Liebster Award Nomination

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Exciting news to share right here,
NC Born has liebster 6been nominated for a Liebster Award!
Now, how cool is that?

The Liebster award is found only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers.  It is a great way to highlight some of the newer or lesser-known blogs, like NCBorn, and help develop their readership.
The only way to “receive” this award is to be nominated by a fellow blogger.
jebbicasworld-food-fitness-friday-300  linkup partySo, I must give a HUGE shout out and thanks to Jessica from for nominating my blog!
I follow Jessica and she  has a lot of really great information and inspiration about Food and Fitness, and a few other topics on her blog.  So if you need motivation and great tips from a girl who is really on the right track for losing weight and keeping it off, go to, show her some blogging and commenting luv.


In keeping with the rules of accepting the Liebster Award nomination, there are certain guidelines to follow which involve answering 11 questions about myself, so here goes!

Liebster Award Q&A

1.  How did you decide on the title of your blog, and what is it about?
Well, as you have probably already guessed by the name of the blog, I was born in NC, but not just me, also hubby, and all of our kids. Also all of our parents and grandparents are good ole North Carolinians.  So, NCBorn seemed to be an appropriate name for our blog.  What is the blog about?  Funny question, as hubby actually started the blog several years ago for his Weather Station and a few other categories.  Then, as it turned out, I started putting some things on it, until I have somehow nudged him out.  Well, his weather station broke, and so he wasn’t keeping it up anyway.  So now this blog has evolved into mostly a blog about us….. family, life, living, crafting, but has turned mostly toward cooking/crafting and doing things on our own, but definitely not limited to those categories. 

2. Where does your blogging inspiration come from? 
All things around me, things I see, things I hear, living life. “thinks that I think”,  I always have an opinion – actually I try to keep most of that to myself but, sometimes, I just can’t. 

3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
Oh goodness, there’s not much random about me….. but here’s a go at it;       (1)  I am an introvert, but I’m not shy and I find that most people get those two confused.  Really, I am an introverted individual.
(2) Favorite music:  I enjoy melodious music and lyrics that tell a story.
(3) Favorite movie: can’t name just one, but my favorites are most anything Hallmark, family centered, movies with strong morals, values, timeless tales of strength and integrity, and most anything that is historically accurate of early America.
(4) Favorite food:  Chicken Marsala with lots of roasted garlic
(5) Foods that I avoid:  Beef, Pork, and Grits just  to name just a few 
(6) I was once an instant sighted companion for a train car of blind people, —-was that totally by accident or divine design
(7) I love beautiful things that serve no purpose but for the most part I am too frugal and too practical to purchase the things that I really like. Which leads people to think that I don’t like those things when I really do.
(8) Yes, I do believe that a woman can have too many shoes and clothes.
(9) I do not enjoy shopping.
(10) My favorite outdoor adventure involves a good book and the shade of a big tree.
(11) I actually like the taste of water and Coffee is my drug of choice.

4. What was your biggest accomplishment of 2014?
 In 2014 I actually got a pair of “real” running shoes, increased my distance, and decreased my time but, don’t be mis-lead, I’m still a tortoise on the best of days and a snail on the others.

5. What is it you love most about blogging? 
So far blogging has proven itself to be quite the learning experience and, I do enjoy learning. By blogging I can put my thoughts and experiments in “print” and keep some kind of organization to it all.

6. If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
No childhood diseases, No hatefulness, No hunger

7. What is one country in the world you would like to visit? Why?
I have never held any deep seated desire to visit any other country, but if I did it would be Greece. Because, all the pictures I have ever seen of the country are so beautiful.

8. What are you currently watching or reading?
We are currently watching Once Upon a Time, the show drives me nuts and I say after every episode that I’m never going to watch it again but, then I do. As for reading, I love, absolutely love reading Amish books Fiction, I know, but I still love them. I also enjoy reading almost any books that fall along the same lines as my favorite movies. I can also get involved in political and historical readings but they take a lot of critical thinking and I like to read to relax and escape life so I don’t want to have to work too hard for it.

9If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? 
I wouldn’t go far, I would love to live in Tennessee but probably only for a year or two and then back to North Carolina. I think I would also like to live in Lancaster County, PA for a year or two, but my heart is right here in North Carolina.

10. What is something you do when you need to take time for yourself?
Curl up with a good book and a great cup of coffee.

11. Where do you see yourself in 20 years? 
Now that is entirely too deep of a question for me. Since we aren’t promised tomorrow, 20 years from now, I can’t even think about. But, I will admit that 20 years ago was just like last week.

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Now it’s my turn, I get to pay it forward and nominate 5 of  my favorite new (or new to me) blogs for the Liebster Award.



I nominate:    

* Lori at   

* Julie at    

* Marie at    

* Tanya at    

* Karen at


Instructions for Nominees should you choose to accept this challenge:
Answer the eleven questions below. Please comment on this post with your link when you are done so I can see your answers!

  • In your post, link back to me and give a little thank you shout-out.
  • After completing the questions, nominate bloggers with under 200 followers on the social media platform of your choice, and give them these eleven questions.
  • Notify your nominees of their nomination and provide a link to your post so that they know what to do.            
  • Questions: the same 11 questions from above, are listed below for you to copy and paste.   However, you can change the questions if you want.
    1. How did you decide on the title of your blog, and what is it about?
    2. Where does your blogging inspiration come from?
    3. Can you give 11 random facts about yourself?
    4. What was your biggest accomplishment of 2014?
    5. What is it you love most about blogging?
    6. If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
    7. What is one country in the world you would like to visit? Why?
    8. What are you currently reading or watching?
    9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
    10. What is something you do when you need to take time for yourself?
    11. Where do you see yourself in 20 years?







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About Debra

Hey Y'all, I'm Debra, Southern but not a Charmer - A little bit opinionated, a little bit stubborn, a little bit strong willed, and a little bit witty. Homemaker & Homeschooler - Enjoys Cooking and Crafting but not Cleaning - Never enough time to do it all - Gotta have Coffee, Chocolate, Good Books, Flipflops, and the occasional Sweet Tea- Runner Wannabe - Finding and claiming balance between healthier options for home and body, but not being a slave to those choices. Lover and Follower of Jesus, it's a relationship not a religion.
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6 Responses to Liebster Award Nomination

  1. Jebbica says:

    Love your answers! Thanks for participating. It’s a chain, yes, but it’s also a good way to meet other bloggers and get your link out there and share others’ links…it’s all part of building that online community. I’m a fan.

    I’m with you on the shopping! I love online shopping, but I HATE regular shopping. I am a focused, in-and-out kind of shopper. I don’t like other people to be around me or rushing me in any way. I even shop online for my groceries now!
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  2. Julie says:

    Hey Debra, thanks for thinking of me 😉 I’ve been nominated for the Liebster award recently, but I’m not really a fan of the “pass it on” tag type posts. I did answer the questions listed at that time since they were interesting. I think your questions are a bit different though.

  3. Thanks so much for the nomination! It’s always a thrill to know someone reads and and enjoys my blog!

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