Weekend links :: the “Wha?!?” edition

by Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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Photo by Dan Foy

Okay, loyal readers, I’m going to be right up front and ask you for a big favor.  There are a lot of blog awards out there, and The Bloggies are sort-of the equivalent of the Oscars for blogs.  Well…  Simple Mom was recently nominated for Best New Weblog in the 2009 Bloggies.

I am shocked. Shocked.  And humbled, and grateful.  The Bloggies are won by blogs like Pioneer Woman, and Dooce, and Boing Boing.  But Simple Mom?

Voting runs until Monday, February 2 at 10 p.m. EST. And if I understand correctly, you can vote as many times as you want.  So, if you have nothing to do on this fine Saturday, then feel free to refresh and vote all day.

Actually, don’t do that.  Vote a few times, then go outside and play with your kids.

Thanks so much in advance for your votes, and thanks to those of you who nominated little ol’ Simple Mom.  And, like every weekend, enjoy my Tumblr links full of stuff I read this week!

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  1. Am I missing something? I can’t for the life of me figure HOW to vote! Maybe it’s because I’m using Google Chrome?

    Once I figure this out, I will absolutely be voting for you multiple times! Best of luck!

  2. Congrats, Simplemom! Just cast my vote. Have a great weekend!

  3. That’s awesome!! Congratulations – you deserve it!

    Tabitha (From Single to Married)´s last blog post…Welcome Friends From Unclutterer

  4. You are going to win for sure! FOR SURE! The best blog out there!

    sarah´s last blog post…Favorite Things Friday

  5. Congrats! This honor is well deserved. Heading over to vote!


  6. How exciting! The blogger Oscars indeed! Thank goodness I have nothing planned for this weekend (yeah right)!

    Aimee´s last blog post…Foodie Facebook: Michele

  7. Indeed a high honor to have been nominated–you’ve got my vote(s) for sure! Congratulations!

    Frugal Dad´s last blog post…Credit Cards Calling The Shots

  8. Congrats! And yes … Simple Mom deserves the nomination (and the vote!)

    Nicki at Domestic Cents´s last blog post…Good Reads: Awards Edition

  9. Figured it out on Firefox…

    You are totally going to win! Congrats on this well-deserved honor!

  10. Congrats! I am delighted to vote for you.

    Laura Leigh´s last blog post…Here and There

  11. Thanks, everyone! The odds of winning are a bit small – but I really appreciate the vote and the optimism. :)

  12. You’ve got my vote(s)! Congrats, what an honor! :)

    Angie´s last blog post…gift wrapping, with a twist.

  13. Awesome! Congrats – just voted :)

    Maya´s last blog post…Preparing to Believe in Yourself: The Science of Ditchiness

  14. Done! I have a sticky note on my laptop to remind me to cast more votes!


  15. Congratulations, Tsh!! I’m off to vote. :)

    Heidi @ Mt Hope´s last blog post…Inspiration

  16. how exciting! i voted for you and for pioneer woman too. :)

    Amy N.´s last blog post…What a difference a week makes.

  17. Well-deserved! You’ve done an amazing job here!! Just cast my first vote for ya…

    Amy Andrews´s last blog post…What a difference a year makes

  18. How fun is that?!? On my way over to vote. ;o)

  19. congrats, and fingers crossed! (i just voted for you.)

    tara´s last blog post…we’re hungry

  20. Congratulations on your nomination and I did vote. :)

    Jennifer´s last blog post…Unfocused Saturday

  21. I voted for you!

    Alison´s last blog post…For Keeps

  22. Hi Tsh!!!!
    You may not remember me but I met you a long time ago before you had kids. I am a friend of Jodi’s. I saw you on Mt Hopes site and saw you were in town. I’m just floored that you Simple Mom, is actually someone I have met. What a hoot. Anyhow, would love to “meet ” you again. Are you still in town? I may have more in common with you than your sil. (no worries she and I have had many conversations about how we can be friends but disagree on so much! LOL)

    Susan´s last blog post…Blog how to

  23. That’s AWESOME! I’ll go and try to figure out how it (voting) works!!

    ***scratching head***
    ***twitching nose***
    ***making sounds that go ‘hmmmmmmm***

    bfs ~ “Mimi”´s last blog post…Watching All the Thieves Pass By A Poem, or Poetry if you please, by BFS in 1969

  24. Just cast my vote for you. You very much deserve it – you’ve got great content and your blog is always visually appealing.

  25. Congrats on the nomination! You DESERVE it! :)
    Blessings and continued success, Shilo

  26. I voted and tweeted for everyone to vote for you!

    Jennifer Clark´s last blog post…Foto Friday: My Tiny Terror

  27. Will do!

    Andrea´s last blog post…Friday Fun

  28. You’ve got my vote! And, if I’m correct, the conference is very near your home this year? I really hope you win!

  29. Added my vote – best of luck to you!

    Mary´s last blog post…A different idea for using your emergency fund …

  30. Congratulations! I definitely voted for Simple Mom! Your blog is just fabulous!

    Angie @ Many Little Blessings´s last blog post…Super Duper Chocolate Kiss Cookies

  31. Congrats! I voted. :-)

    Tiff @ The Faery Inn´s last blog post…Weekend Links

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    Melissa Walker says:

    That’s actually how I found this site! I was voting for another site and this one caught my eye!

  33. Ummm…not sure if this is talking about we voters, but it says in the rules that if you attempt to submit a second ballot the first will be replaced. Does that still mean we can vote as many times as we want?

  34. Good for you! Congratulations!

    Nancy J´s last blog post…Momstart: See Kai Run Giveaway for Bloggers Give

  35. Awesome! You definitely deserve the nomination and, fingers crossed, I hope you win! I voted.

    Emma´s last blog post…Kids and pets need to learn mutual respect

  36. I voted and encouraged all my subscribers to vote too! You are my fave!

    Lori´s last blog post…KNex Dueling Racer Set $5.97 Shipped

  37. Voted for you! I think it only lets you vote once per email address? I could be wrong, though. I voted 2ce: two email addresses. Lucky me. And lucky you!

    emily´s last blog post…Tips for the Lazy Photographer: Faces

  38. I voted, and I hope you win, your blog(s) is/are fabulous. And, thanks so my for linking to the Twitter How-to article. I am clueless about Twitter, but I will be an expert after reading and following the tips.

  39. yeppie….congrats simple mom. I’m off to vote right now.

    Valarie Budayr´s last blog post…Treehouse Time

  40. Way to go Simple Mom!! I just voted and tweeted!

    Mindful Momma´s last blog post…Minnesota Minutes

  41. I voted for you!
    In the rules it does say: “Only one nomination form and one finalist voting form may be submitted per person.”

    Good luck!

    punkinmama´s last blog post…because i said so

  42. I voted! I’ve had so much fun following you this year! Good luck….

    Kirsten´s last blog post…But is it Art?

  43. Congrats, Tsh! That is SO exciting and you so deserve it. I can’t wait to meet you!

    Amy´s last blog post…An Apron Full of Giveaways 01.27.09

  44. Congratulations! I just voted.

    livingmyrichlife´s last blog post…February 09 Goals

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