Marching with Peonies and Passports was Nominated for the Liebster Award!



Oh my goodness! Guys! Our blog Marching with Peonies and Passports has been nominated or the Liebster Award!

First, I want to thank A Serene Pursuit for nominating me! You have to go check out her blog!

The Liebster Award celebrates us newbie blogs and is super cool because it is an award passed on from one new blogger to another. It is like a never ending chain! The Liebster Award started in 2011 and in German Liebster means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. I am just so excited to be added to this blogging community that celebrates new blogs.

Here are my Questions for the Award Answered:

1. What inspired you to start your blog?

So our blog is a team effort! My friend and fellow Army wife Anne and I started this blog really because of Anne! We were getting drinks one night while I was visiting my husband in DC and I started telling her about my idea to write a book. Anne then told me she really wanted to start a blog because she likes writing too. We talked and as the night went on we got more and more excited about all the things we could write about AND we were obsessed with the idea of writing for non-academic reasons (we are both currently writing our thesis for our graduate program…..kill me now please). When it came down to it, our love for writing fueled the creation of our blog. We haven’t looked back since!

2. Why did you pick your niche?

We wanted to be able to write about what we know and love…so we made a list….Army/Military life, crafting, travel, and teaching/career! I guess since we talk about so many different things you could call our blog a “lifestyle blog.”

3. If you were an animal, which one would you be and why?

I am going to go ahead and speak for Anne here and say that if we could be an animal we would both probably be doggies! We are both obsessed with our dogs. I have a Maltipoo and a Labradoodle and Anne has two Goldendoodles. I think we would love being dogs simply for the fact that we would be able to hang out all day with our dogs and become even better friends with our fur babies than we already are!

4. What would be a perfect day for you?

Oh my….easy! A day spent with my husband! He has been gone for 3 months now, so of course, I would say that! But really, right now I am craving a normal day with him. We are in the process of PCSing to Germany so I am living out of suitcases until he gets done with training and we head overseas. My perfect day would be sleeping in then having coffee with my husband in our PJs. Next, I would love to go exploring, sightseeing, or shopping with some yummy lunch somewhere. Finally, we would head back home to cook dinner and cozy up on the couch with our fur babies and a thriller movie 🙂

5. What do you do on your free time (besides blogging)?

I am a type A person so I almost always have to be doing something to keep myself busy. I like to go for runs or walks, work on training my Labradoodle, read a historical fiction book, watch tv (Downton Abby and anything reality tv are my favs), and work my newest adventure: writing a novel!

Drum Roll Please…. I now nominate the following blogs for the Liebster Award:

A few tips for the nominees:

  1. Have fun writing! If it makes you happy don’t give up!
  2. Don’t compare yourself to others…It is okay to have days where life gets in the way of you and your blog!
  3. Make someones day every day! From promoting someone eases blog to giving them a compliment…something small goes a long ways for us newbie bloggers!

My questions for the nominees are:

1. What inspired you to start your blog?

2. Why did you pick your niche?

3.If you were an animal, which one would you be and why?

4. What would be a perfect day for you?

5. What do you do on your free time (besides blogging)?

To accept your nomination:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you (and link them) on a post in your blog.
  • Answer the questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 5-11 other new bloggers (blogging for less than 2 years and having less than 100 subscribers).
  • Create new questions for the nominees to answer and give them a few tips.
  • Notify all nominees via social media.

Can’t wait to read your posts! Happy blogging!


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