03 March 2010


I want to do a post about awards because, even though I try to never feel guilt with this blog, when it comes to awards, I do. You see, I have been so blessed to *meet* so many wonderful bloggers through this process. I have received the sweetest comments, been given all of the virtual love that a girl could want, and I have felt encouraged and appreciated here. I have also been honored with awards. Quite a number of the actually.

The problem is this~ I haven't posted about them because something about it makes me feel odd. Honestly, I don't know what it is. I think that the ones where they ask questions about you are difficult for me because it makes me feel like I *HAVE* to write a certain thing rather than what is in my head that day. I also think that maybe, because, in the beginning I didn't post about them, I have felt guilty that if I started now, it would seem like I was ignoring the initial ones - like they didn't matter. You see? I am conflicted and guilty.

I guess what I wanted to say was that I honesty, truly feel honored when someone awards me with something because it makes me feel that, at the very least, they enjoy my blog. Maybe, just maybe, it has at one time inspired them. That is my goal in all of this - to inspire people, whether it is with food, or beauty, or photography, or kindness. Please don't think that I am not thankful that you would want to give me an award. Simply know that for now, I don't really *do* them, for whatever reason.



paige said...

i agree!
i think you put your thoughts into a beautiful entry & i give you a huge "amen"
drop my today ,i left you a little something
(seriously, awards or no awars your blog is incredibly inspiring & always a delight)
& i'm not just saying that so you'll add more pillows to your etsy shop.....

Kelly Ballard said...

It's always nice to receive recognition for your work. I understand your feeling conflicted on this. Blogging is such a labor of love, it's so personal the way us bloggers just put ourselves out there everyday, hoping to inspire someone. Your blog is lovely, with or without awards.Keep up the good work!

Second Hand Chicks

Melanie said...

Awards or not.. your blog is lovely and you are an inspiration! =D

I just began blogging again after taking some much needed time off. I found you through Dreamy Whites( another favorite) and am so happy I did.

Never feel guilty for being true to "You!"


Cottage Dreamers said...


☺ Celeste

Laurie said...

You said that perfectly!

Shaunna said...

Enough said...wonderful that you are striving to be humble! that said, love your blog and look forward to it! I just took some photos of some books yesterday, and I was channeling your blog while doing so! thanks for the inspiration!

Debby said...

I totally agree! Great post.

Simone said...

Perfectly put.....xo

seabold vintage market said...

I completely agree with everything you have said here and feel very much the same. It has always been hard for me to put this into words - thank you for doing so . . . xo - liz

by the way . . . LOVED the post on French women . . . style . . . and all!! French women love exactly who they are (without question) . . . and I absolutely love that about them!!

Teresa said...

You took the words RIGHT out of my mouth Kimberly....really you did!

Julie said...

Total agreement here! It's so nice of someone to think of you like that--but nothing but awkwardness for me to mention, post or anything like that on my blog...and the question thing...never did it. I have felt guilt about that too--thanks for expressing it so perfectly.

Hope you're having a lovely day!

Morning T said...

Very well said!!
Regardless, your blog, your home and your photography has inspired me on countless occassions so thank you and keep it up! :)

Low Tide High Style said...

Wonderful post! This has been the one part of blogging that makes me uncomfortable! I never want to hurt anyone's feelings so if I have to pass an award on to just 5 or even 15 people it makes me uncomfortable, even though I am appreciative of the recognition!

But your blog certainly is award worthy, that goes without saying!

Kat ;)

Florence said...

I agree it is humbling, I too hope to inspire people to do something that makes them feel good. You are a very humbling person. Thank you for your gift. Florence

Martha said...

I think this is right...very right...when I have gotten them I didn't want to seem ungrateful but I did them anyway...not really wanting too...youch!

ashlina said...

wonderful words!

Jboo said...

You DO have quite the amazing eye and blog! Always inspiring

Have a great Wednesday!


Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

You just read my mind... :) Agreed, on all fronts. I like your way of just putting it out there and handling it. No more award guilt! I like this post so much, I may just give you an award.....


Barn House said...

This made me chuckle and smile. :o)

Kathy said...

Ditto girlfriend!...
Hi five...and
thank you very much!


Love the Decor! said...

I too have struggled with this. While I love the recognition I guess I feel kind of odd about it too.
I always enjoy reading the things other award winners say but I guess in a way I must be lazy at heart to come up with my own answers ant then who do we give the award to that won't make the ones we don't pick feel left out...too much stress :)

Emily said...

those pink flowers are amazing...and so is your post!

June said...

So, so well said! Thank you for the great post.

Morgane said...

You're right i guess ... I wouldn't embarasse you with any tag promise lol!

daniela rota nodari said...

Bonne soirée Mimi,
J'adore tes magnifiques creations!!!
et ton Blog est très très Jolie!!!
je suis Follower!!!!

Bisous :)

à bientot

Daniela "DREAM SHABBY CHIC" Milano

hometown girl said...

beautifully put! congrats on romantic homes! susan

KarenSue said...

I feel the same way and thought maybe I was different. You said it so right. I'm new to you so I need to go back and visit.

Joelle Dolce Bebe said...

Beautiful Blog :)
I have been wanting to write this same post for quite some time.

I'll have to direct my readers to this post ;)

Thank You.

Congrats on Romantic Homes.
I am so happy to have found your blog. ~ I LOVE IT.

Thanks for the inspiration!
Best Wishes ~
Joelle XOXO

Paris Atelier said...

I couldn't agree more with everything you wrote here. I feel the same wya. Thanks for putting into words how I know a lot of u feel Bravo!

Dreamy Whites said...

Hi Kimberly
First of all thank you for leaving me such a sweet comment on my blog today! You have no idea how excited I was for you. You were so humble about it in your post! Your pictures are so amazing!
Now onto the subject you posted about, I am with you on this. But now I have to tell you about when I came across your blog about 2 months ago. I had just discovered blogs, I was going through a very sad time in my life & I came across a post that you directed us to family's site & to pray for their family. Oh my goodness I stayed up all night crying my eyes out. Not only did I pray for them, but it made me realize I needed to be thankful for the blessings in my life, and stop dwelling on the negative. There are others going through a lot worse. You have no idea how much you can change one's life with your blog. I know your blog & others have had a huge impact on my life.
So I want to thank you for all the inspiration you do provide us with. You are incredibly talented & I look forward to each new post.
Take Care,

Lori said...

Well said Kim ~ you inspire so many and I am proud to call you friend. xo

Kato said...

You are wonderfully great. Everyone loves your blog, awards or no awards. If I came here and you went against your 'normal' posting lovliness, I might be a bit sad.

So please keep it up! xoxoxo