Friday, July 5, 2013

Liebster award.

A couple nights ago I was just getting off of work, talking to my manager, and I decided to check my email. That's when I read that Hannah {from Words as Palindromes} had nominated me for the Liebster award! I was soo excited! This is my first blogging award and I'm flattered that someone reads my blog and enjoys it!(: Thanks so much Hannah!

Before I read Hannah's post about the Liebster award, I had never really known what it was {although I've read a couple blogs that have gotten it}

So, what is a Liebster?
The meaning

Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.
You get why I was flattered?!?

Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggeres and help spread the word about newer blog//bloggers.


1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented this award to you.
2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself, and create 11 questions for your nominees.
3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 other blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have been chosen. 
4. Copy/paste the blog award on your blog.

Random Facts:

1. I HATE texting. People don't understand this. I truly hate it. Yes, I do text once in a while, but mostly just for the "hey, meet at 6" kinda texts. I hate it. I hate, hate, hate texting.
2. I don't really wear make up. I basically always wear mascara, but that's it. I wore foundation once, and I couldn't stand it. If I'm really dressing up, I'll throw on some eyeliner or eye shadow but that's a rare occasion.
3. You may think that this sounds dramatic, or extending the truth... but I truly have the best friends in the entire world. I would be a totally different person without them. And it seriously breaks my heart that I have to leave them to go to college. We weren't your average group of teenage girls; we didn't really fight but if we did, we would work it out without the gossip or the drama {and usually with a long, handwritten letter... not even kidding.} I've made so many wonderful memories with these beautiful ladies... I will never forget them! I love these girls so much!

5. I have 42 first cousins. And when my family gets together {especially my mom's side} I can't help but to compare it to the movie "My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding". My family is crazy and all we do is eat, laugh, play nertz, and have a great time... and I love it!(:
6. I own my own sewing machine. That's not too weird, right? I begged for it for Christmas about 3 or 4 years ago. Well... I also have that sewing machine set up in my room. And when I'm frustrated with life, I put my headphones in, blast 2cellos or Lindsey Stirling, and sew, even if it's just doing stitching patterns on a scrap piece of fabric.
7. I used to do be in 4H. I was in Clothing Construction {aka sewing} and Cake Decorating. I did both for three years... and I took first in sewing and second in cake decorating every year. I was like 10. #braggingrights {I'm not gonna tell you that there were only about 4 people competing total...}

8. New York City was my favorite family vacation. Granted, I just love all cities, but NYC was beyond amazing.

9. I have the most wonderful family! I'm the youngest, and now I'm the only kid at home {actually it's been that way for 2 years}. It's always super fun when my other siblings get to come to town {plus the awesome in-laws and niece and nephew}. My family is crazy. I love it (:
10. I adore history. My favorite class this year was AP US History {even though that class was the end to my social life and sleeping time} I love learning about people from a long time ago, and about how somethings developed. I just love i!
11. I listen to music 99% of my life. I am basically always listening to music. Always.

1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I was awful at journal keeping! Simple as that. Blogging is way better than journal keeping anyways (;  I came across Keena's blog after googling EFY shirts and it helped me want to create a blog of my own!

2. You are invited to dinner with your favorite celebrity. Who is it?
Oh dang, that's a hard one! I have so many favorite celebrities! Um... I think it would probably be Andrew Garfield {Spiderman}

3. How do you take your coffee? And if you don't drink straight coffee, what is your drink of choice?
I actually don't ever drink coffee! But I rarely go a day without chocolate milk or hot chocolate(:

4. What is your favorite childhood memory?
Hmm... I guess I really liked riding bikes down the big hill in our neighborhood, or playing at our "hide-out" in the back of our cabin, or hanging out with my cousins. Too many memories to choose just one!

5. What advice would you give to your 16-year-old self?
DON'T TAKE A BREAK FROM VIOLIN! don't do it, Erica. Don't do it! AP Chemistry is not worth it, and American Writers will actually be a good class to learn about writing.
And also, teenage boys are useless anyways.

6.What is the best gift you have ever given to someone?
I honestly don't know.

7. What sport is your hidden dream to participate in the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 or Rio Summer Olympics 2016?
I really don't think I have one mainly because I am not the most athletic person in the world {or even remotely close}... but I would love to go watch the Ice Skating!

8. What is your pet peeve?
Unfortunately, I have a ton of them! But I think my biggest pet peeve is people who feel the need to spend hours getting ready every single day. If I can get ready in 10 minutes, including breakfast, before seminary every day during senior year after doing homework till late the night before, you do not need to get ready to go buy shampoo at walmart.

9. What is your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate and watching North and South or Pride and Prejudice? I feel like that's always a good answer.

10. A friend is over to visit at your place. What Spotify playlist or iTunes song are you listening to?
Depends on the day! I love tons of different kinds of music, though. Most likely it's Two Door Cinema Club or Parachute. But I really do listen to a ton of different types!

11. What is your dream job?
Anything that puts me in the position to influence people. Not like "I want power!" but more like just being in a place that I can help someone. That's part of the reason I want to be a high school teacher. I think that teenagers are at the most vital part of their life, and I want to be a part of that. My high school teachers really helped me realize who I want to become, and my goal is to be just like that in someone else's life.


I don't have 11 nominations, sorry! But anyways, I love these girl's blogs... every single one of them! I love getting to read about what's going on in their lives, and I think anyone else would as well!

Here are your questions:

1. What is your goal for your blog?
2. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
3. Imagine you've won the lottery. What're you going to do with the money?
4. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
5. What is your favorite post on your blog?
6. What is your favorite memory?
7. Favorite item of clothing?
8. What's on top of your bucket list?
9. What is your favorite quote?
10. What kind of music do you listen to?
11. How do you like to spend your free time?

Thank you so much once again Hannah for nominating me!

Hope you all had a wonderful fourth of July!

Erica Michelle


  1. Stopping by from the Blog Hop! Your blog is too cute. Loved reading your Liebster answers! Newest follower via GFC :)


  2. Love your answer to the spotify playlist, Parachute I have seen them live and love them! :) And Pride & Prejudice = MY FAVORITE MOVIE. I think we are meant to be blogging friends.

    Words as Palindromes

  3. Erica!
    this is absolutely unbelievable! I am so happy that I'm one of your nominees, truly honored :)
    I got home from camp TODAY I decided that I needed to jump right on the award!
    It means so much that you read my blog :) Thank you x100000 <3 <3