Liebster Award

Liebster Award Sparkleshinylove
I was nominated for a Liebster award by two lovely bloggers last week.

A Liebster Award is awarded in the blogging community, and I was nominated by:

Caffeinated Chaos

Mommy’s Time-Out



Basically there are 6 rules for the Liebster Award:

  • Acknowledge the blog who nominated them and display the award
  • Answer 11 questions that the nominating blogger gives you
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself
  • Nominate 11 blogs that you think are deserving of the award
  • Let the 11 bloggers know you’ve nominated them via social media
  • Give them 11 questions of your own to answer


Here we go!



11 Random Facts about myself:

1. My socks never match. If they do, one always has a hole in it.

2. I get into a really bad mood when I’m hungry. Like that commercial on TV where the guy turns into Joe Pesci. YouTube it.

3. I can’t eat an open bag of chips. I usually eat one bag a night (I know, it’s terrible), and it has to be a fresh bag.

4. I eat pizza with a fork and knife.

5. Sometimes I watch soap operas in Español hoping to learn a few phrases, and because they are so dramatic you don’t need to know what they are saying to understand what is going on. Best drama on TV.

6. I can’t parallel park or back into a parking space. I also failed my driving test twice.

7. It often takes me two times to do anything before I get it right. I’m not a natural at anything.

8. My favourite thing to do is take $20 cash to the store and just spend every cent on candy.

9. I buy flowers for myself a lot.

10. I’m pretty sure I apply deodorant 25 times a day.

11. When I make my husband his favourite meal of either sheppards pie or a roast, I usually pick up McDonalds and eat a Big Mac combo with him because I hate sheppards pie and roasts.



Questions for me to answer from the bloggers:

1. How did you decide on the title of your blog?

I was interviewed once and asked to explain myself using only a few sentences. When I was done the interviewer said you really seem to love things that are sparkly and shiny, so I came up with sparkleshinylove.

2. Wine or Beer?


3. Where was your last trip to?

Turks and Caicos (also known as paradise).

4. Share a photo that represents you and explain why.

This is just my favourite photo right now.



5. What’s your go to meal or dish to cook? share the recipe!

It’s called a Quarter Chicken Dinner, and I prefer to order it online from Swiss Chalet.

6. Vanilla or Chocolate?


7. What are 1 or 2 blogs that you check daily?

Reality Tea and Lainey Gossip

8. How do you drink your coffee?

I don’t drink coffee – just hot chocolate, frappacinos and tea lattes!

9. What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?

Reality TV. All of it, I don’t discriminate.

10. What pandora station did you listen to last?

Oh god what is that?

11. Share the last photo you took on your phone.

It’s blurry but ok!


Round Two!

1. What inspired you to write your blog?

I’m not sure exactly what it was. I think I thought it would be fun to do something creative and fun, and I for some reason thought I had lots of time to do it.

2. Who is the woman you most look-up to?

My Momma and my sister – they both kick butt.

3. Favorite place to shop?

Um, everywhere.

4. Fave Dessert?

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake, or macarons.

6. Dream Vacation spot?

Bora Bora or the Maldives

7. Greatest personal accomplishment?

Raising a child to the ripe old age of 2.5.

8. Children, pets or Both?

One toddler, one Yorkie.

9. Last book you read?

Crazy Rich Azians. Pages from being finished.

10. Favorite Movie?

Too many – Goodfellas, The Godfather II, Pride and Predjudice, Love Actually, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Camp Sleepaway

11. Tattoos?




My nominees for a Liebster award are:

Brand New Mom

The Holistic Foodie

DIY Design Mom

The Fabuless Wife

Seeking the South

The Crunchy Chronicles

Deeva Designs

honestly: motherhood

The Urban Traveller

Reality Mom Blog

Skinny Belle

Check out some of these great blogs over the next little while. They’ve all had some great content and are worth a look at!

Here are my questions for them:

1. How did you choose the name of your blog?

2. What is the last thing you broke?

3. What was the last purchase you made that had you feeling guilty?

4. Favourite Band?

5. How long was the longest time you haven’t looked at your phone?

6. Favourite Book?

7. When was the last time you went on vacation and where?

8. How long have you been blogging for?

9. If you could bring three things to an island, what would you bring and why?

10. Which do you like better? Instagram or Facebook? Twitter or Pinterest?

11. What’s your favourite quote or set of song lyrics?





  1. February 4, 2015 / 4:50 am

    Thank you for the nomination! I love your blog! I am so honored that this nomination came from you!


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