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Nominated for the Liebster Award

LiebsterThis was a fun surprise. I was nominated for the Liebster Award by both Debbie from Debbie In Shape and Kathleen from Lifestyle Building Blocks this week. I am honored that these ladies wanted to nominate me, especially since both live outside the US, which is super cool.

The Liebster award is given to new bloggers to help welcome them to the world of blogging and Lorriane gives a thorough explanation of the Award if you want to know more.

There are several questions to be answered, so let’s get started.

  • How did you decide on the name of your blog?

Cook With a Shoe first came about as an inside joke between my husband and I. Since I started cooking everything from scratch, my husband would wonder what exactly I was cooking and claimed I was throwing old shoes into the pot for flavor.

When I started this blog about personal finance, I wanted a name that would encompass who I am, be memorable, and tie in the idea of living on a budget. I am someone who loves to cook and who chooses to continue to live on a shoestring budget even after becoming debt free, while putting her hubby through school. 

  • Where does your blogging inspiration come from?

My inspiration comes from my experience years of living on a budget, getting out of debt, and remaining debt free. I also find inspiration everywhere since money affects everything, financial struggles other people are having, and questions my readers share with me about living on a budget.

  • What is it that you love most about blogging?

I have been enjoying the new friendships of other bloggers I have met. One thing I did not expect, but I am so humbled to hear how my story is impacting those who are reading my blog and causes them to reevaluate their budget and spending habits.

  • What is your favorite food?

My current favorite is Curried Lentils. However, I do love anything homemade and cooked from scratch.

  • What is your favorite thing to drink (alcoholic or not)?

I drink a lot of herbal teas and I do like a good bulletproof coffee.

  • What is an item you cannot live without?

My bible is one thing I cannot live without. I find so much wisdom. comfort, and help to live this life in the Bible.

  • What are eleven random facts about yourself?

I just wrote 33 random facts about me here, but let me see if I can come up with some more.

1. I have been a bridesmaid or Maid of Honor in 9 weddings.

2. I really like the color orange/coral.

3. My kitchen is decorated in yellow and green sunflowers with a touch of red.

4. I made tamales a couple of times, in the crock pot.

5. I started my first personal blog in 2002 and have been blogging since.

6. I would love to have kids and be a stay at home mama.

7. I enjoy throwing parties, so much that I earned the nicknames Party Queen and Hostess with the Mostest.

8. I still have to carry around a planner. I function better with pencil and paper.

9. I enjoy working and like to work hard.

10. I wrote a 30 page article which was published in the Journal of Interpreting, a professional journal in the field of Sign Language Interpreting.

11. I enjoy drinking tea with a tea cup and saucer, especially when friends are visiting.

  • If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

If I could live anywhere, I would still choose Arizona, but would just live on a hobby farm. I am an Arizona girl all the way through.

  • If you could meet anyone from history, alive or dead, who would it be?

I would love to meet Elizabeth Elliott. Her book Passion and Purity was such a major influence in my life and her life story really shows a visible commitment to following Jesus.

  • What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Going on a picnic or hiking would take the top spots for my favorite outdoor activities.

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In five years, my hubby will be done with school (yay!). I would love for us to be in a position to purchase a house for cash and to start having kids. I also want to be earning an income from this blog.

I will now nominate the following blogs for the Liebster Award and I hope you will participate.

1. Believe In a Budget

2. Schneider Peeps

3. My Debt Epiphany

4. Just Plain Marie

5. Green Issues Singapore

6. The Lemon Daisy

7. Heidi’s Wanderings

8. The Fab Journey

9. Just Encourage

10. Dyno Mom

(I know I am supposed to nominate 11 blogs, but I only have 10 at this time.)Liebster

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEW NOMINEES OF THE LIEBSTER AWARD:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to do the following:
  • Write a post about the fact that you’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award.
  • In this post, link back to and show some love to the person who nominated you, also nominate 11 other new blogs that would not have more than 1000 followers.  Let these nominated bloggers know that you have nominated them and provide a link back to your page to ensure that they are familiar with the Award.
  • Display the Award in your post and in your side bar.
  • Answer the questions about yourself.
  • Put your post with your nominated 11 blogs for the Liebster Award, on social media. Spread the love!
Here are your questions:
  1. How did you decide on the name of your blog?
  2. Where does your blogging inspiration come from?
  3. What is it that you love most about blogging?
  4. What is your favorite food?
  5. What is your favorite thing to drink (alcoholic or not)?
  6. What is an item you cannot live without?
  7. What are eleven random facts about yourself?
  8. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
  9. If you could meet anyone from history, alive or dead, who would it be?
  10. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
  11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Thanks again to Debbie from Debbie In Shape and Kathleen from Lifestyle Building Blocks, this was a lot of fun!

This post was shared at Friday Blog Booster. 

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Hi! I'm Charissa. I was able to pay off all my debt, pay cash for my husband's education, and build up my savings-all because of using a budget. I love to share all the budgeting tips I've learned with you so you can have a successful budget too! Read more...

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