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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

written by Shelley Marsh 26/09/2013

This post is a bit out of the ordinary for my regular Money Mummy readers.  Today it is not all about the thrilling topics of tax, superannuation or mortgages.  No! Today is all about sharing the bloggy love and you getting to know more about what I like to read and finding out a bit more about the “mummy” behind the “money”.

You see, this week I got nominated for a ‘Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award’ by the wonderful Emily of Emily Morgan Writes.  Emily is an amazing writer and her site is a wonderful source of inspiration and information for all writers.  She helps to improve my writing with her invaluable tips and expertise.  Check her out her site here.  So thank you Emily for nominating me!

So what is the award all about?  The rules of this award are pretty straight-forward.  The award is shared among female bloggers who inspire one another with their writing.

My job as a recipient is to:

  1. Post the logo on my blog.
  2. Thank the person who nominated me.  Thanks Emily! 🙂
  3. Choose 10-12 other ladies who blog as my nominees.
  4. Post the links to the nominees’ blogs and notify each of them on their blog.

I thought this award would be a great opportunity to introduce you all to some of my favourite bloggers and share some of the bloggy love.  These ladies inform me, inspire me, expand my horizons and challenge how I think.  Make sure you do yourself a favour and stop by a few of them.  I promise, you won’t regret it.

So, lets get in to it!

(1) Kindness By Design

My first nominee is the wonderful Kendall from Kindness By Design.  Kendall is kindness not only in name but also in nature.  Her blog inspires me to be a better person and reminds me that looking good does not be at the expense of my ethics or the environment.  Kendall is eco chic personified, championing designers and retailers that are both ethical and eco-friendly.  Kendall has gone out of her way to help me navigate my way through the blogosphere and for her kindness I am truly grateful.  A fantastic blogger and a wonderful friend, who is looking to make our world a better place.  Check her out here or on Facebook here.

(2) Mums Take Five

If you want quick and easy ideas on a craft to do with the kids or something for dinner then Nic and Bel at Mums Take Five are the ladies to see.  They have a raft of awesome ideas that inspire and amaze me.  We will definitely be instituting the dinosaur garden in our household, and check out their Facebook page for the amazing artwork Bel put on her son’s wall.  For more ideas have a look at their site here and Facebook page here.  p.s they were also this month’s hosts of the Digital Parents Blog Carnival – well done ladies!

(3) The Thrifty Issue

Alison from the Thrifty Issue is my go-to lady on all things thrifty.  She has lots of ideas on how to be smart with your cash while still enjoying life.  I particularly like her Friday night “Worthy Wine” posts.  Great wines for under $10!!!  Who knew???  Alison is kind, generous and a wise counsel to me on all things blogging.  Check out her site here and on Facebook here.

(4) Mummy Hearts Money

Next up is another blogger in the money space, it is the lovely Elise from Mummy Hearts Money.  Elise has great tips on how to make your dollar stretch further.  Make sure you check out her ‘Make me rich’ series about her journey to employing a financial planner.  Not only is Elise great with money but she has a rockin’ sausage roll recipe which was so easy even I could make it! Check Elise out here and on Facebook here.

(5) The Fresh Home Cook

Now you know you have an awesome cooking site when you inspire me to want to be a better cook!  This is exactly what Jodie from The Fresh Home Cook has done for me!  Her recipes are fabulous and the photography amazing.  Do not look at her site if you are hungry though, the pics are to die for!  I cannot tell you what a great job Jodie is doing in inspiring me to be better in the kitchen and not dislike it quite so much 🙂  Check out Jodie’s site here and on Facebook here.

(6) Honey You Baked

Yes another cooking site!  What is happening to me?  However, this is another cracker.  If you are looking for great cooking ideas and household tips, Danni and Mel are the ladies to check out.  Their lunch box ideas are amazing and are sure to tempt the fussiest of eaters!  Check out Danni and Mel’s site here and on Facebook here.

(7) Dr Leanne Winter – Raising Boys

Dr Leanne Winter is a parenting researcher and her site is devoted to the joys and challenges of raising boys.  As you all know, I have a girl, but I still find Leanne’s advice fundamental in helping me think differently about how I parent and giving me ideas on how to improve my parenting skills.  If you have boys or girls or a mix of both Dr Leanne Winter, is definitely worth a read.  Check out her site here and on Facebook here.

(8) The Plumbette

Bec is so many amazing things – she is a mum, a blogger, a fashion stylist and a female plumber.  When my daughter grows up I want her to have the option to enter a trade, not just the traditional female ones but anything she wants to do.  Bec is a trail-blazer for all our daughters and the best part is she shares her knowledge and journey with all of us.  Check out her great blog here and her Facebook page here.

(9) You Learn Something New Every Day

I am passionate about reading to my daughter, and Emily from You Learn Something New Every Day has fantastic ideas on what to read to your children.  Check out her site here and Facebook page here

(10) Fertile Healing

This is a new blog for me but it is on a topic very close to my heart, infertility.  We struggled to get our daughter and it is something I will never forget.  We did not use IVF but having watched several friends go through it I think it is a magnificent idea to have a site dedicated to infertility and the IVF process.  Check it out here and on Facebook here.

I hope you get a chance to check out some of these great reads and I promise we will be back to our usual Money Mummy fare next week with “Should I fix the interest rate on my mortgage?”.  Stay Tuned!

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Emily Morgan 26/09/2013 at 9:43 pm

Hey, thanks Money Mummy! Glad you liked your award! I also love some of the bloggers you mentioned, but you’ve introduced me to some great sounding new ones as well – can’t wait to check them out!

Shelley Marsh 27/09/2013 at 10:04 pm

I loved the award Emily! Thanks so much for nominating me! It was such a fun post to write and I love having the opportunity to spread some bloggy love. So thank you again! Money Mummy

Alison @ The Thrifty Issue 27/09/2013 at 7:07 am

Congratulations on being nominated Money Mummy! And thanks for nominating The Thrifty Issue. I’m so pleased we have found each other, and have formed a cool blogging friendship. Looking forward to checking out all your fave blogs. Cheers, Al x

Shelley Marsh 27/09/2013 at 10:02 pm

Hi Alison, I am very grateful for our friendship too! It is great to have someone to chat to about all sorts, from our kids getting croup to life in the blogosphere. I feel very lucky indeed! Money Mummy

Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me 27/09/2013 at 7:31 am

These awards really are a great way for us to learn about new bloggers and share the bloggy love. I haven’t heard of a lot of those bloggers, so I will definitely check them out.

Shelley Marsh 27/09/2013 at 9:59 pm

Hi Renee, yes I always love sharing the bloggy love and it is such a great way to find new reads. Money Mummy

Leanne Winter 27/09/2013 at 9:13 am

Congratulations Shelley, so well deserved. Thanks so much for your nomination and kind words about my blog. I will enjoy checking out all of your other nominees also.

Shelley Marsh 27/09/2013 at 9:58 pm

Thanks Leanne, I really love your blog so your nomination was well deserved. I am looking forward to reading your next post. Money Mummy

Tanya 27/09/2013 at 9:52 am

Hi Shelley
Thanks so much for the nomination I really appreciate it. I can completely see why you have been nominated as this blog is such a wonderful resource. Some great recommendations will be sure to check them out.

Shelley Marsh 29/09/2013 at 5:40 pm

Thanks Tanya! You are doing great work on your blog. Such an important topic so keep up the good work. Money Mummy

Wendy Parks 27/09/2013 at 1:00 pm

Congratulations on your award! And thanks for sharing the bloggy love – I’m off to check out some of your recommended blogs 🙂

Shelley Marsh 27/09/2013 at 9:57 pm

Thanks Wendy! I appreciate your support. Money Mummy

Stephanie 27/09/2013 at 1:00 pm

Congratulations! Lovely that you can share the bloggy love.

Shelley Marsh 27/09/2013 at 9:56 pm

Hi Steph, I am a huge fan of sharing the bloggy love. It is one of the best things of being part of the blogging community, the support that everyone gives each other. After spending many years in the cut throat finance industry it is a wonderfully refreshing change! Money Mummy

Emily 27/09/2013 at 2:01 pm

I’m touched! Thank you! Better up the book reviews on the blog! x

Shelley Marsh 27/09/2013 at 9:55 pm

Hi Emily, thanks for giving us a great blog to read! Your nomination was much deserved. Money Mummy

Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me 27/09/2013 at 3:07 pm

Much deserved hunny, I was also one of the lucky ones given the award by Emily – Great list of nominees there I’m already an avid stalker of most of those blogs x

Shelley Marsh 27/09/2013 at 9:53 pm

Hi Emily, yes I noticed Emily had also passed the award on to you. A great choice on her behalf, but I was feeling more than a little ripped off that she had nominated you first and that I couldn’t put you on my list!!! Money Mummy

Toni @ Finding Myself Young 27/09/2013 at 9:11 pm

I love finding new blogs to read and I hadnt heard of some of these before today, thanks for sharing them.

Shelley Marsh 27/09/2013 at 9:52 pm

Hi Toni, glad I could help you find some new reads. I hope all is going well with that gorgeous baby girl of yours and that you are settling in well to motherhood. Money Mummy

Jodie@FreshHomeCook 28/09/2013 at 1:21 pm

Congratulations Shelley! Well deserved shout out for you & your awesome blog! I have never been that interested in money & all that stuff – but that is changing since reading your blog!

Thanks so much for including me in your list – it means a lot & I am ever so grateful for the support & encouragement you share so willingly!!

Keep up the great work!! xx

Shelley Marsh 29/09/2013 at 5:33 pm

No worries Jodie! I look forward making your beef lasagna this week! Money Mummy

Grace 29/09/2013 at 8:14 pm

Love how you’ve got a great mix of blogs I know and yet still need to discover!
Congrats on the awesome award! Love your blog!

Shelley Marsh 29/09/2013 at 10:19 pm

Thank you Grace, you are very kind to say so. Money Mummy

Cybele @ BlahBlah 30/09/2013 at 9:17 pm

Awesome mix of blogs. Great suggestions x

Shelley Marsh 01/10/2013 at 10:07 am

Thanks Cybele! Glad you liked it!

Kendall (EcoDesignGirl) 08/10/2013 at 6:41 pm

Aaah!!! I’m so so honoured 😀 😀 😀

Thank you so much Shelley for the nomination + award!!!

I hope this helps to spread the word on gorgeous ethical fashion + design ;D

KB xo

Shelley Marsh 08/10/2013 at 6:49 pm

No worries Kendall, you are a great blogger and a wonderful friend who is making a real difference in this world. I am more than happy to spread the word in any way that I can for your wonderful cause!

Ally 30/10/2013 at 1:28 am

Congratulations on the award!

Shelley Marsh 30/10/2013 at 9:59 pm

Thank you Ally! 🙂


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