The Happiest Award + Liebster Award!

Heello all,

Recently I’ve been nominated for a couple awards and I thought I’d put them into one post today. Thanks so much to the bloggers who did this award and thought to tag me, you guys are all great!

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Liebster Award


I was nominated by the lovely Arrow & Dot who has a cute looking blog centering around reviewing book and tv shows! Thanks so much for the nom and helping people find my blog through this award 🙂 Go check her awesome space out!

What are the rules?

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog

2. Answer the 11 questions the person asked you –

3. Nominate 11 people (comment on their blog to let them know)

4. Ask the people you have nominated 11 questions

Let’s get into her questions!

  • Why did you decide to start a blog?

    I started my blog back in February for a few reasons! I’ve written freelance for four years now and while I love it, freelancing on someone else’s blog is only as freeing as the admin lets you be. I really craved to come up with my own content, my own aesthetic and create my own deadlines. Blogging was suppose to be a way for me to push myself to write more regularly and find my voice. I love writing creatively and making up characters but being a introvert made writing in my own voice hard – in just a few months time blogging has helped me overcome that so much 🙂

  • What fictional character would you most want to be friends with?

    That is SO hard!! Can I pick two? I’m just going to pick two xD It would have to be Elena from Otherworld because of her fierce protectiveness for the people she loves and for her simplicity as a person – I’m not a huge girly girl and Elena is much the same way which I really connected with! I’d also love to meet Patch from Hush, Hush…need I say more though? I’m obsessed with all the stories/lore behind fallen angels and Patch is such a mysterious, fun character 🙂

  • What are you most looking forward to this summer?

    The next three weeks to be over! xD I’m waiting to get my driving test for my learners permit over with and the suspense is killing me! Plus I’ll be hanging out with my aunt in Toronto for a bit in late July…so much waiting o.O To make things harder, my boyfriend will be on vacation for 3 weeks. In 5 years it’s the longest we’ve been apart and it’s hard to go without your best friend – especially in the summer when there’s so much stuff to go out and do for fun!

  • What are your goals for your blog this year?

    I’ve been trying to push myself to try my hand at more coding and have been really considering buying my domain. But because of all the horror stories I’ve heard like losing followers and messing up content, it makes me so nervous! For anyone who has bought their domain…any advice? 🙂

  • What fictional world would you most like to live in?

    Probably Hogwarts (as a cliche of an answer that can be :p) orr the world of Wicked Lovely, were Fey and the Fairy courts are real!

  • How do you prefer to read books: Paper, e-book, or audio book?

    Paper, paper, paper! I love being able to walk through a bookstore, spend time browsing, read a book on a bus and take some time off technology for a while..and of course decorating and filling my bookshelf is fun…I’ve tried using an audio book once and it wasn’t a bad experience per say but I definitely prefer books more!

  • Where do you like to buy books? (Amazon, used book store, new book store, etc.)

    I’ve only bought 1 book on Amazon but otherwise, like I said in the last question, I love going to bookstores 🙂

  • What is your favorite and least favorite thing about the area in which you live?

    Hmm…probably that I’m an hour away from downtown. There isn’t a ton of options to get to the bus station that takes you to the city and that can be a pain when trying to make plans sometimes! But hopefully that won’t be an issue for much longer with driving!

  • Coffee or tea?

    I like both but coffee is like golden liquid to me xD

  • What did you study in college/university? Or, what are you studying/what do you want to study? Or, have you chosen a path that does not involve college?

    I loved college despite the ups and downs. I was very into photography when I started the professional photography program but switching into literature was the best decision I ever made!! Now that I have that degree, I was hoping to throw everything I have into finding work in the gaming industry as a game writer. BUT even though Montreal is one of the top three cities for the gaming industry, being a game writer is not as in demand as designers, illustrators and programmers are. So I’m considering going back to my college next year to take their new video game design program which will help me become more well rounded in everything from writing, designing and marketing 🙂 The more skills the better!

  • What is something that you learned or improved at through blogging?

    I’ve come more out of my shell by diving into this awesome community and have been able to come more into my voice! It’s been an amazing journey.

I nominate…!

Adventures Abroad

Strikeouts & Sprinkles

Mrs S. LDN

Andd my 11 questions are:

  1. If you could move anywhere, where would you like to live?
  2. What’s your favorite hobby?
  3. What’re you studying? And if you aren’t in school, what’s your dream job?
  4. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
  5. Tell us about your best friend! What’s your fondest memory?
  6. What show are you currently binge watching?
  7. What’s your guilty pleasure?
  8. What is a post you’ve wanted to do for a long time but haven’t yet?
  9. If you had to listen to the same band for the rest of your life, who would it be?
  10. What is your least favorite blogging struggle?
  11. What is your favorite desert?

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The Happiest Award!

I was also nominated for the Happiest Award, by my friend Angela over at lifeofangela, a gorgeous girl blogging about all her adventures whether daily norm, travelling or baking in the kitchen 🙂 However, the creator of this tag is Silvia from The Happiest Pixel (what an adorable name!!) which celebrates being happy, positive and thankful. I literally couldn’t want anything more from a tag or award. Give their blogs a look and it’ll for sure put a smile on your face!

Let’s get into it!


  • Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link to her blog
  • Name the award creator and provide a link to her blog
  • Share the rules
  • Share the award logo
  • Answer the questions
  • Nominate 5-15 people
  • Share your favorite blog post (from your blog)
  • Notify the people that you have nominated that you have nominated them

Tell us your favorite…

Place: Kensington Market in TO!

Film/TV Show: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo  & Outlander


Song: Currently? Bloodstream by Chainsmokers!


Activity: Gaming, pop pilates and soccer 🙂


Drink: Iced Coffee & the ‘Big Blue Protein’ at Jugo Juice

Food: Soo hard…Dessert wise, I’m a sucker for cookies! I’m really loving the vegetarian shop called Copper Branch too.

Holiday: Christmas hands down!


Post: Hmmmm…I really liked my ‘top 6 favorite games’ post, it was something unlike what I typically posted and it was scary to publish..but once I did it, I felt really good! check it out here! 🙂


I nominate..!

The Obsession Begins

Sophie’s Corner

Finicky Cynic

Thanks for reading everyone! If you chose to do this award then I’d love to give it a read 🙂 Have a good weekend, night all ❤

-Mel xx

18 thoughts on “The Happiest Award + Liebster Award!

  1. Congrats on the awards! As for buying your blog’s domain, it’s up to you! Personally, I’ve been blogging for almost four years and have yet to do so, although I’ve been considering for quite some time. But I would like to be financially stable first before jumping in. I’ll support you whether you choose to or not! Thanks for the nomination; I’ll get to it soon!

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  2. Congrats on the awards, and thanks for the kind words 😀
    I’m planning on going self hosted in a few weeks,I’m kinda nervous but also excited. I’m gonna devote a whole weekend to it, so hopefully that’s enough time (and also hopefully, nothing messes up!).

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  3. Congrats on the awards! I just stumbled upon your blog today and I’m completely taken in. I love your posts, and I’m looking forward to reading your future content! I think it would be great to keep in touch and assist each other in our journeys with blogging. Blogging buddies?
Stop by sometime!
Mena | ✨

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