Thursday, August 04, 2011


Guess what? (I'm sure you couldn't possibly guess, given the title.) This week, I was given the Liebster blog award by two very talented ladies: Lisa Regan and Laila Knight. (I know. I'm jealous of their "L" names too. They just seem to roll off the tongue, don't they?) I really, really appreciate the gesture, guys. I know I've only been blogging for a few months, but this community has been more than I could ever ask for. You're all so encouraging. I couldn't ask for a better crop of new friends.

The goal of the award is to spotlight up and coming bloggers who currently have less than 200 followers.

The rules of the award are:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top *5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have bloggity-blog fun!

*You guys are way too popular. So many of you have already been Liebsterized (I borrowed your terminology, Laila) this month! I tried to spread the love to those who didn't have one posted yet. :)
Ahem! And the nominees are...
(I feel like I should be tearing into an envelope about now.)

  1. Steven Whibley at The Twisted Piece This professional liar proud, new papa has a conversational tone that will engage you from the get go. The topics are fun and there's always a discussion to be had in the comment section.
  2. Leah at Leah Writes Pretty Fierce.  Someone who always writes with a passion for her subject matter.
    • Monday = Beauty
    • Wednesday = Writing & Reading
    • Friday = Surprise!
  3. Cheryl at Kangaroos of the Scrubby Bush. This woman is compassion personified. It's hard to explain, unless you read through her posts. I suggest you start here with her first post about Merrilyn the kangaroo. 
  4. Jeff at The Doubting Writer. One of my very first followers. He shares stories and provides insight into his writing process on Mondays and Fridays. Be sure to check him out!
  5. Peggy Eddleman at the appropriately titled Peggy Eddleman blog. Writer, daredevil, cookie lover... this blogger wears many hats. I haven't been following her for very long, but I've loved what I've read so far.

There you have it, ladies and gents! Read, post, share, and enjoy. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! :)

P.S. Shoutout to my new followers!


Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

a huge congrats for your award! :)

Leah said...

I've already thanked you once, but I'm here to thank you again!

You're amazing.

And I'm still blushing.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Congrats on the awards! And seriously, thank you very much for passing it on to me.

JeffO said...

Aw, thanks, Carrie. Now you've given my something to write about today!

Laila Knight said...

You're very welcome, Carrie. You deserve it. Thanks for introducing the new bloggers. I'll be following them soon. Have a great day and weekend too! :)

Carrie Butler said...

@Lynda - Thank you so much! :)

@Leah - Aww, you're welcome! I was happy to do it. :)

@Peggy - Thank you! Oh, you're welcome. It was well deserved. :)

@Jeff - You're welcome. I'm glad to help! :)

@Laila - Thank you! *hugs* :)

**Uh oh. I think I have exceeded the limit for smiley faces in any one given comment. I'm just so darn smiley today!**

linda said...

Congrats on the award! Will be sure to check out the blogs you linked to. *smiley face here*

Carrie Butler said...

@Linda - Thank you! :) Congrats on yours too! I didn't realize I'd missed one of your posts. :(

Lisa Regan said...

You've been panty-tagged. See my blog for details.

Cheryl said...

Hi Carrie and thank you so much for your award - I do very much appreciate it and will include it and all the rules on this Friday's blog post. I have been so busy I've barely come up for air so I am sooo sorry it's taken this long to get back to you and I'm about to go and congrat the other award winners. Congrats on being awarded yourself!

Carrie Butler said...

You're very welcome, Cheryl! Oh, that's perfectly understandable. I look forward to your Friday post. Thank you! :)

Steven W said...

Carrie - First congratulations on the award, it's well deserved! Your blog rocks. Second, thank you for mentioning my blog in the list. I'm so flattered. I'm sorry I didn't come here sooner to thank you, but my new son has been resiting all efforts to be placed on a schedule (apparently 10 day old boys aren't very interested in routines) and as a result I've been sleeping when I should be writing/blogging.

Thank you again, Carrie. I really appreciate it.

Patrick said...

Congratulations Carrie!

*Sniffles* It just seems like yesterday your blog started and now you are off winning awards.

*turns away* I will be fine... I just need a moment.

Carrie Butler said...

@Steve - Thank you! I really appreciate that. :)
You're welcome. I love your blog and I'm happy to highlight it. As for your response time, I think that's pretty understandable. ;) Enjoy the baby time! We'll all be here when you get back.

@Patrick - Thank you! Haha! Such manly tears. ;)