CHEZ ELZA: Illuminating Blogger Award Recipient

Imagine my utter surprise today as I clicked on my latest post’s comments, to see I had been nominated by fellow designer Marilyn Russell to receive the ILLUMINATING BLOGGER AWARD !

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But, WHAT exactly is this award? This award can be bestowed to fellow bloggers you feel blog original, illuminating and informative content. I am very touched, merci, Marilyn! As you may not know, Marilyn is on my blogroll of favorite blogs, make sure to visit her blog, if you have a chance, as it is very unique. She clearly has a voice.

Most of us designers are bloggers. We blog to share our passion, share what we see, and to talk about how the creative process works. We enjoy visiting each other and learning from each others’ blogs. Here’s to you, Marilyn, and to all my fellow bloggers!

Here are the simple rules once you’re accepted the award:

  1. Visit the award site and leave a comment indicating your nomination and by whom.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you by posting and linking their blog.
  3. Include a courtesy link back to the official award site.
  4. Share one random thing about yourself in your award blog post.
  5. Select at least five other bloggers of which you enjoy reading their illuminating, informative posts and nominate them for the award. Please feel free to nominate more than five if you wish.
  6. Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog and include a link to the award site.

A RANDOM THING ABOUT MYSELF: I love gardening. Working in the garden is another creative outlet for me, but I don’t get myself all worked up about it. I just play and relax. I mix flowers, focusing more on scale than perfect color matching. Call it the English Garden experiment. The more, the merrier! The best part about gardening? I don’t think. It’s a completely zen activity.

And now, for the five bloggers I would like to nominate for original and inspiring content:

1-Emma’s Blogg

2-Radiant Republic

3-Everything In 3′s

4-Live the Life You Dream About

5-Quintessence

Have a perfectly relaxing weekend!

Barbara Elza

11 thoughts on “CHEZ ELZA: Illuminating Blogger Award Recipient

  1. Thank you so much Barbara!! I am so flattered you thought of me!! I look forward to checking out these other nominated blog as I only have visited one before!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!

  2. Wow! I am so honored that you thought of me! Thank you so very much, Barbara. I also enjoyed the fact you shared about yourself. I am hoping to become a more avid gardener and will have to ask you for tips ;) Off to check out the other blogs – and thank you again!

  3. What a nice way to honor a fellow decorator blogger! You have found a way to encourage each other with style!
    Congratulations!

  4. Barbara, thank you so much!! I’m honored that you thought of me! I’m excited to read the other blogs and to be a part of an award process that encourages and advocates such well wishing and community building within the design blogosphere. What a wonderful surprise on this Monday morning! Thank you again!

  5. Barbara,
    Thank you for such a kind gesture! I am flattered and grateful for the nomination. It is such a nice validation that “something” I’m saying resonates with others, and that you may feel inspired or feel the same passion that I do about a particular topic. My life is so busy right now, so, it’s nice to stop and reflect on other bloggers that inspire me and fuel my creativity!

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