Thursday, April 18, 2013

Liebster Award


I am honored to announce that I have been nominated for a Liebster Award - not once, not twice, but THREE times! What is a Liebster Award? It is an award given out to bloggers by other bloggers. To qualify for the award, you have to be a blogging newbie (blogging less than 6 months or have less than 200 followers) and since I restarted my blogging venture with Style Oyster last June and have been working to regain following, I qualify.  The idea is to help little blogs such as mine get discovered. Sorta gives you the warm fuzzies when someone you don't even know finds pleasure in your blog and what you have to say.

    The point is to get to know other bloggers and help small, just-starting-off bloggers get more exposure. It's also an awesome way to say "Hey, I think you are doing an awesome job blogging. Keep it up!"
    Your acceptance post must also include a link back to the person who nominated you.

      11 Random Facts about Me
      1. My favorite colors are pink and teal...especially together.
      2. I am the only girl...middle child between two brothers, mother of two sons and wife to one handsome guy.
      3. I was hit by a car when I was 8, while riding a bike. The Suburban was going 33mph...I came out unscathed with just some bumps and bruises. God was with me that day.
      4. I won two spelling bees, one in 3rd grade and one in 4th. Above-mentioned car-hitting kept me from going to the City Finals my 3rd grade year.
      5. I hang my wardrobe in order of the rainbow. {OCD much?}
      6. I started blogging in 2006 before I knew what niche blogging was and have changed my blog name seven times since then...settled on Style Oyster last year and know that it's the one I will stick with. 
      7. I have a degree in Graphic Design.
      8. Due to my maiden name being Cox, I always jokingly swear I would marry a Smith for the sake of having a normal last name no one would make fun of, especially for my future kids, and it just so happened, I got me one.
      9. I love big trucks and used to drive one. I vow to own one again, other than my hubby's.
      10. I started dancing at the age of 2 and competed until I graduated high school.
      11. I am passionate about fitness and would someday love to become a personal trainer.

        A Mouse In My Kitchen's Questions:

        1. What is your biggest fear in life? Honestly, other than cockroaches and other creepy-crawlies, it would have to be ever losing one of my sons. I don't ever want to know what that is like.
        2. What is your biggest goal? At this point in life, I've accepted that I might never have a great career though I've been exceptionally intelligent my entire life. Choices I've made have brought me to where I am and all I can hope for is to have a happy life, happy kids, and be surrounded by good people. My goal is simply to enjoy the life I have to the fullest extent.
        3. Who has inspired you to be more awesome? My kids...totally. Sometimes they need to remind me to get down and dirty with them and just forget about all of my worries, have fun and enjoy the moments we have.
        4. Would you rather read a book or climb a mountain? Climb a mountain...I love hiking and the outdoors.
        5. What mountain would you climb? Or what book would you read? Probably not Everest, but just a good hiking trail anywhere is fine by me.
        6. What has been your biggest challenge blogging? Gaining followers I suppose...I feel like I've got the content, but I am always in awe of those that gain followers so quickly - need to know the secret!
        7. If you could tell the whole world one thing, what would it be? The things about myself that I'm most insecure about.
        8. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you have? Why? A tiger. So many reasons.
        9. Who is your favorite blogger? I have many that I read daily. I really enjoy Jen at IHeart Organizing and of course Young House Love.
        10. What's your favorite joke? No faves...just make me laugh.
        11. What would be your ideal date? One where we don't have to worry about picking up the kids at a certain time and can just really be in the moment. I'd love for once not to end up at a restaurant that has TVs...if it does, the focus is on whatever sport is on.

        Hot Toddies of Washington's Questions:
        1. Why do you blog? I blog because I love to write, I love reading other blogs and staring at pretty things all day, it feeds my graphic design talent and I just enjoy the blogging community, the more bloggers I get to know. It has also introduced me to a lot of great products, interior design ideas and fashion inspiration.
        2. If The Doctor showed up with the T.A.R.D.I.S. in your life right now, would you drop everything you have and everything you know (this includes your loved ones) to go with him? I'm actually quite confused by this question.
        3. Which fictional character are you in love with?
        4. What is your favourite food to cook? To eat? I've started loving making tilapia dishes. We love healthy meals and I like playing with this so it can be new and interesting. My favorite thing to eat though is sweets...that needs to stop.
        5. If you were a super hero what would your power be? Mind control.
        6. Winter, spring, summer, or fall? Well, used to be summer, but now that I'm in Charleston, I really love the's got perfect temps without all the humidity that July and August bring. Though, I will always love summer.
        7. What's your favourite word? It's a bad one. Four letters. Begins with "F". I shouldn't say it's my favorite, but I probably say it the most. #workingonit #newyearsresolutions
        8. Toilet paper, over or under? Over. Seriously...why would anyone think it looks better under?
        9. Favourite time to pick your nose? When there's something to get out that simply blowing won't do. LOL.
        10. If you could live in any era, other than today, when would you choose? I think the 50s as a kid would have been fun {think Sandlot}...or the 60s/70s as a teen/young adult.
        11. Once you have read a book do you usually agree with the title or do you think it was badly titled? I guess that would depend on the book, but most are appropriately titled I find.
        Maybe I Will's Questions

        1. What Inspired you to start blogging? I started blogging in 2006 after I had my first son in late 2005 as a way of journaling our life so my family and friends far away could keep up with us. I was very sparatic with it until around 2009-2010 when I started reading more blogs and really finding out what blogging could be. I went through some identity crises {name changes} and last year settled on one I am very happy with.
        2. What is your favorite go to accessory? I love a great statement necklace that brings a pop of color.
        3. What is your favorite workout song? OMG, so cliche, but I could run/elliptical to old-school Britney stuff all day long. I also love alternative guy music, i.e. Green Day, Daughtry, Trapt, etc.
        4.  Favorite book of all time? I'm not a book-type, so I have to say I really more enjoy books to look at, like home design, style books.
        5. If you won the lottery what would be your first purchase? A new house in our dream location, a beautiful beach.
        6. What one word would describe you best? Depends who you ask. Hubby would say "stubborn". I would say "honest".
        7. Favorite TV Show? Of all time? FRIENDS.
        8. If you could be any celebrity who would you be and why? Jenna Dewan, she's a beautiful dancer married to Channing Tatum!
        9. Who is your biggest celebrity crush? Adam Levine. Mmmmm.
        10. What is your favorite time of day? During the week, I like the evenings...time to relax and reconnect with hubby after long days. During the weekend, it's mid-morning, the time I usually take my boys to the beach or play park to have some fun.
        11. Early Riser or Night Owl? By default, I'm an early-riser. I work at 4:30am at my gym on M,W,F and other than that, on T, TH, I take my boys to school, and the weekends, well, they don't let us sleep in!

        Here are my 11 award nominations {No particular order}:
        1.  Darcy at Corporate Girl Style
        2. Annette at I Heart Vintage Couture
        3. Jennifer at A Little Bit Sassy
        4. Jade at Coffee & Cashmere
        5. Elvy at Pigtails & Pearls
        6. Lattes & Juice
        7. Michelle at You're My Favorite Today.
        8. Lala at Delightful Ideas
        9. Angela at A Typical English Home
        10. Lili at Satin & Scotch
        11. Ashley at Turquoise & Teale
        My 11 Questions for my Nominees:
        1. Left-handed or right-handed?
        2. What is your biggest accomplishment?
        3. What is your best blogging tip?
        4. What is your signature cocktail?
        5. Do you have any pets? Names, breeds?
        6. What is your favorite color scheme for decorating the home?
        7. Best fashion advice?
        8. What is your most embarassing moment?
        9. What kind of student were you?
        10. What is your favorite hobby, other than blogging?
        11. One thing you would change about yourself if you could?
        Be sure to stop by and check out the blogs I nominated!

        Thanks again to the bloggers that nominated me - please don't forget to also stop by, check out their blogs and show them some love!
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        Anonymous said...

        Congratulations! I love getting to know other bloggers.


        Darcy said...

        Congratulations on your nominationand thanks for nominating me! Must agree it's a great feeling :)

        Katie said...

        Congratulations Morgan! Thank for linking up with us at Linking with my ladies Thursday hop! Hope you found some great reads!
        Dysfunction Junction

        buttons said...

        Haha! The question about The Doctor and the T.A.R.D.I.S. is from Doctor Who. We sometimes forget that not everyone is obsessed with that show like we are...loved reading your answers and random facts, and I will be checking out the blogs you gave the award to!

        Maria Lipkin said...

        Congrats on the award!
        I found you on the linkin' with my ladies hop and I am now following along! ;)

        Pigtails and Pearls said...

        Congrats and thanks for nominating me! I feel so lucky. I'm in maui for the week will answer your wuestions when I get back. Have a fab weekend and come check out my first giveaway when you get a chance. XO!

        Pigtails and Pearls

        Cropped Stories said...

        Hey there! I'm stopping' by from the blog hop and wanted to let you know I liked your Facebook page! Hope you'll get a chance to visit me! You can find me here:

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        Lattes and Juice said...

        Huge congrats on your nomination and thank you so so so much for nominating me! Such a huge honor <3 Currently nursing 1 sick boy and 1 sick husband so will get back to all your questions for sure on the weekend. Can't wait this is so much fun! xox


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