Monday, February 18, 2013

Liebster Award

Hi again, it is me with a second post for today, that is a rarity!  But I have some awesome news that I could not wait to share!  On Saturday, I was awarded the Liebster Award from Amber at The Honeysuckle Bus Stop.  Liebster, in German, means endearing, valued, lovely, etc.  You get the idea.  This award is presented as a way to acknowledge up and coming bloggers and to help them be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments within design that is presented on their blog.  I was truly honored that Amber chose Sweet Parrish Place as one of the 11 blogs to give the award to!  Thanks so much Amber!  I have worked really hard on my blog since starting it, and it feels really good to be recognized for that.  

Here are the rules for receiving this award:

1. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about

2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, and then
create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.

3. Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.

4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.

5. No tag backs.

Here are 11 random facts about myself:

1.  I love a long hot bath.
2.  I don't paint my toe nails in the winter.
3.  I color my hair myself to save money.
4.  I have one younger sister.
5.  The ocean is my fave place to be.
6.  I want to be there like RIGHT NOW.
7.  I have never lived outside of West Virginia. That is going to change.
8.  I have been married to my husband for 6 1/2 years.
9.  I refer to my husband as LC on my blog.
10.  I refer to my kids as Miss 16 year old, Mr. 12 year old, and Mr. 5 year old on the blog.
11.  The number one thing I would love to do is build my dream house one day.

Here are the "about me" questions that Amber presented me with:

1. How did you get started blogging?  The first blog I ever discovered was Young House Love.  I fell in love with the blog world through that blog.  The more blogs I read and loved, the more I thought that I wanted to start one of my own.  We moved into a new home in June of 2012, and I kept daydreaming about being a blogger.  Finally one day it just hit me, what did I have to lose?  I took the leap and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made!
2. How would you describe your style?  I love clothes!  And I have A LOT of them.  I like to mix and match classic and trendy things in my closet.  I like casual, comfy, colorful things that are stylish and comfortable at the same time.   

3.  Which do you prefer, colors or warm?  I much prefer warm colors.  

4. What is your favorite season of the year and why?  My favorite season is spring!  I am always anxious for it to get here after winter.  There is nothing better than when all of the trees and flowers bloom, and you can smell the first fresh cut grass of the year!

5. Are you a dog or a cat person?  I am not gonna lie, I am really just not an animal person.  I have a deathly fear of cats!  they give me a panic attack.  So if I had to choose it would definitely be a dog.  We have a 13 year old chihuahua mix named Bambi.

6. If you could have lived in any era of time, what would it be?  When I was little, I read every single Laura Ingalls Wilder book.  I used to wish that I lived back then, but in actuality it is probably a hard life.  

7. What color do you always fine yourself drawn to?  Red, for sure!  In clothing and decor, I always love a pop of red.  

8. What genre of music do you prefer?  My favorite band of all time is The Eagles.  I like music that is laid back and gives of a relaxed vibe. Right now I am digging Adell

9.   Favorite Food?  Crab Legs, yum!

10. Which day of the week is your favorite and why?  Probably Saturday because I can sleep in, and I know I still have one more day off before the work week begins.  

11. State something about you that is interesting that we don't already know.   I lost a baby at 9 weeks pregnant before my youngest son was born. 


Choosing 11 new blogs to pass the Liebster award to was no easy task!  I gave it a lot of thought, and it took me some searching to find them!  But I think I found 11 fantastic blogs to pass this award on to!  One of the fantastic things about being a blogger is how nice and supportive everyone is of each other.  I know it is my hearts desire for my blog to be successful because I pour my heart into it, and I have a feeling these 11 bloggers would say the same thing.  Breaking into the blogging world as a new blogger takes a lot of time and dedication, and these bloggers have a lot to offer and are very talented people who would love to show you what they got!  So, just as Amber did, I challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and check these talented ladies out and give them a chance.  And while you are at it, stop by thehoneysucklebusstop and stay awhile.  Here are the 11 fantastic new bloggers I have chosen to pass this award to:

Our Little Home 98208


Imagine Your Homes

Evey's Creations

Finding My Happy

Friendship Life and Style

Always Something Home

House By Hoff

Rain On A Tin Roof

Monograms N Mud

From Haus to Home

Ladies, here are the about me questions I'm presenting you with. I'm anxious to see your answers.
If you ladies have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

1.  What would you do if you won the lottery?
2.  What is your most vivid childhood memory?
3.  What is your favorite blog that you love to read/look at?
4.  What is the best book you have ever read?
5.  What is your favorite room in your house?
6.  What do you do to relax?
7.  Do you have any pet peeves?
8.  Where would you go on vacation if money were  no object?
9.  What would your dream house be like?
10.  What is your go to hairstyle?
11.  What kind of car do you drive?

Y'all have fun and congrats for receiving the Leibster Award!