Posts tagged ‘contests’

June 12, 2013

enough is enough

the top blogger results are in and… i didn’t “win”.

i do, however, feel like i have won- many times over.

being noticed, nominated, and shortlisted, is “win” enough. meeting fellow mommy bloggers, building community, and learning loads is “win” enough. feeling validated, reinforced, and supported in my endeavor is “win” enough. feeling as though my integrity, authenticity, and voice are celebrated is “win” enough. placing in the top ten is hugely, massively, and tremendously “win” enough.

so, thank you. thank you for your loyalty and thank you for your support.




June 8, 2013

shameless self promotion and other personality flaws

week 2 of the blogger contest will conclude tomorrow and i have never been more neurotic (don’t worry, i have some perspective, i know that this is no where near true).

though i’ve definitely been nuttier, there is no doubt that having been named as one of vancouver’s top mommy bloggers has had me spinning. afterall, it wasn’t so long ago that i wrote this, which should have served as a warning re my general lack of ego strength as well as my flailing “blogger” identity.

i am floored by the recognition and, albeit confused, am super delighted that someone other then my mom likes what i’ve got going on (no offense little lady) and, admittedly, am excited beyond belief about having been invited into such a cool club of really, really talented women.

this said, i have found myself wondering how this came to be, considering my un-blog ways and all, and have been immersed in near-constant reflection (narcissistic, much?) re the whole she-bang- spending far too much time querying my my writing style, the intent and possible purpose of my writing, the direction of my writing, the perhaps goal of my writing, the am i even good enough aspects of my writing. so many ridiculously unimportant questions in the larger scheme of things.

needless to say, the sane person in me has been begging to be let out of this brain.

and then, a sign from the universe:

the mike robbins, well-respected author and motivational speaker, started following me on twitter. i have no idea how or why this transpired but i’ll take it. previously aware of him via work, i’m a fan, you see, as his message centers on emotional intelligence, overcoming personal fear, moving forward with confidence, and living in line with your individual and authentic truth.

you see what i see? yah, that’s right. i’m considering the timing of this to be more then ironic. i’m gonna go ahead and name it a little spirit nudge.

thank you cosmic intervention, i needed that.

i also need you. there are just a couple days left of this comp and with my new found self-assuredness, i think it might be fun to try and be a contender.

if you haven’t already, please send a vote my way and peer pressure your friends to do the same.

vote here:


as for the rest of you, many, many thanks for generously promoting me, voting for me, and encouraging others to do the same. i’m truly flattered.

peace, hh.

May 27, 2013

my mom’s got my back

today’s the day people, the day we’ve all been waiting for. today, we can begin voting for’s top momma blogger.

as you may be aware, i have been shortlisted as one of the finalists. not in the know? where have you been? afterall, i have been spamming your news feed with the good news all week. just catching up? check out my good news post here and my bio here. i’m #29, just like my years- ahem.

now, i know i don’t stand a chance against the amazing competition (these women like DO this and they are really, really fab) and i am well aware that having arrived thus far is absurd and amazing and enough. never one to listen to limits though, let’s do this. i’m pumped. so’s my mom. she thinks i’m pretty great.

should you agree with her, vote for me (me, me, me, me, me) and vote for me often (often, often, often, often, often).  i would like to be known as a top something and this coveted title works for me.

click to vote:


if nothing else, learning of the final count should be worth a laugh.

bless, hh.

May 19, 2013

big ‘tings a gwan

i am so honoured to report that the lovely crystal allen of, a colourful and playful site dedicated to creative living and inspiring friends, has acknowledge me as one of her “sew creative” pals. thank you, crystal.

it really is delightful to have my words be recognized as a creative process, especially by a such a crafty woman. if you want to get to know me better, her icon links to my interview. i promise a good time, as my inner most secrets are revealed (though i’m not very scandalous so it’s all quite PG).


secondly, i am so proud to have been recognized as a “REAL” Real Housewife of Vancouver on a witty, relevant, and entertaining blog centered on life for 30 somethings in vancouver, a city we love (and love to hate). with a tag line of “get up, go to work, raise kids, pay bills, sleep. repeat.” you can imagine why i was immediately sold.

my profile about keepin’ it real (and more juicy secrets about my very common life) are available for your enjoyment via the adorbs button below. while you’re browsing, check out the absurd real estate listings for a laugh (or cry).

thanks to melissa carr for the props.

RRHOV button for participants

last (but definitely not least), i received the best email ever, notifying me that of 240 nominations, i’ve been shortlisted as one of‘s top 30 mommy bloggers.


how did this happen? one of you awesome peeps must have nominated me (and the judges must have been impaired). thank you, thank you, thank you, whoever you are.

i am looking forward to getting my meet n’ greet on with a whole crew of fabulous vancouver mothers, writers, bloggers and supporters at the upcoming glam it up event.

as you can see, it has been quite a special week for this momma. i am feeling very, very fortunate that people are so nice to me (including you, reader)!

with gratitude for your support and encouragement,