Monday, January 19, 2015

I *Might* Be Sheenazing! (but I already have the greatest readers, so it hardly matters!)

* New here from A Knotted Life?  WELCOME!!! *
 ~have a look around ~ I hope you stay awhile :)

It's official.  I might be Sheenazing.  Some of you obviously think I have it in me!  Thank you so very much for reading here and enjoying it enough that you nominated Ordinary Lovely for two Sheenazing Awards!  

For a third year, Bonnie, who blogs at A Knotted Life, is hosting the Sheenazing Awards - to spread the word about great Catholic bloggers and about Venerable Fulton Sheen, who totally would have a blog were he alive today :)

It was a total surprise to me when a friend emailed me last year and told me that I had been nominated!  (hi, Maranda!)  I was in the hospital with my brand new James at the time, so I was too drunk on new baby sweetness to give a second thought to the awards.

But this year I have the mental alertness and wherewithal to do enough self-promoting to feel alternately brazen and awkward ;)   

It would be a thrill to win a virtual pat on the back from Bonnie and to post it in flashing lights on my site!  (I can dream, can't I??)  But after I got Bonnie's email about the nomination, my thoughts were less like "I hope I win!" and more along the lines of: "I'm so excited at the prospect of new readers heading this way... I hope they find something valuable, lovely, amusing, clever, encouraging here... will they stay, and chat, and share...?"  

If anything, I hope that new readers become new friends and that each first "click" here will be the first of many!  It's super fun to be nominated for, and win, just-for-fun awards (well, I've only heard about the winning part...!) but I'm in this blogging thing to share some of my life with you, to invite you into my space, and to have delightful conversations with the friends that I get to know here (and to have a place to write about my crochet projects, because my husband can only stand so much ;) )  

If you're a regular reader here, and think it's deserved, I'd love your vote over at Bonnie's! And while you're at it, invite a new friend to hang out here too!  For me, that would be the best "vote" of all!  

Click here to vote - look for Ordinary Lovely in "Best Lifestyle Blog" category and "Best Under-Appreciated Blog" category.  (To tell you the truth, I don't feel so unappreciated.  You nominated me, right!)

Love to all my readers.  Thanks again, friends!

love, Theresa

PS - here's a  picture of James today.  He'll be 1 on Friday!!


  1. Yay! Definitely deserved :) and I'll keep clicking, sharing, and enjoying your beautiful space as long as you'll have me :) Voted!

    1. Thanks, Amanda! I was so happy to see you up there also!! Congrats :)

  2. Yay!!! Congratulations! So excited - definitely voted for you. :) (oh my goodness James is already turning 1!? I think I had just started reading your blog regularly around the time he was born; what a cutie!)

    1. Aw, thank you!
      It's been so fun to get to know you here, Willow!! Thanks for sticking around :)


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