Tuesday, 23 July 2013

My Two Year Bloggiversary: Presenting The Little Lammie Awards

Not Dressed As Lamb Little Lammie Awards
Firstly - it's my birthday! So Happy 41st Birthday to me :) Secondly - that would also mean it's my blog's birthday too - where has two years gone? It's turned into a bit of a monster, this blogging lark... and I wouldn't be without it for the world.

So rather than focus on my birthday - I can do that in real life and blog about it later - for this post I thought it was about time that ALL the extra specially loyal followers I have (you know who you are) were properly recognised. I had a think about this, and a nickname naturally came to me one day when messaging someone on Twitter... it's a rather lovely term of endearment that suits you lot perfectly because I think you're all so great. 


So if you're a fan of Not Dressed As Lamb you get to call yourself a special name:



You're one of my Little Lammies.


That's right, Lady Gaga has her Little Monsters, Glee fans are Gleeks, One Direction fans are called Directioners (I'm not going to mention that little singing boy from Canada) - and you, my dear readers, are my Little Lammies. All just for fun of course, but why not?


And as it's my two-year bloggiversary, and as I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for their amazing support, I thought I should highlight some of the most loyal readers by giving out the first ever Little Lammie Awards to the following twelve bloggers. I'm truly sorry I can't feature everyone, but I tried to pick just 10 - there were 12 finally. So in no particular order (I love all my Little Lammies equally), here they are.



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Sacramento - Mis Papelicos
Sacramento - Mis Papelicos
Oh wonderful, wonderful Sacramento is definitely one of my Little Lammies: she is such a huge supporter of mine! She has this thing about me wearing skirts and dresses (whenever I post an outfit featuring a dress I know for certain she will leave an excitable comment). An extra award is also deserved for her services to pattern mixing and creative combinations - they're truly funky.


Rachel - Rachel the Hat
Rachel - Rachel the Hat
A fellow UK blogger, Rachel is my retro vibe queen. With her raven hair and gorgeous figure she looks like she was made to wear the entire ModCloth range. She's been with me since the early days and always has a kind word to say on the blog or Twitter.


Brooke - What 2 Wear
Brooke - What 2 Wear
Not only does Brooke leave the most fabulous, hilarious comments I've ever read, but she wears outfits that I simply die over. She dresses as if she's on a catwalk every day and makes it all look so effortless and fun. And she's a mum.


Bella - Citizen Rosebud
Bella is the creator of the brilliant +40 Blog Roll (if you're over 40 and not on it, get yourself registered now!). She really knows how to put outfits together without a care in the world for age or convention. I love her fearless attitude and she flatters me far too much. Far too much.


Emma - Awkward Magazine
I don't think bloggy friends come much better than Emma, for reasons she and I know. Although her blog isn't strictly just fashion, her writing is so thoughtful, insightful and poignant, I urge you to get over there now and have a read (I'm not kidding when I say it might just change your life). Oh - and she has the most bewitching green eyes I think I have ever seen.


Sheree - It's Not That Deep
Sheree - It's Not That Deep
Sheree and I have been bloggy friends for, like, ever. We've helped each other out a lot in the past and the next time I'm in the States, we're going out for cocktails without question. Plus, that body! That wardrobe! The stunning photography! It's all too much.


In a community where you read "cute outfit!" all too often, Greetje is a breath of fresh air. She will always leave an honest, well observed comment and does this on nearly every post on my blog (putting me to shame). Plus check out her funky wardrobe - this woman knows how to accessorize.


Marlene - Chocolate Cookies & candies
Marlene - Chocolate Cookies & Candies
The only bloggy friend I met in person first (at an event), Marlene has left me some of the sweetest comments and Tweets. Not forgetting her blog has won a photography award and she can rock a Chanel tweed jacket like no-one else I know.


Daniella - Lella Victoria
Daniella - Lella Victoria
Daniella has commented on nearly every post of mine, ever (also putting me to shame. Must. Do. Better). Plus she's got the most fabulous designer wardrobe and is practically my neighbour, living only 20 minutes down the road from me. She is, in fact, my definition of grown-up young cool, which I know is a bit of a contradiction, but just go to her blog. You'll see what I mean.


Adrienne - The Rich Life on a Budget
I'm not kidding when I say I think Adrienne must be one of the nicest people I'm ever likely to meet, even though I've not met her. Her writing and observations are spot on and she always says the kindest things - you should also check out her "How I Wear My" series. Oh, and she's all long legs, gorgeous hair and preppy-chic perfection. Gah.


Courtney - Cupcakes & cashmere
Courtney - Cupcake Obsessions
Courtney is probably my newest bloggy friend but she and I hit it off straight away (can you do that online?) She's unbelievably enthusiastic about her blog, my blog, and fashion - creating the most colourful combinations that make mine seem totally dull by comparison!


Patti - Not Dead Yet Style
As the host of one of the best link parties on the fashion blog circuit - Visible Monday - Patti is one of my most loyal supporters and has regularly left me the nicest comments since the early days of the blog. Her personal style is subtly eclectic, chic and quite often pretty darn funky, and how she does it in all that Florida heat I'll never know.


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I'm a Little Lammie Button

I hope you'll check out these lovely ladies and that they'll all be proud to call themselves a Little Lammie! Their support - and YOUR support - is greatly appreciated. If you Tweet about this post, please include the #littlelammies hashtag, and not only that, I've done you a button if you want to continue the fun!

I'm a Little Lammie Button
Copy and paste the following HTML:
<a href="http://www.notdressedaslamb.com/p/little-lammies.html" target="_blank"><img alt="I'm a Little Lammie Button" height="300" src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3723/9308914157_a330b342f6.jpg" width="300" /></a>

(You'll be able to resize the widget to any size you choose - you'll see the size is pretty big at 300x300. Simply change the HTML's width and height to the pixel size of your choice.)



The Little Lammies List

There's more! If you visit the page that the button will link to and get yourself on my new Little Lammies List by leaving me a comment (on that page) with your first name, blog name and URL, I'll add you to the list - the 12 Little Lammies above are already on there of course, I'd love to be able to give a little link love back as a thank you for your support!

Go to this page and leave your blog details: http://www.notdressedaslamb.com/p/little-lammies.html


So that's it - another year over. I think the next one will be even more exciting - DO. NOT. MISS. Thursday's post. A new project is underway (continuing on from my Best Features post), and I want everyone reading my blog to be part of it.


I couldn't be more excited! Plus it's my birthday! Aaaargh!!!!!

*her head explodes*
Catherine x
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24 comments

  1. Oh wooow!! I love this idea... and the bloggers you have selected are fantastic.... Hurray for this.

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    1. Awww Aminta thank you - you are without doubt one of my Little Lammies! xoxo

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  2. I couldn´t be in better company, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
    You are an angel, my dear Catherine, and yes I would have you dress in skirts and dresses all the time, hehehehehhehehe.
    Much love, my dearest friend and thank you for the honour.
    Happy birthday to you and your inspiring blog.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

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    1. Thank you Sacramento - the pleasure was all mine!! x

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  3. Thank you so much! You wonderful woman you! I am beyond flattered to be included in a list of such fabulous and fierce women.
    Have the most wonderful rest of your birthday.
    Here's to many many many more years of being fabulous!
    Em xx

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    1. It IS a fabulous list, Emma - I'm lucky to have these amazing women follow me!! Thank you for your lovely kind words xoxo

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  4. First off- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And wow- THANK YOU!!! This is so sweet & I am truly honored. The fellow bloggers I am among are amazing, creative & inspiring stylish women. Keep up your unique blog- I always love visiting & checking out what's new!! XOXO!

    Courtney

    http://www.cupcakeobsessions.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Courtney - you deserve your place amongst them, and I also thank you for all your support hun!!!

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  5. Like I've said on my tweet earlier, Catherine. You're one of the very rare individuals who always reach out to others even on your birthday. Always generous and down to earth. I was cursing my heavy bag which I'd to lug around ALL day, thanks to a heavy laptop but I'm so pleased I went to the RS function anyway and got the chance to meet you.

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    1. What a lovely way to look at it, Marlene!!! And how lucky that we bumped into each other at the train station too for a lovely chat. Thank you sweetie, so much...!

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  6. Thank you Catherine..such a cool idea...Excited to be part of the club...we need to have LittleLammie parties!
    Sheree xxx

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  7. Thank you so much, dear Catherine - what an honor to be in this company! Your words are so kind, and you work so hard to make a blogger community. xoxoxoxo

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  8. Happy Birthday, Gorgeous! And I LOVE your Little Lammie picks; they're all wonderful!!

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  9. Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a had a lovely day and once again Catherine, Thank you so much for including me in this wonderful post, I really am so happy and flattered! Also it's crazy that we live so close and have never met, so we must do very soon :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  10. Ohhh catherine!! Firstly Happy birthday beautiful!! Hope you're having the most wonderful day! AND wowie! i feel so super dooper honoured! seriously, you are one of my most favourite bloggers and a complete inspiration to me so to be one of your little lammies is amazing! I cant wait to prudly display the badge. Thank you so much xxxxx

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  11. Happy Birthday, Catherine, and congratulations on your second Blogaversary! I'm familiar with some of your "Lammies" but others are new to me, so thank you for that. Great choices, all!

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  12. I've just started reading your blog recently- Happy Birthday to you and your blog! What a sweet idea! I will need to check out some of these blogs since I am not familiar with some of them.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  13. I am a regular visitor but due to time constraints very seldom comment, however, I wish to compliment you on your extremely exciting blog inspiring me to wear more colorful clothes, and congratulations on both your birthday and the blog's anniversary

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  14. Happy brithday and blog anniversary . These are some great ladies for your little lammie awards.

    Xoxo,
    Carrie
    http://expressive-style.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh wow, I looked at all 12 Lammies and found so much inspiration! Too much to take in in just one day. :o)

    Happy Birthday!
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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  16. What a great surprise!!!! Oh sorry, first: congratulations with your birthday. Many happy returns.
    I love it that I am a little Lammie. Such a perfect name. Of course I have put the button on my blog. I actually know how to do that and thanks to your guidance now and in the past I knew how to make the button slightly smaller.
    Very flattered, smitten, touched. You have inspired me (and many of my friends) so many times, I ought to thank you.
    Greetje

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  17. So delighted to be a Little Lammie! Thank you for selecting me...I am in some awesome company.

    Happy birthday, both to you personally and your blog. You are an inspiration to me in several ways:
    ~ Obvious fantastic style
    ~ Willingness to take fashion and blogging chances
    ~ Fun, friendly, approachable and warm-hearted disposition
    ~ Beautiful photography
    ~ Supportive of other bloggers
    ~ And an all-round fantastic person!

    Thank you again for including me, Catherine!
    xoxo, Adrienne

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  18. I know my wishes came late but it's better late than never! =D
    Happy birthday to you and your blog. I'm wishing you a year filled with much joy and you'll be blessed with abundance of sunshine and happiness =)
    I like your idea on The Little Lammies. Adorable for any age and I definitely would like to be one of your little lammies =D

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