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Accepting the Blogger Recogition Award

I’m so excited to be nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! This comes as quite a surprise, since my blog is so brand new, but truly makes me feel like I am on the right track. I want to give a huge “Thank You!” to Amy Tyrell with her blog Yukon Mama of 4 for nominating my blog for the “Blogger Recognition Award.”

What is the Blogger Recognition Award?

The Blogger Recognition Award is given to bloggers by bloggers to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication put into their blog.

Blogging requires quite a bit of time and patience, and the learning curve can be steep! Receiving this award is an honor, and each blogger who receives it should be proud of what they have accomplished. There will always be new platforms to learn, connections to be made, and more stories to tell. Take this award, wear it with pride, and keep building your blog.

What is Yukon Mama of 4 and who is Amy Tyrell?

Amy lives in the Yukon in Northern Canada with her husband, Ben, and their four kids. They both have a passion for growth and change, seeing the best in people, and doing what they can to help build people up and draw out the goodness!

Amy has always been the type of person to go out of her way to find a solution to a problem if someone comes to her with something. She has a passion for helping people, and now that she’s a mom, she can definitely relate to the mom’s out there. She strives to help others with her experiences and make them feel like they’re not alone, or at the very least help them by listening and loving them.

Her hope for her blog, Yukon Mama of 4, is to encapsulate hope and love to other moms who are struggling with mom life, or wading through the chaos, or fighting their way through a fitness journey. Amy’s faith in God helps her stay grounded, and she’s knows HE guides her through so much!

A Bit More About Me:

I am a wife to the most amazing Hubs, mother to two wonderful littles, daughter, sister, and friend. We currently live in the suburbs of Chicago, and enjoy as much outside time as possible before the snow flies (if it flies this year!). I love any time spent as a family, cooking and trying new recipes, and DIY projects.

Paper Plate Lifestyle was born out of my need to create! I have always had a plethora of crafty hobbies (that tend to take up way too much space in totes in our basement), and needed something new that did not require tote storage space. Enter blogging! I have so many stories to tell, thoughts to share, and recipes to try!

My goal is to incorporate a meal planning service to help busy parents provide good, nutritious food for their families. By taking some of the research & planning off their plate, so to speak, I hope to encourage family meal time. I truly believe it’s so important to sit down together a few nights each week, slow down, and connect with each other.

My Advice to New Bloggers:

My advice to new bloggers is to start slow, learn as much as you can, and don’t give up on your dream. You will only get out what you put in, so if your drive to make it work is strong enough, you will succeed!

My Nominations Are:

Katie from

Jessica from

Andrea from

Amy from

Brittany from 

Denisa from

Annie from

Kiersten from

Cassondra from

Stephanie from  


Jennifer from 

Chentel from 

Sara from

Danielle from

I wish continued success to each of you! Keep up the great work and keep growing your blog.

Rules for Accepting this Award:

  • Take the time to thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story how your blog started.
  • Give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them, provide the link to the post you created.

Until next time,

~ Mel

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