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Thursday, August 6, 2009

'You've Just Been Spotted" OC Blog Award Nominees

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! We've had such an incredible response to our first annual "You've Just Been Spotted" Orange County Blog Awards. We received so many comments, emails, & tweets - it was amazing! We loved seeing some of our favorite sites nominated, but we were thrilled to be introduced to so many amazing, new-to-us sites. So, without further ado.... here is the GIANT list of nominees. Now that we've compiled all the nominees, the REAL fun is about to begin. Take a moment to the peruse the list. & While we realize that in the end you'll be voting for YOUR favorite in each category, be sure to check out some of the other sites - you never know, you just might stumble onto something new & fabulous, that will become your new "daily read." Oh! & Don't forget to vote (over there on the left-hand side of our site), if you don't vote for your favorite, they might not win! & We definitely to know, no! we NEED to know who truly is the best of the best. (Be sure to vote before Thursday, August 13th at 11:59 pm, because after that, the "polls" will be closed.)

Most "Creative" Site
Bonnin Designs
Circles Are Forever
If not now, when?
I Think I'm an Artist
A Joy Unspeakable
Living my Dream
Mark Beam Studio
Modern Crush
Respect the Stache
Stix on the Beach
The Blah Blah Blahger
This Mama Makes Stuff
Wright Creativity

Best Food or Cooking Site

Cupcake Activist
Elmo Monster
Fast Food Maven
Food Frenzy
Furey and the Feast
Local Hipster
Meringue Bake Shop
My Absent Blog
Orange County Food Blogs
Orange County Mexican Restaurants
Picky Palate
Stick a Fork In It

Fabulous Lifestyle & Design Site
Blondie 'n SC
Fifi Flowers
Luxe Life Events
Mod Incorporated
My Sparrow Blog
Peace, Love and Momminess
Sadie Olive
Tales From an OC Cottage
Tammy Mitchell

Great Shopping & Style Site

Clothing Vault
Hip Moms Who Work
Greer's OC
OC Deals
OC Retail
OC Street
Rascals to Rebels
Wiley Valentine

Site with most Beautiful "Eye Candy"
Ana Brandt
Anytime Art
Drew B Photography
James Carson Photography
Jenner Rose
Kamee June
Life Via Pictures
Little Miss Mya
Michelle Photography
Mother May I, Tracey Clark
Navy Sou Photography
OC Daily Photo
Palos Studio
Sipper Photography
Tara Whitney
The Quackenbush Photo Perspective
Tiffany Portraits

Best "Kid & Family Friendly" Site
Babes in Disneyland
Baby Blue Collar
Car and Caboodle
Daytripping Mom
Double the Adventure
Fun Orange County Parks
Jumping on Beds
Linny's Vault
Mom Crush
OC Family
OC Mama
OC Mom Activities
Orange County Parent
Parenting OC
Single Mom Sanctuary
The Mom Blog
This Life Worth Living
Tiny Oranges
Told U So
Top Mom Blog

Favorite Local Blog
Alive in Wonderland
Burgin Construction
Calif Lorna
Dunn & Done
Land of Gracious Living
Nada Guides
OC Arts and Culture
OC Beach Blog
OC Met Blogs
OC Music Awards
Portola Coffee
Science Dude
Sugar Mama
The Glamorous Life Association
The Liberal OC
The Weekly Yelp
Twenty Four at Heart
Vitamin OC

Top "Local News"
Aliso Laguna News
Balboa Beacon
Coastline Pilot
Corona Del Mar Today
Daily Pilot
Garden Grove Journal
Huntington Beach Independent
Ladera Ranch News
Laguna Beach Independent
San Clemente Times
Seal Beach Daily
The Capitstrano Dispatch
The Coto de Caza News

Favorite Local Micro-Blogger
Hazel Q
Holly W.
Mia Chambers
Monica D


Dandy said...

I just know I'll be spending hours looking thru all of these sites!

Angry Julie Monday said...

Yay!!! Thanks for the nomination everyone! I can't wait to check out all the new sites that I've never been to!

Jeff Sipper said...

SWEEEEEEET!!! Thanks for the Nomination! Good luck to everyone!

Suz Broughton said...

Thanks for putting this on!!! I know this must have taken an enormous amount of time, but I love it! Also, thanks for the nominations!

Modern Crush said...

Aww! Thank you guys for including me! I am so glad to share a little corner of my world with you. XO!

Pink Heels said...

There are so many fabulous blogs! It is hard to choose! : )

Evan said...

Thanks for the OC Arts and Culture nomination.

tinyoranges said...

Yea!!! Thanks so much for including Tiny Oranges! Looking forward to checking out the other sites! What a fun idea!

Betsy said...

I live in OC and am so happy to have a list of good OC bloggers! I am sorry White on Rice didn't make it on your food list...it's a FAB blog.

Evan said...

Thanks for the OC Arts and Culture nomination.

Evan said...

Thanks for the OC Arts and Culture nomination.

Evan said...

Thanks for the OC Arts and Culture nomination.

OCRealtress said...

Thank you Twitterverse and Just Spotted for the Micro-Blogger Nomination. Love you guys!

Eli's Lids said...

Can't wait to see all the amazing blogs :)

Danica said...

This looks very interesting! Can't wait to check out new local sites. :)

The Glamorous Life Association said...

It is an honor to be nominated.

But let's face it....it would be bleepin awesome to WIN!!!

Especially with SO MANY great blogs up on the lists...

Lots of good people here.
Eeveryone, quit your day job and read them all. You will thank me later.


The Glamorous Life Association
Orange County Daily Photo

This is Carrie said...

I've already had a great time looking through all the "Be Creative" nominees. It's an honor to be counted among them!

Peace Love and Momminess said...

Yay! Gratefully thrilled, thanks for the Mom Nom for Fab Lifestyle & Design site! Just Spotted, you're just awesome for technically rockin' these awards.

Shari said...

I'm thrilled to be among the Be Creative Nominees! That's a huge honor right there !

april said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
We are beyond excited to be included...and are already fantasizing about the great "What to Wear" to the OC Blog Awards post for www.boutiquing.com!

DrewB said...

LOVE your site! I'm excited to be apart of this contest! Thanks for the nominations!

Lin said...

OMG...thank you so much for the nomination!

Good luck everyone!

Jenny said...

Wow! So excited to be included! And humbled by my fellow nominees! It is a honor!

Aracely--Daytrippingmom said...

This is so fun! Thanks for the nomination. It's so fun checking out all of the fun new blogs.

Good luck to everyone!

Sandi Ormsby said...

Wa-Hoo! Someone thought enough of me to put in a nomination? That was most unexpected! I almost dropped my blackberry!

Seriously, there are so many great sites, I can't imagine even giving them a run for their money!

Since we all contribute something great, aren't we already winners? I love being part of such a great blogger community! Thank you to everyone! YOU GUYS ROCK, MAN!

Noel said...

Anytime-art is so excited to be included. Thanks so much!!

Michele-Play Parks said...

Nice of you to "spot" all these great blogs. I can't wait to check them all out. I don't think I can even vote for myself - too many deserving sites to pick just one in each category!

James Carson Photography said...

What a great Idea. Thanks so much for the nomination.

kateco said...

Thank you C & K. The awards are such a great idea and so nicely done.

The list of nominees is a revelation! So many interesting things to explore.

Good luck to all! And thanks again from Seal Beach Daily.

Andrea said...

This is fabulous! Thank you. I would leave a longer comment, but I'm busy printing up "Vote for Hip Moms Who Work" t-shirts and buttons.

Can't wait to check out all of these sites! Who knew OC had so many bloggers?!

Lorna Harris said...

Thank you for the nomination. Lots of new places to look at too which is great. Love the 'flair' too.

Tammy Mitchell said...

What a fun idea!! I have spent WAY too much time today looking at all these beautiful blogs!! :) It's an honor to be included among you all! :) Thanks so much!

topmomblog said...

Thanks Just-Spotted for hosting these awards. I am honored to be nominated in the Kid & Family category and to be a part of this community.

OCMarisa said...

Thanks a bazillion for the nomination and thanks for putting this together -- proper awards ceremony and all! Glad to see such a great collection of OC peeps and tweeps!

mckay said...

i've been having so much fun with this contest. thanks for setting this up. there are so many nominees, we almost need a run off! congrats to all who've been nominated. i've been visiting all your sites!

mckay :0)

microblogger nominee

Hazel Q said...

There are some seriously awesome blogs here I would have never known about. Color me impressed!

Anonymous said...

woahhh :) i just voted for LAMIA. haaa! yayyy <3

Anonymous said...

^^ xoxo kiri

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Well, I've been out of the loop since I've been traveling nonstop for several weeks. BUT - wow thanks! Thrilled to be nominated and I see so many great blogs listed! It's fantastic! : )

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