Thursday, December 29, 2011

Liebster Award

I was awarded the Liebster Blog award last week by Jessica at Preserving Life's Moments. Thanks Jessica!  That was so sweet of you!

You ask what is the Liebster Blog Award? It's basically like a chain letter, but for blogs. The idea is to spread the love from one small blog (under 200 followers) to other small blogs. This helps to build community and readership. And really....who doesn't love winning an award?!?

The origins of the award are hard to find. But I did find out that "liebster" in German means "dearest". As part of the Liebster award tradition, I am going to award 5 small blogs that are near and dear to my heart this award as well.

The rules are quite simple:
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who nominated you by linking back to their blog
2. Nominate five other happy little blogs by posting a comment on their blogs.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Now you get to stop by and see what these up and coming blogs have to offer.

And the award goes to:
The Kindle Crew - Jennifer's blog has been a huge encouragement to me!  She is so honest and transparent, which is a welcomed relief from all the "perfect" pictures of homeschooling that we see out there.  And her love for the Lord just shines through her blog. 

The Iowa Farmer's Wife - Not only are the farm pictures on this blog absolutely amazing - it is filled with wonderful creative ideas.

The Purposeful Mom - Jenn's blog is full of great ideas.  I can't tell you how many practical ideas I've gotten from following her blog.  I love it! 

2 Ladybugs and a Lizard - I started following Kattie's blog not just because of the adorable title, but who can resist it!  She is actually using the same curriculum as I am - My Father's World Exploring Countries and Cultures.  And while she is quite a bit ahead of us (it's been a slow year for us so far), it's fun to see what's to come and reap some wonderfully creative ideas from her.


  1. Thank you so very much!!! I love this idea. I will get on dishing out my rewards ASAP and linking back to you! How fun...I'm thrilled!

  2. Congratulations! This was my first award! New follower. Would you follow me back?

  3. Thank you for the mention and the "award", that was so sweet of you! I've kind-of been absent lately from the blog for vacation, so I'll have to link back soon!