Joanna & Jessica,
I checked out both of your blogs and you have not removed the rel=nofollow code. Once that code is removed, any links you create, or commentors create will have "juice," in other words, Google will recognize them. So long as the rel=nofollow code is on your blog, Google ignores all of your links.
If you remove the code, let me know. I'll be happy to add you to my list!