February 13, 2012

I Choose Happiness (and a GIVEAWAY)!!

I just wanted to take a quick minute and talk a little bit about choices (it's about to get serious, people).

Recently, it has come to my attention, that some of my "friends" have been talking negatively about me behind my back (gasp!). I used to be one of those girls...but that was A LONG TIME AGO. I grew up, I grew out of that phase of talking badly about people...just to make myself feel better. The reality of it now is, that I just don't HAVE TIME to waste talking horribly about someone. I have no time to waste CRITICIZING people. The truth is, no one should.

However, I have made an effort in my life to choose to be happy...to choose to be happy for others.

Yes, there may be times when I think for a minute about how I might be jealous of someone else, or what someone else is doing, or how they seem to "have it all," but I don't let myself dwell on it. I have made a conscious CHOICE to be happy with what I have. What good does it do me to whine about what I don't have? Because, when you look at what you DO HAVE, life is pretty dang amazing. My Mom always says, "It could always be worse." And she is absolutely right.

So here is to all of you who make a CHOICE to be happy, to CHOOSE joy, and to be truly HAPPY for other people. My friends that are my TRUE FRIENDS are always genuinely happy for me and what I have and vice versa. I always want to look at life HALF FULL!!!

I have a saying on my mirror that reads...
"HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE, AND I CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY"

I hope you decide to CHOOSE HAPPINESS, my friends!! It's soooo much better :)

Ok, I'm getting down from my soapbox now :)


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So...to show my gratitude to all of you AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL, HONEST, HAPPY PEOPLE...I am paying it forward (in a really small way :)!

My gorgeous (and very long-time) friend Kami, has graciously decided to give away one item (you can pick ANYTHING) from her Etsy shop, SEVENTH STUDIO!!!
***except the two bouquets***


Some of my favorite things from her shop:
These colors of this brooch pin are so gorgeous together!
Love this rosette headband!
How cute is this!?
To Enter (The Fine Print):
**REQUIRED
1. You MUST be a follower of my blog (you can join over there if you aren't ---------->)
2. Visit Kami's Seventh Studio Shop here and leave a comment telling me the one thing you would like to win from her shop!

(for additional entries...LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH!)
1. Follow me on Twitter here
2. Follow me on BlogLovin' here
3. Tell me one nice thing you did today
4. "Like" Seventh Studio on Facebook here

The Giveaway is open until Monday, February 20 at Noon (MST)!



PS..I am linking up today with cute Heather over at Finding Beauty in the Ordinary (love her oodles) for her "CUP 1/2 FULL" link-up party! Come join in! Share something amazing, inspiring, or beautiful!! How do YOU look at life?
FindingBeautyintheOrdinary.com



Oh, and of course, I hope you have a...
BEAUTIFUL, LOVELY, and SWEET VALENTINES DAY TOMORROW! 


Jenna, The Wife Pin It

56 comments:

  1. ooh you are so right happiness is a choice! i need to remember that all day long. what a great giveaway. i follow your blog and my favorite item in her shop is the Fabric Flower Brooch Pin Navy Green Raspberry, love the jewel tones of the brooch!

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  2. I follow you :) And I would get the fabric rosette headband in that creme color- too cute!

    And let me just say... Girl y ou just took the words out of my mouth. Although I have been hesitate to say that stuff about my "friends" on my blog because I know they read it =/

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  3. A nice thing I did today- my co worker is doing a scale back challenge, and she weighed in today and lost 3lbs, and so we celebrated in the break room :)

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  4. I'm a follower and I love the rolled rosette headband

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  5. Hey doll :)
    i am so happy you made the right choice
    TO BE HAPPY!
    don't ever get down to their level ♥

    I follow you

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  6. I would love to win the:
    Rolled Rosette Headband Champagne Cream

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  7. A nice thing i did today: I finally made myself a healthy breakfast and a healthy lunch to finally
    get my diet going on ♥ I am very motivated

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  8. I follow you and I am fairly certain I NEED her red white and blue rosette headband!

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  9. I woke my sweetie up this morning !! Is that nice?

    My email is auniesauce (at) gmail.com

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  10. I don't like two faced ladies! They make me mad. Hopefully you can see past their negativity into your beautiful happy life.

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  11. Awww what a great post! I have a friend at work just getting on the fitness wagon - she has done this many times before and never stuck at it. I COULD say "you'll never stick at it this time" but what good would that do? I CHOOSE to support her and give her high-5s and lots of cheering for every little step. It makes us both feel great. Why would anyone want to be negative? How depressing! Keep up your sunny outlook! xxx

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  12. I just love you! Haters gonna hate. Don't let them bring you down! I too have been dealing with friends who don't really understand the blog world so that's why they talk about me. Whatever. I'm choosing to be happy and positive! ;) And I like all of her brooches! I have no clue how to wear the headband and flowers in my hair! haha. And you already know I'm a follower love!

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  13. And I am already following you on twitter!

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  14. And I am now following you on bloglovin!

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  15. I follow your blog and love it :) And you :)

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  16. I visited her shop and I think that this girl's felt flower broaches are so cute! I love the Red with the grey center too! It would look adorable on a cardigan.

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  17. I already follow you on twitter :) yay me

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  18. Annd I now follow you on bloglovin'

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  19. This is soooo true! It definitely takes a real effort to be positive sometimes when all you want to do is be negative towards the people being negative to you! Thanks for the great reminder - something I need to keep improving on :)

    In regards to the giveaway, {wow what a beautiful etsy shop!!} I would choose the Lavender Rosette Headband {http://www.etsy.com/listing/69977433/fabric-rosette-headband-lavender-plum}

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  20. I'm following you on twitter :)

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  21. ooh.. the nice one is a toughie. I unfortunately don't feel like I've been very nice today since I've been in pain and complaining about it non-stop to my husband all day... but I did write him a love note on my blog, which I guess was nice but was written almost as an apology for all that he has had to put up with!

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  22. Today I made Valentine's treats with my daughter {http://www.discovercreatelive.com/2012/02/graphic-monday-valentines-treat-bag.html}

    Can't wait to distribute them!

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  23. Aaaan I liked Seventh Studio

    Thanks for introducing them!

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  24. I'd definitely go for the Fabric Rosette Headband Pink. Super cute a universal!

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  25. I'm nice every day ;), but today I surprised my honey with breakfast

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  26. I've been a "liker" of seventh studio on facebook for a while now :)

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  27. I am going through the same thing with some 'friends'! Why can't people just say what they have on their minds to our face? That way it's out there and it doesn't hurt SO much.

    Anyhow, I visited her shop and I would LOVE the Rosette Gold, Green and Raspberry headband!

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  28. I have liked Seventh Studio on Facebook for months! Love it!!

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  29. Today it was snowing (finally) and on the way in to work, I held the door for TONS of people so they could get inside quickly!

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  30. Completely agree with ya on the "Happiness is a choice!" I have lost a few friends because of things you were talking about. Sometimes it's going to be better for you to just let go. :)

    Love your blog! :)

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  31. happiness truly is a choice! love this post.

    have a great week!

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  32. Well said. You're a beautiful person inside and out!~

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  33. I don't see how ANYONE could talk about you like that...you are just the sweetest girl! :)

    Fun giveaway..I like the Wool Felt Dalhia Flower Grey!

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  34. I don't see how ANYONE could talk about you like that...you are just the sweetest girl! :)

    Fun giveaway..I like the Wool Felt Dalhia Flower Grey!

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  35. That's funny cause in church yesterday our lesson was on choosing how you feel! I choose happiness too!!!

    I love the Coral Felt Flower.. so cute!
    I just recently became a follower of your blog, love it.

    Allyssa
    breakfastatthezemkes.blogspot.com

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  36. Good for you for choosing happiness girlfriend. You just let what those people say slide right off of you. And I follow your blog, obvi

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  37. oh, the item I'd pick would be the Fabric Rosette Headband Mauve Champagne Charcoal but I don't think this counts as an entry. So I also follow you on blog lovin

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  38. I also follow you on twitter. tweet tweet

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  39. Happiness IS a choice! I love that concept. Thanks for the reminder :)

    oh, and love everything. couldn't choose just one!

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  40. you are so beautiful in and out. i don't know how anyone could talk bad about you?!! i mean, seriously.

    thanks so much for linking up girl! i was so happy to see you up there!! have a beautiful day!!!! xoxoxo

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  41. I "LIKE" Seventh Studio on Facebook <3

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  42. Really? Someone say something negative about you? You are the sweetest! Don't know how that could happen :)

    I am obviously a follower

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  43. So many cute items, I don't know how to choose! I do like the fabric rosette hair clip champagne cream!

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  44. Great post. Great reminder! I saw a great quote recently that said, "Don't rehearse unhappiness". That rings true for me when I let my mind wander too much. I should remember to "choose happiness" too. :)

    Great blog!

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