Thursday, August 1, 2013

Blogging Award

It was a big day for Sweet Happenings earlier this week. I was nominated for my very first blog award, The Liebster Award, by the lovely Jasmine over at Jasmine and Sean.


 The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers with less then 200 followers and it also helps them gain some exposure in the blogging world! The word liebster is German and it means sweetest, nicest, kindest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome. Aww...

This is very exciting and gives me an opportunity to connect with over bloggers, which is primarily why I started on this whole blogging adventure. It's amazing how many ladies I've connected with so far!

The giver of the Liebster award will give you 11 questions to answer, so here are the questions that Jasmine gave me.

1. First blog you ever read?
I think the first blog I ever read was Megan over at In This Wonderful Life. I have no clue how I even got to her page but I am so glad I did. Her family is precious. It's crazy to think that that's what started my whole blogging addiction a few years back! 

2. Favorite TV show and why?
House Hunters. I watch that show every single night and I think I've seen each episode multiple times. I'm fascinated by real estate and love to learn about the housing market in other cities. Plus, it's just fun to look at all the homes :)

3. Morning person or night owl?
Morning person by far!!!! Mr.C always jokes that I have the same bedtime as a kid - which some days, is true. As soon as my alarm clock goes off in the morning, whether it be 5am, or 9am, I am ready to go!

4. Favorite place to travel?
I've been fortunate enough to have traveled to a lot of different places but still have so many that I'd like to visit. I really enjoy Europe but always love exploring both Canada and the US. That may not be exciting to some, but I find there are sooo many awesome cities to check out right in our own backyards!

5. Dog person or cat person or no pets, thanks?
I didn't have a pet growing up and my dad recently got a cat named Morris who actually is amazing. He's an older cat and very lovable. I don't think I'd get a cat or dog right now though.

6. DIYer or buy it ready to go?
Both. I like attempting to DIY and have done a bunch of things (headboard, wall gallery frame, little things here and there) but for major pieces I like to buy ready to go.

7. Favorite restaurant?
Toughie. I don't think I have a favourite, but some places where I have had memorable meals are Legal Seafoods (don't have this in Canada), Atomica (local restaurant where I grew up) and Canyon Creek. I also love the brunch at Pickle Barrel.

8. Favorite childhood memory?
We had an amazing backyard that went onto a huge field. I have so many memories of running around that field with friends for hours and using our imagination to come up with games. As we got old, it would morph into a backdrop where we'd have neighbourhood baseball and soccer games. 

I also have great memories traveling with my family and I am so thankful for this!

9. Dream job?
Photographer for the National Geographic (note, I have no photography skills at ALL..and I am not that outdoorsy so I see myself failing).

10. Your go-to clothing store?
Gap, The Limited (although we don't have it in Canada yet), Loft, Jacob

11. Blog crush?
Too many!!!

Here are the rules for receiving this award:
1. Answer the questions that the nominator sets for you, and then create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.
2. Choose 11 people and link them in your post (must have less than 200 followers)
3. Go to their page and tell them.

Here are the 11 blogs I nominate:

Here are my 11 questions for them!

1. What's your favourite season and why?
2. What's your biggest fear?
3. Least favourite food?
4. Nysnc or Backstreet Boys?
5. Renting a movie or going to a movie?
6. What's your favourite song at the moment?
7. If you could live in any city in the world right now, where would it be and why?
8. Tea or coffee?
9. Favourite book?
10.Most memorable trip?
11.How would you describe your decorating style?

Thanks again Jasmine :)


  1. Sarah, you are so sweet! Thank you for nominating me! I will do this as soon as I get home :)

  2. You are so sweet for tagging me :) I tried to send you a response, but you're a no-reply blogger! Did you know that? This will be up on the blog tomorrow! :)

    1. Also, The Limited just started offering international shipping, so you can get your online shop on now! :)