02 July 2012

Best in Blog - Link Up the Best of YOU

I love spontaneity.
Last minute plans give me no time to sweat the details, or overthink things.
Things like What will I wear to the Ball?
When hubby says to me Friday morning 8am, "Hey babe you wanna go to that Ball they've got on tonight?" (The NineteenTwenties Ball that normal people have spent months planning an outfit for).

I hadn't even considered going. We used to always go the Church Ball, but these days... not so much.
Meh, I said, shrugging. I was looking forward to a cosy night in by the fire, boring ole fart that I am.
"Come on Babe, we haven't been out in months.... how bout it?"
Hmm. He has a point. We need some fun, and the fire will still be there tomorrow night.
And hey, if hubby reckons he can get a babysitter at such short notice, who am I to turn down a glamorous night out?

Hubby got a babysitter. Of course he did. 
And I've got nothing to wear. Eek!
Oh Cinderella, you shall go to the Ball! All you need is a Fairy Godmother...
I know just who to call.

My friend Justine is a fashion whizz.
I just know that if anyone can help me put together an outfit at such late notice, it will be her.
And she does, from lending me her daughter's headband, jewellery and sequins, to coming by and doing my makeup. She even snapped some photos of us before we headed out.
Thankyou, Fairy Godmother, I couldn't have done it without you.

Best of Me from Last Week
Last week one of my blog tips posts got featured on SITS, and suddenly I had an influx of new followers (hey girls!) who all came looking for my Social Media Buttons.
I've been working some more on the collections, added some new styles and new buttons for other "social media", so if you have a random collection of Facebook widgets, Pinterest and twitter icons and no way for people to email you or find you on Google Plus... go grab yourself some cool buttons and tidy up your sidebar. They're super-easy to use and cute too, I promise.

While I was at it I updated some of my other blogging how-to posts which had become defunct once Blogger changed it's behind-the-scenes layout.
I paid particular attention to my post on Using Pages - you might want to check it out (it's way better now).

If you're one of those who are new to my Blog and are just joining this linky for the first time, visit my updated Start Here page (oh, and Welcome!)

{In case you missed it, my absolute best post last week was "Grateful and Gobsmacked" and I swear every word is true.}

And finally, one of my Best Blog-moments last week was receiving this sweet comment which just made my day to say the least:

Hi, i haven't commented on any of your posts yet, but I guess I will from now. Your blog is among the most favourites of mine. If it's a hard day - I read your new blog entry first, so that it won't be missed if I'd fell asleep while checking unread posts. If I have plenty of time - I leave it to the end, like the cherry on top of cake. "Scrags guide to making girls scream" is awesome - couldn't remember when was the last time i'd burst into laughter tears, nearly woke up my kid. Then i came across the older one - "Scrags guide to getting attention" :) this one is superb! I'm also going through that toddler phase right now so i especially enjoyed it. Keep on, Simoney, you have a wonderful sense of humor and a talent to write. And a lovely family. Good luck! Best wishes from Lithuania. Laura 

Isn't that lovely? Talk about warming my heart. Thankyou Lithuania Laura!

Best of You from Last Week

Last week's linky included a wide variety of posts and a bunch of new linkers...

 How to join in with my "Best in Blog" linky.
The "Best in Blog" Linky opens at 7am every Monday (NZ time*) and closes midnight Friday.
You don't have to write a special post, or take a photo on a theme or anything that requires extra work...
All you have to do is pick your favourite post from the past week (the one you are most proud of) and share it with us. I will feature my favourites on next week's Best in Blog.

Just one thing you need to do before you link up... Can you please dress your post with this pretty button I've made so your readers can find our linky too?

Best in Blog Linky

Thankyou kindly!

(Oh, and please leave us a comment telling us why you picked this one... even if it was because it was your only one, hahaha!)

*For some of you US readers, that will be sometime on Sunday!

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