Nov 9, 2012

BON Weekend!

Happy weekend to you all!
This was a blog week not like any other else...In two days I was given two pepping awards from two of my own favourite blogs. First I got the Liebster award from Café Society XXI by the lovely inspirational writer Elsa de Diego. Don´t miss her blog, it´s addictive. The Liebster award is given by a blogger to up and coming blogger who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. In order to accept this I have to answer the questions below. Which is good I thought... since this is not so much a personal blog about me, it´s more about life, about us, about inner and outer beauty. So with this in mind I figured this could be a chance to tell you a little more about myself...The day after that I got the award "I love your blog" from beautiful Swedish blogger Annika at Soul City Guide. Head over to her immediately for style inspiration and more. So a humble thank you to both of you! Ps! Just scroll down for the new nominees for the awards if you´re not interested:)

11 facts about myself...
I must always have olive oil, avocado, chocolate and red wine as comfort food at home. Always.
I truly love healthy food. Sometimes I truly love junk food. And cinnamon buns.
I am real girly girlie and still miss Carrie and SATC.
My style icon is Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, still.
My husband is my best friend and greatest supporter since 13 years. He´s just an amazing person.
I went to Lund University and loved every minute of it. Every minute.
I love my girlfriends. I feel truly blessed to have so many great, loving, interesting, funny, inspiring, beautiful friends in my life.
I love a good party. Always will. Why be dull?
I have a beloved grandmother who is 100 years old, still lives at home and keeps Champagne in the fridge. And she meditates a lot. I think she´s on to something.
I´ve just joined Facebook...I know! Words unnecessary...
I have three children and I´ve given birth natural with and without epidural. Well, there´s a difference...

I also need to answer these specifique questions from Elsa @ cafesocietyxxi for the Liebester Award:
Do you like to seduce or being seduced?
A mix of both, I think...
Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston?
Team Aniston, definitely.
Tell us three things you would do if you win the lottery (Like $10 millions)
I would buy a beautiful penthouse in New York or London, preferably with a rooftop terrace. (hmm maybe the money is finished here?) treat my family to very nice trips and give some of it away to charity that I want to take part in actively together with my children, and make a difference for a long time, not just write out a check.
Do you have any beauty secret you want to share?
I swear by Estée Lauder Advanced Nightrepair for face and eyes. It´s the one thing that I´ve done religiously for the last seven years and will never give it up. And, the eye serum cured my temporary eczema under the eyes in five days, which couldn´t be cured by hydrocortisone from the doctor...
What motivated you to create your own blog?

I love beauty and glamour and need it in my life. But I also need time to balance this up with some TLC for the soul and mind. That lead me to the concept of inner and outer beauty. I always try to live a fulfilled life, and for that I need both. Try taking one of them out...I didn´t read blogs at all before I got my third child, got an iPad and was stuck in the sofa for hours of breastfeeding. Then I found some favourite bloggers and realized what a great an easy tool blogging is. With this blog I sort of hope to inspire not only myself but anyone who is interested in the topics, e.g by interviewing interesting experts. I have many more plans for the blog so please stay tuned...(and thank you for reading!)
If you could have a super power, which one would that be?
Helping kids in need.
What's the sweetest memory of your childhood?
Opening the presents beforehand on Christmas eve and then play really surprised in front of everybody...(and actually do it rather well:)
What aspect of your personality do you like the most?
I´m very loyal and love those that I love very much. I also try to be a fun person. I want to stay young in the mind and spirit as well. Some days I´m really good at seeing the magic in the little things in life. I´m also rather stubborn (being a Taurus...) which I think take me forward since I don´t give up easily.
What physical attribution(s) do you like the most about yourself?  
I´m grateful for having long and rather thick hair. That said, I do want more glossy hair, like everybody else (and please no gray, being 40 I have to go to the hairdresser a lot more often...)
If you had a magic wand and have to change anything about human nature, what would you change?
Love makes the world go round.
Is there any other place in the world where you would rather be right now?
I always want to be with my family. But I do would like us to live in a metropolis like New York or London some day. I always long for London. It´s the best city in the world according to me, it´s got everything. Some day, over the rainbow...

Now I have to post some new questions for my new nominees to answer in order to accept the Liebster Award:
What makes you happy on a Monday?
What drives you to write your blog every day?
Where do you want to live if you could choose freely?
City girl or country girl?
Which is your greatest asset according to yourself?
What do you think your friends would say is your greatest asset?
Favourite food?
Do you have a famous person you are inspired by?
Do you belive in the power of thoughts?
Where do you want to go on your next vacation?
What is luxury to you?

For the nominees I have tried carefully to choose those blogs that are small and under 200 followers on Google. Although some of my choices don´t have Google Friend Connector but I thought they would fit in the category for Liebster award anyway. I hope no one disagree and that the purpose is to shine some light on smaller blogs with a great content!

And my nominees for the "Liebster Awards" are...
Charmigt sa Charlie
The Haute Cookie
My Scandinvavian Home
Here is what to do...
You tell who nominated you on your own blog and link to the nominator. You post 11 facts about yourself, then answer the questions the nominator made for you (stated here above). Next, you create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate. Then you choose 11 blogs to nominate, and be sure to link to them in your post. Finally, go to their page and tell them. No tags back allowed!

And the new nominess for the "I Love your blog" are:
Lagen om attraktion

In order to accept the "I Love your blog" award the rules are:
Thank the blogger who gave you the award with a link and mention
Give it further to five other bloggers and let them know with a comment
Copy the "I love your blog" image and paste it on your blog

Tada! Hope I didn´t bore you with this very long post, soon back to normal...(Please feel free to comment anything as always, I love your comments!)

{Top photo from Pinterest via edited by IOB}