Saturday, March 26, 2011

My Lucky Day??? You bet!

Yesterday was just amazing. In fact, I'm remembering March 25 next year to see just how it goes. Do you know that, three years ago, I learned I was pregnant with Little Guy? Last year, I received my tax return on March 25 (I had to go check in my files to be sure!) And yesterday, I had four really great, out-of-the-ordinary things happen to me.

First, when I checked my emails, I saw that the Umi shoes I had managed to win from Cincinnati Coupons were on their way! I love these shoes and know that there is no way I could (or would, for that matter) pay $60 for a pair of sandals for a little one who will outgrow them in one season. Heck, I can't justify buying myself a pair of sandals that I'll wear for years for more than $15! But Umi is a company that really is worth the extra money, if you can afford it. They're shoes are made in an environmentally-friendly way (from the leather processing to putting them into the boxes) and they're biodegradable when they've lost their usefulness. Plus, it's really hard to find good sandals for toddlers. We didn't even have any for him last year. All I could find were crappy plastic ones or flip-flops. Yeah, can you imagine a little one, just learning to walk, trying to navigate a sidewalk in those things?!

Here's what I picked for Little Guy:
Racer in Black


I jumped over to check out my Facebook pages. After going through all of my personal page stuff, I hopped over to my FB blog page and was greeted with this:
Hi McCrenshaw! You are on my list to get a Stylish Blogger Award :)

What?! No way! My first blog award - ever!!! Look for my post "receiving" my award later today!


I got another award later that afternoon!
Hop over to my blog - there's an award waiting! :-)
Yep! another one. Yeah, there'll be ANOTHER post for this one later.


My first giveaway ended last night for the stickers from Sticker You. I was amazed to have received exactly 200 entries. I had only 79 entries on Wednesday and, thanks to Airplanes and Dragonflies, Tight Wad in Utah, and Mommy D's Kitchen, those more than doubled in two days!

All of these great things happened thanks to the great blogging community I've become a part of. I was so apprehensive about starting this blog a few months ago. That one big question hung over my head for the first month - What if no one reads my stuff? Well, I decided to just write my thoughts and if anyone liked it, so be it, If not, at least I had an outlet for all of these ideas I have, right? And now there are like-minded people actually reading my stuff and I've found some great blogs that I love to read, too!


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Isnt is scarry to think of all time you take to write posts, that no one may even read :(

Melissa + Tiffany @ Home Grown Families said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Alicia!!
I can't believe you remember the day you found out you were pregnant... :) I can barely remember my kids names...
Congrats on the Umi shoes win!! I LOVE winning giveaways!!

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@Melissa Tiffany @ Home Grown Families
LOL - I rememer it because it was exactly one week after I quit my terrible job. I had stormed out in a rage! I attributed it to really bad PMS since I was a week late. Well, I picked up my last paycheck a week later (Mar. 25) and still had not started. I decided to buy a test while I still had money and there you have it! :D

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awesome... congrats