Monday, December 31, 2012

So much Random Fun - Liebster Award

Posted By: Leah
Happy New Years Eve Day!
Today I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Natalie. There's something in the rules about having less than 200 followers to receive the award. But Natalie's has wayyy more followers than that and received the award AND is passing it on to girls with follower counts from super low to super high. Hey, works for me too I love these questions! It's 11 random things about myself, then I answer Natalie's 11 questions for me, I tag 11 bloggers, then create 11 questions for them.

First I'm supposed to list 11 things about myself:
1) I have been having a craving for a scone, jelly and clotted cream (it's like whipped cream/cream cheese)
2) Probably becaue BF and I've been watching Downton Abbey (I still want to call it Downtown)
3) And that makes me want to go visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville which was built around the turn of the century in that same style (maybe. Idk)
4) I still feel like the only one who doesn't love wine. Not an awful thing just I feel like I'm missing out because everyone's always talking about 'their wine.' I should give it another go.
5) I'm super obsessed with my new bedding. For Christmas I got a whole new bed everything. From comfortor, to sheets to pillows. I have a king bed and never had pillows the right size before. I love it.
6) BF is watching Gav today. He just sent me the cutest photo from when they went to breakfast and Gav's expression reminded me of an expression I also make.
7) Ok I make crazy expressions in pretty much every photo. I can't help it I'm so animated.
8) I had a revolation a couple days ago. So you know how I dress in bright clothes a lot? I get A LOT of compliments on what I wear. And trust me, I'm no Modcloth model, more like a target clearance rack girl. Anyhow, I also get comments on people saying "Oh I love that, but I could never wear that" like for example my HK shoes or my keds from my sister. People flip out over them. But people also say they're cute on me and wish they could wear them.
9) So here's the thing... anyone can wear anything they want. You just do it. Like nike.
10) BF also wears super bright shoes, so I guess that adds to me 'getting away with' wearing bright stuff. But really it's just what I want to wear, can't help that.
11) ok I'm skipping an 11th random thing. I'm ready for the questions from Natalie already!


1. What is the meaning behind your blog name? I did a super long post all about it here. But in summary, someone who I knew in college that I e-mailed years later thinking he forgot me said "Of course I remember you! How could I ever forget the Lovely Leah!?"
and I thought it was the best alliteration ever.

2. Why do you blog? The primary focus of this blog is for me to share awesome things that I see or that are happening in my life. As my blog grows, I'm more aware that I don't necessarily know all of the 1,000+ people who read this site daily and/or and subscribe via e-mail. This has affected my blog in bad ways and good. The bad is I share a lot less personal stuff, and I know that's what some people I know IRL who I don't see everyday are here to read. The good news is I have the opportinity for sponsored posts which in turn provides giveaways for my readers and I like that I can give back to those who support me.

3. What is your favorite song of all time? Yikes, that's tough. I'm going to go with Wendy Clear by Blink 182. I couldn't find an official video of it. But if you had the Enema of the State CD from the late '90s you'll know it.

4. Which hair style do you wish you could pull off. (provide link if ya wanna) I will say the Suicide Roll, like Amy from Karmen always has.

I know I could pull this off, I just don't really have a place that I want to wear it. She has a zillion tutorials on youtube. Maybe one day when I have tons of free time I'll make this happen and post pics.

5. What is your next book you are planning to read? is this a trick question? You know I have zero time to read. What is it about? Now I feel all guilty like I should be reading. If I have any kind of time to myself, I'm super busy or sleeping. Maybe if I go on a vacation where they don't have any kind of cell phone connection or wi-fi, ask me then. But the thought of that freaks me out.

6. I will ____________ (fill in the blank) be super excited to run on my new treadmill! (that post is coming up soon too). Just let me recover from the holidays 1st.

7. What is your favorite app on your phone? Instagram. I'm @lovelylifeofleah

8. What is that ONE thing you can't live without? My phone. If the battery is low, I freak out. If I leave it at home, I freak out. I have a 6 year old, and if he's not with me, it's the only way ppl can get in touch with me to tell me if he's ok. I've been known to get calls from his teacher when he's at school, txts from everyone who's ever watched him. So yes, my phone is super important to me.

9. What is your favorite outfit? I wear this one A LOT. Like probably too much. But whatever, it seems appropriate for every situation. I get infinity complements. It's a bright yellow cartigan from NY & Co my sister gave me back in I think December '07. My mom gave me this yellow, white and khaki dot print shell thing for under it from Chadwicks. And just this past year I got a yellow skinny belt I've been wearing with it too. This yellow sweater's seen me through many different weights and hair styles:

10. Chocolate or Vanilla. Chocolate

11. Tell us the first thing that pops up in your head..... I wore the above yellow sweater last Tuesday (Christmas), Friday (to work, saw different people), and almost wore it again on Saturday. BF told me it was played out but I don't think I realized it until this moment. Whatever, yellow is a good color on me. And that sweater makes me look skinny (when it's not buttoned haha).   *****************************************************  
THE RULES if you've been tagged for the Liebster Award:

- Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.

- They must also answer the 11 questions the tagger has set for them.

- They must then choose 11 bloggers to tag & award with the Liebster award (nominees must have less than 200 followers). These lucky bloggers must be told in a comment on their blog.

- They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.

Here are the 11 people I'm tagging who may or may not have over 200 followers and have posted recently (and feel free to tag yourself if you want to do this and I didn't tag you. I tried to choose friends who had posted recently. I know all of our blogging schedules are off due to the holidays. AND I know some of you have already gotten this recently, but here it is again! You're just extra awesome xoxo).

Kera at Nugget On A Budget
Kathleen at Places I Will Go
cait - pretty and fun at pretty and fun
K at Down at Fraggle Rock
Britt at First Comes Love
Laura Ryder at Mice in the Kitchen
Jenn at Ripples and Waves
Micah at Unabashedly Me
Alynne Leighat designed to love
Rachel at "Sincerely Peachy"
Holly at Perfectly Imperfect Holly
Pamela at Yes it is, Kevin

Here are my questions for all of you:

1) What are/were your NYE Plans?
2) Do you drink wine, what is your favorite?
3) Do you use Blogger vs Wordpress, etc to blog?
4) Post your 5 most recent Instagram photos (use (and if you don't have an IG,  just post 5 recent cell phone photos).
5) What is your favorite recipe? Post it and photos!
6) If you could go back and be reborn in another era, what time period would you like to live in?
7) We all have tips and tricks for staying healthy in the winter. What do you do to keep the sickness away?
8) What do you order at starbucks?
9) Who is your favorite cartoon/animated character?
10) What color are your nails right now?
11) What kind of shoes are you wearing right now (or last wore if you're not wearing shoes)?
Happy New Years!


  1. I wish I could pull off that hair style in #4 too. Really cute!

    There's nothing wrong with wearing the same cardigan throughout the years, Ive done it too haha. Also, it's only a bad thing if you look horrid in it ;)

  2. Thanks Leah!!! :) PS. I LOVE scones with jam and clotted cream! I would eat it everyday if I could! :)


  3. Thanks for the tag lady! I'm quite busy with the blog right now but I promise I'll get to writing up my response post soon and let you know :) BTW...totally love chocolate the best too. And if you wanna follow me on Instagram handle is kyrahanne.

    Happy New Year!! xo


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