Who Writes This?

Molly Ford.

I started this blog because I had one little tip that I thought was genius–using clean, unused toilet seat covers as facial blotting tissues (which, I promptly forgot about, and didn’t blog about until five months in). The next thing I knew, I had a domain name, and the blog had found a life of its own.

In real life, I spend my days being a little awkward, a little pretty, and a little smart. Also drinking diet coke, wearing only dresses, and eating lots of pasta, because Sophia Loren once said about her body, “everything you see, I owe to spaghetti.”



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Email me directly! Smartprettyandawkward@gmail.com


36 Responses

  1. Fantastic new look to the blog Molly! My sister Alyssa is a loyal follower of your blog and loves it!

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Molly…
    I love the new format…but why did you cut off your pretty
    little face?? 🙂

  3. hi molly love the pic you should show your face though

  4. i love you and this website (: your amazing

  5. Molly wobbles it looks lovely 🙂 Love, Barclay

  6. molly
    i love reading ur blog. it is really good. cant wait to c u cous.
    love brigit

  7. this is my new favorite website haha I love it!

  8. I just stumbled upon this website, but I already love it!
    The layout is awesome, and the writing is even better. :]

  9. Dear Molly:

    I think you are actually brilliant, beautiful and poised. That’s what I find in reading your blog.

    It would be nice to see your face although I like the headless shot. But if I saw the shot maybe then if we were to cross paths one day in New York or Tennessee or somewhere I could perhaps recognize you– if I wasn’t caught in my own awkward thoughts.

    Best wishes,

  10. Molly, I’m ashamed to say this is the first time I’ve observed your blog. It is wonderful though! I bookmarked it and added it to my favorites ❤

  11. Molly,
    You’re my new hero.

  12. Hi Molly,
    I just happened across your page after someone requested I become a fan of your page on Facebook. I love your little tips and I have already book marked your page. I love the quotes too. I have been collecting a list of my favorite quotes since I was little and some of yours are now making my very long list!!

    Keep it up, I look forward to reading.

  13. I was always going to guess that the picture at the top is not of you. Am I correct?

  14. Dear Molly,

    I love you.


  15. Miss Ford I love you!!! You’re too cute and have so many wonderful and positive things to share with the world. Thank you for your continued good advice & contagious enthusiasm.

    Miss you boodles!!! Let’s make a cake and play with fluffies.

    L, W & F

  16. Molly,
    I love your blog! I find the advice to be very useful, particularly the (less) awkward part; I know I could do with a little less awkwardness in my life. I’ve bookmarked this page, and added it to my fav’s. I look foward to your next post, so keep writing!!

    P.S. Love the new layout!

  17. I love this blog. It’s so unique ( :

    If you get a second check out mine…any words of advice would be greatly appreciated!


  18. Thank you so much for this blog, It makes my day! Work it girl!

  19. Molly,
    Fun, light and so so true!!!
    Love the quotes and the so simple things that mean so much!!
    Keep up the great work!

  20. This is my new favorite blog!!! A good friend of mine told me about it a few months back and as a law student I never felt like I had enough time to introduce anything new to my life. Tonight I had trouble falling asleep so I came out to the living room to facebook stalk old high school friends. As it turns out, I have stalked almost everyone worth stalking somewhat recently and that is when I remembered your blog name. I have spent the last hour reading post after post. You are incredible. This is literally the perfect blog. From here on out this Smart, Pretty and Awkward will be how I start each day. I will definitely print some of my favorite posts to pin up in the student lounge. Hopefully my entire school will soon be fans. Good work! and Thanks 🙂

  21. Love your blog! Your posts are inspiring and interesting!
    Great work! I enjoy reading what you write very much!

  22. Hey there!

    Just wanted to drop a line and say just how much I adore your blog. It’s the first one I’ve ever found myself actually putting the time into reading and I’m utterly hooked! I saw it on a friends facebook and thought “Hmmm, people say I’m smart, and pretty… and I KNOW I’m awkward… let’s check this out!” And was far from let down. Lots of extremely helpful little tips that I plan on putting to use starting today!

    Thanks so much for sharing these little intrigues with the world. And have an epic day!


  23. you’re so fabulous!!! we love you!!

  24. Constantly impressed with your blog. Thanks for putting a smile on my face and new thoughts in my head!

  25. I usually never comment on blogs, but there have been so many times where your post made my day (whether it made me smile or it was something that especially resonated with me or it just made me go, “Yes, someone who thinks the same thing!”) that I wanted to express my appreciation for the time and effort you put into this. 🙂

  26. I stumbled across your page while looking up design blogs and become hooked. Keep up the lovely work. 🙂

  27. Molly,
    Your blog inspires me. I blogged throughout my adventures abroad and have missed blogging ever since returning home. You really can have little adventures everyday (even if you are not across the world) and I am hoping to start up a new one soon. A friend and I just discovered this gem of a blog and I can’t stop reading!!! Thanks for the inspiration Molly!

  28. Hi Molly –
    I came upon this website and it reminded me of the kinds of links you post on this page 🙂

  29. Hey Molly- just wanted to say that I love this blog! Always funny, smart and stylish, and I check more than once a day for new posts!
    Also, by coincidence and something I just noticed, I have the same nail polish as you do in your picture up there! The same baby blue shade… I actually wore it to my prom! I’m sure you pull it off much better though. 🙂
    Best wishes, and keep making an awesome blog!

  30. […] am I am thrilled to announce to you all that today Journey-Work will feature a guest post by Molly Ford (the genius behind the highly acclaimed blog, Smart, Pretty and Awkward) about what I find to be a […]

  31. Do you find it annoying how you have to pay for your own domain?
    PS: Love the site, so does one of my friends, she looks at it every day! Great tips, they’ll help me a lot.

  32. Wonderful blog, Ms. Ford! You are definitely a talented writer. I love this site. It’s a great idea. I will be sure to recommend it to every single friend of mine. 🙂 Keep up the great work!

  33. you’re genius. i have the same moments and stumbling upon this site has just been the highlight of my day! thank you!

  34. I adore this blog. I have often wondered how to be LESS awkward (since I know I’ll never really shake the habit). Your advice and tips are down-to-earth and useable.
    I love checking this sight each day!

    Keep up the great work!

  35. I love ur blog gal!!

  36. molly,

    what a super website! you are adorable, and i know your mother must be proud of you. i’m proud of you, too.


    dana j.

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