The Liebster Award

My lovely fellow blogger and Twitter friend, today nominated me for the Liebster Award. I’ve never had this before so I was quite excited to accept it and take part. I’ll tell you a little about it shall I?

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The Liebster Award is given to new, up and coming blogs who have less than 200 followers. Awards like these are a fantastic way to spread the word about new blogs who may be struggling to make their name amongst other blogs.
Liebster is German for dearest, kindest, sweetest, lovely, valued, endearing and welcome. Sweet, huh?
We all know that blogging is all about sharing, connecting and building a community. And these kind of awards are a great way to help promote smaller blogs, and to get to know the person behind the blog.

There are of course some rules, these are as follows…

1. Show your appreciation by linking back to the person who nominated you.
2. List 11 facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated you.
4. Nominate another 11 blogs, preferably with less than 200 followers, to pass the award on to.
5. Compile 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
6. Notify the bloggers you have nominated.

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As I said at the beginning, the lovely Lianne nominated me and you can find her over at The Brunette Says or on Twitter as @Lianne84. She’s relatively new to the blogging world and I love what she has done so far. Go look, go on, go!

Shall we start then? Here we go!

11 Facts About Me…

1 – I’m 32 years old and have no clue how the hell I got here. I have the mind of a 23 year old and I’ve been told, the looks of a 26 year old. Given these two bits of info, I’m coping with my thirties quite well.

2 – I used to be blonde. VERY blonde. Not your ash blonde, mousey blonde, not really blonde blonde but REALLY blonde. Gwen Stefani was my blondespiration. I still miss it to this day. But I’ve moved on.

3 – I have an 8 month old boy who is my world. He’s the apple of my eye and I can’t imagine life without him.

4 – On two or three occasions I got a lift to work with the ex-footballer Dion Dublin. My little claim to fame that not many know – they do now!

5 – Hard to believe looking at me now but I used to have a face full of piercings. Eyebrow bar, nose ring, lip bar, tongue bar, ears twice and the top of my ear. I had my belly button done too but that grew out. The only one left is my tongue.

6 – I have eight tattoos and want more.

7 – I was once rude to Nigel Havers because he was rude to me. I still don’t like the man and scowl at him every time he’s on my television.

8 – I’ve been married to my best friend, Rob, for just over two years. It’s a happy place to be.

9 – I have a walk-in wardrobe full of my beautiful shoe collection. My pride and joy.

10 – I played the drums from the age of 10 until 15. Something I wish to this day I’d kept up. Damn GCSE’s.

11 – I have a very reliable sixth sense, gut instinct, call it what you want. I just seem to ‘know’ and I trust it whole heartedly.

11 Blogs I Nominate for the Liebster Award…

Joanna Loves
Hair Brushes and Hot Flushes
Candifloss Clouds
Miss Pink Style
Mumaleary’s Blog
Baseball Beers and Random Things
Ginger Girl Says
My Thoughts On A Page
Bewitchery
Lou Lou’s Beauty & Fashion Fix
Rebecca Bradley

My 11 Question Interview…

1 – What do you like most about blogging?
I like to get things off my chest. I like to make a point. A lot of my blogs are full of opinions and it’s always nice to get others and see what reaction I get. It’s always nice to get a compliment or two as well.

2- How did you come up with your blog name?
I’ve actually explained this in a previous blog that goes over my wedding day. Have a read here. Stilettos are about my whole shoe obsession. I love heels, what can I say? Stars are a big part of me. It goes back to when my husband and I got together and we used to look at the stars late at night. Sounds soppy. It was. And the rock n’ roll is my taste in music. The louder the better. None of this dance or R n’ B shite. You can keep that.

3 – Favourite beauty product so far this year?
Boots No.7 Stay Perfect foundation. I got ‘colour matched’ as I could never find the right colour for me. Now I know what it is I never worry that’s look daft. I’ve nightmares skin too – a typical t zone girl, but this foundation really does Stay Perfect. Love it.

4 – Last book you read?
All the way through it was Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn o’ Porter, currently in the middle of Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger.

5 – Camping or 5* Hotel?
Oh my days, without a doubt the 5* hotel. One camping trip that took place in Newquay at the same time that Boscastle got flooded has made sure that I am permanently scarred and for as long as I can help it, I will never camp again!

6 – Have you been to any blog events/meet ups yet?
No but I’m open to invites!

7 – Favourite online shopping site?
It has to be Amazon. Anything and everything in the one place with an amazing returns policy and procedure.

8 – Favourite quote?
As a huge Sex and The City fan, I will always love the Carrie Bradshaw gems, but this one in particular:
“Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous!”

9 – Does anyone inspire you?
My Mum inspires me. If I can give half as much to my little family as my Mum has to my Sister, Dad and I, I will do a fantastic job.

10 – Favourite meal you like to cook?
I don’t do it nearly enough, but Mousakka.

11 – Name something you like about the person who nominated you.
Lianne has been a Twitter friend for a good few years now. She is a lovely kind-hearted person who I am so pleased has found her happiness. She also has a very cute little boy who you can tell will be a little heartbreaker in a few years! 🙂

11 questions for my chosen bloggers…

1 – What’s your favourite kind of blog to read?
2 – Why did you start blogging?
3 – Where do you find inspiration to blog?
4 – What’s your guilty pleasure?
5 – First song or album you ever bought?
6 – Best childhood memory?
7 – What’s the one thing you can’t go a day without?
8 – Who would play you in the movie of your life?
9 – What song would feature as the credits roll in that movie?
10 – Where would you like to see yourself in ten years time?
11 – What is your biggest regret?

Thank you everyone. I look forward to reading your answers!

Jaki X

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