Liebster Award

Tuesday, July 29, 2014



The Liebster Award is an awesome way to discover new blogs and engage with others in the blogging community. I was really excited to be nominated by Ellen over at A Pop of Pink

First, here are the rules:

1. Post eleven facts about yourself.
2. Answer the eleven questions provided by the person who nominated you, and then create an eleven-question set for the next group of nominees.
3. Choose eleven people to nominate and link them in the post.
4. Let your nominees know they've been tagged - and no tag-backs!
5. Nominate blogs under 200 followers.

Read on to learn a bit more about me and see who I nominated. :) 

11 Facts about Me:
1. My favorite cookies are oatmeal raisin, or red velvet from The Dirty Cookie.
2. I used to be terrified of dogs. Sometimes I still get scared, but I'm a lot better now. 
3. I always wear a watch! I feel naked without it.
4. I'm a rising junior at the University of Denver, studying history with minors in Leadership and French. This fall, I'll be studying abroad in Caen, France (it's in Normandy, not to be confused with Cannes!)
5. I want to live in Washington DC and work at the Smithsonian Institution (life goal!) after grad school. But I don't know where I want to go to grad school yet.
6. I am addicted to Pinterest. If I'm bored, I'm on Pinterest. I wish I could earn money to pin things.
7. I am awesome at organizing my schoolwork, computer, books, planner and life, but I am hopeless when it comes to organizing my closet/clothes/room. I'm pretty messy!
8.  I love elephants. They are so cute and perfect! I have clothes with elephants printed on them, elephant jewelry and accessories, and my friends buy me elephants. I tried to convince one of my sorority sisters to bring a baby elephant back from South Africa for me and he could sleep in our back yard and we would call him Hector, but I don't think she was into that.
9. I have watched every episode of BBC's Sherlock at least 3 times (which is easy because there are only 9 episodes... commence sobbing).  
10. I love breakfast foods, even though I'm not a morning person! My order at Starbucks is a caramel macchiato or a London Fog, and their classic oatmeal (surprisingly delicious!).
11. I love quotes. My life motto is: "She believed she could, so she did." 

Questions from Ellen: 
1. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring three things, what would you bring? Sunscreen, a notebook and pen (that counts as one!), and a Harry Potter book!
2. How would you describe your style? Effortless Prep/Casual Prep - I like preppy clothes like button downs and cute accessories, but I'm also really casual and my favorite outfits are sweaters and jeans with boots or sneakers.
3. Coffee or tea? Probably tea... I love Earl Grey (London Fog lattes are amazing! Or as me and my little call them, Foggy Bottom lattes). I also like chai, and chai lattes, and chamomile tea. So probably tea (although I do love a good cafe au lait). 
4. What is your favorite book? That's like asking someone who their favorite child is! Also, it changes based on my mood. My go-to is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but I just finished The Monuments Men and loved it because it really helped me realize why I love history and art so much, as well as why museums are so important, and one of the books that inspired me to pursue work in education and inspired my passion about educational inequality was Just Like Us by Helen Thorpe. My favorite book from high school (which I've probably re-read at least 3 times) is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, and my favorite Austen novel is Emma
5. What is your favorite pattern to wear? Stripes. I love navy blue stripes, and my favorite shirt is a striped white-and-blue 3/4 sleeve shirt. But I'm also a fan of polka dots, especially if they have glitter! 
6.  If you could only eat one kind of food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Bread. I am a sucker for good bread, and I'm basically French because I eat it with everything. That is one of the things I'm looking forward to in France - good bread (none of this store-bought-mass-produced cardboard). 
7. If you were a professional athlete, what sport would you play? Definitely lacrosse. It seems like so much fun! 
8. Vanilla or chocolate? Chocolate. Is there any doubt? 
9. What is your dream job? Director of Education at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. More realistically, a museum educator at an art or history museum. 
10. Who inspires you? First and foremost, my parents. My little, Autumn. My best friends, and my favorite teachers/professors. My famous inspirations are Malala Yousafzai and Emma Watson. My blogging inspiration is Carly Heitlinger from The College Prepster and Heather Clawson from Habitually Chic
11. You just won $1 million, what would you do? Pay for college and grad school. Then buy a nice tote bag. Then probably save the rest, or donate it to some of my favorite organizations. 

Questions for my nominees:
1. What is your biggest fear? 
2. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? 
3. What is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you? 
4. What is your order at Starbucks? 
5. If you could be a character from any book, who would you be? 
6. What is your favorite movie?
7. If you could have a meal with any famous person - living or dead - who would it be and what would you eat? 
8. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you go? 
9. What is your guilty pleasure TV show? 
10. If you could have any celebrity's wardrobe, who would it be? 
11. What words do you live by (favorite quote, etc.)? 

Below are my nominees. If you choose to participate, please list who nominated you and comment on this post with a link to your own Liebster Award post! 

1. Alyssa at Keep It Simple
2. Desiree at Love Desiree
4. Kyle at Chic and Defined
5. Hayden at Haute Table
6. Milly at Free Milly
8. Ashlee at Dearie Lovie 
9. Autumn at A is for Autumn
10. Frances at A Dash of South
11. Allison at All Shook Up

Thank you for reading, and supporting La Vie en Zoe!

xo,

Zoe

1 comment:

  1. I had so much fun with filling this out & coming up with questions! Plus it was fun to go through everyone's blogs and see what they're up to. :) So much inspiration! Thanks for sharing some love!

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