Posted on March 26, 2016

The Liebster Award [I’ve Been Nominated!]

I was so flattered when Aubri & Amber from The DIY Lighthouse nominated me for the Liebster Award! Their blog is full of fun posts + the best play on words EVER that mesh perfectly with their blog title. Thank you, ladies!

The Liebster Award is an honor given by fellow bloggers to new blogs that have been around for less than two years and have less than 1000 followers. It helps bloggers connect with other bloggers. Growing connections and making new friends in the blog community not only helps grow your reach, it’s so much fun! I’m all about community over competition. I’ve had [and still have] some lovely ladies helping me & encouraging me along the way with my blog + photography skills.

Rules for the Liebster Award:

  • Thank the blog that nominated you on a post in your blog.
  • Answer the questions asked by the blog that nominated you.
  • Nominate 5-11 other new bloggers.
  • Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer.
  • Notify all nominees via social media.

Questions from Aubri & Amber:

Q: Do you know the Muffin Man?

A: Who?

Q: What time of day do you get most of your blogging done?

A: All through out the day in little snippets. Sometimes Annabelle will sleep in her crib and sometimes she won’t. Sometimes she cries until I hold and play with her all day. It’s pretty exhausting. I’m still working on one post by the time hubby comes home from school and I have to work all evening to finish it because I barely got anything done. Currently working on a better system. Told hubby that one night, he needs to watch her so I can write a post w/ no interruptions. I am also wanting to take part of a day out of the week, maybe every week or so, to schedule posts for instagram + twitter so that I have that already planned out and can focus on other things with my little family.

Q: What has been the hardest obstacle you’ve had to overcome to get your blog to where it is today?

A: See above!

Q: Would you rather eat the same meal for the rest of your life or never be able to use social media again?

A: Hubby was appalled when I told him that I’d rather eat the same meal for the rest of my life. He’s a food snob.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

A: Birmingham, Alabama. [Husband just accepted an offer for their PhD program in Cancer Biology and we will be there for atleast the next 5 years. Moving there in July!] With 1 maybe 2 more kids. [Bless my high risk pregnancy + ppd/a soul] Still working this blog and doing photography on the side.

Q: What is your most dreaded household chore?

A: Dishes. Or cooking. But, I guess that’s a necessity, not a chore.

Q: Who has been your greatest mentor as you’ve started your blog?

A: Chelsea from Life With My Littles

Q: How did you pick the name of your blog?

A: It was originally Finding Joy in this Journey and I changed it to Let’s Find Joy when I bought my domain because it’s shorter, easier to remember, and conveys the same message. I always try to find the joy in life. It’s extremely hard at times. Sometimes I just cry and say there’s no joy or hope left. But, then something small yet miraculous happens and I realize time and again that there is so much joy and beauty in this life. We all need reminders. This is my way to help remind others while being real at the same time. Life is a beautiful, beautiful mess.

Q: What is your favorite quote or scripture?

A: I’ll do both (sort of–one is a hymn)

“It’s not the circumstances that create joy. It’s you.”

“The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose
I will not, I cannot, desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, … no never forsake!”
–How Firm a Foundation Hymn

Q: What social media platform do you favor while trying to promote your blog?

A: Instagram! Be sure you’re following me–@melissa.kay.anderson

Q: What are 3 other blogs that you just love?

A:  Besides Life With My littles & The DIY Lighthouse: Mommy in HeelsMascara + Twelve & Six

Let’s Find Joy’s Nominations:

Jessica from Everything Adored

Maeve from Everyday Maeve

Liz from All We Are

Ryann from Diaper Laundry and Lipgloss

Kortney from The Mason Dixon Home

Stephanie from I Literally LOL

Annie from Simply Annie

Kim from Little Fire Brigade

My Questions:

  1. What gives you joy?
  2. What 3 words best describe you?
  3. How do you promote your blog?
  4. What’s your favorite flower?
  5. Favorite place to eat?
  6. Favorite Netflix series?
  7. Do you have a favorite lotion?
  8. What’s your favorite blog post of your own & why?
  9. What are you passionate about?
  10. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  11. Do you a favorite/holy grail make up or skin care item?

Congratulations to my nominees! I can’t wait to read your answers! Be sure to check out these blogs and get to know each other.

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1 Comment

  • Reply lifewithmylittles March 30, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Aw, thanks so much, Melissa!! I’m glad I can help out! And I would definitely eat cookies or pizza every day for the rest of my life. Even without the threat of no social media haha

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