Thursday, April 12, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

I am thrilled to bits to announce that I have been honoured with a Liebster Blog Award. I was selected for the award by my new blogger friend Vicky—the creator of an amazing blog called Gluten Free SCD and Veggie.

Vicky is a UK mother of three who has been vegetarian for over 30 years. When her youngest son was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2006, she got busy searching for a diet strategy to help him deal with the disease naturally. After several successful years of creating healthy whole food recipes, Vicky is able to provide a wealth of recipes and resources on her blog. I hope you’ll have a look at it!

Thanks so much, Vicky!

The Liebster Blog Award

Liebster is a German word meaning "dearest." The Liebster Blog Award is given to blogs with less than 200 followers, and recognizes the blog author's creative writing and dedication. It also helps to bring blog owners together to exchange ideas and information.

My Duties

As a Liebster Award recipient, it is my honour to pass the award along to five fabulous bloggers. It was no easy task to select them, because there are so many wonderful blogs that I love to read. But, these are some of the ones that I turn to most often for my daily dose of inspiration.

Who Do You Love?

First, I want to note that Vicky also gave an award to Ella at Lifeologia. Ella’s lovely blog is one of my absolute favourites and I read it faithfully. As an added bonus, we both live in the Greater Toronto Area.

My other fabulous favourites are:

This beautiful blog explores cooking, thrifting, style, design, music, photography and healthy living. Its creator, Wendy, lives a “laid back life in Florida” and she is clearly a woman with great spirit. I admit I'm jealous of the Florida thing!

This wonderful blog is authored by another spirited woman, who writes about crafts, the renovation of her house “Cecilia,” her three “wonderfully weird teenagers,” hunting for bargains, playing with fashion and teaching college history in a Tennessee mountain town.  She notes that “brainy is beautiful,” and I believe her!

Karen is a big fan of white, and her tranquil blog proves it. She aims to furnish her home beautifully on a budget, using white with a splash of vintage and shabby chic. I am sure you will agree the effect is lovely.

I have been reading and loving Lynette’s blog for quite a while now. She started it as a creative outlet to share her adventures in crafting, bargain shopping, photography, cooking , party planning, flower loving and living the life she always imagined. I guarantee you will love her floral arrangements!

This blog is a relatively new discovery for me. I was excited to find it, because the food looks amazing! The author is a mother, a certified health & nutrition coach and an Italian vegan cook. Like me, she is addicted to cooking and grocery shopping. Have a look—you’ll be hooked!

Thank you, ladies, for all of your ideas and inspiration!

Liebster Award Rules—Spreading the Love:

To accept the award, you are asked to:
  • Thank and link back to the person who awarded you
  • Reveal your five selections for Liebster Blog Awards
  • Inform the five other bloggers by leaving them a comment on their blog
  • Copy and paste the award to your blog


  1. You are so lovely Joann, my Canadian blog sister!
    Thank you so much for the honourable mention ;D
    I keep bookmarking so many of your wonderful recipes ~ you are my inspiration ;)
    Sending lots of love your way!!!
    Enjoy the rest of the week ~ it's so nice the sun is out shining today! ;D

    1. Right back at ya, sister! ;) You have inspired me with your lovely photography and your beautiful ideas for making the most of daily life. Love to you too! I am happy to see the sun as well. Have a great week! Joann

  2. Thank you, Joann, this made my evening! :):):) Like Ella said, you are a source of inspiration!!! I'm looking forward to passing this along and I can't wait to check out the other blogs you've nominated!

    1. I'm glad, Wendy! I'm happy that we inspire each other! I look forward to all of your future posts. I so appreciate that you provide a source for positive energy and ideas. Joann :)

  3. I didn't know you lived near Toronto too! I'm over in the Summer to visit my son and his wife who live in the Greater Toronto area! I've only been once when they got married 4 years ago! I absolutely adored the area! I can't wait!

    Thank you for the lovely mentions and I can't wait to go and visit the blogs you've nominated!


    1. Vicky, that's so nice that you are visiting. Maybe we can meet for tea if you get time! Ella too if she can. Thanks again for the award!

  4. This is amazing! I definitely want to try this  Thanks for sharing.

    1. Let me know how it turns out, if you do try it! :) Joann

  5. Thank you so much! I am just tickled that someone whose blog I admire so much would even think of my little corner of the internet-- you've made my day-- I'll be fulfilling my Liebster duties asap {& checking out the other bloggers} right after work today~*

    1. I'm glad you are pleased! I enjoy your blog very much too! Can't wait to see your choices. Joann

  6. Joann,
    I am having some comment issues, so if you get three thank yous from me, you can delete 2! I am so happy and honored for the acknowledgement. I will be happy to also award other bloggers who are working hard the same honor. Thank you so much. I look forward to reading your blog everyday! Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. Hi Maria, I am happy that you're happy! :) I am looking forward to seeing your selections, and seeing more of your fantastic food! You enjoy the weekend as well! Joann

  7. Congrat's from a fellow blogger who just got one, it feels lovely doesn't it?Rx

    1. Congrats to you too! It does feel good - great in fact! Have a wonderful week! Joann