Liebster Award 2018 and Little Announcement

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I dearly love this blogger award! I was tagged with it in halves last year, and I'm super stoked to do it in it's entirety this round!!

I was tagged by a relatively new blogging acquaintance of mine, Riley Anne - her post is HERE. I highly encourage y'all to go and visit her little blogging corner!!

And now, to the main event...

Ze Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you. (Thank you Riley!!)
2. Answer the 11 questions they gave you.
3. Name 11 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers to do this tag, and let them know.
5. Give them 11 questions to answer.

The 11 facts

1. I can't stand cities. Too many people, especially suspicious characters. *shudders*
2. My favorite breed of dog is a golden retriever.
3. According to Spotify, I listen to Celtic music the most.
4. I prefer headphones to earphones.
5. My favorite brand of car is Buick.
6. I love sweet peppers.
7. I don't like beans - they are too gritty for my tastes. (Sorry Lia...)
8. I'm a daylight driver, instead of a nighttime driver.
9. I love to stargaze.
10. My favorite decorating style is rustic/country/traditional.
11. I'm a rebel by heart - always have, always will.

The 11 Questions

1. What are your hobbies?

Good heavens. Hang on a minute.....*ruffles through old blogging files*

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Gardening
  • Knitting
  • Crocheting (everything from washcloths to Irish lace) 
  • Carding and spinning wool
  • Embroidery 
  • Sewing (clothes, mostly)
  • Reading
  • Writing (blog, stories, etc.)
  • Music
  • Playing Match-3 games (Gardenscapes and Homescapes are my two games of choice right now)
  • Photography (which is on hold until I get a new camera....) 
  • TV and Movies
  • Walking

And yes, I totally had a list handy dandy for this occasion...LOL.

2. Favorite part of blogging?

Can I say everything?

I dearly love the comments, and look forward to receiving them every time I post something.

I love collaborating with other bloggers. And reading lots and lots of blog posts by other awesome bloggers.

The only thing I don't like is that it takes a while for me to write a decent post (2-3 days on average).

3. Favorite quote?

"A good book tells the truth about its hero; but a bad book tells the truth about its author" ~ G.K. Chesterton. 

I'm pretty sure I've said this quote somewhere else...probably in connection to RW....but it definitely resonates with me still.

4. Tea, Coffee, or other?

TEA!!! Berry-flavored teas are my favorite. I will drink the occasional cup of cocoa, but never coffee. *makes face*

5. Favorite subject?

Favorite subject in what??

Books? Movies? Documentaries? School (which technically doesn't apply anymore)? Conversation? Or in general?

I'm going to guess that it's "in general" so, I'll choose history. Any conversation/book/movie/documentary that has the subject of history, I'm interested in. It was also my favorite subject in school :).

6. Favorite day of the week?


That's usually when my family either goes somewhere fun or we get a lot of work done around the house. Two things that I love doing and we don't do enough of. *sigh*

7. Favorite band?

Oooohhh. Hard question, considering I tend to listen to more vocal groups instead of bands.

I'll go with Gaelic Storm. I don't like every single song that they do, but I like a lot of them.

8. Introvert or Extrovert?

Introvert. By far.

Now, that is not to say that I can't be bubbly or happy, or be extroverted occasionally. Or that I can't talk your ear off about various subjects that I'm passionate about.

I do, however, need my peace and quiet for a few hours a day. Otherwise, I get cranky or I crash (both have happened).

9. Warm or Cool weather?


I'm a summer person....and am waiting impatiently for the warm sun to come back.

Being cold is about as appealing as eating snails to me.

10. Favorite place you’ve visited?

Oh gracious....*mentally flies through all the hundreds of places I've been*

That would be Hilton Head Island, SC. I can never get enough of that place.

11. Biggest goal for the year?


In my personal life - that would probably be getting a job. *looks anxiously at end date of grace period for student loans*

In my writerly life - that would be actually finishing one WIP that is currently in my WIP page. Sounds like a vast goal right now....

The Re-Tag

Being the typical rebel that I am, I tag: 11 bloggers who are scrambling for a post to write this month. Or 11 bloggers that haven't been tagged in forever. Or 11 bloggers who like my questions below. Or a mix of all three!!! 

Your questions:

1. Winter or Summer? 

2. Gummy snacks or granola bars? 

3. What is your favorite mythical creature? 

4. Favorite brand of car? 

5. If you could own any baby animal for a pet, what would it be? 

6. Favorite activity to do during winter? 

7. Would you prefer flowers, candy or dinner during Valentine's Day? 

8. Favorite sports team? 

9. Favorite king of meat? 

10. If you could own any kind of business, what would it be? 

11. What is one skill or hobby that you've always wanted to pursue? 

And now for a real quicky announcement......

*deep breath*

The Rebelling Muse.....


celebrating it's first blogoversary....

in 8 days!!!!!!


*composure regained* honor the momentous occasion.....

I'm hosting an Ask Me Anything post!!! 

I apologize for the short notice on this - I had intended to announce this on my January recap and it totally slipped my mind...for two weeks solid. *cringes*

I can take questions two ways - in the comment box of this post, and through my contact form on the sidebar. I can't wait for y'all's questions!!!!

Scribblingly yours,


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  1. I always love reading these tags...but coming up with random things about me--torture. But I am tempted to steal the tag based on the questions you asked.

    I prefer headphones too...but I'm stuck with earphones.

    You'd rather eat snails?!! How can that be?! I LOOOOVE the cold!

    Oooh, *rubbing hands together* let me see if I can come up with some fun questions for you...

    1. When was the last time you climbed a tree? And why?
    2. What is your favorite planet?
    3. What is your favorite mythical creature? ;)
    4. What is something that you will NEVER do again?
    5. Well, are you Eowyn, or Arwen? (I'm right here at your sidebar and I must know!)

    I tried not to give you too many but if I think of more I might be back.


  2. 'Being cold is about as appealing as eating snails for me." AMEN. It has snowed here everyday except one this past week (snowing right now, in fact, with no sign of stopping) and it's just piling up around us; I am tired of all the cold! Anxiously awaiting summer.

    Alright, so I'm going to have to think about some really good questions to ask you. I'll return later when I've thought of them. :)

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    2. - How old were you when you started to write and what was your first story?
      - Favorite place to cozy up with a book?
      - Movie that made you laugh the hardest?
      - Tell us a favorite memory from your childhood.
      - Where do you hope to be in five years?

  3. Your blogoversary is really close to mine! I thought you had been blogging for longer than me, wow. O_o

    CONGRATS!!!!!! XD


    1. What is the weirdest thing you've researched in the name of writing? XD

    2. Narnia or The Lord of the Rings?

    3. Favorite desert?

  4. I so enjoyed reading this post, Catherine!! Wow, you have so many hobbies! That’s amazing! AND FOR REAL. I’d lovvvve to get a job this year.

    HEY! My blogiversary is this month too!! *high fives* Questions:
    Crackers or chips?
    Sweet or salty?
    Writing or reading?
    Why did you start blogging?

    Great post, Catherine!!
    ~ riley aline


    Least favorite book
    Least favorite color
    Least favorite candy



  6. I love your post and Happy Early Blogiversary

    Who is your favorite Lord of the Ring's character?
    Do you like the Hobbit Movies?
    What is your favorite book genre?

  7. Wow. Did EVERYONE start their blog in February?

    What is your favorite movie genre?
    Name five movies you'd recommend to anyone.
    Best movie you've seen this year
    Best book you've read this year
    How do you like your tea?

    And I'm totally stealing this tag :P

  8. Happy Blogoversary! Also, I loved reading your list of hobbies and going "yep, I do that. Yep, I do that too!"

    My questions:
    What is one thing you struggle with in writing and how are you working on overcoming it?
    What is one of your fondest memories?
    What is one non-physical thing (so not heights, spiders, or the like, but something more mental) that scares you? Why?

  9. Hello, and happy blogoversary!!! I am a new reader of your blog, and I really enjoy it a lot!! Thank you and God Bless,

    Here are my questions:

    Do play an instrument?
    Who are some of you favorite Saints?
    If you could travel to any country in the world, where would you go?
    Who is your favorite fictional heroine?
    Who is your favorite fictional hero?

  10. I love posts like this! It's always so much fun getting to know other bloggers better. :D

    Ooh happy early blogoversary! <3 Here are some questions I have for you:
    1) Would you rather not be able to write for a month, or not be able to listen to music for a month?
    2) What's your favourite Bible verse?
    3) Which smell do you prefer: the ocean, or old books?

  11. Ohhh, I take FOREVER to write blog posts as well! As soon as I finish a post, I immediately need to start planning for next week since I'm like a sloth when it comes to blogging. :P

    Ooh, congratulations on your upcoming blogoversary! Hmm... questions...

    1. What's the last movie you watched?
    2. What is your favorite blog post you've ever written?

    katie grace
    a writer's faith

  12. Okay, questions!!! Oy. :P

    1. Are you the sort who covers her laptop with stickers or does your laptop stay as naked as the day you bought it?
    2. What is your favorite part of being an author?
    3. What is your favorite beverage?

    Happy blogoversary! Imma have to do one of these Q&A posts (I'm thinking I might actually do a vlog O_O) in March for my own blogoversary. Yipes.

    Congrats again!!!!!! You're amazing!

  13. Happy Blogoversary!

    Here are my questions for you. :)

    1. What is your favorite poem?
    2. What is the number one thing you look forward to doing every day?


  14. I wish you a Happy Blogoversary! :) *throws confetti*
    Who is your favorite character? (from a book, movie, etc.)
    What is the weirdest answer you have gotten on a "Which character are you" Quiz?

  15. Happy Blogoversary! I have a couple of questions for you:

    If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?

    What's your favorite childhood memory?

    - Anna

  16. I loved this post! XD Stargazing is awesome. I don't like coffee either! :-D
    Ooh, yay! Blogoversaries are exciting! Here are my questions:
    1. What is your favorite kid's movie\TV show?
    2. What is your favorite Dwarf in the Hobbit (providing you've seen\read it...have you? If not, don't bother with this question. XD)
    3. Would you rather visit the beach or the rainforest?
    4. Cake or pizza?
    5. If you could visit any fictional place, what would it be?
    Can't wait to read your answers!!! XD <3

  17. Okay, so I'm terrible and just realized that I never saw your post on the movie book tag I made... Sorry! I absolutely loved it, and have to admit that I've never seen the Johnny Tremain movie but I thoroughly enjoyed the book!

    Congratulations on your (almost) one year blogoversary! =) Here's my questions: What's your favorite book judging it only by its cover? Favorite book not judging by the cover?

    Congratulations, again! =)

    Micaiah @ Notebooks and Novels

  18. I loved your answers! Your questions are also really cool...I'm planning on doing a tag mash-up this weekend, so I might use them :)

    Happy almost-blogversary!! That's so exciting! Questions: if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? What person (who is currently living) do you look up to the most? What's one book that surprised you in a good way?

    I can't wait for your blogversary! <3

  19. Wow we have a lot of hobbies in common!!! I knew about some of them but not all of them.

    Summer ALL THE WAY. Cold weather is not my friend.

    Congratulations on almost a year!!! Wow!!

    Questions? Aaah, I don't know! Especially cause some that I'd normally ask were answered in this post, or someone asked in the comments already! Let me see... Nope, can't think of anything. Ugh. But there have been a ton of great questions in the comments so I can't wait to read the post!

  20. *sees you drowning in tags*
    *sets down tag*
    *quietly walks away*

  21. I love the cold! Winter is my favorite season!!! But, my sister hates it, so I understand. (not really.) ;)


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