Welcome to “A Happy Day”!  If you are reading this post, you are probably 1) Related to me 2) A friend of mine or maybe 3) A friend or relative of one of the previous two groups. Most of you know me well enough to know I’m not a Fashionista!  Like most of my friends, I love cute and fun stuff….clothes, shoes, bags, purses, accessories.  But I really like cheap stuff (Helloooo, Target Dollar Section)….and I LOVE to clearance shop (Dillard’s clearance is my favorite)!!

When I first decided I wanted to start A Happy Day, I wasn’t really clear what I was going to blog about.  I only knew one thing…..I wanted to do weekly Giveaways!  Yes, I said WEEKLY Giveaways!!!  Let’s pause for a happy dance.

Back to the Giveaway details.  Some Giveaways will have a theme based on a holiday, season or event like teacher appreciation.  Other Giveaways may be totally random things….probably items I bought on sale or clearance.  Sometimes I will ask for your input.  I may say “I’m thinking about doing a Giveaway based on”….perfume or hair products or makeup and ask y’all to suggest some of your faves!!  Every Giveaway will be different…..actually, maybe not.  I’m a creature of habit, so there might be a few repeats!  In between Giveaways, I will definitely share some sale and clearance shopping tips with a few parenting, organization (I use that term loosely), cooking (ehhh, this one’s a big maybe), and general life stories mixed in.

I know some people will wonder why in the world I would do this.  Why would I start A Happy Day and just give stuff away!?! So let me go ahead and try to explain.

When I was in High School, I would sometimes come to Dallas for the weekend to visit my older sister, Lindy.  She would take me to dinner, the movies, and/or to the mall.  She pretty much made me feel like a princess!  Our favorite place to go was Bath & Body Works.  We would go around and smell all the scents, then select a few soaps and lotions to buy…usually Country Apple for me and Plumeria for her, but occasionally we would branch out and try something new.  She would pay for everything (remember, I was still in High School and she had a real, full-time job).  I have been in LOVE, or “obsessed”, with Bath & Body Works since then….and that was over 20 years ago.

Just for laughs…here’s a picture of us from high school. Yes, we are wearing coordinating blue jean shirts.

Now, when my sisters come to visit they joke about “shopping” in my Bath & Body Works collection.  I guess you could say I keep an inventory of Bath & Body Works hand soaps, lotions, and candles….in case I need a last minute gift, I’m always prepared.  I really enjoy giving gifts for no reason.  I used to call these a “just because gift”.  One day I was talking about “just because gifts” and my sister-in-law, Rachel, explained her family calls this type of gift a “Happy”!!!  Ahhhhh….what a perfect name for it!!

My inventory. Did I mention I’m a little obsessed with Bath & Body Works?

I love the saying “Don’t just count your blessings, share them”!!!  Just as Lindy shared with me when I was younger, I want to share with others!  Soooo, each Giveaway will be a double “Happy” of the exact same goodies…..one for YOU and one for you to share with your mom, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, old friend, new friend, child’s teacher, stranger or whoever.  You get to decide who you want to share your “Happy” with!!!

I also hope that “A Happy Day” will be contagious and encourage others to give a “Happy” to someone they know.  Stay tuned for the first Giveaway and Have A Happy Day!