Well! I’m still in shock. I never thought I’d get nominated for an award like this, then after seeing all the other amazingly talented nominees in the final ten, it seriously, honestly, truly, no joke, feels like I’ve already won. Having my blog selected by Better Homes and Gardens and being put alongside bloggers that I insanely admire is so much already. It’s just CrAzY, that’s all I’m trying to say.
SO. I’m giving a little shoutout to each of the blogs nominated in the DIY category for the 2015 Better Homes and Gardens Blogger Awards because I need you guys to know how amazing these ladies are, even if you’re already familiar with them, and to maybe help you discover some awesome blogs to follow if you aren’t following them already.
It begins now.
Alice & Lois
I came across Sara and Melissa’s blog when I discovered their DIY Shibori indigo dish towels and have been following ever since. They cover a variety of topics, and what I love most is that they always come back to the celebration of family. Very lovely blog with tons of creative ideas.
Almost Makes Perfect
I first met Molly over dinner with a couple of other blogger buddies, and she’s just as down-to-earth in person as you’d think she is. I adore her simple, modern style and I’m always blown away by how she constantly comes up with fresh ideas that look effortless.
Chris Loves Julia
I hadn’t discovered this blog before, but am following now. Chris and Julia share all about their home renovations, and what I appreciate most is that their DIYs are thorough and easy to understand. Their tips would be so helpful for any future homeowner (always the topic of my daydreams).
I Heart Organizing
I once referred to Jen as the juggernaut of organizing, and I still stand by that statement. What’s more is that I can feel her sincerity through her writing and how much she truly wants to help. She doesn’t cut corners, and I really dig that. One of my favorite posts of hers is the one she did on blogging photography tips.
It wasn’t hard to find Chelsea’s beautiful blog. I’d re-pin one gorgeous DIY after another from my Pinterest home feed and would continuously discover they were done by her. All her ideas really are lovely, so she seriously nailed it with her blog name.
Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
Sarah is a supernatural DIY genius with amazing interior style, no biggie. So many times I’ve seen a photo of one of her projects and thought no way that was DIY’d, then I’d go to her blog to check it out and be like oh my God she DIY’d that.
I don’t think I knew there was a world of balloons and donuts and how versatile they could be before Kelly’s blog. She’s the master of everything trendy, bold, and fun, and has come up with some of the most creative ideas I’ve ever seen.
Sugar and Cloth
It might’ve been a macaron DIY that first brought me to Ashley’s blog, but everything she does is amazing and just plain pretty. I love the mix of decor and entertaining ideas she’s constantly putting out. Still haven’t gotten over her hanging flower installation.
This is hardly my first time giving Mandi praise. It wouldn’t take anyone longer than a few seconds after visiting her blog to see how talented and hilarious she is. I’m always inspired by how she goes big with stunning room makeovers and unique decor projects.
Can you see why this is so crazy? I have so much love for the blogger/DIY community because they’re the ones that inspired me to start this little corner of mine, so to even stand next to them is pretty damn cool. !!! I’m a giant bag of emotions over it.
This week is designated to feature the DIY category for the BHG Blogger Awards, so vote here for your favorites. You can vote more than once in case you can’t pick just one and voting is open till March 27th. Happy voting!
In conclusion, I love you guys and thank you. This blog wouldn’t mean so much to me if it weren’t for you, and it keeps me trucking through the long hours and tears knowing that you’re patiently by my side as I figure out this blog thing one inch at a time. I truly appreciate you for that, and for making it through this post and all my blabber. <3
Were any of these nominees some of your favorite blogs already? Also let me know in the comments below about any other favorite blogs you love following- I’m always down to check ’em out.