Monday, August 11, 2014

Leibster Award

Last week, I was nominated for a Leibster Award by Shanice from City of Creative Dreams. Today, I am here to answer all the questions from Shanice, nominate some of my favorite bloggers, and ask them some questions. 

If you've never heard of the Leibster Award,  it is an award that is passed from blogger to blogger as a "keep it going!" award. It's for bloggers with under 200 followers and is meant to encourage bloggers to keep blogging! All nominated bloggers answer the questions from the person who gave them the award, and then they get to nominate their favorite blogs (under 200 followers) and ask them questions as well. SO here goes nothing....

1. What made you want to start a blog?
I started this blog when I was engaged to document the projects and events that went along with wedding planning. I enjoyed it so much, I decided to keep at it even after the wedding.

2. How did you choose your blog name?
This is an easy one. I wanted to document our wedding planning process, so Melanie Gets Married seemed to be a suitable name. Now that I am married, I figure it still works because the blog goes through our newlywed life, which wouldn't be the same if I didn't get married.

3. What is your favourite post or project that you are most proud of?
I have so many projects that I love, but I would have to say I am most proud of my Ruffled Curtains. I am not a very good sewer, and this project challenged me more than I ever thought possible. The day I was able to actually hang those curtains up, I am certain my face just lit up.

4. What is your favourite blog?
It is so hard to chose just one favorite! However, there is one blog that I have followed since the very beginning and have never missed a post. I am not sure what it is about Jessica from Little Baby Garvin, but I am border line obsessed. It was her chalkboards that lured me in, but somehow she's managed to keep me around. Maybe it's her elaborate gatherings that I wish I could attend, the way she makes any meal into something beautiful, or her sweet baby girls that I just can't get enough of (or all of the above). And I know I am not the only one who loves her. I swear, this girl could start taking pictures of her poop and we would all wish ours looked the same.

5. What advice would you give yourself as a young child or teenager if you could go back in time?
I would tell myself to truly enjoy spending time with my family, and to be nicer to my siblings. Now that we are older, I would choose to spend time with my family over just about anything else. I am lucky to live close to my parents and sister, but my brother is an hour and a half away and we don't get to see him very often. My teenage self would be shocked if I told her how much she would miss those family vacations and simply eating dinner together.

6. What inspires you to keep blogging?
The sweet comments, my followers, and my passion for creating beautiful things for my home. 

7. If you could go join a course or go to school for something right now, what would it be?
Aside from working on my masters in occupational therapy, I would love to take a photography class! It is something that has always interested me and something I feel that I could be really good at (if I ever get a DSLR camera of course). 

8. What is your favorite spot in your home? Why?
Currently, my favorite spot is in the backyard laying on our hammock and staring up at the trees. It is so peaceful back there and incredibly comfortable. Puts me to sleep every time. 

9. Who is your favorite celebrity? Why?
Gee, I don't really have one favorite. But considering I am in the middle of watching Gossip Girl, I will say Blake Lively. I have loved her ever since her days on the sisterhood of the traveling pants, and I continue to love her as I commit myself to hours upon hours of the "scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite." 

10. What is your favorite song right now on the radio?
My Eyes by Blake Shelton.

11. What are your favorite kinds of blogs?
I love the blogs that have new decor for every season and are constantly knee-deep in yet another DIY project or room makeover. Lately though, I have been reading more "lifestyle" blogs and have become way to interested in the lives of strangers. Whatever it is, it must have pictures!

And now for the fun part! Here are the blogs that I have nominated to pass along the Leibster Award. Here are seven wonderful ladies that I am loving right now! So go check them out, I'm sure you'll love them too!

Seeking Individuality
This Crazy Thing Called Life
The 26th of August
Polka Dots In The Country
Burlap and Babies
First Comes Love
Little House. Big Heart.

And here are the questions for all of my new nominees:

1) Why did you start blogging?

2) What is your favorite project that you have made since blogging, or what is your favorite blog post? Leave a link so we can check it out!

3) What is your favorite room in your home?

4) What is your favorite holiday? Why? Feel free to tell us about some of your traditions for that holiday.

5) If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

6) Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

7)  What is something you would like to learn to do really well?

8) What are some of your favorite books you've read lately?

9) What is your favorite thing to spend money on?

10) What are three of your favorite online shopping websites?

11) What inspires you?

Nominees, all you have to do now is make your own Leibster Award post in which you answer the above 11 questions, and pick some of your favorite bloggers to nominate as well. The only rule is to pick bloggers who have under 200 subscribers. Have fun!

Thank you so much Shanice for your nominating me, and thank you to all my followers for being so supportive. It really is what makes blogging that much more fun and inspires me to continue creating!

Happy Monday, Friends!


  1. Thanks again for nominating me! Can't wait to answer your questions and create my post! Also, LOVE your new blog design!!! Who did it?

  2. Thanks again for the nomination! If you haven't seen it yet, you can read my answers and nominees here:

  3. Thank you for nominating, you are too sweet! I'm going to start working on my answers and nominees soon!