Thank You for the Awards!

It seems to be awards season here at A Spoonful of Style at the moment! Last week I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award and this week I’ve received another two awards. Not that I’m complaining, it’s a great honor to have my humble efforts recognised by other bloggers that I admire.

I was nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award by Evelenmargaret and Bohoclub. Thank you so much to both of you, it really means a lot.

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As part of the award I have to nominate 12 Sisters who I consider part of my blogging family:

Read,Sugar

Lydia Devadason

Casually Fabulous

Shivaay Delights

Journeys of the Fabulist

The Blackberry Boys

Fat Free Fashion

Reverse Commuter

Freckled Latte

Lady Sarah’s London

Kukolina

Gluestick Mum

 

Evelenmargaret also nominated me for the very special Dynamic Four Award. Thank you so much, I am thrilled to bits!

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For this award I had to describe myself using every letter of the alphabet. Not an easy task but here goes:

Amiable

Blonde

Creative

Dependable

Emotional

Family

Gregarious

Happy

Indecisive

Joyful

Karma

Laughter

Mummy

Naughty

Observant

Playful

Questioning

Random

Swedish

Truthful

Urban

Vivacious

Worrier

Xtravagant

Yoga loving

Zen-seeking

 

And here (drum roll please!) are my four nominees:

Read, Sugar

Jackie Mallon

Donzwebb

The Fashion Huntress

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The Beautiful Blogger Award

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The wonderful Lydia Devadason who writes the eponymous blog with the subtitle An Idiot’s Guide to Parenting has very kindly nominated me for a Beautiful Blogger Award. If you haven’t read Lydia’s blog yet check it out here. I love reading her hilarious and insightful anecdotes on parenting. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who sometimes feels like I’m stumbling around in the dark when it comes to bringing up my children and that there aren’t always textbook answers to the situations we are confronted with.

The rules of the award states that I have to select seven blogs and write a short description for each, so here are some lovely blogs that I have recently added to my WordPress Reader.

1. 2 Getting There – With the tagline ‘leaping through life one faith at a time’ follow her inspiring journey to a healthier lifestyle and improving the 3Ps – physical, personal and professional

2. Zen Sophie – Like an oasis of calm this blog is about the road to a more authentic lifestyle through yoga, meditation and mindfulness, with a healthy dose of beauty food and books thrown into the mix

3. Family Answers Fast –  I’ve been following this blog for a while and it’s a firm favourite of mine. Angie Mc’s  family centered approach is super inspiring and I love her calm and wise approach to parenting.

4. Elese, Aesthete – This New Zealander has the lowdown on all the best beauty and skincare products out there. Lovely photos and I adore the product reviews.

5. Less 2 More – As someone who strives for a more minimalistic lifestyle I love this blog about living a life with fewer material possession but rich in the things that really matter.

6. Alifemoment – One of my favourite food blogs with lots of yummy recipes accompanied by colourful, mouthwatering photos

7. Put the Kettle on – Reading this blog is like sitting down and catching up with a friend over a cup of tea and a plate of biscuits.

Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

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A couple of weeks ago the lovely and wonderfully inspiring Evelenmargaret nominated me for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Her beautifully presented blog is “all about fashion, style & ideas for the queen in you” – I have to hide my credit card when I look at the ‘Daily Find’ posts lest I give in to temptation!

I am so thankful for this award. It took me quite a while to pluck up the courage to start blogging but once I did there was no looking back – what on earth took me so long? There’s still a lot more that I want to do and learn – customize the design of my blog, take better and more photos and post more regularly are all on the list. So much to do and so little time…But for now, I just want to say thank you to all my followers and to anyone who takes the time to stop by my blog –  I really do appreciate every single visit, like or comment.

And now..Drumroll please!…on to the nominations. Here are some of the bloggers I believe everyone should have in their Reader because, trust me, they are all amazing:

Read, Sugar

Kukolina

Ruby Angel

Donz Webb

ELW Essence

Journey of the Fabulist

Casually Fabulous

My Faves Journal

Long and Luxe

Jackie Mallon

Rules
1. Place the Logo on your blog.
2. Acceptance speech.
3. Thank the one who nominated you and a back link to their blog.
4. Nominate 10 other blogs, inform them of the nomination.

Six Month Blog Anniversary and Thank You for the Awards

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I just realised today that November 12 marked the six month anniversary of A Spoonful of Style! My goodness, where has the time gone? I have enjoyed every minute of blogging so far, largely thanks to the amazing people that I have connected with – I know I’ve said it before but it really does feel like we’re part of a lovely little cyber community. I really do appreciate every single visit, like or comment that people take the time to make and I am constantly in awe of all the great blogs out there. It seems fitting to use this post to say thank you for the awards I have received in the past few weeks. I am truly grateful and humbled to be nominated by these inspiring bloggers and hope to get time in the new year to respond in full with my own nominations.

Ada from More Food, Please and Judit from Judit Bakes both nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out their fantastic blogs for delicious recipes.

Here are seven facts about me:

1. I shop far too much online and have been known to hide packages from my husband.

2. I would love to be the type of mum who organises home made nutritious meals way in advance but usually I’m scrambling around the fridge and kitchen cupboards looking for something to cook at 5pm

3. I hate board games but when I do play I usually win (much to the annoyance of my kids)

4. I was a cheerleader in high school.

5. I’m quite claustrophobic and hate going on the Tube or in lifts

6. I love baking and am pretty good at it but I’m rubbish at cake decorating

7. It frustrates me that I have had a very nice camera for over a year now but still don’t know how to use it to its full extent.

The lovely Donna from Donz Webb nominated me for the Unique Leaves award and asked me this question: What makes you unique? Everyone is unique in their own way but if I had to pick one thing I would probably say my international background. I think (and hope!) that having lived in four different countries (and attended an international school), has made me more tolerant and accepting of other people and cultures.

Evelen Margaret, whose blog is an endless source of fashion inspiration, nominated me for the Liebster Award.

Here are my answers to the questions:

1.What’s your daily motivation?

I will let this image answer it for me:

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2.Do you have a particular song that makes your day?

Hobart Paving by St Etienne

3.Name five items that you always carry with you.

My phone, purse, lipstick, keys, sunglasses/umbrella and wet wipes

4.What was your best movie you’ve seen recently?

Philomena

5.Full breakfast or on the go?

I prefer a full breakfast with pancakes, bacon, eggs etc but I usually only manage that on the weekends. During the week it’s breakfast on the go.

6.What do you first notice on another person?

As the shallow fashion obsessed person I am, I usually notice what they’re wearing first!

7.Do you agree :”Less is more”?

Yes, except at Christmas!
8.You can’t live without …

My family.. and that first cup of coffee in the morning!
9.First Love is unforgetable but second Love is Lovelier .Do you agree ?

I met my husband when I was quite young, 18 years ago, so in many ways he is my first love.

10. Last but not least :Have you already bought your Xmas gifts or at least made a list?

I’m working on it this week! I have a list in my head – does that count?

Aspiring designer Kat who writes the blog My Journey on Becoming a Full Time Designer also nominated me for the Liebster Award and here are my answers to her questions:

1. Who are your three favourite comedians and why?

Cameron, Casper and Clementine – my three children who make me laugh on a daily basis

2. What made you decide to be Kat’s follower or a friend?

I admire her determination and creativity and wanted to follow her exciting journey.

3. What is your favourite book now and which one was it as a child?

I don’t have much time to read at the moment but it’s an ambition of mine to read more of the great classics in the future. As a child I loved the books by the late Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.

4. The shoes to wear in Prague are..? Heels or flats? Do you have any connections to anything Czech?

I have never been to Prague so I would have to say flats as they would be most comfortable for walking around the city and seeing as much as possible.

5. How about everyday challenge, as Kat writes right now, would you go for that and what would you write about?

I would love to exercise regularly but am very much a stop/starter. Maybe writing about it would encourage me to stick to an exercise regime for longer than a month or two. But I think I’m to lazy to get started!

6. Do you have any regrets in life?

No I don’t, although I do sometimes wonder how my life would have turned out if I hadn’t left Sweden as a child or if I had stayed and settled in the US, where I spent a year when I was 19.

7. What is your next project? And did you start already?

My next project will be to figure out what I want to do work-wise when Clemmie starts school next September.

And finally, the amazing Angela from Ruby Angel 711 – her blog is a daily source of fashion & beauty temptation for me! – nominated me for the Wonderful Team Membership Award.

Thank you so much to all of you! X