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The Kind Blogger Award

On Wednesday, the wonderful Ruth nominated me for The Kind Blogger Award. It honestly made my day, Ruth is always so sweet and supportive and said some really kind, thoughtful and encouraging things about me and my blog. Thank you Ruth! You are awesome <3

THE RULES

  1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 5 questions set out by the aforementioned Blogger.
  3. Nominate 1 person who you feel is worthy of this award.
  4. Give 3 reasons for nominating this person.
  5. List these rules and display the Award Logo/ Badge on your own blog.

RUTH’S QUESTIONS

You’ve worked with some great businesses to share their products – do you have any favourites?

I would say my favourite one so far has been with Beauty h. It was a last minute opportunity which I applied for on Twitter, and the very next day my mum and I were treated to a Spa Day in the New Forest for National Best Friends Day. It was lovely to be able to spend some spontaneous mum/daughter time, enjoy a massage, drink tea, eat cake and play crazy golf. A recent favourite is Back To Uni Essentials with Ryman Stationery mainly because I am a stationery addict.

In terms of blogging, what are your goals in the next 12 months?

Ooh good question. To be honest, I have never set any blogging goals, I just like to be surprised by whatever comes next. Although, as my final Open Uni course starts in October, I would say my main goal for the next 12 months is to try and balance blogging and studying.

Name one place on your travel bucket list and share why you’d like to visit there.

I would love to visit Bali because it looks beautiful and it’s all about the yoga. Going to Bali for a yoga retreat would be the absolute dream.

As Autumn has now arrived, what is your favourite thing about this season?

Dr. Martens, fluffy jumpers, hot chocolate, bubble baths, being all cosy indoors when it’s cold outside.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try”. You never know what you are capable of unless you give it a go. Try something new and surprise yourself.

THE RECIPIENT

It’s so hard to just pick one blogger for this award as there are so many awesome bloggers out there. I have decided to pass the kindness onto the lovely Jade from jademarie.co.uk

I have always admired Jade’s gorgeous photography and enjoy catching up with her fantastic blog posts, plus she has the coolest hair. Not only that, but I’m sure everyone who knows Jade will agree that she is such a kind and supportive member of the blogging community. Jade has included me in her Follow Friday’s on Twitter ever since we became friends last year and she is always so warm, friendly and approachable. Jade also co-runs Creators Clan, a twitter community for creatives and is always retweeting my posts. I am forever grateful for her continued kindness and as she has just launched her shop, I also wanted to share with you some of her awesome printables which you can buy once and use forever.

Stay tuned as Jade has more fabulous blogging products in the pipeline too…

Daily Schedule – Printable: Perfectly plan out your day (including those all important breaks!) with this printable daily schedule. Running from 6am – 11pm, you can write down any meetings or appointments you have, as well as plan out any other activities you have for the day. Need to put a load of washing in? Want to make sure you take some self care time? Plan out revision or work hours? You can do all that and more!

Blog Post Planner – Printable: Never forget a post idea again! This blog post planner allows you to plan out your latest blog post ideas; including title ideas, the main point and a section to bullet point the points you want to make. It includes: SEO Title, Category, Posts Main Point, Breakdown Of Main Point, Share It On Social Media Tick Boxes.

Daily Planner – Printable: This daily planner printable allows you to plan out your day, help you stay organised and on top of your to do list. It includes: Positive Quote Section, Main Goals Section, Gratitude Section, 16 Bullet Point Sections, Highlight Section.

THE QUESTIONS FOR JADE:

  1. As a student, can you share your best advice on how to balance blogging/studying/everything else.
  2. What is your proudest blogging achievement so far?
  3. Describe what your perfect day would be like.
  4. What are your top 3 favourite books?
  5. Can you tell us about any exciting new projects you have coming up?

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78 Comments

  1. September 10, 2018 / 8:31 am

    Congratulations on the award! I loved reading your answers. That spa day with your mum sounded amazing. Spontaneous trips are always fun! Your favourite things about autumn are very similar to mine – I can’t wait to be all cozy in a woolly jumper and drinking hot chocolate. Loved this post 💜

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 10, 2018 / 5:56 pm

      Thank you so much Kelly! 💖 It really was such a fun spa day. Aww yes, I’m so looking forward to Autumn, it’s such a cosy season. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 💕☺️ xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 10, 2018 / 6:05 pm

      Thank you for reading Mariya! 💖☺️ xx

  2. September 10, 2018 / 9:02 am

    I loved reading your answers, Bexa! All of your favourite things about the colder months are mine, too – I wore my Dr Martens the other day for the first time in a little while and instantly felt happy 😂 I think juggling studying and blogging must be tough, so good luck with it – it will all be worth it in the end! 💜

    Couldn’t agree more about Jade, she’s delightful, and I can’t wait to see what else she releases in her shop. I love the fact you used this as an opportunity to showcase her existing printables – just proves I made the right choice with you 😃 You’re a total star xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:18 am

      Aww thanks so much for your lovely comment Ruth! 💖 Yay for Dr Martens! I can’t wait to wear them everyday, they are my favourite. Thank you for your encouragement about my studies and glad you like Jades printables too! ☺️💕 xx

  3. September 10, 2018 / 9:13 am

    Yay, congratulations on the award, Bexa, you completely deserve it, you are sooooo supportive and kind! I love your piece of advice, that’s so spot on. Something I’m going to paste into Canva to create a pretty printout that I can stick up on my wall. And I’ll definitely head over to Jade’s shop too, it looks like she has some lovely bits and pieces 🙂 xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:21 am

      Aww thanks so much for your lovely comment Lisa! 💖 That’s awesome you are going to make a printout, I had that stuck to my wall when I was doing my degree to keep me motivated ☺️. Yay! Hope you enjoy Jades shop too! 💕 xx

  4. September 10, 2018 / 10:14 am

    Congratulations on the nomination, this is so very deserved. You have shown nothing but kindness to me! It’s lovely that other people see that too! 💗. The Ryman’s post was so good! I love Ryman’s, definitely one of my favourites to read on your blog! You know me, anything stationery. Jade’s printables look so cute and looks like they would be super helpful for being organised! ❤️Xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:23 am

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Lauren! 💖 I’m so glad you enjoyed the Ryman’s post too! Yay for stationery 😍. Jades printables are such a pretty way to stay organised 💕 xx

  5. September 10, 2018 / 11:47 am

    Congratulations on the nomination ☺️ Agree with the autumn feeling hot chocolate and bubble baths and cozy jumpers 😉 cant forget onesies as well 😉
    Love
    Abi xx
    https://simple-joys.blog

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:24 am

      Thanks so much Abi 💖. Yay for all the cosy Autumn vibes. Onesies are so comfy 😍 xx

  6. Shaun
    September 10, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    Congratulations on being nominated for the Kind Blogger Award 🥇😘. I really enjoyed your Ryman’s Stationery blog post, you received a brilliant bundle there 😄. I completely agree with the advice you received 👌🏻. You never know until you try 😄. An excellent post Bexa 😄😍💖😘 xxxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:28 am

      Thank you so much Shaun! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the Ryman’s post, it was such a fun one to do. Glad you like the advice too! 😍☺️😘 xxxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:30 am

      Thanks Cora! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post and yay for Dr Martens, they are my favourite! 💕☺️ xx

  7. September 10, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    Congratulations on being nominated!💕 it’s really nice hearing great bloggers being recognised for their amazing work, loved reading the answers to your questions! Also always love your photos! Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:31 am

      Aww thanks so much for the lovely comment Aaliyah, you are so sweet 💖 glad you enjoyed reading the answers! ☺️💕 xx

  8. September 10, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    Congrats on the award! You really deserve it, and I loved reading a post that is a bit more personal. Good luck with balancing Uni and blogging. Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:31 am

      Thank you so much Susanne 💖 glad you enjoyed and thank you for the encouragement 💕☺️ xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:32 am

      Thanks so much Amie! 💖☺️ xx

  9. September 10, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    This is such a lovely award! I loved reading your post when you and your mum went to the spa! Such a great collab! So many people stress so much about the numbers so I found it really refreshing that you said you don’t set goals x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:34 am

      Thank you so much Sophie! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the spa day post, it was so much fun ☺️. Thank you, I’m glad you feel the same, people can get too obsessed over numbers & stats! xx

  10. September 10, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    I love this Bexa, good luck for your open uni course too x

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:34 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement Ellie! 💖☺️ xx

  11. September 10, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    I love the printables! Great idea. I want to wish you all the best in your final Open uni course too xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:35 am

      Thank you so much for your encouragement Gem, you are so sweet! 💖☺️ xx

  12. September 10, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    O how lovely are you! I enjoy learning more about you Bexa you contagiously genuine and everything you say, I just feel it comes from your heart. Thanks for sharing Jade’s printables the look so sweet, excited to check these out. Once again, I always learn something new from you, checking out Creators Clan too ❤️

    Natonya | http://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:38 am

      Aww thank you so much for the lovely comment Natonya, you are always so sweet 💖. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and also glad you discovered Creators Clan too! 💕☺️ xx

  13. September 10, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Congrats on the award, I enjoyed reading your answers. I’d love to visit Bali too, it looks like such a nice place. Good luck with your Open Uni course!

    Jade’s printables look lovely too 🙂

    Nicola
    http://nicshealthylife.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:39 am

      Thank you so much Nicola! 💖 Bali would be the dream destination, it looks amazing! Thank you for your kind words & encouragement too! 💕☺️ xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:40 am

      Thanks so much lovely! Glad you enjoyed the post 💖☺️ xx

  14. September 10, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    Congrats on the award. You tottaly deserved that and Ruth is a sweetheart to nominate you. It was such a plesure to know a bit more about you Bexa and the person who you picked is a perfect choice. I love Jade and her writting. All three of you are such kind and loving people.

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:41 am

      Aww this is such a sweet comment, thank you so much Marta 💖. Ruth & Jade are both so kind & supportive, glad you enjoyed the post ☺️💕 xx

  15. September 10, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    I love this idea so much! I’m heading into my final year of my degree course as well so my goals are focused in finding a balance between blogging and studying too. Good luck with it all 🙂 X

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:42 am

      Thanks Faye! 💖 That’s so exciting! I wish you all the best with your studies too, hopefully we can both find the balance 💕☺️ xx

  16. September 10, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    congrats on your award; what a lovely award title. keep up the great work!

    Joy at The Joyous Living

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:49 am

      Thank you so much for your kind & encouraging comment Joy ☺️💖 xx

  17. September 10, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    Congratulations on the award lovely. And rightfully deserved! You sound like a lady after my own heart, nothing says autumn more than cosy candles and warm knits. Oh I have been SO ready for this season!

    Rachy at http://www.rachyreviews.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:33 am

      Thank you so much Rachy 💖. You are so kind! Yay for Autumn, I’m so excited for all the cosyness ☺️💕 xx

  18. September 10, 2018 / 10:44 pm

    Congratulations!

    I agree with everyone that you so deserve this award. You always have a kind word for everyone!

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:46 am

      Awww thank you so much Karen, you are so sweet! 💖☺️ xx

  19. September 11, 2018 / 7:09 am

    Congratulations on the award Bexa! I really enjoyed reading your answers and now I’ve discovered a new blog,
    – Jade’s. One of the things I love about tags is learning about my fave bloggers and discovering new ones.

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:54 am

      Thank you so much Kim! 💖 You are so kind! Yay! I’m so happy you have discovered Jades blog too 💕☺️ xx

  20. September 11, 2018 / 10:29 am

    Congratulations on this lovely award and I have to say it is well deserved as you are so kind and supportive. I love that advice too. That spa day with your mam looked absolutely fab.

    Rachael | https://rachaelstray.com/

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 11:02 am

      Thank you so much Rachael! You are so kind 💖. Glad you liked the spa day post too, it was such an enjoyable day 💕☺️ xx

  21. September 11, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    Congratulations on your kindness award. Ruth has asked you some great questions. I particularly liked your answer regarding the best bit of advise you’ve recieved. I think we could all learn from taking a leap of faith and trusting our own ability when it comes to trying new things. Bali sounds fantastic I’ve seen such stunning scenery from people who have traveled there.
    Kate x
    http://www.katesbeautyhome.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 11:46 am

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Kate! 💖 Bali looks awesome doesn’t it, it would be the dream to go there someday. Glad you enjoyed the post ☺️💕 xx

  22. September 11, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    Congratulations! You fully deserve this 🙂 I love your answers to your questions. Good luck with your final year of uni! I’m sure you’re going to smash it. xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 11:56 am

      Aww thanks so much for your kind & encouraging comment Charlotte, you are so sweet! 💖☺️ xx

  23. lupe
    September 11, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    Congrats on the award and the fun filled day with your mom! Wow goIng to Bali would be so cool, I didn’t know it was a big place to practice yoga at.

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Thank you so much Lupe! 💖 So glad you enjoyed the post 💕☺️ xx

  24. September 11, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    A well deserved nomination. Love the advice question.

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Thank you so much Faisal, glad you enjoyed 💖☺️ xx

  25. Michelle Blackadar
    September 11, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    wow look at you winning all these awards xx congratulations! I loved reading your answers. i can’t wait to see how you end up balancing studying and blogging, wish you the best of luck in your course xx

    mich // simplymich.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind & encouraging comment Mich 💖🌺. You are so sweet ☺️ xx

  26. September 11, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    Yay congratulations on being nominated for The Kind Blogger Award, so well deserved! That’s amazing that you were able to go on a Spa Day with your Mom after applying for it on twitter, twitter truly is amazing for having opportunities for bloggers!

    I may have a tip for blogging while studying – Definitely pre-write some posts from now-ish for you to post during October while you’re settling in with course work. Then, try and make a set schedule on the weekend to get some blogging done for an hour or so after doing a bit of your course work first, sort of like a reward for doing some course work! That’s how I usually managed blogging + studying 🙂

    My favorite thing about the Autumn season is that everyday becomes sweater weather & hot chocolate! I actually don’t have Dr. Martens but I actually really want to buy some!

    I love that quote – Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. You never know what you’re capable of until you take the first step 🙂

    I actually haven’t heard of Creators Clan, I’m off to hop on twitter to give it a follow now! 🙂

    Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 12:16 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely encouraging comments Sahara 💖. I always appreciate you taking the time to read my blog and leave thoughtful and kind comments. Thank you for the tip too, I’m trying to get ahead with pre-written posts and I love the idea of having blogging as a reward after course work! Brilliant advice, thanks lovely! 🌺💖☺️ xx

  27. September 11, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    Congrats !! Extremely well deserved ! I always love visiting your blog Bexa 🙂 it’s always so colourful and welcoming. The feel good factor … nailed it. Your answers were awesome. I love that you haven’t set goals. You’re a roll with the punches kinda gal! Love it!

    Rach | ‪🤓🦄 https://rachaelhope.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Rach! 💖 You are so sweet. Glad you enjoyed the post and yay for no goals, let life surprise you 💕☺️ xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 12:19 pm

      Thanks so much Jas! 💖 You are so kind. It was such a lovely spa day, I was really lucky to get that opportunity 💕☺️ xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 13, 2018 / 7:27 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment 💖☺️ xx

  28. September 13, 2018 / 9:56 am

    Congratulations for the Kind blogger award Bexa. Very well deserved my dear. You are a very kind and beautiful. Loved reading your answers. I have enjoyed reading your post on the Spa day with your mum. 🙂

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 13, 2018 / 7:59 pm

      Aww thanks so much for the kind & sweet comment Via 💖. You are always so lovely and supportive. I’m glad you enjoyed the spa day post too 😍 xx

  29. September 13, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    I love being snuggled up inside when it’s cold too, especially if it’s raining or windy! Hope you can achieve a good balance between blogging and studying 😊
    Amy xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 13, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment Amy, you are always so kind & encouraging 💖☺️ xx

  30. September 14, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    Such a fun blogger award tag thing. I never know what to call these! Ruth had some great questions. I completely agree about fluffy jumpers, hot chocolates and being warm and cosy inside. As I type this it’s all grey and cold looking outside, not even 5pm and it’s dark.. reading this made me want a hot chocolate to be honest! ♥

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 15, 2018 / 10:04 am

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment! 💖 I really enjoyed answering the questions. Aww yes, hot chocolates are my favourite, such a warming and comforting treat 💕☺️ xx

  31. September 15, 2018 / 10:26 am

    This is such a lovely post and very well deserved too! You’re definitely one of the lovliest bloggers I know! I love your answers and especially the quote, “every accomplishment starts with the decision to try”. What an inspiring quote! I’m looking forward to working on my post that Jade tagged me in soon! xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 15, 2018 / 1:14 pm

      Thank you so much Jenny! You are so sweet! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post and can’t wait to read your answers that Jade asked you! She definitely made a great choice! 💕☺️ xxx

  32. September 15, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    One of my goals is to balance out blogging and studying too as I am going into my final year at uni! Bali would be so bliss, my sister has recently came back from there. I love bubble baths and hot chocolates anyway but they are even better in colder weather!! I love Jade, I did not know about Creators Clan so I have gave them a follow! Her printables are so nice too, it sucks that I haven’t got a printer but after this post I hope they get a lot more love because they are brill!! x

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 16, 2018 / 6:06 pm

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment Shar! 💖 Bali would be such an amazing holiday, I hope your sister had a great time! Definitely agree, Jades printables are fab! Good luck with your final year at uni too 💕☺️ xx

  33. October 13, 2018 / 11:06 pm

    Congrats on your award as it could not have gone to a more deserving person.

    You are amazing, inspirational and one of the most kindest and supportive bloggers on social media and I love the content on your blog.

    I can only hope that my blog will be just as successful as yours when I finally launch it.

    Thank you for being you! x

    • Bexa
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 8:00 am

      Aww thank you so so much for the lovely comment Anh! You are so kind and really made my day. I can’t wait to read your blog once it is launched. Wishing you all the best and thank you again for being so sweet <3 xx

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