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My Liebester Award

My Liebester Award

I’ve been meaning to write this for a few weeks after being nominated by the fabulous Giggles Family .

 The Liebster Award is passed on by bloggers to new blogs they feel are worth reading so it was a lovely surprise to be Tweeted the message that it was my turn to spill the beans so without further a do here goes;
Recipients of the Liebster Award must:
  1. List 11 Random Facts about you
  2. Answer the questions that were asked of you (By the Blogger that nominated you)
  3. Nominate 11 other blogs for the Liebster Blog Award and Link to their Blogs
  4. Notify the Bloggers of their award.
  5. Ask the award winners 11 questions to answer once they accept the award
My 11 random facts  
  1. I can’t sleep without socks on  
  2. I once did a magic trick on stage with Brian Cant
  3. I used to be a member of the Level 42 fan club
  4. I know 3 words in Welsh which I use on a weekly basis.
  5. I have to hold my collar and look for a 4 legged animal every time I see a magpie
  6. I have only ever driven on a motorway 4 times
  7.  I get a little bit scared walking over bridges
  8. I like to eat a Twix layer by layer   
  9. My favourite vegetables are broad beans
  10. I have never read 50 Shades of grey and most definitely never will
  11. I often do lots of little sneezes instead of one big one. (that’s the only one Hubby could contribute!)

My Liebster Award

My 11 Questions from Mummy G over at The Giggles family blog

1. If you had a super power, what would you choose and why?

I’d love to be able to fly as I’m always so busy and if I could get to places quicker then that would free up a lot of my day

2. When did you start your blog and why?

I started Mum in a nutshell after retiring my 1st blog last year due to  feeling rubbish with pregnancy sickness. I decided to revamp and change the name and focus on family life as I like writing and was developing a serious Candy Crush and eBay habit and wanted to do something more creative. I was originally encouraged to start writing a blog by my close friend who thought I should be sharing all my thrifty and family tips with the world. 

3. What has surprised you about blogging since you started?

The community feel to blogging. It’s so supportive and non competitive, things like this award and other bloggers taking the time to write posts that help others with their blogging skills amaze me. I was worried about feeling isolated during my maternity leave but blogging has opened up a whole world of lovely, supportive people as well as some money making opportunities.

4. What makes you excited?

Weather (can you tell I’m British!) I love a good storm and don’t even get me started on snow.

5. Whats are the most important things to you in the world?

My family, my boys in particular are my absolute everything and always will be. 

6. What do you like about yourself?

I like that I can remain stress free most of the time. I sometimes worry I should be more rattled by things but Karma is bitch and I usually just let her do her thing.

7. What would you like to change about yourself?

I wish I was a more confident driver so I could get out and about more, but I’m lazy when it comes to getting behind the wheel and tend to stay in my little Devon bubble too much.

8. What are the goals for your blog this year?

I’d like a post to go viral. Not much to ask for. I did have an ambition to gain an ambassador role but I achieved that quicker than I thought, so now it’s onto my viral post dream.

9. What is love to you?

Laughing together and feeling that pang when you’re not together.

10. What are the best companies you’ve worked with in blogging?

The Beebies Baby Store is like a family, with Ami at the helm. It’s lovely and she really cares for her company as well as her troop of mummy bloggers.

My liebster award

I also loved working with Emma from the Breastfeeding tops and dresses store Milk and Mummy as she gave some lovely feedback. 

My Liebster Award, the brand I loved working with

11. Three things you are looking forward to this summer.

 Sitting by my beach hut with Baby R, we couldn’t go down much last year as it was too hot for him.
Starting my own business
Seeing my son enjoy his last few months at primary school. 
So that’s me, in a nutshell!
I nominate the following bloggers for The Liebster Award
Teacuptoria @teacuptoria
Play at home teacher  @PlayAtHomeTeach
Pixiedusk  @pixiedusk
And here are your 11 questions
  1. What was the 1st music album you bought?
  2. Starter or pudding?
  3. If you were a cake, what would you be and why?
  4. What’s your favourite colour?
  5. Morning bird or night owl?
  6. What’s your favourite blog linky?
  7. How many languages can you speak?
  8. Who’s your most inspirational blogger?
  9. Are you a giver or receiver?
  10. What makes you laugh?
  11. What’s your all time favourite film?

 Here’s your award! 

Mum in a nutshell
The List
Share the Joy linky at
The Dad Network


    • 6th March 2015 / 7:22 pm

      Should have got a supply in for posting this, I really want one now!

  1. 6th March 2015 / 7:21 pm

    I love the blogging community too, you never feel alone, which is amazing! I really need to do mine, I love nosing at all the facts from people! 🙂 #binkylinky

  2. 6th March 2015 / 8:14 pm

    Great answers, its such an amazing community isn’t it and great to get to know people, well done on your ambassadorship thats fantastic x

    • 6th March 2015 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks Sarah, never realised it would be like this at all.

  3. 6th March 2015 / 9:29 pm

    In winter I have to have socks on, but in summer I can’t sleep with them on! I’ve never read 50 shades either, although I might one day! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  4. 7th March 2015 / 9:13 am

    Cool! I’ve just been doing this too. It’s fun talking about myself of course, but I quite enjoyed devising the questions and I’ve enjoyed the answers so far even more than answering them!

  5. 7th March 2015 / 11:05 am

    Lovely post! I do enjoy these and finding out more about the blogger behind the post! Can’t sleep without socks on?? Now that I find extremely weird lol. But whatever makes you comfortable.
    I’m with you on the 50 Shades of grey too! Love your description of love too!! Perfect! Thanks for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky

  6. 9th March 2015 / 8:50 am

    Lovely answers and questions him, great to find out more about you. We’ve quite a few similarities 🙂 best of luck with starting your business. I felt the same going on mat leave with #3, but no chance of feeling isolated with the fab blogging community at our finger tips!

    • 9th March 2015 / 8:50 pm

      Yay! great minds think alike!Thanks, it’s all coming together slowly.

  7. 9th March 2015 / 11:07 am

    Great to read your answers and random facts and hear more about your blogging journey. Congrats on getting an ambassador role sooner than you thought! 🙂 #sharethejoylinky

    • 9th March 2015 / 8:48 pm

      Thank you, nothing like a random fact to get know a person properly. I don’t even think my mum knew about the socks thing.

  8. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)
    9th March 2015 / 2:50 pm

    He he I love reading these awards because you get to know so much more about people! Love that you were a member of the Level 42 fan club – I was a bit of a fan myself back in the day 🙂 Thank you for linking this up at #sharethejoy this week x

    • 9th March 2015 / 8:46 pm

      I really toyed with admitting that, it’s bit of a family joke, I was also a huge wham fan but wasn’t everyone in the 80’s?

  9. 9th March 2015 / 3:57 pm

    Lovely post – I like these award posts for finding out more about other bloggers. I’ve never read 50 Shades either and don’t intend to. I think being able to fly would be a very useful superpower and I love the blogging community too 🙂

    • 9th March 2015 / 8:45 pm

      So glad you agree with some of my answers, when you’re as honest as this there’s always the worry that you’re the only one who thinks / does these things!

  10. 9th March 2015 / 9:57 pm

    I salute Magpies and have never read 50 shades. I love a twix, but just eat it normally 😉 Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

    • 10th March 2015 / 6:57 pm

      You should try a twin later by layer, I thoroughly recommend it!

  11. Christine @ Yogaberry
    10th March 2015 / 7:23 am

    I love the Liebster Award! It’s great to get to know other bloggers a bit better. Great answers! Well done you for achieving your goal of being a brand ambassador! I’m still learning about all these things but will hopefully get there soon… xx #sharethejoy

  12. al
    12th March 2015 / 9:17 am

    You can’t sleep without socks on?! Thanks for sharing this and for linking up #bigfatlinky

    • 12th March 2015 / 9:38 am

      yeah, weird isn’t it! I’m fully aware its a bit odd. maybe I have a foot condition?!

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