13 May

I’m so honored and excited to tell you that this little blog has just received it’s very first award!

Thanks so much to  sugarbitznmilkybar for the nomination.

If you have never been to her site, please check it out soon. It’s adorable.

I looked up the German to English translation of Liebster and found several meanings, including: sweetheart, dear, beloved, lovely, valued, favorite, and darling.

The purpose of the award is for bloggers to recognize new or up and coming blogs that are worth having a look at. It’s an award for bloggers given by bloggers, that!

Rules for award winners:


11 Random facts about me:

1. I am NOT a morning person. It takes me a good half hour or so before I become approachable.

2. I’m a self-proclaimed foodie. I love reading about it, watching it being made, talking about it, shopping for it, preparing it, serving it to friends and family, and of course, eating it!

3. With respect to #2, I adore food but there are a handful of foods that I loathe. Raspberries, coconut, ricotta cheese, fresh dill, and fried eggs are all on my no fly list.

4. I won’t season food or add ingredients with my left hand.

5. I skipped kindergarten.

6. I’m a neat freak. Seriously, everything has a place and that’s where I think it needs to be at all times.

7. I don’t care for sci-fi, sports, or crime dramas. How I ended up married I’ll never know.

8. I’m terrified of wax figures, ventriloquist dummies, and animatronic people. Like all of those robotic people that move around all jerky-like on those rides at Disney World. No thank you!

9. I prefer a rainy day to a sunny one.

10. I don’t mind loading the dishwasher, but I hate unloading it. I also don’t care for folding laundry, hence the name of this blog. 😉

11. In high school I was kicked out of an air show with two friends for stealing a golf cart and driving it all over while wearing garbage bag dresses and chef’s hats. We were supposed to be helping serve food or something but that proved to be too boring so we made our own fun.

My answers to the questions posed to me:

1. What was your earliest childhood memory? Playing “shopping” with my Grandfather. I would ride my tricycle around in front of my Grandparents’ house pretending to buy things. He was always the store owner who would take my money and then give me my change. I was probably 3 years old.

2. What is your favourite colour? Turquoise

3. City or country living? City. I’ve lived in both the city and the country and I prefer the city very much. I remember having to drive “into town” if we needed anything. That gets old real quick. I live within walking distance to so many places now and I love that.

4. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A Marine Biologist.

5. What is your favourite movie? Steel Magnolias, always and forever.

6. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Italy. Rome, Capri, Florence, Venice, Verona, any of those cities would do. 😉

7. What was the name of the first school that you went to? Gingerbread Preschool. And it actually looked like a big gingerbread house!

8. What is your favourite dessert? All of them. Seriously, I have a major sweet tooth so I couldn’t possibly narrow my answer down to just one thing. As long as there are no raspberries or coconut in it, it’s going on my plate!

9. If you had a completely free evening, what would you do? Probably watch some bad t.v. or read a magazine with a glass of bourbon and some good chocolate.

10. What was the last book you read? The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman.

11. If you could invite anyone (dead or alive) to your dinner party, who would you invite? I have to go with Jesus on this one. I think he’d be able to clear up a few things.

And the winners are…

O.k. this part really threw me. I have no idea how to figure out how many followers a blog has and besides that, how do you really count followers? There are several blogs that I read on a regular basis but I’m not listed as a follower anywhere on their site. I don’t get an email alert when they create a new post and I probably haven’t “liked” them on Facebook but I love their blogs and visit them often.

I still count myself as a follower even if they never know I stopped by for a visit.

So all that being said, I’m going to bend the rules here a bit and just nominate a few fellow bento bloggers. I apologize in advance if I’ve nominated you and your blog has more than 200 followers. This isn’t the first time that I’ve broken the rules and it likely won’t be the last.

The winners (in no specific order):

1. Zoe’s Lunchbox

2. Feeling a Little Lunchy

3. Keitha’s Chaos

4. Tiny Princess LunchBox

5. Crystal’s Ramblings

6. Crazy? Maybe!

7. Momma Says

8. My Epicurean Adventures

9. Becoming a Bentoholic

10. Loving Lunches

11. Robot Squirrel and the Monkeys

My questions for the winners:

1. What is your comfort food?

2. What is the one thing you would grab if your house was on fire? Besides kids & pets obviously.

3. Who would play you in the movie version of your life?

4. What is your favorite quote?

5. Are you a morning person or night owl?

6. Books or movies?

7. What inspired you to start your blog?

8. What is your dream job and are you currently doing it?

9. What are your interests outside of blogging?

10. What are 3 words that best describe you?

11. What is your biggest pet peeve?



6 Responses to “”

  1. Keitha May 23, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    Congrats to you for the nominations. Thank you so much for passing a nomination on to my little blog!


  2. Christine aka happyvballgirl May 14, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    Woo hoo! Congrats to you, Cassandra and thank you SO MUCH for the nomination! 🙂


  3. jbigmomma May 14, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Wow thanks for nominating me and my little site 🙂 So glad you think I’m worthy! Woo Hoo


  4. jbigmomma May 14, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    Thanks so much for nominating me and my little blog. How exciting you think Im worthy 🙂 WOO HOOO


  5. sugarbitznmilkybar May 14, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    Yaay! This is the first award for me too. And we do have some things in common from your list, namely #2, #4, #5 and #9.Oh and thank you for the compliment on my site 🙂


  6. Loving Lunches (@LovingLunches) May 14, 2013 at 5:50 am #

    Thank you so much for the nomination Cass, I’m thrilled!!


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