The Beautiful Blog Award

What a lovely surprise being nominated for the Beautiful Blog Award from my new blogging buddy John over at Sybaritica. By profession, John is a lawyer who lives with his wife in Canada’s Arctic – it looks EXTREMELY cold.  All of Johns food posts are a pleasure and luxury; he cooks the most extraordinary (mainly Chinese influenced) and exotic meals fit for a king.  Do pop over to John’s blog for a culinary treat.


It seems there are no rules to the award other than thanking and linking back to the person who gave you the award and paying the love forward to 7 other bloggers.

I always find this the most difficult part of accepting an award.  Who to pay the love forward to.   To be frank, I would like to nominate all of the blogs I follow but in sticking with the rules and in alphabetical order, my 7 nominees are…

  1. Back Road Journal – Karen lives in the most magnificent and beautiful  1730’s home with an apple orchard and has a summer home on a lake in Maine.  Karen’s passions are travel and food.
  2. Go bake Yourself – Choc Chip Uru, aka CCU is a darling 16 year old wise beyond her years and a clear professional baker in the making.
  3. Just a Smidgen – Smidge is a beautiful poet, artist, photographer, aspiring cellist, and bon vivant with a passion for baking and culinary creations.
  4. Kiwsparks – Kathryn is a remarkable artist, writer and designer who has the most magical commands of the English language, which I am sure stems from her teaching art, English and study/research methodology.
  5. Lavender and Lime – Tandy, a fellow South African and longest standing friend in this list is a guru when it comes to pasta dishes.
  6. Sarah’s Place – Sarah shares the most inspiring beach life, photography, fabulous food and brilliant knitting patterns.
  7. Zesty Bean Dog’s Blog – Jen has recently completed all of her yoga study and cooks the most incredible meals featuring a weekly inspirational pizza and has a thing for yuzu.

John, thank you again for nomination me for this lovely award! :-)

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44 thoughts on “The Beautiful Blog Award

  1. Congratulations, Mandy for your well deserved award. I also have to thank you for thinking of me to share the award with. I’ll go check out a couple of the bloggers that are new to me and visit some old friends.

  2. Congratulations, Mandy, for receiving this much-deserved recognition. I only recently “discovered” Sybaritica and just realized I hadn’t been receiving email notifications of his posts. Thanks to you, it’s cleared up now. See, Mandy? This is why you get these awards. Even when not trying, you give, give, give to the WP Community. :)
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Congratulations, Mandy! And thank you for the shout-out! I think this is the reason I have a tough time “following through” on awards.. I can’t seem to decide who I should choose.. so I am grateful for this award. Your blog is certainly deserving and now I shall take a look at your friend’s blog as well! Have a wonderful day! xo Smidge

  4. You so deserve this Mandy. Congratulations! And thank you so much for nominating me. From you, it’s a big compliment and honor. Thank you. :)

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  6. How lovely that you have another well deserved award. I simply cannot do them anymore as I just don’t have the time. I am in the difficult position of having to say thank you but no thank you. So thank goodness you are such a lovely gracious recipient of awards and make up for my bad manners! Have a lovely weekend.. c

    • I must admit C that this award was a lot easier as I didn’t have to think about 7 things about myself or the something else similar… Oh, and you couldn’t have bad manners even if you tried. Have a happy Sunday on the Farmy. :-)

  7. Congratulations, Mandy for your well deserved award.
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Angie
    p.s You may have noticed that my blog didn’t work last three days, now blogger finally fixed the problem and my blog works again.

  8. Hello Mandy! What a lovely collection of blog awards, congrats on receiving another one – it’s well-deserved!!! Thank you for the links to some really interesting blogs, too! hugs.

  9. What, was I asleep on the job?? Thank you, my sweet! You are so very deserving. No blogs more beautiful than yours. Clearly I’d love to spend more time here so as not to miss any of the loveliness. At least I’m getting a short moment to catch up now. Much love to you! And many more days, weeks, years of lovely blogging from you, I hope. :)
    xoxo
    Kathryn

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