The Liebster is awarded to spotlight up and coming bloggers who currently have less than 200 followers.
Now I'm going to keep the love going and follow the guidelines below, feature some of my favorite blogs.
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have fun!
First, thank you to Jenni at Rainy Day Gardener: I never know what I will find in her blog and her posts always get me thinking. She had a tough year, but didn't dwell on the negative, instead her posts were full of hope and positive accomplishments. This is the kind of person that makes my life better. I appreciate the award and always look forward to reading about your adventures. http://rainydaygardener.blogspot.com/
Buttons Thoughts: I love love love her stories and photos. When I get to her blog I settle in and look forward to hearing a good story every time. Her photos also capture how she sees the world around her. Once in a while she puts out there a thoughtful question that really makes me do some serious pondering. http://ravenhush.blogspot.com/
All About Pie: I love the posts where I see Bonnie's children through her eyes. She has a great sense of humor and such a positive attitude. She brings a variety of things to the table. One of my favorite posts was when she asked us to help her with her Christmas painting. I was like a little kid waiting to see whose idea she chose and how it would look. http://whataboutpie.blogspot.com/
Happily Married to the Cows: Alicia is an excellent teacher. I have learned so much from her posts about farm life. Although I grew up on a farm/ranch, she has taught me a lesson or two. I really enjoyed her posts on the slate barn roof and going to the Amish Christmas program.
Kimberly's Cup: I enjoy seeing how Kimberly's new adventure in Idaho is going. She rises to the challenges presented with gusto. Her posts on the addition of a milk cow brought back memories of Mom sitting with old Bossy. She has really put forth the effort to make life changes and I admire that. http://kimberlys-cup.blogspot.com/
Sophia's Tragard: I look forward to Sophia's photos. She has such a good eye. She brings out the beauty of everyday items. She is a true artist and constantly amazes me with her creativity. I enjoy learning about Sweden through her pictures. http://sophiacallmer.blogspot.com/
Thank you all for making my day a little brighter. Ella danced in honor of the awards.
Ok maybe she's after a pinecone, but I'm sure she would be happy to know you won.