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Premio Dardos Award

I’m ridiculously behind, and absolutely need to catch up, on award posts – so today will be another one. About a month ago (on the 10th of March, to be exact) I was nominated for the Premio Dardos award by Jenna from Julla. If you still don’t know who she is, go check out her blog now and show her some love! Premio Dardos, which apparently means ‘prize darts’ in Spanish and which I’d never heard of before, is awarded ‘in recognition of cultural, ethical, literary and personal values – transmitted in the form of creative and original writing’. Goes without saying that, despite feeling like I don’t quite deserve this, I am hugely honored to receive it. Thanks a million Jenna, for considering me when choosing your nominees! Now, according to the rules, I need to pass this on to 15 fellow bloggers. I’ll start with the ones that I can think of, off the top of my head – and just label this ‘a work in progress’, adding to it as I go …

Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award

A few weeks back, I was kindly nominated for the Sisterhood of the World, Blogger Award by the lovely Jenna, from Julla. She is a great new, blogging friend and was sweet enough to include me in her list of people who are “sweet, supportive, and generous to their fellow bloggers” and to whom this award is geared towards. Thank you sweetie! If you guys get a minute, you should really go check out her blog – she’s relatively new to the blogosphere and features some lovely posts. And now, without further ado, here’s: The Rules – Thank the blogger who nominated you (linking back to their site) – Answer the 10 questions sent to you – Make up 10 new questions for your nominees to answer – Nominate 7 fellow bloggers, link them in your post & let them know My Answers to Jenna’s Questions 1. What is your favorite TV show? That’s a tough one… I watch (and enjoy) so many! Just because it’s the one I’ve been binge watching lately, I’ll go with “The …

When in a rut…

First of all, please allow me to apologise for the minor interruption in access to Lifestyle Counter, earlier today. What happened (as it often does) was that I kind of, slowly but steadily, grew tired of my old template and started feeling like a change. I hope you like the new layout (there’s probably still gonna be some tweaking here and there, but you get the general idea). Let me know if you believe the design leap of faith to have been a succesful one – or if you’d rather I’d let sleeping dogs lie and stuck with my old design. I’d also welcome any suggestions for improvement or ideas you might have to make the “new” Lifestyle Counter better, so do tell me all about them in the comments below.

Creative Blogger Award

On Feb. 22 I was kindly nominated for the Creative Blogger Award, by the lovely Jaanethough from Singapore! First of all I’d like to say ‘THANKS’ – knowing that you girls (& guys) out there enjoy Lifestyle Counter means the world to me! Then I’d also like to apologize for not tackling this sooner. I would hate for that to come across as ungrateful when, in fact, it’s just another side-effect of my – generally – being all over the place. So, without further ado, here goes: The Rules: Nominate 20 other blogs and their links Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important) Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers Notify all nominees via their social media/blogs Pass these rules on to them My 5 Facts: I’m currently obsessed with “How to Get Away With Murder” and “The Americans”. On that last note, I also have the sneaking suspicion I’m developing a bit of a crush on Matthew Rhys (it’s the eyes I tell you)! I’m absolutely rubbish …

Upcoming Guest Post Collab

I recently joined a group of fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers on Facebook and am happy to say I’ve already ‘met’ quite a few lovely people and found a number of interesting new blogs to follow. One of those people (& blogs) is Danielle Alinia from ‘Danielle Did What?’. Her blog is so well-rounded & interesting – I loved it immediately (& highly recommend it, especially if you’re interested in reading more than just beauty news and features – i.e. photography, books, cooking, fitness etc.)! Given the above it should come as no surprise that when I saw a post of hers, asking for blog submissions for consideration re: a guest interview feature she was planning, I answered immediately. To cut a long story short, Danielle and I have now scheduled a little blog collab: I’ll do the ‘Hot Seat’ interview feature for her blog and she’ll do a ‘Blogger Focus’ feature for mine. Despite the fact that I’ve been at this (blogging thing) for quite a while now, this is my first ever collaboration …