Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Woohoo... The Liebster Award!

After taking a break from the computer over the weekend, I was pleasantly surprised yesterday to find that the author of the blog 
has nominated 
Modern Hippie Momma for the Liebster Award! 

I am humbly honored to have been nominated. Thank you, The Wondering Brain!

You may be asking, What is the Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award has been passed on through the blogging community for many years. Despite lots of searching, no one seems to be able to find who created the Liebster Award. The award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with fewer than 200 subscribers. “Liebster” is a German word that can mean kindest, dearest, or beloved. The Award is designed to help lesser known blogs worth reading get discovered by others.

To participate in the Liebster Award, one must do the following:

Well... Here it goes!

11 Random Facts About Me

  1. I have a (fat) cat who was born with no tail. 
  2. I moved from the South to the beautiful Pacific NW 10 years ago (LOVING IT!)
  3. My dream is to live a self-sustained life with my family on our own piece of land. 
  4. My husband and I were leaders in the Occupy Movement. 
  5. I have 2 little (school age) brothers living in Florida. (and I miss them terribly)
  6. My honeymoon was in Amsterdam. 
  7. My favorite color is deep/dark Sapphire Blue. 
  8. My favorite food is Thai food.
  9. I have 3 tattoos and used to have 21 piercings. (Now I'm down to one) 
  10. I met my husband in the tattoo shop he used to own. 
  11. I am a proud advocate for the medicinal use of marijuana, especially to cure cancer. 

Questions to Answer

  • What made you interested in blogging?
    • After recently becoming a stay-at-home mom to take care of our newborn son, I found that, without the rush of the working life, my mind suddenly had room to think of things that actually MEAN something to me. Blogging seemed like the best way to give my thoughts a voice. 
  • Who is your hero? Why?
    • That's easy. My hero is my best friend, lover, father of my children.... My husband, Paul. There is nothing he wouldn't do for his family, and that is proved in his daily actions. He has more love to give than he can possibly give and that also shows in his daily actions. We are all spoiled by him and are very lucky to have him. 
  • If money was no object, what would you spend it on?
    • If money were no object... I would FEED ALL OF THE STARVING CHILDREN OF THE WORLD!! I would give them shelter and food for life. Then, I would buy that piece of land I dream of living on, set up a completely self-sustaining lifestyle and move the family I miss so badly to live right next to me. :)
  • Do you sing or dance?
    • YES! I LOVE to sing... I just don't do it that well. LOL And YES. I dance. Every chance I get. Where there's a beat, there should be a dancer. This is what I teach my daughter, Abigail. 
  • What is your favorite childhood memory?
    • Living with my father. I know now as an adult how important those years were in my development and how those few years has helped make me become who I am as a woman, wife and mother. 
  • What is your dream vacation?
    • My husband and I have always dreamed of traveling to Thailand. We do LOVE the food, but it is also such a beautiful city.
  • What is the most daring thing that you've done?
    • Drove across country in 3 days just a week after graduating high school with all of our belongings in a 12ft trailer being pulled behind our truck to the Pacific NW, while having no job to come to, no place to live and not knowing anyone. Yeah... it was scary, but here we are!!!
  • What is your favorite book?
    • "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle. Just... read it. You'll be enlightened on recognizing the Ego, and just how much it rules your life! It will also help you understand (and forgive) others. 
  • If you could change something in your life, what would it be?
    • I wish that my husband didn't have to work and that we instead worked for only ourselves, and were financially comfortable while doing so. We have a dream or two for owning our own business.
  • What do you plan to achieve this year?
    • To turn half of our backyard into a bunch of raised gardens. As of now, we probably spend around $40 per week at least on produce! It will be cost effective and will be fun to do with the kids.
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    • With a 5 year old, 10 year old and a 20 year old..... LOL Wow. And hopefully finding myself thriving in our own business. :)

My Blog Nominations Are: 

Fox in the City

Hen N Chicks Soap

The Happy Hippie Homemaker

The Story of a Modern-Hippie-Mom

The Accidental Stay-At-Home-Mom

Project Stay At Home Mom

Nominee's... Here are your questions:

  1. What inspired you to start blogging?
  2. Where did you grow up?
  3. If you could make 3 wishes, what would they be?
  4. If you were to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
  5. Who do you consider your hero?
  6. What is one thing you want to accomplish this year?
  7. What hobbies do you have?
  8. Fill in the blanks: Without ______ I would be_______. 
  9. What is your favorite color?
  10. Where is your favorite place to escape? (beach, forest, home....)
  11. Do you dance or sing?
Ready, set, GO! Can't wait to read yours!
<3 MHM


  1. Thanks for nominating me! This is such a neat idea!! I really enjoyed reading about you... we seem to have a lot of the same views and passions :) (Guess that's why we both have "hippie" blogs :) Anyway, I'll try to get to answering the questions and nominating blogs as soon as I can.

    1. You're so welcome! It IS a neat idea! My confidence with blogging was instantly boosted when I was nominated, and it was right when I needed that boost.
      I was thinking the same as far as having the same views and passions. I spent a lot of time on your page, actually, and learned that I have been practicing Attachment Parenting for 5 years now already with my 5 year old! :) That is SO my style of parenting. Who knew it had a label?! LOL

  2. P.S. I love your book recommendations... my medicine cabinet is doTerra essential oils. I've been wanting to check out that Ekhart Tolle book, and the humanist parenting book sounds great as well. Do you like Dr. Wayne Dyer? I really enjoyed his book Wishes Fulfilled. It also talks a lot about recognizing the ego.

    1. I haven't heard of him... I'll have to check it out! Thanks!! I look forward to reading your award answers. :)

  3. Thank you so much for the nomination! I hope you get to grow those gardens! Being able to have your own fresh produce for most of the year is a blessing I've come to love.

    1. You're so welcome. :) Me too! We have only accomplished it one year, but it has been a few years because Spring has come so late. Let me know when you're done answering the questions!