The other lovely surprise was receiving my first blogging award from Clare from Another New Day. Thank you Clare! I started following Clare when I found she was doing a 30 for 30 challenge - I love reading about self imposed masochistic fashion challenges - 30 items of clothing for 30 days. Clare started blogging around the same time as myself so it's interesting to see her blogging journey running alongside mine.
So I am now the proud recipient of a Liebster award. Some of you will already know what one is, some of you will have received one before and others like me know nothing .... till now. After a bit of googling (funny how no one says "yahooing" or "msning") I have determined that it is an award given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers ... and that Liebster is a German word that means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome (you can tell I copied and pasted that bit).
The rules for receiving the award varies slightly depending on where the information comes from. Some say you nominate 11 people, some say you nominate 5, some say you answer questions, some say you just write a little about the blogs you recommend. Clare, I hope you don't mind but I found this a little easier and it helps me to explain a little about why I chose the blogs I did for their Liebster award.
So... the rules I'm following are:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog.
4. Revel your 5 blog picks.
5. Let them know you chose them by leaving a comment on their blog.
This is the difficult part having to choose just 5 blogs out of the many I read and not offending anyone in the process. I'm apologising now in advance for the ones I haven't managed to include.
Photo Credit : Chocolate, Cookies and Candies
Photo Credit : Lapin de Lune
3. Absolutely Fuzzy.
Photo Credit : Absolutely Fuzzy
Photo Credit : A.L.L.O.
Photo Credit : Porcupines Wisdom
I stumbled across Ekatarina after seeing her leave a comment on someone elses' blog. This is how I sometimes find new blogs because I figure if we are reading the same things, we must have something in common. Ekatarina is fab and cracks me up. She is a totally engaging read and I love her opinions on matters of the world such as TV being the best babysitter in the world and whether butter is a killing device. I also love the fact that she is not a domestic goddess and she makes no apologies for it.
I appreciate just how busy you ladies all are and it may not be possible to "pass it on" but that is okay. Just take a bow and a moment to enjoy the recognition.