the liebster award!

i'm excited to tell you all that Samantha at Designer in Teal nominated me for the Liebster Award! thank you, Samantha :)

The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. The meaning: Liebster is German for sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, pleasant, valued, cute and endearing.

Here are the rules:

  1. Post 11 Random things about yourself
  2. Answer the questions that the nominator sets for you
  3. Create 11 questions for the people that you nominate
  4. Pick 11 blogs that you love (also with 200 or less followers). Link them to your post and let them know they have been nominated
  5. No tag backs!
11 Random things about me:
  1. I love pinning DIY projects but I rarely end up doing them.
  2. I don't have a smartphone so I use E's phone for instagram when i'm with him. 
  3. I love Florida weather but sometimes I miss the green hills of PA. 
  4. I am addicted to Gossip Girl. And....Dawson's Creek. Guilty pleasures.
  5. I always drink my tea with cream and sugar.
  6. I used to do ballet and I've been missing it like crazy. Renewed lessons are my Christmas wish list this year. 
  7. I set 5 alarms every morning to wake me up and still end up sleeping through most of them.
  8. Surprisingly, morning is my favorite time of the day. It's so peaceful.
  9. I love writing in cursive. 
  10. I smell my books. It's really weird but they all smell differently and it's part of their character. 
  11. I would jump at the chance to be a professional shopper. 
The 11 (AWESOME) blogs that I nominate!
  1. Betsy @ Heavens to Betsy
  2. Tania @ Joy Felicity Jane
  3. Octavia @ Octavia and The Ocean
  4. Katrina @ Simply Us
  5. Clare @ Suddenly City
  6. Meghan @ The Magpie
  7. Lottie @ The Tiger and The Pussycat
  8. Erin @ Studio 336
  9. Nicole @ Happy Pretty Things
  10. Elana @ Room 334
  11. Harri @ AtRUBIK
Questions from Samantha:
  1. Where is the coolest place you've ever visited/vacationed? Heidelberg, Germany. It's this gorgeous little town with an old castle, cobblestone roads and little coffee shops. 
  2. What is your favorite meal? Anything with pasta!
  3. What season do you enjoy most and why? I can't seem to make up my mind. Every season but winter--although I'm a sucker for the first snow. I love the beginnings of seasons, it feels like change in the air, literally.
  4. What is the best gift you have ever received? E writes me love notes that beat out anything else. Those words mean the world to me.
  5. Do you prefer coffee, tea or neither? Tea! With cream and sugar.
  6. Are you an early bird or a night owl? It depends. I love mornings but if I've been up late, I have a hard time waking up early....
  7. What was your favorite subject in grade school? English, no question.
  8. How did you come up with your blog name and style? Organic Grey stems from my love of grey interiors and my desire to live the most natural, organic life I can.
  9. Cat person or dog person? Dog person forever.
  10. What does an ideal weekend look like for you? Hmm...I would somehow combine mornings at a Paris cafe with afternoons of shopping and evenings spent with E and family around a bonfire at a lake. If that is even possible--but hey, it's ideal.
  11. If you could live in any other era, what would it be? I'm infatuated with everything from 1900-1950. 
Questions for nominees:
  1. What is your favorite city and why?
  2. If you could pick any career in the world which would you choose?
  3. What is your favorite TV series?
  4. If you could live in another country, which would it be?
  5. What's your go-to outfit?
  6. What do you think is the ideal age?
  7. What's one thing you're proud of from this past year?
  8. One resolution for 2013?
  9. What's your favorite holiday?
  10. Favorite blog to read?
  11. What are you looking forward to this holiday season?
thanks again, Samantha!