Yesterday I received a call from the San Antonio Current. I thought they must be calling regarding one of my clients but was completely caught off guard when the caller said, “No, I’m actually calling about you and your BLOG!” I was completely confused! The caller excitedly began to tell me that I was awarded as one of the finalists of the San Antonio Current Best Bloggers awards (2nd place) in their Best of San Antonio poll! I was beyond surprised and couldn’t help myself…I just started crying! I probably sounded like the biggest idiot! After everything that has been going on in the past week this joyful news was just so welcomed. To all of you who voted I want to tell you a HUGE, GIGANTIC THANK YOU! I’m truly honored. I also want to congratulate my friend, Christina Coker from Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget, and Stephanie Guerra from Puro Pinche who were the other two finalists! But there is something more important that I want to tell you. San Antonio is incredibly blessed to have one of the best blogging communities (and I don’t say that lightly). The talent in this city is absolutely incredible! Every single one of them should be on this list! When I moved to San Antonio I was immediately welcomed and befriended by them. This morning when I woke up….THEY were the first people to congratulate me. When I was going through surgery THEY were lifting me up with prayers. THEY were sending me emails asking if they could watch Luke, bring food, or do anything else I might need. That is just who they are…TRULY GOOD PEOPLE. If you have some time I highly recommend checking out all these awesome San Antonio blogs (If I missed you I apologize. Let me know so I can add you!) Thank you all for inspiring and teaching me every day! Abigail Kennan – www.kennanfamilyhuddle.blogspot.com Adriana Silva – http://thirtyonmom.blogspot.com – http://nzillaloveableanddestructive.blogspot.com/ Alicia Arenas – http://www.SaneraCamp.com Alvina Castro – http://theresmagicoutthere.blogspot.com/ Amanda Raba Gentis – http://www.argphotographs.com/argblog – http://www.petit–lapin.com Amy Johnson – http://www.makermama.com/ Angie Oliverson – www.msoreadsbooks.com Ashleigh Davis – http://www.mayhardesign.com/blog Ashley Moss – http://www.co-and-mom.blogspot.com Barbara McNeely – http://MariposaNaturals.com Bryana Coalson Howe – http://oursommlife.com/ Candace Sabo – http://www.sacredmommyhood.com/ Carrie Edelmann Avery – http://paper-wings-productions.blogspot.com/ Colleen Pence – http://sanantoniomomblogs.com Christina Coker – www.cokerschampagnetaste.com Debi Pfitzenmaier – http://sabusykids.com Daliene Hendon – http://www.daliene.com Denise Barkis Richter – http://sanantoniotourist.wordpress.com Elizabeth Anderson – www.waspyredhead.com Ellen Evans – http://www.bloommaternity.net/pages/Blog.html Emily Stringer – http://definingdelicious.com/ Erica Bodker – http://www.ericastartwalking.com/ Faith Hinchman – http://www.theadventuresoffaith.com/ Gayle Brennan Spencer – http://postcardsfromsanantonio.wordpress.com/ Heather Hernandez – http://geekettebits.com Heather Hunter – www.thecowgirlgourmet.blogspot.com Inga Munsinger Cotton – http://www.sachartermoms.com Jennifer Hatton – http://www.Jennifer-Hatton.com Jennifer Williams – http://geekchicmama.com/ Jenny Haggerty – www.pedalingwhales.com Jessica Sliman – www.ginandjuiceboxes.com Joanna Champaigne – www.dirtiestkidintheworld.com Jolie Gray – www.thegraymatters.com Kassie Buck – http://www.ilovemycouponfans.com/ Katie Fiegel – www.texastigersblog.com Kristi Day – http://junkology.wordpress.com – http://museforthemasses.blogspot.com Kristina Nunez – http://www.hottmamainthecity.com/ Laura Elizabeth Morales-Welch – www.lauraelizabethm.com Laura Nivin – www.livinsassy.com Lauren Madrid – http://ohmypuddin.wordpress.com Lilliana Gonzalez – http://mytotstravel.com/ Lisa Branam – http://lisabranam.com – http://schertzfamilyfun.com Lisa Douglas – http://crazyadventuresinparenting.com/ Lisa Pennigton – www.thepenningtonpoint.com Lori Stromberg – www.mysixringcircus.com Megan Ortiz – http://www.mean-baby.com/ Meghan Farley – www.ohboy3rdgrade.blogspot.com – http://byhsa.blogspot.com/ Melanie Mendez-Gonzales – http://quemeanswhat.com/ Michelle Cantu – http://athriftydiva.com Michelle (Rodriguez) Hernandez – http://www.familyloveinmycity.com Miranda Koerner – http://www.aduckinherpond.com Misha Hettie – http://fabbites.com/ Morena Hockley – http://morenascorner.com Neven Jones – http://blog.mysanantonio.com/nevenjones/ – http://www.exfoodie.com/ Pamela Price – http://redwhiteandgrew.com/ Patty Vela – http://www.fetepatty.blogspot.com Sada Lewis – www.sadalewis.com Sara Phillips – http://sensiblysara.com Sarah Roberts – www.franklyentertaining.com Shari Biediger – http://sbiediger.wordpress.com/ Stacy Teet – http://kidsstuffworld.com/ Stephanie Guerra – http://puropinche.com/ Stephanie Smith – http://bloodsweatminivans.blogspot.com/ Tina Castellanos – http://www.thenurturedcenter.com/ Tracey Washington – http://www.inspireme-photography.com/blog/ Veronica Rouse – http://sevenlovelythings.blogspot.com/ Jennifer E. Garza – http://www.isavea2z.com – http://TheRepoWoman.com – http://www.SerafinoSays.com This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori 20 Responses REBECCA 04/25/2013 congrats!! I love reading your blog. I am not surprised! Reply email@example.com 04/25/2013 Thank you, Rebecca!!! I really appreciate your support! Reply Jackie Kirkindoll 04/25/2013 Congratulations!! Well deserved!! P.S. Wow! There are a lot of bloggers in San Antonio!! Reply Sara Phillips 04/25/2013 I am so proud of you! Congratulations!!! Sara Phillips recently posted…DIY Fence Table Reply Melanie - Que Means What 04/25/2013 awww Tori! We are the ones blessed to have met you <3 CONGRATS again! Reply firstname.lastname@example.org 04/25/2013 Aww, Melanie!! You are going to make me cry!! Reply Ellen 04/25/2013 You are one of the kindest people I’ve bet — and this post only proves it. Your win is well deserved. Congrats!! Ellen recently posted…Bad Boy! Reply Ellen 04/25/2013 Well, I meant to say “met” vs. “bet.” HAHA! Ellen recently posted…Bad Boy! Reply email@example.com 04/25/2013 Oh thank you for saying that, Ellen! You give me too much credit!! I just love our blogging gang! Reply Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting 04/25/2013 So so so proud of you, and lucky to call you a friend! Very grateful to have moved here and met all of you! Congratulations again!! xo Reply firstname.lastname@example.org 04/25/2013 You are so sweet Lisa! I’m so grateful too! I don’t think there is anywhere else in the country with a blogging community like ours! Reply Lisa @a Little Slice of Life 04/25/2013 You totally deserve it! It’s wonderful to be part of such a great community. Lisa @a Little Slice of Life recently posted…Weigh in Wednesday 4/24 Reply email@example.com 04/25/2013 Thank you so much, Lisa! That is very nice of you to say! I just adore all the local bloggers! Reply Sarah R. 04/25/2013 I’m so excited for you! I don’t know of another place that has such a welcoming and inclusive blogging community. I feel lucky that I know all of you! Sarah R. recently posted…Frankly Field Trip: Saveurs 209 Reply Morena 04/25/2013 Yay!! I am so happy for you!! Morena recently posted…Make a Framed Pin Cushion Reply Alvina Castro 04/25/2013 Truly well deserved win! Congratulations! Us San Antonio gals we stick together and are like a family Alvina Castro recently posted…Project 52: Week 16 (Catching Up) Reply firstname.lastname@example.org 04/26/2013 It’s true!! We are like a family!! Reply Jessica 04/25/2013 Congratulations and thanks for posting the list of all of the SA blogs! Jessica recently posted…The Day I Let My Kids Do Whatever They Wanted. Reply email@example.com 04/26/2013 Thank you!! It’s the best list ever! Reply Red Carpet Style - SA Current Best Of Awards Party - the sTORIbook 04/30/2013 […] week I was honored to be awarded 2nd place in the San Antonio Current Best Blogger awards. 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