One Lovely Blog Award

We have been nominated for a One Lovely Blog Award by the fabulous Jill Goldberg who writes the exceptionally creative blog Nice Piece of Work and sells all of her beautiful, hand-made goodies on Jam Tarts. Jill, firstly we think you are fabulous and we thank you so much for honouring our blog with this award! We appreciate your support and are thrilled to be presented with this award by a fellow blogger!

As part of the rules of the award we need to tell you 7 things about us, we have made it 8 so you get four facts out of both of us ๐Ÿ™‚

4 things about Natalie:

1. I am one of those strange people who loves cloudy days. I believe adventures happen on cloudy days – I have my mom to thank for that.

2. I have recently become a coffee snob, I am addicted to French coffee and take pleasure in the pure indulgence of it. I am bitterly disappointed when I have a cup that doesn’t live up to my expectations.

3. The less I have the more creative I can be. I thrive on the challenge, for instance if you gave me R1000 and told me to shop for a dinner party I would be completely lost and overwhelmed but give me a tin of tuna and a couple of bits and pieces and I will be in my element!

4. I am blessed to work with my darling husband, this means we are with each other 24/7. I don’t think many people would be able to cope being with their spouse all day. It is not always easy but we have made it work. Sometimes we get so focused on what we are doing that the hours will fly by and he will turn to me and say “Oh is that what you look like.” ๐Ÿ™‚ Sweet man! He gives my the courage to get up everyday and follow my dreams.

4 Things about Elaine

1. I am passionate about cooking. Most of the time. My family knows when my inspiration has bottomed out because they get spag.bol or take away fish and chips.

2. I love words and I am writing a novel which WILL be published before I turn 70.

3. One of my hobbies is making dollโ€™s houses, and collecting miniature for those houses. It ย is a bit of an obsession and I really donโ€™t think I have grown up yet.

4. I have a wonderful family whom I love dearly. I appreciate their encouragement to do and be anything I set my mind to.

Here our nominees for the Lovely Blog Award: (in no particular order)

How about a Nice Cup of Tea

Please Pass the Recipe

Cooking in Sens

We Heart Vintage

Nothing but Quotes

These Things Are Fun

The Whole Bag of Chips

Recipes Happen

As Time Goes Buy


Natalie & Elaine



10 thoughts on “One Lovely Blog Award

  1. Congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted by THINKING IS WRITE | August 28, 2012, 10:47 am
  2. Congratulations to you two!
    Well deserved award. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for sharing the love!

    Posted by astimegoesbuy | August 28, 2012, 12:59 pm
  3. A very big well done!!!!!! Love you both!!!

    Posted by gunsblazingblog | August 28, 2012, 1:32 pm
  4. Awesome!
    Natalie – what a wonderful marriage you must have, you are so lucky (both of you) ๐Ÿ™‚
    Elaine – keep going with #2 !!!!! Everyone needs a goal.
    Thanks for the great blog, you have such a good thing going, and I know how much work goes into it.
    Jill x

    Posted by Nice piece of work | August 28, 2012, 4:54 pm
  5. thanks for the nomination!

    Posted by Mary | August 28, 2012, 5:55 pm

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I'm Natalie, creator, writer, editor and sometimes photographer of Cheap Luxury. I created this blog as a project to discover my passion. I write it with my darling mom Elaine and it has evolved into something beautiful and I am very proud of what has been created. I love amazing food, shopping specials and living a fabulously fugal life. Thank you for visiting our blog. Please feel free to pour yourself a cup of tea, make yourself at home and indulge in our recipes, tips and meanderings. x Natalie

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