(photos and links in no particular order.)

I want to be…

As gracious as Chrissy, Edie, Lisa and Sibi.

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As unconditionally loving as Frelle and Lee.

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As courageous as Ari.

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As passionate as Alli and Ally.

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As talented as Mishi, Dawn, Lotus, Deana, Angie and Amy.

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As fantastic as Carmen, Esther and Mrs. Chicken and Poppy.

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As loyal as Rachel and Tanis.

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As powerful as Barbara, Catherine, Paula and Liz.

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As hysterical as Allison, Marie, Heather, Bridget, Cassie, Michelle, Monica and Christina.

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As coordinated as Jessica

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As honest as Steph.

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As immensely beautiful as Amber, Sarah, Robin, Amy, and Danielle.

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I know I forgot people. Please don’t take it personally.

My head is up in the clouds with happiness from this last weekend at Blissdom.

I love these women. LOVE. @mommystory @iveyleaguemama

I want you to tell me who is what to you.

Leave me comment saying “I strive to be as ______ as _______” and leave a link to their blog or twitter.

Why would you want to do this?

Because it’s nice.

And because I will pick one person to win this…

custom Lisa Leonard necklace, given to the speakers of Blissdom 2010.

A very rare Lisa Leonard necklace. Rare because only the speakers at Blissdom 2010 were given them.

Why am I giving it away? Because. That’s why.

I’ll pick a winner Wednesday, February 10 at Midnight EST.


  1. I am NOT saying this to sweeten you up because I don’t need to win the necklace. I thought this very thing this weekend:

    I wish I were more un-inhibited like Casey.

    Also? I want to dance like you. And have your smokin’ body.


  2. I strive to be as genuine as Heather Spohr.

  3. I strive to love as unconditionally as Kelle http://www.enjoyingthesmallthings.blogspot.com.

    I also strive to be as good of a mother as my mother.

  4. I strive to be as centered and faithful as Angie: http://audreycaroline.blogspot.com/

    (and disclaimer: AM NOT UNREASONABLY SUCKING UP) I aspire to be as authentic as Casey.


  5. I strive to be as strong and brave as my bloggy friend Natasha, who is waiting patiently to bring her beautiful baby home from the NICU.

  6. I want to be as confident and honest as you Casey!

  7. I was going to say “I want to be as inspiring as @babysteph and @mooshinindy” but reconsidered because really I just want to continue to be inspired *by* @babysteph and @mooshinindy. And I will.

  8. I strive to be as hopefully as Kelle from “Enjoying the Small Things.”

  9. And by “hopefully” I meant “hopeful.”

  10. I strive to be as loving, creative, and funny as Sarah: http://www.sarahviola.org

  11. I strive to be as thoughtful as my dear Casey from Moosh in Indy. (No, I’m not trying to suck up!) I take a few moments each day to look at the “You are so loved” canvas everyday and let it sink in. I never truly felt it until I spent two weeks with you.


    I strive to be a little less scared of walking my own path just like Rebecca Woolf from http://www.girlsgonechild.net

  12. I strive to be as…
    unselfishly sweet and Madonna-like as babysteph (not Madonna the pop diva…the other one.

    unflinchingly honest and gritty-yet-tenderhearted-as-all-get-out as mooshinindy.

    Casey Reply:

    @Molly, I don’t know, the idea of Steph in a metal cone shaped nursing bra has my intrigued…

  13. I strive to be so many things, especially now that I’m a mom.

    I strive to be as honest with my son as I can.
    My parents were always honest with us and I think that has played a large part in making me the person I am today. Sometimes honesty is brutal and sometimes it hurts but I value honesty in my life and in my marriage.
    I hope to teach my little boy the same thing!

  14. New to your blog, linked thru Carmen, mom to screaming masses, i strive to be more like you and all the other amazing bloggers.
    thanks for the contest, the necklace is really cool.
    ps rock on indy! i live here too.

  15. I strive to be as funny and honest as Brittany. She rocks my socks.

  16. I strive to be as genuine as Amy.


    And she’s just a damn good writer so I’d like to write like her too :-)

  17. After this weekend, I know it seems a cop out to say that I have so many people I admire in 101 different ways – but, to name a few:

    I’d love to have @sassyirishlasie’s dance moves (girl can shake it!).

    Love to have @justmalia’s enthusiasm – love how she gets excited about things!

    I think my whole family would love if I had @sthrnfairytale’s confidence in the kitchen when it comes to cooking (I can bake – my cooking, on the other hand? Meh…)

    I would love to have the confidence with a camera that Mishi, Lotus and you have (though MAD MAD PROPS to my photography buddies at Blissdom who took the time to teach me new things and helped me – Truly a gift to not be selfish with one’s craft, and I’m so lucky they took time for me.)

    Blergh. I could go on. But won’t. Basically, those with hearts who shared what’s in it? I want to be like them.

  18. I strive to be as hippie as Enchanted Gypsy: http://enchantedgypsy.blogspot.com/

  19. I strive to be as honest as Jenna (www.jennawoestman.com) and as fashionable as Valerie (www.thegagamama.com

  20. I want to be as sweet-spirited as Steph @babysteph.

  21. I long to be as in the know as EVERYONE at Blissdom, AND to be as FUN and inclusive as Casey! thanks for singing with me on Saturday night! *hugs*

  22. I strive to be as successful as JD Roth (getrichslowly.org/blog)

  23. I am NOT saying this to suck up, but it must be said.

    I strive to as honest, fun, and brave as YOU.

    Seriously. I’ve been sitting here thinking about it all day, and that’s what I came up with.

    (I also want to dance like Ivy, but she doesn’t have a Twitter… yet.)

  24. oh just look at all of that lovely!

  25. I strive to

    Take as beautiful of photos as you, @IveyLeagueMama and @DExtraordinaire
    Be as good a writer as @anymommy
    Be as funny as @MarinkaNYC and @UndomesticDiva
    Be as strong and brave as @maggiedammit
    Be as good of a friend as @elizzieh and @avasmommy are too me.

  26. I strive to be a good friend, like @BethanyActually.

  27. I strive to be as funny as Jenny (@thebloggess)

    I strive to be as open hearted as Maggie (@maggiedammit)

    I strive to be a loving as Casey (@mooshinindy)

  28. I strive to be as smart as Tip Junkie! That lady is bananas smart.

    p.s. I don’t need to win, but it’s fun to play along just the same.


  29. I strive to be as creative as DaMomma.


  30. I want to be as trusting as my friend Julie.


  31. I want to be as brave as my little brother serving in the US Marine Corps!

  32. I strive to be as eloquent as Darcie (@medarcie). Her posts often move me to laughter or tears.

  33. What a lovely idea, Casey. I’m smiling just reading the comments and feeling all the bloggy love.

    I strive to be as as confident and yet so-very-humble as my friend Jenn at http://www.flamingobear.com. She inspires so much with her laid-back style and the amazing food she feeds her family. I think of all the traditions and memories she’s creating for her girls, and graciously sharing with us, and I can’t help but get a big ol’ goofy smile on my face.

  34. What a wonderful love fest you’ve created! I am so glad to have met you this weekend. I feel like we just clicked.

    I strive to be:

    as infectiously happy as @sarasophia
    as accepting as @secretagentmama
    as brave as @drewsfamilytx
    as composed as @extraordmommy
    as crafty as @thepleatedpoppy
    as giving as @holleygerth & @incourage
    as gracious as @alliworthington
    as enthusiastic as @JessicaKnows
    as lovely as @barbarajones
    as encouraging as @mutheringheight
    as mentoring as @ShotLivePhoto
    as friendly as @coopermunroe
    as composed as @reneejross
    as sweet as @tothink
    as karaoke-ific as YOU
    {must stop. i could go on all night.}

    I already have the necklace. I just wanted to play. :-)

  35. I strive to be as creative, resourceful, live life for the moment, and so much more as Amanda.

  36. So honored to be included here. You’re a hoot. (Yes, I just said hoot… Tennessee rubbed off on me after all.)

  37. Still amazed that I was included as hysterical. Thank you.

    As for me? I strive to be as original and self-confident as Mishi (@secretagentmama).

    And as smart-under-pressure and strong as Amy (@mrschicken).

    And as intelligently well-spoken as Catherine (@herbadmother).

    And as blissful and free-spirited as you, of course.

    There’s so many other women I admire and aspire to in some aspect or another, but my brain is running short on adjectives tonight!

  38. I strive to be as confident in myself as Jim @busydadblog. He not only attended a conference with 500 women, he immersed himself in it. He was funny and was just so great to be around.

    There are so many people I met and I know that I love qualities of.

    I am thankful to know them all and to know you. xo

  39. i strive to be as honest and uninhibited in my writing as you, dear casey. i have much to say, but i’m a big old fat chicken.

    bok. bok.

  40. Thank you so much sweet friend. I can’t believe you included me in your special list. Thank you so much for thinking of me and I absolutely loved meeting you.

    You are a special soul……

    I long to be as wonderful a friend as


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