I am super excited to share with you that Dapper House Designs has been recently nominated for the 'Blogger Recognition Award' by Jessica from Military Spouse on a Mission and Daneen from At Home with Daneen. If you haven't had a chance to check out their blogs, you must! Truly an honor to be nominated by these two ladies. They both have amazing blogs with great content to keep you inspired! Give their blogs a read, you won't be disappointed!
I started this blog last October and since then I have had the opportunity to meet so many amazing bloggers so it was a shock to learn that I had been nominated. I am thrilled and honored to be recognized!
If you are not familiar with the Blogger Recognition Award, it is an award that is given out by bloggers to other bloggers. It is a way for bloggers to recognize and support each other. There is a lot more than just writing that goes on behind the scenes to have a blog become successful. This award helps recognize that hard work and I couldn't be more proud to be part of this community!
There are few things I have to do before accepting the award:
- I must thank the blogger (Jessica!) who nominated me and provide a link to her blog.
- I must write a post to showcase the award.
- I must write a story about why or how I started my blog.
- I must give new bloggers at least two pieces of advice.
- I must select fifteen other bloggers to receive the award from me. (Yay!, pass on the love!)
- I must leave a comment on my nominees’ blogs to tell them about the award, and provide a link to this post.
How Dapper House Designs started..
After having my baby boy, I made the difficult decision to quit my full time job in the finance industry to become a full time mom. I remember how terrified I was to be taking such a drastic step...I mean quitting my job was not something I had expected to do but as I gazed into my baby boy's eyes I knew that it was the right decision.
After a couple of months of getting acclimated with my new mommy routine, I began searching for an outlet for my creativity. With the support and encouragement of my husband, I began Dapper House Designs. Home decor and design has always been my true passion. I can get lost for hours (if the baby sleeps through the night!) looking at beautiful decor inspiration and adapting those ideas into our own home.
I believe that making your house into a home shouldn't be a stressful, expensive process but exciting and most of all fun! It isn't about the size or location, of your home but about being able to create a space that is yours, that fits your budget, without sacrificing style. My hope is that my blog inspires people to think outside the box when decorating their space.
Advice to new bloggers...
Don't second guess yourself! Stay true to your brand and your followers. If you are doing something different than others in your niche, don't change your style to match theirs. Be unique and you will stand out!
Learn to trust your instincts. If something doesn't feel right, don't do it. Only you know the value of your work, keep at it and don't give up!
And the nominees are...
This list was not easy to come up with as there are so many amazing blogs out there! Congratulations and happy blogging!