Better Homes and Gardens’ Blogger Awards: Everyday Eats Finalist

Better Homes and Gardens Blogger Awards: Everyday Eats Finalist | Melanie Makes

So last week, as Andy was giving the menagerie a bath and I had just finished cleaning up after dinner, I opened my laptop to return a few e-mails before stories and bedtime routines began.  And it was a good thing I was sitting down…

I opened up an e-mail from an editor at Better Homes and Gardens, congratulating me on being selected as a finalist for the Everyday Eats category of their first annual BHG Blogger Awards.  I grabbed my computer and ran upstairs to read Andy the e-mail and while reading it to him, I was quickly brought back down to earth by Carson throwing a cup of water onto the floor.  Awesome.

Better Homes and Gardens Blogger Awards: Everyday Eats Finalist | Melanie Makes

And then I saw the other amazing ladies I was nominated with and was absolutely humbled.  Some of my favorites that I enjoy reading and Pinning from regularly.

Better Homes and Gardens Blogger Awards: Everyday Eats Finalist | Melanie Makes

If you’re a fan of Melanie Makes, I’d absolutely love your vote for favorite Family/Everyday Eats Food blogger.  You always hear people say it’s an honor to be nominated, but what an understatement!

The fact that winners will be mentioned in an upcoming issue of BHG?  Mind.  Blown.


Voting is open until March 5th and readers are able to cast their vote once an hour.


  1. You are SO awesome. Happy, happy, happy for you friend!

  2. EEEK! I am so excited for you. This is an honor that’s well deserved. I’ll be sure to vote early and often! It says you can vote once per hour for each category. While I can’t promise I’ll vote THAT often, I ‘m wondering if you know whether you have to post your vote to Facebook in order for it to “count”? I was voting from my iPad so it was difficult to tell whether that’s one of the requirements?

    • Hey, Carrie – thank you so much!

      I’m actually checking to get clarification on that Facebook question as I wondered the same thing!

    • And I’m back with an answer!

      When you click vote the vote is immediately counted. You don’t have to share it via Facebook for it to count. So yes, if you hit cancel it still counts. :)

  3. Congrats!! You have my vote.

  4. Jennifer C says:

    I was just coming to complain about the Facebook stuff.. Why of why do companies use Facebook so much…don’t they know its the devil!. But glad to see your comment that my vote counts!!!

    Congrats to you….How exciting!

  5. Woooooooot! “I knew her when…” is happening!!!!!!!! I’m so proud to call you a FRIEND. One whom I admire and adore. I voted, shared on Facebook and will be back to vote more. LOVE YOU!

  6. Sooo happy for you. Congrats Melanie!!!!

  7. Congratulations!!

    How very exciting! I’m so happy for you!

  8. So very happy for you! My vote (the initial one, at least) has been cast! :)

  9. libbywilko says:

    Congrats and I voted too!

  10. this is awesome, Mel! so happy for you! :)

  11. Awesome…

  12. Congratulations Mel! I am glad I am not the only one who reads exciting emails to my hubby :) Although mine are nowhere near as awesome as yours by the sound of things. Good luck!

  13. How exciting. Congrats. I am so excited for you. Voting and wishing you the best of luck

  14. voted!!!!!!!!!! love you!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Congrats Melanie!
    I voted for you!

  16. Melissa Hetland says:

    I’m so proud of you my sweet friend!!!

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