on hanging around...

posted on: 7.30.2012

Being grateful.


So, I got a phone call last week, about mid morning.  I was actually on the phone with Charlie, and so very rarely will stop a conversation mid way to "click" over but the number was not a local one and so I did just that, told Charlie I would call him right-right back if he'd please-please-please forgive me this once for dropping him like a hot rock.  

And, boy oh boy was I glad I did, drop that rockin' Charlie, that one morning.  'Cause who was on the other line but the wonderful, amazing, cleverest girl of all Robin Miller from the Clever Girls Collective calling to tell me I had won their YP.com contest-- No way?!  And also, seriously... NO WAAAY!

You guys I won, we won!  

I wrote my little heart out, oh boy oh boy did I, and they, in what is clearly their infinite wisdom, didn't find my writing to be totally lame and useless.  Oh, pinch me please, somebody, except not Charlie, who may read about his hot rockedness and may not appreciate the dropping him like he's hot.

And now Local Sugar Hawaii has, like, it's very own little budget and while I certainly am spending a whole heck of a lot of time hanging around being grateful and just loving this moment I also have been working day and night to launch Local Sugar Hawaii {the shop} it's like all of the sweetest things about Local Sugar Hawaii in a shop, see?  Clever right?  And I hope you'll love it as much as I do and I hope that when it all comes together you'll see and know just how very grateful I am to you for being with me for this ride and for making it oh so sweet.

I'm just so gosh darn grateful to you for being here and to the Clever Girls Collective for believing in little ole me and to YP.com for the opportunity to write and work and find meaning in this little life we're riding our way through.

Huge Thanks, just big ridiculously huge thanks.

live sweet,

n


Here's a little collection of links to things like...

the reviews I wrote for YP 
(some of which helped win the YP contest)

(I am oh so madly in love with them, really)

our fb page
(where I'll keep ya posted on the progress of the shop)

this week's giveaway
(where I'll be featuring our first line of products)


47 comments:

  1. Nicole--I am so happy for you! You deserve it, and I will head over and check out YP and the contest, and some of those reviews you wrote because to be perfectly honest, I'm sorta in the dark about all this. But I can feel your happiness all the way over here in California! Congrats!
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss blog)

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  2. Congratulations, that is a HUGE deal! And I too can sense the happiness all the way in NYC and am rooting for you since I once lived in Hawaii. I recently became a CGC member and have been thrilled to get some sponsored posts. I'm so happy for you...and will now check out some of your other writing. Enjoy this honor and congrats again!
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  3. congrats congrats!!! good for you!!!!

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  4. All that hard work has paid off! Congrats to you!

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  5. I wish I lived closer to hug you.

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  6. Congrats Nicole! Ditto the hug and a whole lotta joy for you! So, so exciting and I can't wait to see what this little endeavor cooks up! Aloha, Deirdre

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  7. First off, congratulations!

    Secondly, howzit sistah! Lol. Sorry, I found your blog through Pamela's and I just get super excited to "meet" other bloggers from Hawaii. I'm from Wahiawa (though I was basically in the North Shore all day and night) and I've been away from home for too long already. Definitely following you now and looking forward to blog stalking you! Lol.

    ♥ Duckie.

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  8. Awww... you ladies sure do know how to make a girl feel loved. Thank you all for the aloha.

    Happiness today and everyday,
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  9. this is awesome. congrats girl. you stopped by my blog for the hop and i was already following you, but im glad i stopped by to read this =) smiles!!

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