Lifestyle, Travel

Scrapbook Journeys is now a month, and 1 week old!! 😀 😀 What better time to rave about my blog’s Nomination(s) for the Liebster Award?!

The Liebster Award is an online award given to new bloggers by other bloggers, to recognize their efforts. Of German origin, the Liebster Award is like a ‘pat on the back’ saying, “Keep going little one -your work counts!”

In life, no matter what we are doing, we all need encouragement. 🙂

Birgit of ‘Groove Is In The Heart‘ and Joy Sheehan of  ‘A Jaunt With Joy’ both nominated Scrapbook Journeys, making it a double Liebster Award nomination. Yaay! 😀

I love Birgit’s positivism that is written all over her blog. You cannot possibly leave her blog without a smile on your face. Based in South Africa, her bright personality shines through in her blog posts.

Joy Sheehan is true to her art; she is not afraid to tell it like it is on her blog! Hailing from New York, she  is passionate about wildlife, particularly reptiles and amphibians. Now that is authentic courage and passion.

Thank you Birgit and Joy for nominating Scrapbook Journeys for this Award.  I am truly encouraged and humbled. I look up to you ladies- thank you for the lovely thought behind the nomination. 🙂

To spread the love, I will nominate 5-10 blogs, a little later on.

Birgit asked me to share 10 things about myself. Luckily, Joy Sheehan outlined some questions on her post, so here goes:-

What are 3 facts about yourself?

I talk to myself-a lot! I have conversations and laugh at myself. It makes life more interesting-I guess.

I can be a perfectionist, particularly when I really care about something. Sometimes I have to remind myself to slow down.

I appreciate a good cup of tea, anytime 🙂 😉


What is your blog’s niche or focus?

Travel and lifestyle.


Why did you start blogging?

I love writing as well as traveling…it’s a Yin meets Yang, sort of thing.

I hope to inspire others, like me, who have dreams of travel, but don’t know where to start. My daily mantra is- ‘Start where you are’, and ‘You do not have to go far away to travel’.


What is your favorite city or country and why?

Rwanda has been my favorite so far. It is breathtakingly beautiful- there is a scenic view everywhere you turn! The people are super friendly.



Sunsets in Rwanda

liebster-awardTaking Walks in Rwanda 🙂

What has been the most frustrating thing about starting and running your blog?

Finding someone who would bring my vision to life was rather tough. Thankfully, I have met some amazing people through the frustrations, and it was all worth it.


What is one thing from home that you crave while traveling?

My bed! 🙂


What is your favorite travel item or product?

Converse! 🙂 They are super comfortable and perfect for sightseeing.




What is one major accomplishment you hope to achieve for your blog?

To get published on the Huffington Post and featured on BBC. A girl can hope! 🙂


If you could collaborate, partner, or work with one brand or company who would it be and why?

Certainly Converse. I love their brand! That, plus Converse comes with me wherever I go! Honestly guys, think about it…we are a romance waiting to happen! HINT!


Which social media channel do you love the most and why?

I would say Pinterest, as it is such a wealth of information! It was a great help when I was setting up my blog, and is still a wellspring of ideas.


If you could travel to 3 new countries this year, where would you choose?

Whoa! God, I hope you are paying attention! I would looove to travel to South Korea, South Africa and Sri Lanka. 🙂

Now to the best part… 😉 I am happy to nominate these amazing bloggers for the Liebster Award; they are each killing it in their own special way 🙂

  1. Love Laugh Explore
  2. Blended Bacon
  3. Abbey Lake
  4. The Travelling Island Girl
  5. A Kenyan Nomad
  6. Life of Dear Bh
  7. Cherries Vineyard
  8. Geek Girl Goes
  9. Hello Raya
  10. Yasmin Tells


Below are the Official Rules of the Liebster Award:-

1. Write a blog post about your nomination. On your post, thank the person(s) who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you.

2. Display the award on your blog by including it in your post and/or displaying it by using a widget or a gadget.

3. Share 10 Random facts about yourself or come up with questions for the nominees to answer.

4. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, with less than 1,000 followers.

5. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here).

6. Inform the people you’ve nominated and provide them with a link to the Liebster post.



All the best to the Nominees 🙂 Stay Inspired!

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    July 11, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Great stuff Marion. Keep it up!

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    Liebster Award Nomination - love.laugh.explore.
    June 10, 2016 at 4:21 am

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    June 8, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Am speechless right now after reading through this.That is really dope and your so talented

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      June 8, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you Dave 🙂 I appreciate the read, and thanks be to God! 🙂 😀

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    June 8, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Congrats that’s nice. Your writing and photos leaves someone feeling like they are already there. looking forward to reading more and more of your posts.
    Keep going.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      June 8, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      Yaay! Thanks Nelius, it means a lot. I appreciate the reads and comments each week from you 🙂 You are amazing! I can’t wait to share more of my travels, thank you!

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    Nesh Kanja
    June 3, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Hi Scrapbook Journeys,

    Wish i would re nominate you again for the good job you are doing. Thanks to the two who have appreciated the good work your doing. keep up and let the sky be the limit here. Go for it as you know what you desire best.

    Taken note of South Africa, South Korea and Sri Lanka:

    Those countries have two words as well they all start with an S’ besides i know someone special traveled at least two of the countries. May the Lord God grant you your wishes.

    I hope Converse will come through for you one day as well your great work get published on the Huffington Post and featured on BBC.

    Kudos and share the Majical Kenya we have.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      June 7, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      Yaaay! Thank you for the affirmation 🙂 I am grateful for the comments, and support! Indeed I pray that all these things come to pass and more 🙂 Thanks for reading my dear. Amen!

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    May 31, 2016 at 8:19 am

    A girl is talented. Nice list you have there.

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