The 2012 Inappropriate Elf Winners!

It’s TIME! Time to announce the winners of the 2012 Inappropriate Elf contest!

Before we get to the grand reveal, I want to give a big thanks to the judges who voted on the Top 11 Inappropriate Eves of 2012, which Jen and Anna from HaHas For HooHas helped me compile.

The Judges

Jamie and Jacinda from Prudent Baby – Jacinda Boneau and Jaime Morison Curtis are the co-founders of Prudent Baby, the #1 destination for style, craft, travel and DIY inspiration for families. Join them as they search the globe and their own backyards to bring you tips, ideas, and projects that make life at home simpler and more beautiful. Visit the Prudent Baby Channel for their latest video! Jaime is also author of the award-winning book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) (Andrews McMeel, 2010) and follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice (Chronicle, 2012)

Amber from Crappy Pictures – Amber is the author AND illustrator of Parenting Illustrated with Crappy Pictures, where she visually tells many stories of parenthood we can all relate to. She also has a book coming out early this year, published by Harlequin Nonfiction. She’s frequently featured on The Huffington Post.

Charlie and Andy from How To Be A Dad – Charlie Capen & Andy Herald are co-founders of “How To Be A Dad” an entertainment site for dads, moms,  and those with no plans of procreating, whatsoever. The site is not so much a “how-to”, but a “how-not-to” portal centered around two sleep-deprived friends with nothing left to lose but their sanity as they navigate fatherhood and try to look smart doing so. They’re not experts, but that isn’t gonna stop them from pretending. They’ve appeared on, Huff Post Parents, Art of Manliness, BabyCenter, AOL, Neatorama, Laughing Squid, and a host of other websites that smell delicious.

Tanis The Redneck Mommy – When Tanis Miller isn’t twirling her pompons in the freak parade that is her life, she’s writing about it on her blog, Attack of the Redneck Mommy. She’s not really a redneck, she just plays one on the internet. She also just got THE CUTEST puppy, so you should really stalk her blog if you’re into virtual puppy breath.

Jamie The Baby Guy NYC – Jamie Grayson was named the “Best Baby Gear Guru” by New York Magazine in 2010, and writes extensively about all the latest baby gear on his blog Baby Guy Gear Guide. Don’t think you’ll be getting boring and lifeless gear reviews, though. Jamie peppers his honest and thorough posts with his wit and a dash of snark when needed. And he’s always down for dishing out advice on his Facebook page.

Chelsey The Paper Mama – When she’s not blogging on The Paper Mama about Photo Challenges, one of her many fantastic DIYs, or life as a mother to 3 year old Rauri, she’s busy working on custom illustrations she sells through her Etsy shop. She’s also a Pinning Pro for Better Homes and Gardens.

Morgan from The 818- Morgan Shanahan is a professional blogger and screenwriter living in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley (aka“The818”) with her toddler daughter, dashing hubby, and farting trio of dogs.In addition to over-sharing her personal life (complete with curse words) on, She’s BlogHer’s Entertainment Editora Babble Voices columnist, and occasionally writes about art and design for

Ilana from Mommy Shorts – Ilana writes Mommy Shorts, a humor blog about parenting which chronicles her experience raising kids in NYC. Turns out, when your toddler runs the show, your newborn keeps you up all night, and you never go out, it’s not that different from raising them anywhere else. She’s not afraid to poke a little Jewish fun at Inappropriate Elves or “Hanukah Helpers” either.

Mandy from The Haps– Mandy Morrison writes about life in the Pacific Northwest with her husband Scot with one T and her ridiculously adorable toddler Harper over on Harpers Happenings, a.k.a. The Haps. You can find delicious recipes and lots of creative DIYs, which have been featured on Apartment Therapy and Young House Love. Her Instagram is a must follow.

The Winners!

1st Place and winner of the Nikon 1 V2 and 10-30 mm lens from Adorama

Elf Enough by The Eco Friendly Family

2nd Place and winner of the iPad Mini from Passionfruit Ads 

Cousin Eddie Elf from The Leggy Files

Most voted/Fan Favorite and winner of the Nintendo 3ds from me

Whipped Cream Bikini Elf from Awesomeness Since 2002

Congrats to the winners! I’ll be in touch to arrange prize shipping. Thanks to all who participated this year, and another thanks for understanding all the delays due to unforeseen circumstances this past month.


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  1. Amy Allen Gooder on

    You are a rockstar for pulling this all off with everything going on! And you ran a stellar contest. Can’t wait to see next year’s crop of naughty little elves.

  2. Agreed! The Time Magazine cover is the best! Nailed it! I wish we had done the contest, but I felt like my 2-year-old wouldn’t understand the Elf yet. Next year! Cousin Eddie was pretty awesome too. Happy New Year, Jill!

  3. Andrea Newton McCullough on

    This was so fun to enter… even if I didn’t win LOL I am already thinking of Elfis’s entry for next year if you do this! 🙂 (how sad am I LOL) Feel free to check out his blog.. Thanks again and congrats again to you on the baby!

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