This has been quite a week! It has been trying, busy, stressful….but like they say I’m too blessed to be stressed. Among the chaos I got some really great news, received an early birthday gift and got to laugh with friends either via text, email or on the phone. I also got a deal for $3.99 for a 24 pack of Sharpie markets, this sharpie addict is pleased. Let’s bring on the weekend with some favorites.
Favorite Happy Tears Moment: Remember when I talked about how someone nominated me for a grant for my Be The Change series. Well the person revealed themselves and not just that, she let me know I won!! I can’t thank Tori enough for thinking of me and for going through the process of submitting me for the grant. It warms my heart so much that she thought I deserved it enough to enter me in the contest. So look forward to some more Random Acts come late September. I have a lot of ideas already.
Favorite Man Candy: As if Joe Manganiello isn’t the hottest guy ever this post comes out about his relationship with Sofia Vergara and how “He waits on her hand and foot.” *Cue all the ladies swooning* – For the full article click here.
Favorite Mail Day: I got home on Wednesday to a package, and I knew I didn’t order anything. When I opened it I got the best items. A new notebook for all my lists, some Washi tape (that Kathy is going to have to help me figure out how to use), and a headband which can be worn many ways. Shipping from Canada no less, it got here early because of unpredictable Canada postal service, but that makes it even more surprising. I meant the world to me Kathy, so thank you very much!
How I have been feeling lately after vacation, getting back to working out has been rough. Though I didn’t gain on vacation I do feel soft and smooshie.
kathy @ vodka and soda says
1) you’re so very welcome! i’m happy that it got there in time, albeit too early! can i just say that when i bought all that stuff, i was like: these are nice things and I WANT!! haha! so i just ended up getting more washi tape for myself as well.
2) joe manganiello SHUTUPANDTAKEYOURCLOTHESOFF
3) that headgear is the best; i wear it when working out in the colder weather. it covers your ears and keeps your head warm so you don’t have to wear a heavy hat. i always wear it for trail runs in the late fall/early spring when it’s cold outside. for really cold weather, you can wear it as balaclava if you’re running/walking seamus in the winter
It was such a treat. Haha! I feel honored you got more and didn’t keep it for yourself, that is some restraint!
He is seriously a little too perfect.
You mean I can wear it until the next Polar Vortex when it will then freeze to my face?!
Linda sheridan says
Great blog! Awesome on your grant! You
Deserve it!! Joe M. Seems like a dream come true!
I love contouring. Games don’t exist on
My phone. I only let the kids look
At pictures or sometimes take pictures.
Have a great weekend!
Love, SMD’s Momma
Thank you. I am so excited to be able to give back even more! Contouring really helps add definition, works wonders too. That is a good thing for your phone because at times the nieces have deleted some apps. Haha! They are adorable though so I keep them around! 🙂
That’s amazing about the grant. Congratulations! I know you’ll do wonderful things with it!
Keiko Lynn has a really good every day contouring tutorial that I love if you want to check that one out, too. 🙂
Thank you. I haven’t heard of Keiko Lynn I’ll have to check that one out. Thank you!
Biana Perez says
Congratulations on the grant – can’t think of a more deserving person!! I can’t believe that two beautiful people like Sofia and Joe are together – I mean the world might implode if they have children!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Awww thank you so much. I am not sure the world could have it if the procreate, too much perfection. Have a great weekend!
such wonderful news! and you’ve reminded me that i need to update my contouring post. i did one about 3 yrs ago!
Yes, you should I would love to see your version. You always look so put together.
Nikki @ The Pink Growl says
YAY for sharpies! I love them too. I have every color and style in my office and people make fun of me.
It really is an addiction! Everything looks better in color.
congrats! you so deserve it 🙂 cant wait to see more.
Joe Manganiello is drop dead gorgeous. can you imagine if they have kids…
hahaha that first funny is totally me 🙂
Thank you. He is such a hottie. The world is not ready!!
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
CONGRATULATIONS! Winner winner chicken dinner. That’s awesome! I’m so happy and proud for you.
Thank you. I was so shocked and cried happy tears. So awesome! Seriously can I just take a little piece of him? No?! Dang it!
Yayyy for grant winning! I’m so excited to see what you’ve got up your sleeve.
Also yayyy for birthday presents and packages in the mail, I love both!
Thank you. It is always nice when someone takes the time to say they are thinking of you! It was so sweet.
Carly Blogs Here says
Congratulations on winning the grant! That’s awesome and totally deserved for all of your RAKs 🙂 I am going to have to check out that article on contouring, I’m not the best at it- though I’m always happy when it works out and really can make such a difference!
Thank you so much! It does take a little bit of practice and when it works it really works!!
Kateri Von Steal says
I love the Friends GIF… Just EVERYTHING! hehehehe. No excuses necessary for Chorizo.. it’s CHORIZO!! YUM!
I love that you were secretly nominated for a grant and were selected. You are so deserving. You are inspirational!
EVERYTHING!!!! Haha! All Chorizo, all the time! Thank you so much, it was such an honor. Can’t wait to give back even more.
Congrats!! That is super awesome!! That seal picture is too cute. Happy Friday!!
Thank you! Have a great weekend!
Amanda Elizabeth says
Ummmmm congratulations girl that is amazing!!!!! Also I need to be waited on hand and foot how do I make that happen? 😉
Thank you so much! Right?! Not only is he incredibly good looking but a sweetheart…I can’t even!!
Congrats in winning hun! I love Joe Manganiello and I read that story earlier this week but I didnt knw until I read it that they were together… wasnt she engaged like a minute ago? And yes … kids and phones … and games. Quite exhausting.
Thank you so much! She was engaged earlier this year and now those two are inseparable. Though heck I wouldn’t tell him I needed time to get over another dude, if he asked me out. Ya know! 😉
Brianne Bracco says
Soooo awesome you were nominated! You are the one person that truly deserves it. 🙂
Happy Friday my friend!
Thank you so very much! I am so excited I won, and will of course be sharing what i end up doing with the money. Lots of good to give out.
Happy Friday! Hope you have a great weekend!
Congrats on the grant!!! That is so awesome! I can’t think of someone more deserving!
I am laughing at the clean eating ecard! So true! 😉
Thank you. You guys are making me blush! Story of my life right now after vacation.
Sorry for the tears, but I’m glad that they were happy ones! =) I def need to brush up on my contouring skills so I’m def going to check out both tutorials.
Very, very happy ones!! I can’t thank you enough and hope I do it proud. I swear by Aubrey’s but the other one looks really easy too.
Congrats on winning the grant! You deserve it! Can’t wait to see how you plan to use it! Have a great weekend with the fam! The last photo is too funny but very true!!
Thank you so much! I am having fun brainstorming. Right?! My phone always gets stolen!
CONGRATS on the grant! That is incredible and well deserved.
How nice of Kathy!!!
Thank you. So much good can be done. She is too sweet, loved it all.
Jana @ Jana Says says
I am currently obsessed with NYX makeup. Affordable, great colors, and cruelty free? Yespleaseandthankyou.
LOVE that you used Weird Science. When I used to watch Big Love, I just kept picturing Bill Paxton as Chet and that big old pile of shit.
You really can’t go wrong with them. OMG, yes me too!! I can’t even with Anthony Michael Hall either!
I looooooovvvvve sharpies and I love Joe. Back in the day one of my forends used to work at a bar that he bounced at back in Pittsburgh. I don’t know WHY she never shared him with the rest of us. Rude.
He is just too hot! Wait, what?! Did she get to pinch his butt?
WOOOOT congrats on the grant!! You definitely deserve it :). And omg I’ve been feeling like all sorts of smooshy since I’ve been slacking on my workouts hardcore this week. Ya win some and lose some right? Lol
Thank you. I totally agree. Sometimes you just need a break and i am sure I will kick some butt soon.
That is so awesome! I’m so excited to see what you can do with $1K! I hope you have a great weekend with your nieces!
I am excited to do more acts of kindness. Hope you have a great weekend!
1. That is awesome you won $1,000 to do more good! I’m so proud and excited for you!
2. How sweet of Kathy to send you birthday gifts!
3. Yesss, my niece and nephew always ask if we have phone games lol. I laughed so hard
Thank you, i was so shocked to be nominated but to win! Oh, boy! She was so sweet to send me anything and they were perfect. Already breaking in my notebook. I always have the lamest games so I have to download Angry birds for them.
I am so happy for you on the grant , no one deserves it more! and hahahaha that is my clean eating philosophy too;)
Thank you so much, I can’t wait to do more! I mean clean plate versus clean food. Tomato – tomahto!!
Tricia Coniglio says
LOL! I totally feel like that giant blog after ANY vaca, even if I was realistic with my eating habits. How exciting to come home to your wonderful notebook. The head gear reminds me of a neck warmer I have for snowboarding because it can go a few different ways on the head/neck/face–not so much as a cute headband tho.
Yes, even though I ate decent and I didn’t gain I still felt squishy. It sounds very similar, it can be worn many ways and good for cold and heat.
Hahaha the fridge broke. Love it.
Kathy rocks! I’m glad the celebrating is already starting for you, as it should 😉
I mean you have to eat it all then, right?! Kathy totally rocks. I am usually not that into my birthday but it has been nice.
STFU… awesome news about that grant!!!! I can’t wait to see what you do with it! SO SO COOL!!!! 😀
Thank you. I am so excited and can’t wait to do some more RAOK with someone else’s money! Haha!
Congrats on the grant! I can’t think of a better person for it to go to for more ROAK! And yeah Joe and Sofia may be the world’s hottest couple…insanely good looking those two!
Thank you so much! I am so excited for getting to spread even more kindness. I can’t even imagine what their kids would look like if they procreate. Oh man!
such a well deserved nomination ahh! good luck 🙂 and love that joe manganiello 🙂
Thank you. Isn’t he dreamy!
You are the most logical choice for nomination, because you have SUCH a big heart! Congrats! I just experienced the kids wanting to play games on the phone thing recently. I don’t have a single game on my phone, so they probably think I’m such a loser, haha.
Thank you so much!! I didn’t have any either so I had to download Angry birds since they knew that one already. It is funny how they know how to use the phones better than we do!!