Saturday, April 12, 2014

Liebster Award

  When I first started blogging (a looong time ago) tags and awards were the thing. They were everywhere. Maybe it was too much of a good thing, because after a while it all came to an abrupt halt. That was pretty sad, because they are super fun and a great way to get to know other bloggers. That's why I was excited to see this award/tag going around, and was even more excited when Olivia awarded me!

  So, thank you very much Olivia! You all should go check out Olivia's blog. She's one of my favorites ever. She's super sweet and super talented and her blog is the bomb.

 Here's how this award works:
+Thank the amazing blogger that nominated you
+Answer the 11 questions the nominator provided
+Nominate a few other bloggers who have less than 200 followers
+Post 11 different questions for your nominees to answer
+ Contact your nominees to let them know that you've nominated them
 Here are the questions that Olivia asked:

1. What is your theme song?

I'd probably have to go with an Owl City song. Maybe Alligator Sky

2. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a hair-dresser at one point. And I just remembered this: when I was really little I wanted to be a "flower girl", and by that I meant that I wanted to sell flowers on the street like the lady did on my favorite episode of Barney. Yep.

3. Pet peeve?
Me: "Caleb, what's my pet peeve? I can't think of anything interesting."
Caleb (13 year old brother): "Closed doors. You always want the door open! That's pretty weird."
Me: "Oh yeah, that's true. Thanks!"

4. Do you ever listen to classical music?
All the time! I have a ever-growing playlist on Spotify.

5. What's the scariest thing you've ever done?
I'm kinda shy around strangers, so moving to California to live there for a year had some scary moments for me. I didn't know anyone, so going to youth group and things like that for the first time was pretty scary. Everyone was so friendly, though, so I felt at home pretty quickly.

6. Where in the world would you most like to live?

Iceland sounds pretty awesome. England does, too. But I love it here in Ireland :)

7. If you could meet a fictional character IRL, who would you meet and why?

There are so many I would love to meet. After thinking about it, I think I might have to go with The Doctor from Doctor Who. Why? Because he's the coolest ever, and maybe he would take me with him in his TARDIS and we could travel through time and space and all that.

8. Did you ever change the name of your blog? If so, why?
Yep. My blog was original called IrishGirl which was a play off of American Girl (I was obsessed with that at the time). I guess I sort of outgrew that one. Not that long ago I renamed it to √Ālainn, which means "beautiful" or "lovely" in Irish.

9. How do you feel about thrift stores?

They're cool. When I lived in California, I really liked browsing around Goodwill. I think the only things I ever bought there were books, though. Here in Ireland, there aren't really any big thrift stores like that.

10. Would you ever go skydiving?

The idea of skydiving is incredible. If I ever got the chance to go, I hope I'd be brave enough!

11. Road trips or quiet afternoons at home?

Quiet afternoons at home. :) But I do love road trips once and a while, too.

Here are the lovely bloggers I nominate! They each have amazing blogs, and they are absolutely lovely people.

Kristin from Sew Technicolor
Hannah from Fantasy Gypsy
Inna from Paper Raindrops
Anna from Zu Hause
Katie from Dream Sailor
Lydia fro Planet Lydia

Here are my questions for the bloggers I nominated:

1. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
2.What, or who, inspired you to start blogging?
3. What is your favorite thing about spring?
4. What's the last movie you watched, and what did you think of it?
5. Who is your fictional crush?
6. If you had to choose another time period to be born in, which would you choose?
7. What is your least favorite food?
8. What is your favorite food?
9. If you could only reread one of your favorite books in your life, which book would you choose?
10. What was your favorite movie when you were little?
11. What genre of music do you listen to the most?

Also, feel free to answer these questions in the comments!



  1. heyyyy cool! :) your questions are so neat. If I could be reborn in a new time period...ummm...I feel like pioneer times would have been really interesting. Laura Ingalls and all that. Or maybe like the 1920's, around Downton Abbey time.

    A lot of the time I feel like I was born into the wrong century. :p the people at school seem to agree.

    1. Oooo, the pioneer days would be so cool! And Downton Abbey era would be so lovely <3

  2. You live in Ireland? OMG that is so cool! I would love to travel to Europe, and England/Ireland is like top of the list (after Paris....but anyway) XD. I used to be quite obsessed with American Girl stuff too, even though I'm like an Australian Girl. lol It used to bother me so much that they didn't write books about Aussies. I love your blog name, btw! It's beautiful.
    Cait @ Notebook Sisters

    1. I'd love to go to Paris, too. Ohmyword.
      Thanks, Cait!

  3. Hi Hannah! Thank you so much for nominating me! I really feel quite flattered. :)
    I haven't been keeping up with my blog lately because I've been so terribly swamped with school, so I'm sorry for not replying sooner. I'm really looking forward to getting back into posting once I have more time! I'm hoping to be back in about a month. Thanks again! <3