Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cup runneth over

Well yesterday was a banner day. It didn't start out great when a black squirrel jumped over my arm as I was opening our front gate and scared the bejeezies out of me. Holy vampire rodent! But then lady luck sent me a few emails that I had won not one, but TWO blog giveaways. And I'm even more excited to tell you about where they came from.

The first was all serendipity. My friend Liv, who I met at our October blogger/artist retreat, was hosting her weekly Happy HeArt giveaway - two prints by our other dear friend Lori, also present at the retreat. I often enter, when I remember, because the giveaways are always great. And last week's was no different. First a word on these two friends. These women and their art/presence in the world are completely inspiring to me. They each have powerful stories to tell. And their blogs are bursting with love and gratitude and beauty. But what you may not know is that they are hilariously funny too. When a one-liner is delivered with a sweet Minnesotan accent it's all the more delicious. Anyway, I'm taking the kids to visit my mom in my hometown for our winter break and will see my two oldest friends from elementary school so these will make the perfect gifts and then I'll have to order another for myself!

And THEN, as if a rainbow wasn't already shining out of my tushy, I got another email from one of my new favorite bloggers, Tulpen, congratulating me on my second win, a pair of gorgeous earrings from her sister's ETSY shop called Silver and Stones. I mean what are the chances? Happy Hanukkah to me! Listen, if you are in the mood for a crazy rant or a story about one of the charming old ladies at the nursing home where Tulpen nurses or a powerful reminder that, really, the kids are alright, go visit her immediately. She drops the f*bomb a lot. As much as I would if my mom wasn't one of my readers. And then go to Silver and Stones and get bejeweled in something twinkly.

I am off to play the lottery and ride out this winning streak.

**REMINDER** The 30% off sale at my shop continues through Friday December 10. Use code CHARM3 at checkout.


tulpen said...

Yay you!!!

Thanks for the shouts for me and my sister!!!

nacherluver said...

Okay, um, first of all... you are too cute! Glad you won. You deserve them. And your comment was da bomb!
Secondly? Is that a word?
Second... thanks for the fun links to follow. Bad Words is durn'd funny!

Congrats to cutie pie you!

Kolleen said...


you make me laugh!!!
congrats on your two FABULOUS winnings!!

cheers to your shiny rainbow tushy!!!


Lori said...

I am SOOOO happy to send prints to you. Pick another one sister and send me your address. Love the earrings too. Do you remember your comment? I just thought it was so cute. It really made me happy. xo

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

Oh my! How over-the-moon sweet are you!? Between your rainbow-shooting tushy and Aimee rockin' her fanny today, there's no but(t)s about it: i love you girls!

aimee said...

you cleaned UP today! awesome!

rachel awes said...

lady luck
is waaaaay
better than
a black squirrel!
(love to lori & liv!!).

Shannon said...

what a weird and special day...a black squirrel...seriously? your artwork is such an inspiration to me. i come to your space and smile every time. thanks for being YOU.

jane said...

i´m still laughing at your rainbow/tushy comment:)

Dori Patrick said...

That's awesome!!! You are a lucky ducky! Stop over and visit me...we're having a giveaway....maybe your magic will work one more time! And congrats on the little one on the way! Yippee!

Shannon said...

Hey you! Just wanted to let you know that I mentioned your Etsy shop in my blog post today. It's one of my favorites! 010/12/reducing-clutter-during-holidays.html

AG Ambroult said...

you should really ride this wave for as long as you can.

also, I have to admit that it was the promise of f bombs that has motivated me to click over and make a new friend. Thanks for the links, you got some sweet booty.

ladaisi said...

Hooray for the winnings!

- Lauren

Ladaisi Blog

chrissy said...

SOOO happy you swept!
those are some wonderful prizes.
happy day!

Theresa said...

Congrats on #3! We have 3 kids, they are so much fun. Please come say hi. I am doing a giveaway of rock music, from my Dec. 9 post. Check it out if you wish. :) You just might win again. And as they say, three's a charm!