Liebster Award Nomination

Exciting news! The past month Life with Josh & Kristyn has been nominated three times for the Liebster award by three incredible bloggers – Charlie of Living Life Petite, Nele of The Navigatio and Amanda of Sweet Basil & Thyme. It has been such an amazing 3 1/2 months of sharing our adventures, recipes and reviews with everyone. It is a great honor being nominated three times by fellow bloggers because this gives me more encouragement and motivation to keep on blogging. Great appreciation to these three lovely ladies in nominating me for the Liebster award.

What is the Liebster award?

This is a popular award that is given to bloggers by bloggers and only exists on the Internet. If you are on blogging engagement groups, you will see this often on the groups’ news feed when a fellow blogger is nominated. This is a way for new bloggers, like me (started blogging in July) to get discovered or recognized. When I found out I was nominated not just once but twice, this gave me a boost of confidence in the blogging world because I would have never expected this.


Liebster Award Rules:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger that nominated you.

  2. Write the rules for the blogger to follow when they accept the nomination

  3. Answer the questions that the blogger gives you.

  4. Write 8-10 random facts about you.

  5. Post an image of the Liebster Award

  6. Nominate 5-10 new bloggers (currently have less than 200 followers) and notify them.

  7. Give them 8-10 questions to answer.


My Answers for Charlie:

  1. What made you want to start blogging?
    My main motivator to start blogging was to monetize my blog and be able to turn it into a full time job. Another motivator that got me to start blogging is to find a relaxing activity and a hobby.

  2. What has been your favorite part about blogging?
    Getting to share our adventures and recipes of our favorite dishes with others. Seeing how people enjoy the posts on my blog make me want to keep writing.

  3. Whats the biggest thing you’ve learned about yourself through blogging?
    I have learned that me blogging and my enjoyment of writing actually started from when I was in high school. It took me until now to realize that when I was a part of our high school editorial staff and learning about photojournalism, it is now serving as a purpose for me now.

  4. What is something you struggle with while blogging?
    The one thing I know that I struggle with while blogging is finding the time to draft posts to have ready. Setting aside time for this can be difficult while having a full-time job, running errands and doing tasks at home.

  5. What a weird fact about yourself that not many people know?
    I used to only like wearing flip flops but now that I’m living up in the Pacific Northwest I love wearing boots. Oh I still wear flip flops when I get lazy to put boots on and it’s not raining.

  6. How do you motivate yourself to keep blogging?
    Knowing that I was able to start the blog in the first place and continue to see my followers grow every week keeps me motivated.

  7. What is your biggest accomplishment to date? Can be blog related or just life-related.
    To date, my biggest accomplishment is moving from California to Washington with Josh and purchasing a home within the first year that we are here.

  8. What is your favorite childhood memory?
    Playing hide and seek, softball and riding bikes with other kids around our little neighborhood.

  9. Is blogging something you want to turn into a career? If not what is your career
    Blogging is definitely something I would want to turn into a full-time career because it would allow me to do what I already love doing and allow me to be my own boss.

  10. Who is your favorite author and why?
    I don’t read as much books as I want, but I have read several novels by Nicholas Sparks because I love a good romantic story.

My Answers for Nele:

  1. What is your blogging goal?
    To grow my audience and continue to share our adventures and recipes as often as I can to turn it into a possible full-time career.

  2. What book has had a big impact on your life? (or movie!)
    The Life of Pi

  3. List three things about yourself that you are proud of.
    ○ I graduated college with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering
    ○ Owning a home before I am 30.
    ○ Beginning this blog, sharing it with everyone and continuing to work on growing my blog followers/subscribers.

  4. Is there any fictional world you’d like to live in?
    ○ Marvel Universe

  5. Are there any tips you’d give a new blogger?
    ○ Don’t be afraid to not know what to post about. There is always an audience out there that has a similar niche to what you want to blog about.
    ○ When you start blogging, don’t let the low numbers of viewers set you back. Join engagement groups to help you grow your blog.
    ○ Don’t hesitate to ask other bloggers for tips on blogging. Fellow bloggers are always willing to help.

My Answers for Amanda:

  1. What’s your biggest fear when it comes to blogging?
    When I don’t have enough time to blog, I fear that I might lose interest in blogging or lose my audience.

  2. What’s the earliest memory you have as a child?
    Moving into a big house when I was about 3-4 years old and getting to have my own bedroom.

  3. When are you most inspired and motivated to blog?
    n the morning when all I hear are cars driving by, birds chirping outside or when I smell/hear the rain.

  4. Do you have a favorite quote or words to live by?
    “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  5. How did you pick your blog’s name?
    I started brainstorming on what I wanted my blog to be about and came up with a few posts that I wanted to start the blog with. When I saw that the blog posts were going to be mainly revolved around both Josh and I, that is when I decided to name it Life with Josh & Kristyn.

  6. What’s your favorite Netflix show?
    OMG! There is too many to mention. Right now though we have been watching Fuller House and waiting on Santa Clarita Diet and Unfortunate Series of Events. Maybe once a year or other year we will binge-watch Breaking Bad.

  7. Plane, trains, or automobiles for travel?
    Tricky! I love plane rides for travel to get to my destination quicker or if that’s the only method. I also love car rides for the road trip so I can stop over at landmarks and look at the scenery on the way to the destination.

  8. If you could only eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    Filipino cuisine 🙂 Cause I can never get tired of it and it’s comfort food for the soul.


My Nominations


My Questions to the Nominees:

      1. What’s your inspiration to blogging?

      2. If you had a movie about your life, who would you cast to be you?

      3. How do you make time to focus on your blog?

      4. Who is your favorite superhero or villain?

      5. What has blogging taught you about yourself?

      6. What is a guilty pleasure of yours?

      7. What’s your biggest challenge as a blogger?

      8. Name a TV series that you can watch over and over.


10 Random Facts about Me:

    1. I started to learn and love cooking when I was 24 – Filipino & Mexican food are my favorite to cook.

    2. I have a love and hate relationship with spicy food. The heat kicks my ass quick but the flavors are always amazing.

    3. Horror movies scare me every time but I love feeling the anticipation of what is going to pop out. IT is the most recent horror movie that I have seen and I do not like clowns at all.

    4. I love everything COOKIES AND CREAM! – milkshake, ice cream, candy bar, cheesecake 🙂

    5. I love collecting Starbucks gift cards especially the Limited Edition ones.

    6. I used to dance in my teens and taught dance to some our community kiddos

    7. Yes, I am a Seahawks fan and by watching them over the last few years is how I learned how to understand football.

    8. Winter is my favorite season and it makes me even more excited to see and be in snow.

    9. White chocolate mocha is my go to coffee drink at any coffee place. Make it with non-fat milk please.

    10. I love listening to country music and right now my favorite country artist is Kip Moore (First country concert I’ve went to)

10 thoughts on “Liebster Award Nomination”

    1. Thank you. Answering the questions were fun and I am happy to share the news and a little more about me with everyone.

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