Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Beautiful Blogger Award

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Beautiful Blogger Award


1. Thank the person that nominated you and link to their blog.

Well I have been nominated for this a few times in the past week or two, and so I thought I'd do a multiple acceptance post to combine them!

Thank you all so much for nominating me! I feel so flattered, and I love all three of these blogs - they are among my Top 5 daily MUST read blogs and each of these girls is absolutely lovely! I can't recommend their blogs highly enough :)

2. Tell us how the idea of  making a blog popped up and what makes you continue it?

Well I started reading a few blogs that friends had started, and I really enjoyed them. I have always loved writing and fancied myself as a bit of an amateur writer (I write stories and screenplays for fun), so I thought starting my own blog would be a good way to keep in practice - I had no idea how fun it would be and how much of a community feel beauty blogging has to it! My friends blogs were more healthy living and lifestyle blogs, I just decided to write about fashion & beauty because its what I enjoy - I'm glad I chose that as I am now totally hooked on blogging :)

3. Describe a usual day in your life.

Well at the moment I'm sick so I'm signed off work, but usually a day in my life during the week would be getting up at about 6 am, showering and getting ready for work. My boyfriend Jon drops me off to work at a breakfast club at a local school. I arrive at 7.15 am and set up activities for the children, they start arriving at 7.30 and I help to give them breakfast and play with them until its time to drop them off at school at about 8:50 am. I then leave work at 9 am, and come home - I do household chores, get in some internet time, watch tv, have lunch, etc. I also spend some time doing bits & pieces for my side business.
Then at about 2:45 I head back to work again for the after school club, I start work at 3.15 and again - its all setting up activities, keeping the kids entertained, serving them snack, etc. I finish work at 6.15 and come home, usually make dinner and then spend the evening with Jon - we usually watch tv or a movie, chat, I do my nails, etc.

If its the weekend, I tend to have a lie in and either I'll have a party to do that day (I have a party planning/childrens entertainment business on the side) or we'll go out somewhere.

4. The best collaboration with a blogger.

I haven't really collaborated with anybody yet, but I hope to be doing so soon! :)

5. The worst collaboration with a blogger.

See above :)
6. Describe what having a blog means to you.

Well as I said, I absolutely love it! Its a great outlet and its just a fun and rewarding hobby :)

7. Nominate 5 other bloggers. (I'm cheating...I'm doing 6)

Linzi Louisa @ When It Rains It Pours


  1. I'm going to be doing my own mini breakfast club with my friends 4 children from September, plus having Gracie too, it will be fun!

    Its great to learn more about you hun. x :-)

    1. Ooooh cool! So you'll be childminding kind of then? My sister is a mummy too and shes starting her own childminding home business in September, I think its a fab idea! :)


  2. congrats on the award!
    blogging is so fun :)


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