Liebstar Awards!


What a surprise I got this afternoon when I was nominated for my first blogging award with a notification on twitter.  How amazing is it that we start off not knowing anyone to only keep creating new relationships with other fellow bloggers.  We are all such a loving community who are all ready to help each other out, thank you to everyone who follows me and reads my posts.  I would like to send a BIG thank you to Sabrina Smelko from Morning Dear for the generous nomination!

The Liebster Award is passed around the blogging community to those who have fewer than 1000 followers as a simple way of getting to know one another and support each-others blogs.

The Liebster Award rules:

  • Post the award on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
  • Write 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 8 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 1000 followers.
  • Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions.

My nominees for The Liebster Award are the following:

  1. Thelma Chaves from –
  2. Maggie Cordeiro from –
  3. Brittany Stager from –
  4. Ashley, Fernanda and Victoria from
  5. Lesley Metcalfe from –
  6. Gemma Bonham Carter from
  7. Vanessa from
  8. Melissa from

Questions for New Nominees!
To those I’ve nominated, here’s the 11 questions you must answer in your nomination blog post. I’d love to read them, so please tag me when you post!

1. What do you want to achieve from blogging?

2. Who do you look up to most?

3. What would be your dream dinner-party guest list.

4. What’s the story behind your blog name?

5. Name 3 things you would like to accomplish in the next few years?

6. Describe your dream house?

7. Name one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

8. What blogs do you enjoy following?

9. What is your dream career?

10.  If you had to choose one meal to eat every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

11. What’s your guilty pleasure?

Here are 11 random facts about me:

  1. I’m a Décor Consultant for a Home builder In Cambridge Ontario.
  2. My goal in life is to be a successful blogger/interior designer and one day own and open my own furniture/clothing store.
  3. I am a new homeowner (possession coming soon -December 2014)
  4. I have a little bit of a clothing/shoe addiction
  5. My family is full of entrepreneurs
  6. My closet is color coordinated and organized by Seasons.
  7. I love candy- any kind! Bulk Barn is my second home.
  8. I am happiest when I am with my other half Nicolis Kaytar, Friends and of course my family.
  9. I drop my phone at least once a day- I guess you can say I am clumsy.
  10. My name was going to be Carole, Lilly was a last minute decision.
  11. I am Sushi obsessed.

Answers to the 11 Questions posed by my nominator:

1. What’s one piece of advice you’d like to give your younger self?

Not to worry about that first heart break, your world does not end!

School is very important giving 110% everyday is much cooler than skipping class!

2. Who do you look up to most?

I would say my father, for someone who has never paid a mortgage payment in his life how could I not look up to him?  The smartest business man I know.

3. What would be your dream dinner-party guest list.

Ooo this is a fun question. 

A) Beyoncé- for a splash of diva-ness and entertainment

B)  Kevin O’Leary to rack his brain on becoming such a success

C) Karl Lagerfeld-  Huge Fashion House Legend, need I say more

D) Christian Grey 😉 the way I picture him.

4. What’s the story behind your blog’s name?

Well I wanted something that had to do with me and my name yet still fresh and edgy.  I started off with LC Designs which was basically just my initials, I wasn’t happy with this choice.  After digging deeper I came up with something that still had my name in it just with that extra something, something.  That is how ELLE CEE DESIGN was born 🙂

5.  What are your favourite blogs?

@Montessorispot– this is my little sister she is a Montessori directress.  She fascinates me every day with the information she knows about toddlers and how to maximize every sense at such a young age.

@monikahibbs– I love every sense of her style of design

@jillianharrisdesign– I loved her when she was the bachelorette and love her even more as a designer.

@urbanmomdesign She is a friend, mom to two gorgeous girls and an amazingly talented designer with so much ahead for her 🙂

6. Describe your dream house.

Kourtney Kardashians last home! 100% If only I could gain the courage to use that much color and boldness in my home design!! Photos were in @instylemagazine  Link above ( Kourtney Kardashians last home)

7.  Where were you born and where did you grow up?

I was born in Cambridge Ontario, a smaller city just 1 hour away from Toronto, Ontario.  I grew up in the same house for 27 years, a bungalow in a quiet neighborhood just outside.

8.  What’s your morning routine?

I usually shower in the evenings, I have to admit I love my extra sleep in the AM’s.  My work day usually begins at 8am at Sunlight Heritage Homes.  I wake up, brush my teeth, apply my makeup, get dressed for the day and throw my hair up in a sock bun!  The best invention ever.  I know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I simply don’t have an appetite that early I grab a coffee and im off to start my day.

9. What’s your idea of the perfect weekend?

Friday night= relaxing night in with my man.

Saturday= Laying out by the pool and a date night out to a fabulous resto! Easy Pour Wine Bar is one of my favs.

Sunday= Family lunch gathering followed by Antique day shopping.

10. What makes you laugh more than anything?

My boyfriend, he makes me laugh everyday.

11. What’s your guilty pleasure?


Thanks again to Sabrina for nominating me for this award.  It’s a privilege to be noticed by other bloggers.  Be sure to check out her blog, too!

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