Liebster Award

Exciting news! Recently I got nominated for the Liebster Award. I would have never expected to be recognized! I’ve enjoyed cooking, sharing, traveling, and blogging this year, and it has inspired me to continue on this blogging journey.

Thank you to Crafty For Home for the nomination! Check out her blog with recipes, crafts and travel inspiration! I love reading about places that I’ve never been and she gives great travel trips! Follow her on Facebook here.

What is the Liebster Award:

This is a popular award on the Internet that is designed to recognize new and upcoming bloggers. It is a way for newer bloggers, like me, to get discovered, since it attracts interest to your site.

How to be eligible:

In order to be eligible, you must have 200 or fewer followers. For more information about the rules, here is the link:

The Official Rules for Liebster Award 2017


10 Random Facts about Me:

  1. I’ve traveled through 17 countries (all Spanish-speaking except 3).
  2. I danced ballet, tap, and jazz growing up. I danced 20 hours a week in the studio in high school, danced on the dance team in college, and I even danced ballet during my pregnancy with my daughter.
  3. Fall is my favorite season because of the cool temperature and the trees.
  4. My undergraduate degrees are in International Business and Spanish with an emphasis in economics and management. I used to work at an investment firm before getting my Masters in Education and becoming a Spanish teacher.
  5. My favorite foods are chocolate and avocados.
  6. I’m not comfortable riding a bike.
  7. I hate horror movies, but my husband loves them. I refuse to watch them.
  8. I’m a sucker for sitcoms (like Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy) and HGTV home renovation programs.
  9. I wear glasses. Since 2004, I almost always have worn cat-eye glasses.
  10. I love to paint and color. I do it with my kids a lot.

Questions for me:

  1. What is the most extreme thing you have ever done?  After college, I left Argentina, where I was studying abroad, and moved to cold and snowy upstate New York for an ex-boyfriend. I didn’t have a job there and I didn’t know anyone. 
  2. What did you want to be when you grow up as a kid? Why? I went through phases of wanting to be a hairdresser or a dancer. 
  3. How did traveling change your life? Traveling inspired me to become a Spanish teacher and share what I learned about Spanish-speaking countries and cultures. I also learned Spanish while traveling, and have a strong knowledge of different dialects from various cities and countries. It made me a better teacher because I can share all of that with my students now. 
  4. Do you like breakfast or dinner? Breakfast! Pancakes, hashes, tofu scrambles, and smoothies are some of my favorites.
  5. What is your favorite music? Bachata and cumbia. I love latin music.
  6. Name the top 3 beautiful beaches you have visited: Aruba, Hawaii, and Barney’s Joy MA.
  7. Who are your favorite actor and actress? Javier Bardem and Meryl Strep
  8. Would you plant roses or tomatoes? I currently have roses in front of my house.
  9. Chocolate bar, yogurt or ice cream? Chocolate bar – give me all the chocolate!
  10. Formal dress or casual? Casual. I could live in yoga pants and tank tops.
  11. What genre of movie do you like? Foreign and action

My Nominees:

I love art and blogs that inspire my creativity so I had to include some of my favorite DIY blogs. Eclectic Kristal and A Little Mad Smith make me wish that I had all the time in the world for crafts and making pretty decorations for my home! I also enjoy their travel posts.

I often follow blogs that are vegan, My Conscious Kitchen has great recipes that are vegan AND gluten-free! Her story speaks to me because I also have thyroid issues and have been hoping to improve my health through food as well. Plus, did I mention her dishes are yummy?!

I am health conscious and Rise and Discover has great blurbs about health and some yummy food recipes. I love learning and having people teach me new things! Be Forever Healthier not only has food recipes but also has weekly challenges. They aren’t always about food, often they make me think about how to live a more well-rounded healthier life. One week she had a great stretching challenge where we were to stretch every day. My muscles had been sore and needed some TLC. Her challenge got me into the habit of stretching every morning and night again like I used to before having kids. I feel so much better. It’s little things that make a difference that you wouldn’t think about, but she reminds you to try. Sometimes good habits can stick after a week of plugging along. Congratulations to all of my nominees!

Questions for my nominees:

  1. Do you have a favorite quote or words to live by?
  2. Where is one place you haven’t been, but you would like to visit?
  3. If you could give someone $1,000,000 who would you give it to?
  4. What is your favorite movie or tv series?
  5. If you were going to be a character in someone’s book, who would you like to write it?
  6. If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why?
  7. What is your favorite food?
  8. Who has been an inspiration in your life? Why?
  9. Salty or Sweet?
  10. How did you pick your blog’s name?

Again, congratulations, keep being awesome, and I wish you success. XOXO.

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You can read read more about me and my blog here.






  1. Cassie says:

    Nawww thanks for the nomination and the lovely and kind words! Congratulations on your nomination! You sure have inspired me to be more adventurous in my cooking, especially with my salads!!! And I need to come over just so you can make me some delicious pie! I don’t know how the heck you do it all but I’m so glad you do xx

  2. Preet says:

    Congratulations! It is so nice to know more about you. Nominating fellow bloggers with choice of questions is a great way to know each other.

  3. DrKLeeBanks says:

    Congrats on the award! And thanks for the informative post. I have done similar posts, like Top 10 or even Top 30 things “about me” that people might not know. It is a fun way to connect with one another!

  4. Congratulations on your accomplishment! I’ve looked around your blog and have followed you to show my support of your continued growth. I would love if you could stop by and support my blog too if you can <3

      • liveoutcrazy says:

        Its actually an extra language so I hardly get time studying it. I have been learning spanish for 6 months. Iam not also aware of every spanish word but I want to be. can you please send your instagram user name!!

  5. liveoutcrazy says:

    también puedes consultar mi blog para ver mis publicaciones.
    Realmente me encantaría que me enseñes español porque el español no es un idioma indígena, pero quiero aprenderlo de mi locura y aprender de un profesor será bastante interesante.

      • Gracias. Estoy feliz de que ames mi blog. Antes solía practicar 50 palabras a diario, pero como ahora están a punto de comenzar mis exámenes, rara vez tengo tiempo para practicarlo y estoy realmente molesto porque me olvido de algunas palabras. Pero seguramente continuaré después de que haya terminado mis exámenes.

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