And the, Midway Simplicity, #1 Simplicity Blog 2012 Award goes to…

365 Less Things




My acceptance email

Thank you so much Tohami I am honoured. Maybe what I should have won was ~ Most Loyal Readers award. I will wear my badge with pride. My husband is redesigning my blog at the moment while I take a two week break. In the meantime I will post the badge with a thank you to all my wonderful loyal readers for their votes. Thanks you again.

A special thanks again to all of you, my wonderful loyal readers for your votes. I couldn’t have done it without you as I was certainly in good company among some blogs with much higher subscription counts and greater reputations than mine. The award really goes to the whole 365 Less Things community for making the blog a warm and fuzzy place to be.  Way to go 365ers!

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About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.


  1. Fantastic!!!! Well earned.

  2. Congratulations! You earned it.

  3. Well done, I’m thrilled you won!

  4. Congratulations! And yes, you did deserve it!

  5. Congratulations Colleen!!! You deserve it!!!

  6. Congratulations!

  7. Wow! What a fantastic site and blessing. As I was organizing my closet and cleaning the upstairs bedrooms I asked myself “could I simplify in 2013 by not buying any more clothes. By staying home and walking the dog…for one year. Then I googled how to simplify one day at a time in 2013 and your blog came up! I can’t stop reading it! I am convinced more than ever that I want to do this. It will be great for my home and my peace of mind. One year. I love your blog so much that I have been starting at the very first post from 2010 and reading from my new iPad that my dear hubby got me for christmas! God Bless and thank you for this wonderful blog!

    • Hi Heidi and welcome to 365 Less Things. It is wonderful to have you on board with us. I like your plan for you have for next year and I am sure the dog is going to love it too! While you plough your way through the archives make sure you get up to stretch your legs ever half hour or so and while you are at it you might as well find something to declutter each time.
      Good luck and happy decluttering.

  8. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! You rock!

  9. Congratulations for your award and a hearty thank you for all you have done for us still in the midst of decluttering. I so enjoy your blog and look forward to a new and exciting 2013.

  10. Congratulations, Colleen, well earned! Have a very happy holiday.

  11. Yay!

  12. Congratulations on a well-deserved win!

  13. Congratulations ! Well deserved!

  14. Congratulations, Colleen. You’ve done a fantastic job with this blog. It’s always interesting and I like that it’s brief, relevant and helpful. Well done. 🙂

  15. Congrats! This -is- blog #1 – and community #1! You (all) have helped me to declutter a lot!

  16. That’s wonderful and well deserved, Colleen. Yours was the first organizing blog I ever read and it has been a great help. Still my favourite go-to blog in the morning, even if I don’t comment much.

  17. congratulations…you truly deserved it!

  18. Congrats Colleen!

  19. Well deserved Colleen! From a silent reader, congratulations. Your blog is tops on my list daily. I love the blog and community you have created! Looking forward to continuing my declutter journey with you in 2013!

  20. You go girl! A well deserved honor. I voted for you!

  21. Congratulations. I remember voting, just don’t remember where, so guess it must have been his poll. They (or maybe it should be we) certainly picked the best.

  22. Congratulations, Colleen, on your award!

    Also, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new look of your blog!

    Happy New Year!

  23. PS That’s a pretty new photo of you too. 🙂

  24. Love the new look blog

  25. Love the new site

  26. I just found your site. congrats to me! And congrats to you for your award. I look forward to following you in 2013. Happy New Year.

  27. Hi Colleen, congratulations on the award! And I love the new look as well, very pretty but streamlined 🙂
    Judy xx

  28. Congrats! Well deserved!

  29. Love your blog’s new look, particularly your photo – you are photogenic. Happy New Year!

  30. Congratulations and I adore the new look!

  31. Fabulous Colleen. Glad I got off my arse and voted 🙂

  32. Congratulations! You deserve it. You have helped many people make changes in their lives. Also, your website is commercial- free, which makes it even better. May your blog and your readers have even more success in 2013.

  33. Wow!!! I loved the new look!!! It is so stylish! Happy New Year and may it bring many blessings.

  34. Congrats Colleen!! Well deserved award. I am loving the new design by the way!

  35. Way to go, Colleen! Congratulations! You so deserve this. What a way to end one year and start a new one. I’ve always felt at home here and I think a lot of it has to do with how you greet and welcome everyone and reply to every comment in your sweet way. And you have such a thankful spirit which I love. I also really like the new page style. Your hubby is very good at that, isn’t he. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  36. Way To Go! Colleen, congratulations!

    As others have said very well deserved, haven’t been on here for a while….glad to pop back and see the site doing so well.

    Love the new layout and fonts!