July 19, 2012

And The Liebster Award Goes to....

It has been sizzling hot here in the Midwest lately, making it unpleasant to enjoy the outdoors.  It feels like you're stepping into a heated oven when you step outside.  It's even worse when you get in the car.  Which reminds me.  If you live in the Midwest and you were leaving Wal-Mart on Blackbob Rd earlier today and your car's red just like mine, I saw what you did!  And it wasn't pretty I tell ya!  Not nice at all.   Waving it and teasing me like that!  Leaving it hangin' out free and dangling free to ding-a-ling right there in front of me!  Why I should have just rammed right into you and ripped if right off!  It would have served you good!  You know I saw that wind chime first!

Hola Readers!  How is everyone doing?  Hope you're having a cool one where ever in the world you may be.  Anyway, enough of the pleasantries.  Today I was awarded The Liebster Award.  And it is an honor to receive this award from Sarah of A Cat-like Curiosity.  Gracias Sarah!  I am honored!

What is a Liebster Award?  Well, the word liebster is German literally meaning dearest or favorite.  The award recognizes new and upcoming bloggers with less than 200 followers who deserve some kind of recognition and support for their contribution.  I understand followers is a standard term here in blog word but, I'd just like to take the opportunity to express that I personally prefer the terms readers or friends, supporters or even homies.  Something about followers cultivates an image of a cult in my head.  Nonetheless, I respect those who use it and think no less of them for it.  This is just my personal opinion.  Having said that, this is how it works.

In order to accept this prestigious award, one must abide by a list of rules.  Here they are:

1)  Each person must list 11 things about themselves.
2)  Answer the 11 questions that the tagger has set for you PLUS you MUST create 11 questions of    your own for the 11 people you will nominate with this award, which brings me to rule 3.
3)  Choose up to 11 bloggers linking them to your post.
4)  Go to their page and inform them of the nomination.
5)  Absolutely NO tag backs.
6)  Remember to ONLY tag bloggers with less than 200 followers (Uugg)

Let's get this rollin'...

11 Random Facts about Me:

1)   I have no middle name just SimplyyMayra... 
2)   My favorite color is green and hot pink
3)   I LOVE to laugh!!! Hahahahahaha! I really do :D
4)   I have 2-way conversations with myself, yep I talk to myself and answer back.  But, I assure you I am not from Bufu....I promise...pinky promise! ;)
5)   While shopping at the mall I may sporadically start singing whatever song pops in my mind
6)   I LOVE butterflies!
7)   My Idol is Betty Boop!
8)   I want to climb a tree...a big tree...a big BIG tree!
9)   The approach I apply to everything I do in my life is "how can I serve?" 
10) I never plan ahead what I'm going to wear...I dress by mood. 
11) I speak my mind and thoughts with my heart...Siempre (Always)

Now for Sarah's questions:

1)   What's your favorite ice-cream flavor?  Butter Pecan, Mint Chocolate Chip and Vanilla! Yum!
2)   If I made a film of your life who would you like to play you?  Well, that'll have to consist of 3 people who have me down pact....ME, MYSELF and I!!!
3)   Who do you think would actually play you?  Betty Boop!  She's the real Diva!
4)   What's your favorite store?  Any Bookstore or Art's & Crafts
5)   Tell me about your daily routine - what is the first thing you do in the morning?  Well, I wake up first, then I sit at the edge of my bed for several minutes reflecting, meditating, talking to God.
6)   What's the last thing you do at night?  Pee, grab the bucket of hot popcorn I just popped and get under the covers with whatever book I'm reading at the time.
7)   Do you have any pets?  No, actually I don't, na ah, no I don't.
8)   Do you have any nicknames? No, not really just SimplyyMayra
9)   What are you reading right now?  Well, I was actually reading two books at the same time: The Alchemist & It's Not about the Bike by Lance Armstrong, done with Alchemist, still with Armstrong.
10) What's your favorite blog and why?  To be honest, all blogs are my favorites because they all have their own stories and uniqueness! But I'm drawn to blogs to be exuberant of zest for life and a tone of humbleness and sincerity.
11)  What's your favorite Etsy store and why?  My truth at the moment is that I don't have one.  However, I aspire to one day have one of my own for my art and/or collectibles, perhaps if asked then I will have an answer :)

Time for My Questions:  Take a deep breath ladies and answer with your heart...

1)   When you were a little girl what did you want to be when you grew up? 
2)   If $5000.00 just magically landed on your lap, what would you do?
3)   You could be any musical instrument for a day...which one and why?
4)   I gaga-gugu for Vin Diesel and the Rock, who do you gaga-gugu for?
5)   What's a MUST on your bucket list?
6)   If you could be a cartoon character which one will you choose and why?
7)   What's your passion?
8)   Why did you start blogging? 
9)   What inspired the name of your blog?
10)  Any regrets?
11)  If you could visit yourself at age 15 with the wisdom you have now, what would you tell her?

Drum rrrrooooolllllls  pleaaassseeeee...or should I say bongoooo rrrrooollls!

My Nominees are: taaaaaaaddddaaaaaaa...

Stephanie! of  Bassability
Bronwyn of Little Bravery
Eline of Eline S.
Smita of Smitazzworld
Karen of Quintonwench
Nana of Tales of A Shopaholic
Helen of Eat. Enjoy. Live.
                                         Ms J. of RawMatters
                                         Lizzi of Many Steps Sideways
                                         Libby of It's Never Too Late...although I'm Always Late
                                         Alyssa of Dandelions & Things

There you have it!  Now I gotta get a stepin' and notify the lovely nominees!  Let's keep the love, support and inspiration rollin'!  Thanks again Sarah!  Peek-a-boo to all who come by for a peek!



  1. Thanks Mayra! You're the best :)

    1. Nah chica, YOU'RE the best! and you are most welcome, YOU deserve it! ;)

  2. Replies
    1. Alyssa, take the thrill and roll with it! YOU deserve it! You're welcome! ;)

  3. Hi Mayra so do we have to answer the questions by answering it here or to our blog? =) thanks for nominating me =)

    1. Hola Nana! You answer at your blog. You're welcom YOU deserve it! I sent you a separate email with more details. ;)

    2. Thanks Mayra.. made a blog post on this one too. definitely gonna post your blog link =) thank you so much =)

  4. hi mayra thnx for nominating me,,,,feeling so happy....and do I have to write a blog post on this...

    1. Hi Smita!
      You are welcome, YOU deserve it! I'm feeling happy for you too! Yep, you have to blog a post on this...feel free to contact me if any questions. I also sent you a more detailed answer to your questions above under separate cover. Tootles! ;)

  5. Love your answers and your questions are so much more awesome than mine!!


    1. Thank you Sarah. Your questions were awesome! Stop second guessing yourself! You are doing great....remember the reason you started blogging...The Secret! Thanks for everything you've done for me beautiful lady, I mean that from the heart! Tootles!

  6. Thanks Mayra! Lovely start to the weekend! :)

    1. You are most welcom Karen. Enjoy your lovely weekend! Tootles! :)

  7. What a nice surprise! Thank you chica! Have a great weekend! Stay cool.

    1. Hola Stephanie! You are most welcome, you deserve it! You have a great weekend too! Hope you and the farmers get the rain needed over at yours! God bless! Tootles!

      ~SimplyyMayra ;)

  8. Thanks beautiful! Have a great weekend.

    1. Your welcome Helen! Thanks, you have a superdeedooperdee great weekend too. Welcome back, can't wait to hear all about your trip! Tootles!


  9. Thank you Mayra! Have a great weekend!

    1. Hola Libby! Your welcome, you deserve it! Have a great weekend too!


  10. I personally prefer the term readers as well. Followers just sounds so impersonal. I'm having a Weekend Social blog link up tomorrow and I'd be delighted if you participated. The theme is "Something Sweet"

    1. Hola C.L!
      Thanks for the invite! I checked out your blog and it's awesome! See you around blog world! You will definitely find me at your Weekend Social! Tootles!


  11. Very very proud! You deserve the award to prove those long nights and 3 hours of sleep are well worth it. Keep up the good work and keep inspiring! Your Youngest <3

    1. Thank you mi amorcito! It always pleasant to see you visit! Tootles!

      ~SimplyyMayra (Mom)

  12. You sho nuff deserve this award! You sho nuff do BEAUTIFUL LADY! ;*)


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