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Guess what? We were nominated for another award by a wonderful blogger! This award is the Blogger Recognition Award and we received it from Katrin over at KreativK. We nominated her for the Liebster Award a few months back and now she is returning the favor. This award is for Encouragement, Accomplishments and well, Recognition. It acknowledges a bloggers capabilities in a motivating way. Thanks so much Katrin!
Katrin has such great ideas on her blog! She redecorated her little (big) girls room and has started some awesome Christmas decorations. She has lots of great DIY’s too. Go check out her blog!
Because we are so excited about this award, we are having a giveaway! You can read more about it at the end of the post.
Here are the rules if you accept the award:
~ Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
~ Attach the award to the post
~ Write a post to show off your award
~ Give a brief story of how your blog started
~ Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers
~ Select 15 other bloggers you want to give the award to. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
~ Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them.
How Our Blog Started:
I had been reading blogs for a couple of years and really enjoyed reading and seeing what other people were doing in their homes. I enjoyed doing crafts and decorating too. Lauren had moved out of the house and Haley was graduating from high school, so I was looking for something I could do to keep busy. I had mentioned it to Lauren, but wasn’t sure what I would blog about. She encouraged me to blog about our home, decorating, crafts, and family. I encouraged her to join me, so she could help me navigate all the unknown of blogging. It took us awhile to figure out how to even start, and we are learning more each day. I have really enjoyed having a place to show my work and my ideas and I am really glad Lauren is along for the ride!
My Advice for New Bloggers:
Try to do a little research first. Find out what you want to blog about. Read up on different areas of blogging. Then, just get started! I had researched quite a bit before starting, but there is no better way to learn, than to just jump in! The first year, or more, is a huge learning curve, but just stick with it.
We also do lots of link parties. Really try to get your blog out there and use social media too. There are so many great bloggers out there where you can find great advice and suggestions.
Okay! Here is my list of nominees:
- Laura- TheTurquoiseHome
- Kim- SandandSisal
- Erlene- MyPinterventures
- Jill- JillontheHill
- Linda- ItAllStartedWithPaint
- Laura- HeavenlyHomemakers
- Krista- TheHappyHousie
- Kristi- MakingItInTheMountains
- Jennifer- MyFlagstaffHome
- Kristy- StarfishCottageBlog
These are all wonderful bloggers! Please check out their blogs. I follow each one of them, although they might not know it.;) They have great ideas, designs and stories.I have been inspired by each and every one!
Now onto the giveaway! ParrotUncle is giving away this beautiful Mediterranean Style Curved Pole Green and White Tiffany Table Lamp. Their selection is just beautiful!
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Thank you again Katrin for nominating us! I love how the blogging community supports each other and encourages each other as we work each day.
Please leave us a comment below to enter. Just click on the Rafflecopter Giveaway link. Also we would love to have you follow us! There are follow buttons at the top and bottom of the post.
Thank you all for joining us today!!