The MAD blog Awards 2014

I have to say I was more than a little stunned to be told on Twitter that my blog had made it to the final of the Mad Blog awards.  I  checked the site twice to make sure it was my name on the list and I wasn’t just willing it to be there !

This wonderful accolade comes at the end of a whirlwind year that saw me opening (and closing) my own shop.  I also moved my blog across to wordpress to try and combine it with an online shop but this proved more difficult to manage than I anticipated, so moved back to the much more easier to use blogger.  All of these factors (I thought) would have really impacted on my readership, but obviously I underestimated the loyalty of the wonderful people who follow my  escapades and blog.


I am busy this week closing up the shop.  A sad/happy  experience, sad because it has been a long term dream of mine to own my own shop but the reality is much harder when you have young children, travel, stock etc etc.  But on the happy side I get back the precious quality time with my young twins, No 1 son and long suffering hubby. We will have time for all the fun stuff we used to do and I get to blog more again ! 


 I have made it to the finals but am up against some pretty amazing Homes and Interiors bloggers, So if you would just take a minute to follow the link Vote for the white approach  

scroll down to best homes and Interiors and enter the white approach.  I would love you to the moon and back.


Also Many thanks to :

The very huggable Sally Whittle for putting on what I am sure will be another fantastic event.


The very stylish Brabantia who are the sponsors for our category.


Finally lots of luck to the other finalists in my group :

Love Chic Living

Oh so Amelia

Side Street Style

Tigerlilly Quinn



  1. lilac and old roses
    March 26, 2014 / 6:50 pm

    Well done! Hope you are successful and enjoy everything, especially your family. And look after you! x

    • karen jones
      March 26, 2014 / 7:32 pm

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

  2. Sally
    March 27, 2014 / 12:20 pm

    Loads of luck and can't wait to see you in September – it's been far too long!

    • karen jones
      March 27, 2014 / 3:01 pm

      Aww, thank you lovely. You are right, it has been far too long x

  3. Victoria Welton
    March 27, 2014 / 1:09 pm

    I have to admit to not knowing anywhere near enough about your blog 🙂 It is fab. Well done for making the finals, good luck and I look forward to meeting you in September, Vicky (aka Vevivos!) x

    • karen jones
      March 27, 2014 / 3:01 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments Vicky, Look forward to meeting you in September too x

  4. Hurrah For Gin
    March 27, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    I Just found your blog through the Mads linky, it's very pretty 🙂 I'm in the new blog category so i will look forward to saying hi on the night! Best of luck x

    • karen jones
      March 27, 2014 / 3:00 pm

      Love the title of your blog and couldn't agree more actually. Will pop over and take a peak at yours in a minute. Look forward to meeting you in September and very well done on getting to the finals too x

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