This is it, my final day in the United States before I set sail and officially leave the country for the first time in my life! I am excited and slightly scared all at once. It is also my first time cruising and I am prone to motion sickness. Thankfully, I am bringing a ponytail holder should I become ill…it’s called the best friend. She is super excited now too.
This week I was blessed with smiles all week-long leading up to vacation:
- Cruise Haircut & Pedicure!!! What better than pampering yourself before you go on vacation and pamper yourself?
- Received two prizes I won from blog giveaways! A super cute headband from Your Beauty Junkie and a package still unopened from Not So Skinny Genes. I owe Miss Laura a happy dance with Christmas socks and until she gets it, the package cannot be opened. Stay tuned for a fun and embarrassing Stephanie dancing video coming your way when she returns from her cruise. I’m thinking something along these lines…
- A dear friend took in my cruise dress for me so that it actually fits! Yay for being lucky enough to have such an amazing friend who I adore! (And now a dress I can wear).
- Date night with the Mr. before I leave him for a what I’m sure will seem like an eternity to him. No worries, I left him well stocked.
And now I embark on vacation and get to swim with dolphins and visit the Mayan ruins, crossing two things off my bucket list in one trip! Does it get much better than this?!
Answer: It does. Because Simply Stephanie Blog has officially reached (and surpassed) the goal of 500 subscribers! As promised, that means it is time for our next gift card giveaway! $25 to Target, Amazon or Starbucks, winner’s choice.
We’re keeping the rules simple: must be a subscriber, then leave a comment below continuing the Counting Smiles theme (so what made you smile recently or link to your own Counting Smiles post). Want extra points? Pay it forward by sharing this opportunity with others (1 extra entry each for FB and/or Twitter or your own Counting Smiles post…so up to 4 entries max). Please include how you shared it in your comment below so I can count your points (honors system please). Winner will be announced on October 1st!
Good luck, and keep smiling!