Giveaway Winner and Thursday Confessional

Thursday, December 15, 2011

First of all, I wanted to send a sweet congrats to Lauren over at This Young Life, This Young Love, who is the winner of the giveaway, brought to you by my newest sponsor: Rachel Claire Collection. Lauren, please send me your email address so I can get you connected with Rachel to claim your winnings! Thanks to everyone for participating, too.

And for other weekly updates/confessions:
I confess that I may or may not be able to focus at work today since we leave for the Big Apple,  bright and early tomorrow morning. Take 7 of my most favorite people and put all of us in the bustling city of Manhattan and there is no telling what we're going to get in to! Loads of snapshots to come upon our return, I promise you that.

I confess I might have a slight shopping problem--sure, people have their "hobbies". So what if mine involves collecting things for my closet? I'm not a big "stuff" person and I can't say I'll ever be a collector because I can't stand clutter, but at least I am a savvy shopper. I'll just continue to live by Ms. Bradshaw's motto:
I confess I am a "traditionalist" as Mom calls it. I am all for keeping with family traditions and things that matter to us, especailly during the holidays. One of my most treasured Christmas traditions is candlelight service on Christmas Eve...such a special time dedicated to worshipping Him, which is what this season is all about.
I confess I sometimes struggle with selfishness--though I blame it on only child syndrome--haha. I ask God to help me with this often as it's hard for me to put myself in other people's shoes and freely give when I feel like we work so hard for the things we do have, though it does feel good to help others in need, especially during this time of the year. Thank heavens I have Jeff to help me with some of my struggles.
I confess with the release of the Screen Actor's Guild and the Golden Globe nominations, I can't help but get excited to think about how award season is fast approaching...bring on all the Hollywood glamour with gorgeous gowns, accessories, hair, and bling.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend...I'll be back Monday with all sorts of fun to share from our big trip--and it will officially mark the week of Christmas so get excited!! OXOX

- 12 Comments

  1. I'm excited for awards season too!! I hope you have SOO much fun in NYC!! Can't wait to see pictures! :)

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  2. I adore New York!! Have a blast! Please eat lots of good for me!

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  3. So important to keep the reason for Christmas at the center of the season!

    Congratulations to Lauren!

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  4. Have SO much fun and take way TOO many pictures :) Can't wait to "see" all of the fun you ladies will have!

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  5. Have a wonderful time in New York, lady! Love the fast-paced, city life. And you're not alone in the shopping problem ;) a girl must look good all the time! xo.

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  6. So jealous your going to New York city! Have fun, can't wait to see pics!

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  7. NYC will be so much fun! Enjoy! Can't wait to see your pics!

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  8. Have so much fun with your friends in the Big Apple!!! You will owe blog land an amazing recap!

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  9. I hope you have a great time in New York! I've always wanted to go there and see the huge Christmas tree!
    xo

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  10. SO jealous that you're going to NY!! Totally a bucket list item for me is going at Christmas time. Until I get there, I'll live vicariously throuh your blog! :)

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  11. What a fun trip to take! Have a blast!

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