Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! We’ve had such an incredible response to our first annual “You’ve Just Been Spotted” Orange County Blog Awards. We received so many comments, emails, & tweets – it was amazing! We loved seeing some of our favorite sites nominated, but we were thrilled to be introduced to so many amazing, new-to-us sites. So, without further ado…. here is the GIANT list of nominees. Now that we’ve compiled all the nominees, the REAL fun is about to begin. Take a moment to the peruse the list. & While we realize that in the end you’ll be voting for YOUR favorite in each category, be sure to check out some of the other sites – you never know, you just might stumble onto something new & fabulous, that will become your new “daily read.” Oh! & Don’t forget to vote (over there on the left-hand side of our site), if you don’t vote for your favorite, they might not win! & We definitely to know, no! we NEED to know who truly is the best of the best. (Be sure to vote before Thursday, August 13th at 11:59 pm, because after that, the “polls” will be closed.)

Most “Creative” Site
Bonnin Designs
Circles Are Forever
If not now, when?
I Think I’m an Artist
A Joy Unspeakable
Living my Dream
Mark Beam Studio
Modern Crush
Respect the Stache
Stix on the Beach
The Blah Blah Blahger
This Mama Makes Stuff
Wright Creativity

Best Food or Cooking Site

Cupcake Activist
Elmo Monster
Fast Food Maven
Food Frenzy
Furey and the Feast
Local Hipster
Meringue Bake Shop
My Absent Blog
Orange County Food Blogs
Orange County Mexican Restaurants
Picky Palate
Stick a Fork In It

Fabulous Lifestyle & Design Site
Blondie ‘n SC
Fifi Flowers
Luxe Life Events
Mod Incorporated
My Sparrow Blog
Peace, Love and Momminess
Sadie Olive
Tales From an OC Cottage
Tammy Mitchell

Great Shopping & Style Site
Clothing Vault
Hip Moms Who Work
Greer’s OC
OC Deals
OC Retail
OC Street
Rascals to Rebels
Wiley Valentine

Site with most Beautiful “Eye Candy”
Ana Brandt
Anytime Art
Drew B Photography
James Carson Photography
Jenner Rose
Kamee June
Life Via Pictures
Little Miss Mya
Michelle Photography
Mother May I, Tracey Clark
Navy Sou Photography
OC Daily Photo
Palos Studio
Sipper Photography
Tara Whitney
The Quackenbush Photo Perspective
Tiffany Portraits

Best “Kid & Family Friendly” Site
Babes in Disneyland
Baby Blue Collar
Car and Caboodle
Daytripping Mom
Double the Adventure
Fun Orange County Parks
Jumping on Beds
Linny’s Vault
Mom Crush
OC Family
OC Mama
OC Mom Activities
Orange County Parent
Parenting OC
Single Mom Sanctuary
The Mom Blog
This Life Worth Living
Tiny Oranges
Told U So
Top Mom Blog

Favorite Local Blog
Alive in Wonderland
Burgin Construction
Calif Lorna
Dunn & Done
Land of Gracious Living
Nada Guides
OC Arts and Culture
OC Beach Blog
OC Met Blogs
OC Music Awards
Portola Coffee
Science Dude
Sugar Mama
The Glamorous Life Association
The Liberal OC
The Weekly Yelp
Twenty Four at Heart
Vitamin OC

Top “Local News”
Aliso Laguna News
Balboa Beacon
Coastline Pilot
Corona Del Mar Today
Daily Pilot
Garden Grove Journal
Huntington Beach Independent
Ladera Ranch News
Laguna Beach Independent
San Clemente Times
Seal Beach Daily
The Capitstrano Dispatch
The Coto de Caza News

Favorite Local Micro-Blogger
Hazel Q
Holly W.
Mia Chambers
Monica D