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Motivated Mondays: 5 Little Grins

Oh hey. New blog layout. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!
For today's Motivated Mondays post, I'm excited to link up with one of my March sponsors, Raewyn from Be a Warrior Queen. Every Monday, she and two other bloggers created the "5 Little Grins" link-up to help remind us of the little things that I make us smile. Each week, they share 5 things from the week before that made them smile. For more information on the link-up, visit Be a Warrior Queen, and don't forget to link up your own 5 Little Grins!
  5 Little Grins

1. I helped plan another event for my job. Our intern and I planned a Hollywood-themed luncheon for the entire hotel staff to celebrate our hotel winning two awards - one for each hotel - from the corporate brands. The food was delicious. The decorations looked awesome. We even had a step and repeat, which I just learned is the thing that people stand in front of to take pictures at movie premieres and red carpet events and such. Sorry about the awkward white splotches in the pictures below. I can't reveal the secrets of my mysterious workplace, so you'll just have to take my word for it that the step and repeat looked awesome.

2. I won a giveaway! Jasmine from The Jasmine Maria held a giveaway for a $25 Sephora giftcard, and I won, and I'm so excited. I browsed the site for a bit, and I'm so indecisive about what I want to buy.
3. I had dinner with the girls at a local restaurant called Marilynn's Place. We call ourselves TASK (Tiffany. Amanda. Sarah, Katherine.), and I've talked about them on the blog a few times before. The four of us get together about once a month, usually for a festive party. This time, we just caught up over dinner and chatted about our upcoming roadtrip to Gulf Shores to celebrate, Sarah's graduation. Last time we went to Gulf Shores, it was a blast, so I'm excited to see what surprises this trip has in store. 
4. I started watching Hart of Dixie. I had watched a few episodes of the first season when it was on TV, but then I just stopped. I started watching it on Netflix, and I don't understand why I stopped. So funny. I laugh out loud. By Myself. Alone. In my room. In the dark. I don't live a sad life or anything. Rachel Bilson is freaking adorable. Netflix watching means lots of Molly cuddles. 
5. I did more research for apartments and  houses for rent for May when Jon graduates, and we will finally get to live together! Woohoo!
What made you smile this past week? 
Meet one of my March sponsors, Raewyn!

Hi guys! I'm Raewyn and I blog over at Be a Warrior Queen - a lifestyle blog that is one part being positive and one part making a difference in the world! I've always been one of those people who is filled with the passion to do good and make others smile. I especially want to see women empowered to have true self-confidence and self-worth! 

What is your favorite thing about blogging?
I love the connections that I've made with other bloggers - both online and in person. I've met some beautiful and truly giving souls. 

What motivates you?
I'm motivated by the people I talk to in my life every day, the news articles that I read about society and my cousin Gregory, who died of complications after having cancer the majority of his childhood. 

If you could live a day in the life of anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
This is so tough! I'm usually pretty adamant about not wanting to be anyone but myself. I would make an exception to live a day in a couple of people's lives; namely Audrey Hepburn, Mother Teresa and while it may sound odd, my fiance. It would be wonderful to see how these ladies overcame their hardships and had the heart to give back so much - something I always strive for. It would be wonderful to live the day in the life of Iman because I think it would give insight into our relationship and the way he thinks! 

What song are you currently obsessed with?
I'm pretty much always obsessed with "Plant Life" by Owl City. 

What makes you awesome?
My heart!! I have a super big heart and try to be more understanding and less judgmental every single day! I have a passion for empowering everyone (but especially women) and making a difference! 

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  1. Sounds like you had a great week, and your event looks fabulous! (:

  2. Congrats on winning the giveaway. Also have fun house shopping.

  3. netflix makes me mad b/c you watch shows like that and you can only watch certain seasons b/c they dont have all of them. It only has 2 seasons on netflix. When another site has the 3rd season. if you want that site i'll give it to you :D

    Would love you for to join the hops.



  4. It was an awesome week! Lots of stress for the luncheon, but in a good way!

  5. Thank you! I was pretty excited! And I'm also excited about going house shopping. I know it'll be stressful though.

  6. i love the new look of the blog and also that dress! you look amazing

  7. Thanks so much for linking up!! I'm running slow today after my bachelorette weekend, BUT I am putting the Link up together now and then I will put your link on it for you :) <3

    Also, thanks for the awesome sponsor spotlight <3

  8. Thanks so much! It's an old dress, but I love it so much.

  9. Understandable! Bachelorette weekends take a lot of energy out of you in the best way possible. Thanks so much!

  10. I love the new layout! How cool to plan a hollywood party/lunch! It looks so fun! I watched Hart of Dixie when it first was on TV as well but never finished watching it-- sounds like I need to, I keep hearing of people who really like it!

  11. I LOOOVE your dress for the lunch in! So pretty! Thanks for linking up with us this week :)

  12. I'm completely in love with your new blog design! I watched Hart of Dixie on Netflix last month and LOVE it! I just need to figure out where I can catch up the current season.

  13. Thanks so much! I worked on it all weekend. The lunch turned out really awesome too! I think people enjoyed themselves. I'm excited to start the second season of Hart of Dixie! You should definitely start watching again.

  14. Thanks so much! It's one of my favorites, but I hardly have an occasion to wear it.

  15. Thanks so much! I love it so much. I'm so excited to start the second season. I didn't realize they were still making new episodes! I just love Rachel Bilson. She's so funny. And Wade and George are so adorable! Ah! Love them.

  16. Who did your blog design? It looks amazeballs!!!!

  17. Thanks so much! I just did it all myself using pixlr. It took forever.

  18. Thanks so much! I was so excited. We don't have a store here, so whenever I go on vaca and see one, I always have to stop in.

  19. Congrats on the Sephora card win! I can't go in that store without spending money lol 3


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