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Liebster Award {Ceremony}

Three awards in one post can definitely be considered a ceremony, because my answers got quite lengthy. Haha, I hope you enjoy reading! This post was made possible by Maysa, Ara, and Hanne – you should go check out these lovely girls’ blogs if you get the chance!

Liebster Award {Ceremony}

The Rules

  1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you for this award.
  2. Answer 11 questions the blogger gave you.
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 11 blogs.
  5. Notify them.
  6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

(I’m going to give eleven facts total instead of thirty-three, because who has time for that?? hah)

11 Facts About Me

  1. Nearly everything out in nature makes me sneeze.
  2. My favorite emojis are the laughing one and the two little pink hearts (especially when they’re combined!).
  3. I loooove maps; I currently have three on display in my room!
  4. I have more notebooks and other stationary than I can use.
  5. I love dancing and would love to learn ballroom dancing someday.
  6. I’ve never worn a hoop skirt, but I really, really want to.
  7. I adored reading the Garfield comics growing up.
  8. I have a small collection of Folkmanis puppets.
  9. Writing letters makes me very happy, but I don’t have any pen pals.
  10. I quote songs and movies probably more often than I have normal conversations.
  11. I can barely think of anymore facts to give about myself because I’ve shared so many recently.

Maysa’s Questions + My Answers:

  1. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be? Ireland! I’ve been saying this for years, and I’ll probably keep saying it for many years more haha
  2. What is the story behind your blog name? One week before I created this site, the Lord gave me peace about my future in regards to missions. (see here) I was thinking so much about Guatemala at the time, so it made sense for me to incorporate it into my name: Dreaming of Guatemala!
  3. Do you have a summer winter goal? If so, what is it? (I’m answering these questions so late, I’ll change it to ‘winter,’ welp.) I’d love to see snow this winter, but I can’t exactly control the clouds, so I’ll just hold on to hope haha
  4. What are your top three song obsessions right now? ‘Happier’ by Marshmello & Bastille, ‘Centuries’ by Fall Out Boy, and ‘Wait It Out’ by Jamie Grace. The difference in genres is killing me.
  5. What stresses you out the most throughout the year? Probably my fear of getting sick. But then, when I’m actually sick, it isn’t as bad as I think it will be. I SHOULD GET A HOLD OF MY EMOTIONS.
  6. What is your dream job? Stand-up comedian. *flashes you a funny grin*
  7. How long have you been blogging? Since I was eleven, so that’s eight years. WOW.
  8. Do you have a t.v series that you just can’t miss? Nothing currently airing, but I Love Lucy is a show I’ll always come back to.
  9. What is your favorite thing to do (other than blog)? Sing. Why? I don’t know.
  10. What inspired you to begin your blog? I had joined a site called HomeschoolBlogger when I was ten, and the main idea of it was for everyone to have their own blog. I don’t have that blog anymore, but it definitely put me on the blogging path haha
  11. Is there a quote that is special to you? Oh goodness, so many. Here’s one: “Let go of the illusion that it could have been any different.”

Ara’s Questions + My Answers:

  1. If you could take a trip anywhere, where would you go? Oh wow, girls, your first questions are pretty much the same lol! Since I already said Ireland, I’d go somewhere new in Tennessee. (I’ve already been a few times.)
  2. What TV shows do you like watching? Pretty much any sitcom that I can get a hold of the blooper reels. Seinfeld, Mork & Mindy, Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, etc.
  3. Do you have a favorite holiday? Not really; I love all the ones I celebrate with my family.
  4. Is it Pee-can or Peh-cahn, or do you say it differently? PEH-CAHN. I about lose it when I hear things pronounced starkly different from how I do, haha
  5. Do you want kids when you are older? Yes! My dream number is four, but hey, I’ll be happy with all the kids the Lord gives me. (Unless it’s like eight of ’em, or something … uh … )
  6. Where do you want to live in the future? Possibly Tennessee, but I’d also be happy to stay in Georgia. (Although if someone ever offers me a hamlet in Ireland, I’ll take that and leave my entire life behind.)
  7. What is your favorite pastime? Blogging is definitely a big one, but I also love watching movies.
  8. Are you an avid reader? Yes … ? Lol, I used to be, but my interest in books has dwindled significantly over the years.
  9. What are 5 random words you think of when looking at the ceiling? Oh, uh … ‘design,’ ‘blank,’ ‘clouds,’ light,’ ‘nothing.’ Do I have an empty brain?
  10. What makes the best house color? For the exterior, a dark earth tone with lighter earth accents. On the inside, whites and blues are very inviting, but it’s also nice to have themed rooms.
  11. Pickles or olives? Pickles, all. the. way.

Hanne’s Questions + My Answers:

  1. What is your favorite winter tradition? Praying for snow. *sad laugh*
  2. What is your favorite quote? Here’s another one: “Choose people who choose you.”
  3. What is the book you read most recently, and what did you think of it? ‘Leading With My Chin’ by Jay Leno, and it could have been so much better than it was. lol
  4. What is your favorite board game? I love so many, don’t make me choose!! If I had to, I’d say Clue.
  5. What’s a name that you love but won’t ever use for your kids? I’ve loved Lysandra for a long time, because it reminds me of a Shakespeare character. I wouldn’t name my kid that, though; I just liked it for a book character haha
  6. If you could learn one physical activity and do extremely well at it, what would it be? Probably some form of dancing, like ballroom or hip-hop.
  7. What is your favorite brand? I’m not sure … I love Nike!
  8. What is your favorite trait in a friend? Just honestly being a nice person. If you’re my friend, I shouldn’t have to start all the conversations, suggest all the get-together’s, etc.
  9. What is your secret talent? Well, if it’s my secret talent, then why would I tell you? *tosses you a lazy grin*
  10. If you could meet one person that’s currently alive, who would you meet? Jay Leno.
  11. What was your favorite moment of 2018? When I was awake enough after my wisdom teeth surgery to realize that I had gone through with it, and would never have to face that again!

My 11 Nominees:

  1. Amber @ Amber’s Reads
  2. Autumn @ Autumn’s Angle
  3. Isabel @ Chasing Fantasia
  4. Abbie + Soph @ Coastal Twins
  5. Talia @ Dream Pray Believe Blog
  6. El @ ElatedBooks
  7. Grace @ Girl Talks 31
  8. Kaelyn @ Kaelyn’s Life
  9. Shannon @ Kittyp0p
  10. Kiwi @ Kiwi Katastrophes
  11. Penny @ pennygirlonline2002

11 Questions For My Nominees:

  1. What do you love most about blogging?
  2. Your favorite old TV show?
  3. What’s something you’ve always wanted to do?
  4. What blog post are you the most proud of writing?
  5. What’s your favorite word?
  6. What’s one thing your mother/father taught you that completely changed your life?
  7. What’s the last text/email/comment you sent?
  8. What energizes you and brings you excitement?
  9. What are you the most grateful for today?
  10. What’s the most beautiful compliment you’ve ever received?
  11. What do you love about your physical appearance?
(Oh my gosh, I’m overwhelmed by all the elevens in this post haha)

Thanks for reading!

29 replies on “Liebster Award {Ceremony}”

Aww I’m sorry!! I can’t tell you how relieved I was once I knew my surgery was done. It was difficult to go through with, but it was SO nice for the jaw/mouth pain to be gone! ❤


Hi Maggie! Loved your answers, I find they are a great way to learn more about the person behind the blog ✨ I’m sorry I’m commenting so late, I’ve kinda been delaying going through my reader for a while as I haven’t been on for a bit, but I’m nearly to the end 😂 I’ll definitely be publishing my answers to the questions in the next few weeks *three months late scribbles in journal for the millionth time to draft the Liebster* 😂😂 Thank you so much for nominating me 😊
Great post Maggie 🙂
Amber x

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Your answers were so great to read Maggie! 💞 I can’t believe you did not only 1 Liebster award, but answered 3 sets of questions! (That must’ve taken a lonnnng time – you go girl! ✨). I must say that I love to write letters as well, and I also have more stationary than I can use at one time too! 😂Thank you so much for the nomination too – it means a LOT!! I’ll try and do it as soon as I can! ❤️ Thank you & great post! Autumn x

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