Liebster Blog Award

Once upon a time, I passed up the chance to do a Liebster blog awards tag. The mistake was made once, but NOT AGAIN. (Never again? I don’t even know. This is what editing a 200 page manuscript does to me. I DO NOT EVEN KNOW WHAT WORDS ARE ANYMORE.) So a big thank you to Abby for tagging me in this and YEAH. (She’s awesome go follow.) Time for rules. (We hate them, we break them, we rule. FOREVER.)

  1. Link back to the person who tagged you (that’s me. muah.)
  2. Answer all the fabulous (weird) questions I’ve asked you.
  3. Tag 11 bloggers who have less than 1000 readers.
  4. Ask them 11 (awesome because you’re awesome) questions.
  5. Let them know you’ve tagged them via social media/their blog.

PHEW OKAY I NEED SOME TEA AND WAFFLES AFTER THAT PLEASE. Ugh. And I may or may not break a couple of rules, fair warning folks. Here we go. ;)

I DON’T EVEN KNOW how weird is that…maybe Life of the Party by Shawn Mendes? This song is SO CUTE and just gah feels. (Oh and story plotting shhh…)

UGH SO MANY. Are we talking like TINY LITTLE KID book or just mature seven-year-old with the intelligence of a twelve-year-old book? If the first, Guess How Much I Love You and Goodnight Moon. If the second, all of The Boxcar Children books (yes I’m pretty sure my mom read us every single one) and As I Was Crossing Boston Common. (Because it’s like a Hooked on Phonics child’s DREAM BOOK and so much fun omg. I rescued it from my library’s book sale one year and now I cuddle it from time to time. #dontjudge)

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
 – Mark Twain (This is especially festive because of my new watercolor violets eeeeeee.)
UM WHY DO I HAVE TO PICK. Okay, I get it. Important choices. I CHOOSE ICE CREAM. Because I’m fairly certain it is the solution to world peace. If only we were to utilize its persuasive power…

Okay I’m going to be so nice and RULE-ABIDING and just pick one location: North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. (And if you don’t know why, go watch View from a Blue Moon. LIKE RIGHT NOW. That’s all I have to say. Goodbye.)

OMG STAHP TOO MANY GOOD QUESTIONS. (Literally my creativity is going to be sucked dry and cower in the corner after I’m through answering these. Like a very parched little weed.) I’d have to say Jon or Tim Foreman, but preferably both. THEY ARE JUST SUCH INSPIRATIONS TO ME. And their music is fabulous and just yeah. JUST YEAH.

French. Because I’m 50% Frenchie and I really love how beautiful and musical (yes) the language sounds and I intend to go to France one day and also Canada and it would probably be helpful?? Yeah. 

  • My amazing family
  • Waffles
  • Switchfoot

Five minutes ago? I was helping my mom fold clothes and we were laughing about how this wash yielded only one shirt for me. That’s right, folks—I don’t like washing my clothes. YES, I AM LIKE A COLLEGE GUY in this respect. (Pssh, who am I kidding? In every respect. All I want to do is eat the food and sleeeeeeep.) It just doesn’t seem right to throw a shirt in the wash without wearing it for a couple of days, inside-out, and backwards. #dontbescared 

Storyboarding on Pinterest. YES I KNOW IT’S A BIT OF A PROBLEM, but hey. I do it for maybe 10-20 minutes a day and it just inspires me and makes me smile! Plus it gives me all kind of fabulous ideas for books that I will never have time to write totally write one day. AND THERE IS A WEALTH OF PIE PHOTOS. Like, have you ever searched for aesthetically pleasing pictures of PIE on Pinterest and allowed yourself to scroll down and just be OVERWHELMED? You should try it sometime. Soul candy.

Definitely the people. That sounds cliché, but it’s SO TRUE. Without you guys’ endless support and friendship, I literally do not know what I would do. YOU GUYS INSPIRE ME to keep going, keep creating, and keep being awesome. (Because, you know, sometimes I need a little confidence boost.) And for that, I want to thank you all. Because each and every one of you are so special to me. 
  1. Best childhood memory?
  2. What is your opinion of Tumblr?
  3. Current favorite song?
  4. Spirit animal? (It can also be a person.)
  5. What is the thing that, when you do it, you feel ALIVE?
  6. Are GIFs life or annoying?
  7. Do you stare at them forever just to read lips with the caption?
  8. Was that last question confusing?
  9. Dream job?
  10. Who is your greatest spiritual influence?
  11. If you had access to a time machine, where would you go?

(Told you they’d be weird.) AND NOW I’M REALLY SAD BECAUSE I just realized that I can only tag 11 bloggers and I want to tag like…everyone. THIS IS GOING TO BE HARD. Oh dear. Here we go (keeping in mind the awesome peeps that Abby already tagged in her post.)

Remember, guys: I HAVE BEEN RESTRICTED AGAINST MY WILL WITH BLASPHEMOUS RULES. So if I didn’t tag you, go and do this thing anyway. (Oh and tell me if you do because I really want to read your answers. MuahahaAHA.)

Do waffles inspire you, too? Are you going to do this tag? I hope so. What was the last song YOU listened to? Who would YOU like to have lunch with? Never mind I already know – it’s me, isn’t it? And what’s the best thing about blogging for YOU?



  1. Ahhhhh FINALLY! <3 <3 <3 THIS IS SO GOOD. Ugh. This tag was so much fun. I'm so glad Abby tagged me too. :-D

    Waffles don't really inspire me. *gets shot down by stormtroopers* I do like them, though, particularly with REAL VERMONT MAPLE SYRUP (nothing beats it...I'm sure you know...) and STRAWBERRIES. Because seriously, who eats waffles without FRUIT if the can help it????

    I think since I did Abby's tag I won't do this one on my blog, but maybe I'll answer a few questions in the comment, because I'm nice. :-D

    Last song I listened to was "All I Want is Jesus" by Ben Zornes. So gooood.

    I would like to have lunch with you HOW DID YOU KNOW?!?!?!?!???

    Best thing about blogging is the people. Totally. :-D

    Okay some o' yours:

    Best childhood memory--I HAVE SO MANY MY CHILDHOOD WAS FABULOUS. But for the sake of keeping this constrained to one comment, here's one.... my dad carrying me home from someone's house after we were babysat by them while my parents went to cell group. I remember pretending to be asleep so he would carry me and he always smelled like pine needles and love. <--totally a smell.

    Current favorite song: "Second Guessing Games" by Colony House because...story of my life. XD

    Dream job--being a mom, dude.

    Greatest spiritual influence...obviously we're going to say other than Jesus. AGH A LOT OF PEOPLE. But I'm going to go with Philip right now... like, Bible Philip, because I've been learning to be like him (hard to explain. But basically the story in Acts 8 with him and the Ethiopian...where God says "Rise and go" and he RISES AND GOES! and just, a ton of stuff in that story I never noticed before).

    Okay, to keep this comments short(er) I'll stop there. But I LOVE YOU ABBIE! This was so fab.

    1. EEEEEEEEE DUDE. hi. And OH MY GOSHIES, I didn't even see your Liebster tag?? like HOW DID THIS HAPPEN. Totally going to check that out ASAP. omw yes strawberries (or any fruit like you said) + waffles = lovvvvvvve. It's just amazing. (PLUMS ARE ALSO ESPECIALLY YUMMY ON WAFFLES FOR SOME REASON IDK.) and maple syrup all the way. Whenever I'm having breakfast in a restaurant I'm such a maple snob and am like, "GET AWAY FROM ME, 'BREAKFAST SYRUP.'" pfft. the disgrace. xD

      AW IDK HOW I KNEW THAT YOU WANTED TO HAVE LUNCH WITH ME. I guess I'm just telepathic/the most desirable lunch companion. xD OMG THAT CHILDHOOD MEMORY. SO PRECIOUS I CAN'T. ♥ I just can't sorry. And I know exactly what you mean by "pine needles and love" and that description needs to be in a book one day the end.

      THANK YOU FOR THAT. PHILLIP IS INTERESTING and i like him a lot. x) I'll have to check out that scripture and that song and I basically just love you and your long comments dear. ♥ YOU are fab. ;)

  2. Gosh this post is SO GREAT and I am lovin the heading font and YOUR WHOLE BLOG IS JUST SO DANG PRETTY.

    And a side note: I would totally have lunch with you because you're such an awesome person

    ❤️ MS

    1. HKLSMCKLN MARY SHELLEY. ♥ you are such a sweetheart, you know that?? YOU are awesome and I'd want to have lunch with you as well. ;) Thank you for commenting, dear!

  3. Your blog is gorgeous oh my lord. But really, this tag is amazing, congrats on getting the award, you totally deserve it :D


    1. GAH THANK YOU SO MUCH NOOR. ♥ That means the world to me. :)

  4. THIS POST IS TOO BEAUTIFUL, ABBIE. UGH. HOW CAN I EVEN SIT HERE WHEN IT'S JUST SO BEAUTIFUL? *pets laptop screen* Also those graphics. <3
    Also I'm like a little bit horrified you chose ice cream over the gloriousness that is cake. Like, what is this? Where are your priorities? ABBIEEEEEE. *collapses*
    But I'll forgive you because I want to learn French and live in Hawaii too. And I only watched the TRAILER for the Blue Moon thingy. I think watching the entire documentary will kill me with longing. But I am writing a surfy book, so I'm gonna and call it research. Ahem. Actually I tried to learn French once? It didn't work so well. I got SO MANY WORDS down pat, but my brain bulked when they're like "and the grammar isn't the same as in English" and I was just goodbye, I am out of here. Hmm. So maybe I will just learn dragonish dragonese so I can communicate efficiently with my army.

    Also this post = <33

    1. EEEEEEEEEEEEE WELL DUDE your blog inspires me in the pretty department (pssh in every department, but y'know...) so backatcha! I am just very giddy right now. ^.^ meep. I KNOW RIGHT WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME. Maybe it has something to do with slight dairy intolerance?? I have this forbidden love thing going on with ice cream because it doesn't really like me but I like it and ugh. IT'S JUST SO ANGSTY BASICALLY. xD

      OMW YOU HAVE TO WATCH THE WHOLE THING. Especially because you're writing a surfy book so yes! research! YAYY! ♥ Any kinda research that involves surfing is very good research. xD (And the editing/choreography will slay you. Fair warning.) I KNOW RIGHT FRENCH GRAMMAR IS SO HARD LIKE IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY. And also how they have so many variations of ONE WORD. Like there are literally 6 different ways to say "eating" in different tenses and persons. MY BRAIN CANNOT HANDLE THESE THINGS. Dragonese sounds like a good idea. ;) I need to learn that too, for when I meet your dragons obviously. (And when I meet you and we can speak in dragonese and discuss the secrets of the universe and noboDY ELSE WILL KNOW WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. OMG. #revolutionary

      Pinterest is my sweetest downfall. XD I love you. ♥

    I simply loved reading your answers:)
    I am happy to inform you that I too, am inspired by waffles.

    1. YOU ARE A KINDRED SPIRIT MY DEAR. ♥ waffle inspired artists untie. xD literally this has made my day. And eeeee I'm so happy you tagged me! thank you again. :)

    even though I like snow

    But okay. I will also answer questions in the comment because fun!

    My opinion of Tumblr is that it is best observed from a distance. (but from a distance, hilarious and fun).
    I feel most alive when I am with my best friends. Or writing hard and fast in a vein of inspiration.
    Gifs are life.
    I stare at them forever to improve my lipreading skills.
    I understood that last question, but then I second guessed myself and found it confusing until I decided that my first interpretation was correct.

    I want waffles.

    1. EEEEP NO BUT I WISH I WAS THAT ARTFUL WITH ART. XD *rings hands and wails* but thank you dearest I'm so happy you like my decorations. ^.^ I had fun picking them out, anyways. THAT TAKES SUCH CREATIVE LABOR.

      omg yes definitely safe from a distance, Tumblr is. XD that was brilliant. EEEE WRITING HARD AND FAST IN A VEIN OF INSPIRATION LITERALLY DESCRIBES SO MUCH LIFE FOR ME TOO. ♥ it's a wondrous thing, is it not?!?! it is. it so totally is. meep. XD I CONFUSED BY ASKING IF YOUR WERE CONFUSED omw my life is just one giant double negative i think.

      the desire for waffles is mutual. x) THANK YOU FOR READING OLIVIA.

  7. I've never heard that quote, but Mark Twain takes it again! Brilliant writers have brilliant quotes. And the blogging community is so great, its what makes blogging worth it in the end. :)

    I also just wanted to let you know that I've (finally) replied to your lovely comment on my blog. You took the time to write a long and thoughtful comment that I thought I'd let you know!

    1. I know right?? I heard someone quote that in a talk once and I was like O_O OKI LOVE. aaand yes I just really really like it. ^.^ Mark Twain always delivers. haha. Oh and thank you for the thoughtful reply! I enjoyed reading your response and finding that we actually have a lot of beliefs in common, like you said. ;) Thank you for reading and commenting dear!! ♥

  8. I enjoyed reading your answers, and that quote is really good - like picturesque. And I have good memories of Goodnight Moon too - we didn't have it, but my grandparents did, so whenever we went over there we'd read it...

    Anyway, thanks so much for tagging me, and I will hopefully answer the questions sometime soon! :)

    1. GAH, Goodnight Moon just brings back all the feels. ♥ eep. it's magic. And yay, I hope you get a chance to do this tag!! :) thank you dear.

  9. Hey if you have lunch with Jon Foreman, COUNT ME IN!
    Switchfoot and Jon Foreman is lyfe. <3 I'm such a musical fanatic, geez.
    Love your blog :) Consider me your newest follower!

    -Aaliyah xx

    1. AALIYAH WE'RE ALL GOING TO LUNCH TOGETHER OKAY?? okay. ;) you're so awesome I can't handle. ♥

    2. OH MY GOODNESS ASDFGHJKL YAS WOW WE CAN TOTALLY DIE AND FANGIRL OVER JON K? K. Dude. *you're* so awesome I can't handle.

  10. *screams* THANK YOUUUUUUUUU <333333333333

    1. *screams* NOOOO THANK YOUUUUUU. ♥


Nice comments brighten my day x100000! I read and respond to every single one (and I also give my commenters free virtual waffles, so that's a plus.)