Wow! This was a close one, and it went down to the WIRE. Over a thousand people voted, and the top two blogs ended up only six votes apart. It was a nailbiter.
Congratulations to Lorie at Be Different...Act Normal. Lorie posts a lot of fun things - project ideas for the home, ideas for easy decor and crafts, and links to fun things you can make and do. Check out this post on rain gutter bookshelves (I'm totally trying that), or this post featuring a rice krispy roller coaster (ditto), or this post showing how to make your own Pottery Barn style chalkboard panel/system (aaaaaand ditto). She even has foolproof tips for hanging your own pictures. The beauty of her blog is that she makes you think you can actually DO this stuff, even if you aren't at all crafty. (And I'm not. Oh sweet heaven, I'm not.) Everyone wander over there, browse through her fun posts, and be sure to say hello.
Congratulations Lorie! Watch for your spotlight over on my blog in about a week. Second and third place finishers will be spotlighted here (one each week) at the MMB later in the month. Thanks so much to everyone who participated. We'll be hosting another blog spotlight contest in February, so watch for details, and start bribing your friends and relatives to nominate you. If you've been nominated but didn't win one of the top three spots, you're still eligible to be nominated again in three months.
On Monday we'll be hosting our first giveaway ever, featuring items made or contributed by fellow bloggers here at the MMB. Be sure to stop by - I'm excited to give some fun stuff away and have a chance to simultaneously spotlight some talented bloggers.
Thanks for stopping by and for being a part of this community.
PS: If you're interested in contributing something for the giveaway, be sure to email us by Friday.