Liebster Award Nomination

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I am so excited to have been nominated by Shell from A Courageous Beauty for the Liebster Award!!! This is an incredible nomination given by bloggers to other bloggers to acknowledge their work and encourage readers to give new blogs a view. I am so honoured that she thought to pass on the nomination to me. Shell is an incredible blogger and friend (I’ve feature her here for a My Gal Friday post!).


Part of accepting the Award is answering ten questions Shell has put together that she feels will interest you lovely readers.

1. “What made you decide to start a blog?”

I have been following dozens of blogs for years, and people have always suggested I start my own. I never took it seriously until my husband deployed and I needed something to focus on that made me genuinely happy.

2. How did you come up with your blog name?

Pretty much everything I wear is a shade of maroon/burgundy/wine, black, and white. I’m always saying I like an item if it was available in one of the those colours: thus make mine maroon was born. (Not to mention, who doesn’t love a good alliteration!)

3. What kind of blogging advice would you give to other new bloggers?

To have a very clear brainstormed idea of what your genre and focus will be, but to also not feel suffocated by that idea. I have come to discover a blog is a living thing- it grows and changes with you.

4. Who is your blogger bestie?

My blogging bestie is absolutely YOU aka Shell. You have made such a difference in my life and in my love for blogging. I am so blessed to have you in my life- online and offline!

5. What inspires you the most?

Texture! I love texture. I have always been drawn to artist like Monet who use texture to convey their art. Just seeing the smoothness of the leaves against the harsh bark and the smooth acorn inspires me to do the same in my outfit layering. Texture also inspires me in life- some people are smooth and easy to be with, while as some others can be abrasive. It’s so important to have all kinds around you to grow as an individual!

6. If you could have one celebrity friend, who would it be and why?

Ooooooo I have no idea! Wait…. I hate to sound clique but I love Jennifer Lawrence and I think she would be a blast to hang out with, whether it be at home with ice cream or something wild like mini golf. (I aim high when it comes to going out!)

7. What is your dream job?

I’m currently in school studying communications and marketing. My dream job would be a global communications role that included translating Russian documents.

8. What do you want for Christmas?

I’m actually planning a post about giving away this Christmas! So stay tuned for more about what I want this year.

9. Coffee or Tea?

I work part time at a tea shop so I drink at least 10 cups of tea a day, but that’s not to say I’m not addicted to a Starbucks’ coffee every so often- especially when it’s in a red cup!

10.You’re at Starbucks…what do you order?

During the holidays: a soy caramel brûlée latte. After the holidays: a coconut milk vanilla latte. (I’m lactose intolerant in case you couldn’t tell!) I normally give into the temptation to get a small pastry as well; I don’t go to the gym for nothing!

The most fun part about being nominated for the Liebster Award is getting to nominate other fabulous bloggers in return!

Rita of Style Round the Clock

Annie and Catherine of Collective Passions

Jenn of Shopping Bags and Travel Bags

Ruthie of Ruthie Ridley Blog

Here’s the rules ladies:

1. Post your award to your blog.
2. Answer the questions that you were given from the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate a few new bloggers you’ve discovered.
4. Create 10 new questions for the nominees.
5. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.

Here’s the questions!!!!!

1: If you could only use one makeup item for the rest of your life what would it be?

2: Why did you start blogging, and what it your proudest blogging achievement?

3: What is one little thing you do just for you every week?

4: What is your favourite Thanksgiving or Christmas tradition?

5: What is your favourite feature about yourself?

6: If you could have one super hero who would it be?

7: Do you have a favourite Starbucks order?

8: What’s a strange quirk you have that drives everyone around you crazy?

9: What odd little thing makes you supremely happy?

10:What piece of advice would you give to other bloggers trying to grow their brand?

Congrats ladies and can’t wait to see your answers! I also want to give Shell one more big hug and thank you for her nomination.

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  1. November 28, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    Hello beautiful,
    I enjoyed reading this post, knowing more about you. 🙂 Thank you so much for nominating me. I had so much fun answering all the question.

    • Kait Elizabeth
      November 28, 2015 / 8:27 pm

      I’m soooo glad you did it! I’m loving all your answers. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      November 23, 2015 / 8:35 pm

      I love it!!!!!

  2. Randee
    November 20, 2015 / 10:20 pm

    I love your blog!!!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      November 20, 2015 / 10:22 pm

      Thank you love!!!!!!!! Hugs, Kait

  3. Mary María
    November 20, 2015 / 9:30 am

    Amazing, I like it sweetie!

    I invite you to join my international Firmoo giveaway!

  4. Shell
    November 19, 2015 / 8:17 am

    P.s. Jennifer Lawrence would be an incredible friend! She cracks me up! You could get a six pack from just all the laughter!!!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      November 19, 2015 / 8:27 am

      That would be the best work out ever!!!! I think all of her stuff should just be unscripted. It’d be awesome. Hugs, Kait

  5. Shell
    November 19, 2015 / 8:16 am

    I LOVED this! Especially your answer to what inspires you the most! I feel the same way about you dear! So happy to have you in my life! What a huge blessing! I enjoyed reading this! You are beautiful inside and out! Love you Kait!!!
    -xo, Shell

    • Kait Elizabeth
      November 19, 2015 / 8:27 am

      Awwww thank you so much Shell!!!!!! And thank you again for the nomination. Hugs, Kait

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