Did you know that it’s awards season in the world of bloggers?

The red carpet is being rolled out, the awards are being polished, and bloggers up and down the country are eagerly waiting to see if they have been nominated in the ‘Brilliance In Blogging’ and ‘MADs’ awards.

I was a very new blog last year and remember excitingly nominating my favourite bloggers and dreaming of the day my blog would be award worthy.

I wasn’t going to write this post this year, partly because I still feel so new and I know that there are so many incredible, talented, beautiful bloggers out there, and also because nominations close next week. But in the past week or so I’ve been getting notifications on twitter to say that some very lovely people are nominating me.

This in itself has completely blown me away and I’d love to know who you are. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

It's awards season

In the past year, Life Unexpected has been on quite a journey. I’ve shared my ups and downs with my readers, you’ve followed me on a journey from being an unexpected mum, have laughed with me over the things my toddler has done, have tried out our messy play ideas, giggled at our disasters, followed us on our beautiful adventures around Cornwall, nominated me for an award that I crazily won, and have even supported my family during a recent tough time, our separation.

It's Awards Seasons

The support my readers and having this blog has given me is unbelievable. To say it’s been a crazy year is an understatement. I never thought I would have shared so much of my life, made so many new friends and created an audience of incredible people who engage with Life Unexpected everyday, and never fail to bring a smile to my face.

In order to reach the next stage and be in with the running to win an award, you need lots and lots of nominations. I would love, love, love to be in the running to win one of these stunning awards. It would make my 2016.

Nominating is really easy and doesn’t take very long at all.

There are two awards you can nominate me in. The first is the Bibs (Brilliance In Blogging Awards).

If you think Life Unexpected deserves an award then you’ll need this information to nominate me for a Bib:

It's Awards Season

BIBS – BRILLIANCE IN BLOGGING AWARDS (Nominations close 12th April)

Category: Fresh Voice or Family

Blog name: Life Unexpected

Blog URL:

Twitter ID: @lifeunexpected2

Blogger’s email:

Why do you feel this blogger deserves to win: Let them know the reasons you enjoy Life Unexpected.

URL of your favourite post: Totally up to you! Here are a couple of my favourites:

The other awards are calls the MADs (Mum and Dad awards). 

Tots 100 Awards

THE MAD BLOG AWARDS (Nominations close 8th April)
First nominate your blog of the year by entering the URL and then:
Category: Best Pre-School blog or Best Lifestyle blog


Thank you so much for your help! Keep your eyes peeled to see if Life Unexpected gets through! 



  1. April 4, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    Best of luck with the awards! It’s so lovely to hear that people have nominated you – I still can’t get over it (my nominations are almost certainly from my mum!)

  2. April 4, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    Good luck!! I’m a complete newbie to all of this awards stuff, but decided to do a similar post because if you don’t ask, you don’t get, right? Your blog is wonderful – I do hope you’re shortlisted!

  3. April 5, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Your blog is lovely and it’s really nice that you have been nominated! I wish you the best of luck, x

  4. Kerry Norris
    April 5, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    Good luck with the awards. Your blog is lovely xx

  5. April 6, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Good luck I hope you win lovely you deserve it. Funnily enough I am not sure who voted for me but I was voted for best lifestyle blog and best photography blog and I am not even a parent!

  6. April 7, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    How lovely that you have been nominated! Good luck, seems like you have been working really hard and it is deserved

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