The coolest thing happened this morning when I was checking my email. I came across a comment from Rachel over at Thrifty Inspirations. I found out that she is addicted to DIY and Home Improvement (a girl after my own heart!) and she lives right here in the Huntsville, AL area! But that is not even the best part. She had stopped by to give me an Award! What?! Talk about a great start to my day! Thank you, thank you Rachel! It is the Liebster Blog Award.
Of course, at the time I had no idea what the Liebster Blog Award was. Luckily, by just stopping over at the award giver's blog and I was able to get all the details.
Rachel has been busy DIYing her first house with her husband. They even built it from the ground up a few years ago just like Alan and I did! She has some furniture restyles that I am just drooling over like this dresser and this sofa table. Not to mention, that I would kill for an office that looks like hers.
But that is also where I learned about the Liebster Blog award.
Liebster is a German word meaning Dearest or Beloved, it can also mean Favorite.
The idea behind the Liebster Blog Award is that it is given to upcoming bloggers (with fewer than 200 followers) in order to create new connections and bring attention to wonderful growing blogs.
When you win the award, there are a few rules to follow:
1.) Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog. You rock Rachel, thank you!
2.) Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you. Thrifty Inspirations!!!
3.) Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
4.) Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserves it.
5.) Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.
So, the five blogs I am presenting the Liebster Blog Award to are:
Melissa @ The Nest Chapter - Melissa and her husband Jim recently got married and are now improving their first house. I can totally relate! I love following all of their house projects especially this chalk board gallery wall.
Heidi @ Lily Field Furniture - Heidi does some amazing furniture transformations. This chevron cabinet is gorgeous! She is always painting fun new pieces.
Maria @ Just Call Me Maria - She is from right here in Alabama and cooking her way through college. She is also my little sister! I'll be her taste tester for these Lemon Oatmeal Creme Bars any day!
Audra @ Simply Salvaged Restoration - Audra is also an Alabama gal! She loves fixing up furniture like this dresser she gave an "Auburn" makeover even though she is a Bama fan. Roll Tide!
Jennifer @ Tales of a Peanut - She is also a local Alabama girl (I obviously love some Alabama bloggers!). She has the sweetest family and I love following all of their adventures. She also has a Recipe Wednesday with tasty ideas!
I hope all of you are as excited to get your award as I was! Thank you again Rachel for presenting one to me. I just feel so special! It is a great way to so some love throughout the blogging community.