Saturday, December 1, 2012

happy.

You can go ahead and let out that deep breath you’ve been holding, stop chewing your pretty nails and pacing in a panic…I’m alive. I’m here. It’s just been one HECK of a shopping/working/planning extravaganza this week! Whew!! And I mean WHEW did I get some good bargains…he hee heeeee...



(p.s. I love Kohl’s. like, true love, for real, ok? And during the regular year, I totally forget how much I love them and then Christmas comes around and they are all “EARLY BIRD! NIGHT OWL!” and I’m all “oh hell YES I sure did just save $219.71 thank you very much!” how do they do it? I don’t know or care, but what I do know is that my new gallery wall is going to look so amazing in my living room, I got 2 of the cutest shirts ever for the monkey - plaid flannel Osh Kosh say what? - I really think the husband is going to like the CLOTHES - sorry honey - picked for him and um…I am taking back that horrible half pleather, half knit perforated peplum princess by Vera Wang disaster that I was clearly stoned when I put it in the buggy….yes. Love me some Kohl’s!)

You know what is even better than the small fortune I saved at Kohl’s?? Jessah & Erin’s Ornament Swap! Today is the day!!! I’ve been waiting for this day ever since my gift arrived from sweet Jessah last week….what a lover this girl is, first of all! This swap was such a joy to be a part of….



I signed up right away when I saw the swap on Erin’s blog and I was so excited to participate. As my weird luck would have it though, something got a little messed up and somehow poor little me got kicked to the curb. For a minute I was very “nobody likes me, everybody hates me, I guess I’ll go eat worms” over the whole thing, but then I dug my Big Girl Panties out and emailed Jessah and what happened next was nothing short of Serendipity. She apologized for the oversight and offered to take me on as an extra swap partner….I started reading more of her blog, wanting to get to know her and every post pulled me in more and more until I was immersed in her journey and the joy that are her blessings in life and her pain and the struggles that are her cross to bear….we had so much in common that reading her story and thinking about her now gives me the chills. It was no accident that I got missed in the swap….Jessah and I were meant to know each other…


Last week, I raced home to find a box from her waiting at my door….inside, I found THE most gorgeous, sparkly pink, lacey ornament that I’ve probably ever seen. First of all, how did she know I was obsessed with pink? And glitter?? Because she’s just that good, folks…..but she didn’t stop there! She also sent me a jar of fragrance beads that actually SMELL pink if you can imagine that and the most fun, festive and precious shade of pink polish….did I score or did I score?? Seriously, I love everything she sent…she went above and beyond because that is just her way. I am so thankful we wound up together…and I am wishing with all my heart for the best Christmas Miracle of all, for her, because hse deserves it and she is going to make an incredible momma. Go visit her blog and see what I chose for her and send her some love. She will touch your heart just like she touched mine.


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8 comments:

cynthia said...

Cute ornament! This was such a fun idea. I am loving seeing all the posts. :)

Jessah said...

Damn, girl. You are a BARGAIN shopper! holy moly. good work.

So glad you like pink and the gifts I sent you! Luckiest girl ever to have you as a swap partner.

Happy Holidays!
BTW...I was laughing because my pet name for hubby is monkey.

Rachel said...

I always love Kohl's and how they tell you how much you saved! And I'll probably be going there today since I just got one of their $10 gift card things in the mail!

Kelly Ann said...

Yay! I love saving more than I spend! Your blog is great and I am now following you!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Laura Darling said...

So cool that you and Jessah got paired together! Amazing how things work out just like they should! :) And way to go with those deals at Kohl's! You're inspiring me to head there one night this week!

Kim Orpin said...

Teach me your ways, shopping guru?

Niki Caron said...

I love the ornament! And that is crazy that you saved over $200 at Kohl's! Amazing! xo

Lindsay said...

Dropping by from the ornament swap link-up -- I've been loving seeing everyone's ornaments! Yours is just beautiful!

I've never been to Kohl's! You've inspired me!