liebster award

March 8, 2012

“Douglas Fir” from A Tree A Day

It’s funny how fickle blogging is. You put yourself out there and hope readers will like what you have to say. No matter how thick skinned you are, it makes you vulnerable. One day your readership may drop, and you wonder if you should go on. Then the next day you get your first Liebster Award!

Last week I had the good fortune to have this honor (as well as the little confidence boost that goes with it) bestowed upon me by the very talented Ellen at Lady Oracle. Based in Belgium, Ellen’s blog is filled with lovely finds, inspiring images, and clever musings. I particularly love her color juxtapositions. Thanks, Ellen!

For those of you who are not familiar with it, The Liebster Award is all about spreading the love. The rules are as follows:

1. Thank the giver and link back to them. (Check.)
2. Nominate 5 other blogs with less than 200 followers. (See below. I don’t really know how many followers these guys have, but who couldn’t use more!)
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog. (Done.)
4. Hope that the 5 you nominate will keep the cycle going to spread all that good blogging karma!

So now it’s my turn to “pay it forward” with my Liebster picks.

Ankel and Burblets – Charlotte Franklin’s blog, named for her childhood faeries, is a lovely ride. Charlotte’s sumptuous images of flowers, food, children and home are some of the most inspiring I’ve seen, and her writings about daily life in London are quietly beautiful.

Home by Linn – Another amazing photographer and lovely home (in process), this time in Norway. With her wonderful eye for beauty, it’s easy to get lost in Linn’s world.

House of Hink – Hinke’s personal blog is likewise full of beautiful imagery and sweet photos of her adorable children. A very creative soul, Hinke is also constantly revealing wondrous new craft and art projects. Currently I’m enjoying following this Dutch family’s recent move to Oman.

Taking Notes and Pictures – Katrin has had a number of homes and all of them have been fabulous. I love watching her latest – an utterly unique farm house in rural Germany – unfurl. Besides being a lovely person, Katrin is a DIY and color genius.

A Tree A Day – On a different note, when he is not making us all double over with laughter with Anthroparodie, David is trying to draw a tree a day. In this age of media saturation, I love a blog where I can just pop on over and see a beautifully rendered tree. Keep it up David!

UPDATE: Apparently I missed a Liebster award from Cari-Jane at Hybrid Handmade, so I’m doubly honored. Thank you!!

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