What Are You Grateful For?

July 30, 2014

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So, yet again I planned to post about our Swedish friends visit to America, and I’ve failed.  I got the pictures off my camera at work and emailed them to myself.  I got home to realize I only attached one picture.  ONE PICTURE. And it was of flowers I saw outside.  I was going to use the photo anyway for this post but when I went to edit it I noticed the flowers were fake.  I took pictures of flowers outside…that weren’t real…  Sigh.

Lucky for you guys I read Alli’s post about Ember Grey’s Grateful Heart linkup.  Seeing as I had no post and I’m all about being positive, looks like I’m joining in on the fun!

What are you grateful for

My husband.

This a corny but obvious numero uno.  I mean, we’ve been married almost three months, it’s still reasonable to be cute and gross.  To sum it up quick: I love him, he makes my day sunshiney, the rest of my life is going to much more awesome and exciting because he’s in it.

My dog.

If you’ve read my blog or looked at my Instagram, you’re probably surprised Gatsby wasn’t number one.  He would be but Carl will probably read this at some point and would give me grief about it.  Love you honey!

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We can finally pay bills without stress.

These past twoish years Carl and I have scraped by to make ends meet.  We’ve worked multiple jobs, sold plasma, cried, gotten help from parents and stressed to no end.  This past month there finally was an end.  We finally have money going into savings and don’t have to worry if our next paycheck will be enough to cover rent.

I have a job I love.

It took me a long time to finally have a real job.  Since graduating college I’ve had 5 jobs, none of which actually paid my bills.  Now I have a job that pays my bills AND I enjoy it.  I get to craft, blog, film videos, learn things, take vacations, not hide my tattoos and have my boss tell me dying my hair lilac would be a great idea.  It’s AMAZING.  I knew one day everything would be ok, but finally reaching that point is such a gratifying relief.

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Sharknado 2 premiered tonight.

I’m not even kidding.  I’m somewhat live tweeting it, that’s how not ashamed I am.  I even downloaded the Sharknado app they just released.  I’m not so into I would invest more the $1 we spent at Redbox to watch the first one, but either way I’m highly entertained.

Sharknado app

Taking the time to remind yourself of the things you’re grateful for does make your heart smile.

What are you grateful for?
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Don’t Try So Hard

July 28, 2014

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Happy Monday! It’s been a doozy of a week, with lots of work, traveling and extra to-do’s added to the never ending list.  I went on vacation over the weekend but it doesn’t quite feel like it.  Carl and I visited Beaufort and spent time with my family.  We had a delicious Lowcountry Broil and Carl learned he shouldn’t drive a golf cart.  Also, does your town’s parades have tractors? Because ours does.

One thing I didn’t do over the weekend was catch up on the 200+ blogs I need to read, but I was lucky enough to come across the Treasure Tromp’s announcement for the Don’t Try So Hard linkup.  Have you seen Colbie Callait’s new video? Most likely yes.  (If not go here.)  The purpose of the linkup is to share a selfie without all the prep work and remind ourselves that we’re beautiful without having to put on all that makeup.

No makeup selfies are not my favorite thing, but I rolled out of bed on Sunday morning after a late night out with the siblings and sucked it up.

I took the selfie.  (It was a bit terrifying.)

Don't Try So Hard-No Makeup Selfie

Loving my face isn’t my strongest skill.  There was a time I wouldn’t leave the house if I didn’t have makeup on.  Bad acne doesn’t exactly make a girl feel beautiful.  If for some rare reason I did go makeup free I would spend the whole time scared I would see someone I knew.  I mean, I have actually scared myself by catching a reflection of my face in a window.  It happened one morning and all I saw was this scary pale thing out of the corner of my eye.  It was a bit depressing.

Finally at 23 I got serious about clearing up my skin and it gave me a newfound confidence.  Thank you Acutane.  (Seriously, break out free going on 3 years.) But the truth is, I was pretty before I had clear skin.  There were qualities I loved (and still love) about myself.  One “negative” doesn’t cancel out the positives.  I’m beautiful, and whether you believe it or not, you are too.  In fact, you’re pretty damn sexy.

What I like about myself.

My tear drop freckles.  Being a ginger, I of course have freckles, but two of them are better than the rest.  They are darker and located right under my left eye.  I’ve literally been asked by people if they were tear drop tattoos.  If you don’t know, a tear drop tattoo is supposed to represent a person you’ve killed.  So yes, people have wondered if I’ve straight up murdered some mo fo’s……and I kinda like it.  I’m little, so I don’t blame people for not noticing, but I’m pretty badass.  I like that for a brief second a person thinks, “holy hell that chick has killed two people AND THEN GOT THE FACE TATS TO PROVE IT.”

My red hair.  People pay a lot of money to get great (fake) red hair, and when I start to go gray, I will too.  But until then I’m an all natural ginger.  I have wanted to dye my hair some crazy color before, but I just can’t see myself as anything but a redhead.  It suits my personality.

My unusual eye color.  I don’t really know what color I’m supposed to say my eyes are.  I usually go with hazel because I feel that’s what you call eyes that aren’t brown, blue or green.  They change based on what I’m wearing, but generally always are close to the color of my hair.  However, I can’t put “red” down as my eye color, that would just scare people.

The more I think about it the more things I find I love about myself.  I feel like listing them all would just be a bit conceited, which I also feel like is another reason women don’t want to acknowledge what makes them beautiful.  But that’s a post for another day.

Don’t worry about being conceited, tell me what you love about yourself. 
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Social Saturday #7

July 26, 2014

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Happy Saturday everyone! I’m glad to make it to today because it means I’m finally relaxing back home in Beaufort.  This week was a doozy.  To say there were some negatives would be an understatement.  To sum it up, Carl’s tire flew off while he was driving.  Like literally flew off his car.  That’s how the week started and it’s been quite the roller coaster since.  (I just struggled embarassingly hard to spell roller coaster, I still don’t think that’s right.)  Hopefully things have calmed down.

Don’t forget there’s now a sponsorship spot for Social Saturdays! AND if you use promo code SocialSaturday you get 20% off the spot.  The sponsorship includes an interview style feature on a Social Saturday as well as a sidebar ad, social media love, AND membership to the private Winnderful Blogger’s Facebook group. SAY WHA?!? Yes. It’s pretty awesome. Sponsored Social Saturdays will kick off in August, so don’t miss out!

Without further ado, It’s time for this week’s Social Saturday linkup. The rebel of all the link ups.  The purpose is to meet new bloggers and get some blog love, so go right ahead and comment on all the the links if you like, I’m not here to judge.  If you feel compelled to, you can link back to here or share a tweet or something. There’s no harm in spreading the word about this linkup.

My only request is that you link up real posts, not giveaways or only sponsored content. The point is to get know each other’s blogs, not get free promotion for your giveaway or sponsored post.  I understand sometimes those posts need the extra exposure, but just be mindful and don’t take advantage of the linkup.

Let the friend making begin! (And the comments be ever in your favor)

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The Man Behind The Blog: Meet Carl

July 22, 2014

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So it’s pretty clear the internet has been out to get me these past couple days.  I’ve had this post in the drafts for awhile because I couldn’t add photos.  Well, today it has a photo! I might have missed Weekly Wishes, but today you get to meet Carl!  I got the questions from Amanda at Notes From A Newlywed, she did this post a while ago and it was hilarious.  I’ve been saving it up for a rainy day (or no internet day I guess).

Meet Carl-the man behind Something Winnderful

Me: What is the name of my blog?
Him: I don’t know. Just kidding. Something Winnderful!………You’re writing exactly what I say?! You butt.

Me: What do I typically write about?
Him: *snort*laugh* uhm….God. Food? And Gatsy. And things people shouldn’t do in certain scenario’s.

Me: Anything else?

Him: *panicface* Healthy living….and setting goals for yourself! And asking questions of other people, like “what would you like to do in this scenario?”

Me: What’s a popular fashion item for women right now?
Him: What do you mean, like article of clothing or accessory?

Me: Either

Him: Uhm. Like among college bitches or the real world? (I laugh) I’m serious.

Me: At this point anything.

Him: Uhm. (mumbles) Something popular.

Me: We’re moving on, this is taking too long.

Me: Why do women go to the bathroom together?
Him: To gossip. And share secrets about how weird they really are, they just don’t want to tell anybody.

Me: What do you know about Pinterest?
Him: I know you’re obsessed with it and you color coordinated it and it’s a bunch of stuff where you look at picture and “pin” them. And that’s it’s secretly created by a man so that women will learn how to cook, clean, and stay in shape.

Me: If you could have any job what would it be?
Him: Hmm…probably like, international, like, travel reviewer. You know? Where I like travel the world and write about how good everything was there and get paid to do it.

Me: What about me?
Him: Having the world’s most successful blog and maybe a non proft organization.

Me: What’s the best place to shop for women?
Him: Women, or my woman?

Me: Uh, both.

Him: Time out, you really want me to say it?

Me: Idk, answer and we’ll see.

Him: I was gonna and say AdamandEve.com for you and just the mall for other women.

Me: What does YOLO stand for?
Him: Friendship.

Me: YOLO stands for friendshp?

Him: What? Oh YOLO? I thought you said Yellow. YOLO is you only live once.

Me: What about OOTD?
Him: I’ve only known this two weeks, but outfit of the day!

Me: What is our favorite thing to do together?
Him: MarioKart/Eat

Me: What do I do when I’m home alone?
Him: Phh..oh God…play on your computer for hours, make Gatsby love you more than me and sleep, because I work nights.

Me: And what do you do when you’re home alone?
Him: BAhahha uhhh wow. Watch tv. Play on the computer. Sleep. Eat a lot of snacks.

Me: What is my favorite activity?
Him: Sleeping, haha. Ok, maybe not your favorite, but your most crucial. Getting out of this house probably. Hiking!

Me: What do women keep in their purse?
Him: Everything.

Me: What’s my favorite accessory?
Him: (Looks at me) I would say your earrings. And your damn wedding ring haha.

Me: What celebrity would you let me have a free pass with?
Him: Can I watch?

Me: Eh, that depends.

Him: On what?

Me: I don’t know. Just answer.

Him: If yes, then Emma Watson, if no, then I guess whoever your favorite is.

Me: That would be, hmm, probably Joseph Gordon Levitt.

Him: Joseph Gordon Levitt? Really?

Me: Yeah. Oooh or Ryan Reynolds.

Him: You don’t think he’s too much of a douche?

Me: No, I don’t think he is. He seems nice. And funny. And ripped.

Him: And obsessed with his own body, he would check himself out more than you.

Me: What celebrity would you like to have a free pass with?
Him: First off we’ve agreed I get more than one, and you already know.

Me: Emma Watson and Emma Stone?

Him: You know it.

Me: What’s an acceptable amount to spend on a makeup item?
Him: Pfft oh God. $10.

Me: What’s an acceptable amount to spend on a dress?
Him: $60

Me: What is your favorite trait about me, not physical?
Him: Your….(really long pause)….uhhhh…I’m trying to think of the word. Patience! Your patience with me.

Me: You had to think reeeeallly hard about that.

Him: Well, just because I thought of so many so I couldn’t pick one and then I thought about how to put up with me when I’m having a bad day and when I’m messing with you.

Me: Okay honey.

Me: What’s my favorite TV show?
Him: Uhm. South Park/anything on HGTV. Which is why I love you.

Me: Who is a current celebrity “it” couple?   
Him: I don’t wanna say…..ha.

Me: You gotta answer.

Him: Shoot me in the face. Sigh. Kanye and Kim, Kimye!

Me: Anything else you’d like to say?
Him: I love you and even though I tease you a lot and correct your grammar, I’m really proud of everything you do on your blog. I’m also really happy I’m going to be on it!

Me: Now you’re just sucking up to my readers.

Him: No I’m not.

Me: Ok honey.

Well…that’s my man haha.
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Social Saturday #6

July 19, 2014

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Happy Saturday everyone! Enjoying the weekend?  Carl and I planned to go camping but it’s been raining since yesterday so we had to improvise.  Who says rains has to stop you from camping?  Right now I’m typing this post in my sister’s driveway so I can steal her internet because ours has been out since yesterday.  (It’s really enhanced our indoor camping experience.)  It’s a bit of a desperate measure, but today’s post is too important to skip.

Today is not only Social Saturday, but I have an announcement! I’m now offering a sponsorship spot for Social Saturdays! AND if you use promo code SocialSaturday you get 20% off the spot.  The sponsorship includes an interview style feature on a Social Saturday as well as a sidebar ad, social media love, AND membership to the private Winnderful Blogger’s Facebook group. SAY WHA?!? Yes. It’s pretty awesome.  I did a mini announcement for the spot yesterday and they are already filling, so go claim yours!

Without further ado, It’s time for this week’s Social Saturday linkup. The rebel of all the link ups.  The purpose is to meet new bloggers and get some blog love, so go right ahead and comment on all the the links if you like, I’m not here to judge.  If you feel compelled to, you can link back to here or share a tweet or something. There’s no harm in spreading the word about this linkup.

My only request is that you link up real posts, not giveaways or only sponsored content. The point is to get know each other’s blogs, not get free promotion for your giveaway or sponsored post.  I understand sometimes those posts need the extra exposure, but just be mindful and don’t take advantage of the linkup.

Let the friend making begin! (And the comments be ever in your favor)

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