(Click to be taken straight to the nominees, skipping my ramblings! LOL)

It’s the weekend and I woke up rather bright and happy today! I read somewhere that December is the only month of the year that really gives you that ‘Friday’ or ‘weekend’ feeling every single day. I can only nod and agree to that. Why sulk, when you can be merry, ei?
I finally decided to halt my mind from thinking so far in advance in terms of blog post ideas or events, and took my sweet time to write this special post, as I call it.
Blog awards are your instant ‘pay it forward’ gesture, a simple way of saying – I love your blog, I can’t get enough of it, I always end up there regardless of where I’ve been, and  basically, I look forward to your posts... just to name a few. And this particular one, ‘Blog of Year 2012’ Award just stands out and I could not wait to share this with everyone. You get to collect a star every time someone include you in their nomination, until you complete six stars for this year! How cool is that?? I feel like I’m back at school again, so eager to win a star! haha.
I just think this idea for this award is amazing and I’m totally in that motivated mood! Thank you Nizy, Rica and Seeta for remembering me and my blog for this award. I can’t thank you enough and I feel so deeply moved and honoured. So this little bean blog has gained 3 stars so far! Would I make it to six? You never know.*wink *wink  🙂
Now, if I ever missed anyone, it could be that I had my ‘senile’ moments while writing this (at 1am) and unintentionally missed your blog! For that, I do apologise. Feel free to give me a nudge, and I’m more than happy to add you!

So the rules are pretty simple which I’ve pasted below along with the banners you can grab. Please make sure to follow.
Now it’s my turn to pass this award to all the blogs that really deserve this, blogs I stalk, and bloggers that I feel that are too precious to keep for myself! Well, I could, but that would be selfish hehe.
Keep smiling. Keep shining. Stay inspirational.
In no particular order:
Nizy, Rica and Seeta
Latino Look by Liss
The Charmed Cupcake by Ange
Mademoiselle Snow by Lisa
KJ Andersen by KJ
Haute Frugalista by Dee
BB Cream Addict by Tara
I Love Green Inspiration by Mari
Cinnamon Spring by Saran
Beauty Expression by Luchessa
Hannah Ackroyd by Hannah
My Little Beauty Stash by Beejay
Russel Ray Photos by Russel
Story Book Apothecary by Tianna
Loving Korean by ‘Couple’
Peach Milky Tea by Sophie
Beauty Wid Brainz by Hina
House on the Way by Leslie
Harajuku Girl FL
Nerdy Girl Shops
Hot chocolate and books by Divine
F00dventures by Kirsten
Cowboys & Crossbones
Niicolea by Nicole
Use Your Cleanse by Ken
Baby Bugs n Berries by Abi
Mommalicious by Lisa
Crystal Chronicles by Crys
Hua Jing Blogs by Jing
La Vuelta en Mundo by Gim
Au Natural Essence by Alia
River of the Heart Blog by KC

Thank you all and have a great weekend!

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award –    and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group — click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award — please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award — and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – thumbnails

Here are the 6 awards in thumbnail size for your sidebar – feel free to Right Click and save any of the images on this page:

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  • Awesome award! Never seen this before 😀

  • Awwww thank you Donah!! Thanks for thinking in LA VUELTA to be part of this prize! You put a smile on my face this evening 😀 I promise to write the post and select the blogs in the next days, hopefully! 🙂 Vientamiese Kiss!!!

    • Hello Gim! I’m so sorry for the late reply! But you’re so welcome! Definitely deserve this award. Enjoy your time in Vietnam! xx

  • Thanks for including me xx

  • Aw thank you so much! Your blog definitely deserves the nomination as well.

  • Thanks so much D!!! You made a very exhausted girl soooo happy this morning! xoxo

  • Thank you Donah for including me in this 🙂 x

  • congratulations on your award and thanks for sharing it too!

  • Thank you so much! I haven’t seen this before but it is such a great idea!

  • Brilliant! thank you Sweetie! Luvya!!! umwah! umwah!

  • Congrats and thank you D! Actually I’m currently writing an award post for this very same kind and you are on that list so even though you’ve been a honey and gave me it first I’m still awarding you! Thanks again 🙂

    • Thank you Divine! That’s very kind of you! ( I just followed you again for the 4th time 🙁 – I hope that once I move this blog as self-hosted, I won’t have any issues like this again). Have a nice day!

  • Hey Sweet Donna..first of all congratulations…and have a beautiful and fun filled Christmas….in advance…and thank you so much for remembering me in your award as well…I can tell you, your blog feels like a fashion wonderland, with such beautiful products and your take on them…it must be truly helpful to so many…well its always a pleasure to visit your blog, will come back for more…Meanwhile, you do enjoy your third star..and I’m sure there are more waiting in the queue for ya…Have fun, this Christmas..and wishing you Happy New Year in advance…

    • Aww Seeta, what a wonderful message to read this morning! I’ve been behind on replying to comments due to how crazy the weekend was, but I’m very happy to finally reply including yours! I just got my 4th star yesterday and I’m very excited. Thank you for liking my blog and for the lovely compliments. I do try my best to give the best and helpful review, putting myself as a beauty blogger and consumer at the same time. Do come back for more, I love your company! More power to your writing and your book Cup of Life! 🙂 Happy New Year in advance to you too xx

  • Awww momma bean!! thanks!! so happy for this! its such a great award!

    • Well hello there, stranger! Of course, how could I miss you and your blog for this! A well-deserved award Dee! Take care! xx

  • Thanks for the nomination, Donah! You’re so sweet and I’m touched that you included me! Thank you!

    • Hello Ali! Hope you and baby Emir are doing fine! I’m glad to be able to share this award with you, you and your blog definitely deserve this one! 🙂 xx

  • Howdy Donah! Thanks so much for the shout out and congrats to you on the award!

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  • thanks so much for the nomination! Congrats on the award xx

  • Congrats!
    Happy Holidays!
    The Clarences

  • I have just found your blog and want to congratulate you for receiving the award. I also received one and would like to invite you to visit my blog. Hugs, Barbara

  • what an amazing list!

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  • Everything is cute and sweet here, thanks Donah, there is many things i need to learn about what a girl like, because of my cute and sweet nieces =).

    • Definitely, many things to learn! girls like princessy things hehe, just an idea for you. 🙂

  • Omg woooow how could i miss that one before?? (I didn’t get any notifications…:( ) Thank you so much my dear momma bean 😀 What an honor!! And congrats to you as well. 🙂

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  • Hi D! So sorry I couldn’t participate in this because it was in the middle of the holiday madness. But I’m super honored that you included my little blog though. More power to you and Sweetjellybean this 2013:)