Saturday, January 31, 2015

Let's Celebrate My Charmed Life

It's time to CELEBRATE This Week with Ruth Ayres from Discover. Play. Build.  Every week Ruth invites us to share our celebrations from the week and link up at her blog. What a fun way to reflect on everything there is to be thankful for. 

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This week I'm celebrating a charmed life!

*throws confetti*

"You live a charmed life."

Words I choose to believe are true.

These words come to me often. 

"You live a charmed life."

They remind me to truly soak in my pinch-worthy life.
I find myself shaking my head and asking, "What is this life?!" 
Yes, it's a charmed life but it still amazes me, 
surprises me, far surpasses my dreams.

Here's a perfect example. 

Before I started Teach Mentor Texts, my favorite book blog was There's a Book by Danielle Smith. I distinctly remember e-mailing Danielle for advice on starting my own blog. I had no idea what I was doing when it came to blogging and she sure seemed to have it figured out. She was super nice to me and we've been friends ever since even though we've never met in real life.

Until yesterday. I tweeted my excitement for ALA Mid-Winter and Danielle tweeted back...
And then we realized we would finally meet after all these years! Danielle was so completely supportive when I was a new blogger and it meant a lot. She's one of the most genuinely nice and giving people I know. I have to admit, I've been a bit teary over thinking back to where my blogging journey started and how many opportunities have come my way thanks to this little blog.
Jen and Danielle from There's a Book
Today, I'm announcing winners to two giveaways I've ran recently and celebrating the opportunity to offer these to readers. I remember dreaming of being sent books to review and giveaways for my readers and here I am now. Thanks for entering the giveaway and sharing it with your friends and being part of my charmed life!

Candlewick Prize Pack Winner

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thank you to Candlewick for the opportunity to offer this prize pack giveaway!

Emmanuel's Dream Winner

a Rafflecopter giveaway 
Thank you to Blue Slip Media for the opportunity to offer this giveaway!What are you celebrating this week?

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