Mama Diaries

Friday, August 10, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Another award landed at my pad (actually it arrived at both of my blogs, from two different people).  Thank you to Peaches Ledwidge,  at Conceive Writing, who nominated Mama Diaries, and thank you to Joanne Faries, at Word Splash,  who nominated Gone Gardening.  Be sure to visit both of these lovely liebster ladies.

What is the Liebster Blog Award?

“The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers.

The Meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.”

When Peaches gave me this award, it didn't come with eleven questions.  Joanne's version did.  If you get this award, you can choose if you want to do the questions or not.  If you do them, just use the same ones I answered. Then do what I've done - paste the award on your post, link back to who sent it, answer the questions, and nominate 5 more liebster bloggers (preferably ones with less than 200 followers).

Here are the 11 questions:

1. Who is your favorite author?  This is a tough one, because there are so many great authors.  Since I'm a children's author, I'll name a few of my favorite children authors:  Mary Pope Osborn, Jane Yolen, Kate Dicamillo, and Rick Riordan

2. What is your favorite book? Tuesdays with Morray by Mitch Albom.  I love this book.  It really makes you think about what's important in life!

3. Do you give books as gifts? If so, how do you decide which book to give? I definitely give books as gifts for children. I pick books based on age and interests.

4. Who is your favorite up and coming author? I honestly don't have a favorite, but some of the stuff I've read from fellow bloggers here is pretty awesome.  Maybe one of you are an up and coming author!

5. What music do you love?   I'm a classical musician, so I'm partial to classical music.  But I pretty much listen to anything.

6. What art do you love? Impressionists for painting. Renoir and Monet are my favorites.

7. Coffee or Tea? Tea - the herbal stuff.

8. Vanilla or Chocolate? Chocolate. No question about it!

9. Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn? Autumn. I love the cool, crisp air and the changing leaves.

10. Beginning or End?    End.  I like to know what happens in books, and I like to reach the end in my writing.

11. Why do you blog? I like it.  I think it's another outlet for creative writing, and I love meeting all the other bloggers. (Plus, someday it will be fun to read Mama Diaries and look back on all the crazy things that happened in this stage of my life.)


1.  Design Gourmande

2.  Scribbles from Jenn

3.  Hallie

4.  Bethany Crandell

5.  Belle
Please visit these ladies, too!


  1. Congrats on the award, twice. They seem to be piling up at your shore.

  2. yay!!! i loved your answers--i have been meaning to read your favorite book, for some time :)

    1. It's a good one. In fact, I think I'm going to read it again.

  3. I love choosing books for friends and relatives, and I like to think I have a talent for it.


  4. Congrats on your award! I love Monet as well--and chocolate. In fact, I just finished eating a bag of Hershey's Kisses. Don't tell my kids. ;)

    1. Hee hee. That sounds like something I would do! Your secret is safe with me (at least from your kids).

  5. Congrats on the award! Mmm, chocolate. Autumn is by far my favorite season too.

    1. And Halloween is my favorite holiday! I love ghosts and scary things!

  6. Congrats on the award and a big thank you. Imagine my surprise when I saw your comment and upon reading your blog this morning. I like classical music too. Thank you so much!

  7. your answers are so literary & musical to me =) love it or leib it!

  8. CONGRATS on your award!