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Orange and Green Woodin + A Liebster Award

Hello and welcome to The Cooking Wardrobe.  In May 2014 I was nominated for a Liebster award by the lovely Nikolattina of Just Because I Like It .  I accepted the award and was going to do it but could not find the questions on her blog, then in May this year I received another nomination from beautiful Jodie of Jodi√©'s Touch of Style.  Thank you ladies.

The Liebster Award is an award given to new bloggers to help them grow their following by introducing them to other bloggers and followers. Liebster is a German word which means, beloved, sweetheart or darling.  The nominee is required to answer the questions asked by the person who nominated them and then nominate eleven other up and coming bloggers.

Since I could not find Nikolattina's questions, I will answer Jodie's below.
1. How did you decide on the name of your blog?
I originally named my blog Elsie and Family then decided to change the name.  I had three names but could not decide which one to use so I did a post asking my followers to vote for the name which they liked best and The Cooking Wardrobe came up tops.

2. What was your first “real” job?
When I completed high school, I worked for Plan International in Sierra Leone.

3. What is it that you love most about blogging?
Taking food photos (I love my food haha)

4. What is your favorite food?
Palm Butter Soup and Foo-Foo

5. What is your favorite thing to drink (alcoholic or not)?
Any non-alcoholic drink (I'm not too fussy)

6. What is an item you cannot live without?
Probably my phone? Not sure about this one, can't think of anything that I will really miss if I don't have it.

7. What are five random facts about yourself?
I cry at the drop of a hat (now you all feel sorry for my husband HA the poor man)
My sisters are always teasing me because I say sorry even if I haven't done anything
I am an introvert and I married one too (Happy days)
Red and Blue are my favorite colors.
Somehow, all the cars that I have owned have been white

8. What is your dream vacation?
Visit Hawaii and Cocos Island

9. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Let your yes be yes and it is better to say no than say yes and not live up to your promise.

10. Do you plan to fight aging or age gracefully?
I plan to age gracefully, probably its because I can't afford cosmetic surgery

11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years, I would like to have grown this little creative corner of mine.
Outfit Details
Dress: Custom Made
Shoes: Wittner
Bangles: Gift from my sister
Earrings: Diva

My nominees are:

Please answer the following questions below:
1. Are you a morning person?
2. What's your best form of exercise?
3. What's your favorite food?
4. Are you a dog or cat person?
5. What is an item you cannot live without?
6. What is the best advise you've been given?
7. What is your dream vacation?
8. Do you plan to fight aging or age gracefully?
9. Why did you start blogging?
10. Introvert or Extrovert?
11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 


  1. Hi Elsie! I can't find enough superlatives for your dress! It's better than fantastic and gorgeous! Orange and turquoise are two of my very favourite colours right now! As you may know, I've been sewing my wardrobe and I'm intrigued on the pattern alignment in your dress. Is is a single fabric, the flowes and circles? If so, it is such an ingenious way of laying out the fabric! I really want to give something like this a go. Thanks for the inspiration.

    PS I recently made a dress with a similar neckline. I find it to be really flattering!

    A Colourful Canvas: My Coffee With Kaffe Dress

    1. And in my excitement about your dress, I forgot to comment on how nice it was to get to know you better through your Liebster Award questions! I hope you get to Hawaii and Coco Island!

    2. Hi Sue, thank you so much for your beautiful comment and yes I hope I get to go to those places. I had this dress custom made in Ghana last year and I have received lots of lovely compliments anytime I wear it. The circles were on both ends of the fabric and the flowers in the middle. The seamstress did wonders in cutting and placing the circles to flow downwards. I wish I could bluff my way in saying that I did it myself. lol.

  2. Great dress!! I love my food (and yours) too! jodie

  3. That dress is absolute perfection on you! Interesting to read more about you from you Liebster Award. xx

  4. Thanks for the nomination. You look Amazing in this dress and your face is flawless.

  5. Hi gorgeous Elsie! That is an amazing dress and you look phenomenal in it! The colours look so wonderful on you and the cut of the dress is beautiful. You look red carpet ready! It was fun to read your answers to the Liebster questions and thank you so much for nominating me. xoxo

  6. What a wonderful dress, it looks gorgeous on you.
    I loved reading this, you've got a wicked sense of humour and a great attitude. If you manage to get to Hawaii can I come too? That would be a great blogger meet up! x

  7. That is a beautiful dress, love the colours in it :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  8. Oh, this dress is spectacular, and the colours are radiant on you too! I liked reading this about you. My papa used to bring back loads of things from Ghana. I could use more fabrics. :) xx/M
    Sport Casual

  9. Elsie, you look absolutely FANTASTIC in this fantastic dress. Love everything about it. And you have a new haircut - I l-l-l-love it! Thank you so much for nominating me, I feel so honored. xxx

  10. You look simply stunning in that wonderful dress , such vibrant colours and a so flattering style. I enjoyed learning a little more about you.

  11. You look amazing doll and I loved your answers. Congrats on the award :) xx

  12. Dearest Elsie...first of all, thank you so very much for nominating me for a Liebster Award; and congratulations on receiving your own, too!! It's always fun to learn something new about our blogger friends - by the way, crying at the drop of a hat sounds very familiar! - so I will do my best to get your questions answered as soon as I can!! And you look positively MAGNIFICENT in this vibrant, patterned dress!! XOXO


  13. You look absolutely gorgeous wearing this fitted dress. The colors and the style are just amazing
    Love your blog. Would you like to follow each other on GFC ? Let me know, dear. Will follow you back

  14. Congratulations, dear!
    Your today's outfit is gorgeous and really perfect on you! I love the bright colours of the dress and those fantastic shoes...

  15. I love your outfit! I found you through a tweet by HighAltitudeStyle blog and now I'm following on twitter.

    I'd love if you'd share your post on my link party @ The Sugar Ribbon Blog.
    XOXO Heather
    @ www.thesugarribbon.com/blog

  16. Awesome and very figure flattering dress Elsie darling. Glad to learn more about you. We have a lot in common. I cry at the drop of a hat, I over compensate with my 'sorry, so sorry', and I'm an introvert. I just don't like red and blue that much hehe. You look stellar girl. http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

  17. Awesome and very figure flattering dress Elsie darling. Glad to learn more about you. We have a lot in common. I cry at the drop of a hat, I over compensate with my 'sorry, so sorry', and I'm an introvert. I just don't like red and blue that much hehe. You look stellar girl. http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

  18. I really love the print and style of the fabric. Such a fab look. And it's lovely to get to know a bit more about you.

  19. Gotta love my African prints - so beautiful in many ways. Thanks for the nomination, odo and nice to know a few more things about you. I'll put up a post very soon. :-)



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