Top 10 New Design Blogs

Top 10 New Design Blogs

I’m in the Top 10 New Design Blogs To Watch? Are you kidding me? Well, you know I am not one to want to toot my own horn, but since I had absolutely nothing to do with this, I have some people to thank! But WHO? You didn’t read about this poll here, so whoever you are that heard about this and voted for me, I LOVE YOU!

I cannot believe I am on this list, I’ve only been blogging for a few months. Total SHOCK! But to all of you, dear and loyal readers, I thank you! I am so new to blogging that I only read my first one last July, when I started mine. So I am just learning the ropes as I go along! Thanks so much for your encouragement and inspiration as I find my way!

And a big special THANK YOU to someone I just met but will be forever on my favorites list: Su Ling at Laissezfaire Design

Be sure to visit her site and check out all the fabulous folks on that list!




  1. Congratulations !! You deserve it so much !!

  2. Congrats! I voted for you!!

  3. Congratulations. I just discovered your blog and will definitely be visiting regularly. Great inspiration – thanks :)

  4. Of course you are!!!!!! Of course of course!!! xoxox

  5. Yay!! Congratulations-but it is so well-deserved!! I didn’t hear about this vote but if I had I would have definitely voted for you! I’m so pleased for you!! xxx

  6. I am so glad you made it! Congrats!!

  7. Congratulations! You deserve it!

  8. Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!

  9. I knew when I first found your blog that you would soon be a source of inspiration for lots and lots of us…congrats!

  10. Congrats to you!
    Well deserved…

  11. Congrats, Melissa! What an exciting honor. You so richly deserve this award because you make us laugh, ponder, and sigh every day. Best of all, you de-mystify design and make it something we feel we can talk about without faking a cultured accent or touting our design degree. Here’s to many more accolades for you in the future… :)

  12. Congratulations Melissa, your “voice” online is one that I see lots of people talking about and enjoying. I didn’t know about the poll, but if I did I would have voted for you:>)

  13. Congrats!!! Love your blog-

  14. wow! That is awesome! You DO deserve this. :)

  15. Wow, what a great surprise for you. Congrats!

  16. Ok, I knew nothing of this contest but rest assured I would have voted for you had I known. You are superbly talented and well you know I’m a huge fan (gushing over here!) Congratulations honey! You deserve it!!


  17. Congrats!! Love your blog.

  18. Well, I see congratulations are definitely in order for YOU! I know that I have marked you as a favorite. And, from the many comments you receive, you have become a favorite for quite a few!

    May the rest be the best!

  19. Of course you are!!! I vote too,you’re really active and full of ideas;)

  20. Congratulations on your award! ~ Lynda ♥

  21. Congrats! Well deserved indeed :)


  22. Esther Sunday says

    Oh, Melissa – my heart sings for you! YOU TOTALLY DESERVE IT!!!! Enjoy! Love, Esther

  23. Congratulations!
    You definitely deserve it!!! You’ve got a beautiful, inspiring blog…..and you’re so sweet, too!

  24. You deserve it! You have such a fresh eye and so current with your blog….we are faithful readers!

    smiles, kari and kijsa

  25. I would have voted for you had I known about it! Congratulations, this is so fantastic. It’s always nice to get some recognition!


  26. But, of course! :) Hearty congratulations, Melissa!!

  27. Oh! You deserve it! congrats!

  28. Congratulations, and may I say, well deserved!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  29. Here, Here!! It couldn’t have happened to a nicer gal:)



  30. Sweet Cottage Dreams says

    You can toot your horn because you deserve to toot it – toot it reallll big! Smiles to you, sweet friend and keep on keeping on putting out your lovely posts! xo, Becky

  31. Congratulations Melissa!! You deserve it. . . keep inspiring us!


  32. How wonderful for you. You sure deserve it. I’m full of inspiration every time I visit you. Big congrats.
    Love Elzie

  33. Hi Melissa, CONGRATULATIONS!!! We have been away and did not know about the vote. Well done!! Give Winston a cuddle for us!! Have a great day, Jenn and Jacqui

  34. Hi!
    I just discovered from over at CWO and I cannot wait to look your blog over!I love it so far…I will definitely return.I saw you are in Portland.My husband and I live just east of Salem in Stayton!We live in a beautiful part of the country,don’t we?I love the Northwest.Congrats!
    Sharon :-)

  35. Congratulations on this well deserved recognition!



  37. Yay! So glad that you made the list. You and your blog are wonderful. Thankyou! :)
    PS I’m enjoying catching up on your news- at the moment I’ve got a terrible internet connection at home so it’s too slow to enjoy your site there. Keep up the great work!

  38. wow, congratulations, Melissa! so cool for you, and blogland too. xoC

  39. Um, I just found your blog, how have I missed it all this time. It’s great and congrats cause you deserve it. FYI I’m linking you up to my list :)


  40. You deserve this~ Fabulous blog. I love reading it.

  41. Congratulations Melissa!!!
    How exciting – and so deserving!

  42. Brandie Kajino says

    Congratulations! I’m a little late to the party (finally getting on top of my reader…)
    You deserve it, your blog is amazing!! :)

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