i am having the most kickass week.

i have been given by the lovely lu of moosenoose the liebster blog award.  woot! 

{i may have actually made that noise out loud on the bus when i checked my email.  i'm not saying, though.}

this award is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers, as a way of creating new connections.  liebster is german and means 'dearest' or 'beloved' but it can also mean 'favorite'.  when you receive the award, you then pass it onto 5 other deserving bloggers as a way to pay it back and spread the love.  how cool is that?

the rules are:

1. show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.

2. reveal your top 5 picks {or more} for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

3. post the award on your blog.

4. bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogosphere - other bloggers.

5. and, best of all - have fun and spread the karma!

moosenoose is one of my favorite blogs.  sitting down with lu's musings is like having a cup or three of coffee and a chat/good stiff drink and many laughs with a best girlfriend.  the kind of girlfriend to who's home you start the evening off in pajamas because she makes you feel just that comfortable.  {we have actually had this conversation.}

the other ladies i would like to shout out to are {of course in no particular order and for various reasons aside from all being awesome...}

kimberly of a night owl blog

mrs. vintage of lost cabin

meg of meg-mix