“When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better.” ~Mae West
Yesterday was seriously too fabulous. It was my birthday, which (of course) meant I ate way too many sweets. Brownie for breakfast, frozen yogurt at lunch, a Lavendar cupcake at night, and a free grapefruit juice-St Germain shot of alcohol from the local bar…. Oh, BB! Sometimes I have a little too much fun with the vices (rather than the virtues).
I also later in the day received a sweet note from our fellow blogger Justa (JustaFrugalFoodie), who nominated me for the Liebster Award! I then started writing the “thank you!” Liebster award post and realized I had already been nominated for the Liebster award two days earlier by the Mouse (Live2EatEat2Live) and didn’t realize it! I’ve mentioned I am a bit spacey before, but I will say it again! BB=day dreamer.
Honestly, I am so happy I made the spontaneous decision to start blogging. (It’s been a little over two weeks!) Everyday I am surprised by the kindness and thoughtful gestures of other bloggers in our little communities. I really appreciate the hospitality of everyone, and Justa and Mouse, thank you so much for your recognition! You were the first bloggers I started reading (and really enjoyed!), and reading your work has inspired and helped me to understand “the ropes” of blogging: citations of images, great photos of food, engaging posts. Thanks again, you two!
About the Liebster Award…
Liebster is a German word, meaning dearest or beloved, but it can also mean favorite. The idea behind the Liebster Blog Award is that it is given to talented and/or loved bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to create new connections and to bring attention to these wonderful blogs!
There are a few rules that go along with accepting the award:
- Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
- Link back to the presenter who presented the award to you.
- Copy and paste the award on to your blog.
- Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs with 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
- Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.
Here are my five picks for the Liebster Award:
(Although, no one can get angry with me if I’m awarding the Liebster to someone with more than 200 followers! I am embarrassed to admit this, but how do I know everyone’s number of followers? I can’t even tell how long some of the bloggers have been around! My excuse is that I’m new to this!!)
The Grubby Hen: Hennie’s blog is aesthetically unique (love the Hen imaging), and her posts and comments are always plucky and bubbly. This is the blogger you want to have a long chat with over some afternoon tea! Really lovely.
Live2EatEat2Live: I appreciate how the Mouse includes a wide variety of flavors and dishes—no plain jane entrees on this site. From bone marrow to chicken feet, the Mouse mixes it up in the kitchen (and who doesn’t love that?). I sometimes stick to the same ingredients too often (sweets….greek yogurt…coffee….more sweets) and I find myself inspired by Mouse’s creativity and different flavor pairings.
(I know it’s a bit cliché to award someone the Liebster when they awarded it to you, but I admittedly didn’t know the Mouse had nominated me til after I wrote this!)
Girl in a Food Frenzy: A blog documenting a creative designer’s journey into the culinary world (via culinary school)? Count me in! GFF features a little more fancy fare (chocolate fondants, Lemongrass Pork Banh) alongside cheeky posts with beautiful photography. Like Hennie, GFF is also a more plucky, personable blogger (and who isn’t interested in reading the thoughts and ideas of a positive person?).
Sad Man’s Tongue Rockabilly Bar and Bistro–Prague: This is the blog for all of you Rockabilly Betties and Greasers. Sad Man features everything from Pin-up galleries to recipes for the modern or neo-Rockabilly fan. I love the eclectic style of this blog! And I also appreciate that Sad Man was one of my first followers. Thanks, Sad Man! (And by the way I haven’t forgotten about those Rockabilly cupcakes, Sad Man! I got distracted by my spring vacation and birthday….I will feature the sweets for you this week!)
TinyKitchenStories: Not only do I love TKS’ often cheeky humor (about their cats, kitchen, food), but I also love their spin on New American- style of recipes (Bacon-crumble apple pie) and their Latin American-inspired recipes (Soyrizo and Spinach Baked Pasillo Chiles). These are the kinds of recipes I grew up with and remind me of home (I am from California, and my father is actually originally from Peru…what did you expect?!). I also love TKS’ tiny kitchen theme, because I myself have a tiny kitchen.—they’re an inspiration to “Cozy” kitchen cooks everywhere!