Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My first blog award -- awww, thanks!

I was very pleased and flattered to receive my first blog award today, from the wonderful Chris over at Gully Grove. The Liebster Blog award is given to little blogs like mine with less than 300 followers, to promote the lesser known blogs and also to provide links to others we may not have otherwise found.....

The idea is to link back to the persons blog you received the award from (I am sure there is a better way to write that grammatically!) and then nominate 3 blogs of your choice to recieve the award.

So thank you Chris x If you haven't checked out her blog at Gully Grove yet, have a peek. Hers was one of the first blogs I came across when I started, and she has inspired me, made me laugh, and I have even cried at times! She is an amazingly strong and resourceful woman.

The 3 blogs I would like to nominate for the Liebster Award are:-

Eat at Dixiebelles - a wonderful woman and mother with a social conscience who really strives to make a genuine difference in this world of ours. She cooks, she grows, she even permablitzes! Is there anything this woman can't do??!! I think not! And yet she is down to earth and so honest in her blogging.

Loopity Lou - Anne is a fabulous woman who can whip up amazing creations with nothing more than a pair of knitting needles and a piece of yarn! Her creations are so lovely, elegant but earthy at the same time. The kind of clothing you would ooh and ahh over if you saw it in a store (while trying to not stroke it!)  And shes a mountains woman- yay!

Funky Frontyard Farmers is my surprise choice- surprise only because I just found their blog yesterday!! Jo and Joe are also in the mountains here, and have a fantastic blog full of great reading. They are working very hard on their own garden but also spreading the word in the community, and not just talking-the-talk, they are walking-the-walk (!) and have started a local 'Crop and Swap' group which sounds like a mighty fine idea, and on that basis they definitely deserve a Liebster Award!!

So thats my 3 choices, if you were nominated, please pass the Liebster along by linking back here and nominating your own top 3 blogs (with under 300 followers).

I could have picked more if I was allowed! I would certainly have mentioned the chook woman herself - Jacqui at Life in the Dome but Chris had already nominated her, and I wouldn't want her to struggle and juggle 2 awards :-)

Hope you enjoy reading some new blogs  :-)


dixiebelle said...

Oh, thank you, those are such nice things, I am so flattered! I did receive this award recently, so please don't be offended if I don't pass it on again. Thank you though...

Off to check out Frontyard Farmers!

Chris said...

Goodie, more new blogs I'll have to take a peak at.

Thanks for accepting the award and passing it on. :) It's always difficult to know who's received an award before. Jacqui from Life in the Dome, may already have one too.

You just never know.

Looking forward to seeing how your garden grows over Spring and Summer. :)

Unknown said...

cheers Mountain wildlife! We too are blog award virgins...and very chuffed to be nominated!

And so, our three top blogs are...

number 1: the little black cow... kept by kim, telling the story about her up and coming farm stay in the hunter valley. She has hit the nail on the head when it comes to doing things in a sustainable way, and keeping things super family friendly. A great read about the journey of the little black cow.

number 2: ticklebug: a montaineer chick who is oh so clever behind the wheel of her sewing machine, gets up super early to man her glenbrook markets store and just generally produces homemade kids clothing that we think is super cute.

number 3: 'Hazel Dene' is a fun blog about an escapee who left the city to do all things garden and organic.. we often laugh along with Hazel and her obscure gardening antics as she journeys towards self sufficiency.

hope you enjoy,
Joe and Jo

Jacqueline said...

aw now you ladies are lovely and I second all of your choices though some I haven't visited in a while. I hope to have more time soon! Happy gardening Jacqui x

Anne said...

Thank You for thinking of me...:)

I'm a bit time poor at the moment so I haven't been on the computer as much.

I have to check the other blog's out...:)

Thanks for the links