I am absolutely over the moon! I’m still very new to blogging, with this being my very first month as an active blogger. I really love it when I get comments on my blog, but imagine my surprise when I opened a comment from one of my favourite bloggers to reveal that they nominated me for an award! Thank you so much to A Hint of Garlic who nominated me for the award I always enjoy reading their blog and drooling over the gorgeous food (and Whisky) photos. A fantastic blog that is definitely worth a look!
Just to explain about the award…
The Liebster Blog Award is given to recognise your favorite up-and-coming bloggers who have fewer than 200 subscribers and that you feel deserve more. It’s a way to connect with more people and learn some new things and generally expand your horizons.
The Rules are:
- Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
- Reveal your top 5 bloggers and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
- Copy and paste the award on your blog.
And in return I am very happy to nominate the following blogs…
ChinsKitchen: A brilliant blogger and twitter friend. Follow her as she explores Eastern delights. Combining them with Western to create new and exciting recipes. A great inspiration.
Sweetgum Bakery: An English woman who’s emigrated to Australia and is fantastic at baking! (I know I’ve eaten quite a few of her cakes!!) She’s a pastry chef in training with an obsession for baking. She’s working on a collection of wheat free recipes and baking ideas which she would eventually like to turn into her very own online bakery. Put the kettle on, make yourself comfortable and follow her on her pastry adventure…
The Kale Chronicles: A fantastic blogger who illustrates her blogs with paintings. She writes, paints and sings. Very multi talented! She is also an avid home cook who delights in telling stories in words, images and songs and in cooking meals from what’s in the fridge and the fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables from her weekly produce box from Riverdog Farm in Guinda, California.
She Cooks, He Eats: Which features random blog entries from a girl who loves bacon and cupcakes, and somewhere in between she loves her boyfriend
Dichotomy Of: A wonderful combination of making stuff from clothes and jam to steak and kidney puddings while taking time to reflect on life.
Carla Bradman: A beautiful blog observing the pleasures of life, ranging from Great British Bake Off, to literature and pub quizzes. Fantastic photos.
Thanks again for reading. It means a lot to me and I hope you enjoy the next bake!
Thanks so much for the nomination — had I known you needed subscribers I would have nominated you! I did put you on my list of blogs people should read. I look forward to looking at the blogs on your list that are new to me and to seeing what you are up to for your next project. P.S. I am a new blogger, too — today is my two month anniversary. Cheers! Sharyn (aka The Kale Chronicler)
Hello Sharyn! Anytime! It’s so good to be able to share the joy! Thanks so so much for sharing the link to my blog, very much appreciated! Congratualtions on your two months of blogging!!! Amazing stuff! I’m still trying to figure out the old wordpress but hopefully getting the hang of it now. I will definitely be paying a visit to your nominated and recommended blogs too. Thanks again and very much looking forward to reading your next posts! Thanks! Lauren
Nice one Lauren. Your blog looks gorgeous, and I love it when blog world crosses over with real world and someone else I know starts blogging. I smiled to see you recommend Dichotomy Of – that’s one I read and she reads mine too – the blogosphere is sometimes a small place! Thanks for liking my Phoenix page too. 🙂
Hello Kirsty, really lovely to hear from you. Thanks so much. Baking and blogging seem to be taking over my brain at the moment. Hope you and your family are well. I will be following your blog. Loved your Q&A! 🙂 Really like your Phonenix Business too. Good luck with it, it sounds very exciting! I just spotted your recommendation for Laura’s blog too! Blogosphere is definitely a small place! x
Thanks for the nomination and especially the kind words – really appreciate it 🙂 loving your blog too, looking forward to seeing what you make next!
Lauren!!! Thank you so so much! this is brilliant, going to award you right back on my blog right now! Im really enjoying all of this blogging but its taking me a while to get the hang of blogger!
Your jam looked sensational the other day, I’ve never tried apple and ginger but the flavours sound amazing! Well done on the chocolate cheescake as well – delicious!
Thanks so much for nominating me!
p.s I will try and get the cherry ripes off to you on saturday and im still thinking of ideas that wont melt or break into a million pieces for a xmas treat box!! 😀
lots of love xxxx
Hello Julie!! You’re more than welcome! I’m loving your blog!! And thank you so much for the nomination too!! Its good to spread the joy.
I’m still pondering Christmas treats too… Is there anything aussie customs won’t confiscate that I can bake? I will check out the regulations. I have bubble wrap saved up too! Thanks so much for cherry ripes that is amazing!
Will speak soon lots of love x x x
thank you again for the nomination! it seriously made my day! you make the cutest desserts i’ve ever seen! 🙂
Hello Kat you’re very welcome. I felt the same when I was nominated too 🙂 very happy to nominate you. Keep blogging! Looking forward to your next post
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