January 14, 2014

The Liebster Award (Round Two)

photo from Sydney over at So...Why Morocco?
What is the Liebster award and what does Liebster mean? Well, for starters, this award is a pretty popular one (in the blogging community) that is given to bloggers who are up and coming. Liebster is German and has a slew of meanings, some being: sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, endearing and welcome. And there you have it, the Liebster award! 

Back in 2013, I was nominated for this award (which you can read about here) and again recently by two of my favorite bloggers The Gold-Hatted Lover and Bows and Depos. Y'all, I couldn't be more honored that these two amazing gals thought of little ole' me when making their nominations! And that's just one of the many reasons why I not only love blogging, but like participating in awards as well. Blogging is all about building community, making new friends and connecting with others that have the same passions as you. And participating in awards is such a fantastic way to help spread the word about newer bloggers and blogs!

So as a way to make sure that I took part in both Mary-Katherine and Emily's questions (which they came up with and is part of the award) I decided to combine their questions into a shorter list that I will answer below! I really hope you enjoy learning a little bit more about muwah through my responses and want to give one last shout out to MK and Emily for nominating me :) Thanks ladies!  

1. How long have you been blogging?
I started blogging back in June of 2013...which means I'm only short FIVE months until my one year blogoversary!! Yayyyyy!

2. How would you describe your style?
That's a hard question...I had to ask my friend and she said my style was "classic with girly elements". I wear a dress or skirt about 3-4 times a week and wear pretty natural looking makeup for most occasions. I always have to have earrings or a bracelet on no matter what though!

3. What are the top three places you would like to travel to?
As of right now I would say 1. Cinque Terre, Italy 2. Paris, France and 3. NYC...in that order.
4. What is your favorite realistic brand and your favorite lust-after brand?
My realistic brand(s) would have to be (for dresses and tops) Anthropologie and H&M. For my favorite lust-after brand(s), they would have to be Nicole Miller and Alice + Olivia.

5. What is something weird about yourself?
I have never in my life gotten a pedicure. It's not because I don't think they look pretty! I just hate feet and do not want anyone messing with mine!

6. If you could make one dream purchase, what would it be?
One day, when I am married and have a family, I would loveeee to own a lake house. When I was little, my parents had one at Smith Mountain Lake and I always remember loving the boat rides and time spent away from all the chaos back in the city. There's something about being on the water that makes me feel at peace and relaxed.  
7. What was the best concert you have ever been to? 
Hands down, Needtobreath with Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors was the BEST concert I have ever been to (and an added bonus was the fact it took place outside on a day that had perfect weather)! The concert was in Charlotte at the Uptown Amphitheater in the Music Factory and was one of the best date nights Will and I have ever had. We had amazing seats, purchased fun souvenirs, and sang along to some of our favorite songs. There is something about acoustic tunes, and anything accompanied by a banjo, mandolin or harmonica that pull on my heart strings.
8. What is your favorite season?
If you asked me what my favorite season was before I graduated college, I would say it was summer (for obvious reasons). But now that I am a working "adult", I would have to say I enjoy the beginning of fall the most because it's not too cold yet and you can still wear short sleeve tops and shorts. There also seems to be all sorts of fall festivals, concerts, and events going on that I always catch myself venturing to.

9. What is your one beauty must-have?
Benefit's Erase Paste! It's the first thing I put on my face in the morning and I swear that it is the best concealer to cover dark circles, and any blemish you might have. It might be embarrassing to say that I have gone through more then five things of this and haven't found anything else that works quite as good.

10. What is your favorite type of flower?
It's hard to say I have just one favorite flower so i'll have to say that my favorites in a bouquet are Peonies, Ranunculus and Tulips!


  1. Those baby picture of you on the boat are adorable!

  2. I use erase paste too! Love it!

  3. Those pictures of you on the boat... OMG OMG OMG haha! I want to frame them and put them in my room - sooo cute! Loved getting to know you more, Melbaby!

  4. NEVER HAD A PEDICURE? Oh, sister...you are missing out! And I must try that erase paste, sounds fabulous!

  5. yay i loved reading your answers and getting to know more about you!

    cinque terre is absolutely stunning, i cannot believe a place like that exists. i loved it so much that i visited not once but twice when i studied abroad. you HAVE to go!!

    and i totally agree that a lake house would be so amazing. my family never had one but one of my best friends did and we would spend a week there during summer of high school and it was the absolute best. worries just go away when you're by the water and it doesn't hurt when your favorite people are with you either!

    xo mk

  6. Such adorable pictures of you!!! I would LOOOOVE to go to Paris!!!! I want to so bad! I've had a pedicure one time & that was my last! I'm too ticklish, ha!

  7. Love your answers! And so good to know about Erase Paste -- I am on the hunt for a new concealer!

  8. Loved reading these!!! Can't believe you have never got a pedicure!!! Haha that's so funny!!

  9. The Drew and Ellie and Needtobreathe concert was the ABSOLUTE best concert I have ever been to so far!! I saw them together in Durham last spring at the DPAC! They are both such amazing groups and hearing Ellie sing "Stones Under Rushing Water" with the Needtobreathe boys took my breath a w a y!!

  10. Cinque Terre is absolutely amazing! I got to go for a day a few years ago, and the views of the ocean are stunning. The color looks almost unreal. I agree on the lake house!

  11. First off, you might be the only person I know who has never had a pedicure (okay, totally kidding)! You should try it at least once :-) promise that only the scrubbing part is bad, the rest is very relaxing! Also, love love love Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. Actually just got a copy of a live show they did here in Nashville with Ben Rector :-)

  12. I love the pictures that accompany your post. They are lovely!
    Bright and Shiny


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