Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Liebster/Versatile Blogger Awards!

Thanks to Angela for nominating Mise En Place for the Liebster & Versatile Blogger Awards!
Her blog is seriously cute, so be sure to check it out!

  • The Liebster award is given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
  • The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.
1. Each person much post 11 things about themselves
2. Answer the questions the nominator made for you and also create 11 more questions for the blogs you nominate
3. Choose 11 people and link them to your post
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs!
Versatile Blogger Award
If you are nominated, you've been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.
 Thank the person who gave you this award. 
 Include a link to their blog. 
 Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you've recently discovered or follow regularly.
 Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award with a link to their blog. 

 So, 11 things about myself!

1.  I am Scottish on both my Mom's side and Dad's side, but married into an Irish/Dutch family.
2.  I love to travel and have been to Europe 3 times; Paris twice and Austria once.
3.  My favorite dessert is a brownie with mint chocolate chip ice cream.
4.  I very rarely/never go a day without something chocolate.
5.  I'm addicted to coffee.
6.  Sometimes I wish my husband and I could drop everything and just move away (even though I love where I live, the adventure of it is what attracts me).
7.  My #1 dream in life is to be a mother.
8.   Before I became a chef, I wanted to be an history teacher.
9.  I love music; I listen to everything from classical to opera to musical theater to rock to country.
10.  I have 3 tattoos.
11.  I'm a dog person and have the best puppy in the world, but also love cats.  Unfortunately my husband hates them/is allergic.

1. What is your current VICE (TV Show, hobby etc)? 
With it being October, I'm obsessing over scary movies/shows right now.  My husband and I also recently got really into The Walking Dead.  I can't help it.  I'm addicted to all the zombie killing goodness!

2. Do you have a Secret Skill? 
 I don't know about secret.  I think unless you went to high school with me, most people don't know that I can sing.  I was the ultimate choir looser for 4 years, but since then I have apparently developed a mental block that has made me terrifying of letting anyone hear my voice.  Like, my husband has heard me sing one time, and that was only because I promised to sing for him before we got married.
3. If you could only live with 3 Items from your closet, which would you choose? 
 A good pair of jeans, yoga pants, and a comfy sweater.
4. What is your favorite part about blogging?
 I love to write, so it's a really fun outlet for me!  I also love finding other blogs and getting to know their writers.
5. How did you come up with your blogs name? 
 Mise En Place is my favorite  phrase in the cooking world and in generalI love order and organization, so it's very "me."

6. Do you have a favorite TV Show? 
 Modern Family, The Walking Dead, and Friends (3 way tie).
7.What's your "Dream Job"? 
 Hosting a show on Food Network, writing for a national food magazine, and authoring cookbooks.  All at the same time.

8. What's your Dream Vacation? 
 To spend 3 months traveling through Europe with my Husband.  Someday!

9. Do you have a hobby? 
 Yes, several.  Cooking and baking is my livelihood and also a hobby.  Aside from that, knitting, writing, reading, shopping, and Pinteresting!
10. What is your "Ideal ME Night"?
 Usually if my husband is out of town, I tend to enjoy things that I know he doesn't--super spicy food covered in cilantro, lots of wine, trash TV, scary movies..

11. If you could have dinner with Anyone who has ever lived, who would you choose & why? 
This is so hard for me!  Either Julia Child or Giada DeLaurentis.  I love strong female chefs who have made something of themselves!  Or Gordon Ramsay because he is an amazing chef and so sexy.

Questions for my nominees!

1.  What is your favorite part of your personality?
2.  What is your least favorite part of your personality?
3.  Where is the best place you've ever traveled?
4.  What is your favorite meal (entree and dessert)?
5.  What is your favorite article of clothing you own?
6.  If you could own any car, what would it be?
7.  If you could live anywhere in the US, where would it be?
8.  What is your greatest fear?
9.  What are your top 3 favorite movies (because, seriously, who can only pick one?)?
10.  Who do you think is the sexiest man on the planet (other than your significant other)?
11.  What is the best book you have ever read?
And, my lovely nominees:


  1. Thanks for the nomination - you are too sweet!!!

  2. Congrats girl!!! you have a fantastic blog!

  3. I nominated you as well


  4. Yay! Great post girl :)
    XOX Angela