Saturday, January 22, 2011

My First Award!

Holy Moly I have just received my very first blog award! Heaping thanks onto Manda from Manda's Rambles for bestowing this honour onto me! Now, readers, go and check her very funky blog out, and click 'follow' to stay updated.

This award comes with four rules....

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post
2. Tell us seven things about yourself
3. Award seven recently discovered new bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and let them know they’ve received the award

So here goes.....

1. Thankyou so much, Manda, looking forward to immersing myself in your blog!
2. Righto....
  • I would very much like to raise goats..... and bees.
  • I am a qualified and rehabilitated ex-teacher - staying at home is a far better career, I feel.
  • I love having my feet rubbed - by my husband, my girlfriends, my kids (although we are still working on longevity - its about quality AND quantity, you know!), and, if necessary, random people on the street.
  • I am passionate about sustainability and living simply.
  • I am addicted to a high level user of Facebook. Not in an oh-my-god-I-have-no-life way, more in a networking, researching kind of way.
  • I enjoy cooking. I've been married for ten years, and only discovered that 12 months ago. My husband is very relieved.
  • I have travelled Australia, and left my heart in the North of Western Australia. I plan to return there later this year to find it.
3. Seven new bloggers... well as I am only new on the field, I am not sure of who else is a new blogger, so I will award seven bloggers I have recently found and love.

Memoirs of a Modern Day Mumma - I just found this blog today and love it. I have a thing for 'mummy bloggers'.
Earth Angel Mumma -  this is a local mumma (SW Western Australia) who I have been following on Facebook (researching, networking...) for a while. I love her thoughts. She is a natural parenting advocate who is working towards a simpler, more sustainable lifestyle, and, well, it resonates!
Kith and Kins - I like this mumma's style. She writes her blog to her bubba, documenting all the milestones that are important to her, and will be to him one day too. I feel privileged to be reading, almost as if I have been invited along for the ride.
The Urban Hippy - this is a girl after my own heart. She is new to blogging (around the same time as me) and seems to be on a bit of a journey of self discovery... and I love her garden!
Bella Rae - this is blog that belongs to a friend of mine. She is a very talented lady who makes all kinds of gorgeous things from upcycled and vintage materials and objects, and does the market rounds here, as well as selling on

My last two are definitely not new bloggers, but they are the two bloggers that inspired me above all others to begin writing about my own journey.
Towards Sustainability - when I first came across Julie's blog, I sat for an entire day and read it backwards (from her first post to her last) and was so inspired. This lady came from a similar start to me and the way she worked through her discoveries made me believe that, I, too, could walk this walk. I wonder if she knows how much she encourages other through her words.
Eco-Milf - the author of this blog, Meagan, writes beautifully about parenting her two gorgeous children. Her words have had such an impact on me and caused me to reflect on not only how I parent my two young girls, but why I parent that way. I have been compelled to take up a gentler, more intentional way of being with my children, and fill their days with meaningful things.

So there's my seven inspiring blogs! I will now take myself off to share the good news with them, so that they can continue this blessing throughout blog-land!


  1. Thank you so much for your kind kind words and encouragement. It feels like yesterday I was brand new to the blogging world too. Sometimes I feel I still am. I have learned so much about myself, become accountable to myself and have made great friends through this little online world. I feel so blessed to have met so many strong and passionate women. I hope you find what you're looking for too, here in blogland. xo m.

  2. My pleasure hun! Keep up the great work. :)

  3. Gosh, thank you for your encouragement Nicole, I don't think you know how terrific it is to know that I am having a positive impact, even if it only upon a few people LOL.
    Cheers, Julie

  4. Thank you! I am rather shocked, what a lovely surprise. Its really encouraging to know some people are reading my blog and also loving it. This has definately inspired me to post more often.....xx

  5. No worries, ladies, you definitely all deserve it :)


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