After visiting her blog: bravenewhome.com and a little bit of Googling, I found out that it's a way for fellow bloggers to give each other a high five, pat on the back, with a little bit of a golf-clap applause.
And I'm absolutely flattered and I really appreciate it. :) I recommend that you stop on over at Jennifer's blog because it's awesome and I'll be reading it regularly from now on (and she's a fellow Navy wife too, which is cool)!
And... I don't receive many comments. Which is fine, but when I do get them it's nice to get some feedback every once and a while. It's also weird at the same time because sometimes I like to pretend I'm just writing to myself to avoid getting writing-blog-shy so when someone comments it's like, "Whoa! There's other eyes reading this besides my mom and grandma!" ;)
The rules of the Liebster Blog Award are thus:
I actually really like both patterns. I'm leaning more toward Ikat right now because it's trendy and I'm seeing it everywhere.
2.) How did you decide on your blog's name?
4.) If you could be featured in one home design magazine (print or online), which one would it be?
I don't know... I really don't read any home magazines so I don't even know if I could name any! Lame, I know...
5.) What's your tool of choice?
I'm definitely going to have to say the paintbrush. That seems to be what I consistently use the most whether it's a canvas or my furniture. Or... my KitchenAid Mixer which I use A LOT.
6.) Christmas tree. Real or fake?
I've never actually had a real tree. I guess I'm okay with that... I think what's stopping me from getting one is that I don't want to have to worry about getting rid of it when Christmas is over or whether or not it's got enough water. Also, fake trees get reused every year so I'm assuming they're a 'greener' choice.
7.) Your least favorite color?
Pink. I'm not really a pink person at all. I don't know... it's just too girly and also, for Russ' sake, I don't use it.
8.) Your design god or goddess.
I do love Nate Berkus...
9.) If my home scent was made into a candle, it would be...
Clean cat box. Haha, I'm kidding. I don't know... I guess 'clean cat box' would be better than 'dirty cat box,' right? Realistically, it probably would be the scent of something baking because that's usually what I'm up to.
10.) Entering your house, shoes on or off?
On or off, whatever you want. I understand why you'd want to instantly lose your shoes because of outside world germs and such but I hate taking off my shoes when I'm at someone's house. My first thought is, "Oh no! I wasn't prepared to show my socks... I hope they're cute, I can't remember!"
11.) What type of camera do you use to take photos for your blog?
Hahaha, this is embarrassing. Okay, so for the longest time I used my little Kodak point-and-shoot but it's kinda been on the outs so I've been using my Android phone! But hey, it's got 8 megapixels which was better than my camera anyway! I AM planning on going to Target's black friday sale to pick up their Nikon camera on sale for $99 so... I WILL have something better. :p
And as for the other part of the Liebster Blog Award... I feel kinda stupid because I don't think I read any blogs with less than 200 followers! I know, I know... I'll have to get back to this and I definitely plan to. I also want to thank Jennifer again for nominating me (and I also happily checked out the other nominees which were great as well), I really appreciate the gesture!