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July 16, 2012

Letters to myself: Letter # 1




Dear Stella,

Wondering why you never get anything right anymore? Wondering why everything you do turns out not the way it should? Wondering why you're so afraid of the world?

You lack time alone. You lack time, in general. You never have time to listen, to pray, or to even to feel the wind and figure out how cold it is. You're a perfectionist right now, you stress yourself too easily. You occupy yourself with your perfectionist ways of having to please the whole world. And you forget. You forget about the sweet taste of your unknown favorite ice cream flavor, the songs of Charlotte Church, your favorite scents: lavender, the ocean and spearmint. You forget that there actually is some happy out there, and all it takes is the time to find it.

A little tip from the girl that has been and gone through you? Sing more. Go on a picnic. Start a blog. Get rid of your guilt pleasures. Stop regretting. Learn to accept the fact that you can't please anyone. Learn. Learn. Learn. Learn that this world you are afraid of has a good side, too. Stop pretending to forget that it does {you know it does} and start looking for it. You're only twelve years old once, and you're too young to live under the cold cobblestone roof of fear.                                                                                                                      From, Stella.

July 13, 2012

Congratulations!!!

First off, I'd like to welcome my new readers!! Welcome to my blog!







The winner of the $75 Gift Card giveaway from Shabby Apple is Mary Kate Anthony - with entry # 312, chosen RANDOMLY by Raffle Copter from 1,331 entries! Congrtulations, Mary Kate! Expect an email from myself and Shabby apple very soon! A big thank you, also, to those who participated this awesome sponsored giveaway, and I promise this won't be the the last one! ;) -cough if you own an store, cough online or not, cough let's talk! cough I am open to sponsorships!


Sorry for not updating too much! Tonight, I will have my first Dear Stella post and I will make up for my "I love Fridays" post on Sunday. I haven't been updating because this December, something new is coming out here, I can't wait to tell you all and show you all! I am preparing for it at the moment. :) I won't give out hints or anything - it's going to be one big mystery!


And yes! The big question of the morning! :) We finally have a second post box {that doesn't use our personal address, but an office instead} and it would be so cool to have a snail mailing penpal! We'll have so much fun just sending each other letters and trinkets and things. It would be so nice to keep up with bloggers when school comes around.

That's about it for today!! Congratulations again to Mary Kate!!! :)

July 4, 2012

Shabby Apple Gift Card Giveaway!


Hey everybody, great news!! You, my dear reader, have been given the chance to win a

$75 GIFT CARD 

from one of my favorite online boutiques SHABBY APPLE! Yep, you read that right! Seventy-five dollars! Isn't that that a dainty summer treat? Now if you're unfamiliar about it, Shabby Apple is an online shop that sells some high quality, vintage inspired and cute clothes!!! Their dresses are the most adorable. {Like really - super.}

See what I mean? These totally make you look so classy! And in a way, everyone's a winner because Shabby Apple was so kind to give all of you guys a free code to shop with 10% off your bill! If you're ready to shop, here's the code you can use:

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Giveaway Requirements

1. You must have a USA shipping address to enter.
(Sorry to those who don't, especially my blogger friends!)

2. You should be a reader of my blog!

3. The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter.

4. The winner will be personally emailed by me not after 48 hours after the giveaway ends

(Thank the Lord for this free and efficient widget - Rafflecopter! No more obsessive and tiring commenting!)


GO GO GO!!! $75, girls!! Don't miss the chance! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Have a lovely week!

July 1, 2012

new blog design + new things to blog about



Hey all! How has your week been? I can't believe it's the first of July, and I've only got a MONTH of summer left! I better accomplish my summer list before August first ;) 

Honestly, I've already done some of the stuff on it, I just seem to never have the time to blog about them...I know, the idea of summer and "not enough time" totally contradict and DO NOT blend well together. Haha, oh dear. Anyways, It's been about two weeks since you've seen my blog changing, and I am happy to say that I have accomplished the new blog design and I'd love to now what you guys think of it! 



Alrightie, I've received tons of messages going all: "Update your blog more often...I wanna see more posts...new posts please..." and the like and no, they weren't driving me crazy - they motivated me to think of solutions to lessen those messages! (Oh the irony.)

 I thought that maybe I should add features on my blog since I haven't been able to think of too much to blog about besides my current Summer List and photos that I take on a daily basis. Yesiree, ladies and gents (if there are, any) - I decided to add two new features on my blog :)

I was inspired by Melissa Blake at "So about what I said" on how she would write letters to her future husband. I decided that I'd love to do the same thing except I'd write to myself instead :)

















Kinda clever for a title, right? I mean, who doesn't love Fridays?? Haha, anyways a lot of bloggers have been posting about their top five or ten favorites from the web or from stores. I was inspired the other day while I was reading the IT list page from Teen Vouge. I decided to do my very own top ten / top five lists of wants that I would make a collage of, talk about {admire and drool, actually} and be inspired by every Friday. 

Yes, I will be posting tomorrow! Heads up, really cool sponsored giveaway coming this month for those with U.S shipping addresses! So excited :)

 And so that this post holds potential, I do not only open it with a photo taken by me, but I will close it with one as well..



Have a lovely Sunday!

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