The 2012 Matsutake Awards

Me:   Ms. Norwood, what's the deal with all these blog awards I keep seeing in sidebars? More importantly, why don't I have one?

N:  I don't know what you're talking about, dear. Was there a red carpet event?

Me:  No, you know all these "top mom craft blog" awards. What do I need to do to get one of those? Stencil a chevron pattern on my forehead?

N:  Well, your eyebrows could use some help.

Me:  I'm serious.

N:  I don't see why it bothers you so much.

Me:  Because I'm here all day stuck in this house alone with the kids. And then Don comes home and gets to be the hero.

N:  You're quoting Betty Draper again, dear. Your husband's name is Jon, not Don.

Me:  Did I look like her as I was saying it?

N:  You definitely need some lipstick.

Me:  Yeah, yeah, get me my lipstick and I'll say it again. There. I'm stuck here all day in the house..."

N:  You need to blot.

Me: "I'm ready for my close up, Mr. Demille." Ok, ok, sorry, I didn't mean to scare you. Please come out from under the bed. Did I look like her?

N:  Well, like season 5 Betty. You need more structured undergarments. I keep telling you that.

Me:  Wait til I get my hair highlighted next week.

N:  What were we talking about?

Me:  Babble.

N:  Yes, you are babbling, dear.

Me:  No, the blog awards.

N:  Oh, for heavens sake. Your worth should come from within. From very structured undergarments. 

Me: You're totally right. I'm going to make up my own awards.

So without further ado, I bring you the 2012 Matsutakes, the annual award that is my way of saying thank you for reading my blog, thank you for sharing yours, and thank you for all that do for the blogosphere. Please determine which one or ones best fit your blog and your mood and your need to feel appreciated. Download them freely and often. Because you're good enough, smart enough, and you have a blog. And you don't need someone else to tell you that. But I will anyway.

The #1 Best Blog Award. Download this one and just cut to the chase. You rock and we both know it. 

The Shiny Hair Award. This award comes from the heart of my inner drunk sorority girl. Download this one because I like you and you're the kind of friend that would hold back my hair back when I'm barfing in the parking lot behind a car after drinking too much at a party and your hair is soooo shiny. Oh god, why did I eat all those nachos?

The Styluvliscious Award. Download this one if you blogged some stuff that you like. I love stuff and so do you. 

The Dinner Award. Because you made dinner for the kids. You bought the groceries, made it all by yourself, and served it to them. It isn't photographable, it's just chicken and rice or something but there's a vegetable in there even though they won't even eat it and now the kitchen is wrecked and you do it night after night after night. Every mom deserves this award.

The Craft Genius Award. Download this one if you made something really awesome, because everyone should be called a craft genius at some point. You have really great ideas! I had no idea you could do that with hot glue! Your husband doesn't get it, but I do. Download two of these if you incorporated glitter into your project. 

The Daily Achievement Award. I was going to call this "The Lifetime Achievement Award" but I didn't want to put that much pressure on you. One day at at a time. You're doing great!

The Peinture D'Or Award. Did you spray paint something? I love it! It looks awesome! Take that, all you "I liked the before better" apartment therapy commenters. 

The Gifted Thrifter Award. How do you find that stuff? I hate you! How come when I go to the thrift store it just looks like the crap that I donated last week? Take your award and get out of here. I'm so jealous!!!

So there you go guys. If you want, you can leave me a comment telling me about which awards you took and leave a link to your blog so we can all check you out. Good work! You're awesome!



  1. Best awards ever. Thanks. I feel really appreciated now!

  2. hahaha. You are hilarious! This was exactly what I needed - started my blog a couple months ago, about time I got an award don't you think? hehe. I took the best blog award - duh, obviously, although what I really wanted was the shiny hair award....but that ain't gonna happen anytime soon ;) Thank you thank you for the smiles today.

  3. Do you know why your blog is awesome? Because YOU are awesome, as clearly demonstrated by this post. Thanks.

  4. I need ALL of these awards. Especially the spray paint one for all those horrendous AT commenters. Thank you for understanding when my husband doesn't.

    Mrs. Norwood has impossibly high standards, you know.

  5. I'm taking the Dinner award, because hotdogs heated in the microwave totally counts.

  6. You are beyond awesome, Katie! I awarded myself. And then I awarded you back. Here

  7. This is great!! I saw this over at Ikat Bag and thought I'd check it out. I'll have to award myself (^_^)

  8. Guaranteed to perk your spirits up when you make something and you don't think it's been appreciated enough- I think I might grab the crafty genius award! >._.<

  9. Omg, this is awesome! Lol. Btw, I totally love your blog and have nominated you for an award I just received. I'll post about it later today and will let you know once its up.

    ♥ Duckie.

  10. This is great! I get annoyed with all those "Best Blog" awards. It's about time someone came up with their own!

  11. I loved you before and I love you more now. Thank you.

  12. This is pure genius. Thank you!

  13. OMG! you rock! and I love your convos with Ms Norwood! Thank you!!!

  14. So funny. I love these. I don't have a blog and I don't craft but I do make rice combo dinners! I'm in! Plus I gave myself the Daily Achievement award - no pressure! I'm in again! And I love to look at what people spray painted, so I'm going to give away a bunch of those. Spray painting is always inspiring, I don't care what anyone says.

  15. Hahahaha! I gave myself three of these: Craft Genius, Dinner, and Daily Achievement--I do actually cook, usually via Mr. Crock Pot (hey, why make it any more difficult than it has to be), while the rest of the Plaid Patrol figures opening a box, slitting a film, and inserting all into the microwave constitutes "cooking". Also I make terrific run-on sentences, yes? My blog entry with the awards had to be done in a hurry, so I'll go back later with a link to yours--I figure that ought to make a few folks' weeks! Se mine at

  16. I subscribe to maybe 50 or so of design/craft related blogs. Your's, by far is the best written ( check mrs. Blandings & Peas & Thankyou for a close second)) Thank you for giving me my daily dose of wit - love it!

  17. I've given you an award! You can get it here:

    ♥ Duckie.

  18. I don't have a blog but I love yours. So not to feel left out, I did take an award and emailed it to myself.

  19. Totally made my day. I'm taking a Shiny Hair Award, just because.

  20. OMG I love you so much. Can I award myself all of these awards?

  21. This is the most wonderful thing I have ever seen. I'm so glad this is my introduction to your awesome blog. You win the Blog At First Sight award! (here via ikatbag and her adorable self)

  22. I took the #1 Blog (of course) and the Dinner Award, thanks for sharing :o)

  23. You make it very difficult to be sneaky about reading your blog while I'm at work and should be doing other productive things. I'm damn near rolling right now--as usual. I'm definitely giving myself the "Shiny Hair Award" because, based on your ability to make me laugh alone, I'd totally do that for you AND I'm NEVER giving up that inner sorority girl--she was way fun (and probably thinks I'm kind of boring now)! Anyway, I'll be giving myself more of these when I need a pick-me-up. Thanks!


  24. OMG, totally agreeing with the commenter who said AT commenters are awful. Add DS ones to that list. They are perched on gold encrusted, design thrones. In their New York lofts. And they can kiss my butt.

  25. Katie dear, I still lovelovelove your blog after all these years. Where is the "you're so f-ing awesome award"? Because you deserve it.

  26. OMG, Katie...YOU...ROCK!!! This post made me spit out my coffee laughing. Thanks, now I just can't decide which one to download ;-D


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