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Just Call Me Molly {The Awkward DIY Blogger Reveal and Winner!}

by | Jan 26, 2013 | blogging

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Just Call Me Molly {The Awkward DIY Blogger Reveal and Winner!}

Thanks to everyone who played along with our Guess the DIY Blogger {The Awkward Years} giveaway yesterday! We know it was just a silly post, so thank you for being good sports and letting us take a (rather embarrassing) trip down memory lane. We had such a blast looking at all the old awkward photos and glad you did too. It is good to know we weren’t the ONLY awkward teens.

The big joke (and actually question!) about my awkward photo was that I may in fact be Molly Ringwald, the 80’s star of the hit movie Sixteen Candles.

Just Call Me Molly {The Awkward DIY Blogger Reveal and Winner!}

Thoughts? Haaa. Yep, the truth has been revealed. I’m a teen actress turned blogger. TOTALLY KIDDING. Nope, I’m NOT Molly. I never liked that comparison when I was younger, but I will admit, there is a pretty strong resemblance.

If you had trouble matching up all of the bloggers, you weren’t alone! It was tough, but many of you were pretty perceptive about looking at the eyes, jawlines and other identifying features hiding under all that awkwardness. If you tried to match up hair, you probably bombed because most of us had pretty RAD HAIR in the 80s. The mullets were particularly awesome.

But there was only ONE winner for this giveaway, and that would be the one who matched up each blogger to the photo successfully AND was the first to do it.  And here is our WINNER!

Please meet the winner of the Guess the DIY blogger {The Awkward Years} giveaway…

Just Call Me Molly {The Awkward DIY Blogger Reveal and Winner!}

Sara from Mom Endeavors

Just Call Me Molly {The Awkward DIY Blogger Reveal and Winner!}

This girl knows her DIY blogs because she’s a blogger herself. Please take a minute to congratulate Sara by leaving her a comment on her blog today. She spent a lot of time holding a sick little baby yesterday and clicking back and forth to the different blogs to match all 29 faces with their blogs (she’s quite the multi-tasker isn’t she.)

And now… the moment you’ve been waiting for… here are the match ups.

Just Call Me Molly {The Awkward DIY Blogger Reveal and Winner!}

A. Pretty Handy Girl

B. Decor Chick

C. All Things Thrifty

D. Tatertots and Jello

E. The Lettered Cottage

F. Infarrantly Creative

G. Sawdust Girl

H. Funky Junk Interiors

I. The Idea Room

J. DIY Showoff

K. The Shabby Nest

L. Not Just a Housewife

M. Vintage Revivals

N. Southern Hospitality

O. Young House Love

P. Home Stories A to Z

Q. Beneath My Heart

R. Thrifty Decor Chick

S. House of Smiths

T. The Nester

U. The Inspired Room

V. Songbird Blog

W. My Blessed Life

X. The Shabby Creek Cottage

Y. 320 Sycamore

Z. Just a Girl

# Makely School for Girls

@ Remodelaholic

? Miss Mustard Seed

Did you get any of them right?

Thanks again for letting us share our awkward years!

Moving on….I’m ready to get back to decorating. 


  1. Barbara in CT

    Thank you for putting me out of my misery. I only got five right. Thank you all for putting yourselves out there. The scary part is that 30 years from now, you’ll find your 2013 photos to be equally cringe-worthy.

  2. Barbara (WA)

    Well, I only got 9 correct!! I thought it would be a much higher number, poo. But it’s funny that right away I guessed you and Southern Hospitality spot on! And your doppelganger is definitely Molly. Fun!

  3. Alison

    That’s awesome! You look exactly the same! Very pretty : )

  4. Sara

    So awesome! Thanks to you all for putting it together! Was super hard, but a really fun win! :)

  5. joan

    You were a “beauty” then and a “beauty” now. Honestly, I don’t see the “awkward” part. I love your blog.

  6. Rebecca

    Hi. Cute little feature and the resemblance is uncanny. I am working on a blog face lift today and was taking a close look at your blog and how the layout is structured. Just an FYI that the FAQ link in welcome block upper right is broken.

  7. Megan

    Hey Melissa- your younger you looks like you should be in a John Hughes film. Sixteen Candles or Ferris Beuller?? Thanks for sharing!


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