Saturday, January 28, 2012

i've never been so great at saying thank you

or maybe i do an okay job with it, but i just never feel like i am adequately conveying HOW thankful i am and how lucky i feel and just how very, very blessed.....because i am...but the words just don't ever seem to be enough. or right.

i've felt this way ever since i was little. i never wanted to open my birthday presents at my party. i think i didn't feel worthy or something? and opening the gifts was almost embarrasing to really? me? YOU got this gift for ME?

not much has changed. i still don't like opening gifts in front of people. i'm a much better gifter than i am a giftee. but some occasions just call for a really extreme amount of THANKS. and this is one of them.

last week, one of the sweetest people i have ever had the honor of calling my friend and one of my FAVORITE bloggers ever, ashley from hudson's happenings hosted a giveaway to celebrate 500 followers to her blog. first of all, i want every single one of the 7 of you who are reading this to go to her blog right this second and follow it. that is really important to me. i would never lead you astray. she is magic.

Hudson's Happenings
look how pretty she is. look at her sweet little boy. honestly. my heart, these two.

anyway, so she hosted this giveaway for this gorgeous dress from shabby apple and cross my heart hope to die i never in a million years thought i would win. first of all, she has FIVE HUNDRED FOLLOWERS so, as if i had a shot, and really, i only entered so she would know i was celebrating with her and cuz... well... cuz also, the week before she held her giveaway, she posted this picture and i kept getting hysterical every time i thought about it....

not that only 12 people would ever enter her just kept cracking me up thinking about it....i reserve the 12 person giveaways for ME!! wait till i hit 100 followers's on!

anyway, so i entered, cuz i loves her, never thinking i'd win....but guess what?

i won!!!!!

this dress is so pretty. i needed to feel pretty so badly. i have been feeling like a real pile of poo lately in my janky sweats and my husband's pilled up fleece half zips.

basically? i love it. and "thank you" just doesn't even touch it...

sweet ashley, you made me feel pretty. for the first time in a long time. and i love you for it more than these silly little words can say.....

and more importantly, HAPPY 500 you little rock star MINX you!!!!

p.s. shabby apple is fantastic. have you shopped with them? they contacted me the day after i won and my dress was shipped a day later! the quality is amazing. it's lightweight, but still elegant and more gorgeous than pictures could ever do justice...

p.p.s. speaking of pictures....sorry for this ridiculous myspace style photo collage hot mess. i tried to get my husband to help me with this photoshoot just was just me and my iphone. i apologize. a lot. believe me.


Emily said...

Congrats! The dress looks beautiful on you.

noreenmarie said...

Gorgeous! LOVE it and YOU!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

SERIOUSLY!? blink look like a DREAM in that dress! So happy I saw a little sneak of beautiful you in it last night on IG...but these pics? Swoon! You are Gorgeous. With a capital G. No joke. I coudn't have handpicked a more deserving recipient of this amazing dress...I got soo giddy when I counted up the # and BEHOLD it was sweet YOU!

I am so happy that you LOVE the dress and feel pretty in it! What's better than feeling pretty in a new dress?! Not much, I tell you. ;)

I know I tell you this all the time...but you are just such a blessing to me! I'm so glad I met you, and I'm so glad we have sporadic email time, and I'm so happy you understand when I take like a gazillion years to write you back sometimes. ;) You're the best kind of friend a girl could ask for.

Now have those two handsome boys of yours take you out on the town in that lovely dress. :)

LOVE! xoxoxo

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

p.s. OH! I forgot to mention the new blog look!?!?! I LOVE IT! Looks so sleek and awesome!!!!!

insertwittytitleheremomstired said...

I couldn't picture a more worthy winner, someone who deserves to look as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.
Congratulations! Now, to where are you going to wear this dress for its public debut?

Amber said...

You are gorgeous! I love the self imposed photo shoot! work. love it! Congrats!

Bailey@Lost&Found said...

1. I hate opening presents in front of people too!
2. I love Ashley's blog.
3. I love Mr. Gosling.
4. Congrats on the WINNNN!!!
5. I won a Shabby Apple giveaway a while back- AWESOME! I never win anything!
6. You look sooo pretty!!!

Hope you're having a good night!


Courtney B said...

Woo hoo! Not going to lie.... I'm a little jealous you won that :) It looks SO pretty on you, though! Gorgeous girl!