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A Liebster Award!

By Sjay235 @naturalmommainm
I am very excited to have been nominated for a Liebster Award by Liz over at Everything is Rosy. The award is given to with fewer than 200 followers to help promote their blog and boost their blogging reputation. I'm so excited to be able to take part in it, since I'm so new to blogging.
A Liebster Award!
There are some rules to follow...
  • Link back to the blog which nominated you
  • Answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you
  • Divulge 11 random facts about yourself
  • Nominate other blogs (with fewer than 200 followers) and come up with 11 questions for them to answer!
I can see this is going to be very tough already! 
The 11 questions Liz asked, and my answers are:When did you start blogging?Only last month, so I'm very new!
What made you decide to start blogging? Hayley over at Sparkles and Stretchmarks and I became friends during our pregnancies, and she used to talk all about her blog, and she encouraged me to think about starting one. If it weren't for her, I may have started one, but wouldn't have had any idea about the blogging community there is, so I owe her a big thank you!
If you could have one special power, what would it be? To be able to click my fingers and just BE wherever I wanted to go - no driving or traveling involved. Simon's family live so far away, so we could see them every single day.
Would you rather have a giraffe’s neck or tiger paws (and why?) Got to be the giraffe's neck. It's just so cool and special in the animal kingdom! What have tiger's paws got to offer?!
Who is (or has been) your embarrassing celeb crush?  Ummm...I'm not embarrassed about this but I know other people will think I'm a bit nuts: Noel from Hear'Say. 
What did you want to be when you grew up? When I was 4 I wanted to be a lollipop lady (crossing guard) as the one at my school had a great umbrella with a cut out bit so she could see, and I wanted that! Other professions include: nurse, vet and astronaut.
What is your most embarrassing habit? I spent a lot of time thinking about this and I really don't know! I can't think of anything I do in public that would be embarrassing, I save those things for the house! I do pick at my toes a lot which is gross.
Which do you fancy right now, sweet or savoury? Sweet. Always sweet!
What is your favorite ever thing to do? Cuddle Isabelle!
What is your biggest fear? That anything would happen to Isabelle, or that anything would happen to Simon or me and she would be left without a mommy or daddy.
Who or what inspires you? My sister and my sister-in-law. I've always looked up to my big sister in everything she has done, and as my best friend, she has helped shape me into the person I am today. My sister-in-law has been such a wonderful friend since she joined our family, but during my pregnancy and the last few months with Isabelle she has been the one person who always seems to know how I feel, and she always offers the best words of advice and comfort. She is helping shape me into a better mother, and is even more of an amazing friend every day.
11 Random Facts:1. Like Liz, I have a weird thing about textures. Cord makes me feel a bit queasy, and I hate the noise it makes when rubbed. Velvet is also up there.2. I love Neighbours (the TV show) and have it on series link so I never have to miss an episode.3. I have a chicken pox scar on my hip (nobody believed me when I said something was wrong because I was so itchy. I think I was 3)4. When I was little (maybe 3/4) I got taken to hospital as my family found me with a bottle of Tippex thinner to my lips. Turned out I hadn't drunk it.5. I have to live with a smashed iPhone screen until January when my contract is up. I dropped it as I got it out of my pocket to read a text, and am not paying for a new one!6. Until Isabelle came along I washed all our clothes as a mixed wash. Now, I am very particular about sorting the whites out so her nice things don't go gray.7. It drives me mad when people say "Oh you didn't have much of a change then!" when they find out my maiden name was Gray and my married name is Jay.8. I don't eat breakfast, drink anything or even go to the toilet until Isabelle is having her morning nap - some days I've been up for 3 hours before I do any of those things!9. I wear heels less than 5 times a year - only for weddings or very special occasions. 10. I just do not understand how any household can survive without Sky Tv.11. I have no talents to speak of, sadly. 
My nominees are:
This was very, very hard! There are so many great blogs out there, but these are ones I have come across and really enjoyed in the last few months.
(I checked and double checked your followers, so really hope you are all eligible and I haven't massively offended any of you!)
London Mummy of TwoBump to BabyBeautiful ThingsMummy B
My questions for them:1. How long have you been blogging?2. Why did you start blogging?3. How did you decide which topic(s) your blog would focus on?4. Would you rather have a night in or a night out?5. Share one of your embarrassing moments with us...6. When was the last time you painted your toenails?7. Where was the last place you went on a foreign holiday?8. What is you favorite smell?9. If you went on Mastermind, what would your specialist topic be? 10. What are the first 3 things you do when you get up?11. What was your favorite children's book?
Thanks again to Liz at Everything is Rosy for nominating me! This challenge certainly made me put the thinking cap on!! I hope my nominees enjoy the questions I've come up with for them!
If you know of any great blogs worthy of a Liebster Award, share them in the comments below!

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