31 March 2011

Versatile Blogger Award!

My fellow blogger Aki gave me this super awesome Versatile Blogger Award!
I think these awards are such a great idea, because not only do they make you feel super duper special when you get one, they require you to pay the special-ness forward and give the award out to fifteen other recently discovered bloggers.

This was actually an extremely hard thing to do, because I wanted to find brand new blogs, not just give the awards out to people I already follow who have like 2000 followers and such. Also, I wanted to make sure the people I give this award to actually have versatile blogs! So I used the little "next blog" button on the blogger navbar, repeatedly, and found that hot damn there are a lot of blogs out there that I have no interest in. There are blogs about dentistry. About textiles. About christianity. And of course there are about 4732984732 million family/baby blogs, which are essentially families that created a blog to let the rest of the family see what they're up to. Finding my market of blogs- young, college-age girls interested in a variety of things with a few hobbies that show up on their blogs- was incredibly difficult! I ended up not being able to fill all 15 spots with time constraints... but i did find a few gems. I definitely think everyone I gave the award to is worthy :)

anyways, here are the official rules for accepting this award:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
2. Tell us 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered new bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and let them know they've received their award.

7 things you don't already know about me? I'll give it a shot :)

1. I haven't washed my hair in oh, about 3 months. More on that in a later post!
2. Sometimes I get a craving for kraft boxed mac n cheese- even though it's not very good and definitely not good for me!
3. On career day in Kindergarten (you had to dress up like what you wanted to be when you grew up) I wanted to be a Mom.
4. I own all 10 seasons of Friends and have watched them all many times
5. I am catering a 5 day youth retreat this summer... the day after I fly home from greece.
6. I wear three rings on my fingers- one from my grandma on my mom's side, one from my grandma on my dad's side, and one that is one of 3 that my mom, sister, and I all wear.
7. I think american cheese is an abomination. and so, SO disgusting. pretty sure it's just soft yellow plastic.

and here are the ten bloggers I chose for this award!
In the Pines
Porch Stories
Echoes of My Footsteps
Just a Girl in Philly
It's a Dog's Life
Dressing For Dinner
Smiles Awake You
Carly Ann


  1. Wow! Thank you for picking me as one of your winners, Emily!
    I will work on fully accepting the award (by posting on my blog, etc) soon. I'm so happy that you like my blog!

    p.s. I agree - American cheese is pretty nasty.

  2. Ditto to the comment above. I'm amazed you found me! I'll do my best to remain worthy of the honor . . .

  3. OMG! thank you so much for recognizing me! I will def pay it forward. Looks like I have some work to do on fully accepting this award!
    thanks again and HAPPY blogging!

  4. That's a great way of finding new blogs. I haven't checked all of them out yet, but I know I will!

  5. hello again jsut popping in to say I have been on vaca and jsut got back into town. I have not forgotten about fully accepting the award... I hope to get to it tonight!
    thanks again for the award! :-)