Friday, November 15, 2013

A Beautiful Award

Quite some time ago I had the unexpected and very welcome surprise of being awarded this beautiful award by a fairly new young blogger, Khloe Grace.  Khloe blogs at ‘All Things Good’ and writes about crafty things, recipes, devotions, fashion and more.  You can visit her here

The rules for this particular award, the ‘Elegant Blogger Award’, are featured below…

When you receive the award, you must link back to ‘All Things Good’ blog and the blog that nominated you.
Display the award button in your post.
Answer all of the twelve standard questions listed by the blogger who created the award.
Nominate twelve other bloggers you think should receive the ‘Elegant Blogger Award’.
Notify them that they have been awarded.

The Questions…

What made you decide to start blogging?

In April 2009 I began blogging.  This was after my mother’s special friend started her blog, Back to Ancient Ways.
At this stage I didn’t really understand how the computer worked or how to get around the internet, so being able to write, post photographs and change the look of a background page all on the web seemed too good to be true! 
After speaking to my parents about the possibility of starting my own blog, I contacted Aunty Linnie for help in how to get going.  The rest is history!

What is your fashion style?

I love being a girl and wearing feminine clothes such as dresses and peasant tops in floral prints.  Mom, Nancy and I are currently working on sewing our own clothing so we can make items to suit our own personal style.

Where is your favorite place to shop?

I don’t actually have a favourite place to shop – usually it is wherever the Lord leads…  I always ask Him for guidance and to help me find bargains and the right clothing which will be comfortable and stylish, yet modest.

What would your ideal amount of blog followers be?

When I was in my second year of blogging, I began to make friends with other bloggers around the world.  I noticed that their blogs were a lot more popular than mine, judging from the amount of followers they had on their sidebar.  But I soon realised blogging is about the journey, not about how many people decide to join.  From then on I tried to stay focused on what really mattered, and that was writing and sharing encouraging experiences.  Even if only two people read my posts, that was sufficient.  My blog has grown considerably since then and I still get excited when I get a new follower, but I am not driven by this at all.  I also don’t try to post to please anyone, but rather what the Lord puts on my heart to write and what would please Him.

What are your talents?

I believe that everyone has gifts and talents given to them by the Lord. 
Everyone is different and everyone excels at different things - this is why I do not feel that I need to share any of the things I find myself ‘talented’ in – I fear this will give the impression that I am boasting. 
But if you had to ask me to list a few of the many things I am passionate about, then I’m afraid you’re in for a long haul!  I have so many interests – working in the garden, cooking, preserving (making jams, chutneys and pickles), crafting, sewing, writing, music, reading, blogging…  And the list goes on:-)

Are you a leader or a follower?

I am naturally a leader – I don’t know if being the eldest of six children has anything to do with this, but each day I try to become more of a follower and submit more to the authority of my elders.

What is one of your favorite quotes?

When I was about ten and we were living in Sedgefield, I decided I would write little notes with verses and quotes on to pop into my dad’s lunchbox each day.  I still remember writing this quote for my dad one day… 

It is special to me because God really has done the impossible in our lives and has answered so many of our prayers that I can’t even begin to recall…

“If you are anxious, remember that with God all things are possible!  Nothing is impossible with HIM!”


Do you have a favorite book or book series?

I am not a great reader, although I certainly would like to become more of one. 
To be very honest, though, once I start a good book, I get so engrossed that all my chores, school work and hobbies go by the wayside!  But a few of my favourite books include Christy by Catharine Marshall (the most inspiring book I’ve ever read) and A Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers as well as the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series by Lucy Maud Montgomery. 

 Out of all of the synonyms for elegant, which would you describe yourself with (smart - stylish - dressy - graceful - dainty - fine)?

I really don’t think I could answer this question 100% correctly.  Each day I pray for grace to become a woman with more of a gentle and quiet spirit (graceful). 

What is your favorite flower?

I love all flowers, but I think sweet peas, pink roses, poppies and pansies the prettiest of all... 

What is something none of your followers know about you?

I have no secrets as such - or any that I could share with you that would be interesting, but perhaps you didn’t know that I began to play the cello earlier this year and dream of becoming an accomplished cellist and playing with my sisters…:-)  We love music in our house!

The bloggers I have chosen to nominate for this award are listed below…

Tane from Fifth out of Ten

Grace from God’s Grace

Amber from Blessings Blog

Kianna from Kianna’s Korner

Grace from HisDaughter

Jess from MissJess Writes

Aaliyah from Growing in His Image

Ginger Girls from Laughter and Lipgloss

Kathryn from Chatty Kathy

Lily from Lily in His Field

And Rifke from Through the Window

Thank you again to Khloe Grace for awarding me!


Ginger Girls said...

Thanks sooo much Kelly for nominating us!

Madison said...

Thank you for the award, dear! I have actually decided not to do these because I don't have enough time. But it was so sweet of you to choose to nominate me. I really appreciate it.



Grace Le Feuvre-Smith said...

Hey Kelly, I love this post even thou I don't usually don't read long post, but I now that I would enjoy this post, AND BOY DID I ENJOY IT, I ENJOY EVERY WORD OF IT.. ;) I don't really have a to much of a style, but I a have one! :) I think that my only talents are a little bit of ceramics, and tennis. I am a follower. My favorite
series is the The Boxcar Children! Anyway goodbye now! Lots of love Grace xxxxxxxx

Kelly-Anne said...

You're very welcome, Madi! No problem at all - I completely understand! But I do so love reading your blog:-) Much love, Kelly-Anne xxx

Kelly-Anne said...

Thank you dear Grace! Always love to stop by your blog and see what you've up to! Lots of love, Kelly <3

Kelly-Anne said...

You're very welcome, Sapphire! And thank you for always leaving me such lovely comments - I appreciate every one! Love, Kelly

Grace Mattox said...

Thank you so much for this award! I feel so bad that I haven't responded to it yet. So sorry! I love Anne of Green Gables too (: yay! I'm so excited! Thank you, thank you!