Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Liebster Blog Award






A huge thank you goes out to Pam from MyLMNOP reads to kids for awarding me the Liebster Blog Award.  I never win anything (except once I won a round of bingo on a cruise)!


Liebster also has a special meaning to me as my grandparents were from Germany, and would say to me:  "Ich Liebe dich--I love you."  As you know from my previous post, I remember them fondly, and this makes me smile.


The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note.






Here are the rules:


1- Choose FIVE up and coming blogs to award the Liebster to. Blogs must have less than 200 followers.


2- Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.


3- Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you gave the award to with links to their sites.






I am awarding the Liebster Award to the following blogs:


1. Claudia Fehr-Levin Illustrator


2. Writers and Authors


3.My Happy Hero by Nicky Johnston


4. No Water River by Renee LaTulippe


5. Castles in the Sky by Jennifer Young








We have also been asked to list 5 interesting facts about ourselves.  So, here it goes. . . you get to decide if they are interesting or not.

I played the clarinet in school.
My first pet was a hamster named Peanut.
When I was little I wanted to be a school bus driver.
I am left handed, but all of my grandparents, parents, siblings, and children are right handed.
I have a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison


Thank you again Pam, and I look forward to watching all of your blogs continue to grow!


16 comments:

  1. Congratulations on winning the Liebster! : )

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  2. Congrats on your liebster Sandi!! I think I had school bus driver on my list too (my mom's best friend happened to be one)

    Thank you for passing the award my way. I'm so honored you thought of my blog.

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  3. You picked some great blogs to award! I'm now following you.

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    1. Thank you Rena! I am glad that you will be following me. I hope that you enjoy it!

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  4. Congratulations, Sandi! I thought of being a long distance truck driver at one point! BTW I interview Claudia on my blog today and she mentions you. :)

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    1. I don't know if I could handle long distance trucks. That takes a lot of patience! I will check out your interview with Claudia. Thanks for letting me know.

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  5. Thanks, Sandi! We are eerily similar...I played the clarinet. My first pet was a gerbil named Gretchen. When I was little I wanted to be a school teacher. OK, I'm right-handed, so nothing there - but my mom is ambidextrous! I have an MA in English Education from NYU. We're practically the same person! :P

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    1. Wow! We do have a lot of similarities! After I graduated from High School my younger sister turned my clarinet into a parts department for her own clarinet--I guess I was not destined to be a professional musician. I did become a school teacher and taught elementary school until my oldest daughter was born 12 years ago.

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  6. Congratulations on the award, Sandi! How cool that you're the only southpaw in the clan :)

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    1. Thanks Susanna! I have always liked being the only one. . . don't know why, but I like it!

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  7. Yes, congrats on the Liebster. Just one of many awards I'm sure you'll see in your future. :)

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    1. thanks Hannah! I hope that you are right!

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  8. I love learning these little tidbits about people. I played the clarinet in high school too! I was TERRIBLE! :-)

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  9. I was terrible too! I remember my high school band director telling my dad, "Let's face it, she is not going to be a professional musician someday." I think that my dad and I just both laughed!

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