January 19, 2015

2015 Sheenazing Awards are now CLOSED

 Voting is now CLOSED for the 2015 Sheenazing Awards! 
One vote per reader, please!

The Sheenazing Blogger Awards get their name from Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, who was amazing at using the newest forms of media to communicate the beauty of the Catholic Church and his love of Christ to the world. They are a fun way to celebrate the excellence of the Catholic blogosphere and honor Venerable Sheen.

There will be a winner and a runner up in each category. The winners will earn a firm virtual handshake, the pride in knowing that they've been named the Best of something by a fairly obscure blog, and the right to display the following on their site:

Except it will say "Winner"
You can vote now or read through the nominations first. 

Funniest Blog
This Ain't the Lyceum
Mama Knows, Honeychild
Catholic All Year
The Fike Life
House Unseen, Life Unscripted
Mary Big Hair
Clan Donaldson
Mama Needs Coffee
Call Her Happy
A Blog for My Mom
The Rhodes Log
Daniel Bearman: Acts of Idiot Praise

Best Looking Blog
Team Whitaker
California to Korea
Fountains of Home
Catholic All Year
The Big White Farmhouse
Blossoming Joy
Motherhood and Miscellany
In Honor of Design
Call Her Happy
In the Heart of My Home
Cedars and Tiny Flowers
Like Mother, Like Daughter
House for Five
To the Heights
Small Things
Kelli Seeley

Most Inspiring Blog
Passionate Perseverance
Molly Makes Do
Surviving Our Blessings
Carrots for Michaelmas
Call Her Happy
Shoved to Them
Our Home Under Mary's Mantle
House Unseen, Life Unscripted
In the Heart of My Home
To the Heights
Blessings in Brelinskyville
My Spare Oom
Joe Sales Says
Mama Needs Coffee
Conversations with Women
Catholic All Year
Held by His Pierced Hands
Amongst Lovely Things

Best Lifestyle Blog
Whole Family Parenting
A Slice of Smith Life
Catholic All Year
Team Whitaker
To the Heights
The Rhodes Log
Call Her Happy
Two O's Plus More
The Corner with a View
The Fisk Files
A Blog for My Mom
Amongst Lovely Things
Ordinary Lovely
Better Than Eden
Between the Linens
Mexican Domestic Goddess
My Domestic Church
House Unseen, Life Unscripted
Dora's Table
Bean in Love
The Fike Life

Best Under-Appreciated Blog
Someday Saints
Blessings in Brelinskyville
The Heart's Overflow
Little House in Chicago
Filling My Prayer Closet
My Domestic Church
Bear Wrongs Patiently
Lindsay Loves
Half Kindled
My Domestic Monastery
The Fire Within
Pitter Patter Diaries
A Modern Grace
Bluebird Songs
Annery at Home
Good One God
Fear Not Little Flock
In the Sheepfold
Scribbles of a Catholic Girl
Two O's Plus More
Books, Roses, and Wine Oh My!
Saint Affairs
We Make This Look Good
Our Life as First World Missionaries
Jumping in Puddles
Equipping Catholic Families
Our Amazing, Beautiful, Crazy Life
Better Than Eden
Surviving Our Blessings
Motherhood and Miscellany
A Mom's Life
This Felicitous Life
The Corner with a View
Joyfilled Family
Ordinary Lovely
Through a Glass Brightly
Molly Makes Do
Revolution of Love
Abigail's Alcove

Smartest Blog
Mama Needs Coffee
Amongst Lovely Things
Carrots for Michaelmas
Designs by Birgit
Through a Glass Brightly
Barefoot and Pregnant
Little Catholic Bubble
Unequally Yoked
These Walls
Molly Makes Do
I Have to Sit Down
Daniel Bearman: Acts of Idiot Praise

Coolest Blogger
Kelly from This Ain't the Lyceum
Kendra from Catholic All Year
Amy from Charlotte Was Both
Leila from Like Mother, Like Daughter
Haley from Carrots for Michaelmas
Blythe from The Fike Life
Hallie from HallieLord.com
Jenna from Call Her Happy
Olivia from To the Heights
Elizabeth from In the Heart of My Home
Kate from The Rhodes Log
Christy from Fountains of Home
Nell at Whole Family Parenting
Jenny at Mama Needs Coffee
Dwija at House Unseen, Life Unscripted
Rachel at Testosterhome
Simcha at I Have to Sit Down
Jenna at Wilber Huset

Miss Congeniality
Amanda from Erring on the Side of Love
Nell from Whole Family Parenting
Rosie from A Blog for My Mom
Mary from Passionate Perseverance
Susan from Sole Searching Mama
Olivia from To the Heights
Tracy from A Slice of Smith Life
Emily from Raising Barnes
Chris at Campfires and Cleats
Dwija at House Unseen, Life Unscripted
Colleen from Martin Family Moments
Lacy from Catholic Icing
Jenna at Call Her Happy
Haley from Carrots for Michaelmas

Best Podcast
Fountains of Carrots
The Jennifer Fulwiler Show
Catholic Answers Live
This Inspired Life
Stories of an Unschooling Family
Taylor Marshall
Amongst Lovely Things' Read Aloud Revival
Catholic Stuff You Should Know

Best Vlogger
Kathryn from Team Whitaker
Jenna at Call Her Happy
Haley from Carrots for Michaelmas
Ana from Time Flies When You're Having Babies
TJ from TJ Burdick
Iris Hanlin at The Starving Inspired
Blythe from The Fike Life

Best Blog by a Man
Doug on Tap
Fr. Paul Nicholson
Brandon Vogt
Joe Sales Says
Adam's Ale
Shaun McAfee
Daniel Bearman: Acts of Idiot Praise
Happy Budget, Happy Life
The Catholic Book Blogger
Standing on My Head

Best Blog with Multiple Contributors*
Catholic Bloggers Network 
Psyched Catholic
Unpleasant Accents
One Peter Five
Blessed Is She

Best Blog by a Non-Papist
Sugar, Spice, and Incense
A Beautiful Mess
Erstwhile Dear
Second Terrace
Becoming Peculiar
Small Town Simplicity
The Nester
Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife
Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Sally's Baking Addiction
Everyday Reading
A Holy Experience
New Wave Feminists
Tales of Me and the Husband
Art of Simple
Fun, Cheap, or Free
Milk and Pickles
Becoming Minimalist
Urban Simple Life
Vita Familiae
Aimee Lynn Photography
The Inklings, Etc.

Honorable Mentions:
Three Plus Two
The Lactating Catholic
A Fly on Our Chicken Coop Wall
The Breadbox Letters
Homeschooling with Joy
Shower of Roses
The Busy Budgeting Mama 
Wildflowers and Marbles
Little Bit of Paradise
Adoro Ergo Sum
And Sometimes Tea
Laughing Joyously
Fumbling Toward Grace
Unam Sanctam Catholicam
Cosmos in the Lost 
Sipping Lemonade
Edward Feser
Reflections of a Paralytic
My Child, I Love You
Harvesting Home
Catholic Hunter - Gather
Vine of Plenty
Home to 4 Kiddos
Peace Garden Writer
Mama's Notebooks
Real Housekeeping Magazine
Catholic Inspired
Conceiving Hope

To vote, click here

The Rules:
1 - Nominations were only taken for blogs written by Catholics who are faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church and believe that Pope Francis is the true pope.  Bloggers currently enrolled in RCIA are also eligible. The "Best Blog by a Non Papist" category is exempt from this rule. The SAABM and I did our best to make sure that nominated blogs were orthodox. If we missed something please email me.

2 - Nominations that did not include URL and name may not have made it to the final ballot. We do our best.

3 - If a blogger has won in a category in the previous two years they cannot win again this year in that same category and therefore will not be on the ballot for those categories. 

4 - A blog must receive at least three (3) nominations in order to make it to the final ballot. Blogs with fewer than three nominations will be included in an Honorable Mentions list.

5 - This is for fun, so have fun!

6 - *Several websites with multiple contributors were nominated for various categories. After speaking with the Sheenazing Awards Advisory Board Members it was decided to create a new category for such sites. To qualify for this category a site must have various bloggers writing content and those contributors are not related and/or best friends. So Like Mother, Like Daughter, which is written by a mother and her daughters, would still qualify for the blog categories but Epic Pew, which is written by various people who might not actually know one another only qualified for the Best Blog with Multiple Contributors. And in the end, this isn't a science - it's just a stay at home mom doing her best while her kids nap and watch Netflix.


  1. You are amazing to put all this together, Bonnie! Thank you! I am honored to be on the list and I look forward to getting to know some new (to me) blogs here. :-)

  2. I am in awe of you! Thanks for this fun event!!

  3. What a fantastic list! Congrats to all these great nominees!

  4. Hi Bonnie!
    Thank you for all the work you put into these blogger awards! So many great blogs listed! I'm honored to be listed with so many great nominees! God bless!

    Happy voting everyone!

    Tracy @ A Slice of Smith Life

  5. "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" Thanks, Bonnie!

  6. Thank you so much for your hard work! I look forward to this every year!!

  7. Oh man oh man. I feel so honored! I'm going to go bribe all my friends to vote for me!

  8. Bonnie, you are amazing! I know I speak for many of us when I say that not only is it an honor to be on the list, but it is a GIFT to get to know so many other amazing bloggers out there. I find many great reads every year, thanks to you! :)

  9. Thank you for all of the hard work! Just the nomination made my year. I love getting to click over to some new reads!

  10. Bonnie you rock! My husband is over the moon with his nomination. #happybudgethappylife #goteamgo #itaughthimeverythingheknows

  11. Hi Bonnie! According to the official rules, if a blog is nominated less than 3 times it is included in honorable mention. Is this right or wrong? No I didn't nominate myself-ha!

  12. What a great list of blogs to check out! Thanks for sharing all these nominations - I look forward to seeing who the big winners will be!

  13. Cue the Sally Field gif! You like me! You really like me!

  14. Yay! Another wonderful job well done to the most encouraging blogger around - Bonnie!

  15. This is always such a fun event. Thanks so much, Bonnie!

  16. Oh, my goodness - I'm absolutely bowled over that I've been included with these wonderful nominees! Much thanks!

    My Spare Oom

  17. I am 100% completely shocked. Baffled. Falling out of my chair. Wondering if I entered an alternate reality? Coming in and out of consciousness?..... from finding my blog nominated! NOMINATED?!! Wow. I can't believe there are 3 or more people out there to nominate me! How exciting! I feel so honored to be included. Thank you for putting this together, Bonnie!

  18. Thanks for all you do, Bonnie! I don't mean to sound stupid, but if you are going to mention Real Housekeeping on the list, it would be fair to include a link to it. It is a mag but it also is a website and/ or blog with an actual url, right? Thanks for including it/ us.

  19. So first my jaw dropped, then I did a double take, then I shouted "WHAT!!!!!!!" as I was scrolling through the list and saw that my blog was nominated. In case anyone was wondering such a reaction is in fact not conducive to nursing a baby to sleep.

    Thank you, Bonnie, for all the hard work you do organizing this! I am really looking forward to discovering lots of great new blogs to read!

    I did notice that my blog Halfkindled.com was listed twice in the Best Under-Appreciated blog, and just wanted to let you know.

    Katherine S. ~ Halfkindled

  20. This is crazy.
    Thanks so much for nominating me. It's enough just to be nominated.
    Hugs & blessings... and congrats to ALL the nominees!

  21. I am UBER excited to be nominated. I feel like I already won "something" having my blog listed next to all of these awesome Catholic blogs.

  22. I'd like to know why I don't see YOU on this list, Bonnie? Let's just make a new category all for you - Rock Star Blogger. Mwah!

  23. Humbled and honored to be listed with such fine peers. Hats off to you Bonnie for organizing this. What a smorgasbord of blogs!

  24. Why can't we nominate YOU, sweet friend?! Thank you so much for putting this on each year and for all your hard work! What a great group of people :)

  25. Thanks for all your hard work, Bonnie!

  26. ...it is fun looking at some new blogs- thanks for this!

  27. Yes. Ditto to what everyone is saying. My favorite part is finding new blogs to read. I know the "under appreciated" list is a bear, but totally worth exploring. Thank you Bonnie :)

  28. Where is Camp Patton on all these lists??

    1. Good question! Grace was nominated a bunch but only in categories that she'd already won in. (The same happened with Jennifer Fulwiler.) In order to spread the love a bit a rule was created that if you won in the past two years you are not eligible in the same category this year. Next year Grace and Jen can both be back on the ballot. :)

  29. I'm flatly stunned and genuinely delighted to have been nominated! It brings me joy to know I'm not actually just shouting into the void. Congratulations to all the nominees, appreciated and under!

  30. Thanks so much for this, Bonnie! It's so exciting!

    The Starving Inspired

  31. Thanks for all the work that you do, Bonnie! I can only imagine how much time it takes you to pull this all together. I was shocked to find my blog, Saint Affairs, in the under-appreciated category. That is the best category to find new blogs in! I am off to check them all out! :)

  32. Thank you Bonnie! Count in the number of humbled bloggers on this list. Congratulations all around! Some people on the Internet like me, hooray!

  33. Thanks for all the hard work you put into this, Bonnie! I was giddy to have been nominated, and so happy to see so many of my favorites on here too. (Including the honorable mentions!) So fun!

  34. Thanks for organizing this. I love Sheenazing season.

  35. Thank you so much for doing this, Bonnie.

  36. Say what? My jaw literally hit the floor when I saw my blog was nominated! The am you for being amazing and putting this list together. Now I am off to read some new and amazing blogs:)

  37. Loving this "awards season". Just from the visibility of being "honorably mentioned", I have met SO many wonderful bloggers this week. So much to read!! Thank you for making that possible. Really enjoying this week because of it. Hope you are enjoying yourself too!

  38. Wow o wow. I just found your blog and it looks interesting. I will read a bit before I comment which I will in future. Great work. God bless. Ginnyfree

  39. Love this! Great to find a bunch of new Catholic blogs! :)

  40. Just saw one of my favorite bloggers post about being nominated so I came to see what it was all about only to find that I had been nominated as well! Can't wait to check out all the other blogs! (And add you on bloglovin' of course!) :)

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