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Winner of the “Before They Were Bloggers Contest”

Oh my — wasn’t that blogger contest SO funny yesterday???

I have been laughing about those pictures all day. You don’t think you are that awkward when you are going through those growing-up years, but when you look back on it — they are hilarious!! I had a super awkward adolescence. I was mistaken for a boy when I was 12 and it has traumatized me ever since :)

There were so many people that were SO close in matching up all of the bloggers. In the end, there was ONE blogger who guessed everyone correctly first.

Please meet the winner of the Before They Were Bloggers Contest:

Sara from Mom Endeavors

Sara is a blogger herself and has a really wonderful blog. 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.

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

How did you do? Were you close?

Check out each blog because most of them will be posting a side by side photo of themselves.

Feel free to laugh a little more. Here I am in all my 12-year old geekiness haha!!

Here are a few more gems from my growing up years:

Thanks for playing along with us!! 


PS — a Great Ideas post is coming up in just a couple hours. Yay!! 


  1. Oh Jen. What happened to your hair in that pic right below your now picture? LOL

  2. Y’all were so cute! The only ones I knew were Becky (IC) and Amy (IR). Sooo fun! (: Good job Sara!

  3. This was awesome fun, Jen! Thanks so much for doing the contest! It was certainly a fun one to win!!! :)

  4. JEN you were SO cute! I knew it was you immediately!! xo

  5. Haha! I was so wrong! Nicely done Sara!

  6. wow, I’m impressed! I didn’t even know how to begin to make the matches, everyone looks so different :o) (now) Congrats!

  7. Love it! I ended up pulling out some old pics to show my kiddos yesterday…blue eyeliner, Christy McNichol’s hair and all…