116 weeks and 5 days | 2015 MAD Blog Awards

Something amazing happened last week. I read on Facebook that the finalists for the 2015 MAD Blog Awards had been announced, so popped along to the TOTS 100 site to have a look to see if any of my friends had made the final cut.

Totally delighted to see the blogs of some of my very favourites listed. There was a good sprinkling of my friends, in each section, along with some names I didn’t know.

But when I scrolled down the the Best Home and Interiors category I nearly spat my tea out. Unbelievably my little blog’s name was nestled in amongst some of the most lovely blogs I have the pleasure of reading.

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Now, I’ve always been a bit of a chatterbox. I have a school report that says:

‘If Caroline spent more time working and less time talking she’d have a bright future’

but I was absolutely speechless.

Thank you so, so much anyone that bothered to place a vote for me. Without wanting to sound like a gushy OSCAR winner, I’m blown away and so immensely grateful.

Ultimately, there can only be one winner but — for me — even to be in a runners-up parade, with the other five blogs that don’t take the top spot is amazing. The calibre of blogs listed is so high and to see my little blog on the same page is brilliant. More than I ever hoped for.

I’m up against some incredible bloggers, some are award winning, others have brands and sponsors fighting to be featured on their blogs, some have thousands — like multiple thousands — of followers.

And then there’s me.

Under the radar, just bimbling along doing my own thing. My blog is not 100% homes and interiors based — it’s an eclectic mix of everything I love. My family, my loves, my life. But it’s written from the heart and if you’d like to vote for me in this category I’d be so grateful.

It’s mega simple to do — just click on the link to vote and choose The Twinkle Diaries in the Best Home and Interiors category from the drop down list. It takes less than a minute to do.


Thanks so much for nominating me in the first place. I’m chuffed to bits :)




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About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

68 thoughts on “116 weeks and 5 days | 2015 MAD Blog Awards

  1. Haha love that quote from your old school report. My son had something similar. Congratulations on making the finals from a fellow finalist :)

    1. Thanks SO much Gina!!! I’d love to tell the teacher that wrote that, what I’m doing with my life today!! And the fact that I’ve made the finals of a prestigious blogging awards!! ;) Good luck sweetie — fingers crossed for you!! x

  2. Caro I was so thrilled to see your name on there but not at all surprised, I don’t think you realise how amazing your blog is. I’ve been reading it for so long now and I have seen it change and develop from your lovely little twin diaries into what it is now and it is just amazing! Very well done xx

    1. Aaah Hayley — you are so lovely. I was surprised — I literally did a double take!! I just feel so totally under the radar still. When I decided in January that I was going to grow the blog and start doing it properly I never would have imagined — in a million years — that something like this would happen!! So grateful to everyone. But especially to my bestest blogging buddies ;) xxxx

  3. Huge congratulations to you lovely Caro and so well deserved! You have a vote from me and wishing you all the very best of luck for the finals! :-)

  4. Congratulations!! I’m so delighted for you – it’s well deserved! I voted on my way onto your site. Best of luck to you, I’m looking forward to reading all about your big day!

  5. Congratulations! Such a huge accomplishment in the blogging world. You should be very proud of building your blog. I love that you almost spit your tea out. :) I want to thank you again for featuring my post this week. Such an honor! I almost spit my coffee out ;)

  6. Congratulations gorgeous lady! So well deserved. Of course, I didn’t need to read this before I voted for you. I cheered a bit when I saw your name on there when I took a peep on the day they came out and voted for you straight away! I hope you win :) Thanks for being such a fab co-host of #TwinklyTuesday! xx

  7. Aww…congratulations!! I had the same reaction when I found out I was a finalist in the Best Family Fun Blog category. I couldn’t believe that lil’ ol’ me was among there with these amazing bloggers!! Good luck and I hope the feeling of being awesome lasts long after the awards ceremony in September xx #twinklytuesday

    1. Thanks SO much Natasha — and HUGE congratulations to you too!!! I still can’t believe my luck to be honest. The calibre is so high — I never even considered that I’d make the finals. Such a treat!! :)

  8. Caro this is so well deserved, I am so pleased to call you a friend, your blog is stylish and oh so pretty, and the content is always so engaging. Good luck beautiful lady and cant wait to see you next week xx

  9. A huge well done! It is well deserved though, your blog is fab and is one of my favourites :)

  10. It’s great to see a fellow caravan enthusiast up for this an award in this cateogory. I really do think you’ve got the toughest final but every place is well deserved. Best of luck! #TwinklyTuesday

  11. Congratulations!!! What amazing news; I am so pleased for you darling as your blog is so stylish and very chic and I love reading it. You know I am a HUGE fan of you and your blog, and have been since I discovered you. ALL the best of luck for the finals, yes you’re up against some big names but I have a feeling you have a very large following too and that you’ll do great! Good luck, am behind you lovely lady. Jess x #twinklytuesday

    1. Ahh thanks sweetheart — coming from one of my blogging bests, that really means such a lot. I really don’t think I have a chance but it doesn’t matter. There will be FIVE runners up! Not just one. So it doesn’t feel too bad at all if I don’t win. The five other runners up are all absolutely amazing!!!

    1. Aaah bless you Debbie — that’s so lovely of you!!

      Weird about the Rafflecopter — am off to check it out now!! I wonder if anyone else has had the same problem :/ Thanks so much for letting me know!! x

    1. Aaah thank you SO much!! I don’t think I have a hope of winning — one of the finalists has nearly 250K Pinterest followers!! But I love her blog so much — to be in the same line-up is just awesome!! :)

    1. Thanks so much Fi — they say write about what you know don’t they? I don’t know about much else, that’s for sure!! ;) Amazing to think I’m a finalist — I can’t belive my luck xx

  12. Good luck chic, what an amazing feeling seeing your name in amongst some other fab blogs, it’s testament to your fabulous blog, I’m loving your blogs too at the moment. #TwinklyTuesdays

  13. I can totally see why, I think your blog is so lovely as are you xx #Twinkly Tuesday

  14. Congrats Caro on a very well deserved nomination! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you! Mim x #twinklytuesday

  15. You’re too modest!! I love your blog and the fact that it is a mix- I like reading about interiors from real people who I think I might actually have a connection with. The problem I have with a lot of interiors/ fashion / beauty blogs is that they feel so removed from my toothpaste stained life! You definitely deserve this and I will totally be voting for you :)

  16. Your blog is amazing Caro and you definitely get my vote! I am overwhelmed to be a finalist too and with so many amazing bloggers, it is just unreal isn’t it! Cannot wait for our little night out in September! xxx

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