Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Candle and A Crown: Gardenchef's Liebster Blog Award

Last December 14, Garden Chef's Needle and Pen was awarded a Liebster Blog Award by Elisabeth of Elizy Art in her post entitled, "Elizy Art: Liebster Blog." Elizy Art features handmade crafts and arts .... from the heart. Elisabeth posts about her creations and things of crafty nature, including crochet, her passion! Elisabeth obtained her liebster blog award from Anna of Hindustanka's Sunny Indian Days.

Exciting, yes, as this is the first Liebster Blog nomination Garden Chef has ever received so far since it started November last year! :) Yehey, Garden Chef is 1 year old! :) 

A newbie in the blogger world, this site is just taking off, exploring bloggerdom, getting the joy of sharing ideas, crochet crafts and food experiments. Thank you, Elisabeth, for your act of love... as you said, this is bloggers' way of spreading some love. 

Well, the Liebster Blog Award is not without its own rules. Here they are: 
  1. Answer the 11 questions posed by the person who nominated you
  2. Give 11 facts about yourself
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers for the award
  4. Post 11 questions for your nominees to answer
  5. Tell them you have tagged them and pay it forward
Now, here we go...
First, I'm going to answer the 11 questions posed by Elisabeth, who nominated me:
  1. What has been the happiest day of your life so far?  Difficult question... hmmm ... the happiest day of my life, so far, was when I passed the entrance exams to the University. 
  2. What do you like most about blogging? Being able to share my thoughts, ideas and interests in writing, and getting connected with many others to learn from them are what I like most about blogging. 
  3. If you could spend a day living in ‘someone else’s shoes’, who would you chose? I haven't really wished living in someone else's shoes, but since I need to answer the question, given a day to live in someone else's shoes, I would choose to be in the shoes of Flora, one of the Dancing Princesses. 
  4. Sweet or savoury?  Savoury 
  5. Where would your ideal trip be to? Vienna, Austria 
  6. What is your favourite season? Summer (We have only two choices in the Philippines-- summer and rainy seasons) 
  7. What did you want to do for a living when you were little? I wanted to be a journalist (and a nun, too) when I was still a child.  
  8. What is your favourite song? Terminal 
  9. Would you like to live abroad? I really don't know... as of now, my answer is NO. 
  10. What are the three words that best describe you? Well, according to my husband, I'm poetic, culinary  and obsessive-compulsive :) 
  11. What is your favourite thing to do in your free time?Lately, blogging about my crochet works and creating new dishes.
Second, here are 11 facts about me.
  1. I'm the only child of my parents.
  2. I have a collection of Classics Illustrated Comic Books which my own kids also read.
  3. I am a nurse who loves to cook for my family.
  4. Somewhere My Love, the first local movie I watched, starred Susan Roces and Fernando Poe, Jr..
  5. When I was a kid, my pet cat used to sleep at the foot of my bed.
  6. I believe that I was made whole by Jesus Christ who died at the Cross of Calvary to save me from sin.
  7. My first crochet work was a sofa cover.
  8. Moshi, our family pet dog, is 9 years old.
  9. Writing is another love of my life.
  10. I watch TV after going home from work but usually fall asleep while watching.
  11. I go along well with friends who have good sense of humor.
Third, I nominate 11 bloggers for the liebster award. Here they are:
  1. Sara of She Cooks, She Crafts, She Runs as the name of her blogsite states blogs about cooking, crafting and working out. 
  2. Tammy of  Home is Where the Heart is: Life's Simple Pleasures  blogs about the simple pleasures she enjoys in life such as crafts (crochet, knitting), travel, her family and gardening.
  3. Vikki Wallis of Wallisfarm's Daily Walk, a new blogger who features about frugal living, DIY products, Scriptures, farm life, crafts and gardening.
  4. Tracy of Delightfully Free blogs about her cookbook “Delightfully Free" featuring food ideas free of refined sugar and inspired by a restricted diet prescribed for a cause.
  5. Michelle of Stitches is a wife and mother who blogs about her knitted and crochet works.
  6. Weaver Birdie of I Love Handmade! blogs about her creative crochet works at Weaver Birdie's Journal.
  7. Creative Ashley, who prefers to be called Skunk, in her blog, The Legendary Skunk, showcases her creativity which she dreams would bring her to open her own craft store someday.
  8. Tania of Little Things Blogged blogs about a compilation of all the things she loves, obsessed with and that inspires her.
  9. Rajeswari of Diaper Mum blogs about how she maintains her sanity by crocheting and cooking although she also indulges in some stray knitting, quilting and general crafting.
  10. Brooke Espinoza of Rivers of Water whose blog seeks to encourage and equip Christian women to fully trust in God and His Word that they will not be shaken when their faith is tested by trials.
  11. Aya of Codename Aya who blogs about beauty, make-up, skin care and (on one occasion so far) food because she was my inspiration in starting my own blog.
Fourth, I now post 11 questions for my nominees to answer. This reminds me of some questions in my slum book! :)
  1. If you were a Miss Universe finalist and one of the judges asks the question, "What is the greatest challenge in your life?" what will be your answer?
  2. What was your favorite subject in grade school?
  3. Favorite quotation?
  4. If you have a husband or boyfriend, your theme song? Otherwise, your favorite song.
  5. How did you become a blogger?
  6. Have you ever written a poem or lyrics of a song? Could you write a stanza or two?
  7. Your favorite craft website and why?
  8. Your fairy godmother gave you a crown that you should pass on to a person you admire most. Who would that person be?
  9. Given funds for a new wardrobe, what design or style would you collect? (e.g., executive, casual, sporty, formal, etc.)
  10. Name an award you received in high school 
  11. If you have enough savings to build a house, where would you prefer to build it --- in the city, along the beach, in the valley, top of the hill, mountain top, lake shore, etc.?
I thank Elizabeth again for nominating me. It took me some time writing this blog and I hope I got to follow all the rules. Now, it's your turn!


  1. It is so great to read your answers to my questions :) It is lovely to learn more about you and your passions. I'm going to go and visit your nominees now. And let's hope that this has been the first of many awards for our blogs! Elisabeth xx

  2. Congrats and thank you! :)
    Answering all these questions would be a tough job but will do so, soon! Its nice to know so much about you and your life. :)

  3. Hello!:) Congrats on the award! I know it's pleasant to get it:) Interesting to get to know things about you:)
    Take care!


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