Thursday, March 8, 2012

I have received an award from one of my blogging friends Carrie @ Creative Home.

Liebster is German for dearest.  The award is a share-the-love arrangement, given to inspirational bloggers with a fewer than 200 followers (based on Google followers).

Here's the to-do list of any Liebster award recipient:
  1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
  2. Reveal your 5 blogger picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  3. Copy and paste the award on your blog (see above).
  4. Hope that those you award forward to their favorite bloggers.
I have decided to give this award to the following lovely bloggers.  They are each fun and fabulous in their own way.  I enjoy seeing and reading about their projects and their lives in general.   Please stop by and see what they have to offer.

This blog is just dang smart and interesting.  Penny lives in Melbourne Australia and shares her love of interesting, beautiful and intriguing things and places.  I love to see the world through the eyes of those who live in other countries.  So take a little mental vacation and head down to Plaits and Paisley for a visit.

Erin is a graphic designer and has some really nice Photoshop tutorials out there.   She is also a color lover like me.  I'm in envious of this great table makeover done with Annie Sloan's Barcelona Orange.  YUMMY.  I need to get me some of that orange!

Beth Conklin is a digital artist, a photographer and a lover of old photos.  What she does is magic.  I love the art she makes. She doesn't know me - but I stalk her.  My favorite part of her art is the way she incorporates music lyrics and quotations.  I don't know her, but I wish I did - I think she must be brilliant.

Samantha makes Tuffets like this great one from her Etsy store.  Her blog isn't really about tuffets though.  She's just trying to bring out the whimsy in life
- one funny, real life story at a time.  She also does a little crafting, creating and home design.   When you visit her you will have fun.

Stephanie is my sister.  Isn't she beautiful?  If you read her blog you will know that she is even more beautiful on the inside.  Reading a blog by someone who shares your gene pool sometimes makes you want to shout "WHY ARE YOU STEALING MY WORDS??!!"  She is a great writer about random thoughts and happenings, sometimes VERY funny, and the best 1st grade teacher ever invented.  Hmmm - sounds a lot like me! (except for the 1st grade teacher thing) I'm including a few links to specific posts to give you an idea why I love reading this blog so much.  The Funniest Ever Award goes to her Princess Bride Tutorial.  If The Sound of Music is more your speed, check out her Thoughts on The Sound of Music.  And if your brain is fried and scrambled like mine you will really enjoy Freeing Up Memory Space.  There are also some wonderful stories about her life as a teacher.  She doesn't care if she has followers, but that doesn't mean she doesn't deserve them.  I love her. 

Thanks for listening.  And a special thanks again to Carrie @ Creative Home.  I kind of fell in love with her when I read her When My Blog Grows Up post.  Then she posted about her personal Happiness Project and I was sold.

Make something wonderful today!



How to Nest for Less said...

Thank you so much, Karen! I appreciate the kind words. I'm your newest follower!

MOMentum said...

Following you from Carrie's site. Love your blog!

Samantha said...

Thank you so much, Karen!!! I am honored that you would include me :-)

plaits and paisley said...

Thanks Karen!!
That is so sweet of you. Now who to pass it on to? so many lovely blogs!
Penny x

plaits and paisley said...

Thanks Karen!!
That is so sweet of you. Now who to pass it on to? so many lovely blogs!
Penny x

trishie said...

Congrats on the award! Off to check out these blogs now.

here on earth said...

what a nice surprise! thank you! i'm a "newborn" to this blog universe... so i just figured out i could comment here (duh). love the name of your blog too... stay quirky my friend!


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