Liebster Award

My knowledge of the German language can only be described as limited and somewhat random.

There are my favourite German words – wunderbar, pretzel, and danke, which I like to randomly throw around for no good reason, the guten tags and guten morgens I used respectfully while in Germany, and finally ich will Sex mit dir in meinem Dopplestockbett haben, which had us in hysterics back in the old uni days.

Earlier this week though, thanks to the lovely Wendy at One Of My Own, I added a new word to my collection. Wendy, the sweetheart that she is, awarded me a Liebster Award.

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The word ‘Liebster’ apparently has German origins and is reported to mean sweetest, kindest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Aww shucks.

The Liebster Award is given to support and recognise up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers (on their blog) or likers (on their Facebook page).

Accepting this award was a huge honour for me. There is no way that I could have imagined a few months ago when I started blogging that I would be welcomed so readily into this amazing digital community. I am so very grateful for the support I have recieved so far. I want this love of blogging and passion I feel for this hobby to last forever.

Anyway, back to the award. In accepting this award, I need to follow some basic rules:

  • answer 11 questions set by your nominee
  • write 11 additional facts about yourself
  • write 11 new questions of your own
  • pass the award onto 11 other bloggers to answer.

The award enables readers to get to know new bloggers and connect with a wider audience.

So, without further ado, here are my answers to Wendy’s questions:

1. What is in the crisper drawer of your fridge right now?
Kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass, Thai sweet basil, eschallots, and green beans screaming to be made into a delicious green vegetable curry.

2. Best housework/cleaning tip?
Hmm, I’m no Martha Stewart, but my hot tip is using metho in water to clean mirrors rather than using windex. It’s quicker and you don’t need as much elbow grease.

3. The last thing you took a photo of
My three loves. They were sitting on the grass enjoying the Winter sunshine. Dave was replanting some pansies, Curly-locks was chatting away happily, and baby Smiley was giving me a muddy smile as she enjoyed her first taste of dirt.

4. Favourite TV show when you were a kid
The Wonder Years. I was obsessed with Kevin Arnold. I had a poster of Fred Savage on my wall and even had The Wonder Years soundtrack.

5. Tea, coffee, or hot chocolate?
Well, there was once a day when I would say Milo, but tea is my go to now.

6. Last place you stayed overnight away from home
Twin Waters, Queensland. Dave and I went away for a wedding. We had the best time burning up the dance floor. In fact, we were the last ones on the dance floor. I missed the kids terribly though, so we raced home early the next day.

7. A person who has inspired you
My husband, Dave, inspires me on a daily basis. I long to be as rational and chilled as he is. He takes everything in his stride and is his own man.

8. Musical instrument. Do you play one?
I don’t, but if I did it would totally be the guitar.

9. What are you afraid of?
Losing my husband and/or children.

10. Your most useful kitchen appliance/gadget
The one getting the most use at the moment is my Baby Bullet. It blitzes up meals for baby Smiley in seconds.

11. First concert you attended?
Arrested Development at Brisbane’s Festival Hall. I was 16 years old and thought I was so, so cool.

And now for 11 facts about myself:

  1. I have been a vegetarian for most of my life. Even as a child, I would go to great lengths to not eat meat. I would secretly drop it under my chair at the dinner table and throw it out later, or ask to go to the toilet, put a whole heap of meat in my mouth, and then spit it out down the toilet. I forgot to flush once, so that was the end of that …
  2. I do a killer running man.
  3. I know all of the words to the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
  4. I am a good listener. I may not always give the greatest advice, but friends and family know I am always there to lend an ear and that I will bend over backwards to help them.
  5. I am an absolute TV addict. Major obsessions in the past have been Gossip Girl, Dexter, Alias, Buffy, The OC …the list goes on.
  6. Speaking of lists. I love me a good list. I have them scattered all over the house.
  7. I am a sensitive soul. I am deeply empathetic and consider myself quite intuitive.
  8. I’ve been on TV a handful of times. Once or twice when I was a Queensland University of Technology student journalist, once when Today Tonight interviewed me, and then there was the time my friends and I made an all singing all dancing video clip to Aretha Franklin’s Respect.
  9. I choose to always see the best in people and give them the benefit of the doubt.
  10. I am fairly certain I have seen/felt a ghost before when I was working back late once.
  11. I once hula hooped for 14 minutes straight … and then vomited.

My 11 questions for you:

  1. Who is the last person you spoke to on the phone?
  2. What is your favourite TV show?
  3. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
  4. Where is your favourite place to eat?
  5. What is your favourite item of clothing?
  6. Any new or exciting news to share?
  7. Share one of your most embarrassing moments.
  8. What are your pet peeves?
  9. Which store would you max your credit card out at?
  10. Why did you start blogging?
  11. Who/what inspires you?

My 11 nominees are … drum roll please:

  1. Random Acts of Zen
  2. My journey – Am I there yet?
  3. You Learn Something New Everyday
  4. One Mother Hen
  5. Mama Going Solo
  6. The Jenster files
  7. All That Is Beautiful
  8. Mumma Tells
  9. The Motherhood Herald
  10. The Opinionated Manager
  11. Not another slippery dip

14 comments on Liebster Award

  1. Josefa @always Josefa
    August 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh how fabulous! Congrats x
    I love the hula hoop/vomit one – best little fact about someone by far x

    • mummywifeme
      August 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm (6 years ago)

      Lol. Yep, that was a crazy day xx

  2. Bec | Mumma Tells
    August 8, 2013 at 2:47 pm (6 years ago)

    Aren’t you a sweetheart. Thank you for the nomination. And congrats to you! I love the sentiment behind the award, and learning random tidbits about the recipient. X

    • mummywifeme
      August 8, 2013 at 3:01 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks Bec πŸ™‚ And you’re welcome for the nomination. It is a great way to get to know new bloggers and spread the general bloggy love x

  3. Emily
    August 8, 2013 at 3:06 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks for the nomination!

    “This is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down…”

    • mummywifeme
      August 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm (6 years ago)

      ‘And I’d like to take a minute so just sit right there. I’ll tell you how I became the Prince of a town called Bel-Air’ πŸ˜‰

      You’re welcome, Emily πŸ™‚

      • Emily
        November 25, 2013 at 12:44 pm (5 years ago)

        In West Philadelphia, born and raised, on a playground is where I spent most of my days…

        Finally doing something about this. Should be up later this week. Thanks again. And here’s a confession – I missed out on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air the first time around. The only reason I know the entire song is because I watched the whole series while I was at uni. From memory it was on at 3.00 in the afternoon. LAME!

        • mummywifeme
          November 25, 2013 at 8:07 pm (5 years ago)

          Lol, Emily! I actually saw an ep yesterday afternoon. Love that show. No dramas about the Liebster. I’m looking forward to reading yours πŸ™‚

  4. Wendy Parks
    August 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm (6 years ago)

    It was so lovely to learn more about you Renee! Love the hula hoop fact. And you husband sounds so lovely. And so delightful to find another list person! I didn’t put that in my random facts, but I need to have a list of all my lists so I don’t misplace any!
    Excited to see lots of nominations that are new blogs to me – lots of new discoveries around the corner πŸ™‚

    • mummywifeme
      August 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm (6 years ago)

      Yes, this is such a great way to connect with new bloggers. Thanks so much for nominating me. I love that you need a list of all your lists. A girl after my own heart πŸ™‚

  5. Maxabella
    August 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm (6 years ago)

    Well done, go you! x

    • mummywifeme
      August 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks again πŸ™‚

  6. Leanne Winter
    August 9, 2013 at 8:01 pm (6 years ago)

    Hula-hooping for 14 minutes straight – wow, that’s some serious talent! Congratulations Renee, such a well deserved award. I would have nominated you for one myself a couple of weeks ago but stupidly thought you weren’t eligible or didn’t meet the criteria or something stupid…anyway I’m glad you’ve been recognised, I love reading your posts. xx

    • mummywifeme
      August 9, 2013 at 8:18 pm (6 years ago)

      Oh thank you so much, Leanne. I love reading yours too. Yes, for some reason my sister and I decided to have a hula hooping competition. Not a wise thing to do on a hot summer’s day πŸ˜‰ x


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