Tuesday, September 9, 2014

2014 Liebster Awards

I cannot believe it's already time for another round of the Liebster awards! I was nominated this year by the sweet Emily from her blog The Country Bluebird!

In case you don't know here are the rules:

-Each person must post 11 things about themselves, by answering the questions that the nominator has set for you

-Create 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer

-Choose bloggers, with less than 200 followers, and link them in your post.

-Go to their blog and leave them a comment to let them know! 

-No tag backs

Here's the questions I got:

1. If you could change your name,what would you change it to?
It's a running joke in my family that everyone, including me, hates my name. (Amber is TOTALLY a stripper name). In fact, my nana only calls me by nickname (typically AC). 
With that being said, I so wish my first name was my middle name, Caroline. I adore the name and even more so because it was my great grandmothers. 

2. What do you do when you need to clear your head?
As stupid as it sounds, I either go window shopping, read a book, or read blogs. Also, showers are great for me to work through things and to clear my head. Call me weird, I know!

3. What book is the most meaningful to you, and why?
This one's a toughie! Well, most recently, The Fault in our Stars. I kinda dislike how popular it's become (although, not shocked...it's really good!) because I just kinda want it to be mine only. I know how crazy that sounds, but that book is seriously a treasure and the idea that there are other people out there who can't see the beauty in it or only like/dislike it because of the movie, makes my chest hurt. I can't say enough great things about it.

4. Where would you go if you could go anywhere in the world?
This one's obvious. France, duh. Actually can I just say Europe in general? I'm dying to see Greece, Spain, Germany and Amsterdam (for reasons unrelated to TFIOS...mainly to see Anne Frank's house. I've had a secret obsession with her since like 2nd grade. Wow, we are way off topic here... ending the parenthesis now). 

5. What about blogging keeps you motivated?
For me, it's a fantastic way to be able to look back on my life and the different stages of life I was in. I love being able to look back on what I was doing/feeling/wearing two years ago, so that motivates me to keep up with it for future reference. I'm totally selfish, I know.

6. Apple or Android? Which do you prefer?
I'm an apple girl. It's what I know and I would be a traitor otherwise since my oldest brother works for Apple. 

7. If you had to choose a favorite musician, who would it be?
Again, if you know me, you'd think my initial answer would be Taylor Swift, which is very true! But more recently, I've been jamming to Ed Sheeran a lot. I love his lyrics and his soulful voice. Right now, the song I'm listening to most by him is this one. So beautiful!

8. Country life or city life?
I'm a city girl by heart, but that doesn't mean I don't like escaping to the country every once in a while. Luckily some of my extended family live in the country so it's nice to visit them, but also reeeeeally nice to get back to the big town. 

9. What book character do you relate to the most?
I just finished a book called Nash and I kept thinking that I was struggling with a lot of the same things the main character, Saint, was dealing with. She had a lot of the same insecurities as I do and it gave me hope that one day I can overcome them!

10. What motivates you to get out of bed and get going?
I wouldn't say that anything necessarily motivates me, but really just a lot of obligations I have require me to actually get out of my bed. Ha! But really, I know that I want good grades, so even though I'm getting up at 6:30 everyday, I know it's worth it. Same on days when I'm working...
money > sleep
Strange concept, huh? 

11. Would you rather have dessert or entree?
Dessert ALL THE WAY. In fact, there are days where I don't even eat dinner, I just skip to dessert. Bad, Amber. Bad. 

Okay, so here are my nominees:

and here are all of your questions!

1. What is one of your funniest childhood memories?

2. If you could pick one season (Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter) to live in for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

3. What is one of your holy-grail beauty products?

4. What are your top 2 favorite movies and why?

5. What book(s) do you like to reread over and over again? If you don't do that (maybe I'm the only crazy one who does) what is your all time favorite book?

6. Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate or neither?

7. Where do you go/what do you do when you're having a bad day?

8. Who/what has made the biggest impact on your life?

9. If you have five minutes to talk to whoever you wanted (dead or alive or from the future) who would it be and what would you say?

10. Tell me about a time when you failed.
(No this isn't a job interview, I'm just curious!)

11. Name a song that you currently have on repeat!

Can't wait to hear your answers!


  1. oh, snap! I'll have to start thinking about this! Thanks for the award!

  2. Girl, you are really trying to get me back to blogging huh!?? LOL, thanks so much.

  3. Awesome! Thanks for thinking of me!!! I'll get to it!

  4. What if if I don't have any bloggers with less than 200 followers?? I know, sounds like an excuse huh?


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