The Real Neat Blog Award

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It’s award time again! My blog got nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award by gorgeous Jasmin from Little Things with Jassy couple weeks ago. Thank you for nominating me! In this post, you’ll learn a little more about me when I answer the questions Jasmin gave me. I have also nominated 7 fellow bloggers to answer my questions.

I hope you guys enjoy the post and please check out the post of Jasmin and the blogs I nominated, those are all some amazing blogs that I follow. 🙂




– You must thank & link the blogger who nominated you

– Answer the 7 questions they have asked you

– Nominate 7 bloggers for this award and let them know you’ve done so

– Ask 7 new questions for your nominees



Jasmin’s Questions & My Answers

1. When did you start blogging?


4.4.2008 with my old baking & cooking blog, Leivontaa á la Nora, which was written in Finnish by my 14-19 years old self. I still do some post there occasionally but just because it’s kind of my personal recipe book. With this blog, Dreamer Achiever, I’ve started 29.3.2014. Together these make 9 years of blogging of which three years in English with this blog. 🙂



2. If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?


I could be one of those pet hedgehogs that are super famous in Instagram. 😀 I’m kind of jealous to those little spiky creatures because they got to travel the world with their owners. And did you know that hedgehogs can also live up to 7 years and they are resistant to many diseases?



3. What is your favorite Disney movie?


I have never been a fan of Disney and I think I have only seen two or three of their movies. I love the character of Bambi even though I haven’t seen the movie.



4. Do you drink your coffee black or with milk (or something else)?


I don’t like coffee that much. If I must drink it I prefer Starbucks skinny vanilla latte (includes espresso, skim milk and sugar-free vanilla syrup). If there isn’t Starbucks available my number two choice is to add a lot of skim milk and some vanilla tasting sugar-free coffee creamer into my cup. Did someone say I’m picky? Haha!



5. What was your favorite childhood toy?


I loved my stuffed rabbits and bunnies a lot. I had like 30 of different kind of stuffed rabbits or bunnies. My very favorite was a beautiful white one.



6. Which one you prefer; the winter or the summer?


Definitely the summer! I love the sunlight waking me up, and the warmth letting me be outdoors without wearing a million layers of different clothes. At least here in Finland wintertime is long, dark, cold and kind of depressing. If I could choose I’d live somewhere warm where is no snow or those crazy cold days.



7. What is your favorite food?


This is a tricky one! I love trying new things – so things like one long lasting favorite do not exist for me.


In general, I love spicy Asian foods such as Korean Daegi Bulgogi and Chinese dishes in general. I also love grilled food like grilled pork or grilled mushrooms. In the US I fall in love with pizza too. What comes to desserts my favorites are chocolate cakes and pancakes. 🙂



My Nominations

– Linda from Olive&Clo

– Ana from Faded Spring

– Emily from Under the Scottish Rain 

– Marijanna from Miss Wanderess

– Emma from Emma Jayne

– Laura from Heroine in Heels

– Poppy from Poppy Loves



Seven Questions for Nominees

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. What hobbies do you have?
  3. Which phone do you use and why?
  4. If you could travel anywhere, where would you like to go?
  5. What’s your favorite food?
  6. What kind of music you like to listen?
  7. What fun things are you planning to do this summer?



I hope you guys enjoyed the post! I also wish that you’d checked out the blogs of my gorgeous nominees. I cannot wait to read their answers to my questions! 🙂


  1. I’m a softie for blogger awards and nominations – that’s the real spirit of blogging and it deserves to be talked about more.
    As for your questions and replies – my favorite Disney movies and characters were (and still are) Mulan and Pocahontas.


  2. AH, LOVED reading these! I usually prefer my coffee black and I absolutely love Finnish winter. Am I crazy? I might be 😀 I just love all the snow. Although, I didn’t enjoy May that much – it’s not supposed to snow in May 😀


    1. Haha I think nobody liked the last May with all the snow! But well, winter sure is beautiful sometimes – as long as I don’t have to go out I can deal with but I couldn’t say I like it. It’s fun to have snow for couple days around Christmas but the 350 days I could enjoy the sun and warm summer weather. 😃


  3. Well done Nora! I loved finding out some quirky facts about you 🙂 love the hedgehog answer haha, always learn something knew from one of your posts!


    1. You’ll sure get nominated too! 🙂 I think it’s kind of funny that for me these are like months without any awards and then couple within a month. I think I got my first one for this blog after around a year.


  4. Ah another blog award. Great to read the answers 🙂 You seem really successful with all the nominations 🙂


    1. Haha, I know! I actually have been nominated for one more award but I’ll publish it a bit later. 🙂 I don’t how these always go like 6 months nothing and then 2-4 awards in one month! But well, it’s fun to answer questions and share some funny facts.


  5. Oh thank you so much gorgeous gal! ❤️😍
    I will be sure to do this very soon!
    And I cannot believe how long you have been blogging for! Honestly. #goals


    1. You’re welcome, Linda! Your blog is absolutely gorgeous and when I got this award I decided straight away that you’ll be one of my nominees! Cannot wait to read your answers. ❤

      And yeah, I was actually quite shocked too when I saw those dates. But well, this journey has been an amazing path full of learning, new friends and huge improvements. 🙂 I hope be both have many more blogging years to come!


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