Monday, March 7, 2011


Wow you guys! This was so much fun. I loved reading about all the little things that make you smile. One of you commented, "even though the perfect day may end in rain, I'm still happy to be alive." It's so true, isn't it? Life, even with all it's heartache and unfairness and disapointment, still has so many moments worth, well, living for.

Anyway, thank you all for making me smile with your lovely comments. I seriously wish I could send something to all of you. Since that's just not possible, I came up with a super scientific way of determining winners, which involved counting the number of entries for every prize, then using good old to come up with the winning comment for each (see picture below). My brain kind of hurts right now! :) Without further ado, here are the winners! Please contact me at and send me your mailing address to claim your prize.

Zumba game: Ashlee G.
Salsa book: Becca and Logan
Netflix: CourtneyAnna
Snack pack: T
Starbucks gift card: B. Wilson

And for my awesome Girly Girl Girlz mix cd, I decided I would make and send a copy to everyone who entered to win one! Just send me an email with your address if you'd like one.

Since it's Monday and Mondays totally suck, I'll leave you with some more reasons to smile (taken from the comments left on the giveaway post). Thanks again everyone!

My babies make me smile...the one in my arms and the one in my heart.

Driving with my windows down makes me smile.

Waking up next to my husband. :)

I smile when it's a sunny day, my windows are rolled down, and the perfect upbeat song comes on the radio. My definition of an awesome day! :)

My kitten snuggled up next to me (napping) makes me smile!

Driving, singing at the top of my lungs [and getting weird looks from other cars for my dancing!] makes me happy. =]

My rainbow baby's laugh makes me smile :)
Having coffee with a friend and catching up makes me smile.

The smell of fabric softener when someone is washing clothes makes me happy. =]

The other day, when I went into Starbucks before work to get a pick me up, an old man saw me walk in and I over heard him tell his friend that I was pretty. That made me smile :)

Watching Star Wars with my hunny makes me happy!

When it's snows just enough to coat everything, but you can still drive, it looks like a winter wonderland and that makes me happy :)

I live right outside of a Marine Base and no matter what kind of mood I'm in, it always puts a smile on my face to see the Welcome Home banners for the Marines & Sailors coming home

Reading a new book (of my choosing - no school books!) makes me smile.

Meeting a random person for the first time who shares my interests and passions and who is just as excited to talk about those things as me makes me smile.

The days when you FINALLY don't have to wear a 6 layers of clothing, a parka, hat, mits, scarf and big boots just to run to the grocery store...those days make me smile!

Tight abs make me smile!

Completely changing my look from head to toe makes me smile

Dancing around my house while nobody's watching (except my kid) makes me smile!

Not dying when doing push ups make me smile.

Watching my husband put hot sauce on EVERYTHING he eats makes me smile.

When a little kid looks up at me hopefully as I am walking by in the hall. Then when I look at them they smile and say, "Hi Ms. Smith!" like I am their most favorite person.

A creamy mocha on a cool morning makes me smile :)

I live in Maine. It's so cold. And snowy. And snowy again. The first warm day of spring after the snow is all melted makes me smile. I love to jump in the car, blast my favorite mixed cd from 100 years ago and roll the windows down and just drive around with an iced coffee for an hour. It makes me feel like the whole winter melted off me in that one hour.

Seeing an elderly couple holding hands makes me smile.

Singing into my brush and pretending to be in junior high again makes me smile.

Nothing makes me smile more than cuddling up with my honey and watching a movie, while I lay my head on his lap and he plays with my hair.

Being able to say CONGRATS and mean it to 10 of my friends that have given birth after my loss; without crying afterwards... makes me happy!

I smile whenever I look at the moon:)

Poodles make me smile.

Painting, drawing, and doing art of ANY kind makes me smile!

Eating a home-cooked meal from my mom makes me smile.

Laying on the couch doing absolutely nothing all day with my hubby makes me smile!

Chips and hot sauce make me smile

Walking barefoot makes me smile (even on slush).

Tank tops make me smile.

Watching Rosemary's Baby for the 150th time makes me happy!

Caffeine is amazing, gets me through the day, and I would NEVER smile without it! 


Ashlee G. said...

Reading this blog makes me happy!

I can't believe I won! I never win! Can't wait to get in shape with Zumba!

Cally said...

Congrats to the winners! And yes, this blog made me smile. :)

Adrianne said...

I can't believe I missed the giveaway. =(

Congrats to all the winners!! And whoever said that "driving with the windows down and singing at the top of their lungs..." makes them smile... ME TOO ME TOO!!! =)

Brooke said...

Thanks for a list of things to smile about. It's a nice reminder to appreciate the small things, especially on a rainy day when I feel like I've only moved from absolutely decimated to really freaking sad. Life is still full of good things.

Leanne said...

I just had to smile reading through the list of things to smile at. I had to agree with many of them. And thanks for including one of mine!

Anonymous said...

What is your email so I can send you my home address for the Girly Girls music mix? Hopefully I'm not too late! Thanks - Amy J in Rochester

T said...

I looked at the winners a couple times then thought to myself ... HEY, I am T!!! Awesome, how exciting!! THANK YOU!!! :)

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