Monday, August 31, 2009

Nice Things

You know when stuff happens that just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy? I love that. And some of that's been happening to me lately.
I opened up my email a week or so ago to find that I was blogscorner.com's Top Blog of the Week! I'm so excited and honored and couldn't help but share my excitement with ya'll.
Then, a while back, I won something! Yeah! This is uncharted waters for me, the one who never wins anything. But wait, I won twice! It appears that blog-winning is nothing like lightning striking.
I entered a giveaway from Simone at Chocolate Covered Daydreams (but the prize was actually through her other blog On Being... which has very interesting, heartfelt interviews) and was lucky enough to win an amazing email session with a fashion consultant, an adorable Stila makeup bag full of makeup, a cool book called Style Statement (and after delving into it I believe my style statement is a cross between a Traditional Current (Creativity & Celebration) and a Simplistic Earth (Nature & Rest & Relaxation)), and a beautiful necklace. Turns out, the fashion consultant, Ev 'Yan is Simone's daughter. If you have met either of these women, you know they are both complete sweethearts. Ev 'Yan? The girl was downright amazing! I mean, take a frumpy stay at home mom and give her a week with a fashion consultant and the result is a deer in the headlights. But Ev 'Yan made me feel so comfortable. I asked her about my hair and how to make my sturdy little legs appear longer. Yes, my double nemesis. But it was no match for Ev 'Yan. She was undaunted, and came back with excellent advice, photos, tips. All the while making me feel good about myself! She's wonderful. She even extended my week long consultation just to give me more time. If you ever have the need or opportunity to work with her, take full advantage. The girl is a fashion guru and she really knows her stuff.
THEN, as if my day wasn't going good enough, I won a book called Graceling through NotNessie at Today's Adventure! I can't wait to read the book and give a review. (I estimate that this will be when I am convalescing in a very lovely senior living center).
I'm not done folks. There's more. The warmth and fuzziness continues! Cherie at This Side of Town awarded me a Lovely Blog award. If you haven't met Cherie, head on over. Immediately you will see what a caring individual she is. She's a nurse, which, in my book, makes her fantastic. Her posts always have interesting photos and uplifting words.
Can you stand anymore of my drivel? Okay, good, because there's more. I have the best friends in the world. Sarsa over at Nobody Doesn't Like Sarsa Lee made my family dinner the other night. AND she brought flowers. You can't imagine how that made my day. (Dinner was enchilada casserole and...wait for it...wait for it.....GUACAMOLE. She made fresh guacamole. And gave it to me. So I could eat it. And eat it I did. Then I shamelessly licked the container it came in). Check out the lovely recipes on Sarsa's blog. (And, if you're looking for a recipe for guacamole, check out my friend Kimma's new blog, Kimma's Kitchen. Kimma and I were friends in college. She was a genius in the kitchen then, and nothing has changed). On two recent separate occasions, DfK invited Bug over to her house to play with her daughter L. Bug came home both times bearing treats--the first time, with beautiful luscious cupcakes that the girls made, the second time with homemade take-n-bake pizzas the girls made. There may be a conspiracy to make me gain 10 pounds, but I tell you, it's the happiest 10 pounds to ever grace my thighs. OH! And then I found out my cousin Meghan over at The Belt Family is pregnant! Their baby #3 is on the way and I am so excited I can barely contain myself! There are just so many things to be thankful for and so much joy in my life. Lotsa warm 'n fuzzies hanging around. I am gearing up for a great Spin a Web of Gratitude September edition.

19 comments:

Caryn said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! In second grade I won a meat slicer :-)

Lani said...

Glad to see you have had so many good things going on- that is awesome!

Alice said...

wowowowowowowowowow! That's a lot of love and kindness. I love it when all these things come at once and overwhelm us. Thanks for sharing it's very encouraging! xxx

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh my gosh that is such a wonderful lot of good things. Hey you must give it out to get it honey, your one sweet gal.
xoxo

cherie said...

mmmm! hugs and kisses to you, sweet mommy! you so deserve those awards!!!!

Debbie said...

WOW! I'm hanging with you more often. That is very cool indeed.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

A lot of great things to be thankful for! Going to check out the recipe now. I think my kids might like them! Enjoy your day!

CottageGirl said...

Dearest Linda ...
You deserve every single accolade and more! You are a talented, sweet, caring person with a special gift!

Congratulations!

Proud to know you!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Congrats on all your winnings and other warm fuzzies! You deserve 'em all, my friend :) -Tammy

McVal said...

The first thing I ever won ever... was a 6 pack of bottled pop for calling in to our local radio station and knowing what a patella was!
I'm so glad my mom sold World Book and we had a set on hand!

Jaime said...

Yay for good stuff in our lives, yes? :)

Heart2Heart said...

Elle,

Now how cool is all this?? What wonderful blessings you have received from so many loving bloggers in your community. Congratulations to everything you have won and you completely deserve it all and more.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Dandy said...

They give away meat slicers to second graders?! That cracked me up.

I saw that you won those 2 giveaways! Yay! I'm so ecited for you. And I'll be back later this afternoon to check out all those links :)

Meghan said...

You deserve every bit of goodness that comes your way, sister! :)

Jackie said...

What a great day!!! I can't wait to check out all the links you posted too!

monica said...

You won some great things! How exciting to be able to have a fashion consultant talk to you! How fun! Congrats on all your wins!

Sarsa said...

Congrats on the awards! You totally deserve them because your blog entries are "must reads." Sorry if any English majors read my posts, I am sure they are filled with grammatical errors.

blushing rose said...

Excuse me! Would you rub elbows with me? Chuckle! Congrats on all your wonderful gifts & wins.

Have a great weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

unexplainthis said...

You ROCK! Way to go!