Friday, 13 April 2012

Liebster Blog Award! Thanks 'In A Jam'!

I was chuffed to hear from Sydney of In A Jam in Colorado that she has awarded me a Liebster Blog Award! I hadn't actually heard of these before but after looking into it I discovered it is a great little idea that allows bloggers to nominate 5 other blogs who are either just starting out (like us!) or who have few subscribers. This basically networks all of these blogs together, spreading the word about some of the amazing new blogs out there! It's a great way to find a brand new blog to follow, some great recipes, photographs, travel tips... or even canning tips and tricks like I have just discovered with In A Jam! It came at perfect timing as I have just collected all the bits and bobs required to start home canning. So keep an eye out for my (possibly disastrous) canning efforts over the next few weeks.

So as a recipient of this award, I get to pick 5 of my favourite blogs with under 200 followers to pass the award on to.

These are the simple rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them.
2. Nominate up to five others for the award.
3. Let them know via comment on their blog.
4. Post the award on your blog.

So, drum roll please for my five nominations.....

My first Liebster Blog Award goes to my lovely cousin Kathleen and her gorgeous blog Yum, Yarn and Yoga. I am not sure how many followers she has but she should always have more! She makes the most gorgeous crafty items (I have one of her super awesome crocheted bags) and has the easiest to follow instructions on how to make them yourself - she also has delicious vegetarian recipes (and I can tell you, her cooking is dee-lish!)

Second award goes to Shari of My Fancy Pantry, once again, unsure as to how many followers but I LOVE her site. She has gorgeous photography, wonderful recipes (I could be biased by how much I love Indian food) and you should see her cakes. I never have the patience to make my food look really nice - I am in too much of a rush to eat it. But if you check out her About page you will see one of the prettiest cakes I have ever seen!

And third award is a shout out to a fellow Aussie blogger, Cassandra of A Perfect Pantry. Her easter egg rocky road recipe won me over! I am sure she has more than 200 followers but us Aussies often get left out when it comes to blog recognition. All her recipes attest to the diversity of our nation - she has Japanese, Turkish, Greek recipes just on the first page!

Fourth award, and with my love of baking I couldn't leave this one out, is Celina from NerdyBaker. I am a bit of a nerd too, and obviously obsessed with baking, so this blog speaks right to me! I am a HUGE fan of her cinnamon bread!

And last award goes to Arbine of My Shiny Life, for her never-ending happiness and yummy-as recipes. Gotta love a girl who makes bananas foster (one of my favourite things ever) into a pie (one of my other favourite things ever)!

So I hope you enjoy having a read through these awesome blogs, and don't forget to check out In A Jam! Thanks again to Sydney for sharing my site with her readers!