Tuesday, August 26, 2014

liebster award

i like the lack of perfection in this photo. i debated posting it a few weeks ago and decided not to because of the hairs on my knee. no one is perfect.

I've been nominated for a Liebster Award by Oli. (Thank you, Oli!) I've heard of this award in the past but didn't think too much of it. I actually Googled it to get a better idea of what it's all about. I'm flattered to be chosen. It doesn't really fit in the aesthetic of my blog, but I think it would be fun for my followers to learn a little more about me. Enjoy!

1. What is your favorite season, why? 

My favorite season is summer. (My favorite season is almost over. :() I love summer because the possibilities are endless. You can go to the beach, go camping, dip in the pool, have a picnic, outdoor dinner party...

2. What is inspiring you most, right now? 

Photography/videography & blogging. 
They all go hand in hand but I'm constantly inspired to improve those skills.

3. What project or purchase for your home is on top of your to-do list? 

I don't have anything on the top of that list. I've been saving to travel next year so home improvements aren't on my radar. I think if I were to spend money right now, I'd buy some paint and paint my room and some furniture.

4. What setting/place brings you the most peace/calm? 

:cheesy alert: 
When I'm with my boyfriend.

5. Favorite flower? 

I really love poppies. They are California's state flower, so they remind me of my favorite state. (I went to a poppy field earlier this year. See some photos here.)

6. Your lesson of 2014? 

Don't be afraid to be yourself and speak up for yourself. I find myself not saying how I feel so I decided no matter how fearful I am, I need to speak up for myself. I feel better when I do.

7. Your song of 2014? 

John Mayer's rendition of BeyoncĂ©'s "XO." It's a combination of two of my favorite artists.  

8. Favorite book, why? 

I REALLY enjoyed The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. >.< (I read it in a day!) I read it before they made it into a movie and now that everyone knows about it and makes fun of it, it makes me embarassed to say it's my favorite book. Haha. I don't read as much as I like. I just finished #GIRLBOSS and I really enjoyed it as well. 

9. What do you envision your life being like in 10 years? 

TRAVELING CONSTANTLY. I eventually want to make a living traveling and seeing the world. 

10. If handed 10 million dollars, what would you change about your life? 

I would be traveling constantly RIGHT NOW. I wouldn't be waiting for next year.

11. If teleportation were possible right now, where would you go first?

Paris, France. I was introduced to the French New Wave in college and it made me obsessed with Paris. I really need to see it for myself.

That's it for my questions.
More for the bloggers I nominated after the jump!

Bloggers I nominate:
(sorry if you have already been nominated in the past. if so, comment with a link to your previous answers, i'd love to read!)

Sabrina of morningdear.com

Robert & Christina of newdarlings.com

Brianna of rippedjeans.co

My Questions:

Why did you decide to start a blog?

What is the meaning behind your blog name?

Who are your favorite bloggers?

If blogging could be your full time job, would it be? If not, what is your dream job?

Do you watch vlogs? If so, which ones?
this is kind of a selfish questions because i recently go into vlogs and i want to find more to follow!

What is your favorite post you've written?

Do you have any everyday jewelry? If so, what?

What's your favorite outfit?

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

What is your favorite dessert flavor?

What is your favorite meal for breakfast?

The Rules 

1. It must link back to the person that nominated you. 

2. Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers. 

3. Cannot nominate the person who nominated you. 

4. Provide nominees with 11 questions of your choice. 

5. Must inform nominees of your nomination. 

6. Provide nominees with a link to your post for more info.

- Christina

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  1. So fun! Thanks for nominating me!

    1. No problem! Can't wait to see your answers!

  2. Yeah! I can't wait to do this, thank you so much for nominating me!! I think it's going to be a blast

    The What's In Between

    1. Yay! Glad you're excited. You're welcome. Have fun!

  3. Thank you for nominating me, Christina! That was so sweet of you :). Maybe this is a silly question, but what do you go by to know if a blog has less than 200 followers?


    1. You're welcome, Tamara! I looked at Bloglovin' followers for the most part. I also looked at Google Friend Connect if a blog has that feature. Does that answer your question? :)

    2. That's what I was thinking. Just wasn't sure what I should go by. Thank you again! :)

  4. i love how most of your replies were about travel.. i second them all

    1. Travel is really prominent on my mind. I need to get out there! Thanks for visiting, Hena.

  5. Congrats on your award! I am def travel obsessed as well!

    love from San Francisco,

  6. ooo where are you planning to travel too? im trying to go to china next summer and it's been SO hard curbing my shopping urges, haha!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

    1. Europe backpacking trip! We're going to land in London and then make a huge clockwise circle around Europe. Major countries include: England, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Spain + a whole lot more.

      China sounds fun! Good luck on the shopping urges! Haha Thanks for visiting. Love your blog.

  7. The french new wave movies are the coolest ever. They look so cool and everybody is insanely cool. But at the same time the movies are sooooo boring.. I like slow movies, but those are just to much of nothing happening. I fell asleep by every godard movie I saw and I am not proud to admit that. But still, coolest ever.
    Paris is wonderfull, if you have time, try to visit Lyon, that has the new wave vibe a bit more.

    And thanks for nominating me!

    1. I watched a fair share of boring ones, so I understand what you mean. But I took a whole class on Godard! I love it! Anna Karina is the best. Thank you for the suggestion! I will definitely look into it.

      & you're welcome! Can't wait to see your answers :)

  8. Summer is my fave too! Love spending as much time as the beach as possible!
    I haven't traveled much, but I would love too! Paris and Greece are on my bucket list!

    1. Me too! Want to know something really sad? So far this summer, I've only gone to the beach once. :( I haven't traveled much either! I can't wait. I hope you go to Paris and Greece someday!

  9. What a fabulous idea. Great way to get to know others in the blogging community!

    1. Definitely! I'm really enjoying it! Can't wait to see everyone's answers. :)

  10. Thanks so much for nominating me :) x

    1. You're welcome! Can't wait to see your answers!

  11. This is a great post. I would love to travel alot as well, hope to do so every year more. I would love to do this tag as well. :)

    Baloon's Life

    1. Thanks, Karin. I can give you an honorary tag ;) I don't mind you participating!