Teacups & Hiccups was nominated by Besties Notepad! Thank you Vernika & Aashima for appreciating my blog and nominating me for this wonderful award!

What is the Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award 2017 is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. ‘Liebster’ in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

What tickled you to start blogging?

I started blogging after a year after I moved to Indianapolis from Chicago. It was definitely a culture shock, coming from a I didn’t really have a lot of friends at the time and blogging opened up an avenue for me to open up my thoughts and spill my creativity.

How did you decide on the name of your blog?

It just came to me! Teacups represent the little celebrations in life and hiccups represent the mishaps. Life isn’t perfect! In fact, it’s the journey that makes the destination worthwhile. My blog is about everything I’m going through and I’m not leaving anything out!

What is one of your struggles when it comes to blogging?

The biggest struggle I have is being consistent. I try to post at least 2 posts a week. With a full time job working four 10 hour days, it’s hard to find time to sit down and let my thoughts flow. In the future, I would like to post 5 times a week!

What holds the top spot on your bucket list and why?

First, I should probably make a bucket list! But something I really want to do is fly first class! I would love to go to Ireland and visit castles! See luscious greens and drink beer!

Have you made any friends in the blogger community?

Besides my sister-in-law, not yet 🙂 I occasionally chat with some bloggers but I don’t know if we hit “friends status.”

What was the last random act of kindness you did?

I left a post it note in the women’s bathroom that said, “If no one has told you yet, you’re beautiful and smart. I hope you have a wonderful day.” I hope it brightened someone’s day!

Books or movies?

Can I say both? I love reading and creating the scene in my head. It’s like I’m part of the story. But I do love watching movies too! I love cuddling under a blanket with a glass of wine and popcorn! I do have to admit when books become movies, books are ten times better!

Seashore or mountains?

Seashore! I love the sound of the water washing up on the sand! So tranquil! Plus, I love sunshine!

Who is/was your childhood bestie and why?

I had a friend named Theresa and we were best friends for the sole fact that our names were identical (Therese is my first name!) We occasionally chat on Facebook/Instagram, but she was my childhood bestie!

My favorite blog

My favorite blog is theJPetite !  Her blog was part of the reason why I started blogging 🙂 Jessica is a fashion/fitness fanatic! She is also my Lipsense girl! She is a full-time blogger and Pure Barre instructor! How awesome is that?!  I love her blog because she is down to earth and her personality is felt throughout her posts! Not only does she blog about fitness and fashion, but she writes about life and the many changes we grow into and grow out of. Her style is fashion forward and her love of fitness is contagious! Like her, I am 5’2 and enjoy all the perks the petite life has to offer (like cute shoes!)

If I had to describe her blog in three words I would say simplicity, endearing, and cultivated. In other words, it is the definition of “Liebster.” She started her blog out because she needed an avenue for her creativity and I find myself in the same shoes. Her optimism is contagious and her level of success is something I set my blogging goals to.

10 Random Facts

I’m allergic to Jello.

I don’t know how to use chopsticks and I’m Asian.

I’m Filipino and my husband is Mexican therefore we will have Mexipino babies.

I love reading books but I just can’t find the time to read!

I love baking!

I love my Happy planner!

I never learned how to put gas in a car until I was 20.

Target is my happy place.

 I actually like mowing the lawn. I find it very soothing.

I make my 75lb dog be the little spoon 🙂

My Nominees




Simply September

Jetsetting Bombshell


All your blogs are worth applauding for and fit the definition of Liebster (sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome!)

Answer these questions!

  • Why did you start blogging?
  • What does the name of you blog mean?
  • What is your biggest struggle about blogging?
  • What is your go to snack?
  • What brings you genuine joy?
  • What is your favorite quote to live by?
  • What’s your favorite movie and why?
  • Are you a cook or a baker?
  • Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall?
  • Chipotle or Qdoba?


The Rules

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you should do the following:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their 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 using a “widget” or a “gadget”. You can download images for the award here
  3. Write a 150-300 word post about your favorite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
  4. Answer your questions and provide 10 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have less than 200 followers and ask them your own questions.
  6. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here or from this site)
  7. Don’t forget to inform the people/blogs you nominated about it.


Thank you again Besties Notepad for the nomination!


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