Ah! How I love surprises!
I received a lovely email from Lady J who told me about the Liebster Blog Awards and that she has nominated Winifred & You: Flourishing Together for it! Totally the best news I have received for the day. Even though I have no knowledge of this award previously, I am grateful to be given this gift. Thank you so much!
Apparently the Liebster Blog Award is given to up-coming bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers. What a clever way of encouraging and helping new(er) bloggers into the scene. Since this space has only been in existent for slightly over 3 months, I definitely appreciate this exposure. Hence, I would also like to thank the person who initiated this award. It's brilliant.
Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.
To participate, the rules for the Liebster Blog Award are:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who awarded you.
2. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
3. Reveal your 5 blog picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
4. Hope that the awardees will forward it to their favourite bloggers and keep this going!
To be honest, the blogs that I have decided to nominate are not necessarily selected because they have fewer than 200 followers. I wouldn't have a clue! I pick them because of the great content, beautiful writing style, great photography and most of all because I feel a connection with them. I have a sense that you might enjoy them too.
So here goes:
The author, Elaine is a multi-talented woman whom I have the privilege of knowing for 20 years now. Angelolli is a play on her daughters' names, Angelica and Lauren. Her blog focuses on design, crafts, photography and her fabulous adventures with her girls. Elaine takes awesome pictures and is clearly blessed with a superior writing gene.
If you are into all things beautiful and enjoy DIY and crafts, you absolutely have to check out this blog. Zhing lives in Tokyo presently and she also writes about her adventures with her hubby and a cute dog, Musashi. Gorgeous visual and heartwarming posts await you here.
I have been a long-time follower of this blog, from the time when the author was single till now a mother. The monthly reflections that she writes for her son, Sean are always so heartfelt and beautiful. She documents the simple pleasures of life exquisitely.
4. Life as Two
To begin with, infertility is a difficult topic to write about and it takes great courage, honesty and vulnerability to bare one's soul. Thelma does it gracefully by sharing her joys and sorrows as she and her husband embrace their life as two. Not only does she has a great flair in writing, her pictures are fantastic.
It is apparent that Lianne is not only a passionate food lover but a great cook and baker. The best part is she is generous in sharing her recipes as well. I have tried a few of her recipes and they turned out great! If you love cupcakes, you are in luck because she is obsessed with them and clearly have recipes, which she has perfected over the years.
Have fun checking out these wonderful blogs. Should you need a distraction or respite from work, these are fantastic options.
My gratitude once again to Lady J for this great privilege. An avid traveler who currently lives in Geneva, she is blessed with a great sense of style and fashion and I bet you will be tempted to raid her wardrobe. Did I mention she bakes macarons and shares the recipes on the blog?