Friday, April 13, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

I am tickled purple {which is so much better than pink} to announce that I have been honoured with a Liebster Blog Award!  
I was given the award by the wonderful JoKnows from Woman in Real Life : The Art of the Art of the Everyday.  Her blog is just wonderful-- fantastic vegan recipes served with a generous slice of life {and of course, a cup of tea}.
A stay-at-home Mom {after 14 years at the same job}, JoKnows blogs about her family, a new found love of thrifting, finding beauty in the every day, and of course, gorgeous, healthy food.  Check out her blog, you will be so glad you did!

& I can't thank her enough for thinking of me!

The Liebster Blog Award

Liebster is a German word meaning "dearest." The Liebster Blog Award is given to blogs with less than 200 followers, and recognizes the blog author's creative writing and dedication. It also helps to bring blog owners together to exchange ideas and information.

My Duties

As a Liebster Award recipient, it is my honour to pass the award along to five fabulous bloggers. It was no easy task to select them, because there are so many wonderful blogs that I love to read. But, these are some of the ones that I turn to most often for my daily dose of inspiration.

Who Do You Love?

There are so many blogs out there that I truly enjoy-- & I want to thank all of you bloggers for letting us {your fans} peek into your lives from cyberspace!  I do have some absolute must reads-- blogs that inspire me-- and of course Woman in Real Life is among them.  My other Liebsters are: 

Rachael at Sanderson Smith Story is a mother, partner & general dynamo.  Her blog chronicles the adventures of her family-- including their 3 legged dog {Gizzy}, bunny rabbit {Benjy} & a whole cast of family & friends that float in & out as they make their way through life.  I just adore her spirit & her ability to cram 3 million things into one weekend {not to mention her recipes} -- Google Friend her so you won't miss out! 

Ruthie of My Trash and Treasure is another favorite o'mine.  She uses her blog to document her life with her husband {in the Army} and two adorable kiddos as they move around, exploring & generally enjoying life {and if they aren't the cutest family ever, then I don't know cute}.  Her stories about her children {and a fish called Elephant} are sure to make you smile-- and her occasional DIY & recipe are sure to inspire.  You definitely won't be sorry you joined her growing fan base!

Oh my gosh, what can be said about the indomitable Maggie B of Finding Myself?  Honest?  Oh yeah-- she calls life like she sees it.   Soul searching?  Undoubtedly-- her quest for happiness & self fulfillment are an inspiration.   Can she cook?  Of course, & her food explorations are drool worthy.  Crafty?  Yup, that too-- & she knits to boot~*  For a clever blog, wittily written & with breathtaking honesty & sincerity, Maggie B simply can not be beat.  

A shift from architect to stay-at-home Mom brought Mama Smith to the blogosphere, & blog readers like me have definitely benefited from her arrival!  First off, her photos are beyond gorgeous-- & seeing life through her lens is always a treat.  And her view of life is what makes her blog so wonderful-- she sees everything as only a true artist {or former architect I 'spose} can.  Oh, and then there are these and these...oh so very yum.  Whip 'em up then settle in to catch up on her blog!

And last, but definitely not least, there is Jan of Janmloves.  She is a too cute for words 24 year old exploring southern California-- and she takes us along for her wild ride.  Focusing on fashion & fun, JanMLoves is just a sweet good time {and of course, there are shoes...lots & lots of shoes~*}.  

Thanks you to all these wonderful bloggers for their inspiration, humor, beauty & general cleverness.  Please follow their blogs, spread the word & join in on the merriment! 

Liebster Award Rules—Spreading the Love:

To accept the award, you are asked to:
  • Thank and link back to the person who awarded you
  • Reveal your five selections for Liebster Blog Awards
  • Inform the five other bloggers by leaving them a comment on their blog
  • Copy and paste the award to your blog


  1. omg! thanks for nominating me! although, i nearly fell off my car when i read that little description of blog.... i couldn't believe that was me!! thanks for such nice words! i love your blog too! :)

    1. You so deserve it! Thank you so much for your blog-- you make my day on a regular basis~*

  2. Congratulations!! Lovely blog! You deserve it!



  3. Holy Guacamole Batman!So kind of you to think of me! Though I should correct you and point out that (ahem) I'm not actually a wife but have been living in sin (!) for over ten years! Rx

    1. That makes me love you all the more lol! I shall correct it immediately~*

  4. I'm not sure I'm allowed to do this but I nominated you back! To be honest, you're fab and I thought to myself 'why nominate a lesser blog'? So there you have it, you better dust off a place on your shelf as you have a second Leibster Award!x

  5. Congrats to you and thank you so so much for the shout out. The best part was reading your sweet description, super cool to hear yourself described by someone else... my little celebrity moment :)

  6. Thank you sooo much for all your kind words. I am feelin' the love. So great to have a chance to be inspired by other women and be supportive of each other. I am intrigued by your descriptions of your awarded blogs, and I can't wait to read them all. All the best, Joann

  7. Oh my goodness! How sweet, you made my week! I love your blog right back :) And I agree, your descriptions were so wonderful. Thank you, and congrats to you!

  8. I'll have to check these out! Congrats on the award, how cute!

  9. Thank you so much for the nomination! I had already saved this in my drafts to make sure I write and post about it soon enough! Thanks again, you actually turned my day around when you told me about it in one of my posts. Hope you have a great evening!


  10. Your blog is too cute to handle! Simple layout yet so adooorbs! :)

    Visit mine if you have time! :)


  11. Congratulations! Love your blog, you totally deserve it. I'm a new follower.


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