August 6, 2018

Voting for the Sheenazing Awards is CLOSED.

Ladies, Lords, and Gentlemen: 

Thank you for participating in the 4th Occasional Sheenazing Awards! We are here to acknowledge and celebrate all the people who put themselves out there on the wild west of the internet for the greater glory of God and for the plain ole fun of it. We are also here to honor Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, a man who loved God and His Church with his whole heart, mind, and life. Archbishop Sheen passionately shared the Gospel with whoever he could through whatever means were available to him. He is an inspiration to me and so many of us who love to share our lives through new media. These awards are named for him. 

Please take a moment to review all the nominated blogs, podcasts, and social media accounts. There will surely be some that are new to you and I hope you add them to your feeds and share new finds with your friends and followers. At the bottom of the listed nominations you will find the link to the Official Sheenazing Awards Voting Ballot. 

Rules and Announcements:
- Every nominated blog, podcast, and social media account was reviewed to ensure that they honored God, were written by a Catholic, and were appropriate for the listed category. 
- Per the stated rules, nominations had to include URLs and nominations without URLs were discarded.
- Many, many thanks to the eight members of the Official Sheenazing Awards Advisory Board for their guidance and support.
- Additional thanks to my Dr. Pepper loving, Texas forever friend Kathryn Whitaker for her invaluable help.
- You do not have to vote in every category.
- You may only vote once; duplicates will be deleted. 
- Voting will close Thursday night and the winners will be announced on Friday, August 10th.
- This is for fun so have fun!


Mama Needs Coffee

Carrots for Michaelmas
Catholic All Year
Everyday Abundant
Team Whitaker
Blessed Is She Blog
Martin Family Moments
Not So Formulaic
Little Forest Oratory
We, a Great Parade
Never Give Up
Mothering Spirit
Seasons of the Heart and Home
Stumbling Toward Sainthood
In the Light of the Law
My Domestic Monastery
Small Things
This Ain't the Lyceum
Sweeping Up Joy
No Greater Love Blog
Something Pretty Blog
Hail Marry
Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Under Thy Roof
Sterling Jaquith
Do Small Things with Love
House Unseen
Laura McAlister
Wildflowers & Marbles
A Blog for My Mom
In the Heart of My Home
Better Than Eden
Clover Lane
I Have to Sit Down
Whole Parenting Family
Camp Patton
The Evangelista
The Merrier World
Like Mother Like Daughter
Adam's Ale
The Natural Catholic Mom
A Welcome Grace





Fountains of Carrots

Word on Fire Show
Coffee and Pearls
The Catholic Feminist
Catholic Stuff You Should Know
Abiding Together
While You Were Folding
Catching Foxes
The Jennifer Fulwiler Show
The Gathering Place - Blessed Is She
Ryian's Coffee Shop
The Show with Edmund Mitchell
Busted Halo
Among the Lilies
The Electric Waffle
Read Aloud Revival
FIAT: Faith In All Things
St. Joseph's Workshop
Girlfriends with Danielle Bean
Fr. John Riccardo
Hobo for Christ
The Patrick Coffin Show
Diapers and Disciples
Do Small Things With Love
From the Friars
The Chimney
Ask Fr. Josh
Pints with Aquinas
Thomistic Institute Lectures
Divine Intimacy Radio
Hello and Welcome


A Catholic Mom's Life

A Country Life
Ascension Presents
Catholic Home Life
New Catholic Generation
Kate and Mike Catholic Crusade
Athenas Musica
Tabitha Kelley
Bishop Barron / Word on Fire
Gabi After Hours
Sensus Fidelium
Surprised by Marriage
Sterling Jaquith
The Rosary Workout
Emily Wilson
Mary Scarpati
Pray More Novenas
Steve the Missionary
That Catholic Couple
Fr Roderick
Lizzie's Answers 


Sr Helena Burns @SrHelenaBurns

Jennifer Fulwiler @jenfulwiler
Fr. Goyo  @FrGoyo
Joe Sales @joesales
Sr. Miriam James @onegroovynun
Tommy Tighe @theghissilent
Novus Oreo Watch @novusoreowatch
C.C. Pecknold @ccpecknold
Ed Peters @canonlaw
Tea with Tolkien @teawithtolkien
Sr Theresa Aletheia @pursuedbytruth
Hail Marry Blog @HailMarryBlog
Courtney @catholichomegrl
Catholic Vote @CatholicVote
Kelly Mantoan @kellymantoan
Jenna Guizar @jennaguizar
Meg Hunter Kilmer @MegHunterKilmer
Gloria Purvis @gloria_purvis
Haley Stewart @HaleyCarrots
Patrick Madrid @PatrickMadrid
Carey Helmick @careyhelmick
Kyle Helmick @HelmickeyMouse
Fr. Dan Folwaczny @frrocketdan


These are sorted by type but in the end you can only vote for one, be it IG account, blog, YouTube channel, or podcast, and not one in each.






Mama Needs Coffee
Mothering Spirit
Like Mother, Like Daughter
Echoes From The Bell Tower
Seasons of the Heart and Home
No Greater Love
Blessed Is She Blog
Sweeping Up Joy
My Child I Love You
Messy Buns and Latin Chant
A Beautiful, Camouflaged, Mess of A Life
Do Small Things with Love
Finer Femininity
Everyday Abundant
Hail Marry
The Wine Dark Sea
Held by His Pierced Hands
Team Whitaker
Catholic All Year
A Catholic Convo
The Big White Farmhouse
Something Pretty
By Love Refined
This Ain't the Lyceum
Sweet Little Ones

Leah Darrow - Do Something Beautiful
Echoes From The Bell Tower
Hobo for Christ 
Word on Fire
Fountains of Carrots
Coffee and Pearls
Blessed is She- The Gathering Place
The Catholic Feminist
From the Friars
Upside Down Podcast

Social Media
@thismessygrace IG
@InHonorOfDesign IG
@Ordinary Lovely IG
@blessedisshe__ IG with a special shout out to Beth Davis' Teachable Tuesday
@PositivelyImperfect IG
@rakstardesigns IG
@mary_haseltine IG
@takeupandread IG
@Swissguardwife IG
@agentlemother IG
@whole_parenting IG
@allisonbenotafraid IG
@marylenaburg IG
@jenmackintosh IG
@onehailmaryatatime IG
@jenniferfulwiler IG
@RachelBalducci IG
@JamesMartinSJ Twitter
Ascension Presents  YouTube Channel with a special shout out to Fr. Mike Scmitz
Emily Wilson YouTube Channel
A Catholic Mom's Life YouTube Channel


Whole Parenting 
Like Mother, Like Daughter
Held By His Pierced Hands
Carrots for Michaelmas
Laura McAllister
Shower of Roses
Not So Formulaic
Sancta Nomina
Under Thy Roof
Between the Linens
Read Aloud Revival
Living With Lady Philosophy
Blessed Is She
Hail Marry
Grace Filled Mind
The Kavanaugh Report
Catholic All Year
Mama Needs Coffee
Fr. Z's Blog

The Counsel of Trent
Just One Small Thing Podcast
Pints with Aquinas
Thomistic Institute Lectures
Fountains of Carrots 
Word on Fire
The Gathering Place - Blessed Is She
The Catholic Feminist Podcast
Catholic Stuff You Should Know 

Social Media
Laura Fanucci @thismessygrace IG
Christina Jaloway @theevangelista IG
The Well Read Catholic @thewellreadcatholic IG
Jen Fulwiler @jenniferfulwiler IG
Take Up and Read @takeupandread IG
Blessed Is She @blessedisshe__ IG
Megan Hjelmstad @PositivelyImperfect  IG
Kaitlyn Faucista @TeawithTolkien  IG
Mary Scarpati YouTube Channel
Kathryn Whitaker @kwhitaker96 IG
Mary Lenaburg @marylenaburg IG
Nell @Whole_Parenting IG
Kendra Tierney @kendra_tierney IG
Brian Holdsworth YouTube Channel  
Breaking In The Habit YouTube Channel
The Catholic Feminist @theCatholicfeminist


Mary Scarpati YouTube
Tommy Tighe Twitter
Blythe Fike IG



VOTING IS NOW CLOSED! Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted!.


  1. This is so great--thanks for taking the time to put it together!

    Just one question--when are the votes due?

    1. Great question! Voting will end Thursday night and the winner will be announced Friday of this week.

  2. The simply amazing Laura Fanucci is listed twice under IG accounts- make sure you combine totals to give her all of her awesome votes. :)

  3. So many good people to choose from!!! I also love the Catholic Artisan category! I have so appreciated the art that I’ve purchased from these catholic artists and I love knowing about the women I am supporting!!

    1. Yes! Someone suggested that category and I'm so glad they did! It's great to support small business while we live out our faith.

  4. Thanks for doing this again, Bonnie. So fun!

  5. Thanks for doing this, Bonnie! It must be a lot of work putting this together, and I know I'll be having fun going through the unfamiliar names. Honored that my small potatoes neglected blog is nominated too!

  6. Will this list stay up after voting closes? I’d love to refer back to it as a resource for discovering new people!

    1. Yes! I list the winner and the two runners up at the top and then leave the rest of the list as is. It will stay forevah!

  7. Bonnie - Thank you for taking the time to compile all of these. You are a gem !! Thank you for spreading around Beauty,Truth, And Goodness in the Catholic world :)

  8. Please tell me you will keep this list up and links active for a while, such a wonderful resource!

  9. Would love to see Simcha Fisher listed here.

  10. Wow, I am so honored and humbled that my lil' blog was nominated! And that my younger brother was nominated! And I am SO EXCITED about this awesome list of Catholic creative people that I can come back and reference later on. Thank you so much for doing all of this hard work! I think you're pretty Sheenazing yourself, Bonnie. By the way, I think you would appreciate this-my 2 year old really likes reading the poem about Fulton Sheen in one of his picture books, and once I even pulled up a clip of Sheen on youtube for him, he gets excited at seeing Fulton Sheen. BUT even though he has a fairly good vocabulary, he cannot seem to say "Fulton Sheen." Instead, his name for Sheen is "Fulton-neena." The other night when we were doing a little litany of saints at bedtime prayer, my 2 year old spontaneously added "St. Fulton-neena, pray for us" and it was adorable! (and hopefully a foreshadowing of a canonization in the future?).

  11. I can only hope to be listed here in a category someday! There is so much inspiration in these lists.