Monday, 13 February 2012

Liebster Love!

I always love when people comment on my posts but the other day I was extra excited because April from Money Pit Love did me a solid and granted me, or rather NofW a "Liebster Award"!

Not sure what this award is? I wasn't either... in fact, I'm still not quite sure where this whole Liebster thing started or how it works, but what I do know is that it's about showing some love and generating traffic to well-deserving newbie bloggers.

How sweet is that?!

Like I've said before, just chatting with April and others at Blog Podium I could tell how fun and encouraging this community of design bloggers is, but now awards? Real or imagined, I am so down with this...

Apparently, in addition to linking back to April's lovely blog, I have to pay it forward to five other blogs/bloggers who may also have under 200 followers (from what I can tell anyway), as well as share five random things about myself.

Here goes!

The next 5 Liebster recipients are...

Shannon & Robin @ Hoopla
Pam @ Cherish Toronto
Emily-Jane @ Not a House, But a Home
and, assuming not all of these have to be design-related blogs...
Andrea @ Andrea Palen

And now for the five random things about myself, eh... hmm...

  • I'm a condiments fanatic. My fridge door is jam packed with barbeque sauce, peanut sauce, plum sauce, hot sauce, mustards, ketchup, teryaki, etc. etc. etc. My parents Santa has even left sweet chili sauce in my Christmas stocking before! 
  • Before I became a bona fide yuppie, I was once told I could survive on sunshine and music. God, I miss school days in Waterloo...
  • When I was three years old and my family and I went on vacation to Myrtle Beach, I inexplicably decided I wanted to be a boy and asked my parents and sisters to call me Bobby. They kindly obliged, and Bobby had a blast running around the beach, but within a few days little Krista Lee was back in action for good.
  • I have a horrible and bizarre phobia of anything too dry. I have to track competitive ads in five newspapers every day at work and every day it creeps me right out. Sand between my toes, dusty cardboard boxes, chalk, chalkboards... ugh, even thinking about these things right now, I'm sitting here with goose bumps all over my arms. Gross!
  • I often have premonitions of myself, forty years down the road, rocking a bum-length grey mane and making furniture in my garage. And I like it. 

"Bobby" and his sisters en route to Myrtle Beach circa '88

I think that about does it! Thanks again to April and congrats to all of the latest recipients... I look forward to reading your Liebster posts soon!

KLI | NofW


Adding the finishing touch said...

Krista / Bobby! Thank you so much for the Liebster loving, I really appreciate it. I loved those facts about you. You could totally live on sunshine and music! Thanks lady :) xo

Caitie said...

haha Oh Bobby... you kill me! I never knew your premonitions of your bum length hair but I can totally see it!

Pam @ Cherish Toronto said...

Hi Krista,

Thanks for the Leibster Love!! I'm already trying to think of which blogs to feature and (more difficult) 5 random things to reveal about myself.


andreapalen said...

Woo! Love the shout out ! xoxo

Krista Illies said...

Thanks ladies! Can't wait to read your own Liebster posts!

Bobby xo

Holly said...


That is all.