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Blogger Recognition Award!

Blogger Recognition Award

The other day, my dear friend Mary from In the Boondocks nominated me for a Blogger Recognition Award! This award is for Encouragement, Accomplishments and well, Recognition. It acknowledges a bloggers capabilities in a motivating way. 

Mary and I met through blogging, in our little blog~community, partying and chatting and she is so talented and creative, she just amazes me with her projects and ideas. Mary transforms forgotten pieces into treasure, she writes in two languages and is so inspiring to me! Make sure to check out her blog!

Being relatively new to blogging, this award is absolutely encouraging to me. Blogging is a little bit intimidating for me at times, so I’m very thankful to Mary! 

These are the rules if you accept the award:

~ Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. 

~ Attach the award to the post

~ Write a post to show off your award

~ Give a brief story of how your blog started

~ Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers

~ Select 15 other bloggers you want to give the award to. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you. 

~ Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them.​

How my blog started:

I’ve always loved arts & crafts. Kreativ is german (I’m german) for creative! I used to change decor pieces I bought into something more my style. Then, living in Canada I discovered “Yard/Garage Sales” and I immediately fell for them and the chance to transform anything basically, to how I liked it. I love to be able to do that without spending a huge amount of money. Then, here in Spain, I slowly started gathering projects until I launched this blog of mine. It was a big step for me, as I was and still am new to a lot of what is involved with blogging. I must say I thought of it completely different, and it gives me so much each day and I’ve learned so much already and appreciate this experience. 

My advice for new bloggers:

I’m a new blogger myself, so I am open to any kind of advice always.

My first advice is:

Just do it! Go for it, get started, even if you think you can’t or you don’t know anything about blogging. You can! I didn’t know ANYTHING about it. The only thing I knew was, that I wanted to create and be creative and show it and have like a little keep~sake for all of my creations and ideas. I learned while doing it, while getting started and I am still learning and that’s ok and it’s great! 

My second advice is:

Make friends, be social, comment & go out there and party like it’s 1999!!! You get noticed and will slowly find your community and it’s amazing! 

And my nominees are:

  1. Andrea                  ( The Cottage Market )
  2. Natalie                  ( Mum in Brum )
  3. Keri                        ( Repurposing Junkie )                  
  4. Ilka                         ( Ilkas Blog )
  5. Tracey                    ( Mia Bella Passions )
  6. Pamela & Lauren ( Home on the Corner )
  7. Amanda                 ( Amanda Unfolded )
  8. Jenny                      ( Refresh Living )
  9. Mila                        ( Mila’s Little Things )

Alright, there you go! Make sure to check out all those great bloggers!!!

Other fellow bloggers I admire, have been nominated before so I didn’t add them to my list. Therefore I nominated 9 instead of 15. 

And another note: Andrea from The Cottage Market was my first blog-party to join and boy was I nervous I would get it right! She welcomed me and made me feel special and I love visiting her each week!!! 

Mary, thanks again for nominating me, you make blogging a lot more fun and I’m thankful to have met you!



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  • Lisa B.
    11/11/2015 at 04:42

    This is a great idea! I love giving recognition to fellow bloggers. This also offers encouragement when it’s really needed. Thanks for sharing this and linking up with us over at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!

    • Katrin
      11/11/2015 at 11:45

      Thank you Lisa! It is absolutely encouraging!!!

  • Life Loving
    09/11/2015 at 22:48

    You’re absolutely right! It’s lovely to be sociable, otherwise you can blog into a void. Get out there and read what others are writing. It’s such a friendly community.

    Thanks for linking up to #LifeLovingLinkie I hope to see you back again on Wednesday.

    Sally @ Life Loving

    • Katrin
      10/11/2015 at 12:20

      Thank you Sally 🙂

  • AJ @ Aspen Jay
    09/11/2015 at 16:01

    Hi Katrin,
    Congrats on the award! Wow you have lived everywhere! What has been your favorite place? Thanks for linking up with us at Talented Tuesday.

    • Katrin
      09/11/2015 at 20:44

      Thanks AJ! Ideally would be a little bit of each country I guess 😉

  • Amberjane
    08/11/2015 at 15:08

    Congratulation Katrin and Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

    • Katrin
      09/11/2015 at 11:53

      Thanks so much Amberjane!

    • Katrin
      09/11/2015 at 11:55

      Thank you so much!

  • Diana
    08/11/2015 at 04:23

    Congratulations, Katrin on receiving this award–what an honor for you to have your blogging recognized by a fellow blogger. You shouldn’t feel intimidated at all — you have a terrific blog with loads of people who enjoy visiting and reading about your wonderfully creative ideas. Thanks for linking up at Vintage Charm.

    • Katrin
      08/11/2015 at 09:20

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment Diana! I appreciate it!!

  • Heaven
    08/11/2015 at 00:41

    Congratulations on your award! I saw she nominated you and was glad. All the best going forward!

    • Katrin
      08/11/2015 at 09:23

      Thanks so so much Heaven!

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    06/11/2015 at 16:22

    Katrin, I am so happy that you decided to begin blogging, I love your space, it is so you. It’s like coming over for a cup of coffee and a chat. You shine through your page! Congrats on the award, you so deserve it. I see how hard you work at this and your deserve to be recognized! I love that you are open to learning, I found it so hard at first. I thought that once I created it that was it, but it’s all about learning, connecting, and being yourself. LOL Then throw in the rest of it, blogging is so much more than I ever thought when I started, but the important thing is adapting but keeping your voice and I see that happening with you. I love your space!! xx

    • Katrin
      06/11/2015 at 22:23

      Thanks so so much my friend! You know, I wanted to nominate you, but Mary did already and that’s great! Thanks for your encouraging words in each and every one of your comments. I appreciate them so much!I’m very happy to have met you here in blogland and hope we’ll actually meet one day in person!

  • Debbie
    06/11/2015 at 09:44

    Congratulations on your nomination, Katrin!
    More than deserved.
    Have a fabulous weekend!

    • Katrin
      06/11/2015 at 11:57

      Thanks so much Debbie, I so appreciate your visit!!!

  • ilka@ilkasblog
    06/11/2015 at 03:39

    Congratulations Kathrin. Your blog is indeed really creative, so inspiring and your ideas are original. Love reading it:)

    • Katrin
      06/11/2015 at 07:52

      You’re so sweet, thanks so much Ilka!! 🙂

  • Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty
    06/11/2015 at 03:06

    Congratulations! Sounds like you have some excellent company with your nominees as well. Thanks for sharing your success with us at Merry Monday! Tweeted!

    • Katrin
      06/11/2015 at 07:52

      Yes I do, Megan! Thanks so much!

  • Pamela Smith
    05/11/2015 at 01:42

    I finally made it here! Thanks you so much for the nomination and I accept!! It has been great keeping up with you here on the blog. I will get to work on this right away!

    • Katrin
      05/11/2015 at 07:29

      Thanks so much Pamela!!!

  • Karren Haller
    04/11/2015 at 14:30

    Congratulations Katrin on being recognized for outstanding blogging!!!
    Love your name!
    Happy Wednesday too and thank you for sharing your blog on the #OMHGWW this week!
    Have a fabulous day!

    • Katrin
      04/11/2015 at 21:53

      Thanks so much Karren! I really appreciate it!

  • Mum in Brum
    04/11/2015 at 11:06

    Congratulations Katrin, your blog is so lovely and you are so creative. I love that I feel I could attempt all of your projects and they never cost too much. Thanks so much for the nomination! I will get mine drafted soon xx

    • Katrin
      04/11/2015 at 12:52

      Aww thanks so much Natalie! Congrats right back at you!!! Thanks for visiting 🙂

  • Charlotte
    04/11/2015 at 10:43

    Congrats on getting nominated! Good luck! and keep doing what you’re doing it’s looking great!

    • Katrin
      04/11/2015 at 12:54

      Thanks so much Charlotte, you’re so sweet! 🙂

  • Amanda
    03/11/2015 at 19:19

    Thanks to much for the nomination Katrin. I just love your blog and am so glad we are connected. I can’t wait to draft this post ! 🙂 I’m going to try to get it in this week !!!

    • Katrin
      03/11/2015 at 20:34

      Hi friend!!! Me too, same here 🙂 Thank you Amanda!!!

  • Stella Lee@ Purfylle
    03/11/2015 at 12:06

    I know just what you mean about blogging being so much more then what you thought it was before you started. Thank you for sharing your blog beginnings with us ;o)

    • Katrin
      03/11/2015 at 12:11

      Thank you Stella, I really appreciate it! 🙂

  • Lynn Spencer
    02/11/2015 at 20:45

    Congratulations Katrin! Much deserved award for a very attractive blog. Love all your art projects and overall creativity.
    Have a fantastic day, Lymnmn

    • Katrin
      03/11/2015 at 10:47

      Thank you for your kind comment Lynn!!!

  • Mary-In the boondocks
    02/11/2015 at 18:58

    Katrin, Congratulations. You deserve it so much. Your blog is so unique and you are such a sweet presence in the middle of so much chaos. I want to thank you for giving me my first award and for forging this great friendship. I wish you all the best in the future in blogland. And know that I’ll be right there supporting you.

    • Katrin
      02/11/2015 at 20:00

      Thank you Mary! I so much appreciate you and your friendship!

  • Keri
    02/11/2015 at 14:39

    Katrin, thanks so much for the nomination!! It’s truly an honor!! You gave some great advice!!

    • Katrin
      02/11/2015 at 16:58

      You’re very welcome – you deserve it, I think you are so creative and your blog is great!!!