Liebster Award, #2!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hello again, friends! I wanted to write about my second Liebster Award nomination, from Lala and Zoya at Confederacy of Confessions. Thank you so much for the nomination ladies!

You can see my first Liebster Award post here.

First up, the rules!
1. Post 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions that the person who nominated you asked, and then come up with 11 more questions for the next group of nominees.
3. Nominate a few other bloggers (5-11) for the award, and let them know they've been nominated!
4. Nominate blogs with less than 200 followers.
5. Thank the person who nominated you, and link them in the post.

11 Facts about Zoe: 
1. I knew I wanted to study abroad in a French speaking country due to the fact that I've studied French for so long and I have a French minor. However, if I didn't study abroad in France, I would have gone to South Africa, London, or the Netherlands.
2. I'm obsessed with elephants. They are so cute and wonderful.
3. My favorite colors are navy blue, turquoise, and purple.
4. The number one thing on my wish list right now is an Erin Condren Life Planner (in Zen Gems).
5. Sharpie pens are my favorite pens, as well as the Pilot G2 pens. In France, I've been using the Stabilo fineliner pens... they're amazing.
6. I love to craft things (ask my sorority little sis). If I could get paid to craft (or pin things), that is what I would do!
7. I have two last names, but I love monograms. Whenever I get something monogrammed, I do my initials like this: DZM, so my first name is the big initial.
8. There are so many classes I want to take at DU when I get back in the winter... I can't wait to register!!!
9. It is one of my life goals to learn Latin. My best friend is a biology/classics double major in college, and it just seems so cool!
10. I basically fail at names. It takes me a few times until I get it.
11. I have a super short attention span, so I can't focus on anything for more than 15 or 20 minutes.

Questions from Lala and Zoya:
1. What makes you smile?
A lot of things make me smile. I would say I'm a pretty cheerful person. Any time I see my family or friends, I smile, or when someone does something nice for me or someone else, cute dogs, cute babies, pretty flowers, my favorite song on the radio, etc. A lot of times I find joy in the little things I notice throughout the day.

2. What movie character would you like to be,for a day?
Hermione Granger, hands down. But only when she's at Hogwarts.

3.Why did you start blogging?
Well that is a very long story. I technically started this blog two years ago, because I was obsessed with The College Prepster and wanted to be like Carly. Then I stopped, and didn't really think about it for about year and a half. Then I decided to study abroad, and thought it would be good to blog during my time abroad. I wanted to start posting during this past summer so I could get the hang of it by the time I went abroad, and actually really loved it. I applied for some blogging networks, did a lot of research, redesigned my blog (by myself!) and now blogging has become a full blown passion of mine! It's a great creative release, and it's a good way to find other blogs and meet new people.

4. Your guilty pleasure/s?
Reality TV shows, especially the Bachelor/Bachelorette and American Ninja Warrior. 

5. Your personal style in 3 words?

Simple, timeless, casual

6. A habit you are trying to or want to kick? 

Waking up late/sleeping through my alarm/snoozing my alarm for too long/oversleeping for things.

7. Last movie you saw, and your honest opinion about it?
The Fault in Our Stars - I preordered it #sorrynotsorry. I love that movie, except for the whole Gus/cigarette thing. I hated that part in the book, and just thought it was stupid in the movie. But other than that, I bawled because I love the story of Hazel Grace and Augustus, and the fact that they go to Amsterdam, and Hazel Grace is just so unapologetically honest and herself. Of course.

8. Your favorite time of the day?
When I do get up early, I love the mornings. But usually I love the evenings, and watching the sun set over the mountains.

9. Best memory from your childhood?

I had a great childhood, so thinking of just one memory isn't so easy... but I always look back fondly on the first time I went to Washington DC. I went with my dad and my older cousin Brianna, and we were 11 & 13 at the time. It was amazing to experience the subway for the first time, see a big city, visit all of the cool museums, see lightning bugs for the first time, etc. It was a fun trip, and one that I'll remember for a long time.

10. Best advice given to you?

"Trust your dreams, trust your heart, and trust your story." It's a quote I found on Pinterest, but the perfect way to describe what my mom always tells me, which is to remember where I come from, be myself, trust myself, and not sweat the small stuff. I would also have to say that both of my parents' advice to follow my dreams has served me well, and will always be one of my favorite mantras. 

11. Where do you want to live/be in 5 years time?

In 5 years, I will have been out of college for 3 years, which means I would like to either a) Have my Master's degree and be living and working in Washington DC, or b) In graduate school for my Master's and be working in Washington DC. In either scenario, there is some graduate school involved, working (at a museum!), and Washington DC. 

Alternatively, and much less likely/realistically, I would be living in a different country and making it work there. I would be a writer, or a freelance graphic designer (not that I have any of those graphic design skills, but a girl can dream!) and be happy living somewhere different.

Questions for my nominees: 
1. What is your favorite article of clothing that you own?
2. What is your favorite blog/ Who is your favorite blogger?
3. If you could learn any language, what language would you learn and why?
4. What is your greatest passion?
5. What do you wish you had more time for?
6. Facebook or twitter?
7. What is your favorite animal?
8. What is your favorite quote?
9. What is your favorite flower?
10. Pandora or Spotify?
11. If money wasn't an object, what would you do for the rest of your life?

My nominees:

Corinne, of The Feminist Feline
Kristie, of Kristie's Blue Jeans
Brielle, of J. Crew Joy

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