over the moon

I love all my babies.
My beautiful boy.
My beautiful girl.
And my third baby,
this blog.

And last week I found out the very exciting news
that my third little baby 
is a finalist in the MAD (Mum and Dad) Blog Awards 2013.
It absolutely made my week
to find out Dear Beautiful
had been nominated in the Best Baby Blog category.

This blog was started as a baby blog
and continues to be a record
of my teeny baby girl
as well as my not-so-babyish-anymore boy,
so being a finalist for Best Baby Blog is amazing.

I have no idea who nominated me,
with 65000 nominations for the awards as a whole
there must have been a fair few of you,
which seriously gives me a lovely warm and fuzzy feeling.

If it was you,
From the bottom of my heart.

And now I get to go to a fancy award ceremony in September
with all the other lovely finalists
where we can spend an evening celebrating fantastic blogs
and finding out the winners in each category.
but I had to miss the awards because I had a one week old baby
so I am doubly excited about getting to go this year.

So many of my lovely blogging friends are also finalists,
some in the same categories
which will make it very tricky for me to vote.
My friends Jess at Mum2BabyInsomniac
and Becky at The Mummy Adventure
are nominated for Best Pregnancy blog
alongside by bestie Katie at Mummy Daddy and Me Makes Three.
Katie is also nominated for Best Family Life
as well as Best Photography,
alongside our fellow Me & Mine photo project buddy Lucy at Capture By Lucy.
Other lovely blogging folks Maggie Stone, Mammasaurus
In fact so many of the blogs that I read regularly are finalists.
And all my fellow Best Baby Blog nominees are fantastic too.
You can see all the finalists here.

So here is the embarrassing bit
where I say that if you've enjoyed reading my baby blog
then please give me your vote.
I love documenting my babies' lives on this blog
and I love that some of you clearly love my posts too.

And I promise I'll love you forever and a day
if you would vote for us.

Just click on the badge below if you would like to.


  1. You're welcome! :0) Really pleased that lots of my nominations made the finals. I must have good taste! :0) x x

  2. I am pleased you got there as you were my nomination, although you did have me going with this post I thought christ she is pregnant again lol xxx

  3. I'm so glad you are a finalist.
    Your blog is one of my favourites, I have my fingers crossed for you xx

  4. Woo hoo! Totally and one hundred percent well deserved! And thanks for my mention too! x

  5. Huge congratulations Lucy! I can't wait to see you there, and thanks so much for mentioning Science Sparks. xx

  6. Yay! I am so excited to be a finalist, I honestly am not even bothered about winning or not, to be in the final five out of so many blogs is good enough! Plus the awards night is going to be so much fun! Congratulations!! xx

  7. I'm so glad you're going to get to the party this year!

  8. Wow congratulations Lucy! Best of luck now :)

  9. Hooray!!!! We are going to have the most brilliant day! Blimey how many photos do you reckon we will take?!!!! xxxxxxxxx Congratulations xxx

  10. Congratulations and best of luck, look forward to meeting you in Septxx


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