Monday, March 19, 2012

giddy? yup! it's my SITs day


giddy? yup!
{things that make me giggly joyous}
yes, of course, there is much in life that makes me especially gleeful!
but today "the giddy" goes to...

me!
cuz' it's my SITs day!
circa b-day 2007 when i discovered my cake was a hello kitty cake.
today the feeling's just as splendidly delicious.
 
what does SITs stand for? well, today it stands for silly is the SITs! because today i am SITs featured blahgger {but really SITs is an awesome resource for bloggers to get support from a network of a whole lotta other lady bloggers}. 

so, wouldn't you know that ironically, i am at a loss for words today. and since i am at a loss for words today {maybe this is how people feel at the award shows, when they say they are speechless?}, i've decided to list the peeps i'd like to thank for making today possible.

how i started blogging...
i had been following kimberly wilson for years, and am a shopper of her yummy eco-luxe lifestyle wear. but it wasn't until i moved from georgia to kentucky that i decided to take one of her e-courses. i had been in lexington for about a year, but was still missing my friends in atlanta. all of them were graphic designers, writers... we were all very artistic, had the same sense of humor... we just fit like peas in a pod. it was a group that i had a hard time leaving. i was really yearning for that connection. that's when i looked back onto kimberly's web site, remembering the workshops she offered. i took the plunge and was very excited about the e-course. i had the opportunity to interact with like-minded women who seemed to be on the same page as me. kimberly reignited the creative aspect of my life that i felt had been missing for a while. she made me set goals for myself. and i found that i was face to face with a part of me that was tucked away. i had been thinking for years about building my brand. this is when i decided to start my blog. i wasn't always a graphic designer. i wanted to be a writer when i was younger. i don't know why i ever stopped. i had started self-publishing my own pet-inspired children's books around 2008. but i also had interest in making my own greeting cards, designing wedding invitations, and always loved fashion... so you see, my ideas were there all along. but it wasn't until silly met kimberly that the ideas started to take the steps. 
get silly tweets on twitter and pinterest; see my silly style on pose; and read my silly stories on lulu


speaking of steps... 
my cali BFF is my oldest and dearest friend, who is there for me every step of the way, in heels and flats and platforms and booties, you name it. i talk to her almost every week, but text/e-mail her nearly every day. i visited her just last year. it had been over a decade since we had seen one another. she gives me the best advice whether it be shopping or about more serious adult stuff. she doesn't judge me, and i don't judge her. we can say whatever we want to say without having to filter first. i wish we could see each other every day, or at least every year, instead of every decade. i don't know what else i can say about her other than she's the sprinkles on my cupcake.
why else is cali bff my bff? why, she's the one who took me to my first sprinkles cupcake, of course!

but who really gets my cupcakes...
my husband and i have been together for nearly fifteen years. next month, we celebrate our ten years of marriage. like most marriages, there's been up's and down's. within those last ten years, we have survived two deployments (around three years apart total); a move back to his home state (where i battled with the decision to follow or not) after living in georgia since '98; living with his family for two years while we waited first for our house to sell in georgia then during our brand new house being built; losing two of our dogs within a year of each other-- all that among other rollercoasters big and small. but here we are, coming upon our tenth year as mr and mrs, and quite honestly, it's not so shabby. we are settled in our new home, we have welcomed in a new terror named bentley, and even though things are realistically always going to be like anything from tjmaxx (slightly imperfect), i wouldn't want it any other way. lucky for him, i just happen to be a maxxinista. who woulda thunk that after a wedded decade, it'd feel like we were just starting a new life together? and, if it wasn't for him, i wouldn't have moved here, and i probably wouldn't have started blogging. and then today wouldn't even have been my SITs day. so i'd like to thank him--the jiggle in my wiggle, the pepper to my salt, the white on my rice, the mister of this missus--for taking me away from the place i thought i needed to be, to the place where i'm meant to be.
salt n pepa's here, and we're in effect...

lastly, how i know this is where i'm meant to be...
i talked to my dad the other week, and he had told me that the universe was opening itself up to me. i thought it was cheesy, but it made me feel real good. well, wouldn't you know, the VERY next day, i received the e-mail that today was going to be my SITs day. yes, it seems that father may know best, after all. unless we're talking lottery numbers.
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so, since today is my SITs day, i'd like everyone to go out and celebrate with a cupcake. i'm right behind ya. really. just turn around, and hand me that cupcake. i'll be there.
and, please, don't forget the sprinkles!
p.s.
thank you also to SITs for creating a wonderful community. it's a marvelous thing you do. and i look forward every day to reading the day's featured SITs girl.


p.p.s.
yes, it appears i WASN'T really at a loss for words after all :)

58 comments:

  1. It's hard not to love a girl who loves cupcakes! Reminds me of the time my cousin's wife brought ME a cupcake for HIS birthday!

    You enthusiasm is infectious and has made my Monday Morning!

    Happy SITS Day!

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  2. Happy SITS Day! Sounds like your life is quite the adventure, and that you've got some amazing support along the way. Have a great day!

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  3. Your enthusiasm is infectious! It's nice to meet you from SITS!

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  4. Happy SITS day!!!! I love it - the jiggle in my wiggle! Enjoy your day.

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    1. oh, you bet i will! just waiting for my other half to arrive. and by other half, i mean my husband, not my cupcake belly :)

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  6. You sparkle Silly girl. Reading your blog gets me all "giggly joyous" too. Too cute. I love it. Hope you don't mind, I'm tagging along. Congrats on your wonderful SITS day.

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    1. mind? oh, the more the merrier! tag! now YOU'RE it.

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  7. Oh my goodness! What a sweet post - and not just because of the cupcakes! I really enjoyed the read. Off to see some of your other posts....

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    1. luci, i see you are a health and fitness gal. please don't judge my everlasting sweet tooth. i could learn a thing or two or five from you!

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  8. I loved reading the story of how you got started blogging! Happy SITS Day!

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  9. Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it's a great day for you.

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  10. Big congrats on your SITS Day! I love the salt and pepper pic, and you've already inspired me to get silly today! :)

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  11. Happy, happy SITS day to you! :)))) By the way, my sister used to call me "silly purple nanny" when we were little because my favorite color was purple.

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    1. silly purple nanny! i love it. when i was a nanny, i was called "cissa" cuz he couldn't pronounce priscilla. but silly pink nanny would've worked too for me!

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  12. Happy SITS day - love your ideas... your blog is gorgeous and I love your naming convention! I too dreamed of being a copywriter but real life got a hold of me! Love reading about your journey thanks for sharing!

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  13. Happy SITs day from another military wife!!

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  14. Thx for sharing your blog today! Off to explore some more!

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  15. Happy SITS Day to you!

    Those cupcakes look amazing. And I'm also a military wife :)

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  16. Happy SITS day! I love reading about how people got started with their blogs so thank you for sharing.

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  17. Happy SITS day. Looking forward to poking around your place a bit.
    I know the giddy? yup! feeling well!

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  18. This post just made me so happy haha. Especially the first pictures. You are adorable. Thanks for this. Now I've GOT to go through the entirety of your blog.

    Lesley
    http://byporchlight.blogspot.com

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  19. Happy SITS day!! Love your blog!

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  20. Happy SITS Day! I love cupcakes and will have one today in your honor!!!LOL

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  21. Happy SITS day! I would love to read more about your experience self-publishing your children's books. Have you ever considered blogging about it?

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  22. Congrats on being the featured the featured blogger. Your blog is really great!

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  23. Happy SITS day! You've brought a smile to my face this morning - I needed that. Your doggies are so cute! Love the previous post with their pictures. And I really loved your honest description of cleaning your office - moving the piles from one place to another - that's me!!!

    Your silly design work is great and your words are fun, fun, fun. Keep it up!

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  24. Congrats on your SITS day!! You seem like an all-around kind of gal, like me. I think I'm gonna hang around here. :)

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  25. Cupcake? Don't mind if I do! Love your little blog. Congrats on your SITS day!

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  26. Congratulations on your SITS day! Those cupcakes look delicious!

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  27. Happy Sits day...Love your sense of humor (and style!) Looking forward to more reads.

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  28. Happy SITS day to you! Your enthusiasm is catching!

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  29. Congrats! Love the look of your blog and your voice!

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  30. Happy SITS day! You made me smile through this post; can't wait to read a few more!

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  31. Happy SITs Day! Look forward to reading your blog! ;)

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  32. Ahhhh, you make me grin! And I must say, I just love your pic of you hugging your HK cake...I'm still smiling from seeing the silly joy in your face :)
    Happy SITS day!

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  33. So very happy to have landed here today. You are an absolute delight. In addition to this, I loved reading about your bestie (we all need someone like this in our life!) and the relationship you have with your hubby. I think 10 years of marriage together is pretty spectacular and you look very much in love :) Beautiful.

    Happy, happy SITS day. Enjoy every comment, every cupcake, and every moment in the spotlight. You deserve it! Can't wait to poke around a bit and get to you know you a bit better.

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  34. Happy SITS day! Yes, "Father does know best." :) I adore my dad...and he is full of rich wisdom too.

    Sounds like you've embraced life's changes...instead of fighting them. You go girl!

    Happy Blogging and keep creating!

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  35. YOU make me laugh! LOVE the Salt n Peppa--HILARIOUS! I am so happy for you on your SITS day achievement and even happier for me because that is how I found you!

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  36. What a terrific, FUN, beautiful blog! Happy SITS Day,and I can't wait to hang around a little more and READ! :)

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  37. Happy SITS Day!!! What a fun place to hang out.

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  38. Stopping by from SITS - congrats on your SITS day! This is probably the most cheerful blog post I've ever read! I especially like that cake picture. Pure joy.

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  39. Happy SITSday! Man, now you've got me craving cupcakes. :(

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  40. Happy SITS Day! Sure you are creative. Since you have a passion/skills for writing and designing, you have an upper advantage!

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  41. YAY! Happy SITS day! So very nice to meet you. I look forward to checking out your blog and learning more about you.

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  42. Congrats on your SITS day!
    I'm so glad you were able to reignite your passion for your creative side.
    I'm just starting to find mine.

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  43. Congrats on your SITS Day! Best wishes to you! :)

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  44. Congrats on your SITS day. I love the Salt and Pepper costume. That's a good one;)

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  45. Happy SITs Day! I love your blog and your style, very refreshing! I will be back :)

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  46. I love your branding and your fun whimsical sense of self! I especially love the comment you made about "who really gets your cupcakes?!" That made me giggle and smile!

    I'm a fellow military spouse and I am always so excited to meet other women who blog and get uprooted every so many years just like me! Glad to have found your fun blog!

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