Carrie's Busy Nothings | Leibster Blog

I've actually been tagged in the Leibster Blog grown-up-chain-letter thing before, but since the lovely and gracious Molly tagged me again, and since I needed a blog post for today, I decided I wouldn't be the party pooper who didn't join in the fun - so here we go!

{If you haven't checked out Molly's blog - A Foreign Land - then you are absolutely missing out on some great stuff, like reviews of Chicago food, architecture, and freebie tours}

Definition: Liebster Award goes to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is German for {so I am told} sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

According to Miss Molly, there are some rules to this thing:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves. {Optional}
2. Answer your assigned questions and create 11 new questions for the people you tag
3. Choose 11 people/blogs and link to them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs!

11 Things About Yours Truly


1. I love pumpkins {this should come as no surprise to long-time blog readers and friends} 2. I believe that flavored coffee creamers are all kinds of wrong 3. I typically read 3-4 books at a time - just in case I get bored with one of them 4. I'm actually NOT a people person {just one more reason why working from home is a dream job} 5. I don't watch TV - unless the Olympics are on or it's Thankgiving (Macy's T-Giving Day Parade) 6. I get mad when people don't exercise their right to vote, but feel free to complain later 7. Born a sinner, forgiven by the Grace of God 8. I've been to 44/50 States 9. I've driven from Tennessee to Alaska and back again 10. I've snorkeled with jellyfish in the most amazing lake in Indonesia {Jellyfish Lake, Kakaban Island} 11. I've counted pills for a living {pharmacy tech}

Now on to Molly's assigned questions...

What was the last movie you saw in a theater? Um, I think the theater is a rip off, so if memory serves me, the last movie I saw was The Help - and my mom paid.

What do you want to be when you grow up? A work-from-home writer and editor who gets to play on social media for pay - oh, wait...

What would you do-oo-oo for a Klondike bar? Drive to the grocery store?

Superman, Batman or Iron man? Old school Batman.

How many brothers and sisters do you have and where are you in the birth order? Sister, Brother, Brother, Sister, Me = 5

What is your favorite season? Fall

Are you more of an early riser or a night owl? Night owl by birth, early riser by habit and necessity

How did you come up with the name of your blog? I couldn't think of anything unique, and then I thought about my favorite line from my favorite Jane Austen novel, Mansfield Park - it's still not unique (there are other blogs called "Busy Nothings"), but the rest, as they say, is history.

What's one thing you've accomplished that you want to brag about? Go ahead! Brag! I don't know if we've accomplished it yet, but we're on course to have our 30 year mortgage paid off in 11 years and 10 months. I'm pretty pleased with our self-discipline over the last year.

What book(s) are you reading right now? The Lemonade Crime (at my sister's request), The Nine Tailors, and Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904

What would you consider your signature color? "Signature Color" - like, to wear? I'd have to say blue. I wear it a lot and I like how it makes my eyes pop.

I'm Tagging...
(Here's the deal - I don't care if you participate or not, but I want everyone else to know about these blogs!)

And I'm Double-Tagging... 
(because Molly snatched them first and I don't read that many blogs!)

And here are MY questions for YOU:
  1. What's your favorite book from childhood?
  2. What's the best gift you've ever received?
  3. What have you splurged on recently?
  4. You're going out with friends, do you wear - skirt, dress, shorts, or slacks?
  5. Pearls or diamonds?
  6. Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts coffee?
  7. Favorite Olympic event (you knew I had to go there, right?)?
  8. Do you have a favorite blog? (If you do - share the link!)
  9. If you could have any car, what would you want?
  10. If I picked up your favorite pizza, what toppings would I find on it?
  11. What color is your kitchen?
If you decide to play along with us {and, like Molly, I hope you will}, then please come back and leave a link in the comments so that I can see your answers! I hope you learned something new about me today, and I hope to learn something new about you as well. Happy Wednesday, friends!


  1. Way to go on the mortgage payments! And, sorry, but I have to disagree about the flavored creamers. I love having cinnamon or peppermint mocha creamer!

    Thanks for the tag! I'll be playing along in the next few days :)

    1. Thanks. :-) Looking forward to reading your answers!

  2. Fun post! I recognized your blog title from Austen, but didn't know which. I liked the movie Mansfield Park, but the book was a bit challenging for me.

    I like you, but not enough to make another post ;) Thanks for tagging me, so here are my answers...

    1. The giving tree 2. It's a toss up between a Ken Doll when I was 5 and the trip to Niagara a few weeks ago 3. Also the trip to Niagara 4. depends where we're going 5. Yes please 6. Starbucks...always 7. I hate to admit how unamerican I am...but I'm not a fan of the Olympics 8. I have many favorites, but Hyperbole and a half literally makes me laugh out loud 9. I have always wanted a Jetta, or maybe a Vespa 10. Pizza...oh how I miss pizza 11. Bright Cherry Red with white cabinets and green accents

  3. Ooo. I must like you more than Lexi. I'm working on answering all 26? questions between the three of you. I win? (or I just have a lot of time on my hands in general these days. :)
    Carrie-Are you still reading that Colin Cotterill book too? I was actually reading it when you posted about it before and it is not keeping my interest...just curious. Lovely post, as always!

    1. Kim - I'm not sure that was me. The name "Colin Cotterill" doesn't ring any bells (nor do I recognize any of the books that I just looked up on Amazon). Sorry!

      Looking forward to reading all 26 answers!!! :-D


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