I Just Got Accepted… By Me

Louise Hay Quote

I’ve said it before and I don’t know why it is so acceptable for us- especially women- to be so down on ourselves. We beat ourselves up for things that we celebrate in others. Even if someone compliments us, we over-analyze or try to read way too much into someone’s kind words.

Why do we do that?

We each have insecurities. That is perfectly normal. We see some imperfections- real or imagined- and see those imperfections made perfect in someone else and ask, Why can’t I be like that?

Here’s an answer to that question: What if you weren’t meant to be made like that? Have you considered that? Okay, here is a better answer: If you were meant to be a different way, than you would be that way.

Each of us has been given special gifts and talents and unique qualities that make us, well, us. When you think about and accept the fact that there will never, ever be another person like you, it’s both humbling and remarkable.

The next time you start to say something bad about yourself, say something positive instead. 




Enter to win a DIY Box from Darby Smart!

One of my goals this year is to be a bit more crafty by trying more DIY projects. Granted my DIY history is a bit all over the place. Some projects were successful while some projects started off with good intentions but I got bored or frustrated or lost my vision halfway through.

And then there are those projects that look like a sugar-addicted four year old badly in need of a nap tried to make “something”. Like I said, all over the place.

So I am very curious about Darby Smart, a subscription service that delivers different fashion and home DIY kits each month for $19. Some recent projects include coasters, tote bags, pendant necklaces, and bracelets. After checking out Darby Smart’s website, I am really interested in giving one of these kits a go!

Darby Smart is giving away one of their To DIY For boxes to a lucky winner. But you have to enter by February 17. Click here to enter for your chance to win!



Enter the 12 Days of Etsy Giveaway

We’re closing in on Christmas which means prepare for a snowstorm of “12 Days Of” giveaways. Etsy is joining the giveaway fun with their own daily giveaway of Etsy gift cards! Winners from days 1 and 2 each won $250 gift cards. That will buy you a lot of awesome quirkiness!

Click here to enter on their Facebook page. Good luck!



Get Lucky Magazine (And More) Free Thru December 2


With all of the Black Monday and Cyber Monday deals going on, isn’t it nice when a company offers something great for free?

You can download the December 2013 issue of Lucky Magazine and other Conde Nast publications for free thru Monday, December 2. Besides Lucky you can download the latest issue of Bon Appetit, Glamour, GQ, Vanity Fair and more. Heck, download them all!

Click here for the link to download the December issue of Lucky plus access the other publications. Don’t delay- you have until Monday to download your issues!



Enter to Win a $3,000 Joie Gift Card

Birchbox is hosting a pretty fabulous giveaway on Facebook! One winner will win a $3,000 gift card to the fashion brand Joie. Joie is one of those super cool yet laid-back brands- perfect for those who like to have an effortlessly stylish look. They also make the amazing Folle de Joie fragrance that Birchbox sells.

Click here to enter this giveaway. You have until December 7 to enter. Good luck!



Birchbox Limited Edition Precious Metals Box

This holiday season we’ll see a lot of things that sparkle and glitter- and not just on the tree. Birchbox has released another limited edition box called Precious Metals that contains an assortment of goodies that will add luxury and help all of us shine brighter through the holidays.

This box contains:

  • Cynthia Rowley Eye Shadow Palette- No. 1
  • Essie Encrusted Treasures Nail Polish in Hors D’oeuvres
  • Frends Ella Earbuds in Rose Gold or Gold
  • Gorjana Taner Shimmer Necklace
  • Tweezerman Procurl Lash Curler (in a shiny gold no less!)
  • Folli Follie Heart4Heart Cosmetic Case
  • Kusmi Tea Paris Tea Infuser
  • Kusmi Tea Paris Rose Green Tea Loose Leaf Tin

The box is valued at $330 but you can buy it for only $120. The earbuds alone normally retail for $99 (what??).

Birchbox is definitely raising the (gold) bar this holiday season. Visit the Birchbox gift shop to order a Precious Metals box today.



Birchbox Kate Spade Saturday Giveaway

As if Saturdays were not already awesome on their own, Birchbox is giving away a collection of Kate Spade Saturday products every Saturday in November!

All you need to do is click here to enter the giveaway on Birchbox’s Facebook page. A new winner is drawn each week.

Good luck!