June 26, 2012

Wonderful News!

So, last night before bed I was reading my usual blogs and, of course, one of the first blogs I look at is my friend, Britta's.  I saw that she had been nominated for the Liebster Award, which was I was thrilled about, because she definitely deserves it!!

As I continued reading I was pleasantly surprised that she had nominated ME for the Liebster Award!!!! How cool is that? My very first award! I was so shocked and just so happy that she thought of me! 

I began blogging on Canada Day 2011 (it is almost my first blogiversary - exciting!) as a way to express and share my love and passion for healthy living in a creative way.  I have enjoyed each and every minute of blogging and all of the wonderful people I have met in this fabulous virtual world!  It is so amazing to read your inspiring blogs each and every day and learn a little bit more about your wonderful selves! You are all so inspiring to me and my blog, which I hold very close to my heart.  In the Bean Thyme wouldn't be what it is today without you.  To my (very few) readers, thank you for your support and kind words! I look forward to getting to know you as time goes on :)


One of the most exciting parts of receiving this sweet ass  lovely award is that I get to share the love with 5 of my fav. bloggers :) Here are the rules for the Liebster Blog Award: 
1. Thank and add a link to the blogger who gave you the award. A HUGE shout out to my other pea in the pod, Britta! You are absolutely wonderful for nominating me for this award! I am so shocked, honoured and sorta flipping out...in a good, totally awesome way of course :)  I so enjoy reading your blog and am excited for what the future holds for us both :)
2. Copy and Paste the award in your post.  Done and done!
3. Pick 5 other blogs with less than 200 followers to award. Leave a comment on their blog to let them know about their nominations. This is super hard because, as Britta explained, there are SOOOO many amazing blogs to choose from.  But here are 5 blogs that I feel are SOOO deserving of this fabulous award :)
1. Food Ally Eats - My friend, Ally and I started our blogs around the same time, so I think we will always have that blog love connection!  Ally loves food and chooses to share her delicious meals through the lens of her camera phone (which actually takes fab pictures) and accompanies them with her witty writing, which allows her personality to shine through.  Whether she is out at a restaurant, at school, or at her cute little apartment, Ally is always putting something delicious into her tummy!  I really enjoy reading her blog and hope that she continues with it for a very long time :) CHECK IT OUT!!!!
2. Sunshine Meets Happiness - Katie's blog is full of absolutely wonderful photography of delicious food as well as extremely healthy recipes and some sinfully delicious treats.  She focuses on living a happy and balanced life!!  I absolutely love her blog and it is extremely inspirational!  I encourage all of my readers to check it out :)

3. How to Ice a Cake - Adrienne's blog is just plain lovely!  I feel like we share an interest in many different things, such as our love for delicious food, learning new skills in the kitchen, photography anddddd watching re-runs of the office and still laughing our bums off.  I love checking our her daily posts.  Each and every post includes completely drool worthy recipes and photography and I absolutely love it!  She is very passionate about food and her blog and it shows! Again, check it out :)

4. A Better Life With Burgers - Julie's blog is an absolutely fabulous documentation of her passion for healthy living, including eating delicious, nutritious food and exercising.  I feel like her and I have a lot in common, as we both have a love for healthy living and careers in teaching and I look forward to continuing to read her blog and watching it flourish, as I'm sure it will :)  Check out her blog!

5. Red Bike in a Grey World - I know she is the one who nominated me, and that she can't receive the award again, but I don't really care :) I thought I would take this chance to write a little something about her and her blog that I love so much!  Britta has become such a good virtual friend (this makes me laugh :P - we are such nerds!) that I text almost everyday about running or some awesome food that I've eaten and she does the same!  Although she says I inspired her to write a blog (I can't tell you how flattered I am by this) she needs to know how much she inspires me.  I think we make a pretty killer team if I do say so myself ;)  It is so nice to have that kind of support and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us!  Hopefully we will live in the same city one day and be besties ;)

So there you have it folks...5 of my favourite blogs that are definitely worthy of this fantastic award :) I would like to apologize in advance if any of these bloggers have more than 200 followers...I had a difficult time telling if they did or not.  If you do, very sorry...but that doesn't change the fact that I love your blog, so you are still very deserving of the award :)

Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday and spread a little bit of love today!

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations Amy!!! That's so exciting! xo

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    1. Thanks, Jaime! I was super excited :)

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  2. AMY!!! This is AMAAAAZING!!!!! You deserve this nomination 1000% !! And thank you SO SO much for my nomination :) You are the loveliest :) :) xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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    1. awe, thanks so much Ally! So do you :) xo

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  3. congrats amy! very proud of you!

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    1. thanks for always being so encouraging and wonderful! love you xo

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  4. Amy, thank you so much for the nomination :D you are ridiculously sweet and have such nice things to say!! I was starting to feel a little discouraged about blogging because we're all little fishes in a very big pond but you have definitely brightened my spirits. Thank you so much!!

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    1. You are more than welcome Adrienne! I know exactly what you mean...as much as I love my blog, sometimes it is discouraging when you don't know if anybody actually reads it...but I assure you, that they do :) Keep it up!

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  5. amy you are a fabulous cook, keep it up i do like to eat as you know, congrats on your award

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    1. Thanks, Daddio! I know you like to eat! I'm glad that you do...you can always be my guinea pig!

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  6. Congrats, lady! You know I'm always checking in with my healthy lifestyle guru for food and fitness tips. I'm always excited to see what new tidbits you have to share, and I look forward to many more years of it! (In virtual and real life forms!) :)

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    1. Thanks lovely lady! I am more than happy to be your guru and hope that I can continue to give you tips :) ohhhh and you better believe that there will be many years of it...don't think you're getting rid of me anytime soon :) lol!

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  7. Amy, thanks so much for the nomination =) This is amazing and I am crazy happy right now! Thank you so much, that is soooo sweet of you!
    And of course congratulations to you as well =)

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