surprised instead? Months ago Tom and I went to this place called Celebrity Kitchens where its basically a cooking demonstration and you are the live audience and get to eat the food. Unprompted from them, I gave them a great review on my blog because well, thats right up my alley of cool stuff.

A few months later I get a facebook message from Celebrity Kitchens thanking me for my review, saying they thought my blog was really cool and that when I attend another demonstration, they'll pass out my blog site to the other guests.
6. Who has been the most help to you in your blogging?
My guinea pig husband.
7. What’s your favorite leisure activity (besides blogging)?
Reading. Preferably while sitting on the beach or by a pool.
8.  What’s your favorite time of year and why?
Summer. It includes all of my favorite things. Warm weather. Sunshine. Sunbathing. Trips to the beach. Flip flops. Iced coffee.  
9.  If someone rings your doorbell and you’re in the middle of getting down a thought for you blog, do you answer the door or keep on writing?

I never answer the door. Or the phone. I blame it on the fact that I have to do it at work so why should I have to do it at home too?
10.  Boxers or briefs?  Sorry, don’t answer that, just wanted to see if you’re still paying attention!
Why are boxer-briefs never an option? Just curious.
11. Has blogging become an addiction?  Do you think we all need an intervention?
Define addiction...ha ha. I'd say its still a hobby I thoroughly enjoy. Mostly because when I needed to take a break during college-class hell, I missed it greatly. 

And now for my 11 questions:
1. You're in a huge kitchen supply store surrounded by absolutely everything you could ever need. But you can only buy ONE thing. What do you pick? 
2. What is the most unusual thing you've ever made? Link? 
3. If you're not blogging, what can we find you doing? 
4. Have you noticed that having a food blog really tends to mess with your waistline? 
5. You're in a completely stocked kitchen with a sous chef and people to clean up after you. What do you make?
6. What is your favorite holiday? 
7. Coke or Pepsi?
8. How did you come up with the name for your blog?
9. Do you have any pets? 
10. What movie do you know all of the lines to?
11. What's a food your city/town/state is famous for?

Now I'm off to find 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers. Wish me luck. 

That was much harder than I imagined. I'm going to send each of the lovely bloggers above a message letting them know they've received the Liebster award. 

And Psst: Karen, linking back to you just means that we mention you and provide a link to your blog in our posts. :-)


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