Three weeks have passed since I opened up the Rename Mamasphere contest.
Those three weeks have been filled with some of the best blog name suggestions I have ever heard! Spanning from the very serious to the very hilarious.
Just a quick THANK YOU to everyone who participated before we move on to the nitty gritty!
Deep breathe, Laural. There's no reason you should have butterflies in your stomach.
Okay. Here we go.
Should I start with my favorite runner up and the random winner? Or should we start things off with a bang and announce my new name?
New name it is!
The WINNER of the Rename Mamasphere contest and $100 Target gift card is....
Mrs. de Miranda from The Road Less Travelled! She submitted quite a few good ones, but there was one that stuck in my head from the moment I saw it. Ready?
My new blog name is: Laural Out Loud
I'm in LOVE with it! It's so me.
I already have everything in the works for my move to the .com. A whole new blog design will be coming as well (since I'm moving over to WordPress). I'll let you all know when the move is complete!
Congratulations, Mrs. de Miranda!
Oh, and if you haven't read Mrs. de Miranda's blog, she has QUITE the story to tell. Go on over and check her out.
Now on to my favorite Runner Up! The winner of the $25 Target gift card is...
JSue from Long Story Short with Resting On My Laurals!
There was someone else who submitted this suggestion, so I went with the first person to get it in my inbox, which was JSue.
I totally love this one! Even though the meaning can be taken in quite a few ways, from lazy to content with life's successes. But what's life without a little ambiguity? Keep people guessing, I say!
This took a lot of work due to the sheer volume of entries I had! I listed each person's entry on an excel sheet, and then went to the random number generator at Random.org to find the winner.
Without further ado, the winner of the $50 Target gift card is...
Denyse from To Bee Or Not To Bee!
I'm still live on this blog. I'll make an announcement when I'm finally moved over to my .com (and you wouldn't believe how fast I swooped in and bought that domain as soon as I knew what my new name was going to be).
Again, Thank You to everyone who participated and commented! You all made this one heck of a fun contest. I might highlight a few other awesome name suggestions in the coming weeks.