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Bitch! Where the hell have you been?

3 months! 3 MONTHS!! 3 MONTHS!!!!

Yeah, sorry for being a shitty blogger these past few months. Life has simply gotten in the way. So this is a mini-update of why I have been gone, plus a promise (that I hope I don’t fall short on) to get back into.

So in the beginning and pretty much through most of last year, blogging was something I looked forward to doing. It was an escape from everyday monotony and I truly LOVED it! When I had a post ready to write or publish, I would walk out of my shitty job at the end of the day and this was me…

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But blogging can be hard work sometimes. It takes time, to write, to photograph, to edit, to test, to review, plus that whole task of coming up with good content – or shit you think at least one other person in the universe might want to read. So sometimes there are days like this…

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But then you get a really good comment, or an awesome new follower, or some major website shares something you wrote, or you have a “They like me! They really like me!” moment when 2000 people share and like your post and it makes it all really exciting again…

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And sometimes you get sent free stuff to review and you just gotta do that dance…

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But then life smacks you in face and in my case it was a combination of things, though ultimately I had so many other things that I was seriously worried about, other necessary family, pet and financial responsibilities to handle, and a lot of job hunting stress that blogging turned into more work than fun for me.

I had so many posts in draft form, but could never get around to finishing and publishing them. I felt almost guilty and more stressed that I was some how wasting time blogging when I had more urgent issues to work out first.

Really, this may sound crazy and hell, I am crazy sometimes – down right ridiculous – I know, but I would be like “Yes, today wasn’t so bad and I have some time, I’m going to blog now!” and then…

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So since some of what I was dealing with has been sorted out and my stress levels have gone down a tiny bit that brings me to right now, tonight, this moment, my first little step back into blogging (which for the record has been fun to write), because its awesome and you’re amazing followers and this whole process used to be so exciting for me.

I want to get back to this…

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Here’s hoping ♥

 


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Beautiful Blogger Award ♥

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Thank you to the lovely 2chicgurls, I have been nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award!!

These blogosphere community awards are always nice to give and receive, to know your fellow bloggers enjoy what you are putting out there 😉

The Beauty Blogger Award has the following rules:

1. Link back the person who nominated you.

2. Post the award on your page.

3. Tell seven facts about yourself.

4. Nominate seven bloggers and let them know they have been nominated.

As I have done number one and number two, it’s on to number three.

Seven facts about me:

1. My most recent obsession is with my Kindle Paperwhite!!

2. I have a serious affinity for AllSaints,  Burberry,  Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney.

3. I have a scarf obsession and currently own almost 4 dozen, all different and one for every outfit!

4. I absolutely hate drivers who don’t use their blinker!!!! HATE them with a passion!

5.  My dog sleeps on a better quality bed than I do :/ Yeah, I love her a lot 😀

6. I try, and succeed the majority of the time, to only go shopping if I have some killer coupons.

7. My life is often run around my favorite TV shows schedules… hehe

My seven nominations: 

1. http://thefashionerrd.wordpress.com/

2. http://athunderheart.com/

3. http://blissno9.wordpress.com/

4. http://ladydmakeup.wordpress.com/

5. http://seesondraslim.wordpress.com/

6. http://chromamesilly.wordpress.com/

7. http://aouibitofred.wordpress.com/

There you have it, check out the blogs above – send a little love, and thanks again to 2chicgurls 🙂


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I’m a Bloggers Editors’ Pick of the Day!!

Happy Friday!! My blog was chosen as one of Editor’s Picks of the Day on BLOGGERS.

It is so nice to have your blog recognized in any positive way, little or big, but this was a nice surprise to wake up to today.

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Bloggers.com is a great community for blog authors, at any stage of blogging, so definitely check them out.

Thank you so much to Bloggers for making my day and have a great weekend lovelies!!

xo Sam

 


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Send your love! My dog Ruby has gone missing…

***UPDATE: RUBY IS HOME 🙂 ****

Hi everyone!

I was so very excited to be back on track with my blog this week, though as fate or whatever you believe would have it, my wonderful – nearly 14 year old – beautiful – Boxer-Beagle, Ruby, has gone missing.

Unfortunately, it was my idiotic fault and she escaped, unknowingly until a couple hours later, through an open gate in an impossibly short 2-5 minute window of time.

She has now been missing for 28+ hours – a terrifying lifetime to me. She is in wonderful health for her age, but still there are frightening factors to take into account. Ruby has always had constant and chronic ears problems and is deaf, scary enough, though she is amazing intelligent with a personality that wins everyone over.

The other issue to take into account is the Texas heat, while she did go missing late yesterday afternoon/early evening (after the worst heat of the day), she was somewhere unknown and possibly alone last night and all today. She always finds the coolest spots to lay, so I am confident and wishing that she found a safe place to be during those extreme temperature hours.

There is of course the facts that she has possibly been without proper food and water, or that she may have been injured.

This situation is heartbreaking. Those feelings of guilt, pain, sadness, panic, loneliness and helplessness are becoming overwhelming.

While I do have people around that care, I would very much appreciate any positive thoughts from you all. Pray, Wish, Hope, Think, Believe – which ever – whatever you believe in – please think of her today and until she is found, hopefully safe and healthy.

This awful (and unfair for Ruby)  situation will be occupying every minute of my time I can possibly allow until I bring her home.

Wishing you a safe night my Ruby! I love you and you are dearly missed. Find your way home – we’re here.