A Liebster Award to Share Love with New Bloggers

Thank you to the three lovely bloggers; Kate Reed, Rhiannon Ingram and Jasmine Rabuñal, who nominated me for a Liebster award!

I can’t believe the amazing support I’ve received since I’ve started blogging and so I’ve answered 11 questions that the three bloggers have asked me about my experience:

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1. Why did you decide to start a blog?

For fun; for writing. I started The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog actually because I saw my friend start one up and saw how much fun it can be. I love writing anyway so I guess I just needed that push to start one up and to have that motivation. I combined my love for crafts, fashion and interiors and thought I’ll share the projects that I go through & maybe make it easier for my readers to do the same.

2. How did you come up with your blog name?

Oh what a pretty picture! Any time I was browsing online I’d say that to myself and get inspired to redecorate, do crafts, knitting and wedding projects as well as when I was deciding what to wear for a special occasion. That, combined with my fascination for and knowledge that I’ve acquired during my university course on fairytales I’ve combined the two concepts together. I’ve written a whole post on Why The Fairytale Pretty Picture if you’re interested 🙂

3. Is this your first blog?

No, I’ve had a blog for about 3 months, however the ‘free’ hosting that my blog was on complete DELETED EVERYTHING I had done – so literally everything, all my writing, all my images and hard word that I did, spent my time on and created … was gone in a flash. It was devastating! I felt that I has completely wasted my time and hard work; three months worth of it too. I was depressed for weeks… until I’ve started The Fairytale Pretty Picture again.

4. What has been your favourite part of blogging so far?

I think being part of the blogger community is amazing! The support, the chats, hearing news first and speaking to new people is exhilarating. The more you get involved too the more fun it is, making me want to work harder at blogging.

5. What’s your blog about?

My blog has evolved somewhat. I’ve started doing only interior and fashion. I’ve then decided to add books, crafts, DIY, wedding and men’s fashion posts too! I guess I just have so many ideas that I want to share 🙂

6. What’s your wardrobe staple?

My style is simple. I’m more of a clean cut kind of girl so I’d say that my staple is a cute, simple dress that shows off my figure, put together with a colourful pair of shoes and matching bag.

7. What’s your favorite book?

The Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. I’m absolutely obsessed with these – mostly known for The Game of Thrones book. The characters are fantastic, the story is intricate and the novels are unbelievable. Fully recommend.

8. If you could be any Disney character who would it be?

Rapunzel. Although Tangled is quite recent, I think she’s a great Disney character. Her journey into adulthood is super cute, so I guess it’s her innocence that draws me in and makes me relate. As she finds that the world is cruel – she grows up. Don’t forget that she lives happily ever after too, which is my whole motto after all ;).

9. Where is your favourite place to be?

My own corner of the world. My favourite place is always cosy, warm and comfortable, be it a large window seal that I’m sitting on and looking out on to the rainy day while in my PJs and wrapped up snugly or a beautiful sunny beach with my fiancé, reading my favourite books. The main thing is that the places inspire!

10. Describe your perfect day

Doing nothing haha! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not lazy – I’m just always busy. For me a perfect day will consist of doing stuff that I won’t otherwise get to do, like playing games (The Sims 3 or MW3/COD) and painting or something 🙂

11. What do you like to do, aside from blogging?

I’m actually a cheerleader! I dedicate hours of training to cheer a week in order to compete nationally and internationally against other teams every year. I’ve been a cheerleader for a handful of years, first starting in university. Are you in Essex and want to try it out? Let me know.


Liebster Award Rules…

  • Mention who nominated you
  • Answer 11 questions
  • Nominate 11 blogs with a small amount of followers
  • Create a set of 11 new questions

My Nominations…

Eskaybeauty ¦ i2style ¦ A bit of beauty, fashion and lifestyle all jumbled up together ¦ Fizzing Whizbees ¦ For A Real Woman ¦ Goldilocks Notebook¦ Leona’s Looks ¦ Misskristyanna ¦ Sally Fazeli ¦ Style Context ¦ The Beautifully Disastrous

My Questions…

  1. Why do you blog?
  2. What your favourite part of blogging?
  3. What is the hardest part of blogging?
  4. Where do you see your blog in a year’s time?
  5. What is your blog about and why?
  6. What blog posts do you find gain you the most views?
  7. What is your favourite social network to use?
  8. What do you like to do, aside from blogging?
  9. If you could be an animal what would you be and why?
  10. What is your favourite book?
  11. What would be your happily ever after?

Looking forward to reading your Liebster award answers so make sure you comment a link below 🙂

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • February 23, 2014


    Thanks so much, lovely! I’m amazed that you are a cheerleader :))

    Jasmine xx
    For a Real Woman
    So easy Spanish!

    • February 23, 2014


      Thanks Jasmine, it’s a lot of fun and great exercise! I shall make sure to tweet some pics for you soon 😉