Awards and Cocktails. Does It Get Any Better?

This past week has been a great blogging week for me.  I have been given not one but two blog awards in one week.

I've always liked the idea of being a little ray of sunshine.  But sometimes I get in my own way, and can be a little ray of frustrated confusion.  So this first award means a lot.

Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen has passed on this award "to celebrate the positivity and creativity of our fellow bloggers".  Thank you Wanda Lee.  Your support is very much appreciated.  Wanda Lee is an artist who creates the most beautifully detailed work.  Her blog is lovely.

Having received this award, I get to choose 12 blogs that I feel celebrate positivity and creativity.

So here goes, in no particular order, my favourite sunshine-y blogs.  Just click on the blog name to visit:

The next blog award I have been given is:

I found Entrepreneur Chick and her blog last week.  And am very glad I did.  

Entrepreneur Chick writes a funny, fiesty, fizzy blog around her experiences as a business entrepreneur.  I laughed, grinned, giggled and snorted hot tea as I read my way through her blog.  Not only is she very witty,  but Entrepreneur Chick also gives sound business advice and looks totally fabulous in an LBD.  Wow.  You can find her blog here.

Entrepreneur Chick has passed on the "I Give Good Blog Award" to me.   

I am very flattered by the review she has given my blog. 

"Mimi and Tilly whose tag line is, "The Art of Living a Glittery Life". Oh. My. Goodness. Just say "glitter" to me and I get all fuzzy and excited. But glitter aside, this blog is far more than that...  The embrace of the creative is what attracted me to this blog...  Wow."

Even though it's only lunchtime, and I usually enjoy a nice pot of tea around now, I get to mix up a cocktail, chillax, and have a wee dram, as I choose four other blogs to pass the award on to.  Hic.

My cocktail of choice is the Long Island Ice Tea.  Obviously.  But, as I don't have all the ingredients to mix one of those, I'm pouring myself a cheeky Tia Maria.

So, as I kick back, here, in no particular order, are my nominations for the "I Give Good Blog" Award, originally from  These are the four blogs I visit most regularly because they make me smile:

Pupa Art :  Zlatica spends her time creating beautiful paintings of special moments in life.  Her work is sensitive, creative and makes me smile.  Each time I read her blog, I feel good about the world and the people in it.  You can't say better than that.

Lizzyloolaa's Land of Loveliness:  Lizzyloolaa has moved 250 miles to fulfill a dream of starting her own B&B smallholding complete with alpacas.  Completely fabulous.  Follow her blog as she follows her heart.  It's fantastic.

God's Favorite Shoes:  Reiko writes a fantastically sassy, energetic and witty blog.  It is all about style and I love it.

Favourite Vintage FindsC at Favourite Vintage Finds shares her love of all things vintage.  Her blog is beautiful.  Take a look.  You'll be glad you did.

So, thank you for my blog awards.  I feel genuinely touched by your support.


  1. oh my!! thank you darling!! thank you so much, you made my day!!! xx

  2. Thank you, honey! That made my day;)

  3. Thank you for the award. its my first so i'm soo excited!

  4. Thank you so much - especially for your kind words.

  5. Thank you so much for the Sunshine Award! I am delighted that you enjoy my blog -- that makes me smile!

    BTW, your blog banner is adorable and those cupcakes look absolutely scrumptious!

  6. I go away for the day and find a lovely surprise on my return! Thanks Emma for being so thoughful, you so deserved this award. x

  7. Thank you for a beautiful award! I will play along and share it with my readers at nearest possible moment :)
    Have a beautiful day!!!!!

  8. Congratulations on the awards - they are well deserved :)

  9. Congrats on your well deserved awards! Thank you for passing one award on to me and for your very kind words! Sorry I'm late in responding. Sending smiles :).

  10. Oooo!! Thank you so much for my first ever award Emma! I'd like to thank my Mum and Dad, my dog jessie...:) seriously though, thank you so much for the award and the lovely comment about my blog. I hope you keep enjoying reading my blog as much as I enjoy reading yours xxx

  11. I'm really happy to pass the award on as all your blogs are totally fab!

    Thanks for your kind words of support Kim. :)

  12. Thank you SO much for all the kind words. :)



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