My 2017 Liebster Award Nomination

Dreamers!! I am SO grateful and excited to be sharing this post with you. ‘Dreaming In Turquoise’ has been nominated for the 2017 Liebster Award!! Not just once, but TWICE within days of each other. 

For those of you who don't know, the Liebster Award is an online award given from bloggers to new bloggers (less than 200 followers) to help 'discover new blogs!' and to connect & support the blogging community.Click To Tweet
It started in 2011 in Germany and has since spread it’s recognition and support all around the world. How absolutely wonderful is that?!

In order for me to accept the Liebster Award there are a few orders of business as outlined by “The Global Aussie” ; including thanking my nominators, answering the questions outlined by them, and nominating 5 new blogs that ‘Dreaming In Turquoise’ would like to recognize. 

I want to first start off by thanking Hope Artistry & Girlie Fix Blog for nominating ‘Dreaming In Turquoise’ for the 2017 Liebster Award. It means so much! Be sure to check out their blogs.

Now to jump right into the questions they posed to ‘Dreaming In Turquoise’:

1. When and why did you start your blog?

I actually just launched ‘Dreaming In Turquoise’ in mid-July 2017, so this world of blogging is still very new and foreign to me, but I am learning tons every day!! I started this blog as a creative outlet for myself and as a potential way to inspire other like-minded individuals to live out their dreams and strive to become the best versions of themselves. If you want to know more, please check out “What is Dreaming In Turquoise?” My first ever blog post 🙂 

2. What is your most favorite post you have written so far and why?

My favorite blog post so far is probably … well I’m between two, so I will share both favourites. My post on “Why you need to create your ULTIMATE bucket list” was a lot of fun as I got to reflect on my bucket list and I could see it sparked some inspiration in others, which was humbling. My second favorite post is my review on a restaurant, “Viva La Sirena” in a small Alberta town, Sylvan Lake – I was really overwhelmed with the wonderful response  received on this post, it was one of my first posts during launch week and received over 2100 views via ‘Dreaming In Turquoise’s’ FB page!! 

3. What is the most extreme thing you have ever done?

Hmm.. the most extreme thing I have ever done.. There has been a few, but the first one that comes to my mind is jumping out of perfectly good plane in Queenstown, New Zealand. 

skydiving in NZ
Skydiving in New Zealand.
4. What is the best memory that you have while traveling?

Woah, this is a toughy. I have SO many amazing memories while traveling…. I think one of my favourite traveling moments is when my partner Sean & I were swimming in the “Luminous Lagoon” in Negril Jamaica. After dusk, we took a boat out into the lagoon and swam while the phytoplankton lit up the water. It was magical. It was romantic. 

5. Have you ever visited a place just because you saw it in a book/series/animation/movie? What was that place?

Yes actually, I have visited Harry Potter World, (both in Florida and California!), other than that, I haven’t solely sought out a place because of seeing it in any of those media forms. Although, I always have wanted to go to “The Atlantis” in Nassau, Bahamas, ever since seeing it in a Mary Kate & Ashley movie when I was 12….haha. 

harry potter butter beer
Butterbeer in Harry Potter World, Universal Studios- California.
6. What is your advice to new bloggers?

My advice to new bloggers (even though I’m very “green” myself) would be:

  • Try your best to let your genuine personality shine through your writing,
  • edit, edit, edit, and
  • be consistent with your posts and social media engagement, it makes a big difference in building your momentum!
8. What/who inspired you to start blogging?

There were a few people who inspired me to actually start blogging, the main one being my like-minded friend Steph. She started a travel blog in 2016 (which she has been very successful with), and watching her journey inspired me to do the same. 

9. What has been your greatest challenge in the blogging process?

It’s still pretty early, but so far my greatest challenge has been teaching myself how to use WordPress and actually get the blog looking and working the way I wanted it to. 

10. Have you started earning from your blog yet?

At this time I have not started earning from my blog, right now I am focused on creating an inspiring and informative space for like-minded individuals to connect, learn, reflect, explore and create. 

11. Do you have any blogger that inspires you? If yes, tag them in your post.

Yes, I most definitely do. This question goes along nicely with the Liebster award requirement (#3), The Pink Backpack, is a travel blog I admire and inspires me. Her style of writing, high quality images and informative posts have kept me coming back to read post after post. If you are a traveller, this is one blog you MUST check out to fuel your wanderlust and provide you with unique perspective on traveling on a budget. 

12. What are your hobbies?

I enjoy meeting and connecting with new people, learning and trying something new, traveling to places I’ve never been before, outdoor adventures such as snowmobiling, camping, biking, working on my personal development, spending time with my family, friends & OEB Ursula, etc.

family photo
Sean, Ursula & I.

Now it´s my turn to nominate some amazing new bloggers:

  1. Simply Good Enough 
  2. Grass Roots Nutrition
  3. Tried by Two
  4. Sincerely Sisters
  5. myperfectlifewithyou

If you’d like to accept this nomination (hopefully you do), it’s your turn to write a Liebster Award 2017 blog post. In your post, please follow these simple Liebster Award guidelines,  found here.

Here are my 6 questions for Dreaming In Turquoise’s Liebster Award nominees:

  • What inspired you to start your blog?
  • If you could have a conversation over a drink with anyone, who would it be?
  • What is your proudest moment?
  • List your top 5 bucket list items.
  • Give your BEST tip to other bloggers or people considering starting a blog. 
  • What is your opinion on selfie-sticks?

Thank you all for sharing in this exciting moment for ‘Dreaming In Turquoise’. Being nominated for the Liebster Award gives reassurance that we are on the right path and people are excited about what we are about. I am so excited to read my nominees posts. Please show your love with a comment, like or share. 

liebster award 2017


As always, keep DREAMING!

XO Stephanie Dawn


  1. Becky mayhew-Lear

    2017-09-05 at 9:29 am

    So proud of you Steph. I know I’ve only known you a short time but the first time I met you I knew you were a truly amazing and wonderful person . I just knew I needed us to be friends. I love your upbeat and always positive personality. You radiate a room when you walk in and you are SO female positive. Exactly what kind of person I try to be. You deserve this reward 100%. ❤

    1. Stephanie Dawn Forseth

      2017-09-06 at 8:09 pm

      Awe, Becky- You made me tear up girl! Thank you for your kind words and ongoing support. I am SO happy I met you and I look forward to getting to know you better & for more fun times ahead. Thank you for always being so encouraging, uplifting and straight up funny! Xox

  2. Karina

    2017-09-05 at 9:43 am

    Ahh, that’s so great! And thank you for the nomination 💜 it does mean a lot. This will be my next post now. Keep posting and we will keep following x

    1. Stephanie Dawn Forseth

      2017-09-06 at 8:10 pm

      Your welcome Karina 🙂 Thanks so much , I appreciate your support as well. I look forward to your post and continuing to follow your blogging journey. Xox

  3. Jennifer

    2017-09-06 at 9:40 am

    Congratulations! Well deserved award! So excited to see your blog grow.

    1. Stephanie Dawn Forseth

      2017-09-06 at 8:11 pm

      Thank you again Jennifer! I appreciate your support. Xox

  4. Crystal Shannon ♡

    2017-09-27 at 10:29 am

    This is so awesome! Congrats! Well deserved and wishing you all the best in your adventure. Always looking forward to your next blog and where your mind travels to next… you got me thinking about My own bucket list…. I think I need to revisit it! Xoxo

    1. Stephanie Dawn Forseth

      2017-09-27 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks for your support girl!! I’m so happy to hear your re-visiting your bucket list, happy dreaming! Xox

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