When I checked my stats last night after spending the day out visiting my university student, I was delighted and amazed! In spite of benign neglect in recent days, my hits had spiked. Upon review of my new comments, I discovered the reason for this lovely surprise: Sylvie Hodossy, self-described “fake Canadian” fashionista of Calgary, whose delightful blog, Sylvie’s Fashion Secrets, I frequent, had nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! I could not possibly have been more honoured and thrilled, given that my mission in blogging is specifically to inspire!
So, a huge thank you to Sylvie, and please check out her wonderful blog for a Euro-Canadian dose of real-world style inspiration.
But that’s not all! Today, when I started flipping through other blogs I like, to choose fifteen inspiring blogs for myself to nominate, I discovered that London-based fashion consultant, Stella, of fashionandstylepolice had also listed me in her list of nominations for the same award, on the same day. So another huge thank you to Stella, whose blog you should look at for some really good advice about style basics! Today’s blog activity continues very busy–being nominated twice will do that!
The way this award works is that you accept the award by following these rules:
- Link back to the person who nominated you
- Post the award image to your page
- Tell 7 things about yourself
- Nominate 15 other blogs
- Let them know they are nominated
So, without further ado here are seven things about me:
1. Certified Crazy Cat Lady
2. Love my kids
3. Born on Vancouver Island and inspired by its wild beauty
4. Refuse to use a cell phone in the car
5. Love all things fashion
6. Love to cook and entertain
7. Love to decorate
Now, trying to nominate only fifteen inspiring blogs is difficult. Months ago, when my mother found out about my recent online activities, she made the insightful comment that she thought it would be really nice because gardeners and the gardening community are generally really nice people. Well, that has been the case with the whole blogging community–whether the blog is small and personal or large and businesslike, the amount of inspiration and encouragement online has been an amazing motivator.
So thanks also to the following fifteen blogs, each of which inspires in some major way. Please, check them out and I would love to find out what you think in the comments below.
All inspiration comes from shared ideas. Thanks for all the sharing.