Liebster award

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In September this year whilst on maternity leave with The Retro Baby, I signed up to do a Blogging course through Clever Cookie – School of Blog ( http://clevercookie.co )

In order to do the course, I needed a blog- which is kind of how this blog was born. Its all part of some bigger picture.

Anyway! In that very short time doing the course, I have made some wonderful blogging friends. So many talented and kind people out there.

I was really taken by surprise when 2 of my blogging buddies let me know they had nominated me for a Liebster award!

Thank you to the fabulous Jo at http://www.youhadusathello.com and the beautiful Astrid at http://adoreremi.com – Both of you ladies are an inspiration and share qualities that I love!

The Liebster Blog Award is given to bloggers by fellow bloggers. A way of recognising your blog and discovering new blogs.

A few rules that come with the nomination are:

1. Link back and recognise the blogger who nominated you.
2. Answer ten questions given by the nominator.
3. Nominate ten other bloggers for the award.
4. Create ten questions for nominees to answer.
5. Notify your nominees.
6. Get an award button and display it proudly

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Here are my questions from Astrid at Adoreremihttp://adoreremi.com )

1. What inspired you to start your blog journey? I wanted a little place to share my thoughts and things that I love

2. Give us a little about your background e.g work, family etc : My background is in Tourism. I am a mum of 2 (a 3 year old boy and a baby girl)  Whilst on maternity leave this year,  I have created a vintage series of Baby Record Cards. These cards are a beautiful way of watching your baby grow month by month being used as a photo prop, but also a lovely keepsake. I currently sell these online.

3. Most inspiring person. My Grandma. She raised 7 children. Makes an amazing Lemon Meringue Pie from scratch and has the biggest, kindest heart I know. She has the patience of a saint and I admire her so much.

4. Favourite quote? I’m counting the steps to the door of your heart ( Neil Finn – Lyrics from Don’t dream it’s over)

5. Favourite movie? Riding in cars with boys

6. You won $1 million, how would you spend it? I would buy a house for my family. $1 million dollars doesn’t go far in sydney!

7. Five famous people you would invite to for dinner (dead or/and alive).  Neil Finn (musician), Paul Kelly (musician), Katie Pearson (musician), Kendra Wilkinson & Marilyn Monroe

8. Best way to spend time with your family. Road Trip

9. Favourite drink? Gin Martini with olives

10. Favourite memory from your childhood. Summer days with my dad and close friends. Many happy memories with their animals and splashing around in the pool.

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Here are my questions from Jo at you had us at hello (http://www.youhadusathello.com)

1. What did you eat for breakfast this morning? Caramel Milkshake

2. Whats the last album you bought/downloaded? Neil Finn – Dive Bomber

3. Who’s the last charity you recently donated to? (Ha! We’ve just had Telethon this weekend – very on trend) Movember

4. Who’s the first blogger you read and followed? Fatmum slim

5. What’s you fave tv show you never miss? The Amazing Race

6. Do you have a favourite mug, if so what’s written on it? Yes, I collect china tea cups

7. You’ve just moved to a new school, and you must make friends with a group of girls. Which group would you pick? c) Clueless

a) The Pink Ladies from Grease (70’s)

b) Heathers (80’s)

c) Clueless (90’s)

d) Mean girls (00’s)

8. You’ve just won the jackpot $25 million, who’s the first person you tell and the first thing you spend your money on?  My nanna and I would buy a home, travel and then invest the rest for my children

9. iphone or smartphone : Iphone

10. The power cuts out for the night, how do you keep the family entertained? Tell stories to each other by candlelight.

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And here are my nominees – please check them out!

1. Shelley from Money mummy – http://moneymummy.com.au

2. Marney from Marns the muma – http://marnsthemama.com 

3. Leanne Rowe from Lime & Mortar – www.limeandmortar.com

4. Ali Moloney  from Moloney Style Stamping –  www.moloneymayhem.com

5. Sam Colden at The annoyed thyroid – http://www.theannoyedthyroid.com

6. Lauren Baines  from Life at Number Five – www.lifeatnumberfive.com

7. Lauren Dubois from The Thud http://the-thud.com

8. Ellen Jackson from Potential Psychology – www.potential.com.au/new-blog

9. Kirralee Baker from Escape With Kids – http://www.escapewithkids.com

10. Amber Field from a girlandherloves – www.agirlandherloves.com

My Questions for you are:

1. What is your biggest inspiration?

2. First movie you saw?

3. Best book you’ve ever read?

4. Earliest memory

5. Best words of advice?

6. Favourite holiday destination?

7. what is the thing you dislike most?

8. Which celebrity would you like to meet and why?

9. Favourite era and why?

10. A little known fact about yourself?

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