Liebster Award


Believe me when I say, I know what you're thinking. Liebster award? What is that? I thought the same thing last week when I logged onto Instagram and saw that Gunjan of Songbird Echoes had tagged me in a photo that stated I had received a nomination for this award. Before I begin, I want to take a second to explain what this award entails. Liebster is a German word used to express endearment and a Liebster Award is a kind gesture that is used to acknowledge and promote new talent in the blogging community. This award is given to bloggers, by bloggers which might I add, absolutely warms my heart. Instead of competing with one another we strive to encourage and uplift each other with kind words and gestures like these. I fully believe in kindness and positivity, some bloggers might see each other as competition but it is so much more rewarding when it becomes a community. A community of like minded individuals who are unique in their own ways and blogging styles. I am so grateful to be surrounded by such a wonderful group of lovely ladies who support, inspire and encourage one another.

The way it works is generally like this: 
After you receive the nomination and accept taking on the award you then must,
- Answer the questions designated by the blogger who nominated you.
- Nominate other new bloggers for the Liebster Award.
- Give your nominees a list of questions they have to answer.


01. What inspired you to start blogging?
A few years ago, I used to spend a lot of my free time browsing and reading all sorts of blogs, from Dulce Candy's fashion blog to The Food Librarian's recipe blog. I was always intrigued by blogs. One day, I got an Instagram account and became obsessed. I loved how creative people were and how they meshed their blogs and Instagram feeds together. I began experimenting with outfit flat lays, filter apps, and different photo angles.. I instantly fell in love. I quickly realized I thoroughly enjoyed curating images, creating visually pleasing photographs, and shooting outfits of the day. I then thought about taking that passion and turning it into a blog. So I dreamt about having a blog for a while until I finally got one, and here we are now. I've been blogging for about three and a half months now and I absolutely love it.

02. Name your current celebrity fashion inspiration.
Olivia Palermo is a huge fashion inspiration. She could literally pull anything off and always looks so chic.

03. What would your ideal meal consist of?
A grilled chicken, quinoa, kale, and veggie power salad would be my meal of choice. Followed by a piece of dark chocolate as dessert. Of course, if I'm totally indulging I'll take a hamburger with grilled onions and a side of french fries from In-n-Out. Yum! 

04. Which places do you hope to travel in 2016?
I'm actually not much of a traveler, although I love the idea of traveling. I would love to take my husband to Japan since he loves the culture and lifestyle. I myself, would love to go somewhere a little more tropical, beachy, and warm... Hawaii or Tulum would be right up my alley. For now, I'm dying to go to up to Nothern California to see the redwood forest, I heard the trees are majestic and absolutely breathtaking. 

05. What is your favorite thing about blogging so far?
My favorite thing about blogging so far is the community that it has connected me to. Getting to know, socialize, and connect with other bloggers is incredible. There is so much support and encouragement in this community and it makes me so happy to be apart of it.

I hope this helps you get to know me just a little more. I am so thankful to have such lovely readers, the constant support and positive feedback warms my heart. Being part of this community brings me so much joy and I love how encouraging and kind everyone is. I am beyond flattered and so thankful that Gujan thought of my blog for this award. If you have any questions for me, please don't hesitate to ask. You can find me at any of my social media outlets or just click on the Contact tab up top and send me an email. 


Jordan Taylor: @jordantaylornolan
Nicole: @knotblushing


01. What 3 words describe you best?
02. Summer or winter?
03. What do you love most about where you live?
04. Who is your favorite blogger at the moment?
05. What inspired you to start blogging?

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading along,

XO Karen

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