Nominated for the Liebster Award! By Bloggers, for Bloggers!

The holidays are the days to send a little extra love and cheer. Within the last week, I have been generously nominated for the Liebster Award by Kaylene from Cheers to Traveling and Kinga from Miss Glamorous Sweat Pants. Now, I am not sure if I am allowed to do two nominations in one post, but who says I can’t bend the rules a little bit? After all, it is the holidays.. 🙂

The Liebster Award was created by bloggers, for bloggers, to continue building strong connections within our community. I find joy in helping other bloggers so I was ecstatic to learn about the Liebster Award. As for the two that nominated me, I want to send you a special thank you and warm wishes for your holiday season!

The Liebster Award Requirements and Rules:

  • Create a post on your blog focused on the award and links back to the bloggers who nominated you
  • Have the Liebster Award logo visible (I have created my own imagery and included the logo)
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you in the nomination post
  • Nominate 11 new bloggers (the best part!)
  • Create 11 new questions for your nominees
  • Send the link of the post to the nominees through a comment on their blog or through social media (be sure to tag them!) as well as the blogger who nominated you – Follows are always appreciated!
  • Have fun and keep the support going! Remember, this is about growing our community and making it memorable

Questions from Kaylene (Cheers to Traveling)

What made you start a blog?
It was a random series of events that lead me to creating Love and Mimosas. To keep it short, every since I was a young girl I wanted to become a writer. With a scattered range of writing that crossed and still crosses my mind, the best way to channel those ideas is to have a blog. The rest is history.

What advice would you give someone considering starting a blog?
Take it one step at a time! Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results right away. Just like any start up project, it takes time, dedication, but most importantly patience. In order to succeed, you have to start somewhere.


What have you found the most success in getting more traffic to your site?
Love and Mimosas is and always will be a work in progress. After all, in order to keep a project going, you have to be prepared to analyze what is working and what is not working in order for growth. At this stage, I have found the most success in driving traffic to my blog has been using the right keywords, social media (if utilized correctly) as well as engaging with other bloggers.

What fuels your writing?
I like to call myself more of a lifestyle enthusiast rather than a lifestyle blogger. Therefore, life honestly fuels my writing. I started Love and Mimosas to initial talk about dating, love and relationships but it has transformed into a blog focused around me and my life in general. What a transformation it has been!

What piece of writing are you most proud of?
That is a touch one as I have a few posts that I am extremely proud of. I will let you be the judge of that! Comment below with a post that caught your attention! ♥

What is your biggest goal for the next year?
My biggest goal is to travel more or to move closer to work. I am at the crossroad of need versus want. I need to move but I want to travel! Oy vey.. Decisions, decisions.

What do you hope to get out of blogging?
I hope to reach the point where I find the true inspiration to start my book! At this point, there are so many directions I could go with it, that I have quit trying to force it. That inner voice and calling will come to me when it is ready too!

Where is your favorite vacation you’ve ever had?
My favorite vacation was the first time I flew out to California. Let’s just say that solidified my plan to move out here and now look where I am!

What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
The most adventurous thing I have done was buying an impromptu ticket to Hawaii which is where I was a few weeks ago. Now that I think about it, I may need to step it up on my adventurous game but I believe life is the most adventurous thing we have ever done in general. It never seizes to amaze me.

What is one of the most memorable meals you’ve ever had?
At this point, it would have to be eating pig at the luau I went to in Hawaii. The pig had been cooking in an underground coal pit the entire morning and afternoon before they pulled it out during the show for us to eat. It was quite a unique and cultural experience.

If you could go anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go and why?
Id take off to Germany. This is the next big vacation I plan to do so if given the opportunity to go sooner rather than later, id take it! It is a beautiful country that I want to see with my own eyes! Plus… I am part German and love beer. Great mix to me.

Questions from Kinga (Miss Glamorous Sweat Pants) 

Favorite ice-cream flavor?
Mint Chocolate Chip (extra chunky chips)! It has been my favorite for years as it is not extremely sweet and refreshing!

Bonfire or firework nights?
Fireworks hands-down! Every since I was a little girl I have had an obsession with fireworks. It brings back many memories of me as a little girl, spending time with my family in a place that will always have a special place in my heart. The design and colors are magnificent! I can get lost in the beauty of the colors and the designs.

What is your favorite Christmas song?
Santa Baby will always be my favorite. I sang it for years back in my choir days and it is honestly the most catchy Christmas song out there! Let alone, it was so fun to sing!

What’s your winter wardrobe staple?
I have never had a favorite other than staple pieces for the purpose of keeping me warm but this year I have been a big fan of scarves and furry vests. I bought a new vest a few weeks ago to wear during my trip home for Christmas, and I am excited to do a look book post on it soon!

Who’s your current celeb crush?
I am not much into keeping up with celebrities but an actor that I will always be slightly in love with would have to be Johnny Depp.

What was always your dream job?
My dream job has been and always will be to become a writer. In a small way, that dream has become a reality by the creation and dedication I have put into Love and Mimosas.

Snowball fights or building snowmen?
Snowball fights! It’s competitive… plus the running around keeps you warmer in the snow!

What’s the one place you dream to visit the most?
That is difficult to answer as I am a woman who loves and craves change. There are so many places that I would love to travel to, but if I have to really think about where I would return to more than once, I can’t really answer that at this time, as I haven’t been to them! As for a prediction, I would have to say New York City, as I have been there before and have been itchy to go back.

What is your Christmas wish this year?
To spend Christmas with my family as it has been five years since I have been home for the holidays, and I am happy to say that my wish is coming true! I will be flying home to spend an entire week with my family for Christmas and I couldn’t be happier.

What’s your best childhood Christmas memory?
My best childhood Christmas memory was waking up with my little sister and watching her excitement opening presents. As we are years apart, it was beautiful to relive the excitement, imagination and wonderment that involves the Christmas spirit. It’s the little things…

Now for my nominations for the Liebster Award!
These are newly found blogs/bloggers that I have connected with and would like to send a special thank you for becoming a part of my journey with Love and Mimosas. These are bloggers that I believe have nothing but a long road of success ahead of them…

Anchored Hope

Reinventing Erin

Janna on a Jaunt

Paper Meets Pearl

Florals and Teacups

Natasja van Dinther

The Krystal Diaries

Living Between the Lines

Simply Davelyn

Baby the Explorer

The Everyday Hostess

Here are my 11 questions for your Liebster Award post!

  • What truly inspired you to become a blogger?
  • What is a memorable experience you have had as a blogger up to this moment?
  • What inspires your ideas for posts?
  • Who are your favorite bloggers and why do you follow them?
  • What are your top 3 new year resolutions for 2016?
  • What do you believe is the key to becoming a successful blogger?
  • How do you aim to keep your blog unique from all the others?
  • How do you keep your ideas organized? (Journal, Blogger Planner, etc.)
  • What books are you currently reading? If none, what sites do you like to read articles or trending topics from?
  • What are the top 5 songs from your current playlist?
  • If you could quit your day job to do one thing, what would it be and why?

I hope you enjoyed reading my Liebster Award post and I am ecstatic to read my nominees posts! Check out Love and Mimosas on social media (@loveandmimosas) and send a little love to the bloggers I have nominated for the Liebster Award.

With Love,