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August 11, 2016

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Last year, right about this time, I received a mysterious email. It was from a person I did not know, but the subject line was intriguing. It simply stated, You Have Been Nominated. Probably spam, I know, but I couldn't resist.

I clicked.

Turns out it was legit. The email was from, Amara, a retailer headquartered in the UK. They were hosting their second annual Interior Blog Awards and I had been nominated by a reader.

How exciting!

I made an announcement, but as a relatively new blogger, I never expected to win.

And I didn't.

I did however get voted into the Top 5 and was invited to London for an elegant cocktail ceremony where the winners would be announced.

I also made some great contacts and worked with a few companies, was offered a couple of writing gigs and was even featured in Amara's magazine, The Lux Pad. Overall, it was a great experience.

Well, imagine my complete and total surprise when a few days ago, I received the

Apparently, I have been nominated again this year!

I am excited all over again and would like to thank my mystery nominator. Whoever you are.

If you would like to check out the other nominees or vote for me, you can check out my voting page.

I don't expect to win this year either, but it really, truly has been an honor to be nominated.

And a very nice surprise.

Now, if only one of those you have just won $42,000,000 from a foreign prince emails would be legit.

Maybe someday. ;)

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  1. I voted for you!
    I hope you win!!!

  2. I am heading over to vote for you Kim. Congrats.

  3. Wonderful . . . year two . . .
    I voted for you!
    I hope this year you are a WINNER!

  4. I will go and vote too.
    Yesterday I was at the Royal BC Museum, and in one of the exhibits a young woman was playing a Player Piano. She explained to our grandsons what it was and how precious the rolls were. I thought of you and wondered if you had contacted any museums about your player rolls.

  5. Kim, you have my vote! Just voted! Congratulations and good luck. I hope you win!

  6. Cool! I just voted for you.
    Yeah, it sure would be nice if those foreign prince emails would be legit!!

  7. Off to do my duty. ;-)

  8. How exciting, Kim. Of course, you deserve to win and I'm going over to vote for you. Good Luck..Judy

  9. P.S. I just went over and voted and may I say you are probably the prettiest one nominated!..Happy Weekend..Judy

  10. Congrats once again Kim!! I'm going right over to vote for you.

  11. How awesome to have been nominated two years in a row! And to go to London! I just voted for you and I really hope you win, Kim! :)

  12. I voted. Good Luck!!! And congratulations. Well deserved.

  13. It's a ducky thing, to be nominated 2 years in a row! Now, when you get the next email that says you're in the Top 5 - again! - pack up some of those player piano rolls to take with you, because it appears the Royal BC Museum might like them!
    (p.s. Of course I voted for you!)

  14. Congratulations! I have a question for you before I go over and vote for you: I already voted for Mountain Mama a few days ago. Can I vote for you, too? Or am I only allowed to vote for one blog? Thank you for any clarification!

  15. Congrats to you, my friend! So excited for you. :)

  16. Congratulations Kim! So well deserved, and don't kid yourself, maybe you WILL win!

  17. WOW! Congratulations, Kim! THat is a dream come true! Many of these emails that come by me, I just dump for I fear that if I open them up, I'm entering into a Trojan Horse of sorts, but you linked up with a winner! LOVELY!!!

    And thank you so much for coming by, leaving a comment and reading the interview. That was SO MUCH FUN. I felt like a celebrity!! Have a super weekend! Anita

  18. Congratulations, Kim! A trip to London is the same thing as winning, I would think. Very cool.

  19. Congrats on the nomination(s)! Just voted for you! May this bring many more blessings to you!

  20. just voted!
    best of luck!

  21. I voted!! How often can we vote????
    Good luck and blessings,

  22. How exciting, I am heading over to vote for you!!
    Julie @ Love My Simple Home

  23. How nice for you to be recognized twice! I will go over and vote!

  24. So proud of you again, my sweet friend - and your photo is gorgeous, not like my monstrosity!!!!

  25. Congratulations, Kim! I just voted and hope you win!

  26. Congratulations Kim!! You got my vote last year too:)