I Have Received an Award!

May 1, 2014

Back in January I was awarded with a Liebster Award from a blog friend and follower Cathy from Curious as a Cathy but I had to turn it down due to certain life circumstances.  I thank you Cathy for that nomination.  If you have a chance please visit Cathy's wonderful blog.  She also has an awesome music link party on Monday and on Wednesday she has Wordless Wednesday.

I have been awarded again by Joanita from Creative Crochet Workshop and thanks so much for the award.  Joanita is a talented crochet designer and please take a look at her lovely blog.  Thanks for the fun questions you made up for me too.

Here is a list of the rules that I need to follow as well as the 11 bloggers that I choose:

1) Post 11 random facts about yourself
2) Answer 11 questions the awarding blogger has posted for you
3) Nominate 11 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) for the award and link them in your post
4) Create 11 questions the nominated bloggers have to answer
5) Let the nominated bloggers know they were nominated

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  The meaning of Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.  Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about new bloggers/blogs.

11 Random Facts about Julie:

1) I love crocheting and knitting
2)  I love cooking
3) I love coffee
4) I crochet and knit for charity at my church
5) My dog Bosco is a rescue dog
6) My Mom and Aunt Mary taught me how to knit
7) I love handbags
8) I hate going out in the rain
9) I love traveling
10) I love the beach
11) I had Lasik surgery on my eyes 15 years ago

My 11 Questions from Joanita:
1.      If you were stranded on an island what are the 3 things you would like to have with you? Sunscreen, lip balm with SPF, sunglasses
2.      If you had to choose between a pair of knitting needles and a pair of crochet hooks to defend yourself against aliens invading earth which would you prefer? Knitting needles
3.      Your favorite yarn to craft with? I don't have a favorite off hand I just love most yarns except mohair or angora, which I'm allergic to and makes me sneeze.
4.      Your favorite book to read in between crafting? I love mysteries and love stories.
5.      Your favorite snack to eat while crafting? Cheez-It Crackers
6.      If you had to choose between spending a Sunday afternoon crafting or rock climbing which would you choose? Crafting
(If you chose rock climbing - please, please explain why!)
7.      You are strolling peacefully on the beach with your craft bag, when suddenly you see a man buried to his head in the sand asking for help, you rummage in your bag and pull out the following - a ball of yarn, a knitting needle and a pair of a scissors - which one would you use to help and why? I would use the yarn and knitting needle.  I would tie the yarn onto the knitting needle and give the needle to the man to hold and try to pull him out of the sand.
8.      What is your favorite color to craft with? I don't have a favorite color, but I love bright colors.
9.      Have you ever made something for a pet? What kind of pet and what did you make? I knitted my dog a little light blue collar.
10.  What is your favorite Social media? (Facebook/Google Plus, etc) I love Pinterest.
11.  Name 3 things you don't like about yourself and then 3 things you do. The 3 things I don't like about myself: 1) I would love to be taller.  2) I wish I had thicker hair.  3) I want to lose a few pounds. The 3 things I like about myself: 1) I'm nice. 2) I'm helpful. 3) I'm caring.

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  1. Congratulations on the award, my friend :) I had a lovely time reading and learning more about you. Happy May! Hugs and blessings!

  2. Congratulations on your award! You're certainly all of the definitions of Liebster. Blog awards are so much fun! It's a great way to connect with people and you discover lots of new, exciting blogs.
    And thank you so much for nominating me :-) I'm glad you like my little space on the web.
    Have a wonderful day :-)

  3. Awesome!! You have chosen and shared some great blogs!

  4. Congratulations on your award Julie. :)

  5. Congrats!!
    It was nice reading some facts about you :)

  6. Congratulations on your award Julie! I agree with the things you like about yourself! Thanks so much for nominating me! I am truly flattered!

  7. Congrats on the award Julie! I loved learning some more about you!

  8. I remember doing several of these in the past, Julie. They are fun and you get to know someone quite well. I LOVE Cheez Its, too! Not Cheese Nips-gotta be Cheez Its! lol

  9. First and foremost, Julie, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You SO deserve this award, and I am beyond humbled and honored that you would even consider The Brown Girl with Long Hair blog to "pay it forward" to...

    Unfortunately, I am going to respectfully pass at this time, as I only recently accepted The Liebster myself! (I have The Liebster badge on the right side of my blog, which leads to the post I wrote about it.)

    I am so glad and grateful that we have connected, though! I've become a follower of your blog via Google Friends Connect, and have also begun following you on Twitter and Pinterest.

    Again, thank you so much, Julie. Let's stay connected!


  10. Congratulations on receiving this award Julie. It is so interesting to read more about you and the questions you are giving out are great like the one that says How did you pick your blog name.

  11. Congratulations on your award Julie! I would want sunscreen too. LOL It's ruthless nowadays. Cheez Its are a very good snack.

  12. Congratulations on the award Julie. And thank you for passing it on to my humble blog too... I am so glad you like my blog. I thought no body did:)

    I have gladly received this award and displayed it on my sidebar. I might take a while until i am able to pass it on..

  13. Julie - thank you so much for nominating me! I apologize for taking so long to reply. I was previously nominated for this award, but it's nice to know that people are enjoying my new blog! I wanted to answer your questions though:
    -My summer plans are to relax and enjoy some time with my boys.
    -My favorite outdoor activity is hiking.
    -My favorite indoor activity is scrapbooking.
    -My favorite season is fall
    -I decided to blog because I needed a creative outlet
    -I picked my blog name because my life is all about my teen sons!
    -My favorite dinner is anything with pasta
    -My favorite drink is Diet Coke
    - I would love to travel to Paris someday
    -I wear minimal makeup but probably need to start wearing more!
    -I prefer casual clothes, but I love to dress up on occasion

    Thanks again Julie. Have a very happy mother's day weekend!


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