BESA GM has been nominated for a Leibster award

Even though I started my blog early this year, I effectively started blogging these last few months. Being a new in the blogland, I was pleasantly surprised when Angela at Life in Velvet nominated my blog for the Leibster award.

I am kind of embarrased that I did not know what this award was about, so after doing some research I learned that this award is given to support & recognise up & coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. To accept the nomination the nominee must play by the rules and answer some questions, discover 10 bloggers with less than 200 followers and nominate them for the award.

To accept this award the nominees, listed at the end of this post, should follow the steps outlined below:

Read my answers to the (10) questions selected by the blogger who nominated me.
Find (10) bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate for the award.
Write a post on your blog featuring the Liebster Award.
After writting the post, comment on each nominee’s blog informing them of the nomination.

Thanks again Angela for the nomination! I accept the nomination, and the following are my answers to your questions:

Why did you start blogging?

Throughout my working career, and especially this past decade my work, at the positions I held , was so demanding that did now allow me to pursue other interests. After completing the last tour of duty at an overseas mission, I realized that now is the time to take a little break from work and enjoy all those activities that I am passionate about such as: design and decor, DIY projects, sewing, cooking and baking, knitting etc. I also wanted to share my projects with my family and friends who live scattered around the world so blogging seemed a good platform for sharing. A lot of others, outside my circle of family and friends, have found my projects inspirational and started following along, and I am grateful for that. So far it has been a lot of fun and I am enjoying it.

Most loved city and why:

I have lived in many places, but the time I lived in Vancouver BC I enjoyed the most. It is such a vibrant, ethnically diverse city with beautiful parks and beaches, warm climate during winters, and world cuisine restaurants at every corner; so, the love for this city for me is going to be eternal.

Favorite thing in your house:

My kitchen is my favorite thing in my house. It was an old, ugly and tiny kitchen which needed a complete remodel. I designed the remodel without making any big structural changes, and assembled myself all cabinets and hardware. The weirdly shaped kitchen area turned into a super functional kitchen which is now my favorite thing in my house. I will reveal the remodel in one of the posts scheduled to be coming soon.

Worst habit:

My worst habit is sighing. I sigh a lot ( and sometime quite aloud) when I am tired or stressed out, and I drive my husband crazy with my sighs. Lately, my dog started sighing too, and my husband is saying that I have been a bad influence. Sorry, doggy if this has been the case!

If you could only take one candy to a deserted island, what would it be?

It would be a caramel hazelnut candy. It has been my favorite candy since my childhood.

What is your favorite post you have written (please link)?

A Painted Wingback Chair is my favorite post. I have painted an ugly upholstered wingback chair and it turned beautiful. The project was featured in many blogs and it is generating a lot of views.

What is one interest or hobby you have that is completely different from blogging?

I love reading.

Who influences you the most?

I admire Candice Olson’s design style and I like to say that my decor style is influenced by her designs.

Describe yourself in three words:

Hardworking; decisive; honest.

Favorite holiday:

I love all holidays but Thanksgiving is my favorite

BESA GM’s Blogger Nominees


Salvaged Styles



Homemade by Hollie

Circus Berry

Katie Griffith Design




BESA GM’s Nominee Questions

1. Do you have ambitions for your blog? If so, what are they?
2. Where does your blogging inspiration come from?
3. What time of day do you write the best content for your blog?
4. Do you have a post in your blog which is worth seeing but it did not generate the expected views(please link that post if any)
5. If there was a singular wish you could have granted what would you wish for and why?
6. What is your most cherished memory?
7. What is your most common typo?
8. What is the best thing about you?
9. What is the most exciting thing you’ve ever done?
10.What advice would you give a person who intends to start a blog?

Thanks to all who decide to accept the nomination.

Happy bloging.


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