So much to write about!
First, thanks for all the well wishes and good thoughts and comments about Free Agents!
I’m going to assume that, the fact that the show was cancelled immediately following my appearance is mere coincidence. Ah well….so much for NBC giving their new shows a chance to develop.
Second. I have to say thanks to the very, very cool Whitney and Dustin that run The Rooster and the Hen for bestowing on me the Liebster Blog Award.
Whitney and Dustin have been blogging for, oh, about 20 minutes, and already have 70 followers, a spiffy site, great tutorials and now they are giving out awards! This is clearly a couple on the go and my new goal is to keep up!
So, The Liebster Award apparently started in Germany is meant to highlight newer blogs with less that 200 followers. It’s an award you get but also one that you give because in a “pay it forward” kinda mode you then suggest blogs that you follow that are just getting going.
I love the concept and the spirit behind it and I’m more than happy to point out a few sites that I’ve been getting into of late and think are top notch.
1 Deborah over at Upcycling My Life hails from Nova Scotia and comes up with the most amazing furniture makeovers along with detailed pics, tips and hints.
2 Please Note is run by a Lucille-Ball- loving fellow Angeleno and comes replete with ideas, recipes and vintage goodness galore (there is also an Etsy shop if you’ve just “gotta have it!”)
3 Rosemary and her blog Villabarnes is my latest find – she already has tons of followers so I guess I’m cheating but she is the source of my Blender Pen inspiration and she has an endless stream of good ideas, clear pictures and tutorials to inspire.
So, as I understand it, these are the “rules” for this award.
The goal is to bring attention to small blogs so the blogger who gets the award posts the logo on their blog and links back to the awarder. They are then free to list 3-5 other bloggers they think are cool and worth a look.
I’m happy to participate and appreciative of the gesture but I want to be totally clear that the folks above should feel NO OBLGIATION to participate – I can totally understand if it’s not your thing.
I’ll be back tomorrow with reports from the Rose Bowl Market (it was Sunday. It was, oh let’s be honest, not great). And later in the week I will reveal my dad’s latest project!