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.
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!!
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!