allisonleighann♥: the liebster award.
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Saturday, January 12

the liebster award.

in this post, i'll be talking about myself a good bit.
because i'm finally getting around to the first award that i got! (:
Hannah nominated me for it, and i cannot thank her enough for the nomination!

the rules are:

*the Liebster Award is given by bloggers to other bloggers with 200 followers or less.
*the nominees must link back to the blogger who awarded them.
*you must write 11 random facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
*make up 11 new questions and nominate 11 other bloggers.

random facts:
[i've also been nominated for the Versatile Blogger award, so stay tuned for even more facts! ha.]

// plain oatmeal loaded up with sugar and butter is one of my favorite foods. my grandfather used to make it for me all the time when i was a kid... so now it's the only way that i'll eat it.
// i wish that i had gray eyes. i really think that they're beautiful.
// even though i may complain about them, i love both of my jobs. both jobs have people that i just absolutely adore. they're good people, and they're good places to work. i'm so blessed to have the jobs that i do. especially when i know a ton of people who would kill to have any kind of job at all.
// my parents got me Casual Vacancy by JKR for Christmas, and while i'm ridiculously, overwhelmingly excited about it, i haven't started it yet. i think, subconsciously, i'm terrified that it won't be anywhere near as good as Harry Potter, and i don't know if i can handle that let down. life. it's tough sometimes. haha.
// if i could, i would literally sleep til 2 p.m. every day. i wouldn't mean to, but my body just loves sleep.
// Sparkling Clementine Izze drinks are my addiction of the moment.
// i can't sleep if i'm hot. i run my individual a/c unit even in the winter. until it's early january and my dad yells at me for it. sadly, the dorms don't have individual units.
// i know that i want to be an editor, and i was set on being an editor for a book publishing company. but at this point, i'm thinking about magazines as well. i just have no idea how i'm going to get there. i need to make some connections, obviously.
// i love quotes. and i have a lot of favorite quotes. and if i was artistic at all, i would paint them all on canvases, hang them up, and give them to other people so they could be inspired too.
// i really abhor cockiness. that's my number one pet peeve.
// orange swirl ice cream is my favorite. because it tastes like a push pop and reminds me of my childhood. (:

the questions that Hannah asked me:
1) blog-wise, who is your great example?
oh my. i'm not sure if i have just one.
i love College Prep, and she's the first blog i really followed on a regular basis. but aside from that, i just adore My Polished SideThe Style Soup, and Young Heart. i always watch to see if any new posts of theirs pop up in my news feed. [shameless promotion of these blogs right here. go check them out.]

2) What would you like to accomplish with your blog in the near future?
i honestly have SO much that i want to do, but first things first.
i would love for my blog to grow in members. not members that'll follow me just because i followed them or who check their own blog once a month, but people who truly love blogging, meeting people, and learning new things. i would love to expand my blog, buy photoshop, a domain name, focus the blog a little more, but first i need enough people to care. there's no use in spending money on something that isn't yet worth it, you know? so i'm working my butt off to gain followers. if you have any tips for me or my posts, let me know! 

3) How much time do you spend working at your blog?
eh, it depends. i'm normally on late at night since i work late morning/early afternoon and then have errands and such to do later. some days i'll only get on for the amount of time it takes to do my post, and some days, like today, i'll spend 4:30 til bed time with my computer by my side.

4) What is the next thing you plan to buy?
mm, i don't actually know! groceries, i guess. we have to go grocery shopping tomorrow after i move back in and get off work.

5) What is your favorite piece of clothing that you own?
thank you, Aldo.

6) What's your favorite season and why?
winter! i am such a winter girl. i love winter clothing, sitting in front of a fire, hot tea, hot chocolate, and cuddling. i just love everything about it.

7) With which character of which tv show would you want to switch?
probably Abby from NCIS. i have a bit of a thing for Gibbs, not even gonna lie. he's a handsome old man. (:

8) What is your ultimate way of relaxing after a day of hard work?
pajamas. our futon. cereal. and either a book or a marathon of some show that i watch. 

9) If you would have to define your life in a slogan, what would it be?
"Carpe Diem," of course.
why else would i tattoo it on my wrists?

10) To which moment do you look forward to the most?
at this moment, it's a tie.
while i'm a hopeless romantic, and cannot wait until the moment that i say "I do," i'm always pretty terrifically excited about the moment that i step off of the plane in Scotland. and that's a lot closer anyways.

11) What's your favorite drink?
vanilla coke. clementine Izze's. root beer. and blue powerade.
depends on the day.
but normally...vanilla coke.

i nominate:

Andrea @ Notes...
Carlee @ Misseemoo
Jackie @ Jackie Jade
Chloe @ Ergo...
Kelly Elizabeth @ Kelly Elizabeth
Ashleigh @ Love Stoned
Ashley @ A Cup of Ash Tea

my questions for you:

1) what's your favorite tv show?
2) what inspired you to start your own blog?
3) what's something that has shaped you as a person? a person, a realization, anything.
4) what's your favorite thing about blogging?
5) where do you want to be in ten years?
6) facebook or twitter?
7) if you had one million dollars, tax free, what would you do with it?
8) are you a morning or a night person?
9) what is one principle that you hold to? one moral that you would be willing to die for?
10) what's something that you do every day?
11) tell me something that you like about yourself. (:

i hope that you all actually decide to do this! and make sure to link back to me, because i'd love to read your own answers!


  1. Cheers for the nomination, Allison.
    You're a doll.
    Enjoy your weekend...

  2. Thanks for replying to my comment yesterday! Has helped me find your lovely, little blog! Looking forward to following along via Bloglovin'! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! ;)

    1. You're so welcome! I'm glad that you decided to follow along!
      Have a great weekend as well. (:

  3. I love the boots! :)

  4. Aw, so sweet of you to point out my blog! Thanks so much :)

    1. Of course! I love it. It's definitely worth the mention. (:

  5. I'm totally with you on sleeping in until 2pm everyday. My body loves sleep too. :) Thanks for the nomination!

    1. I answered your questions over at my blog and linked back to you. Thank you again so much pretty lady!

    2. Great! I'm going to look now. (: You're so welcome!

  6. OMGG Allison!!

    Thank youuu :-) I am so excited you nominated me. Thank you bunches :-) Love these questions!! You are awesome

    XO Jenna

    1. You're so welcome! Have fun doing them yourself! (:

  7. Oh how awesome!!! Thank you Allison!!! I will definitely answer your questions later in the week and of course link back here!! =)

  8. thanks for nominating me! check on my reply on my blog ---


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