February 25, 2011

Friend Friday - Blog Awards

Friend Friday
I recently joined the Fashion Beauty Friend Friday group created by Katy over at Modly Chic.
Every week Katy puts together a set of questions and on Friday if you want to participate, you answer them on your blog and link back up at Modly Chic. 
This week is the nominations for the FBFF Blog Awards. I'll let you know about the voting for the finalists after they've been selected. Ok, so here are the categories, with who I picked and why:

Creative Juices - most creative
Anyone who is the mastermind behind 30 for 30, has done it multiple times, and has convinced hundreds of other bloggers to do it as well gets my vote for most creative. Actually all those reasons probably put Kendi in several categories easily, but I think 30 for 30 is pretty freaking creative.
The Real Deal - authenticity
Read Carrie's blog just once and you'll feel like you know her. Read it continuously and you'll feel like she's your real-life friend. To really get a sense that you're getting to know someone just from their blog is pretty rare, but Carrie is able to do that. Oh, and she's hilarious.
Spark Notes - most helpful
Ever wondered how to Build A Better Blog? Vahni figured it out and has it compiled over at Grit and Glamour for you. Vahni has written post after post chock full of links, tips, and advice, and you definitely need to check them out if you haven't.
Newbie - best blogger less than a year old
It's hard to believe Collette has been blogging for less than a year given the splash she's already made. She has Twitter Tuesday on her blog, she's founded The Fashion 411, and I can't wait to see what she's got up her sleeve next.
Can You Hear Me Now - most connected
One of the most amazing things the BonBon Rose Girls have done is create the Rosebud Network. So many bloggers have become Rosebuds and gotten to know other bloggers through the network - they've done incredible work! 
If I had a Hammer - best DIY
Amanda has lots of DIYs on her blog, and also has A.Co Designs, a whole shop of her creations! Everything she makes and designs is gorgeous!
Tribe Leader - blogger who leads others and brings bloggers
Katy is the founder of Friend Friday. In a relatively short amount of time, a large number of bloggers have joined and participate weekly. It's a fantastic network of bloggers and Katy has done an amazing job with the group.
Practically Perfect - most fashionable
Tiffany has impeccable style and every single picture on her blog is gorgeous since she and her husband have a photography business. I always look forward to her posts and she's recently started a YouTube channel so you can check out her vlogs, too!
Paint by Numbers - best beauty blogger
With her blog and her YouTube channel, Temptalia is one-stop shopping for anything beauty related. With reviews, tutorials, and an in-depth look at thousands of products, it's pretty much a must read if you love makeup.
Renaissance Woman - best all around blogger, fashion, beauty,
There's a small handful of blogs I read before I ever started my own blog that inspired me to start mine and Maegan's is one of them. She has outfit posts, Maeg-It-YourselfHair-To's, and plenty more. Her blog is always a great read!

If you want more information or want to join FBFF, there's more info on Modly Chic and you can e-mail Katy to join the group!


Miss Caitlin S. said...

how cute, I love when people introduce me to more blogs that I haven't heard and bring up what I love about blogs I already read! Great compiled list here, I snagged a few to read :)

Josie said...

Carrie is my life. But like actually. She's such a doll. I'm off to check out every one of these, Katie -- thanks for the new blog candy!
xo Josie

this free bird said...

thank you so much katie. i've had just the worst week and feel like i've failed in blogland b/c of it. you are so kind to include me here. i'm nuts, but i'm real - and readers/friends like you and josie are the people who remind me to keep on going. this is a total lifesaver.


Laura said...

Great picks Katie! You've given me several new blogs to check out and enjoy.

Collette Osuna said...

Thanks Katie for the nomination....!!! SO sweet of you.....Im in awesome company!!

Stop by and say Hello:)
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Diana Mieczan said...

Wonderful post and I cant wait to check out a few of those blogs:) Happy Friday, sweetie

Closet Fashionista said...

How fun!! I love the blogs you posted, though I've never seen some so I'll have to check them out, haha :)


Great choices! Have a fabulous weekend, sweetie :)

Grit and Glamour said...

Thanks for nominating me, Katie!


Kirstin Marie said...

Excellent nominations!! You've got some fantastic bloggers up there :)

Isabel said...

love your picks!

Bonnie said...

I lovelovelovelove This Free Bird. She is one of my favorite bloggers!!! :)

Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Fashion Momma said...

OMG- someoene else who put ... love maegan for Renaissance Womwan! We must be kindred spirits. ;)

Have a great weekend!


kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

oooh, i love finding new reads! (ps - i TOTALLY agree about thisfreebird!)


happy friday!

Stacey said...

Great post and awesome round up of some lovely blogs. I am totally with you about Carrie. You should have her own show!

KT said...

Katie, thanks for the nomination. This is a great list of bloggers and there are a couple new-to-me blogs that I need to run and check out now. Thanks - Katy

Daniela said...

right on with those nominations!

Megan said...

yayy for having a few new blogs to read while im in the airport part of the weekend!!!

have a wonderful weekend pretty lady!!!

<3 megan

la petite coquine said...

I so agree with you about lots of these blogs, and can't wait to read the ones I'm not familiar with! Have a wonderful weekend, darling!

janettaylor said...

SO cute!

Valerie said...

So true about Carrie's blog. She's so hilarious and authentic. I'll have to check out some of these others though, they sound amazing! Have a great weekend.

Couture Carrie said...

Love all these blogs!
Thanks for the links!


Mimi said...

i think they all deserve these awards! i follow most of these blogs, but i definitely have to check out the other ones. :D

<3, Mimi

...love Maegan said...

omg Thank you so much!!! So so so SO SWEET!

on another note: I LOVE THAT PIMP photo cuz BLOGGING AINT EASY! lol

Happy Friday!!!

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a $50 giftcard to PTAK apparel if you'd like to check it out. :) x

Jess said...

Thanks for sharing! And I just tagged you in my blog! <3 Happy Weekend :)

Barbie said...

Cute idea! I love to find new blogs! :)


Mindy Webb said...

Thanks so much for sharing your list of favorite blogs, I think I need to head over to Modly Chic. I'm digging the Friday Q&A from many of you girls!

Audrey Allure said...

Great blogs!

A.Co said...


You are so sweet, wow, THANK YOU for naming me as one and giving me such an awesome write up. WOW! :D

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Kristin said...

Awwwwwwww, thanks so much for the shout out lady...You rock!