On January 22, 2016, Fort Worth Moms Blog staff and contributors gathered to celebrate the first annual Fort Worth Moms Blog Award “Show.” It was an unforgettable evening filled with
designer dresses, limos, and champagne laughs, great food, and friendship.
The night started off with a divine three-course meal served by none other than Katherine Sasser, owner of the Hurley House. (Did you hear her big announcement? New storefront is coming soon . . . . with a drive thru!) If you like pear and arugula salad, beef stew that makes you melt in your chair, and homemade chocolate cake straight from heaven, then I guess you’d say the meal was tasty — or so ridiculously good and beautiful most of the staff kept taking pictures of the food. Not only did Katherine and her Hurley House team go above and beyond to make each course delicious and attractive, but they also served us at our seats. This is every mama’s dream come true! You can count on Hurley House for yummy baked goods, catering offerings, and the ever popular Hosted class — engaging the love of hospitality.
All of this hearty conversation and feasting happened in the fantastically appointed dining room at the Azalea Plantation Bed & Breakfast located right here in Fort Worth. This gem is like stepping onto the set of Downton Abbey. It’s perfect for ladies brunch, bridal/baby showers, romantic getaways, girls weekends, and even weddings — and it was the perfect setting for our FWMB Awards celebration.
After we finished the meal, with hearts and bellies full, we adjourned to the sitting room. (See? Totally Downton Abbey.) The FWMB team discussed 2015 business (a year well blogged!), and then transitioned into the 2016 Fort Worth Moms Blog Awards Show. (Imagine symphonic music with opening credits.)
And the Winners Are
Most Popular Craft: Fingerprints & Fork Firework T-Shirt Tutorial
Longest Average Time Spent on a Post: Tips for the Not-So-Pretty Parts of Pregnancy
Most Popular Bio: Jody!
Most Popular Recipe: Raising the Dessert Bar: Triple Layer Bars
Most Popular Love My Local: Southwest Fort Worth/Wedgewood: Treat Yo’ Self Edition
Most Comments on a Post: Giving Away Your Firstborn: When Babies and Pets Don’t Mix
FWMB Volunteer of the Year: Rachel!
Founder’s Award: Emily S!
Top Post from Quarter Four 2015: It’s Okay to Be an Only
Best Guide of 2015: Fort Worth Kid-Friendly Restaurants
Critic’s Choice Award: How to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse
Third Most Popular Post of 2015: When Grandparents Live Far Away
Second Most Popular Post of 2015: It’s Okay to Be an Only
Most Popular Post of 2015: Don’t Judge a Life by Its Facebook
At the conclusion of the show, the entire FWMB team received new t-shirts! So, now when you see the shirts out and about, you can ask: Who are you wearing? The answer is Jolin Promo! (These shirts are crazy comfortable.)
By far the biggest award — reward — of 2015 for us is sharing the motherhood journey with you. Thank you for the encouragement, the honesty, the patience, the community. Here’s to 2016!