I Won An Award!

I'd like to thank Tara from Therapy 4 Roses for thinking of me and giving me a Liebster Award for new bloggers! Tara is a talented seamstress, wife to an actor, and mother to two adorable children who blogs about sewing, motherhood, and crafts! I grew up next to Tara and I can't say enough good about her awesome family!

So, while I'm very grateful to Tara for an award, I have to admit I felt like it I was part of a ponzi scheme or a chain email, since I now have to pick five other bloggers to award. My math-brained hubby pointed out that the number of recipients grows exponentially with each award, so basically every blogger in the universe will win! It seems even sillier when a Google search to learn of its origins rendered no results (well, maybe on the 50th page, but I didn't go that far). No one seems to know how it started or who's behind it – whoever it is must be enjoying this!

Well, in any case, it's still fun because it helps us newbie bloggers, with less than 200 followers, get more publicity for all our hard work and pass some hugs around. And I do have some friends to recognize!

There are a few pesky rules for the recipients, however:
1. Post about your win on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented you with the award (My Merry Messy Life).
3. Copy and past the award button to your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Award to 5 blogs that have fewer than 200 followers that you think deserve to be recognized.
5. Let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

Mandi at While Sipping My Chai
Mandi is also a childhood friend (like Tara!) and she is a mother to two young boys. She blogs about motherhood, her children, recipes and more and features her and her husband's beautiful photography!

Christine at Projects Around the House
Christine is a talented crafter and fellow crochet gal who blogs about those things as well as DIY jewelry, recipes, and home renovation projects!

Angie at The Enchanted Ladybug
Angie is also a talented crochet gal and also has an Etsy store selling her beautiful creations! She is a stay-at-home mom to two girls who homeschools and has a mini farm, both of which she writes about.

Rachel at Remember the Ladies
Rachel is a good friend of mine who is passionate about historic fiction. She blogs about the first ladies of our country and their fascinating lives as wives to American presidents. She also wrote a guest post on here about joining a farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)!

Katie at Little Becky Homecky
Katie is living in Germany where her husband is stationed and started blogging in December to share her passions of crocheting, sewing, baking, cooking, knitting and crafting!

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