23 March 2012

And The Yostie (With The Mostie) Goes To ...

One of the things I love most about blogging is the amazing sense of community that bloggers make it a point to build and maintain. When I initially started Money Pit Love I assumed I was operating in a vacuum; after all, the internet is a huuuuuge place and bloggers are not a rare breed: there are lots of us. What I discovered is that my assumptions about the blogosphere couldn't have been farther from the truth. Despite the anonymity of the internet ~ or perhaps because of it ~ bloggers are a warm and welcoming group who work diligently to forge connections, develop relationships and generally foster an encouraging and communal environment, and there's no better example of that than the awards bloggers bestow on one another to say, Hey, I think you're super. Keep up the good/funny/honest/awesome work. Because they're just that nice.

Most recently, Rachel at A Home in College Hill (whose blog I enjoy tremendously; if you haven't checked it out yet, you definitely should) passed along The Yostie Blog Award to me last Friday, and I'm totally chuffed. The Yostie is a new award created Lisha and Kyle at One House One Couple to spread the blogger love and to recognize all the unique and amazing blogs out there. So thank you, Rachel: I accept!!

Here are the rules:

  1. Select a blog you really enjoy
  2. Submit the blog you selected to the Yostie Blog Award Hall of Fame
  3. Write a blog post honouring the blog you chose
  4. Include two of your favourite posts ~ and link back to them ~ in your write-up
  5. Post the rules (obviously)
  6. Include the Yostie button HTML code somewhere in your sidebar
    { <a href=”http://onehouseonecouple.blogzam.com/yostie-blog-award-recipients/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://onehouseonecouple.blogzam.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/yostie22.png”></a> }

Like Rachel, I knew immediately who I wanted to nominate for the Yostie. This blogger never fails to make me laugh ~ out loud ~ as she describes her life with husband, kids and home renovations. She is witty and sarcastic and incredibly real, and her habit of photographing her husband making obscene hand gestures and posting them on the blog just because she can keeps me in stitches. With this blogger I always associate the phrase 'and then hilarity ensued' and she never fails to disappoint. And for the record, her Twitter feed is just as entertaining as her blog, delivered in 140-character sound bites. So without further ado, the Yostie Award goes to ...


Whether questioning her sanity around her decision to renovate her only bathroom (at the holidays. with two kids. AND a brand new baby) or venting about her jackass neighbor (because let's face it: who hasn't had one of those at some point or another?), Erin never fails to bring the funny and bring it haaaard, all the while holding down full-time employment AND keeping three human beings alive. She's honest, sarcastic and self-deprecating and, lucky for all of us, has a razor-sharp wit. Above all she's relatable, which makes her an entertaining read every time. Check out Erin's blog because she's awesome, and follow her on Twitter because ... well ... she's awesome.

So, Erin, it's your turn! If you accept the Yostie Award, check out the rules and pass it along!

And that's it for me this week, peeps. I'll be spending the weekend in the gym (again). The Boy has a volleyball tournament all day Saturday, so I imagine it will be an exhausting weekend for all of us (granted, the only one who actually plays is J, but don't kid yourselves, folks. Cheering is really tiring). Don't forget to enter for your chance to win two tickets to the One of a Kind Spring Craft Show: click back to this post for details. The giveaway closes at 5pm on Sunday, and the winner announced on Monday!

Happy weekend, everybody!