Good Luck, Bad Luck

Let's be honest: luck's probably got nothin' to do with it. However, I've had quite my fair share of extremes in the luck department during the last few weeks. And I mean extremes.


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Good Luck:

I won a blog giveaway.
Not just one, actually.
Not even two.
But THREE.

I don't go around entering giveaways that frequently. Actually...hardly ever. They typically involve a whole series of entries for Facebooking and Tweeting and Pinning and Hearting and all the other Gerund-ings about the giveaway, and it drives me crazy. But when my two most favorite creative artsy blogs offered giveaways where the entry was a simple comment? No brainer. I typically comment on their incredibly talented posts anyway.

Lo & behold... it paid off! I won the letterLAB giveaway by Lori Vliegen at Elvie Studio:


and now have full access to an online class (a $40 value!) that teaches this gorgeous cursive handwriting.
So pumped about everything I'm learning :)

(ps: check out Lori's post from today -- her Pottery Barn-inspired art journal is amazinggg!)

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I also won the rubber stamp pack giveaway by Stephanie Ackerman at Homegrown Hospitality. Stephanie designs the most adorable stamps & just released a bunch of new ones in time for Thanksgiving/Christmas!

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THEN, in honor of the Marine Corps' birthday, another blog had a week long celebration/link-up. My USMC birthday post was completely independent of the "birthday bash," but once I discovered it, I linked up... and won a nametape bracelet :)


I'm telling you: so much good luck.


Until...

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Bad Luck:

I got food poisoning last week.
It was absolutely disgusting.
I'm talking completely-unable-to-get-out-of-bed, thank-God-for-trashcans disgusting.
(I'll spare you the rest of the details -- you're welcome.)

Then, since my immune system fought so hard to get rid of the food poisoning, it decided to take a vacation.
As in... stop functioning completely.
I have been permanently stuffy/achy/bleh-feeling ever since.


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Good Luck:

I received a gift card for my birthday that I just used to finally purchase my own set of micron pens!

(Aren't they the prettiest things you've ever seen?)

I got six black ones, with tips varying from .2mm to .5mm, & I'm feeling totally inspired to be creative.


(some yet-to-be-posted creativity from the past few months...)


Goodness, I love brand new art pens.

And my brand new (on their way) stamps.

And brand new crafty ideas...


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Bad Luck:

Last night, I compiled together all of my syllabi & and realized that between all of my classes, I have FIFTEEN papers left to write before the end of the semester. This is not a joke. Fifteen. 15. A one and a five. Reflection papers, research papers, journalism papers, I hate my life papers...

Sadly, that means no time for fun with micron pens. Or fun with anything, period.
Just lots and lots and lots of writing.

Womp.


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Good Luck:

(I had to end it on a positive note.)

Laura & I went out for Cookout a few nights ago, and they completely messed up our order.

BUT they fixed everything AND let us keep all of the food they gave us by mistake.


A hamburger, fries, a corndog, a mustard relish hotdog, chicken strips, 2 sides of chicken nuggets, hushpuppies, a cappuccino milkshake & a mint oreo milkshake... all for $11.00. I cannot remember the last time I laughed so hard :)

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Here's to hoping your week has more good luck than bad!




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