: I was nominated for the Liebster Award! - my patchwork homestead

I was nominated for the Liebster Award!

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Hi there! It has been awhile since I last paid attention to my blog. Life and all our family activities had overtaken the only spec of time I could sit down and write. Lots of wonderful and exciting things did happen while I have been gone and I plan to share them all soon. Thanks for being patient and sticking with me on this journey.

One exciting thing that did happen was being nominated for the Liebster Award! A big thank you to Amber from humbledmom.com for this wonderful recognition. I have been tweaking and improving my blog bit by bit and it has paid off. Amber has a great site about all things MOM. From homeschooling to wife and kid stuff. This is one of my favorite blog articles on her site  A reminder to my children:11 things I hope you’ll live by. It is a sweet love letter to her kids with some great advice.

I started my blog in April 2017 and was very new to the whole blogging world. The Liebster Award is for new/newer bloggers and has some unique requirements when accepting the award.


These are the rules for the Liebster Award:

  1. Post eleven facts about yourself.  

  2. Answer the eleven questions your nominator asked in their post.

  3. Nominate up to eleven other bloggers of your choice.

  4. Come up with your own eleven questions for your nominees.

  5. Let your nominees know that they’ve been chosen!

  6. Link back to the person who nominated you.


This nomination makes me very happy and excited! I have great things in mind for my blog, hopefully including soon an online shop of homemade creations such as paintings, bookmarks, natural bath bombs, soaps, lip balms, healing salves, and essential oil blends. Plus, much more!  Maybe even some E-books about homesteading and animal care. Lots of ideas swirling around in this brain of mine.

Let’s get to it!


  1. I am left handed
  2. I am the youngest of three girls
  3. I played volleyball in high school
  4. I have been to France and Italy
  5. I have climbed a fourteener (mountain over 14,000 feet in elevation)
  6. I love to sew, and do DIY projects
  7. I used to have glasses and wear them daily as a child
  8. I love being outdoors
  9. I once had a nose ring
  10. I love God
  11. I homeschool my two kids

If you are excited to learn more about me, click here!


Questions from Amber:

  1. Why did you start a blog? I started a blog as a creative outlet. I love to write and share experiences about my crazy and blessed life. Along the way, I hope to start earning money from my blog also. That would be amazing!
  2. What is your favorite thing to blog about? Anything having to do with helping others in their homesteading journey and also to better their health naturally.
  3. What is your favorite quote? I love quoting bible verses. I also love this one: “The Sky has to get dark first before you can see stars.” Very true in all aspects of life.
  4. What did you want to be when you were a child? A veterinarian. That didn’t happen, but I do take care of all the crazy animals on our small homestead. I am a crazy chicken lady and rabbit lady! Close enough.
  5. Who has had the biggest influence on you? My Grandparents. They each had a great legacy to leave behind and I am blessed to have had them in my life for as long as I did.
  6. What is your favorite book? The Orphan Train
  7. What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Butter Pecan
  8. What is one thing on your bucket list? To see the Pyramids of Egypt. I love anything about ancient Egyptian history.
  9. What would be your “perfect” day? Being in the mountains with my family, enjoying the beautiful creations of God. Only peace and quiet.
  10. If you could only take one more trip, where would you go? The Holy Land
  11. What are 3 of your future goals? To have a prosperous small business whether it is my blog, or homemade crafts and natural remedies business and to be the best mom and wife I can be!


  1. Coffeetoddlersandchaos.com – Congrats Brittani!

  2. Flashesofbliss.com– Congrats Heather!

  3. Makeamomsmile.com Congrats Jenn!

  4. Thetryitmom.comCongrats Jennifer!

  5. Myluckycorner.com Congrats Laura!

  6. Aboutachik.wordpress.comCongrats Robbi!

  7. Dustbunniesandblessings.com-Congrats Ali!


  1. What are you thankful for?

  2. Write about the place you call home.

  3. What 5 things would you want to do more?

  4. What is the view from your window right now?

  5. Best book you read this year.

  6. How do you relax?

  7. What fictional character do you most likely represent?

  8. What do you feel strongly about?

  9. What is behind the meaning of your blog name?

  10. Would you rather live in the city or the country?

  11. Who or what inspires you?


That’s it. Now it’s up to the above bloggers to accept their nominations and continue the circle of the Liebster Award by recognizing new blogs out there.

Blogging isn’t an easy hobby or past time by any means, trust me. It takes a lot more time, effort, and creativity than one thinks. It is more like a part time job and for a stay at home mom and homeschool teacher like me, that extra time is hard to find. Being nominated for the Liebster Award gives me confidence and encouragement to keep going. My blog is getting viewed and my posts are being read! That’s a big deal to me.

Thanks, and God bless.