Kreativ Blogger Award

Oh wow. I mean, I’ve seen that other bloggers have received awards, but I always looked on with awe and secret envy. And know I know…you like us. You really like us!

Prettier than an Oscar. Take that Meryl Streep.

Okay, Sally Fields moment over. (Sorry, but how many times am I going to be able to do that in my life?)

We were nominated for the Kreative Blogger award by Truthlet and Thoughtbits so I have to shout out a big thank you to her! She has a wonderful blog with articles on the spirit, body and mind.

Now, according to the rules of the award, you have to

1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass the award to 7 nominees

Hmm…7 things about ourselves. Since this blog is written by two people, we’ll alternate between tidbits about me and Valerie.

1. We met in college, both of us being photography majors.

2. Late one night, either from boredom or from lack of sleep, we decided to have a barefoot race around our art building on campus. These races have become part of our routine, and even though we have since graduated, anytime we go back to the campus, we have to race. Valerie always seems to win. I maintain its because she’s shorter than me and therefore can turn around a corner easier. Valerie maintains that it is due to her superior racing skills and incredible ability to turn corners without leaning.

3. Mary’s favorite musician is Jackson Browne. If she was on a desert island and could only pick one musician to listen to, it would be Jackson Browne.

4. Valerie does not listen to a large array of music. She likes music in all shapes and sizes, but she needs to listen to an album about 12,687 times so that is is a part of her soul. Her soul requires repetition; it rarely accepts music simply and easily. She listens to Joni Mitchell like she’s trapped on a desert island and forgot to bring any other albums.

5. Valerie subscribes to 7 magazines. The only one she can’t live without is Elle Decor; she loves interior design. The real reason she likes Zooey Deschanel is an article done on her in Domino (I MISS THIS MAGAZINE)

6. Mary despises Zooey Deschanel, and all hipsters in any form for that matter. These girls try too hard to be quirky and “different” and it only comes off as being douchey. “Oh I like to play the ukelele and wear glasses (even though I don’t need them) and talk like a little girl because I’m so different. If you don’t like it, I like it only because it’ll make me stand out and be so unconventional”  ARRGGGGG!!!!

7. Last but not least, Mary and Valerie would really like to meet Lady Gaga while we’re on the road in Nebraska.

There are so many we follow who meet the qualification of being super creative, but we’re only allowed to choose seven. Here goes

Childhood Relived

365 til 30

Free the Bird

Abigail Christens


Claire Atkinson

Dirt N Kids


Thanks again for the nomination! We feel all warm and fuzzy inside

-Mary and Valerie


About kodakkerouacs

Kodak Kerouacs is mostly about photography and travel, though notsomuch travel photography. KodakKerouacs is about living free and loud then telling everybody else about how awesome it is to be free and really, really loud. Written by two girls who love coffee, film, and the open road. View all posts by kodakkerouacs

11 responses to “Kreativ Blogger Award

  • Abigail Christens

    Gawww thank you guys!! Much love! And now I get to peruse around your website too 🙂 Mega gratitude

  • Angie Z.

    This is so rad — thank you! And congratulations!

    I love reading these types of things: running barefoot around your art building. (I miss college.) Speaking of, when I was in college back in the ’90s, hipsters were referred to as “alternative”. And I remember I was sort of on the outskirts of emulating that: “I will only buy my bulky wool Mr. Rogers cardigans at thrift stores. Period.” – 1995-Angie. And yet: “What is up with the whole conforming to nonconformity thing? Stupid.” – 1997-Angie.

    I love Joni Mitchell! I thank baby Jesus for the day that the BMG Music Cult sent me her greatest hits CD and then told me I couldn’t send it back because I’d already opened the box. Love her. In my soul, that woman.

    And third (it seems I should’ve started numbering these sooner), when you’re in Nebraska, you better come visit ME right after you hang with Lady Gaga. I’m way more “alternative” and she doesn’t even know what a Runza is. Longest comment ever?

    • kodakkerouacs

      Yeah, I always got mad when my thrift store clothes would show up in urban outfitters. My clothes cost a dollar (instead of $80) and weren’t as slutty, but I certainly feel you on the whole “I will only buy my bulky wool Mr. Rogers cardigans at thrift stores. Period.” It’s hard to come to grips with the fact that you’re not far different from the crowd you dislike, and even worse when you realize that you can’t go out and buy a whole new wardrobe to be “different” again.

      I stole my brother’s greatest hits CD, then his Blue album, then he made me give them back to him and wouldn’t lend me any more Joni albums, so I listened to them at his house and started building my collection. I can’t find Blue on vinyl, but collecting them in vinyl has been wonderful because I feel like I find certain albums at the time in my life that I most need them. It’s better than downloading her entire discography on itunes.

      Tell us where you are and we’ll put a pin on our map to see you!

  • Shannon

    I’m super-honored! Especially that you put me in a list of creative geniuses the likes of ChildhoodRelived. I feel very undeserving, but that just makes me want to show you what I can REALLY do.

    Ah…Jackson Browne. I still am in awe of his comeback album in particular the single “I’m Alive.” That tune still speaks to me. Geez — was that nearly 20 years ago? I feel I’ve lived at least 2 J.B. lives since then.

    You girls are awesome. You inspire me with your enthusiasm, inspiration, and those fantastic How-To videos. Like Angie, I hope that you will make it a point to crash my back porch during your road trip through the Houston area. No shoes or worries allowed, though.

    • kodakkerouacs

      Oh Jackson Browne…he speaks to my soul. It’s hard to find a songwriter like him anymore. His lyrics are so spiritual. And he’s one of the few musicians where I can really get lost in the music.

      We’ll let you know when we’re in the area, Houston is one of our stops, right after Austin.
      We’d love to see you and your garden!
      Hahaha, it’ll be nice to kick off the shoes and forget about driving for awhile. Thanks for the invite!

  • roadtripusaroute66

    Hi Girls, Thank you so much for nominated me!
    To say i was shocked was an understatement! I haven’t really started the ‘proper’ blog yet as I don’t leave for my trip until Tuesday (and that’s only getting to London for the flight to Chicago!)

    I know I am supposed to nominate seven blogs but I don’t even follow that many yet this is so new to me!

    And seven things about myself….I’m sure I’ll be able to come up with plenty once I start the trip and discover possibly things even I didn’t know about myself!

    So if you don’t mind I will give it some thought for a week or so but just wanted to thank you for the nomination once again.

    Keep on enjoying yourselves!

    • kodakkerouacs

      Lol, take your time! I’m sure this isn’t a rigid set of rules (I think of it more like an ice breaker among bloggers)
      But I do enjoy your blog a lot, and it gets me excited for when we’re on the road, getting our Kicks on 66. Enjoy your travels and maybe we’ll meet up on the old mother road someday!


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