I never, ever thought I’d be writing a post like this.

I started this little corner of the internet in March this year as a creative outlet while I was on maternity leave, and to showcase the life of my little Cornish family and the beautiful place we live in. Since then it has not only turned into my biggest hobby and my biggest passion, but I’m now able to call it my job.

I’ve just found out that out of hundreds of bloggers, Life Unexpected has been whittled down as one of the top 5 bloggers of 2015 in the parenting category for the ‘Blogger Of The Year 2015‘ awards, hosted by the lovely ‘Bloggers Lounge‘. But I need your help!

Bloggers Lounge Finalist Parenting

If you are a fan of Life Unexpected then I would be so grateful if you could vote for me.

I am so amazed to be up against four incredible bloggers. They are blogs that I follow, blogs that I adore, blogs that inspired me to start my own in the first place and blogs that have shown me that anything is possible in the blogging world, if you work hard enough and have passion.

To be in a category with them is amazing enough.

I would be so incredibly happy if you could take 25 seconds to whip over and vote for ‘Life Unexpected‘ in the parenting category.

Also be sure to check out the wonderful ‘Bloggers Lounge’ and the other inspirational bloggers that have been nominated!

Thank you so much. Fingers and toes crossed!



This post is linked with…

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday



  1. November 16, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    Well done Chloe, I love your blog so its an easy vote for me xx

    • November 17, 2015 / 11:58 am

      Thank you so much Sarah!! That means a lot. 😀 xx

  2. November 17, 2015 / 10:07 pm

    Oh wow Chloe that’s amazing! You’ve done so well and achieved so much in such a short space of time – well done you! xx

    • November 19, 2015 / 11:25 am

      Thank you so, so much! I’m really shocked. I do find every time I feel a bit disheartened with blogging, the next week something big happens. I’ve spoken to lots of people who have said the same too. x

  3. November 19, 2015 / 11:00 am

    Congratulations Chloe, I am truly so happy for you. I will definitely vote for you and share on twitter too. Your blog is fab and you are so supportive of others. I have very much appreciated all the help you have given me. Good luck, I hope you win 🙂

    • November 19, 2015 / 5:38 pm

      Thank you so, so much. And thank you so much for sharing it. 😀 This comment has made my day, thank you sooooooooo much. xx

  4. Emma Farley
    November 19, 2015 / 11:03 pm

    Eek, congrats! It’s so well deserved 🙂 Fingers crossed!

  5. November 21, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    Congratulations – that’s brilliant ? I’ve voted for you #KCACOLS

    • November 22, 2015 / 10:56 am

      Thank you so much!! I am really grateful for your vote! 😀 Fingers crossed. xx

  6. November 21, 2015 / 10:36 pm

    Congratulations! Have just been to vote x #KCACOLS

    • November 22, 2015 / 10:56 am

      Thank you so, so much Jessica!! I really appreciate it. xx

  7. November 21, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    Well done lovely! You’ve got my vote as well #KCACOLS

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

    • November 22, 2015 / 10:56 am

      Thank you so, so much Nadia!!!! I have some incredible competition. Fingers crossed. xx

  8. November 22, 2015 / 12:16 am

    Congratulations! Voted for you – it was a super easy choice as I LOVE your blog! #KCACOLS

    • November 22, 2015 / 10:57 am

      Thank you so, so much Maddy!!! 😀 I am so grateful and you’ve made me even happier to know you love my blog. 😀 xx

  9. November 22, 2015 / 1:31 am

    How exciting! Congratulations and good luck :)#KCACOLS

    • November 22, 2015 / 10:57 am

      Thank you so, so much Debbie!!! Fingers crossed! I am so nervous for results day. xx

  10. November 22, 2015 / 11:04 am

    Congratulations Chloe! It’s amazing how much you’ve achieved in such a short space of time, so happy for you 🙂 I’ve already voted for you, but just wanted to say congrats again xx

    • November 23, 2015 / 11:28 pm

      Thank you so much Helen. It was definitely a shock. I am so grateful for your vote. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! xx

  11. November 22, 2015 / 11:24 am

    Well done Chloe, you’ve got my vote. I have read g your blog for a while now and I love it so it was an easy vote from me. Good luck!xx #KCACOLS

    • November 23, 2015 / 11:28 pm

      Thank you so, so much Wendy! I am so grateful. xx

  12. November 22, 2015 / 9:59 pm

    I know I’ve already commented, but just popping over from #KCACOLS to say a huge congrats again – I’ve voted for you as I think your blog is a delight and it’s apparent how much time and effort you’ve put into it since you started. Thanks so much for linking up with #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday! xx

    • November 23, 2015 / 11:32 pm

      Thank you so, so much Natalie! I am so grateful for your vote and your comment. I think I spend way too much time on the blog, but I’m glad to have had this little boost to show the time is worth it. I’ll definitely be back on Sunday. xx

  13. November 22, 2015 / 10:10 pm

    Congratulations! Love reading your blog. Just popped over to vote. #KCACOLS

    • November 23, 2015 / 11:32 pm

      Thank you so much Julie. I am incredibly grateful for your vote! 😀 xx

  14. November 23, 2015 / 12:20 pm

    You’ve got my vote. Such an inspiration to us new bloggers. Good luck! #KCACOLS

    • November 23, 2015 / 11:36 pm

      Thank you so, so much Lex. I am so grateful!!! 😀 x

  15. November 23, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Wow! What great news. Congratulations! And such fantastic company in your category. Best of luck. I’ve cast my vote 🙂 x #KCACOLS

    • November 23, 2015 / 11:40 pm

      Thank you so, so much!! 😀 I am up against some very stiff competition that’s for sure. x

    • November 24, 2015 / 8:25 pm

      Thank you so, so much! I’m really grateful xx

  16. November 24, 2015 / 9:59 pm

    Well done! I’m voting, your blog is fab x #twinklytuesday

    • November 25, 2015 / 10:15 am

      Thank you so, so much! ? I am really grateful xx

  17. November 26, 2015 / 10:36 pm

    Yaaay! Hurrah!! Congratulations! I have already voted for you since the moment I found out!! Your blog is amazing, I love it and it is not just your blog that I like but YOU. You are one of the nicest person I’ve known in this blogging world (I wish I can meet you one day in person). I know you are up against huge bloggers but look you have been nominated and that is in my eyes already a huge achievement. So you are already a winner! You are doing incredibly well and I wish you all the luck for this award!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. So happy to have you here. 🙂 xx

    • November 30, 2015 / 10:16 am

      Thank you so, so much!!!! 😀 I definitely want to meet you too! I’m hoping to get to BritMums. It’ll be so good to actually get to speak to people in person. I am so, so grateful to have even be nominated for this. This comment has made my day, week and possible year. Thank you so, so much! You are such a sweetheart! 😀 xxxxxx

  18. February 5, 2016 / 10:28 am

    I missed voting for this…sorry! I’m so glad you’ve won. You’re such a friendly, helpful blogger…you deserve the award, well done 🙂

    • February 6, 2016 / 9:01 am

      That’s ok. Thank you so, so much. That’s so lovely to hear!!! 😀 xxx

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