Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Nominated for the Liebster Blog Award

On behalf of Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination, I was nominated for the Liebster Award. The purpose of the Liebster Blog Award is to recognize blogs with fewer than 200 followers that deserve a look. In other words, Newbies in the blogoshere! LOL that would definitely pertain to me.

First, before I get started with the rules, I'd like to thank Katrina for taking the time and nominating my wee little blog :) I really appreciate that she took that time out to mention me and get my blogs name out there. I've only been doing this for probably two months now

  •  Make Sure you thank and link back the person who nominated you
  • List 11 Facts about yourself.
  • Answer the 11 questions put forward by whoever nominated you.
  • Ask 11 new questions to 9 bloggers. They must have less than 200 followers on Bloglovin' (or there preferred method). You cannot re-nominate the blog that nominated you.
  • Go to their blog and inform them that they have been nominated!
Here we go!

11 Facts about Myself:

1.) My name is Michelle with 2 L's. My mother named me from the Beatles song, Michelle my Bell and the funny thing about that is when I get married this time next year, my name will become Michelle Bell, for real. So the nick name I had my entire life, Michelle Bell, will now be my permanent name. Pretty Cool, huh!

2.)When counting, I still use my fingers.... I have no shame in that!

3.) Actor/Singer Dean Martin and I were both born in Stuebenville, Ohio, on June 7th. Different years entirely but still very cool!!! That's Amore ;)

4.) I have to sleep with a fan on to hear the noise and feel the breeze, ALWAYS, if not I can not sleep. Also no socks on and feet out the covers. I get hot easily and Hot equals uncomfortable.....blah!!

5.) I have anxiety. I hate it. It sucks! Mostly it occurs in traffic, Wal-mart and in busy lines. Please don't stand on top of me and breath down my neck, that's all I ask ;)

6.) I'm a sucker for reality t.v. Especially shows from the Food Network/Cooking channel and Travel channel. I would totally eat weird and fowl things and travel the world with Andrew Zimmern! "If it looks good, eat it!"

7.) I love owls. Friends and family know this, which is awesome, they always know to gift me w/owlish things on

 my B-day and X-mas 'OvO'

8.) I always have polish on my toenails. I've been painting them for so long that if they're not, they just look....Weird!! Abnormal lol.... C'mon ladies, I know at least one of you agree with me on this!?!?!! NO NAKED TOENAILS hahahaaa

9.) I have 8 tattoos and want plenty more :) I'm always itchin' for more ink!

10.) I no longer drink alcohol anymore. Instead I drink entirely too much coffee.....with too much sugar and too much cream. AND I LOVE IT ♥

11.) I will be getting married this time next year and honeymooning in Disney World :)

11 Questions from Katrina:

1.) If you could be a book character, who would it be?
I would be Deeba Resham from China Mieville's Un Lun Dun. She really starts off to be the secondary character and quickly becomes the main character, heroine, of the story. She kicks butt and saves the day. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that!!??!!??

2) Which country would you most like to visit?
Italy...or Ireland! You know what, how about all of Europe lol! I would love to just take a month or so and just travel all over Europe and eat all the delicious foods and learn all about the countries history. The many reasons why I love watching the Travel Channel.

3) What is your favourite food to eat?

If I could afford to eat this everyday it would be crab legs with melted butter. Mmmmm My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

4) What about blogging do you find the most challenging?
Feeling obligated to blog everyday. I know I don't have to but when I don't blog I feel like I'm missing out on something. Which is totally absurd and is just part of my anxiety and worrying "funk" I always have. A problem I wish I could kick >:(

5) Who is your favourite author?
Well that's just hard to answer because I, of course, have more than one. Soooo for now I'll just name 3: 
Neil Gaiman, Alice Hoffman and Melina Marchetta

6) What is your proudest achievement?

Besides giving life to my children, lol! When I quit drinking alcohol. I was a total lush, drank every day, from sun up to sun down. I was crashing and crashing hard. Until one day, I picked up a book and put down the bottle....My life is now brighter

7) Do you have any pets? If not, would you ever want one?

Oh yes! We have a dog. He's 5 years old, a pit bull, great with kids and his name is Ozzy Pawsborne Bell

8) What do you do in your spare time other than blogging?

I'm a stay at home mom so I'm always doing something with my younger kids who are not in school yet (3 years old and 8 months old)
♥ Lily and Leia ♥

9) What sort of films, if any, do you enjoy?

I dig all types of films just not horror. NO THANKS, I'm a wuss! I can read horror, just not watch it. If I'm watching T.V. I watch the Food/Cooking and Travel Channels. And always watching some Adventure Time! ALGEBRAIC!!

10) When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone?
When I quit drinking alcohol and went and hung at with a bunch of a bar! I was not comfortable. At that time I had a lot of social anxiety b/c I was re-learning how to be around people, but sober. I didn't have the "liquid courage" that made me the crazy, spunky, girl I used to be. But even though I was all those things I was also drunk and a mess. I like shy Michelle a lot better now....and really, so does everyone else!! :)

11) What is your current occupation?
I'm a Fantabulous Wife and Mother!!! I take care of our house hold and finances and what I says goes :) On the side I read books and blog about them but that's really for enjoyment than an occupation!!

11 Questions for the Nominated Bloggers

1.) What was your first bookish blog post about?
2.) What is a bad book habit you have?
3.) If you could write letters to the dead, who would you write?
4.) How many books are on your TBR list?
5.) What is your favorite scent/perfume/lotion?
6.) Where would you want your next vacation destination to be (it can be anywhere)?
7.) If you could be a Disney Princess/Prince, who would it be?
8.) What is your favorite season of the year?
9.) If you could have a super power, what power would it be?
10.) What was the last movie you saw (in a movie theater)?
11.) If you could go to any concert in the world, whose would it be? (dead or alive)

9 Nominated Blogs:

1~ Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
2~ Monique @ Mo_Books
3~ Jackie @ BiblioBrat
4~ Amanda @ Little Miss Reader
5~ Katie & Krish @ Inkk Reviews
6~ Amanda Gray @ Book Badger
7~ Adelena @ A Page of Heaven
8~ Chrissi @ Chrissi Reads
9~ Danica @ Rainy Tree Reader

This is such a great reward and way to get us "Newbie blogger's" names out there in the huge ol' blogoshere. I'm honored and I hope the blogs I nominated get a smile on their face like I did!!! I look forward to, hopefully, chat with y'all on our blog comments!
Til then.......

Happy Blogging and Reading Y'all!!!


  1. I have anxiety too - so I totally understand! Thanks for nominating me, I have done this award before and it is a fun way to learn more about bloggers!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. You welcome Missie! Thanks for always stopping by and commenting on my blog :)

  2. Congrats on the award! So many things to comment on! 1) I'm not a big fan of reality shows in general, but I can't get enough of cooking shows! Love them, especially anything Gordon Ramsay does it seems. 2) Toes are kinda weird in general, so I get painting the nails! 3) So jealous you'll be honeymooning at Disney World! I need to go someday! 4) I was almost a Michelle - my Mom told me that was the other name she was thinking of giving me and since I LOVE that Beatles song sometimes I wish I had that name. And it's so funny you are getting Bell as a last name now! :D

    It was great to read more about you through this post!

    1. Thank you for taking the time and reading my post :) My mom said if she didn't name me Michelle she was gonna name me Jude, from the Beatles song Hey Jude, lol! I don't know what was up with her and the Beatles but I think it's pretty cool :)

  3. Oh god, thank you for nominating me! :) This is a perfect way to find new blogs and get to know more about the bloggers at the same time!

    Again thanks! :)
    - and great questions by the way! :)

    1. Your very welcome! Hopefully I get to see your answers soon ;)

  4. Woooh, great answers to my questions! I get very anxious about things also (not so much in shops, but in traffic and generally while I'm driving or in crowds), and feel obligated to blog every day! But I enjoy doing it! :) Also I love the 11 questions you've asked, great job! One more thing, your kids are so adorable!!!!

    1. Awwww YOUR THE BEST Katrina! Thank you so much. And yes Anxiety sucks and so does traffic lol! Again, Thanks for nominating me ♥

  5. I seriously enjoyed reading this post and learning some new things about you Michelle. To bad you didn't live around me, I think we could be great friends! Thanks for the nomination darlin' :-D As you know right now I'm up to my elbows in stuff I gotta do but I'm hoping I can reply to your nom in a few weeks. You really are awesome ya know ♥

    1. OMG! I could only imagine us getting together, blabbing about books and family! Oh how fun!! Well thank goodness for technology. Since we can't actually hang together physically, through the power of the internet and blogging we can ;) lol
      And I know your busy right now hun, but I wanted to nominate you anyway. To get your wonderful self/blog out there for other bloggers to know and it's a nod to you, saying how much I ADORE YOU!!! xoxox

  6. Thank you so much Michelle! I've already done my post nominating people, but this was utterly wonderful! It was so good to get you know more already and to find other bloggers I never knew about too! Such a good idea, and it's lovely to have been thought of, thank you again :D

    1. Your welcome Amanda!!! I'm happy to hear that you've already posted for the award, WOOHOO!!!

  7. Congratulations Michelle!

  8. Thanks again for your nomination! I updated my post -- you can check it out here.

    We have a lot in common! Both born in Ohio, now living in NC. I always have polish on my toes, also. Always. I love owls. I have anxiety. Alcohol's not my vice, though -- weed is. LOL. I love coffee, and I also have 8 tattoos. :)

    1. Holy Shit! LOL! Yea that's pretty rad :)
      I'm gonna check out your updated version now

  9. I nominated you for the Liebster Award AGAIN because I love your blog. Check out the details here.


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