The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award
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The Artful Appetite has been awarded The Liebster Award! Hooray! What a honor to be recognized by another blogger.

So what is the Liebster Award?

For those who don’t know, the Liebster Award is a virtual award that is passed on from blogger to blogger as support by way of promotion.

The rules that apply when you are nominated for, and accept the Liebster Award are as follows:

The Leibster Award-The Artful Appetite

To start of, I would to recognize and thank the person who nominated me and my blog:

The Leibster Award-The Artful Appetite

Camping for Women is still a relatively new blog with a big vision to publish works from outdoor women adventurers around the world to benefit women who have a genuine love of nature.  Founder Nicole Anderson works with contributors across 8 of the globe’s major regions to build and develop a central hub of information, resources, articles, and videos to maximise women’s enjoyment of the great outdoors everywhere.  The rate of growth and popularity of this site continues at an impressive rate and we are excited to have been nominated by them.

Here are my answers to Nicole’s questions:

  1. What inspired you to start your blog?

I started this blog in the spring of 2016 as a creative outlet for my art and love of food.

  1. What do you like to do in the great outdoors?

I love to swim, hike, canoe, kayak, rock climb, backpack, camp…in fact, Glacier National Park is one of my favorite places on earth!

  1. What would be your most memorable experience outdoors?

Probably hiking in Glacier National Park and seeing three grizzly bears on the same 16 mile hike!

  1. What famous person (past or present) would you like to have dinner with?

Maya Angelou. She was such an inspiring woman and writer!

  1. What is your favourite past-time or hobby?

Oh boy, this question is so difficult! I would say that pottery and painting rank highly, as well as hiking and swimming.

  1. Where would you most like to visit in the world?

Another difficult question! My travel bucket list is long. High on the list is hiking to Machu Picchu and also hiking the Himilaya.

  1. What is your most favourite childhood memory?

One of my favorite childhood memories is when we would go camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota.

  1. Is there a particular skill you would really like to have?

I would love to be a master potter or be able to code websites. Two very different things, but I love pottery and I think coding is fascinating!

  1. How are you the most creative in what you do?

I am probably the most creative with my photography. When I am photographing weddings, portraits, or food, I can feel the creative juices flowing!

  1. What’s really great about where you live?

All of the amazing water! Minnesota has (at least) 10,000 lakes and I love spending time at them, especially in the summer time.

  1. What do you see eventually happening for your blog?

I would love to continue blogging and building a treasury of my favorite recipes to share with my family, friends, and followers. Eventually, I would like to create and photograph recipes for cookbooks and blog fulltime!

11 Random Facts About Kate

  • I have eight siblings.
  • My husband and I lived in Japan for three years right after we got married.
  • I hold a degree in music.
  • When I was in high school, I made and sold bread at church to raise money for a trip to Europe.
  • My husband and I met in orchestra. He’s a cellist and I am a violist.
  • I love the BBC Pride and Prejudice mini series.
  • I am currently enjoying the benefits of apartment living, but looking forward to the time when I can have my own yard and garden.
  • I love making pottery.
  • I love water parks.
  • I love reading novels.
  • I taught myself photography.

My Nominees

Starting With Plants

The Leibster Award-The Artful AppetiteStarting with Plants is a blog written by Gina about living a happy, healthy, and balanced holistic lifestyle. Gina is a holistic nutrition student living in the San Francisco Bay Area who is a lover of all things toxin, chemical, pesticide, and antibiotic free. Starting with Plants is full of wholesome, plant-based recipes, diet and lifestyle tips, stress reducing practices, and information and news about the health and food industries. Gina is incredibly passionate about wellness and loves being able to share what works for her with the health community.

Real World TravelersThe Leibster Award-The Artful AppetiteReal World Travelers is a travel blog/website documenting our adventures around the world. We are currently English Teachers in Japan, and travel as much as possible. Together we have explored seven different prefectures in Japan, circumnavigated Taiwan, and are planning to visit Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand this year. We want to show others that you don’t have to quit your full-time job to travel and explore the world, and even people in the “real world” can have daring adventures.

Cake and Beans

The Leibster Award-The Artful AppetiteCake and beans is a food blog with healthy, tasty, but most of all, easy to make vegetarian recipes by Lotta and Anton. We want to show you how easy to make, and delicious, everyday vegetarian food can be. Everyday food doesn’t have to be fancy for it to be good, so we strive to use ingredients everyone can afford and can find in their local store. We make vegetarian, often vegan, and always sugar-free recipes, which we cook in our apartment in Stockholm, Sweden.

Intelligent Living

The Leibster Award-The Artful AppetiteIntelligent living is a personal lifestyle blog created by Chaundra Jacobs. She is a first time mom who has researched and experimented with many baby products and has been through many common struggles that parents can relate to. Intelligent living also explores DIY projects and budgeting.

A Nourished LifeThe Leibster Award-The Artful AppetiteWrite. Cook. Capture. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. Add in some gardening that is pretty much her life. With a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and growing photography skills, Hayley Pfleghaar is devoted to helping others create delicious, nourishing meals.  Healthy eating isn’t about forbidding foods or eating less. It is a life-long commitment to making slow, small changes that are sustained long term. A Nourished Life is about feeding your body wholesome ingredients made into simple, satisfying, healthful dishes that offer many nutrients and don’t sacrifice taste- because nobody has time for bland, unappealing food! The recipes you will find are heavily plant oriented, and offer a wide range of nutrients. Hayley believes in the power and protection of a plant-based diet and cooks mainly vegetarian and vegan meals. This is her jam and she just loves it.

Pretty Patel

The Leibster Award-The Artful AppetitePretty Patel is a vegetarian Indian food blogger. Her blog is a place to find authentic Indian recipes with simple step by step instructions. The majority of Pretty’s recipes have been passed down through the generations. She is consistently learning how to cook from her Mum and wants to document all her families recipe to pass down to her children one day. You will also find some of Pretty’s own delicious and healthy recipes on her blog. Her cooking philosophy is cooking ‘vegetarian with a spicy twist’.

Minimalist Journeys

The Leibster Award-The Artful AppetiteMinimalist Journeys is about experiencing more by living with less. Realizing that their comfortable, middle class life in Sydney, Australia wasn’t really what they wanted, husband and wife team, Paul and Sandra, embarked on a life changing journey: from assessing their values and discovering minimalism to a life on the road full of amazing and humbling experiences. Not only do they share how to experience more around the world by traveling with a more intentional, less is more mindset. They also talk about their journey to minimalism and provide help and support to anyone who would like to embark on a similar path.

Jager Foods

The Leibster Award-The Artful AppetiteA husband & wife blogging team with an enthusiasm for food & travel! Nick and Silke Jager have been blogging for over ten years now and share their lifestyle, food and travel experiences with their readers. They write about home renovations, DIY projects, their house sitting experiences and fun travel stories from abroad. Nick and Silke also created a series of easy recipe videos. You will find their sense of adventure, enthusiastic love for life and meeting new people highly contagious!

My Organic Diary

The Leibster Award-The Artful AppetiteFrench foodie living the dream in NYC. Kelly the face behind My Organic Diary, website sharing easy clean and flavorful recipes… but the french way! Kelly is a holistic private chef and health coach. She teaches cooking classes, animate workshop and educate people about mindful clean eating.

Steph and Home

The Leibster Award-The Artful AppetiteSteph & Home was originally created as a creative outlet for any DIY projects we wanted to keep track of. It shortly transformed into a way to be able to share the projects that we did at home in order to help other home owners or home decorators find hacks for their homes. DIY is a way to not only get the most bang for your buck but also put a little love into your home decor and instill some pride! We continue to work on our DIY but also offer other bloggers some resources for starting their own DIY blog. Come check us out and see why we love what we do!

Let’s Brighten Up

The Leibster Award-The Artful AppetiteLet’s Brighten Up is a healthy vegan food blog full of easy to make sweet and savory recipes, along with the occasional fermented vegetable. Elinor Kugler, the force behind the blog, is a confectioner turned healthy, dedicated to proving that vegan, healthy, and delicious all go together in the same sentence. On her blog you’ll find a variety of refined sugar free, oil free, gluten free, no bake treats and wholesome recipes that anyone can make.

Questions for the Nominees:

  1. Why do you enjoy blogging and why did you start your blog?
  2. If you could donate a million dollars to an organization, which one would it be and why?
  3. Where would you like to travel to as a dream vacation?
  4. If you could live abroad for one year, where would it be and why?
  5. What is your favorite book?
  6. What is your favorite vegetable?
  7. Which hobby would like more time for?
  8. Where is the most interesting place you have visited and why?
  9. What is your favorite cookbook?
  10. What is your most proud accomplishment?
  11. If you had to choose one nations cuisine to eat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

Thank you for reading! Be sure to check out these up and coming bloggers, leave some comment love, and share. 🙂 Congratulations to the nominees and thanks again to my nominator.

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  • Silke Jager says:
    Dear Kate, thank you so very much for nominating us for the Liebster Award. We are very honored and enjoyed reading your answers. Nick and I look forward to finding amazing nominees for our own blog, we will let you know when the article is live. :) Best of luck to you and our fellow bloggers.
  • Wow Kate, I really enjoyed reading more about you and your fabulous blog! You are really a very interesting person and I am so pleased to have been able to nominate you. Like you, I also lived in Japan for a while where I learned to speak and write the language as well as learn the culture. It really looks like we both really love the great outdoors as well. It looks to me like you have chosen some wonderful award nominees and I can't wait to have a look at their blogs. Congratulations again on your lovely blog but also in your role as a new Mom. Best wishes to you for a fabulous future!
    • Kate says:
      Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment, Nicole! Who knew that we had so much in common! Japan is great, isn't it?! I miss it sometimes. And yes, I do love the outdoors! :)
  • Thank you so much Kate for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I really enjoyed reading your answers and random facts about yourself, you have truly accomplished many things in life! I can't wait to read all the nominees posts, check out their blogs and share my own. :)
  • Thank you SO much for the nomination! I really love you and your blog so much! I always drool over your facebook posts with yummy recipes. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you more as a person. Painting is one of my favorite things to do too! I use water color :) Thank you again!!
    • Kate says:
      Thank you so much, Stephanie! My parents are water color painters, too! I'd love to see your work! :) And you are so welcome.
  • HI Kate Firstly, congratulations on receiving the Liebster Award from Camping for Women. We've had a browse around your blog, and are very impressed how you're managing it all: being a new mum, a wedding photographer and running your blog (and there are probably other projects we don't know of :-) Thank you very much for nominating Minimalist Journeys. It gives us some extra motivation to keep focused on working on and improving our content. We're also looking forward to exploring our fellow nominees' blogs. Congrats to you too. What a great way to connect us all... Cheers Paul and Sandra
    • Kate says:
      You are so welcome! Thanks so much for your comment and taking the time to read! :) I don't know how I am doing everything sure is packed. But at least it's all with good stuff. :)
  • Hayley says:
    Hey, Kate, thanks again for the the nomination and congratulations to you for being nominated in the first place. You are clearly very dedicated to your blog and it shows. I, too, am teaching myself photography and it's so incredible that you work as a self-taught wedding photographer. BE ENCOURAGED. I'm so excited to get started on my post. :)
    • Kate says:
      Thanks, Hayley!! Good for you! Photography is so much fun. :) There is always some new to learn and improve on, which is something I really love about it. Can't wait to read your post!
  • Pretty says:
    Hi Kate, well done on receiving the Liebster Award, your blog is great! Thank you so much for nominating me and my blog for this year's awards, I am very grateful. I also love hiking and would love to hike in Himilaya. Keep up the great work!
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