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The Leibster Blog Award

Thank you to Isabelle at Ginger and Aloe for nominating my blog for the Liebster Blog Award.  I am honoured and thankful for the nomination.

Blog Awards are a great way to share a bit about ourselves with other bloggers.  They are also a great vehicle for paying it forward and calling attention to other fabulous blogs out there.


1) Acknowledge and link back to the blogger who nominated you
2) Answer the 10-11 questions posed by the nominator(s)
3) Nominate 5-11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers
4) Create your own 10-11 questions for the nominees
5) Leave a comment on your nominee’s blog that you nominated them

Isabelle’s Questions

1.  Who or what inspired you to start blogging?

I was inspired to start blogging by a good friend of mine.  She wrote a blog for many years and eventually, I decided to jump on the bandwagon.  It has been a great way to share my skin care experiments.

2. What is your favorite make up?
I love the Jane Iredale line.  I also like the All Natural Face.
3. What is your favorite body lotion?
I make my own body lotion.  By far, it’s my favorite. I just can’t find anything else that works as well on my dry skin.
4. What is your favorite fruit?
5. Favorite time of the day to work out?
First thing in the morning.  It gets me going and ready for the day.
6. Favorite drink of the moment?
I love a cup of Hot Lemon Water.
7. What do you think about juice cleanse?
I do a lot of juicing using my Hurom Juice Press.  I think it’s very healthy to incorporate freshly squeezed juices into your daily routine.  I always feel best when I am juicing regularly.
8. Favorite song?
I don’t have one.  I like music, but can never recall the name or artist of a song that I like.  It’s a part of my brain that just doesn’t function…ever.

9. Your favorite place?

My favorite place is home.  Home is with my family, wherever that my be.

10. Favorite inspirational quote?

“Hope is not a plan of action”.

I love this quote.  It’s a reminder to me that I need to make my dreams come true, rather than wait and hope that things turn out how I want.

My Ten Questions

1.  How do you keep your skin clean and fresh?

2.  If you could travel to one place in the world, where would it be?

3.  What is your favorite animal?

4.  What is your favorite type of food?

5.  How do you motivate yourself to get difficult tasks done?

6.  How many times do you wash your hair in a week?

7.  Who do you admire the most and why?

8.  What is your favorite brand of make up?

9.  What is the one word that describes you the best?

10.  What is your favorite book?

And the Nominees Are:

Zen in the Big City 

Little Steps

Day Dreaming on a Dime

Tomatoes and Jasmine 

Green For Baby 

Please take a moment to visit these five fabulous blogs!  I’ve enjoyed each of them and I hope you will too!


Thank you so much to Lisa at Sapphire Reviews for nominating my blog for the Liebster Blog Award!  It’s always such an honour to be nominated by a fellow blogger.  It’s also a great opportunity to pay it forward and call attention to other great blogs.  Thank you!

Liebster Blog Award

The Rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog: (
  2.  Post 11 facts about yourself, answer the 11 questions asked of you, and create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate.
  3.  Nominate 11 blogs you think deserve to be noticed, and leave comments for them letting them know that they’ve been chosen.
  4. Display the Liebster Award logo.
  5. No tag-backs.

Questions Posed by Lisa

Why did you start blogging?

I wanted to start sharing my homemade skin care experiments.  It just seemed like the best forum to share my ideas and learn from others.

If you could be anywhere in the world now, where would that be?

I could be anywhere, just as long as I’m with my family.

Dark, Milk or white chocolate?

I used to be an exclusive milk chocolate fan.  More recently, I’ve been enjoying dark chocolate more.  Changing tastes?

Shoes or bags?


What’s your profession?

I negotiate for a living.

Favourite colour?


What’s your favourite movie?

Moulin Rouge

Favourite TV Show?

Arrested Development

Favourite food?

Oh — there are so many!  If forced to choose, I’d go with my grandma’s Chicken Curry.  It’s the best!

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in two places.  I spent a good part of my childhood in Malaysia.  I spent the rest of my time growing up in Canada.

What do you want to be when you’ve grown up?

Still trying to figure that out.  If nothing else, I want to be the best mom I can be!

My Nominees

My Questions

1.  What is your favorite colour?

2.  What was your scariest moment?

3.  What was your happiest moment?

4.  What do you do to relax?

5.  What book would recommend?

6.  What inspires you to continue blogging?

7.  What is your dream vacation?

8.  Who do you admire the most?

9.  What is the most effective way you’ve found to promote your blog?

10.  What is your profession?

11.  If you had just one day left to live, how would you spend it?

Thank you again to Lisa for the nomination and congratulation to each of my 11 nominees!