May 10

I got Liebster-ed!

by LifeLoveLaura on May 10, 2013

Liebster Award

Yesterday I had an email to approve a comment so off I trot to have a read where I found some news that made my day! The lovely Ciara from City to Sticks had nominated me for a Liebster Award. After getting a little bit too excited and googling all about it I realised that sadly there isn’t a swanky awards ceremony so no need for me to rush out and buy an expensive new dress (bummer). There is however, a big sense of community and helping each other out with the Liebster Award. The ‘award’ is more special than getting the thumbs up from some unfamiliar snotty nosed judge sitting behind a desk, think Simon Cowell. It is a stamp of approval from your peers and fellow new bloggers to let you know that you are doing something right and that they appreciate all of your hard work. It gave me a big smile when I saw the comment from Ciara. German for sweetheart, darling, beloved – all of those lovely words, the Liebster Award means ‘you’re fab!’ Just as I was starting to lose my blogging mojo, thinking my waffle was getting lost around t’interweb-land, I go and get a big virtual kick up the arse. Yay, someone IS reading and appreciating Life, Love, Laura! So, to little known bloggers like me, the Liebster Award is a bit of a biggie and I’m flattered to be on board. Thank you Ciara!

The simple rules of the Liebster Award are:

- List 11 facts about yourself

- Answer the 11 questions that I have answered below

- Nominate 11 fellow fab new bloggers who have 200 followers or less

- Go to each bloggers’ page and let them know that you’ve nominated them

- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their page, et voila!

So here we go, 11 facts about me…

1. I’m not really a big chocolate fan. 2. I ADORE good tattoos but limit them to places on my body that aren’t often on show as I can’t be arsed to keep up the image, clothes and make up wise, to go with them. 3. I swear way too much. 4. If I won the Euromillions I’d build a big animal rescue centre and spend my life playing with puppies and kittens. 5. I was born without many big teeth so most of them are still baby teeth or dental implants. 6. As sad as it sounds, I love my Labrador as much as I love my mum, dad and husband. 7. I have been obsessed with anchors since I was about 3 years old. 8. I could listen to Olivia Colman talk all day. 9. My life is pretty much ruled by food. 10. At 28, I still have no idea what I want to do career wise. 11. I love rain.

Why did you start blogging?

I originally started blogging in February 2011 during the run up to my wedding. My Bonfire Night Bride wedding blog was quite successful when it was up and running but with working full time and planning our wedding too I just didn’t have the time to keep it up. Since having my baby boy, however, I wanted to start blogging again as a way to get in touch with other like minded new parents and also it’s something to look back on when we’re all a little bit older.

If you could eat lunch anywhere in the world where would you go and what would have have?

Oh my god, this is a difficult one. I live for food so it depends what mood I’m in. I can nearly always eat pizza though so I’d have to say Lombardi’s in New York. Their pizza is gooooooood!!

From whom, what and where does your blogging inspiration come from?

From my little boy, my twitter friends, things I see on tv, things in see or do in everyday life – pretty much everything and everywhere!

How do you handle a stressful day?

This is going to sound ridiculous but I either have a big snuggle with my Labrador Daisy or I’ll shout at my husband. Sometimes both or sometimes whichever of these happens first.

What do you hope your children remember about you?

I would like my little man to remember how much fun his childhood was, how much he was loved and how much he laughed. Laughter and love are two of the most important things in life, after all.

What is your favourite recipe?

I’m not very adventurous when it comes to cooking, I’m quite lazy and would rather have someone else cook for me! I do love to make a beef and orange daube though, it takes forever but it’s bloody worth it. Yum yum!

What is your favourite quote?

I tried so very hard to come up with something inspirational here but it would just be a lie to make myself sound deep. My actual most favourite quote has to be “why’re you so sweaty? I was watching Cops,” from Stepbrothers.

What projects are you working on right now?

Bringing up my little boy, trying to get into the swing of regular exercise, blogging Life, Love, Laura and getting myself mentally ready to go back to work in July after my maternity leave, yuk!

What is the best thing about you?

Hmm that’s a really difficult one. Probably my eyes and my sense of humour.

Will you follow any of the bloggers that you nominate?

Of course, there’s no point nominating them if you don’t follow them.

What makes you giggle?

My little boy’s laugh and anything that’s massively inappropriate!

And the blogs I nominate for the Liebster Award are:

You and Me are Family

Make, Do and Push!

Never Entirely Satisfied


Daisy’s Tea Party

Our Day By Design

Mummy Never Sleeps

Rachel Beasley

Mum and More

Flying With a Baby

Wed in London

Rocked By Life

Ok, so there are 12 here and some of my nominated blogs may have more than 200 followers but it’s not a big deal, it’s just nice to be able to let them know they’re appreciated!

Laura x

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Claire May 10, 2013 at 11:11 am

Awwww thank you so much for nominating me!! I’m like you, wondering if anyone really does read or care much about what I have to say, this makes up for it :) I’m off to do mine. Xx


LifeLoveLaura May 12, 2013 at 10:00 am

Looking forward to reading it :) Of course people care! xx


Laura May 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Hey! Thanks, gorgeous gal. Love your writing. You say it how it is! :-) xxx


LifeLoveLaura May 12, 2013 at 10:00 am

That’s sweet, thank you! x


Gemma May 16, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Thank you so much Laura. I feel honoured to be liebster-ed by you. Thanks lovely. xx


LifeLoveLaura May 16, 2013 at 10:53 pm

It’s a pleasure Gem, it’s just a bit of fun but even still, it’s nice to know that all the hard work that goes into our blogs is appreciated isn’t it? x


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