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
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.