Giddy: The Liebster Blog Award

Last week, Laura Stanfill graced me with the Liebster Blog Award.

Say whaaaat?  I’m so tickled, you guys!  Not only because it’s über fun to win an award (which, of course, it is), but also because I get to do one of my favorite things, and PASS IT ON!

Oh, heck yes.

So here’s what the Liebster Blog Award is all about:

Liebster is the German word for ‘dearest’.  (awwww….)  The Liebster Blog Award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.

Cool, right?

There are some stipulations to accepting the reward:

*If you accept, you need to thank, reference, and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.  THANK YOU LAURA!!

*Reveal your top five picks for passing the award on, and let them know by commenting on their blog.

*Copy and paste the award onto your blog (who wouldn’t want that super-cute graphic on their blog?)

*Hope the people you award the blog to choose five new bloggers of their own and keep the love going!

So, here comes the fun part.  Check out these new bloggers – love them!

*Ginger Calem is fun, funny, sassy, sweet (except when she’s channeling her inner-Beatrix-evil-self)…and so is her blog.

*Fabio Bueno’s blog is brand-spanking new, but he had me at “Thanksgiving Hangover”.

*Jessica O’Neal truly is one sexy little nerd.  Love her blog!

*Lena Corazon is one busy gal, and one fabulous writer.  I can’t wait to see where she takes her story of a matriarchal-bird-inspired-civilization.  Really, really, really, really, really (are you reading this Lena?) hoping she’ll let me be a beta-reader!!

*Emma Burcart‘s blog is like a combination of your best friend and your favorite jeans – comfy, easy to talk to (aka, read and comment), and keeps you coming back for more.

Okay.  I’ve shared my five (and believe me, I wish the award allowed for more!).  Now, go read ’em, and love ’em!  And if you’re a recipient…

You know what to do.