Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thank you!


I'll be wrapping up our stay at Bemtopia-by-the-Sea stay (Spoiler alert: The Numbers do something pretty whacky.) -- and perhaps ruminate on a few things 2012 -- this weekend, but first I need to say, Thank You!

Our two- and four-legged friends at The (Mis)Adventures of Sage presented us with an oh-so-lovely Liebster Blog Award. This is a pretty cool thing for us "boutique bloggers." Here's the scoop:

The Liebster Blog Award originated in Germany and recognizes up-and-coming bloggers. It is meant to showcase those who have fewer than 200 followers (that would me -- I'm still reeling from the fact that "random followers" have now exceeded "family-and-friends followers":- ). (Liebster means “favorite” or “dearest” in German.) It's presented in the spirit of pay-it-forward.

To accept the award, one must:

1. Copy and paste the award on their blog (Check!)

2. Link back to the blogger who gave them the award (Check!)

3. Pick five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award. And check!

Here goes:

a. Pants on a Raccoon: If you are a 30-Something raising kids under the age of 4 -- or if you want to re-live those glory days minus the little rascals creating chaos scampering around your house -- this blog is for you. CK's profile picture pretty much says it all for me.

b. Little Dogs on Long Leashes: Minx that she is, Miss Georgia Little Pea has ALREADY received a Liebster Award, but hey, it's the holidays. Plus her blog makes me laugh out loud. And she deigned "Bermtopia" a boutique blog.

c. Chronicles of Cardigan: Because, after Ben, Cardigan corgis are the cutest dogs in the world.

d. Thoughts before Coffee: I just stumbled upon this blog yesterday morning, courtesy of Aiming Low. She had me at "I'm not wearing deodorant."

e. I'm still working on my fifth. My people will contact with your people soon.

4. Hope that the five (or four in this case) blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.

Power to the Boutique Bloggers of the world! And oh, Happy New Year's, for pete's sake!


  1. Thanks for the award =) Glad you're hooked and it's always fun to find other bloggers

  2. oh you calling me a minx now? you oughta be glad you're across some big water, Ms Mary, and i'm not such a good swimmer [yet].

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for giving me the award!! i shall make sure The Typist puts you in the #1 spot for next year's awards post. you are too TOO kind :)

    i hope the berms are treating you gently this winter, and mr ben too. and that you're having a great 1st day of the new year. [assuming you're already there, i don't know for sure because you're a bit slow where you are].

    HUGS!!!! and MWAHS! x

  3. Congratulations to you, Bermtopia! I think you might shed that boutique classification if you keep it up.

    And, danke! Thank you! You are kind. :) Ben and Cardigans are definitely cute - Liebster Hunds!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!