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I’m nominated for the Cosmopolitan awards!

Ok, I think I’m getting a little bit addicted. To blog awards. Yes, that’s right, I’m trying to get nominated for another blog award and this time is the elusive, fabulous and starriest of all blog awardsCosmopolitan, yikes!  Why am I addicted? Well, I LOVE the feeling of knowing that you’ve been enjoying reading my blog (there IS someone out there!) and like it enough to bother voting for me. I know how much of a kerfuffle it can be to cast a vote (especially on some super-advanced techy devices!) and it amazes and humbles me that you bothered. It must mean I’m doing something right (I really hope so!) and that you’re willing to help me. It means we’re friends, and that makes me SO happy.

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Now I’m under no real illusions that I’ll be able to compete with the fabulous, well-designed, professional blogs that are shortlisted for the Cosmo blog awards each year, but I’d like to see whether people-power alone could get this little thrifty lifestyle blog noticed! What do you think? Are you with me?! Is that tumbleweed I see..?

Here’s the link to the Cosmo nomination website – please scroll down and click on ‘next page’ to open up the nomination form: http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/blogs/cosmopolitan-blog-awards-2014/enter

Please nominate me for Best Lifestyle Blog – I think that’s the category that I fit into best! – but please feel free to nominate http://Cassiefairy.com for as many awards as you fancy! I’m over a year old so I can’t go for best newcomer anymore but my pal Jenna from Glitterdaze.co.uk can, so please nominate her too if you get the chance! I’m also nominating LaceyinPlaces.com for best travel blog and MyBlueRinse.co for best established fashion blog and I think I can vote as many times as I like, so guess what I’ll be doing for the next month?! The nominations close on 2nd June 2014 so please pop a nomination in for us whenever you get the chance. And tweet me @Cassiefairy so that I can say thanks in person!

Thank you SO much, chat soon! 🙂


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It’s not often that I treat myself to a magazine…

In truth, I hardly ever get time to read them. I was given a copy of Company magazine before it was released when I attended the blogger awards at the end of May but I still haven’t got round to reading it yet. My friends and family pass on the magazines they have finished with, so I have an optimistic little pile of things to look at, but I can’t seem to sit still for long enough to have a proper read.

Cassiefairy lifestyle and craft blog review of Molly Makes issue 29

So this month I have decided to make a little more time for myself and have invested in issue twenty-nine of Mollie Makes. As I flicked through it in the shop, I was actually about to put it back on the magazine rack (for the reasons above, no offence to the magazine intended at all) when a page caught my eye. It was this tutorial for an American quilt and I have been collecting scraps of fabric to make this exact type of quilt all year, so that sold it to me and I handed over my cash there and then.

Cassiefairy lifestyle and craft blog review of Molly Makes issue 29 2013

I’m also pleased with the little giveaway project on the front of the magazine – something else that I will need to sit still and concentrate on this month! I’m suitably impressed that a needle and thread is even included in this little fishy keyring kit, so there really is no excuse for not doing it. I will let you know how I get on… and now I’ve promised that, I’ll actually have to do it!

So, tell me, what do like to read when you get a spare moment to yourself? Do you subscribe to any magazines? Any recommendations for me to try next month? Leave me a comment below or tweet me @CassiefairyTutu 😀

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