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Monday, January 23, 2012

The Liebster Blogger Award

I've just sent out a thank you post for all the support I've received since I started this blog on my 49th birthday in June of 2010.  It was a gift to myself that I hoped would give me some perspective on what my place is now that my not so little girls are more independent.  I'm still homeschooling my youngest, who is in 10th grade and my oldest, who graduated from homeschooling, is attending university as a junior.  I'm still figuring it out as I move toward graduating my last in 2 years.

Blogging can be tough going, and it means a lot when someone reaches out to let you know they appreciate what you're doing.

Last year, a fellow herb blogger, Sarah, paid me a very nice compliment.  It meant a lot to me because she is not a newcomer to the field of herbal medicine.  We found each other somehow (blogging is funny that way) and, as she said, we knew we were kindred spirits!  She's blogging about her passion for herbs @ Wellness the Natural Way.  The compliment she gave me was in the form of a blogger award called The Leibster Award.  This honor is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers as a way to bring a buzz of attention to their blog and increase their readership, to give their efforts a little recognition.  Share a little blogger love.

I googled "Liebster" and the translation from German that I found was "favorite translation."  How nice!

It is the duty of everyone who receives the Liebster Award to find 5 blogs that they admire, who have less than 200 followers, and pass the honor along.  It was tough to choose!  There are a lot of great blogs out there that I follow and enjoy.  Many of them don't display their followers so it's hard to know how many they have and I didn't have time to write to you all.  Others have more than 200 which eliminates them.  I've narrowed it down to five but I wish I could share with so many more.
One thing that I noticed as I perused blogs I follow to choose my five was the frequent use of the word "journey" in their descriptions.  We're all on a journey to find a better, more natural approach to sustainable lifestyles, pursuing our dreams and finding our way.  Our paths may be different but our goals are the same.  We are women who are making our way through life trying to make a better life for our families in one way or another.
Congratulations to the following bloggers!

Molly's Muses - a freelance photographer who love art and capturing people on film, Molly has a heart for the Lord and has done a wonderful work photographing little angels who's time on this earth is very short.

Herb Mother- after stepping away from the daily grind, Latisha's offering encouragement to embrace the crunchy lifestyle and experience the bounties of this earth.

Phytotherapy - besides being a Family Herbalist through Vintage Remedies, Megan describes herself as an Upscaler and Thrift Store Treasure Hunter. Check out her blog for ideas and recipes for natural cleaning, personal care and herbal remedies.

Methow Valley Herbs - Rosalee is an herbalist trainer, a licensed massage therapist, has mentored under some very well known herbalists, with inspiration from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayruveda, and  Western Herbalism.

Natural Health and Prevention - Jessica works to encourage good health through prevention and wellness techniques as a Holistic Wellness Practitioner.  She studies with Vintage Remedies School of Natural Health and East-West School of Herbal and Aromatic Studies.

Many thanks again to Sarah for sharing this award with me!  Please check out Sarah's blog @ Wellness the Natural Way and the featured blogs and let them know I sent you.

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Hope you "Like" it!
Much herbal love,

A passion for organics


  1. Don't you just love the blogging world? Thanks for the good reads.

  2. Wow! Thank you so much, Sharon! You are a great blogging inspiration. I look forward to growing my blog this year and this is just the boost I needed. =)
    I look forward to checking out all the bloggers mentioned!


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