Liebster Award… Who, Me?


Thanks Allison, for recently nominating Crumbbums for a Liebster Award. I know we’re not big and fancy, but it’s nice to feel loved. Below are some questions the Meep directed our way (and my answers, of course).

What book(s) are you currently reading? I just started Wildwood by Colin Meloy (of the Decemberists, with illustrations by Carson Ellis– who happens to be his wife). I’m really enjoying it (an easy adventure-read) and the quirky way the story flows. Ah, books. I’m also looking forward to reading this one. And this one.


If eating a cockroach guaranteed you and your family financial security for the rest of your lives, would you do it? Hell yes I’d do it. One measly roach for a lifetime of financial security? No doubt. Plus, I would try to cook it up in some delicious sauce if that’s allowed…

Do you have any phobias? Yes, I do. I have a serious fear of tornadoes, and have since I was a little girl. I have no idea why, but I have recurring nightmares about them at least twice a month. I call it my Dorothy Complex. I mean, I just started calling it that just now. You’re part of history. 

If you could possess one super power, what would it be? Hm… that’s a tough one. I think the typical superhuman strength would be extremely helpful. Imagine never having to ask for help moving furniture! Or how great would it be to be able to lift a car off of some poor kid? Yep. I’d choose superhuman strength for sure.

What is your favorite food? Too many to choose. But to name a few, good chocolate; good coffee (wait… are those considered food?); cheese; avocados; kale; all sorts of baked goods like little cakes and whatnot. GEEZ! I don’t know. I love food. 

What do you like best about yourself? When well-rested, I am a kick-ass mom. I’ve been struggling lately with that, but I’ll get back there. Also, I’m very organized and I like that. I can keep a mean house, always have something delicious to eat on the kitchen counter, and keep clutter at bay. Probably my obsession with organization is also my worst trait, though.

Do you give money to homeless people when they ask? Why or why not? I don’t. Though I struggle with this, I feel that reinforcing begging rather than seeking help in more productive ways helps no one in the long run. I’ve been known to give them food, though. 

If money was not an issue and all your basic needs were taken care of, what would you do with your life? Exactly what I’m doing right now. Really. Right now the most important thing to me is providing a safe and happy place for my boys to grow up. When they get older, I dream of taking them all over the world to see how different people live– you know, to step outside of this. But that would be very pricey, so I guess that’s what I would do. Travel with my family. And later, just with Andrew! 

When do you feel the most clarity? This is probably such a cliché, but walking through the woods makes me feel so lucid. I feel most clarity when I am just able to be outdoors, but there’s something about the woods.

There are three contestants and only one can win: cake, pie, or cookies? Cake. On top of a cookie pie. 

Squirrels: love or hate? Oh, you mean “tree rats?” Yeah. I’d have to say that I despise squirrels. You know, after the whole tomato thing. It’s personal. 



My 11 Nominees for the Liebster Award:

Berries and Graphite

Bionic Briana And So It Goes…

DC Celine

Flour and Child

Growing Wildly

Life With a Cinnamon Girl

MO Mommy

Still + Life


Tiny Particles of Light

Write in Tights


My 11 Questions for the Above Nominees:

1. Favorite band/musician?

2. What is the household chore you secretly enjoy (or don’t mind) doing?

3. If you had to choose one place to live for the rest of your life, where would it be?

4. In lieu of the upcoming holiday; pies: pumpkin or pecan?

5. What are your favorite things to place atop a burger?

6. Do you believe in ghosts?

7. Have you ever broken a bone? If so, how did it happen?

8. Wearing socks to bed: do or don’t?

9. What do you consider your biggest accomplishment thus far?

10. What do you consider the funniest part of parenting?

11. How do you take your coffee (this is important, you know, so I can buy you the right one when we hopefully meet- or meet again- someday)?

I look forward to reading up on you Liebster-Award winners… don’t leave me hanging! 


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  1. Yay! Thanks for the nod. I’m excited to join in!

    Fun reading more about you. And, I agree with you. You seem like a phenomenal mom! And food? I’m right there with you on all your favorites!


  2. Yay!! This was so much fun to read! Thanks for actually doing it, since I kind of didn’t expect anyone to because memes are so 2005. Or whatever. And man, I am so with you on eating the roach but making it more palatable with some sauce.

  3. Oh man, cake in top of cookie pie is brilliant- wish I’d thought if that! 🙂 This was fun to read, and I love the picture of you watching all the shenanigans.

  4. oh, darlin, thanks for including me! mwah!

    also, as always, beautifully answered and stated.

    now. to figure out how to figure out how small (or not) my favorite blogs are. post coming, absolutely!

  5. This is a well deserved nomination, Lauren. Congratulations! You’re one of the blogs I’m sure to check every morning. Loved learning a little more about you through the questionnaire.

  6. I definitely agree that you are a kick ass mom! 🙂 Thanks for including me. I’m excited to answer your questions in the next few days and to check out some of the other blogs you linked to when I get a chance.

  7. Thanks, Lauren! I loved reading your answers – cake on top of a cookie pie! Ha! Couldn’t have said it better myself! I’ll be working on my answers tonight 🙂

  8. Aw, thanks for thinking of me, Lauren! I didn’t even know about the Liebster Awards. I’m kinda behind the blog times! Can’t wait to answer your questions though!

    p.s. I love that you love organizing and think of it as a good/bad trait. I have this same one. And I also think you’re amazing for eating a cockroach, sauce or no. My family would just have to be poor.


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