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Nominated for Liebster Award (& Cake Fun!)

Liebster Award Sugar Flowers

Happy Friday! And it is a very happy Friday indeed.

I’ve been dying to share some exciting news with you, but one way or another life got in the way. Everything happens for a reason and in this case, it means I get hit with a triple whammy of happiness!

They say you wait for ages for a bus and then two come at once. Well in my case the buses were cakes. And two was actually three. In the space of one week, I had my grandad’s birthday, my best friends 30th, and to top it off, my mum’s wedding. So pretty top ticket events, all of which I’m bringing a cake to… I’ve been drowning in sugar flowers for the past couple of weeks!

Liebster Award Sugar Flowers

Wind forward to now, it’s Friday, I’ve finished all of the cakes and I finally have the time to tell you all about the news I got a couple of weeks ago.

Drum roll pleeeeeasee…..

I’ve been nominated for the Liebster award! It’s such an honour to have been chosen, thank you so much, Allie, at Live Love Mess for nominating me, your support means so much!

Toriorioria Liebster Award

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What is the Liebster Award?

Are you possibly thinking eh? What’s that? Well, the Liebster award is an award for bloggers, from bloggers. Liebster in German means sweetest, dearest, kindest, lovely, beloved, pleasant, kind, cute, endearing and welcome. Only new blogs with a small following are eligible and it’s such a great way to celebrate all of us little fish in the pond.

You can find out more about the rules of the Liebster Award here.

Who nominated me?

Allie from Live Love Mess very kindly nominated me for this award. It’s like her blog was made for me, Allie writes all about how to love life’s messes (and if anyone’s messy it’s me!) Whether it’s DIY, party planning or spending time with family, there’s sure to be something on her blog that you’ll LOVE.  Some of my favourites are

My Favourite Blog

We all have idols, and the blogging world is no different. Every blogger has someone that they aspire to be like, and although I have a few, I think my favourite would have to be Chris at Celebrations at Home Blog. Her site is absolutely divine, and I only hope that one day I will be able to host and style parties as wonderful! I dread to think how big her tableware and prop storage must be – I’d love to one day have a collection like Chris’s where I can just pluck whatever I need for the situation.

I absolutely love her Something Blue Bridal Brunch – a classy and elegant twist on the classic saying. And then there is her Guys Night on the Patio – I can’t wait until I can throw a similar party for my man!

Something Blue Brunch

Getting to Know You…

It’s probably high time you got to know me a little more so, without further ado, here are 10 random facts about me:

  1. I have 3 babies – Peter, Harry and Flo. They live in the fridge and if they are lucky they get fed monthly.
  2. I’m a complete Disnerd. I’ve watched all the Disney animated classics in chronological order and visited Disney parks on no less than 11 vacations (see evidence of the crazies below)
  3. I have a weak spot for blueberry pop tarts. I know how awful they are but to me they are nostalgic. Just the blueberry ones mind, none of this chocolate or s’mores business…
  4. Apparently, my bottom lip sticks out when I’m remotely sad. My other half, Darren, has nicknamed me Bubba Gump 🙁
  5. I was invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace to represent Girlguiding UK and I met our future king, Prince Charles. We had a great conversation about pink t-shirts!
  6. Darren and I talked about turkey giblets on our first date. Gateway to true love right there!
  7. I don’t like cookie dough. I really just don’t get it.
  8. I own 1,446 cookie cutters.
  9. When I was in high school I used to conjure up nosebleeds to get out of Latin lessons. Who can blame me?
  10. I had my first kiss at 24!!

Liebster Award Toriorioria Disnerd

To top it off, here are my answers to the questions Allie asked her nominees:

Why are you blogging?

I’m a creative hummingbird, always flitting from one new hobby to the next. I wanted somewhere to not only document my journey but help others along the way – you can never have enough inspiration! ‘Celebrate Every Day’ seemed the perfect umbrella for everything I love to do.

What is your favourite blog post and why?

My favourite is probably the Backyard BBQ Party. It was such a fun party to plan and host so reliving it through the blog post brings back all the memories.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

I think it would have to be something along the lines of Hermione’s time turner. There’s just never enough hours in the day to get everything done! That or flying. Because who wouldn’t want to fly?

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Someone once told me of an old Chinese proverb that says ‘The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now’. This always reminds me that I don’t want to end up looking back in twenty years and wish I’d started to grow my blog now!

If you could have dinner with one person (alive or not), who would it be?

Roy Disney. I’ve read his biography and he is undoubtedly the unsung hero of the Walt Disney Company. Anyone who can open a theme park like Disney World with not a penny of debt is an absolute legend in my eyes!

Favourite book or series?

This is hard! I’m the most indecisive person you’ll ever (virtually!) meet. My favourite book is probably To Kill a Mockingbird. And favourite series is constantly changing depending on what’s flavour of the month but my latest guilty pleasure was Grace and Frankie…

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?

Working on the theory that boyfriends don’t qualify as an acceptable answer…

Liebster Award Toriorioria Desert Island

What is one of your favourite quotes?

“Do or do not. There is no try” 

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Japan, it’s at the top of my bucket list! I love their culture, it’s so different from the U.K. Not to mention Tokyo Disneyland Resort is unanimously voted the best Disney resort on the planet. I may or may not have a little soft spot for Disney Parks…

What’s your favourite childhood memory?

There are lots! One that sticks with me though is my 7th birthday party. Funnily enough, it was unicorn themed (seems like the world has come full circle!) and I just had a select few girlfriends over from school. It felt like my first ‘grown-up’ party, even though we played Elefun and my grandad brought over his bagatelle game he made. We finished off with t-shirt decorating; I drew the spice girls all over mine and thought it was the best thing ever!

What makes you unique?

I’m handing you over to my other half, Darren, for this one. After all, he was the one that picked me out of a sea of online profiles…

“The fact you can make a professional tutu and layer a 12 tier wedding cake”

Not exactly the response I expected but I’ll take it!

My Nominees

I’ve now the honour of nominating some newbie bloggers that I think are fantastic and really going to go places!

So lovely ladies, you’re up! Comment on this post to accept the nomination and then create your own post, following the rules here. I’d love to get to know you better so don’t forget to include your answers to these questions!

Questions for My Nominees

  1. When you have writer’s block, what do you do to work it out?
  2. What’s your favourite meal?
  3. What’s the most extreme thing you’ve ever done?
  4. If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why?
  5. Would you rather explore the deep ocean or outer space?
  6. If there were no restrictions or limitations, what would your dream job be?
  7. What’s your favourite four-legged creature and why?
  8. Spring, summer, autumn or winter?
  9. If a genie appeared right now in a big puff of smoke, what would your three wishes be?
  10. What was the last thing you created?
  11. If you could rename the street you live on, what would you rename it?

Phew, that was quite a long post! Congratulations to all my nominees and I look forward to reading your posts soon! Hopefully, you feel like you’ve gotten to know me a little more. Now it’s my turn to get to know you – why not answer the questions above in the comments below?

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  1. Thanks for thinking of my blog when you got your nomination! I’m about to post my own nominations too! 🙂

    • You’re welcome! I loved reading your responses 🙂 I can’t wait to see what the blogging future holds for us!

  2. Thanks so much for nominating me for this award! What an honor! I accept and will write a blog post of my own. 🙂

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