The Liebster Award!

     Today's post is a little special. My blogger friend, Alexia, a.k.a. Lexi Chantel, nominated me for the Liebster Award! This award is given to bloggers by other bloggers. It's a cool way for bloggers to recognize other bloggers and help promote small blogs. It's kind of like chain mail (the good kind). You nominate 5 people and they each nominate 5 more people and so on. The person who nominated you asks you questions that you answer on your blog. I'm super excited to do something like this. I love getting to know other bloggers and letting my readers know a bit more about me. I'll be answering the questions that Alexia left for me on her post. So without further ado, here's a little bit about me!

1. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

     I haaaaaaattteee getting asked this question because everyone makes fun of me for my answer. Vanilla. Yes vanilla is plain and literally the most basic flavor, but that's what makes it so great! It's like going to a new restaurant and getting chicken tenders and fries. It's safe. It's home. It's comfortable. And if it wasn't a good flavor they would stop making it right? So yeah. I am 100% an advocate for vanilla ice cream.

2. What prompted you to start a blog?

     It's actually a kind of lame reason. The simplest answer is I was lonely. It was earlier this year and I was in college. And of course I had friends and things to do, but I didn't have a job or anything like that so there were a lot weekends where I would literally just sit in bed most of the day. My friends had their cars on campus so they were usually at work or visiting home and I just didn't have anything to do. So it wasn't until mid-March that I sat down and wrote a list of all of the things I liked to do to fill my time. I've always loved writing (#EnglishMajorsRock) so blogging was the item on the list that most spoke to me. I really doubted whether I could do it or not and really wrestled with the idea of it. I ran it past my friends and my boyfriend and my mom and they all thought it was a really cool idea. So in June I finally took the plunge, started a website and began writing posts and on July 1st, I started promoting Lavishly Lexi and it's been so much fun ever since. I wanted an outlet and this was the perfect way to do it.  

3. What is your favorite topic to blog about and why?

     I think my favorite topic to blog about is college. I just remember being so lost at the start of my freshman year. I had all of these hopes for what it would be and it sucked when school didn't live up to that high standard. I like being able to talk about what experiences I've gone through and how to help prevent those experiences. I think college is something that can be so enjoyable if you know what you're doing, but none of us really know what we're doing. So blogging is how I try to help.

4. Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

      My biggest inspiration is probably my mom. She's been supporting me with this ever since this blog was just a small thought in my head. She's been my biggest fan throughout this whole thing and it really means a lot to me. It always reminds me that if no one else cares, she does and I'll always have someone supporting me and rooting for me. (Love you mom!)

     So there's my questions. It was so fun writing this post. I love writing posts that I wouldn't usually do. It's nice to be able to change it up a bit. I'm so thankful to Alexia for nominating me! Here are my nominees for The Liebster:

Madeline Henchal

Franka Maria

Unbothered Style

Carling Bennett

Morning Coffee with Dee


  • Write a blog or Instagram post or record a video in acceptance of your award, link back to me, and answer the questions I've included
  • Nominate at least 5 other small bloggers with a following of 1,000 or less on social media
  • Include a list of questions you'd like for them to answer
  • Notify your nominees

My Questions

  • What's your biggest pet peeve and why?
  • What's your favorite blog post, picture, or video you've done and why?
  • What's your goal for your blog?
  • Where do you get inspiration for your blog?

     This is totally optional for the bloggers I tagged, but it is a cool way to find new bloggers and create more recognition for us small bloggers! 
I can't wait to see everyone's posts!
Who's your favorite blogger or influencer??  Let me know in the comments so I can check them out!


  1. I really enjoyed reading this ☺️ It's so cool to get to know other bloggers. Thanks again for the nomination! I can't wait to write my post and publish it when I relaunch my blog!

    -Dee (

  2. This sounds like fun! I'm new to blogging as well. Learning as I go! I love vanilla too!