the liebster award

Hello friends! This is a response post for being nominated for a Liebster Award by Jo Smith (by the way, thank you so much!). The Liebster Award is for bloggers who have under 200 followers and is given as a way to acknowledge and encourage new bloggers. Being nominated means a lot, so thank you to everyone for reading and thank you Jo for nominating me!

The Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to his/her blog
  • Answer 11 questions from that blogger
  • Give 11 facts about yourself
  • Nominate other bloggers! (Max 11)
  • Ask 11 questions for them
  • Ask them to give 11 facts about themselves

Here are Jo’s questions:

  1. Would you change your name? If so, what would it be and why?
    1. – I would make Marie my middle name because its a family name. It is my mom’s middle name as well as my grandmother’s, great-grandmother’s, etc. on up the family tree.
  2. Do you believe in luck? If so, why?
    1. -I believe in fate which I guess can be interpreted as the same thing. I believe that whatever is meant to happen, will happen. Sometimes these things may be a surprise and seem lucky, but I think everything is part of a bigger plan.
  3. Where would you prefer to live besides where you live now?
    1. I’m actually in the middle of making this decision for my 20’s. I’ve been brainstorming about where I may want to move after I graduate college and I think I may want to live somewhere like Savannah, GA. It’s beautiful and artsy and in the south, so it doesn’t get too cold.
  4. What book or magazine are you reading currently?
    1. I’m reading Beautiful & Damned by Robert M. Drake. It’s a book of different stories. I bought his poetry book, A Brilliant Madness, (which I highly recommend just FYI) a couple months ago and I love his writing style and how open he is with his emotions. I buy every book he writes now. This is the link to his Barnes & Noble page where all of his books are listed if you are interested: Robert M. Drake
  5. If you had another blog, what would it be about?
    1. I would have a travel blog. I love traveling and having the opportunity to travel and write about it would be amazing. If only I had the money and time.
  6. Would you live in a tiny house? (100-500 sq. feet)
    1. Nope. Can’t. Won’t. I’m incredibly cluttered and I get really claustrophobic. I feel like those two would not go together very well in a tiny house.
  7. Which decade are you most? (20’s, 30’s, 40’s, etc.)
    1. I was slightly confused by the question, but I’m taking it like which decade I like the most. I think I would have loved the roaring 20’s. The flapper dresses and all the excitement going on would have been fun. However, I love the swing music from the 30’s and 40’s like the Boswell Sisters and the big bands.
  8. What is your zodiac sign?
    1. I’m a Virgo! My birthday is August 25th.
  9. Which time of day do you prefer most?
    1. Nap time and sunset.
  10. If you had a chance, would you meet up with your readers (for your blog) for coffee?
    1. Of course! I would love to meet all the people I have had the privilege of interacting with through my blog.
  11. If you could go back in time, which period would you go back in and why?
    1. For those who have read my blog before this won’t be a surprise, but I would go to Ancient Egypt. Seeing all the architecture back then instead of the ruins now would be AWESOME.

11 Facts About Yours Truly:

  1. I love to run, but that is as far as my athleticism goes.
  2. Pineapple is my favorite fruit.
  3. I could eat pasta every meal of the day.
  4. I was Drum Major for my band in high school.
  5. I am an only child.
  6. I’ve moved 11 times in my life.
  7. In the summer of my sophomore year in high school I went to an Indian wedding in London and it was the coolest thing ever.
  8. I have an extra bone in both of my feet.
  9. I love spicy food.
  10. Peacocks are my favorite animal.
  11. I took piano for years and then I forgot my song midway through my concert and quit because I was so embarrassed. I was maybe 7 or 8 years old, so don’t judge.

My nominees:

One Millennial Girl – I love how you tie in your sense of humor into your posts! You have a very encouraging blog.

Karina Pinella– I especially love your poetry. You’re very creative and your writing is unique.

Life of a Writer – I love how you aren’t afraid to speak out about your beliefs. I also love how you write about what you’ve been through in order to connect to others.

My questions to you:

  1. What is your favorite animal? Why do you like this animal so much?
  2. What was your favorite childhood TV show?
  3. What is your favorite TV show now?
  4. What is one thing you want to accomplish in your lifetime?
  5. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  6. What is your favorite song as of this moment? (Mine changes pretty much everyday so I understand the difficulty of picking one)
  7. What made you create a blog?
  8. What word would you use to describe yourself?
  9. Name a person who has significantly impacted your life. How have they impacted you?
  10. What is your favorite sport?
  11. If you could trade places with any celebrity for the day, who would you choose?

Comment a link to your answers below and don’t forget to nominate your own people and say 11 facts about yourself!

I love you all. Be adventurous. Chérir la vie.

Ellie X.



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