Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tickled Pink Saturday

I have three reasons to be tickled pink this particular Pink Saturday (thank you to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for hostessing this weekly event!) that I just have to share!

I want to say thank you to Evil Pixie, blogger buddy extraordinaire for nominating me for blogger of the year. I am officially one of the top 25 best blogs, so far, as chosen on The Blog Guidebook. My status can go up, with a little help from my readers. Voting commences today. It says "Voting starts Saturday at 6 a.m., and ends at 6 p.m. on Friday. The five blogs with the lowest votes will be eliminated." This is for Round 1. So, if you click HERE (or on the button) and vote for me as "best blog" I'd be much obliged! I'm just tickled Pink that Evil Pixie would nominate me for such a wonderful honor! Thank you dear Pixie!

Here's what Evil Pixie wrote about me: The blog is written by Maggie O’Sullivan, and it is warm, funny, and frequently brilliant. Maggie writes about her life as a single mother, struggling to provide for her little family but always keeping her sense of humor. It is honest, insightful, and fun. Most importantly, it is real. She discusses everything from her relationships to her struggle in making ends meet. This is a blog that completely deserves your award. Thank you so much. I can't say thank you enough! (And though the award itself isn't Pink, the lettering is!) So please please please vote for me!


Princess went to her Prom tonight and she looked amazing. Alcatraz has a prom for their juniors and seniors and call is the President's Winter Ball. The dresses the girls wear are all donated and this is a huge, big deal. Princess had a donated dress that was not very becoming. So...

I borrowed the dress from a high schooler I know. Daddy-O got in the act and bought the shoes. Curly took care of all the jewelry and XRayGirl donated Bath and Body Works products for pre-prom preparation. I took her for a hair cut and color earlier this week- and to get a tiara. As I said, she looked amazing. Better than amazing. Beautiful. Stunning. She was a princess. Absolutely gorgeous. She had a wonderful time. It was a fancy dinner and dancing. She was the belle of the Winter Ball. It was my pleasure to be there. I was so proud of her and so happy this could happen for her. Here are two pictures of her (due to privacy issues, I can't show her face. You just have to take my word for it that she looked stunningly beautiful, like a true princess...) dress. Did I mention she likes pink?

I was tickled pink she was Cinderella for a night, and that we could all be her "mice'!

I'm tickled pink over my new job. I know I've mentioned it before, but I just can't wait to start work at Alcatraz in their school library. I start work on Wednesday. I am beyond happy and thrilled to be back there. And as the librarian!

Maybe I should wear pink shoes on my first day?

Happy Pink Saturday!
In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae


Mellodee said...

Ooooh, I'm first! There are advantages to being a nightowl!!

Congratulations on you nomination!! What a lovely thing to have happen. Good Luck!

That is a truly stunning dress! Any girl would feel and look like a princess wearing that. It was wonderful of you to make that happen for her!

I'm going to vote now!


Curley said...

Congrats on the nomination. You got my vote. Princess truly was beautiful last night. Of course, she is no matter what she is wearing but last night she was glowing. I'm glad she had a good time.

Linda M. said...

Maggie, Thanks for stopping by. I love shoes too. Your princess looks gorgeous. I'm going to go vote for you now. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Oh, Happy Pink Saturday!

Linda M. said...

Okay Maggie, I voted and I joined up to follow you. Good Luck!

Jeanne said...

Hi Maggie Mae, have I told you I have a darling niece named Maggie Mae. I missed you yesterday, has the voting closed? Congrats on your nomination and placed position.

Love the princesses dress and I am happy she had a wonderful time. I am sure your description of how pretty she looked beautiful.

Congrats on your new job. I say you wear pink shoes. Pink is a lucky color.
good luck to you.

Happy PS and Thanksgiving too.
Hugs, Jeanne

Maggie said...

Mwllodee- thank you for voting, first off!

She was my very own Cinderella. I can't put into words how stunning she looked, and how she just glowed and radiated beauty!

Curly- wasn't she just the definition of beauty? I can't thank you enough for all your help, either!

(and thanks for your vote!)

Linda- thank you for reading, following and voting!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Maggie said...

Jeanne- Nope the voting hasn't closed yet- it closes next Fri! I hope you'll go vote!

I think "Maggie Mae's" are wonderful people! *wink*

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Shan said...

I can't believe you were able to find such a perfect dress for Princess! That girl's life is truly changing because of you! Wonderful.

I voted just now. All those things she said about you are true and you deserve to win.

Things are looking up for sure! You've got a short school week ahead and a new job on the horizon. It's nice to have tangible things to be thankful for this year isn't it? xo

sam said...

Hey Maggie,

A vision in pink! I am so glad that you were able to get her such a pretty dress!

Go ahead and wear the pink shoes. Why not?!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


sam said...

Okay, I hate to sound do I vote? When I get to the other site do I click on the name of your blg? When I do it brings me back here. When I scroll down and click on the shoes it brings me back here!



Jimmie Earl said...

Princess did certainly look like Cinderella! I was wishing that she had a horse-drawn carriage to whisk her to the ball. Of course the fact that she is such a sweetheart anyway just made it more enjoyable to watch her as she twirled for us!
Thanks for all you did to make this happen and for caring so much. The kids at "Alcatraz" (what a horrible name) are so lucky to have you to set a positive role model for them. Good luck on the new "Marian the librarian" job. You Rock!!!

Jessey V said...

congrats, On both the blog nom and the job. You should totally wear the pink shoes!
And that princess dress was a dream.

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! This is fantastic. I don't have such a dress, but I have these shoes!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog.


Maggie said...

Shan- awww shucks- you say the nicest things to me! But her dress was perfect and she was beautiful inside and out!

And it's nice to have good things happening right now. Makes me nervous (other shoe to drop syndrome) but I'm trying to relax.

And thank you for voting!

sam/P- first, you do not sound stupid. You should be able to go to the Blog Guidebook website and look at the list of 25 blogs on the right. then you should see a place in front of my blog name to tic off and then hit the "submit" button. let me know if that doesn't work. Thank you for voting!

JE- thank you dad! And thanks for all you did to make it happen, too! She's awesome, isn't she?

(and when I started with the name Alcatraz I had no idea I would fall in love with it. I need a better moniker for it. Reform school doesn't sound very pleasant either.)

Jessey V- thank you for visiting, reading and commenting!

Maggie said...

Ineke- thanks for your visit and comment. Aren't the shoes great? I LOVE them!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The shoes are very pretty. But even hot pink high heels look too painful for me.

Maggie said...

Susan- I can't believe I'm admitting it but I've started shopping for adorable shoes with no or low heels lately. Is that an age sign? Oh no!

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Ohhh, she looks GORGEOUS! What a fun time for all of you! :)

Roselle said...

That dress is 2die4!!!
Happy PS
Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet words!

Maggie said...

Kaye- thank you- it was! She looked just precious!

Roselle- I *heart* her dress and wished I was close enough to that size to at least try it on- hehehe!

nancy said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love the pink shoes. Congratuations!
HPS to you.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Thanks for leaving a comment at my blog today. Oh my! I do love those pink shoes! May be a little uncomfortable at the library though. Good luck on your new job!

Pam said...

I voted for you. Congratulations on the nomination. Beautiful dress and congrats on the job. Yes, wear the pink shoes

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Congratulations!! that's quite an honor for your blog to have been selected. It's my first time visiting you, I'll have to take a look around.

The dress is BEAUTIFUL!! she sure looks like Cinderella.

Congratulations on your new job, so many great news, thanks so much for sharing with us. And I LOVE those pink shoes.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

I just voted for you!!! yay!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Fantastic pink shoes!! Congrats on nomination and have fun on your job!

Donnie said...

That dress is really pretty. Congrats on your nomination too. Happy Pink Saturday and also Happy Thanksgiving.

Evil Pixie said...

Lovin' that dress! It's a proper, puffy, princess dress. I bet she had a blast!

Holly said...

Love the pink cinderella dress - I hope she had a wonderful time at the ball!! Love your description about yourself.
Congratulations on your job - ahhh, life is good!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Amy said...

I love your cinderella dress . it is fancy smancy!!! And I lve your blog. The name of it is so fun! Congrats on your blog nomination!!! Have a great Holiday!

Maggie said...

Nancy- thanks!

Tammy- I think you're right about the shoes. i wonder if, once I leave the schedule of things, if I could wear them sometimes, or on a half day?

Pam- thank you so much for the vote!

Maria- thanks for your comments! And for your vote!

Bunny- thank you!

Donnie- thank you! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

Evil P- Her smile wouldn't go away all night. She was the prettiest one there!

Holly- my Cinderella was the belle of the ball. It was so joyful to share that with her!

And thank you for reading. glad you like my description. I calls 'em as I sees 'em, even on myself! haha!

Amy- thanks so much. My Princess loved her dress and had a grand time at the ball. She'd never worn anything for fancy, and she LOVED it! (Oy, I think we've created a monster- haha!)

sheng said...

I'll cast my vote in a minute...let me have my comment first with cinderella dress....that's really a pretty one...Happy PS!

Betty said...

Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner. I love the dress and pink shoes. Your blog is amazing....

Rebecca said...

Congradulations!!!!!!!!!!! How very exciting-I'll be going in there to help you out!!!!!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Congratulation. Nice shoes. All the best with your new job.

Maggie said...

sheng- thank you and thank you!

Betty- thank you so much! Welcome, and I hope you return!

Rebecca- It's awesome! I am excited! thanks for the vote!

Malay- thanks, thanks, and thanks again!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Congratulations to you on everything! I love hearing other people's good news. Yay for you. Evil Pixie described your blog perfectly. Good luck!

Princess truly looks like a princess. What a dress!!!!!

Love the beautiful pink shoes. Enjoy your first day on your new job!

Mermaid Debbie

Slee said...

Congratulations, and I love the shoes!

Char said...

Congratulations on the nomination and good luck too. The dress is over the top beautiful and yes, wear the pink those. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Sares said...

Now THAT'S a prom dress! Beautiful! Congrats on the blog nomination, good for you! Happy Pink and I hope you really enjoy your new job!

Jacalyn @ said...

Princess looks beautiful! That dress is stunning! I voted for you and wish you the best of luck!


LV said...

My you are just full of good news today. That is wonderful you have been selected for this honor. I hope you win. I enjoyed all the other pinks you shared today as well. I definitely will go and vote for you. Wishing you the best of luck.

She'sSewPretty said...

She does look like a princess!! How fun for you!

Maggie said...

Mermaid Debbie- thank you thank you thank you!

Slee- thanks- I like 'em, too!

Char- isn't it completely over the top? But perfect, too!

Sares- thanks!

Jacalyn- Isn't she pretty?!? And thanks for the vote!

LV- Thank you for your visit. it's so exciting to have good news, after this rough year!

Julie said...

Congratulations on your nomination. I think I am too late to vote :(.

Beautiful pink dress. She's lucky to have you as a friend!

Love those pink shoes. Wish I could wear fun shoes but these old feet of mine can't take those heels anymore. It's all about comfort :)

Maggie said...

She's Sew Pretty- it was so much for for both of us!

Julie- you're not too late to vote. It actually closes next Friday! So please vot if you want!

I've found the pairs I'm buying recently are falling into the flats for comfort catagory. My knees can't take it!

Dogmom Diva said...

Maggie thank you so much for your comments and visiting my blog, I am also still visiting! And for entering my giveaway!

I love the pink shoes, and I also had a job once as the school librarian, loved it! Princess looks beautiful.

Have a wonderful week!


xinex said...

Oh I bet your princess is beautiful! Her gown is gorgeous! COngrats on getting nominated. You surely deserve it....Christine

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congrats on your nomination! I'll go over and vote for you!

Your princesss dress was magnificent -- hat a special day this must have been for her!

Your pink shoes are so pretty! Good luck on your new job.

Happy Pink week! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Maggie, congratulations on your nomination! That's such an honor! :-)

And I adore your daughter's dress! SO, girly and pretty! And your pink shoes are so snazzy.

I'm happy for you that you've gotten a job you love. That's so important.

Wishing you a very Happy Pink Saturday (on Sunday)... I'm late, too! LOL!


Sheila :-)

Maggie said...

Barb- I would love it if you would share your school librarian ideas!

Christine- thank you so much- she was so pretty!

Pat- thank you and thank you and thank you! And thanks for your vote!

Magpie- thanks for all your kind words! She was just darling!

Maggie said...

Barb- I would love it if you would share your school librarian ideas!

Christine- thank you so much- she was so pretty!

Pat- thank you and thank you and thank you! And thanks for your vote!

Magpie- thanks for all your kind words! She was just darling!