Friday, 31 August 2012

Liebster Award

Loving All the Love!

A huge , great big , humble pie filled thank you to :

     for nominating me for the liebster blog awards. This is an award for new ( ish) blogs that have under 200 followers. It is a way of giving people encouragement for the job they are doing and encouraging them to keep going! So I am well pleased to receive not one, but two more! It is a fantastic way to get your blog known and also to discover new blogs along the way.



     To receive the award you must answer the 11 questions , state 11 things about yourself (oops missed this last time!) and pick 11 blogs with less than 200 followers that you think deserve the liebster blog to pass it on to!

Ok so 2 awards = 22 questions! You ready for this?

1)    What is your favourite type of blog post to read?
Today - fashion. Tomorrow - recipes. Then - beauty . In other words I like all sorts!

2)    What is your favourite book?
Charlie and Lola ( I know - sad mother.)

3)    Dramatic eyes or bright lips?
Dramatic eyes all the way.

4)    Where is your favourite place to shop?

5)    Shoes or handbags?
I have to choose?

6)    Which perfume are you always reaching for?
Coco mademoiselle

7)    What would be your dream career?
SAHM - oh hang on that's what I am :)

8)    How would you describe your sense of style?
Simple, classic with impractical heels. Occasionally dishevelhelled.

9)    Which two beauty products would you recommend everyone should try?
Dermalogica range . Soap and Glory lip and cheek stain - so quick and easy!

10) What’s the best present you have ever been given?
My engagement ring on my birthday.

11) What’s your favourite nail varnish?
Orly's monroes red

  1. Why do you blog?
    To find an outlet after my children have gone to school and to help others find a few good bargains!

  2. Which is your favorite post? (link?)
    Michelle at Follow me Home is so talented . Inspires me to get that sewing out this term!

  3. Have you ever received negative comments and how did you handle  it?
    No - people have been lovely ( so far!) to me.

  4. If you were a movie character which one would you be?
    Rapunzel - wish my hair would grow quicker!

  5. What is your favorite dessert? (If you have posted the recipe make a link to it!)
    Anything chocolate related.

  6. What is your worst personality trait?
    Perfectionism - doesn't work when you have 3 messy kids and a messy husband.

  7. 'Avengers' or 'Transformers' ?
    Neither. Ok maybe Avengers!!

  8. If you could travel in time in which chronological period and where in the world would you go to?
    I'd give the 60's as a teenager in Britain a go!

  9. What is your favorite book?
    Still Charlie and Lola!

  10. Which quote/saying do you live by?
    "People are more important than things."

  11. If you weren't answering these questions right now what would you be doing instead?
    Getting up - it is only 6.30 am.

    Still with me??!!  11 things about myself:

    1. I love, love, love my kids. They come first!
    2. I believe in God.
    3. Music with everything.
    4. I have a particular weakness for handbags and shoes.
    5. I no longer know the exact natural colour of my hair - may be dark blonde?
    6. I am a morning girl, not a night owl.
    7. My favourite colour is grey  ( mixed with vivid pink)
    8. I am quite private and controlled.
    9. I love the open countryside.
    10. Coffee. Say no more.

    Onwards and upwards!

    My 11 nominees ( now if you cannot find the time to accept this award I understand and still love and adore your blogs!) So Grab an award, answer 11 questions, state 11 things about yourself and pass it on to 11 blogs who have less than 200 followers! Job done! 

    1.Miss Beatrix ( Gorgeous recipes)

    Do check out these fabulous blogs and brighten their day with a lovely comment or two. 

    Blog Award Winners....Here are your questions!

    1. Why did you start blogging?

    2. Are you an organised or chaotic person when it comes to blogging?

    3. Do you plan your posts well in advance or go with the flow?

    4. Who are your Blog crushes?

    5. What is the main theme/themes of your blog and why did you choose these in particular?

    6. Where is your favourite holiday destination?

    7. What is your favourite chill out music track?

    8. What is your favourite well known saying or quote?

    9. What is your favourite thing to do to switch off and relax?

    10. Do you find it hard to turn off from blogging/twitter/facebook/instagram etc to make quality time for family?

    11. To blog or not to blog - would you recommend it to a friend?!

    The End.


  1. Great post - I always love getting to know bloggers a little more.

    1. It takes time doesn't it, but fun actually to do in the end!! Hope it wasn't too long winded.... Xx

  2. Congrats! Love reading these Q&As


  3. I also love to find out more about the bloggers I reach out to on a daily basis so thanks for posting this xx

  4. That you so much for the lovely award. Have a great weeekend

  5. Wow - more awards - congratulations again! At this rate there won't be anything left to ask you!

  6. Congratulations!...again! Great post! Well done and well-deserved!

  7. Congratulations, you deserve to award, such a cool post. Love the answers, and I love the last question that you created, if they would recommend blogging to a friend, yes, I would love blogging so I would say go for it!

  8. Congratulations to you, Claire! And thanks for the shout-out. You know I love your blog and am so glad that you come to visit mine. I have a million half-started sewing projects laying all over my room...and NOTHING finished! Hoping to have some of my handbags out by mid-September. I'm so glad we've connected. Have a beautiful weekend!

  9. Thank you so much for nominating my blog. That's so sweet of you ... I'm well chuffed! Happy Friday :)

  10. Congratulations Claire! Have a great weekend:)
    ~Anne xx

  11. Love those yellow shoes on you and I have to say I would love to be a teen in Sixties London too!

  12. Can't believe you were preparing this at 6.30am - you really are a morning girl aren't you? As you can see I'm a night owl because it's so late!Lovely photos and really enjoyed reading this especially 11 things about yourself! xx

  13. Awww so sweet of you to nominate me. That's you and Jenny now. Chuffed to bits. Will try and get on with it next week :)

  14. Hi Claire,
    Thank you so much for the blog award nomination - I really appreciate it, and will make sure I answer your questions and pass it on. Have a lovely week! Anna. x

  15. HI!!!
    Well isnt this fun!!! I gotta get on these questions and post my award! :)

  16. Loved your post :) Thanks for following it up, I enjoyed reading your answers to the questions x

  17. Nice.^^
    Would you like to follow each other on BLOGLOVIN and GFC???
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