I've always been fairly lucky, although you wouldn't think so considering my recent finger injury.
It's true though. I remember entering each of my family member's names in a giveaway for an enormous stuffed Easter Bunny when I was a kid and I think they pulled my sister's name. She had no idea her name was even entered until she got the phone call.
I also won $50 on McDonald's monopoly game when I was in elementary school. We were on a vacation at Virginia Beach and each of my family members pulled off their playing pieces from their sodas.
"What does 50 mean?" I asked. My dad, who played the lottery faithfully each night but never won, was probably more excited than I was that I won.
And then there was a basket raffle at a school where all of my colleagues bought $25 to $50 worth of tickets to win a basket filled with gift certificates to fancy restaurants. I bought one $1 ticket and, lucky me . . . I won.
Oh, and probably the biggest win of all was a honeymoon to any Sandal's resort of my choice! I was at a bridal show and entered my name. I was shocked when they pulled my name. I thought it was a scam but it was actually legit!
When I married Jason, he warned me that my luck was soon to change. He always had bad luck, he claimed. To which I responded, "Out of your mouth comes blesses and curses!" (This is one of my favorite mottos of one of my dearest friends).
After a few incidents that I'd rather not get into . . . I began thinking maybe Jason was right. Could my luck have changed from marrying him?
And then I joined the blog world.
Lucky me! At Easter, I won a gift card to Pottery Barn from Deborah at The Fairfield House, which I still haven't spent!
And then, I won a necklace from RJ Charms sponsored by Allison at House of the Hepworth's. Imani chose an adorable baseball necklace.
And then, most recently, I was fortunate enough to win two beautiful plates and a gorgeous Anthropologie vase from Grace at Sense and Simplicity.
Imani and her friend enjoyed the fruit I told Grace I would serve on these beautiful plates.
And the little vase looks beautiful filled with freshly picked daisies.
Grace was even kind enough to throw in a few fossils for Imani, since Imani has a rock collection and LOVES searching for fossils. Wasn't that so sweet?
So to be completely honest, I'm not really sure if I believe in luck or not . . . but I do know that since I've begun blogging, my life is richer. I've met so many great people, seen so many inspiring projects, and fulfilled my desire to write again (even if I do have lapses), not to mention that my house looks lovelier than ever!
Oh, and the prizes are great too!