Okay, let’s get some business done first:
If you’re waiting on me for a Shop My Closet shoe bid response, it’s coming. I was away from my computer all day yesterday.
Also, if you’re doing the 30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge with me…YAY! I hope yours is going fantabulously, but even if it’s not, hang in there. It’s worth it! Pinky promise.
I thought it might be kind of fun to have a little chat about our progress so far. So THIS Saturday at 10 AM (CST), I’ll be posting an update about how mine’s gone so far (if you follow on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed my nightly updates already), and I’ll be online to talk to you guys, via the comments, about how yours is going as well. I’d love it if you’d stop by and share. I’ll be sure to respond right away so it’ll (almost) be like we’re chatting about it over coffee (except I’d be sipping a chai tea latte, of course). I realize it might be smarter to have a Twitter party, but I don’t actually know how to do that (I’m Twitter-illiterate…Twilliterate?…oh, man, now I sound like I’m obsessed with RPatz), and I also want other people to be able to see/read the comments and be encouraged/encourage.
So, yeah. Meet me here at 10 AM this Saturday? I’ll be the one in the navy polka dot p.j. pants.
Okey dokey. So, you’re aware that this Sunday is Mother’s Day, yes? AKA: the holiday that reduces grown men to empty-eyed shells of their former selves as they wander the grocery store aisles late the Saturday night before, mournfully trailing their fingers over the bruised and wilting petals of the last three bunches of $4 carnations and wondering if they can actually get disinherited for buying their elderly mother the last card on the mangled display—you know the one which has a sparkly-red-undie-clad Chip ‘n Dale dancer jumping out of a cake with the words, “Mommy dearest” issuing in a bubble from his lips on the front. (The answer: Dude, YES! Run far away!).
Yup. It’s pretty much a fake holiday—right up there with Valentine’s Day and Cinco de Mayo (raise your hand if you think that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day…hmmm…thought so). Now, International Punctuation Day, though. There’s a holiday I can get behind.
Still, for all its forced closeness, unfortunate greeting cards, and the potential it has to be a very sad day for many (the barren, those who have lost or are estranged from their mothers, those who have lost a child), here are 5 reasons why I still think Mother’s Day is a good thing.
Because I will be awakened by the soft chorus of little voices saying, “Happy Mama Day!”
Because it gives me an excuse to have pigs in a blanket, a cinnamon roll, and chocolate milk for breakfast (I can almost feel the glorious ache of the stomach cramp I’m going to get already).
Because I get presents just for pushing children out of my body. Hang on a sec. Let me reword that. Because I ONLY get presents for pushing children out of my body??? (when I looked at the phrase “pushing children out of my body,” it suddenly occurred to me that a Congressional Medal of Honor might be more appropriate than a charm bracelet…this goes for having children cut out of your body too).
Because I am pretty much guaranteed to be surrounded by my favorite people in the whole wide world. All. day. long.
Because I will get a nap (I’m looking forward to it already).
Because I get to offer you an awesome giveaway, with not one but TWO winners.
I don’t wear a lot of silver these days, but I absolutely love the way these manage to be sparkly (the photos don’t do justice to how they glitter when the light hits them) and still carry a bit of a vintage flair because of the delicate leaf design.
Blue Nile was nice enough to send me a pair for me AND one for you guys. I wore mine with a dress and a statement necklace to church last Sunday, and I got compliments on my new earrings from several friends.
I can see pairing them with a simple tee, jeans, and wedges to wear on date night or even wearing them with a more formal dress to a fancy occasion (because I attend so many of those these days). They really are that versatile.
And light! I love how weightless they feel on my ears and, because they are made of a series of interconnected little silver “beads,” they bend and move with each turn of your head.
I love them, and I know you will too!
And since earrings are nothing without a fabulous dress to wear them with, our first place winner will ALSO win $50 shop credit to Shabby Apple, the land of gorgeous, vintage clothing and accessories, like the Gondola dress, which I have drooled over for at least 2 years now.
In addition, another lucky winner will receive $25 shop credit to Isaboo Designs, which is run by the adorable Erin, who makes a variety of pretty handmade pillow covers, burlap banners, and other super-cute accessories for you or your home.
All you have to do to enter is:
1) Fill out the easy Rafflecopter form below
2) Leave me a comment telling me what you love or are most looking forward to about Mother’s Day.