The Versatile Blogger Award - It just made my day

Posted by ~Summer~ on January 08, 2012

A Happy Mum was started three months ago after discovering that firstly, I am a hopeless romantic and need a platform to release my idealistic and sometimes overly sentimental thoughts, secondly, I had come up with a rather absurd initiative to make crafts and give them away, thirdly, I wanted to be a SAHM and while I embraced every moment of it, I didn't want to feel like a bum.

To tell you the truth, I didn't know and I still don't really know where this blog will lead me.

However, it has given me a sense of purpose in my life and many bubbles of happiness. So whatever the future may be, I'm sticking to it for the time being and immersing in the pleasure of being a self-proclaimed crafter, blogger and not-too-bad-a-mum.

This morning when I woke up and realised that I received an award for my blog, you could imagine my elation and surprise. What?? You mean someone out there actually likes reading my blog enough to nominate it for an award? You've gotta be kidding me.

A big thank you to Ming from My Baby Footsteps, I'm so glad to have met you in this blogging journey and hope we'll continue to share our motherhood experiences and craft tips with each other!

As part of this blogger to blogger award, here are seven things you might or might not know about me.

1) I can't stand durians. 
Don't ask me why, it makes me wanna run and lock myself up in the toilet when my family is having a durian feast. And no dear, you can't kiss me with all that stench.

2) I prefer tea to coffee. 
Something that baffles the Swedish because they simply love coffee here. Some even say you shouldn't wash your coffee cup so as to preserve its flavour. Ok, shall we just use disposable cups?

3) I'm quite good at darts.
I used to be the darts captain in NTU Hall 6 and whenever we had the inter-hall competition, I would kick ass and could even pull off a bull's eye checkout. Not anymore, though.

4) I believe in fate.
Much as sometimes I wish things would be different, ultimately I believe that things in life happen for a reason. In any case, whatever that doesn't kill you only serves to make you a stronger person.

5) I suck at make-up.
I probably look the same at every wedding dinner I've attended. Yes, I definitely need to go for some make up lessons or pick up some styling tips from YouTube. But then again, as a mum and a very contented one, I think I should radiate beauty from the inside out. Fine, just another excuse to procrastinate.

6) My favourite colour is green.
Maybe it's because of my green PE T-shirt in Anglican High School or the dirty green uniform in Temasek Junior College, I've developed quite a liking for this colour. It somehow just makes me feel peaceful and at ease.

7) One is not enough.
Yes, I'm definitely looking forward to having a second baby once I'm over with this last molar pregnancy. This time round, I'm just gonna leave things more to nature and just hope that Angel gets a healthy baby sister/brother to play with!

As for blogs that I've recently discovered, since I rekindled my passion for art and craft and have a little dream of spreading my love for it, here is a list of fun and cool craft related blogs by some amazing mums.

1) A Little Inspiration

2) Busy Crafting Mommy

3) Classified: Mom

4) Dear Creatives

5) DIY inspired

6) Inspirations by D

7) Joyful Stamper

8) Learn Create Love

9) Love on Wings

10) My Crafty Life

11) One Artsy Mama

12) Six Sisters' Stuff

13) The Crafty Crow

14) The Not So Functional Housewife 

15) Toddler Boredom Busters

It's always nice to make new friends, so to all the awesome mummy bloggers out there, we all know how tough it is to find time to blog and yet look after a kid, or kids, at the same time, so let's give ourselves a pat on the back and keep the entries coming in!

Blogging rocks! And so does motherhood (well, at least 80% of the time)!


  1. Thank you so much for nominating my blog for this award as well. And congratulations to you for winning it!

  2. Thank you, Summer for the nomination! Thank you for stopping by DIYInspired!

  3. Thank you, Summer! I'm honored! Congrats to you as well and I look forward to visiting again. :)


  4. Hey girl congrats to you! Way to go!!!


  5. I came by to thank you for leaving me a note & stopping by on my site. & I see you listed me, so I have even more reason to thank you! I can't wait to visit others on your list & look forward to visiting again. Love your snowflakes, btw. Have a great week ahead! & drop by anytime!
    Theresa ( aka Fawn ) @

  6. Hihi, to all the craft mothers I have nominated, you are most welcome! All of you deserved it and it's great that we can share craft ideas no matter which part of the world we stay in! Cheers! =) Ft, thanks for the wishes and catch ya soon!

  7. Thank you for the nomination Summer! Congrats for getting nominated yourself:-)

  8. I love your blog! Your daughter is so lucky to be such a jet setter and I love how you write. I'm a new BloggyMoms follower and look forward to your future posts. I'm at

  9. Hi Tess, thanks for the sweet message and welcome to the world of blogging! You are doing great in your new blog so keep it up! Stay in touch too yeah! =)


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