Wow…checked my twitter account this morning and saw that beautiful Modern Mom nominated little ol' me for the Liebster Award! Not familiar with the Liebster Award? Well…I wasn't either until I went to the Googler to elucidate myself and this is what I found.
The Liebster is an ‘award' given by bloggers to bloggers. I like that! I mean, respect and recognition by your peers is an awesome thing. More specifically, it's an award given by new bloggers to other new bloggers. One of the requirements is that you have fewer than 200 subscribers. It's a way for us newbies to get to know each other and to help promote each other. When I started blogging a mere 4 months ago, I really had no idea that I would be so warmly included and encouraged in the community of bloggers. I have received much guidance and encouragement from my fellow bloggers and the Liebster Award is an extension of that. Here's a cool thing, Modern Mom, who nominated me, is located in Kenya, further illustrating just how small, but extensive, this blogging community is.
One thing I can't figure out, and something that seems to have eluded many previous recipients, is who started this whole thing? Many bloggers have likened receiving the Liebster to a form of a chain letter (as explained below) and I get that comparison. But I also get that its a way for small bloggers to get to know and, potentially, bring attention to other small bloggers. So, at the end of the day, it's a good thing.
The ‘rules' of the Liebster are:
So, once again I humbly thank Modern Mom for thinking of me and let me now answer her questions.
You would have to ask that question! While I really enjoy blogging and like most things about my blog, if I could change anything it'd be the name. When we were thinking of starting this blog, I really like the ‘nest' image and wanted to work with that. The ‘nest' analogy works with the image of creating a nurturing home, as well as that of ‘feathering my nest', which is an outlet for the creative in me. However, most ‘nest' names were already taken in Go Daddy, so I kept branching out from that word and the first one that come up that incorporated ‘nest' was ‘Nourish and Nestle'. In retrospect, I wish I had regrouped and not been so bent on tying myself to ‘nest'…though I do like my image!
I'm not sure of the technical superpower name, but I'd love to be able to control time…speed it up when I have a 6 hour layover in the Philadelphia airport or slow it down so that my teenagers would still be 6 and 3!
Creative, kind-hearted and self-sufficient. (The first 2 came from my daughter…awwww!)
I'm all about color. I'm an equal opportunity color gal. I love them all…except FLUORESCENT ORANGE! There's a place for many oranges in my world, but at there's a point when orange goes from delightful tangerine to hunter day-glo, and then it's all downhill from there.
In my home we have:
‘practically perfect in every way' ‘pretty princess' Flora
AND ‘she who shall not be named', ‘devil's spawn' Puddles
How's that for an answer?!
I keep a running list of ideas to write about, so I typically have ideas. I find that if I just sit down and start typing, it usually comes to me. I do try to write as I talk, so when I write I think about a certain person and just starting ‘talking' to them through the keyboard.
Maybe ‘lust at first sight', but to love means to really know a person and you can't do that by sight. That being said, it was love at first sight when my children were born.
I'm going to completely out my age on this one, but Flipper was my favorite show!
100% a morning person! When I'm up at 5 a.m. and the rest of the house will be sleeping for 3 more hours…sheer bliss.
We're on the ocean (what's not to love about that?) and for a small town, we have fantastic restaurants.
Probably the one in which I show how to make linen cocktail napkins because I reflect on the impact of my grandma and mom on who I am today. They were, and are, self-sufficient, creative, loving and wise women and I'm proud to have their genes.
Thanks to everyone who made winning this award possible! I'd like to specifically thank my husband for all the behind the scenes work, my son Rob for all his technical guidance and my daughter Kate for great taste in all things beautiful.