Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lucky Me!

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!

5 comments:

  1. I'm so glad Imani liked the fossils. The fruit looks fantastic on the plates and the daisies are perfect in the vase. I bought myself a vase at Anthroplogie at the same time and I have daisies in mine right now too.

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  2. svinch@twcny.rr.comJune 24, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    Dad said that you take right after your mom , cause she has all the luck too! LOL

    I bought a 25 cent ticket from a kids for a raffle of a brand new color TV and I only bought the one and I won the TV, I bought a scratch off and won50 on a scratch off which I thought I lost on and threw it on the ground your dad picked it up and cashed it in and gave me my money. So, Dad thinks you have the same luck your mom does.

    Must run in the family huh? LOL

    Congrats on all your winnings over the years!
    Hope that you win many more things, just keep a positive attitude and your winnings will be Big!

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  3. Congratulations on your wins. Grace throwing those fossils in for your daughter is one of the sweetest things. Hope the good fortune continues and rubs off on your husband :)

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  4. Stephenie,

    Congrats on all your fabulous wins! (Btw, didn't you read the disclosure on my giveaway? You must use the gift certificate within four weeks of winning or return it to me.) Yes people, I am joking.

    Tell Jason his luck has changed. You've got each other!

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  5. Hi :)Stopping by from Lady Bloggers. What a beautiful blog you have!!! Looking forward to reading more.

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