IHB receives the liebster award!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

When I come across small blogs like IHB, I meet the nicest people being creative and inspiring me like crazy. One such amazing blogger is Virginia at Live Love DIY and after she received the Liebster Award, she honored the Inspired Honey Bee and called me "super creative" ... *tear* ... I swore I wouldn't cry.

Liebster means beloved, favorite, dearest in German and is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers to promote and encourage new friendships among the blog community. Thank you Virginia for visiting my little blog and thinking there's some potential here .. and it's good to find a new friend! She really likes my 2011 Valentine's Day mantel and thank you V for finding me!

Check out Virginia's $500 makeover and the finished guest room! It's such a spacious room and she was able to take time for special details and a true one-of-a-kind space. Seriously. Check out the before.

Here's the deal! The Liebster Award is given to new bloggers with less than 200 followers who are doing wonderful, fresh work! And those of us in the under 200 category are a special breed - we get excited and notice when a new follower brings up the counter. Upon receiving it you do the following:
  1. Post the award on your blog for the world to see!!
  2. Show your thanks to the blogger who awarded you the Liebster by linking back to them.
  3. Reveal your five picks for the award and let them know they've been chosen.
  4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogsphere...other bloggers!
  5. Finally, the best rule of all, have fun and spread the love!
To narrow this down to five bloggers is NOT easy, but all of the following bloggies are so deserving!!

Liebster Award Recipients

The Whole EnCHELLEada is one of my girlies and has contributed so much to IHB. One of my favorite bloggers, she is the reason why I started blogging in the first place and I am eternally grateful for her inspiration! Watch her as she takes on the wedding planning journey of a lifetime.

I better get Devon on here immediately! She is two followers away from hitting the 200 person limit and I am not surprised that Miss Make is getting more popular! She's a teacher of sewing and her adventures and blog posts are so fun to read!! Her super bowl cupcake tutorial is on my list of To Do's for this weekend's party! GO PATRIOTS!

Kimberly was one of the first blogs that I started following and I fell madly, deeply in love with her pressed fall leaves display, which I used in 2010. Craftyland is full of home improvement, sewing and decorating ideas ... my favorite!!

I recently found Melly Sews when I was linking up at a few parties last week and I fell in love with her argyle hoody. After checking out her blog and previous posts, I'm surprised that this talented blogger has under 100 followers ... but I doubt that will stay low for much longer. All sewers must join her blog!!

Repurposing is so important to me and if I can't sell or donate it, there will be a new use. That's what I love about Knot All That I Seam (clever, I know). I recently fell in love with her numbered crate on wheels and I hope to find something similar to put some potted plants in! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us!

Congratulations ladies and I hope the decision to narrow down to five bloggers is much easier for you!!


  1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Debbie! Looks like you found some wonderful ladies to share the love with! Can't wait to see what else you have in store for the blog!! Congratulations again! Wonderful post!:)

  2. Thank you so much Debbie! So sweet of you to mention my little blog in your post! Nice to know that people are reading and being inspired by what you do, isn't it? :) I feel like yours was one of the first blogs I followed along with as well.
    Thanks again!

  3. Hi Debbie, what a wonderful and humbling surprise. Thank you so much for thinking of me. I love inspiring other people and it's nice to know I'm making a difference in the blogging world. :) Thank you so much. I can't wait to share the love as well. xxx J

  4. Well first of all, CONGRATS TO YOU!! I couldn't agree more with the kindness and creativity within the blogosphere - its so great! I am thankful to actually know you in the real world too :) Thanks for sharing the award with me.

  5. I found your blog by searching #LiebsterBlog on Twitter. I just wanted to say congratulations :) Today I too was gifted this wonderful award and I'm chuffed to bits. It looks like you do some really amazingly creative things. Awesome. :) Tango - lives in the middle of the North Sea & has family in Napa, CA.