Imagine my surprise when I received an email from Maria at Hummingbird and Heart saying that she nominated me for a Liebster Award! Whoopee an award was what I first thought to myself. My second thought was what the heck is a Liebster Award. So I popped over to Maria’s blog to find out, and lifted the following explanation:
“Liebster is a German word meaning ‘dearest’, ‘beloved’ or ‘favorite’ and the award is given to bloggers that you feel deserve it and have less than 200 followers. The idea is to help them find more followers by sharing our favorites.
Here are the steps that accompany the recognition:
- Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
- Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
- Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
- Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
- Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog”
I want to thank Maria for her nomination and I ask that you visit her blog to find great posts on baking, crafting and celebrations.
Quite frankly, I can’t tell how many followers a blog has if it is not published by the blog author so I don’t really know if my recommended blogs have under 200 followers but I’m already ripping my hair out of my head because my laptop is limping and freezing up every two seconds, so my nominations are of blogs that I consider to be tiny treasure posts that I enjoy finding in my email or on Facebook and know that I won’t be disappointed when I click on through.
One favorite blog of mine is Michelle Davis’ The Goat Granny, and that’s simply because I love photos of farm life, grandchildren and goats! You know I’ve got 3 princess goats of my own, so I’m a bit twisted when it comes to anything ‘goats’; however, Michelle also posts about all natural products you can make yourself and offers all sorts of little tidbits that are worthwhile to read and follow.
I already wrote a post on artist Ziggy Shortcrust (Cathy Brumby) but I just know that folks are going to be paying big money for her art very, very soon and I’m very happy to have been a subject of one of her Five-Minute Faces! Her work is unbelievably good and her art will make you happy.
Akers of Toons is a neat little blog by a hubby and wife team. They sell cartoon nostalgia goods and Jessie Akers is a master whittler. He carves all sorts of ‘shelf elfs,’ driftwood men, and now candle tiki dudes. I’m just happy to know that they’ve begun to sell their Toon-Folk on Ebay because I’ve got to get my hands on one little guy!
Well gang, hours into putting this post together, I can honestly say that when I went to the other 3 of my blog picks to grab photos, I was surprised to see that they already had won this award. The other blogs that I follow are large author-type or social networking blogs with thousands of followers. Sooo, I’m going with two of my very favorite blogs instead…even though they might not be teensy.
Kathy Radigan’s, blog is My Dishwasher’s Possessed and her posts contain sweet stories of her hubby, 3 children and life happenings. Kathy was one of my blog’s first followers and she’s never missed a chance to help my blog along, as well as countless others’ blogs, and now would be a good time for me to SHOUT OUT- FOLLOW MY DISHWASHER’S POSSED! Thanks for all your kind help Kathy (Smoochies!)
I’ve already posted about this kind gal that I truly admire and although I am sure that Penny Watson’s blog Penelope’s Romance Reviews has got to have a large following her blog is downright hysterical and if you like to laugh, and who doesn’t really, you’d be doing yourself a favor in following her posts.
Please take a minute this weekend to stop by my favorite blogs and give ‘em a follow. Thanks gang!
Oh, my children’s story LUCCI THE NO SMOOCHIE POOCHIE is on sale for only $1.99. Download it or gift it to the kids in your life!