Liebster Award

A few months ago I've been nominated for the Liebster  Award by both Lee from Lee Thrifts and Kaci from Earth to Kace. Thank you both so much for the nomination! 

Because of the November blogchallenge, and the hectic Christmas time, I hadn't been able to write about the award - until now. 

First, let me introduce you. What exactly is the Liebster Award? I must say that I hadn't heard of it either before I got nominated. The Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to other -smaller- bloggers. As a (beginning) blogger, being nominated for the Award can be very beneficial, as it drives traffic to your blog - from the bigger blog that nominated you. The Award only exists on the internet - as some sort of chain that you can either choose to pass on, or to interrupt. 

 The rules are simple: 
* First of all - say thank you to the one who nominated you and link their blog. 
* Copy the Liebster Award badge (I made mine a bit cooler so please be creative!). 
* Write 10 random facts about yourself.
* You get about 10 questions by the one who nominated you, and answer them in a blog post.  
* After answering them, you nominate at least 5 smaller blogs that you find awesome. 
The rule here I believe is that you nominate blogs with less than 200 followers (I think I use bloglovin as guideline here) - and make about 10 questions for them to answer. I read that the number of followers has decreased from 3000 - 1000 to 200, but I decided to go with the last number. 

I found a post about the official rules here.

10 random facts about me:
1. Dutch is my native language.
2. I love Japanese DIY candy.
3. I am getting married in June this year.
4. I'm addicted to the Sims Freeplay.
5. I haven't been in school for two years now.
6. I still listen to K3 (Belgian kids group).
7. I am a HSP.
8. I'm actually a make-up noob.
9. I'm Christian.
10. I (used to) play piano and violin. (not so much anymore :/)

Since I got nominated twice - I decided to pick the best of both 10 questions to answer here. 

The question I'm answering:
1. Why & when did you start to blog?
I started this current blog about 1,5 years ago - first as a secret second blog to practise my (English) writing. Before that I had a Dutch blog where I attempted to post funny stuff but failed miserably. 

2. Who are your favourite bloggers?
At the moment I love to read Crispyventures, Miel and Mint, and Lee thrifts - and my most visited blog would be The Girl Who Games, as her Sims Freeplay guides are very helpful :p

3. What is your favourite book?
I have many favourites, but my all time favourite is Harry Potter part 1. (and the other parts of course.)

4. What is your favourite place to visit?
Gran Canaria!

5. Who are your top 3 musicians?
This is a hard one as I'm not so much into musicians but more into songs. Anyway, right now I'd choose: 1. Olafur Arnalds  2. Jackie Evancho 3. Johnny Cash

6. Do you have any hobbies besides blogging?
Yes! I'm addicted to mobile games :p and I love reading and working on snailmail and my smashbook. And drawing and painting occassionally.

7. Name 3 beauty products you can not live without.
1. BB Cream 2. Lipbalm 3. Eyebrow kit

8. Who is your biggest inspiration?
I get inspiration from many fellow bloggers I follow - not someone specific. I get inspiration from the things I do, products I buy - and journeys I make.

9. What made you want to blog? 
I've always enjoyed writing - I was especially funny in Dutch. Since, in Dutch, I could only reach a relatively small audience, I decided to write my stories down in English so the whole world could read them. In my blog, I can put my creativity. I enjoy working on the layout and to constantly learn new things about for example HTML. My blog is now my main motivation to start a new study - it made me pick webdesign! 

10. Name your favourite childhood memory.
I remember going on holiday to Germany and Belgium with my parents and brothers always was a big thing. I remember we visited a castle somewhere in Germany and I absolutely loved it. Also, all the trips to amusement parks are among my favourite memories. 

Hereby I nominate:
Mia from What Mia Did
Alana from Curly Haired Narna
Katie from Bookabie
Simona from Crispyventures

My questions for them are:
1. Why did you start your blog?
2. If you could only visit one more place in the world, where would it be?
3. What motivates you to blog?
4. What are the two songs you're listening most to at the moment?
5. What's your favourite accessoiry?
6. If you could live in any fictional world - which would you pick?
7. Where are you thankful for?
8. What's your favourite pudding?
9. Describe your perfect breakfast.
10. Your last read?

I hope you enjoyed this read! If you haven't checked out the amazing bloggers I nominated - please give them a visit and a follow! 

Have a nice Sunday!


  1. Oh no did you not see my nomination for you either *sad face* oh well you got some good questions here! Is it bad to say I've never actually read a Harry Potter book?! *hides face in shame* and love your childhood memories.

    Love Hannah xx

    1. Nooo I didn't see your nomination! My bad:( hahaha YOU need to get yourself reading a HP book NOW. Can't believe you never read one lol! Have you seen the movies?



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