Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Liebster Award

I’m super excited to be nominated by Rachel from Suppose Anything Goes for the Liebster Award!  The Liebster Award is given to promote a newer blog they think is worth following, and to learn a little more about fellow bloggers.  If you haven't visited Suppose Anything Goes yet, I'd highly recommend it! 

Part of the Liebster award is that I have to answer some questions about myself and Happy and Healthy, then pass the award along to a new set of bloggers I enjoy following. This is a great way to discover some new blogs and to support the community!

What made you start blogging?
After I moved home four years ago, I was trying to raise money for an alternative natural culinary school. Because it was only a five month program I didn't meet the requirements of scholarships being offered. I started sharing recipes as a way to showcase my passion in hopes that I could somehow create my own scholarship. I was never granted any funding but I'm happy where my life has taken me. I continue with Happy and Healthy to express my passion for healthy natural foods and to inspire others to lead healthier lifestyles.
Who is your favorite blogger?
 
Kristen Marie from Kristen Marie Photography. She's an incredibly talented wedding photographer. Her work captures the most beautiful moments filled with so much emotion. The following post was my first exposure to her work and I fell in love immediately. Jordan & Nick Engagement Session 
What is one word you would use to describe yourself?
People tell me I'm sweet.
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I've become a morning person. For the last four years I've had to be at work before the sun rises. The life of a baker.
What is on your bucket list?
To travel more overseas. There is so much culture and history I want to absorb. I have such a fascination with European architecture. Being able to see it in person would be amazing. Also visiting the Pyramids and Ancient Ruins would be icing on the cake!
Are you a cat person or a dog person?
100% dog person. I love the greeting you get when you come home and they are great companions, especially for naps and reading cuddles. They are always there to give you love.

What is the last film you saw?

The Grand Budapest Hotel. I love all of Wes Anderson's films. The amount of passion and detail he puts into them really shines through.
 
What is the farthest place you have ever traveled?
In my senior year of high school I was invited on a student trip to Spain and France. We started in Madrid and made our way to Paris. It was way more expensive than what it would have been if I planned it myself but the experience was completely worth it. I will cherish those memories and the friendships I made during those 10 days.
What's the best advice you have ever received?
You can't change a person. You must accept them as they are or move on.  
You can take three beauty products with you to a deserted island. What would you take?
Sunscreen because my pale skin burns, Karite lip balm, and grapeseed oil.
What is your dream job?
It's not too far off from where I am now. I would really love to get more involved in sharing healthy recipes and helping others improve their diet and lifestyle. I suffered from a compulsive eating disorder for a few years and would love to be connected with women who are trying to transition out of that dark place and into a life of health, happiness, and balance. 

Thanks again Rachel! Here are some blogs I would like to nominate:
Justine from Bewildered Beauty
Kenzie Kate from Kenzie Kate Photo
Mona from Designdear
Jessica from A Little Baker

Recently Shared Recipes

For those who don't know, I've recently started contributing recipes to an awesome new site called Collective Lifestyle. With that being said, I have been slacking with this blog. In case you missed them, here are the recent posts I've shared.


Matcha Latte




Superfood Pizza Crust




Cashew Coconut Butter Truffles




New Frontiers Quinoa Salad