We were nominated for the Liebster Award!


This is very exciting for me, and I am sending my heartfelt thanks to Sam in Yorkshire, England (lovingthefiftysomething.com) for nominating the Zen of Living Smaller for this wonderful award! The Liebster Award is something of a chain letter, in that it encourages you to nominate 5 to 10 other blogs and they do the same and onward  – extending the number of new readers to a blog and opening new horizons for many more folks. Cool concept!

There are a set of rules, once you are nominated – and I will do my best to adhere to them (you can find them at: theglobalaussie.com/blog/liebster-award-2017/  ).

So here’s my answer to #3 on the list of rules:  I have a love for sustainability and living smaller (mostly because I started out poor; clawed my way to middle class; accumulated a ton of stuff; lost it all; did it over again – twice more; and finally figured out that “Less is more”) – my fave blogs are all about living smaller (e.g. tenthacrefarm.com; theprairiehomestead.com; and morningchores.com), but I have a rather ecclectic (so I’ve been told) list of beloved blogs  – some science, some philosophy, lots of authors. Mostly, if the blog is about being a responsible human, I will probably like it.

#4 is to provide 10 random facts about me, here goes:

  1. I’ve been in technology since 1976 – starting in key punch cards and Microfiche and ending with a web start up company (with tech support and application development sprinkled through out the years and positions).
  2. I am a rescue pet owner – currently one 130 pound dog (Logan); two cats (Mister & Claudia); and three tortoises (Kili, Merri & Pippin).
  3. I’ve had pets all my life.  And they have been of all kinds – fish, birds, turtles, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, lizards, amphibians, snake, rabbit – as well as the standard dogs and cats.
  4. I was a licensed foster parent for a few years.
  5. I enjoy practical jokes as long as no one gets hurt.
  6. I don’t like surprises.
  7. I am an introvert and after being around people, I really need to hideout in my inner sanctum and read or play sim games until I can deal with humans again.
  8. I love sci-fi and fantasy; mythology and archeology.
  9. I read voraciously (check me out on Goodreads, if you don’t believe me – I set my reading goal for 2017 at 150 books and by June I passed it – I am at 169 books read so far this year).
  10. I have a wonderful, patient and supportive hubby (Bill) – who is amazing.

Okay now it is my turn to nominate some blogs, and please know that I personally find these to be interesting or entertaining and sometimes both:

  1. Just want to stay home
  2. Reclaiming my time
  3. WWWJust a girl kindleing
  4. Travelling through words
  5. Thrifty Campers
  6. Northier than thou
  7. Ranter

Well, that’s about it – I need to go inform these blogs that I’ve nominated them and also get some of my regular stuff up for the rest of the week.

Cheers! Natalia

One thought on “We were nominated for the Liebster Award!

  1. Reblogged this on "Wind in her mane" and commented:

    My other other blog was nominated for the Liebster Award, and I cannot tell you how pleased that made me…it is a fun award, meant to be shared – paid forward – and that is one of those concepts that makes my heart warm and my soul sing. 🙂


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