Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I Received a Blog Award!!

Last week I was surprised and more than humbled and honored to receive a Liebster Blog Award from my friend at Smart Cents Review. Check her out! She has a really wonderful and fun to read blog and posts about lots of fun stuff all the time, like product reviews, DIY projects, money-saving tips and giveaways!

The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is a German word meaning dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome (wow, that's a lot of nice meanings!).

To keep this award going and pass it along to other new deserving blogs, the recipient must now recognize five other bloggers with less than 200 followers that have really stood out in the crowd.

The rules for the Liebster Award are:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love too!

I would like to pass the Liebster Award on to some of my favorite newbie bloggers who are also some of my biggest blog supporters and favorite to read.  Thank you and congratulations to:
  1. Vintage Red Photography (beautiful photography and musings from a true Southern Bell!)
  2. Quick and Easy, Cheap and Healthy (great recipes and money-saving tips from a well-written blog!)
  3. A Life Well Loved (sweet little blog with a lot of variety, pretty pictures, and I just love the name!)
  4. Wee Wonderings (nice blog with nice pics and fun projects and posts!)
  5. My Child is Very Advanced (adorable and honest blog with interesting info on breastfeeding, cloth diapering and more, plus a true homebirth story!)
Please spread the bloggy love and check out my five picks!

Upon winning this award, I was prompted to pass the award along to other up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers, as you can plainly see! Going through the list of blogs I follow, I was surprised to see that most of them already have over 200 followers! So, some of the blogs above I had to search out over the last few days, but I think I really picked some good ones :) This concept also prompted me to want to encourage the recognition of more blogs that really stand out that you may not know about, so starting next month, I will highlight a different blog that I think deserves some attention. I'm taking submissions, so please recommend me a blog or blogs with less than 200 followers that you think need some extra attention. I will blog about it, talk it up on my Facebook and Twitter accounts, and post links to my favorite posts! You can even recommend your own blog of course! To be considered, just post a link to the blog you recommend in the comments and follow me if you are not doing so already. Simple as that! 

Thanks, bloggy girls, and keep up the good work!
Bonus Blog: Kristen Thorne Photography has BRILLIANT photography that you will just love to browse when you get the hankering to look at pretty things :) She's also a close friend who has photographed my family and I a few times. Here are some examples of her handy work below. 
When I was preggers with Lily
Me with newborn Lily chomping away on her hand, accompanied by my mom and grandmother

Lily's first Christmas :)


  1. Congratulations on your award! I'm following you from Bloggy Moms =)


    Lily is precious btw!

  2. Thanks, Trisha! Your blog is so cute!!!

  3. Thank you so much for passing the award on to me!

  4. Thank you so much for the award! :) I'm working on passing it on now. (Love your blog, by the way.)

  5. Hi Jessica!

    I just discovered your blog and would love to submit my preschool blog, Whole Child Creative Curriculum as one for you to consider highlighting! It's full of free ideas for families with a preschooler, and it has a few items available to purchase. You can check it out at and let me know what you think! You can email me at the emails on my profile--either Jansen Family Adventures or Whole Child Creative Curriculum. Thanks!



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