#45 Liebster Blog Award Take Two

Back in November I was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award, back then I was very new to blogging & I had very few followers (about 10 I think). Since I was nominated I did what was required and you can read it here. Of course now, I’m just about at 60 followers.. yes SIXTY since September so since I was nominated again, I thought I would do it again. I really wanted to include an explanation of what the Liebster Blog Award is but I’ve spent the last hour googling to no avail! Typical! Anyway, as always it’s so nice to be nominated!
I was nominated by the lovely Margaret over at Roaring Twenties. I’ve only recently started to follow her but I love her blog already. It’s a mixture of mainly life and fashion. Her posts have the most vital thing I look for in blogs to read, personality. Her posts are FILLED with her wonderful personality. She’s fast becoming a fav.

Anyway, these are the rules she has passed along to me (and i’m passing onto my nominees!)

  • List 11 random facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions which are given to you by your nominator
  • Ask 11 new questions for all the bloggers that you nominate to with the award
  • Nominate 9 bloggers with less than 200 followers to win the award
  • Go to each of the blogger’s pages to let them know about their nomination 

    Here we go.. 11 random facts 

    1. Before discovering the world of blogging, I have always had a Livejournal on the go. I go through phases of updating it and I have had a few different usernames. My best discovery on there was a community called ThriftstoreUK. It’s dead these days but I have met some amazing ladies on there and have followed their lives for years over different social media networks that nowadays I count them among my friends.
    2. For the first time in five years I have a penpal, her name is Naomi & you should check out her blog over here.
    3. I spend at least an hour a day playing on The Sims 3, this is usually during my daughters nap time or in the evening if she doesn’t want to take a nap. 
    4. I wore berets, leg warmers, over sized jumpers and playsuits before they became a fashion statement. My friends can vouch for this. I don’t follow the crowd in fashion, I wear what I like even after the trend is long over. 
    5. Since my break up I have suffered really bad anxiety problems. I’m working on these problems by putting myself out there, having a blog has really helped this. 
    6. Sometimes the best part of my day is taking a bath and reading my book. Since having my daughter I have really struggled to find time to read (or brain power) apart from when I’m in the bath.
    7. For the first time in my life I truly love my wardrobe! I struggle to even shop these days I love everything in it and I try to only buy pieces I know I will wear loads. 
    8. Until last January I never drank tea now I love the stuff! When I was in hospital after having my little one they only offered me tea, coffee or water, since it was January and there was snow on the ground I accepted some milky, sweet tea to keep my energy levels up.. since then I have never looked back. Tea, three sugars, please.
    9. I am saving up to get my first tattoo this year. 
    10. I only have one friend in my hometown. I either have to spend time with my sisters friends or travel to socialise. It’s tragic.
    11. Despite the hell my ex put me through.. I’m still looking for my happy ending.
    Bored yet? Here have a photo of me with my mum in a shell suit. Love you mum haha

    My questions from Margaret

    1. Why did you start blogging? – I started blogging because I needed a creative outlet. After my split my self confidence was at zero.. I tried losing weight, shopping etc to make myself feel better. So far blogging IS helping, I’ve met some lovely people and had some very supportive & complimentary comments. I also needed somewhere to just be ‘Amy’ instead of ‘Mama’
    2. If you could live in any era, which would you choose and why? – Twenties. I have always been so fascinated by that era, especially in Paris while Hemmingway, Fitzgerald were at large.
    3. What is the most exciting thing you’ve done/greatest achievement? Having my daughter, hands down. Nothing has even come close.
    4. If you could only ever eat one for the rest of your life, which: chocolate or crisps? (ooh!) – Crisps. I love chocolate but I feel sick after a while. Crisps don’t give me that sickly feeling.
    5. What’s your favourite film/most treasured DVD? – Oh god, hard one! Closer probably.
    6. Do you think white marshmallows and pink marshmallows taste different? (I plan to use your answers to settle a debate with my friend…) – YES! It’s like coloured sweets. But I don’t like marshmallows much.
    7. What is your favourite high street shop and why? I used to love Urban Outfitters but it’s become so mainstream now. Probably H&M because of it’s good value for money.
    8. If you were a cartoon/film character, who would you be AND WHY!? Oh another toughy! Probably Rapunzel from Tangled! I always wanted to be Disney Princess.
    9. Favourite pair of shoes? (bonus points for a photo so we can all have a peek…) This changes all the time, my current favourites are my Mel Wellies, they have been AMAZING in this weather and were only £15 from Office (I used a voucher I won on Twitter to get them). 
    10. What did you want to be when you were little? – taller doesn’t count  A Princess. I’m not even lying. But realistically, I wanted to be on TV (aka an actress)
    11. Morning person or night owl?  Night owl.. all the way.
    Thank you, if you’re still reading! This is me in Hoboken, NJ with Manhattan behind me
    I’d like to nominate (and I recommend you give them a read and a follow, all lovely ladies!)
    1. Bel at Journeys are my Diary – Up & coming real life blog, real honest entries with bags of personality.
    2. Rhiannon at The Sparkly Panda – If you like my recipes, you’ll LOVE hers. Another great life blogger.
    3. Kate at Just Pirouette and Carry on – Another wonderful real life blogger, again filled with personality and honesty. 
    4. Laura at What Laura Did – Beauty & Life blogger, her real life posts are incredible.
    5. Kirsty at Indigo Buttons – Lovely Edinburgh based lifestyle blogger, deserves a lot more followers as her blog is great!
    6. Jodie at Future Freaks Me – Another great lifestyle blog, her wishlists are wonderful and her entries are well put together.
    7. Kirsty at Miss Kirsty’s Blog – Long time net friend (well we’ve stalked each other via various mediums for months), funky as life blog, full of life & personality!
    8. Ness at Butterfly Kites – New beauty & fashion blog, she has brilliant reviews.
    9. Sam at XOXO, Sam – Another brilliant life blogger, she is also a fellow owl lover! 

    And here are your questions (if you chose to accept this award, of course!)

    1. What new years resolutions did you make? (if any, if not, why?)
    2. If you won the lottery what would be the first thing you’d buy?
    3. If someone asked for a book recommendation, what would you give them?
    4. What is the one place you really HAVE to visit before you die?
    5. If you had one piece of advice for your 16 year old self, what would it be?
    6. What TV show that no longer airs do you miss most?
    7. What one hobby do you wish you’d pursued?
    8. If you could time travel to what age, what one would you go to and why?
    9. What is the thing you most find attractive about the opposite sex? (or same, I’m pro equal rights)
    10. Who/what is your blogger inspiration?
    11. And finally… coffee or tea? 

    If you have made it to here, congratulations! I hope you’ve all been slightly more enlightened about the girl behind Cocktails in Teacups and I REALLY hope you’ll check out the ladies I’ve nominated. They are such good reads.

    Tomorrow is my daughter’s first birthday! So I’ll leave you all with a photo of the cake I baked her, it’s a three layer pink strawberry cake. I think everyone enjoyed it (well that’s what they told me haha!) Good night & hope you all have enjoyable Monday.

    Sneak preview, I have a life entry coming soon!
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