Passin' on the Liebster Love

On Friday, I was busy at work when I got a notification on my phone saying I was tagged in a post on Facebook.  Even though I was oh so busy (HA!) I checked it out.  I can't help it, I'm nosy (Yinzers call it nebby).  What a great surprise to see I was given the Liebster Blog award from Kristen over at un homme et une femme!  If you have a minute do yourself a favor and head over to her blog.  I promise, you won't be disappointed.

What a great way to end a hell of a week and start the weekend.  Merci beaucoup (or should I say Danke?) Kristen for thinking of me and the kind words.  Like you said, it is really nice to know someone is reading my posts (and I do appreciate the German aspect of the word).
The word Liebster is a German word meaning "favorite, beloved, dearest."  A blogger is nominated for this award if they have under 200 followers.  And once you have been nominated you are to pass on the award to bloggers who have inspired you.  

Without further ado, I'd like to pass it onto 3 of my favorite blogs/bloggers who inspire me with every read: 

1) Angie from Aloha: Yinz Mangia!
I went to high school with Angie and played volleyball with her.  Unbeknownst to me, she was a secret chef.  You'd think after all those volleyball dinners I would have discovered this.  She shares her passion for cooking and her favorite recipes all the way from Hawaii (it's okay to be jealous) on her blog.  Now, I am not much of a cooker but her posts do make my mouth water and trick my brain into thinking I am a cook.  And while you're visiting her blog, make sure to congratulate her.  She just got engaged!

Melissa is an amazing interior designer based in Richmond, VA with a vision I can only dream of one day (maybe) having.  She finds furniture, pictures, decor, etc from Anthropologie and makes similar products from her discoveries at local thrift stores for loads cheaper and, in my opinion, a lot nicer.  She also makes beautiful bangles that she sells.  

3) Lindsey Orton from Lindsey Orton Photography
I have never met Lindsey and to be honest I am not quit sure how I stumbled across her blog but I have been blown away by her work ever since.  Rather recently she has been sharing her photos from a series titled Princess Bridals where she photographs brides with a Disney Princess theme.  My favorite is Jasmine.  You know that is a good idea when you say to yourself; "damn, I wish I had come up with that myself."  

It has been such an honor to get this award and I am more than happy to pass it on to my favorites.  Us bloggers need to look out for one another;)


  1. Thanks, Alyson! You're the sweetest. Also an amazing photographer and creative talent!

    1. You're very welcome, Melissa! I mean every word of it! And a big thanks to you for your sweet compliment. Keep up the great work!

  2. Alyson, thank you!

    I just saw this now and it's so awesome. I didn't cook at ALL when we knew each other in high school, though! I still miss those volleyball dinners and get the urge to "pass it on" anytime I have to hold hands with someone to pray! HAHA. Your blog rocks, and so do you!

    Help, though, I don't know what to do next!

    1. You are so welcome, Angie! Oh volleyball dinners. I cannot believe it has been over 10 years! Insane how quick time passes. I must confess I am glad you weren't a cook during those times. Otherwise, I would have to be mad at you for not sharing your talent;)

      The next step for you, I think, is to pass the award onto your favorite bloggers who have under 200 followers. When I did a little research I found you are supposed to award up to 5 people. Hope that helps!

      Keep up the great work and enjoy this exciting time in your life! I know planning for a wedding can be stressful but try to breath and enjoy it as much as you can. Happy planning!


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