Bonnie’s got the ballots up: it’s time to start voting for your favorite blogs in the 2014 Sheenazing Blogger Awards. Thank you to those who nominated me for Funniest Blog, Most Inspiring Blog, Best Lifestyle Blog and (if you scroll through all 5,679 nominees) Best Blog By A Mom. I’m so flattered!
I try to bring the funny on a regular basis, and I’m glad you guys appreciate my humor. But when I’m feeling more serious, it’s good to know you’re still reading. However, I must admit my surprise at being nominated in the Lifestyle category. Certainly, I’ve done a few liturgical year / craft/ foodie type posts, but compared to last year’s winner ‘Like Mother, Like Daughter’, I’d hardly say I’m a lifestyle blogger. But, never one to shy away from a challenge, I’m going there in full Martha Stewart glory. Behold, seven pages from “Livin'” a lifestyle magazine devoted to food, family, fashion and decorating: Kelly Mantoan style.
1. The cover. I donned my usual robe, and a Pinterest worthy messy bun for this welcoming shot. (Click each picture to enlarge it to it’s full glory and save as your new desktop wallpaper.)
Page 2, Food post!
Page 3, Look at the glossy full page shots, bathed in natural light that showcase all the beauty of my home! Check that envy ladies!
Page 4, Decorating tips you’ll find no where else; I’m positive!
Page 5, Gardening tips for people who hate plants!
Page 6, Don’t worry, for those of you dying to know how I manage to look so good in my selfies, I’ve included TWO pages of fashion tips.
Lifestyle blogger? NAILED IT. I’m not scared of you Auntie Leila and your big guns. I’ve got what it takes!
Did that whet your appetite for more? Pre-order your subscription now for the low introductory price of $35.99. While I’m processing your order, to be filled sometime in 2016, swing back to Bonnie’s for voting and then over to Jen’s for some more bloggers who aren’t going to beat me in the Lifestyle category.