Tuesday, 29 November 2011

My First Award!

Tell 'em, they're dreaming! 

 Or maybe I'm dreaming.  A bit of a background story about me, I am a Nurse in an Emergency Department.   Anyhoo, after a busy and hectic shift (and that is putting it very mildly), I got home feeling wound up and stressed.  I use this time to make myself a hot chocolate (or if your Aussie - a Milo) and check out my emails and spy on the blog world. 
Of course reading everyones comments is very uplifting, but I recieved one from Lori at Mama with a Dash of DIY Drama (love that title by the way) which absolutely made my day, at the very least. Ok lets be realistic, I was ecstatic and completely honoured.  And for those who are familiar with a classic Aussie movie 'The Castle', "This is going straight to the pool room".

"Going straight to the pool room" is a big deal, its where all the major awards go.  And the fact that out of all the blogs in the world, Lori awarded me this, makes me feel so very special.   Please go and check out her blog and the other bloggers she awarded.
So what is this all about.  Liebster is a German word meaning "dearest or favorite", and the award itself is meant to showcase up-and-coming bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.  The acceptance of the award requires a few things of the winner:
  • Thank the person that gave you the award and link back to their blog
  • Copy and paste the award to your blog
  • Reveal 5 blogs you have chosen as worthy to receive the award and notify them by commenting on their blog
  • Request that those 5 bloggers will pay it forward by awarding the Liebster to bloggers they would like to honor
Here are my five picks in no particular order.

Kylie at Stylish Settings - Kylie deserves this award, she was one of my earliest followers and comments on most of my projects.  I love reading her blog as she always has great ideas and beautiful pictures.

Cathy at My 1929 charmer - Cathy was the first blogger to invite me to link up to her party.  I felt very proud to be asked to link up to a party.  And want to encourage her to continue with the party.  So link up you projects.

Kristina at ReMadeSimple - Kristina has some great original crafts on her blog, that are beautifully photographed.  I am in the process of checking out her many easy tutorials.

Olga from Stardust - Decor and Style - Have been drawn to her bedroom makeover twice now, so it must be good.  Plus Olga is from blogging Greece, you've got to love having inspiration from the mediterranian.

Karen from Art & Home - Also living 'down under', and also one of my first followers.  Her blog is about art, craft and home decorating.
I hope you'll visit all of these blogs.  While you're there, leave a comment and become a follower.  I know from experience that it will make their day!


  1. Thanks Sarah,
    I am honoured. I had to laugh at the Castle reference. We use that a lot here:

    That's going straight to the pool room.
    Go on tell 'em - Dale dug a hole!
    Hear the serenity
    and when we're eating dinner the kids will say 'what d'ya call this darl?'
    Oh - Aussie humour!

    Am looking forward to checking out the lovely blogs above.
    Thanks again
    Kylie x

  2. Congratulations! I have only just found your blog but I can already see why you were given this lovely award!

    Have a great week.

    Best wishes,

  3. Sarah, thank you so much for giving me this award! I'll make sure to reward 5 others. You've got a very lovely blog! I'm gonna check out all the other blogs you've mentioned and follow them. I like making other people smile! Oh by the way I followed you too!
    Well see you around!
    Love, Olga