I’ve been shortlisted in the BiB Awards!

I still don’t quite believe it.  200,000 nominations and votes were made in last years BiB Awards, and amazingly, this year I have been shortlisted to the final 10 in the ‘Family’ category.

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The BiB Awards (Brilliance in Blogging) are one of the UK’s most popular blogging awards and are hosted by BritMums.  

I am so excited to have been shortlisted.  You never know when you write a post how it is going to be received.  Writing is something so personal, and it’s sometimes scary to publish a post.  Most of the time I try to write humerous posts, and I hope that they make you laugh.  I sometimes worry that maybe people won’t get my humour, or find me funny.  I’ve had the odd comment where people have taken a humerous post seriously and have therefore been offended.  The funniest comments were when my Elf on Shelf post was featured on a popular parenting website.  Who knew people could get so riled up about an elf!  

I write posts from the heart, and have been known to get soppy, or have a rant about kids TV.  I’ve even been brave enough to mention breast and bottle feeding (and then duck for cover).  But above everything I always try to be honest about family life.  The highs and the lows, the good and the bad, the ugly and the beautiful.  It is beyond humbling when I receive comments from people telling me that my posts have helped them, or made them smile on a day filled with tantrums.

I love writing this blog.  I work hard at it.  But I really, really love it.  It has grown from something that the husband read (he always laughs in the right places, so he’s a keeper) to something that thousands of people read each month.  And every month that amazes me.  It’s become my job!  That’s a dream come true.  So to be acknowledged by being shortlisted for a BiB really does mean so much to me.  To be cheered on by my fellow bloggers offering their support is amazing.  And yes, I am very aware that I have used the word amazing a lot in this post, but it is!  

I would love it if you would vote for Life, Love and Dirty Dishes in the family category.  I am up against some really strong competition.  Some of my favourites in fact, and I’m not just saying that, some of them are on my blog love page!  

If you’ve read my posts and enjoyed them please click the link below.  It would be, you know, amazing!

And friends, family, friends of friends, and people on facebook that I haven’t seen for 20 years, you are obliged to vote for me through association 😉


Vote here!


Thanks all,

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14 Comments on Vote for me!

  1. Jenny
    May 10, 2016 at 11:41 am (6 months ago)

    Huge huge congratulations what an honor so well deserved and proud of you. I really need to work on my writing part of my blog. Because I do it for family documents and work too sometimes the creative writing gets put on back burners hoping to change that next year. I wish you all the best luck in the world. The bibs are a big thing and you should be so proud of you and your lovely blog. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. I have enjoyed reading your blog posts and so grateful for you linking up. I hope you will continue to link up in the next few weeks as I had the reins over to the new Share With Me hostess and continue long after linking up with her too. #sharewithme

    • Life Love and Dirty Dishes
      May 12, 2016 at 7:35 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks so much Jenny. That means a lot coming from such an established blogger. I’m not sure I’ll make the final five, but I am thrilled to have made it this far 🙂

  2. Nige
    May 5, 2016 at 9:05 pm (6 months ago)

    Well done hope you make the finals love your blog #brilliantblogposts

  3. Lucy at occupation:(m)other
    May 5, 2016 at 11:51 am (6 months ago)

    Ahh this is lovely, you so deserve it and your blog is fantastic. Like MummyofBoyGirlTwins said no surprise to see you on the shortlist. I love the way you mix a big fat dose of humour with real insight. Wishing you so much luck. It’s a fab category to be in. Maybe meet you at the conference xxx #coolmumclub

  4. mummyofboygirltwins
    May 2, 2016 at 5:53 pm (6 months ago)

    Good luck lovely! Your blog is SO amazing and I am not surprised at all to see you there! 🙂 Jess xx

  5. Tim
    April 30, 2016 at 10:28 am (6 months ago)

    Ggod luck, Claire. It’s a big achievement being shortlisted in a category as fiercely contested as Family. And so the campaigning begins again … 🙂

  6. Emma
    April 29, 2016 at 2:26 pm (6 months ago)

    Well done lovely!!! Sooo very well deserved. I am THRILLED for you. Sorry, very excited and have had rather a lot of coffee can you tell?? xx
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