26 February 2013

The Liebster Award

Thank you for coming here to receive your reward. The image above explains what The Liebster Award is, but for more details, please keep reading!  

Amelia, at My Forest Cathedral, honored me last Fall with the Liebster Award. 

Life events kept me from following through with my end of the deal, until now.

I did a little research on the Liebster. The word liebster is German and means "sweetest, nicest, dearest, kind, beloved,cute, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, endearing, and welcome."

The Liebster is more than just a pat on the back, though. It is a reward with an opportunity to "pay it forward." Each recipient of this award is invited to complete a few simple tasks. 

You see, the point of this award is to help bloggers connect to one another, get to know one another. There is a purpose in this. So, I hope you wil follow these five simple rules.

The Liebster Award Rules

  1. List 7* random facts about yourself.
  2. Answer 7 random questions asked by the person who presented the award. 
  3. Pass the award on to 7 people who have under 200 followers. 
  4. Make up your own 7 random questions for them to answer.
  5. No tag backs. That means, you can't pick the person who picked you.
* I have seen everywhere from 3 to 11 as the number of questions, etc. I settled on 7, because Amelia chose 7, and I think 7 is a very good number!

OK. So, those are the simple rules for this lovely reward. I will now begin with #1.

STEP ONE: 7 Random Facts about Caroline, aka The Saxophone Player's Wife:
  1. Snow and rain cheer me up.
  2. I love the sound of the ocean at night.
  3. Some of my best friends are people I've never met.
  4. I think everyone should blog or journal. 
  5. I have saved every card my husband has ever given me.
  6. I love tea parties.
  7. I'm an optimist, and sometimes I think that's a bad thing.

STEP TWO: Questions for Me
(Seven questions from Amelia, with one bonus.)

  1. What is your favorite devotional book?
    "My Utmost for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers
  2. What is your favorite dish to cook for supper?
    I enjoy making anything with a sauce.
  3. What time period would you choose to live in?
    I think...the 1930's.
  4. Do you like to sew or hobby? Garden? Farm?
    Just starting to garden on a very small scale, and I like it quite well. I love to sew.
  5. Have you had any physical challenges that you would like all of us to pray about? Any challenges or requests for prayers? EDIT: Praise reports too! : )
    Well, my post Falling Down answers this question, I think. I have recently had a cold that won't go away, but I generally am enjoying better health than I have in a long time. Getting rid of wheat has helped a lot.
  6. Do you have special frugal tricks?
    Roast a whole chicken. You can get several meals from that one chicken, and then use the bones for broth. If you don't have time to make the broth, put the bones in a plastic bag in the freezer. 
  7. Do you have any sewing patterns that are favorites that you would like to share with us?
    This is a great question, but unfortunately nothing comes to mind. Check out my Pinterest "Sew Good" board for patterns I've saved.
  8. One to grow on: Do you feel guilty when blogging? How do you handle that? An alloted time? Shunning perfection? : )
    Another good question! I do sometimes struggle with feeling like blogging is a waste of time, but I'm starting to see it a little differently lately. These days, I am seeing it more as a mental health treatment. That is actually why I began blogging, but I'll save that story for later.

STEP THREE: My Liebster Award Recipients

STEP FOUR: My 7 Questions for the Award Recipients
Answer these on your blog, in a post like this, where you announce the seven people to whom you are awarding the Liebster.
  1. What is one of your favorite Bible verses---one you find yourself quoting often?
  2. Would you rather climb the highest mountain, or explore the deepest seas?
  3. Name your three favorite places in your home, and tell why they are favorites.
  4. Share one "guilty pleasure." 
  5. What is one of your go-to recipes for a quick and healthy meal?
  6. Name a Biblical person you look forward to meeting (excluding Jesus).
  7. When is it too late to send a Thank You note?
Congratulations to the winners. 
Please, visit their blogs!


  1. Awww Caroline! I enjoyed this so much. Your responses were so enjoyable to read and interesting as well!

    I'll have to go to that link and see what has transpired in your life this past year or so... Thank God the Lord is still the Lord and we can trust Him right? Oh the trials this earth beholds at times...Life just isn't easy and sometimes it can be horribly traumatic. Horribly so. We have the Father and He holds us up through these times even when no one else understands.

    Always remember you have sisters in Christ like me. If I ever miss an important post ( so darn easy to do at times) please come give me a pinch! On blogger it's sooo easy to miss things and I don't get xanga updates via email anymore (I don't know why) but I know I've probably missed out on many prayer requests.

    Loved your well thought out post here, lovely. A big hug.


  2. Thank you!! :-) I have to get on this.


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