The Liebster Award

January 28th, 2013 by Carrie, the Just Mildly Medicated gal

So the strangest thing happened, I started a blog and people started reading it. I am actually not trying to be humble here, I am still in shock. Along my trip through the blogosphere I have connected with some pretty amazing people. One of them being the heartfelt blogger at The Madness of Mommyhood and incredibly funny admin with a cult following at The Madness Of Mommyhood Facebook addition. Last week she nominated me for the Liebster Award.

Here I am accepting my award

So after a quick Google search as to what exactly I had been nominated for I can tell you that the Liebster Award (German, meaning “dearest” or “beloved”) is granted by fellow bloggers to up and coming bloggers they feel are deserving of recognition and encouragement. This is kind of a big deal considering it came from a gal who found me early on and has truly played a part in Just Mildly Medicated’s growth.

Now as a word of mouth Blogger to Blogger award the Liebster comes with the honor of being able to pass it on to others. My predecessor has asked I post 11 random facts about myself, answer the questions she has asked of me, and then create 11 new questions for the bloggers I pass the award to, choose 11 new bloggers to pass the award to and link them in this post and let them know I have passed the torch.

11 Random Facts

1. I think 11 is too many so I am changing to to 5.
2. I have a hard time understanding rules apply to me.
3. I want to bring awareness of my chronic illness, Dysautonomia, by being open and sharing.
4. My kids over the age of 4 can pronounce Dysautonomia
5. Of my four kids my oldest daughter has neurocardiogenic syncope and fibromyalgia, my oldest son is color blind, my youngest son has Celiac disease and my youngest daughter keeps us all in check.

Questions asked of me
1. Where do you live? Home is where the Army sends us. We are now in the midwest but home is always a bit further south
2. What is your favorite book? I am a reading gal, to pick one book is like picking a favorite kiddo… I mean yes I always have one but it does change. I would say Perfect Match and 19 Minutes both by Jodi Picoult are my timeless favorites. Oh and The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, I also love Julie Kagawa’s young adult Iron Fey series… see I could keep going…
3. What is your favorite hobby (besides blogging)? Reading
4. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be? Okay I went a bit too serious on this and was thinking of things that would keep my hydrated and nourished… chill out.. chips and salsa
5. If they made a movie of your life who would you pick to play you? Natalie Portman or maybe Rachel Weisz
6. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Maybe north Georgia
7.  Do you have a lucky charm? haha my IPad mini
8. What is your birth sign? Capricorn
9. Name one thing on your bucket list. See my book not only as a finished manuscript but a published novel
10. What is your favorite candy? reese’s pieces or twizzlers
11. What was the saddest moment in your life? The night before my husbands first Iraq deployment, we didn’t know how long he’d be gone or when we’d have communication. Our daughter was 8 and or oldest son was just a few days old. I cried like a grieving woman that night. Now I will say my husband deploying was not the worst thing that has ever happened to me, but I think that night was when I was the most sad.
Wow, now to bring it back to the good stuff!! I would like to pass this award on to 5 of my favorite up and coming blogs. This Liebster’s for you!
1.The Pursuit of Normal
2. The Sapling Stories
3. Mothers Guide to Sanity
4. Dysfunctions Junction
5. So You Wanna be a Blogger

Questions I ask of you:

1. Favorite Book?

2. Favorite Quote?

3. Why did you start your Blog?

4. How do you find time to Blog?

5. What did you (do you) want to be when you grown up?


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11 Responses

  1. Deanna says:

    Congrats!!! As always well written and a joy to read.

  2. Frugal in WV says:

    Conrats on the award! I can’t eat gluten either so I sympathize with your youngest son :) I found you on bloggy moms and following you by email now. I look forward to your future posts!

  3. Holly/Kari says:

    Thank you Carrie!!!! Much appreciated!

    1. Favorite Book? 1000 Splendid Suns

    2. Favorite Quote? “I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me, and I didn’t have the heart to let them down.”- Abraham Lincoln

    3. Why did you start your Blog? to have an outlet, I love writing and to connect with awesome moms like you!

    4. How do you find time to Blog? I don’t, I just try to make it a priority.

    5. What did you (do you) want to be when you grown up? Someone others look up to, including my kids.

  4. Oh my goodness I am so honored! What an incredible surprise! Thank you so much Carrie for thinking of me and my little blog for this award, and congratulations on yours!

  5. in pursuit says:

    You are the best bloggy bestie ever!! And you are quite the texting bestie as well;) So glad we met and get to get to know one another. And if you’re going to give me awards? We may just be life-long friends!! HeeHee! Thanks for sharing your bloggy wisdom, choosing my as one of your 5, and for allowing me to get to know you!

  6. Wow! Seriously?! Thank you so much! By the way, I have The Pursuit of Normal as one of mine as well. Great blog! Again, thank you!


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