The Liebster Award

I am beyond grateful, and very honored to announce that Living Life Pretty has been nominated for the Liebster Award.  I have been nominated by the lovely  Amanda of Delightfully Impatient


Amanda has a contagious smile, and a passion for her family.  Aside from being a wonderful Mother and wife, she is incredibly stylish, has the best collection of graphic tee’s, and somehow still finds time to stay fit and active.  Amanda and I met a month or so ago, both being members of Style Collective.  Since then I haven’t missed a blog post or IG photo.  If you haven’t found this fabulous Mom yet, now is your chance. Delightfully Impatient

The Liebster Award is an online recognition given to new bloggers by fellow bloggers for enjoying and valuing their work.  It is meant to highlight and give credit to new up and coming blogs within our community.

Once you’ve been nominated:

  • Thank and give recognition to the blog that nominated you and link back to them.
  • Answer 11 questions from the blogger that nominated you.
  • Tell readers 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate up to 11 bloggers to receive the award next.
  • Give your new nominees questions to answer about themselves when they post their nomination.

Time to learn a little about Living Life Pretty:

  1. I wake up every morning at 4 a.m. by choice, I enjoy spending my first few hours with coffee, and online shopping!
  2. Natural blonde, however I have been rocking the dark hair for the past decade. thinking about a change though.
  3. I was a vegetarian for 12 years.
  4. My son is 5 years old and I also raise my 16 year old sister.
  5. Running is my thing. Almost everyday about 8 miles.
  6. I have eaten ice cream every night for the past 5 years!
  7. I live in Gloucester MA, right near Boston.  We have the most gorgeous beaches.
  8. I am Portuguese and Irish mostly and a sliver of this and that.
  9. I have two sisters Hannah 28, & Heidi 17, I also have 3 brothers Warren 9, Jeremiah 7, and Hugh 4.  My son’s Uncle is younger than him ( VERY confusing family tree).
  10. I have the hardest time in the world making any kind of decision. It doesn’t matter if it as small as what what flavor ice cream or as big as what I want for my wedding.  My poor Fiance’ thinks we will never get married because I can’t make up my mind!
  11. The second I walk into my house, bra, jeans, top off.  Tee’s and sweats on.  It doesn’t matter if I need to leave again in 45 minutes.  I don’t think i have ever sat on my couch in jeans.

Delightfully Impatient has come up with 11 questions for me to answer, alright Amanda here it goes,

  1. Why did you decide to write your  blog?                                                                       I had such a passion for beauty and fashion.  I couldn’t decide what path I wanted to take.  For me, my blog was my way to  share my advice and passion. It was also something i could do while being home with our son.
  2. If you could go any where in the world where would it  be.                                                For me, ahhh, I think I will have to go with Greece……. or ….. Italy
  3. What’s your favorite thing to do to relax?                                                            To relax I love curling up with my iPad, and watching t.v. especially netflix . I am a wicked  ‘homebody’ {Boston accent}.
  4. What is your favorite blog post you have written?                                              My post on being “a Newbie and proud of it’, I wrote it about being a “newbie” to the blogging community and what a wonderful stage it really is.
  5. How did you choose your blog name?                                                                      For weeks I wrote down words, for example: flirty, fashion, pretty, I wrote frontwards, backwards, and every way in-between, and finally their it was “Living Life Pretty” and I just knew that was going to be it!
  6. What advice would you give another new blogger?                                           I actually share tons of advice in my post “newbie, and proud of it” however, the most important advice would be to engage with other bloggers, I have learned and grew so much from the advice of others in this great community.
  7. What do you envision for your blog one year from now.                                One year from now I hope to enjoy it even more, with more content, more followers, and hopefully more brand collaborations.
  8. What is your favorite movie?                                                                                Return to Oz. I know, not only is it a good movie but it brings me back to my childhood! Everyone loves that now and then. Its on Amazon Prime f.y.i.
  9. Cat or Dog?                                                                                                                  Dog which I trained at a facility for Dog Boarding near me, my Mom bred Welsh Terriers. Terriers are my weakness. 
  10. What’s the most delicious food you have ever eaten?                                       I have the biggest sweet tooth!  Strawberry shortcake from Spinelli’s, or Creme Brûlée!  Sorry I love sugar to much.
  11. What is your guiltiest pleasure?                                                                           Coffee table books, good t.v., and of course ICE CREAM!!! 


Now it’s time for me to share with the world the lovely, and talented bloggers I have chosen to nominate:

I chose these girls because of their talent, style, and well because they kick butt at blogging! Don’t forget to follow them on instagram as well!

Now it’s time to get to know these fabulous bloggers a litttle;

  1. What nationality are you?
  2. When you stop at Starbucks, what is your go to drink??
  3. You can only use one skincare brand for the next year, what will it be??
  4. Top 3 stores to shop at and why?
  5. What has been the most helpful advice you have gotten regarding your blog?
  6. It’s Friday night, what are you doing?
  7. Shoes or Bags?
  8. What’s one thing you do to pamper yourself that makes you feel beautiful?
  9. Who is the most influential woman in your life? And why?
  10. What is your favorite trend this season?
  11. With so many great products at Sephora, what are your 5 holy grails?

Thank you again to Amanda from delightfully Impatient for the nomination. Don’t forget to read my nominees blog posts to see their answers to my 11 questions. REMEMBER, We are all beautiful both inside & out.

XO- Gretchen Michelle


My name is Gretchen Michelle. A fashionista, coffee lover and mom who believes in living life to it's prettiest potential through fashion, beauty, and health.

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  1. 6.2.16
    Gina said:

    Fun! Loved learning more about you. We have a shared sweet tooth 🙂 ice cream is the best way to unwind!

    • 6.2.16
      livinglifepretty said:

      Thanks Gina, life is not lived with out the joy of ice cream!

  2. 6.2.16
    Theresa said:

    I learned so many cool things about you and you wrote such a great post! A natural blonde?! I would not have guessed that! I can’t wait to read all the others. Thank you for always being so supportive and sweet, I love the photos you post, each one truly is so pretty. Your positivity and sweet comments always brighten up my day. I put off blogging for so long, you had a lot to do with me giving it a go!xoxo

    • 6.3.16
      livinglifepretty said:

      theresa, since day one we have supported each other, back when I began sometimes I would only receive 10 likes but I could always count on you. Your kindness, and talent will make your blog very successful! so glad we are on this journey together.

  3. 6.2.16
    livinglifepretty said:

    haha so funny you say that Amanda, I am always doing the same thing. Every once in a while i’ll be waiting for a package, then realize I never even checkout! Thanks again for nominating me!! It has been a pleasure watching you beautiful family.

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