I’m not typically someone who out-of-the-blue-awesomeness happens to. I don’t win giveaways or lotteries or even bingo (though that says much more about my poor bingo skills than my luck). So when an editor from Better Homes and Gardens (yep, that one!) emailed me a little while ago with news of some such awesomeness, it pretty much made my month.
A sweet withHEART reader (I could kiss you, whoever you are!) nominated me for the Better Homes and Gardens Blogger Awards and the editors picked my little ‘ol blog as one of the 5 finalists in the DIY category (wha?!?)! You guys, there are a million amazing/inspiring/all-around-spectacular DIYers out there, with equally as amazing/inspiring/all-around-spectacular blogs. Heaven knows I find a lot of inspiration from many of them. What a neat thing to be chosen. I’m seriously so humbled, mostly by the fact that there is a reader who not only has learned from the projects I do, but also that they actually took the time to nominate me. My, that is special indeed.
Now, I have no expectation of actually winning. Though it would be amazing (the winner will receive a mention in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine and $200. Hello, my dream!), the competition is fierce. It’s a talented bunch indeed. Check out my face doing the Brady Bunch intro next to none other than the fresh faced Young House Love. Oh you know, they’re bff with Oprah. NBD.
I’ve never really been good at, shall we say, self promotion, but if you’re near a computer or phone or device, and you want to vote for me, I will give you an air-through-the-web kiss right this minute. In fact, you can vote once an hour, every hour, from today until March 5th. And if you wanted to tell your friends, family, social media followers, strangers on the street, well, I would be blowing a whole lot of air kisses in your direction. I don’t have a huge extended family armed with laptops who will take this thing and run with it, so I’m happy to say I’m so honored to be nominated. It really means so much to me that anyone finds what I do and create even a little bit inspiring. Thank you to all of you, so very much, and thank you BHG!
If you would like to vote for me, here is how you do it:
*Cast your vote for me HERE
*You can vote once an hour, as many times as you like, from today until March 5th. Winners will be announced the next day.
The amazing James helped me put a little video together to explain a bit more the sentiment behind withHEART. Thanks James!
I’m bad! More like I’m an idiot:)
That was shot in my family room– that is almost done! Hoorah! Can’t wait to share more soon.
In other fun news, the HOME TOUR tab at the top of the blog has been revamped. You can now easily look through finished rooms with before and after photos, watch accompanying videos, and click on the DIY posts for each part of the room. There is also now a button on the sidebar. Love a nice organizational refresh! It feels like I just cleaned out my linen closet!
Again, thank you for following withHEART. I love reading your comments, getting your emails, answering your questions, and connecting with you online. It’s a whole world I never expected to be a part of, and I’m so grateful I am.