Hi all! Exciting News! I was nominated for a Liebster Award. And…unless you are a blogger, you have NO CLUE what that is lol Don’t worry, I didn’t either!
A Liebster award is a way to highlight lesser known bloggers and help them develop their readership. The only way to “receive” such an honor is to be nominated by a fellow blogger. So, a HUGE shout out to Kristin from “The Peculiar Treasure” for the Liebster Love. Go check out her blog and her ah-dorable pup Bella.
Part of the fun of the Liebster is that the recipient has to answer 11 random questions about themselves. So here you go kids, here’s a few things you knew and quite a few things you didn’t 😉
1. How did you decide on the title of your blog, and what is it about?
I am passionate about helping people live the life that they were designed to
There are so many of us that are just existing and not living life to the full.
And I understand that completely.
Once upon a time, My hubby and I went through a pretty difficult season of life, (you can learn more about that here. ) Our world got pretty dark and the circumstances in our lives drained us of purpose and caused us to feel, “small.”
Life didn’t go exactly as we had planned for it to go and we found ourselves with 2 options.
Feel sorry for ourselves
Trust that God knows what He’s doing, become the best version of ourselves and celebrate the life we had been gifted.
Thankfully, we chose option 2 and it served as a spring board for us. Now our passion is to infuse hope into others and see transformation take place in every area of peoples lives. We truly believe that there is “No Small Life” and want to empower others to push against the status-quo and live a life of hope, and purpose. A life worth Celebrating.
2. Where does your blogging inspiration come from?
From my heart 😀 This blog is designed to give you
Tons o’ free content and inspiration that will help you inject joy, hope purpose and celebration back into the key areas of your life.
3. Can you give 11 random facts about yourself?
My middle name is Colleen.
I love all kinds of tea. Except Earl Grey. It tastes like feet.
I was a Musical Theatre Major in college. I’ve been singing/acting since I was 3.
My hubby and I are in full-time ministry and did youth ministry for the 1st 13 yrs of our marriage. Love teens
I was obsessed with the 50’s & 60’s when I was younger. I grew up on Nick at Nite and on any given day wanted to either be Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Burnett, Lucielle Ball or Audrey Hepburn.
I have taught both improv comedy and pre-school. Not at the same time, BUT ironically, the 2 go much more hand in hand than one would think.
For Homecoming my Senior year I decided to give myself a full set of nails… for the first time. I subsequently glued my entire hand to the bathroom counter and had to be “pried” off as Chris waited patiently in my living room
I’ve never dove in a pool or done a cartwheel. It’s the whole “head first” thing.
I’m a big believer in celebrating birthdays, but an even BIGGER believer in celebrating “Birth-Weeks!”
I lived in downtown Minneapolis while in college. Did you ever see “New in Town?” Yep, its that cold. Awesome City! But, That. Cold.
4. What was your biggest accomplishment of 2014?
Chris and I put on our 1st Pursuit of Love Dating Conference! It’s a relationship Conference for Christian Singles that equips them to have a healthy love that lasts! Interested? Check it out here! And all the behind the scenes goodness here.
5. What is it you love most about blogging?
The blogging community is pretty amazing. I love that I have the opportunity to not only encourage and speak life into the people that I know and love but also those I’ll never physically be able to meet. Technology really is incredible. And a pain in the butt, BUT mostly amazing.
6. If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
Only 3?! Ok, well aside from seeing the whole world come to know Jesus (obvious answer) 😉 :
-to have the metabolism of a 12 year old boy
-umm…world peace (Miss Congeniality anyone?)
-and of course, unlimited wishes. Hello.
7. What is one country in the world you would like to visit? Why?
Italy!!! My husband is Italian and we’ve always wanted to go
8. What are you currently watching or reading?
Ooo, Have you seen, “My city’s just not that into me?” It’s a reality show where people are given a lifestyle quiz and then assigned 2 cities and a given their ideal home in their ideal price range. It’ll make you want to move ASAP.
Reading: “Let’s all be brave” by Annie Downs. Love her. If I lived in Nashville, I’m pretty sure we’d be BFF’s.
9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Nashville, duh so I can be best friends with Annie Downs. ;). But really, anyplace that has a vibe-y downtown area, great coffee shops and is not negative degrees in February, I’m in! AND if I could live in a Huge Loft in that downtown area across from a park… even better. I’ve always dreamed of a brownstone walkup in NYC, but then there’s that whole “negative degrees” thing.
10. What is something you do when you need to take time for yourself?
Stop at a store on the way home from work. I’m terrible at pulling the trigger on actual purchases, which hey, sometimes is a good thing. BUT, there’s nothing like a good 20 minutes in Home Goods or Francesca’s to distress and get those creative juices flowing.
11. Where do you see yourself in 20 years time?
Using whatever mode of communication is being utilitzed (I mean who ever heard of a “blog” or a “podcast” 20 yrs ago?) to empower people to push against the status quo and live a life of hope, purpose, passion and celebration they were designed to live.
Now that I have answered all of the questions, I’d like to pay it forward and nominate a few other blogs!
Erica from Legatae Sempiternus
Catherine from A Short Blonde
BreAnna from Crafty Coin
K from Peeled Wellness
Kelly from Kelly Cox at Home
Tiffany from The House down the Lane
Nominees, should you choose to accept this challenge, here’s what you do:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR NOMINEES
Answer the eleven questions below. Please comment on this post with your link when you are done so I can see your answers! 🙂
In your post, link back to me and give a little thank you shout out.
After completing the questions, nominate bloggers with under 200 followers on the social media platform of your choice, and give them eleven questions of your choice.
Notify your nominees of their nomination, and provide a link to your post so that they know what to do.
HERE ARE YOUR QUESTIONS
How did you decide on the title of your blog, and what is it about?
Where does your blogging inspiration come from?
Can you give 11 random facts about yourself?
What was your biggest accomplishment of 2014?
What is it you love most about blogging?
If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
What is one country in the world you would like to visit? Why?
What are you currently watching or reading?
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
What is something you do when you need to take time for yourself?
Where do you see yourself in 20 years time?