Blog Awards

Back in October, my lovely friend Claire (who is a fabulous blogger and a real life friend too) nominated me for the One Lovely Blog award. It has been in the back of my mind since then that I need to do a blog post about it, but it’s only now that I am getting around to it. And that’s because Hannah nominated me for a another award – the Very Inspiring Blogger award.



I’m thrilled to have received both of these awards, they are my second and third to date and I always get very excited when I see that I have been nominated for them!

The rules for each seem to be the same, and because I have such trouble thinking of interesting facts about myself, I am combining this rule and giving you seven in total, instead of seven for each award!

  • I have five nieces, two nephews, a step-niece, two step-nephews and a step-great-niece! I became an aunt for the first time when I was seven, when my sister had her daughter. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have all these lovely nieces and nephews.
  • I have visited six US states. Connecticut, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. North Carolina counts because I stepped outside the airport during a layover.
  • I have every type of sibling except for a younger sister (older brother x 2, older sister x2, and younger brother).
  • My sisters both have curly, ginger hair, but that gene seems to have run out before it reached me, as I got dark brown, wavy hair. I often wish that I had got the ginger gene, but I do love being a brunette!
  • I’ve lived in Essex for my entire life, apart from the four months I spent in Connecticut.
  • I have a special kind of love for Art Deco architecture, specifically the Chrysler Building.
  • I much prefer even numbers to odd.

I’m bending the rules again here, because I can’t think of enough bloggers to nominate for the awards (lots of people have already received them!). So I am nominating a few for the Very Inspiring Blogger award, and a few more for the One Lovely Blog award. I never know how other people feel about blog awards, so I always feel a bit shy about actually telling them I have nominated them! If I have nominated you and blog awards aren’t really for you, please don’t tell me! Just accept it in the spirit in which it is given and then forget all about it!

Very Inspiring Blogger Nominations:

  • {twoninethree} Terri-Jane has always been one of my favourite bloggers, and she really has inspired me in a lot of ways.
  • Stephanie Pomfrett – Steph has the ideal blog, as far as I am concerned, she blogs about beauty, life, books, films, music and much more. She’s ace.
  • Futures – Bex is another beauty blogger I follow, because she’s not all about the beauty products. She blogs about all sorts, and I love her Friday letters.
  • Outside Beauty, Inside Health – Another beauty blog that I read (I really don’t read that many!), Cat’s blog is great for many reasons. I particularly like her Fitness Friday’s and will be looking to them for inspiration as I try to lose some weight in 2013!

One Lovely Blog Nominations:

  • Oh So Pretty the Diaries – A blog that gives me inspiration every time I look at it, especially with DIYs and hair.
  • Jazzy Lee – As with Bex and Steph, Jacquina has found a way to make her beauty blog better than the average. I like a good lifestyle blog, and that’s what Jacquina’s is!
  • Sweet and Savory Life – Sarah is my mix CD buddy, and she really does have a great blog. I love the look of it (so colourful and well designed), and I love the content. Another great lifestyle blog!
  • Becky Bedbug – A fabulous blog I found through the lbloggers chat; Becky and I discovered on Twitter the other day that we are both big fans of Captain Von Trapp!

I have to say that most of these blogs easily qualified for both awards – they all inspire me and they are all lovely! Thanks so much to both Claire and Hannah for nominating me. You rock!

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  • Reply Jacquina

    Thank you so much! It’s so lovely to have comments like this made about my blog. *warm fuzzies* 🙂 hopefully once I’m on top of everything at uni I’ll be writing a blog post about this and to thank you properly

    January 3, 2013 at 9:05 pm
    • Reply Janey

      You’re welcome! 🙂

      January 4, 2013 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Mrs M

    Congrats and well deserved.

    January 3, 2013 at 9:10 pm
    • Reply Janey

      Thank you very much 🙂

      January 4, 2013 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Bex Smith (@OhNoItsBex)

    Thank you so much hun xx

    January 3, 2013 at 11:32 pm
    • Reply Janey

      You’re welcome! 🙂

      January 4, 2013 at 2:34 pm
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