I don’t really like to talk too much about being nominated for stuff on my blog – I’m not sure why, it just feels a bit strange to me and that is perhaps partly because I’ve lived in England for a long time now and the whole idea of shouting about your accomplishments is something that the British just DO NOT DO. So, I end up feeling like a knob basically.
However, I did kind of want to talk about this one and risk sounding like a knob because it means a lot to me. I found out this week that I’m a finalist in the International category in the Domino Design Blog Awards. WHAT. Honestly, when I received the email and read that, I was literally choked up. There may have been tears shed. I know, the older I get, the more emotional I become but honestly, it just meant the world to me.
Domino is a huge well-loved US-based magazine and website which I’ve been following for YEARS. I think I discovered it shortly after I started my blog 8 years ago and I’ve been a fan ever since. Even the book Domino: The Book of Decorating (which came out in 2009!) has been one of my most favourite interior design books of all time. I love their stuff, I have a huge amount of respect for them and so well, this is a VERY BIG DEAL.
The winners are all flown to Chicago (!!) and while I’m sharing my category with some amazing ladies who are putting out some fabulous content and honestly, don’t expect at ALL to win this thing (it is a popularity vote which I don’t love), well, I’m still gonna give it my best shot.
The best thing is, it literally takes like 2 seconds to vote. While most of these voting pages expect you to fill in your name or your email or register with them in some way, there is none of that here. All you have to do is click the little radial next to Swoon Worthy and click ‘vote. That’s it. Nothing more!
And, if you wanted to be really amazing, you can actually vote every single day for the next two weeks – the more votes I get, the better chance I have of hanging out in Chicago which would honestly be pretty cool seeing as I’ve not been there since 2001!
So if you fancy passing a little easy vote my way, I would be so so grateful! Thank you for all your support and for popping by here to see what I’ve been up to. I know it’s only because of you fabulous people that I’m able to be involved in amazing stuff like this and it’s something I will never ever forget – so great big hugs to everyone reading! Mwah! xxx
PS. Speaking of awards, last year, I won the Vuelio Blog Awards Best DIY & Interior Design Award and it was pretty freaking amazing. I just recently did an interview with them as I’ve been named in their Top 10 this year – a huge honour.