A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers

A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers
The Burts in 2013

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Liebster Award!

I received the sweetest email from my dear friend Michele thjs week. What a surprise to find she had nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award! The award itself was a great surprise, but the real blessing was that it came from Michele! (You need to check out her blog ~ Faith, Family and Fridays!)Thanks for thinking of me, sweet friend!!

What is the Liebster Blog award?
The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have not yet hit the 200 follower mark. The award is presented by a fellow blogger as a sort of pat on the back "you've got a great thing started" type of award. "liebster" is German for "favorite"

The rules-
1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.

3. Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.

4. Choose 11 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate.

5. Go to each bloggers page and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
11 Facts About Me...

Even after 15 years of homeschooling, I still find new things to love about living the homeschool life.
I have four daughters, and one son. (Good thing he is the oldest!)
I love to read, and own far too many books. In fact, reading is my only real hobby!
The behavior of the character Mattie Ross (from the book True Grit) makes perfect sense to me, and I could see myself doing things exactly the way she did...

I hate to dust. 

I love to cook (and occasionally bake) ~ maybe that makes up for the lack of dusting?

We own three Pugs - two fawns (Roly & Mimi) and one black (Jack). They are spoiled :)

My favorite work of fiction is The Four Feathers by A.E.W. Mason. (Don't be swayed by the movie - the book is something else altogether!)

I like coffee - a lot. So I drink it - a lot!

I love amusement parks. Good thing my husband and kids don't mind them either!

Without Jesus as my Lord and Savior, my life would be a total wash. 

My Answers to Michele's Questions...
What is your favorite flower?How did you meet your spouse? - We went to high school together.

What is your favorite post on your blog?
Probably my post "A Word to My Fellow People Pleasers", because it was shared from my heart about an issue that has plagued me for much of my life.

What brings you joy?
My time with the Lord, date nights with my husband, laughing with my daughters, and texts from my son (a sophomore a @ Wheaton College).

Beach or mountains?
The beach, for sure! Most of my family experiences extreme altitude sickness, so the mountains are a no-go for us!

Cats or dogs?
Dogs - we have 3 pugs! (Hubby and daughter have serious allergies to cats)

Who inspires you?
Peter, Jesus' disciple.

What's one completed item on your bucket list?
Visiting Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, SeaWorld, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure during one trip to Orlando. (Actually, I've done this a few times!)

Phone calls or letters?

If you had to wear the same outfit for a month, what would it be?
Jeans and a comfy t-shirt.

What's your favorite movie?
I don't know if I have a favorite movie, but every New Year's Eve we watch "What About Bob?" together as a family (disclaimer - we use a ClearPlay filter!)

Questions for the Blogs I've Nominated...

Can you share your favorite Bible verse?
What is your all-time favorite book?
How many siblings do you have?
What is your favorite comfort food? 
If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would you go?
What sports do your kids participate in?
What's the last book you read?
Ice-cream or frozen yogurt?
What's your favorite restaurant?
Do you park in the garage or in the driveway?
When is the last time you went to the drive-in movie theater?
Blogs I'm Nominating for the Liebster Award...
Debbie @ A Million Skies
 Nicole @ Schooling in the Sun 
Audra @ Audra Marie

 Thanks again to Michele for the nomination! And to the bloggers I've nominated, I'd like to say THANKS for blogs that encourage and bless! I appreciate you!

Day 233 done :)

Jan L. Burt


  1. Love getting to know you more and so thankful the Lord crossed our paths! You have been such an encouragement to me and know your blog will bless many!!!

  2. Thanks so much for the award... I was so surprised. I guess I'll have to write more regularly now. Oh and from someone who lives in Colorado and loves the mountains I have one word for you... water. Drink a LOT of water - it really helps the altitude sickness. Acclimatizing a little helps too, so you have to spend some time at altitude before you head up too high. Now I need some advice about how to get sand out of EVERYTHING when I go to the beach. (Not that we get there very often because it is a LOOOOOOOOOONG drive.) :(

  3. Thank you for the nomination! I will gladly accept and get right to work answering questions! Thanks for visiting!

  4. Thank you so much for the award. :)Just got back from a women's retreat and what a nice surprise! I will try and answer all those questions by next week, hopefully! Thanks again.

  5. Hi Jan
    Thank you for the award! I will answer all the questions this week. What a neat idea.
    God bless you,

  6. Hi, Jan! Thank you so much for the sweet award :) I'm hoping to answer the questions next week...such a fun idea! And, thank you for the kind encouragement, too :)
    Blessings to you!

  7. Hi Jan-
    I finally finished my Liebster post! Thanks again for the award. Here is my link: http://gospelcenteredhomeschooling.blogspot.com/2012/11/these-are-few-of-my-favorite-things.html