I’m a Liebster Award Nominee!

Liebster Award for Bloggers

Hey everyone! Do you ever have a Mondays where you wake up and you feel absolutely no motivation? Well, that was me Monday and Tuesday and I didn’t feel overly inspired. Then on Wednesday, a friend of mine, Tori, asked me to be a nominee for the Liebster Award for new bloggers. Score!! My next blog post idea fell in my lap and I got nominated for an award! My week definitely got better from there. Thanks Tori!

What is the Liebster Award?

In German, Liebster means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.  The Liebster Award is given to bloggers from other bloggers. This award is great because it gives exposure to new bloggers who are just starting out. Find out more about the Liebster Award rules here

Who Nominated Me?


It was such an honor to be nominated for the Liebster Award by Tori from Toriorioria. Tori shares all about planning the perfect party and inspiration for all of life’s special occasions. She is super talented at creating her own party printables go along with her party themes! Check out her Backyard BBQ Birthday Bash for super cute ideas!

My Favorite Blog

Mel's Kitchen Cafe

One of my all time favorite blogs is Mel’s Kitchen Cafe created by Mel. Mel is a food blogger who shares her tried and true recipes with the world! I’m not kidding, she has some of the best recipes out there and I go back to her blog time and time again.

My skills in the kitchen were lacking a bit when I came across this amazing food blog two years ago. Ever since I found it, I feel pretty confident in the kitchen. Also, reading Mel’s blog inspired me to start my blog about party styling called Joy in the Commonplace. 

I’ve always considered myself a soft pretzel connoisseur. I just love them dipped in delicious cheesy sauce. Anyways, Mel has THEE best pretzel bites and pretzel rolls out there! The pretzel bites make the perfect party appetizer and they are super easy to make. Thanks Mel for inspiring me to keep moving forward with cooking!

10 Random Facts About Me

Sarina About me

I am a Disney fan.

I started a dolphin club as a young kid and collected dolphin nick nacks.

I love deep-fried food, especially cheese balls!

I love to paint art on canvas.

I get a thrill out of finding items of value at thrift or antique stores.

My baby brother was born when I was 20 years old.

According to my mom, my name was going to be spelled S-e-r-e-n-a. When the hospital asked my dad how to spell it, he said S-a-r-i-n-a. My mom hadn’t thought to spell it that way but it all worked out in the end!

As a teenager, I rode skate board and dressed in baggy sweatshirts.

I’m an organizing fanatic.

Fast carnival rides make me nervous. They are not my idea of a grand time!

My Answers to Tori’s Questions

When you have writer’s block, what do you do to work it out?

I take a day off from writing and do something I enjoy. 

What’s your favorite meal?

Since I’m from the Midwest, I grew up on meat and potatoes. You can’t beat pot roast with potatoes and vegetables. 

What’s the most extreme thing you’ve ever done?

Rock climbing

If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why?

Storm from the X-men. She can control the weather and she has cool looking hair!

Would you rather explore the deep ocean or outer space?

The deep ocean

If there were no restrictions or limitations, what would your dream job be?

A party stylist

What’s your favorite four-legged creature and why?

A Zebra because they are just unique! 

Spring, summer, autumn or winter?

Spring is my favorite. I love all the signs of new life, snow melting and warm weather. Our winters in South Dakota are extra cold and long and when Spring comes, we all sigh with relief.

If a genie appeared now in a big puff of smoke, what would your three wishes be?

To be debt free, to travel the world, to help the poor

What was the last thing you created?

My latest creation was a purple themed gift in a jar for a friend. 

If you could rename the street you live on, what would you rename it?

Kinnunen Street, after my last name

My Nominees 

A Glam Good Time -Leigh from a Glam Good Time has the magic touch when it comes to planning parties. Check out her Girl’s Superhero Birthday Party; it’s absolutely amazing!

Hungry Holidays – What a fun blog created by Pamela, Amanda, Ana, Kristy, and Maddie. These ladies are all family members and they share their favorite recipes! 

The Frenzied Hostess – Beth is a busy mom who loves to plan parties in her down time. She offers useful tips to make planning parties easier when life is busy!

For Every Mama – Jaime shares encouragement for fellow mom’s, kid’s education ideas, recipes and more! 

Twin Rainbow Bubbles – Laura is a wife and mom who writes a lifestyle blog about her losses and her joys in the journey of motherhood. 

Thanks ladies for being my nominees. If you so choose, you can leave a comment on this post and accept the nomination. By accepting, all you need do is write-up your own blog post very similar to mine and answer my questions in the post. Find out more about the Liebster Award rules here

Questions for my Nominees

1. Where would you go on your dream vacation and why?

2. Carnival or circus and why?

3. Who is your greatest role model in the blogging world?

4. What is your favorite childhood memory?

5. If you were stranded on a deserted island, name 3 items you would bring along.

6. What is your favorite foreign food?

7. Of your 5 senses, which one could you survive without?

8. Why did you start blogging?

9. How many places have you lived in your lifetime?

10. Would you rather be completely invisible for one day or be able to fly?

11. What is something unique about yourself?

Thanks so much for following along! I just want to give a shout out to all my nominees. I love your blogs and keep up the great work. I’m excited to read your blog posts if you choose to accept my nomination. Have a great week! 

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