January 26, 2015

Winners for the 2015 Sheenazing Awards!

The 2015 Sheenazing Award season has come to a close. I am so happy to announce the winners and the Runner Ups in each category. 

Thank you to all 2,493 people who voted! This is a fun way to for me to promote one of my favorite saints and celebrate the wonderful community I am in: the Catholic blogosphere. Also, it's incredibly interesting to see how blog readers vote. Some blogs won by a landslide (cough, cough Most Inspiring cough cough), some were neck and neck with the First Runner Up. Some blogs that were all over the ballot in previous years only popped up a few times this year and some new-to-me ones dominated. And more than one person asked, "Where's Grace?" The answer, dear friends, is that Grace won so many categories the past two years that she wasn't eligible to be on the ballot for any of the categories she was nominated in. But watch out, because next year she'll be back. 

If you happened to see any blogs missing from the nomination list please be sure to head over to Erica's and join her link-up of "Blogs That You May Not Be Reading, But You Should" on February 2nd and give a great big shout out to your favorites. 

When one of the winners told her family that she had come in first her daughter said, "Oh! Do you get prize money?!" Sadly, no. But if you come to my house I'll bake you cookies. 

Instead, the winners all receive 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 a winner's button on their blog. 

Enough with the prattle - on to the winners!

First Place: This Ain't the Lyceum
Runner Up: 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
First Place: Catholic All Year
Runner Up: Like Mother, Like Daughter
Team Whitaker
California to Korea
Fountains of Home
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

Best Lifestyle Blog
First Place: Catholic All Year
Runner Up: Tie between Whole Family Parenting and House Unseen, Life Unscripted
A Slice of Smith Life
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
Dora's Table
Bean in Love
The Fike Life

Best Under-Appreciated Blog
First Place: Faith and Peanut Butter
Runner Up: Molly Makes Do
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
First Place: Mama Needs Coffee
Runner Up: Carrots for Michaelmas
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

Most Inspiring Blog
First Place: Passionate Perseverance
Runner Up: Carrots for Michaelmas 
Molly Makes Do
Surviving Our Blessings
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

Miss Congeniality
First Place: Mary from Passionate Perseverance
Runner Up: Dwija at House Unseen, Life Unscripted
Amanda from Erring on the Side of Love
Nell from Whole Family Parenting
Rosie from A Blog for My Mom
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
Colleen from Martin Family Moments
Lacy from Catholic Icing
Jenna at Call Her Happy
Haley from Carrots for Michaelmas

Coolest Blogger
First Place: Haley from Carrots for Michaelmas
Runner Up: Kendra from Catholic All Year
Kelly from This Ain't the Lyceum
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

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

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

Best Blog with Multiple Contributors
First Place: Blessed Is She
Runner Up: EpicPew
Catholic Bloggers Network 
Psyched Catholic
Unpleasant Accents
One Peter Five

Best Blog by a Non-Papist
First Place:A Holy Experience
Runner Up: A Beautiful Mess
Sugar, Spice, and Incense
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
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


  1. Bonnie, thank you so much for hosting this. It's such a wonderful way to let people know about Fulton Sheen and to bring people together in our community. I love finding new blogs and meeting new people through this event. You're the best. Congratulations to all the winners!

  2. Congratulations to winners! Bonnie, thank you for hosting the awards. And thanks for mentioning the link-up again. :)

  3. Bonnie, it's so much work to do this. Thank you for raising awareness for your main man Fulton, and also helping your sister blogger. You're a great community builder. :)

  4. Thank you for doing this, Bonnie! I always love these days because I find so many new, wonderful blogs to read!!

  5. How wonderful! Thank you for the hard work.

  6. Aw congratulations to all! Thank you, Bonnie for putting this together again. I love this for the Catholic blogging community!

  7. So humbled, so happy, so everything...Thanks Bonnie for hosting these awards!! Now for the ice cream!!

  8. Congrats to all! And thank YOU for putting this award together. I've never read many of these blogs *crawls out from under rock* and it's so awesome to see the Catholic blogging world blossoming and growing. So please excuse me.... I have lots of reading to do. :)

  9. Congrats to all the winners! And, Bonnie, thank you for all your hard work! Now if you will all excuse me, I have some reading to do..... ;)

  10. Thank you Bonnie for all of your hard work. I'm grateful to be a part of it. Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up!

  11. Thanks for all you do for this! Can't wait to check out some new blogs.

  12. Congrats to all the awesome winners! What a fun and faith-filled list of bloggers! Thank you Bonnie for all your work and dedication to this big project! You are "Sheenazing"! :)

  13. Thank you so much for doing this! I'm updating my blogroll accordingly :)


  14. YAYY to all the winners!!! What an honor to be nominated!!!! Thanks for hosting the awards Bonnie, this is so much fun to check out everyone!!!