This is somewhat different than one of my regular posts but so many great things have happened this week that I am bursting at the seams and want to share it with you! Last Sunday night at about 8:00PM I post an upcycle job Mr. Picky Eater and I did on some of his leftover coffee containers. If you click back one post, you can see it. I got ready for bed as usual and went. When I got up the next morning at 4:00AM, I checked my email on Hometalk and saw that it had been shared 4,000 times! I nearly fainted right then and there. I have never had anything I’ve ever done shared and pinned THAT MUCH, much less in just a few hours. Excitedly, off I went to work, where I can’t check anything on the Internet personal. I had to wait till I got home and by that time that little post had just gone flat out crazy! CRAZY I TELL YOU!!! It was all over the Internet on Face Book pages, Hometalk, Pinterest, Reddit and some places I have never even heard of! I had hundreds and hundreds of email notifications and comments!
In complete shock, Mr. Picky Eater and I began reading every single one together. One was from a lovely lady at Hometalk who asked if I would like to curate a Hometalk clipboard called Plastic Container Projects – and of course I said yes! They kindly offered to have one of their graphic artists to make a lovely header for me and told me I could post as many of my own that we wanted. Well, we only had one. But now we have so many more in the works! Recycling is very important to me and I think MPE and I have come up with some stellar ideas which I will share with you very soon. Meantime, please go over and take a look at this clip board and tell me what you think of the clipped projects over there:
THEN – I read a post from Gail at My Repurposed Life, who posted about a contest at Krylon’s Spray Paint for a chance to win $500 weekly prizes and a $2,000 Grand Prize for posting projects made with Krylon spray paint – which those little canisters were made from – so I ran over and posted. Tuesday afternoon, Mo from Krylon’s marketing company emailed us and said we had won Week 2’s weekly prize of $500 for all our wonderful paint projects! I emailed Gail to thank her and she asked me to do a guest post on her blog today showcasing some of those projects! It is up and going – please go over and give me some support over there! She’s a wonderful blogger with a huge following and I want my little blog to represent! Click on the banner and it should take you right over. Thanks!
THEN – the shares, pins, and clips on my coffee container post kept going and going. Meantime, my new blogger friend Heather from Oklahoma Women Bloggers asked me if I would like to go to a blogger event last night at OKC’s Penn Square Mall showcasing See’s Candies which was having a grand opening today! Look at the swag bag I got there!
I’m going to do an entire post on THAT this weekend! After agreeing to go, Mari from OWB asked me if I would like to be Miss August. I am going to be the featured blogger for the month of August! FEATURED BLOGGER FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH!!! Can you believe it?!?! I can’t. Look to the right to see the state of Oklahoma icon. If you click on that, it will take you over there – I WILL ask you to go over and read my 4 featured posts next month and I really appreciate your support. I’ll mostly be blogging posts about life in Oklahoma so I hope you like those.
THEN – In between ALL that, we have been getting ready for the Ruffles and Rust Expo which is tomorrow in Chickasha! Crossing our fingers that our very first booth at an upscale show goes well – we have put so much work in on these projects and I can only hope it shows. There are some professional people going down there so we will be a lot like the Country Mouse going to town – we may look kind of raggedy compared to them…………I’m very nervous!
THEN – because of all the good things happening and even though I have never won a single dollar, I bought a Powerball ticket, yep just one, for Wednesday night. Guess what? I won $4!!! I’m feeling pretty darn luck these days!
I checked this morning and our little coffee containers (that will be for sale at the show) have been shared and pinned and clipped over 20,000 times!! I can barely catch my breath – but I better get with it ‘cause we’ve got a show tomorrow!
Right now, as I type this – Top Girl is interviewing for a HUGE promotion so please think good thoughts for her. If she gets the job, she will in the same position as me in a different division – I am so proud of her! She will have accomplished what I did in about ½ the time!
And now, for the BIGGEST NEWS of ALL: Next week I will be posting a great interview with someone many of you know and she is going to share a HUGE secret with you and will benefit YOU and me! I’m so excited about this I hardly keep from telling you!!!
I’ve got to go get ready for the show tomorrow! Talk with you soon!!
So much exciting news, I don’t know where to begin in commenting. I’ll certainly check out all of the links and offer my congratulations to your daughter. What a wonderful week!
Thank you Lillian – it HAS been a wonderful week!
I’m visiting from Gail’s blog (which I love by the way). I love all your ideas especially the desk turned into nightstands that your hubby did. I have been looking for a desk to use the same way. I inherited a bed that once belonged to my great grandmother and nightstands aren’t the right height. You have inspired me to paint all my Folger’s containers instead of just taping paper labels on them (classy, right?)
Thank you Sylvia – for the compliments and for dropping by! I think that paint will make a world of difference on your coffee containers and please do make those nightstands! Ours will be up for sale tomorrow so we will be searching for a new desk to demolish next weekend! Please come back anytime!
So exciting- you deserve to be famous! Your coffee can project is SO clever and cute it needs to be pinned/shared/repinned a million times! (You should make a deal with Folgers, as their sales spike because of you.)
Country mouse takes over the town! (I can appreciate that remark as I am becoming more and more of a country mouse myself.)
And I can’t wait for your big secret…
You are gonna’ love the secret! 🙂 Thank you for the compliments – I truly appreciate it!
Wow, talk about a wonderful whirlwind of a week! I’m so happy for you – you deserve all the accolades and more. I’m drooling over that See’s grab bag (of course, through all the amazing stuff happening to you, the thing I focus on is free chocolate!).
Of course you would and I kinda’ concentrate on it myself! 🙂
Congratulations! LOTS of fun news, Kelli!
Thank you so much!
Oh, wow, Kelli! This is amazing! I’m so happy for you. You definitely deserve it all! You’ve been nothing but awesome to me since I’ve started blogging, and I’m so glad that other people see this as well! Keep being awesome, and good luck at the show tomorrow!!
Also, keeping my fingers crossed for Top Girl!!!
Awwww..shucks! 🙂 xoxoxox
What an exciting week for you! I’ve had See’s candy before and am drooling looking at that bag! Congrats on everything and don’t forget us Kalamity Kelli fans when you get famous!!
You are so sweet my cousin – Love ya!
wow–amazing, all of it. Congraulations 🙂 Those containers were redone brilliantly and I can totally see why they’re crazy popular!
and I CAN spell congratulations, really 😉
Thank you Liz! I knew what you meant – it’s a funny day communication wise, isn’t it?
Congratulations on everything!! Im going over to look at all the links!
Sending best wishes to your Daughter!
Thank you Melissa! I really appreciate your kind words! her interview was 2 hours long and seemed to go well! Yay!
Shannah @ Just Us Four
That is so awesome! Congrats on your Hometalk feature.
Thank you so much Shannah! I really appreciate you dropping by and reading a post that I didn’t even post on the party! So sweet! I’ve got my daughter trying to put the button on right now!
Wow!! What a bunch of exciting news! I am so happy for you! Lucky, lucky you!
Thank you and I just found out from Krylon they are featuring me on their FB page tomorrow!!
Fantastic – it would be a dream to have one of my little posts go viral – congratulations!
Thank you! I was notified last night the even Krylon has given me a nod! They are featuring my project on their FB page today!
Anita at Hungry Couple
So much good stuff! My head is reeling. And I’m so happy you’re so excited about everything. 🙂
Mine Too Anita – and late last night Krylon notified me that they are featuring my project – the coffee can things on their FB page today!
Wow! Four dollars! That is fabulous! Just thought I would highlight the lottery win since it was the icing on the enormous cake of winning that was your week. 🙂 Crossing my fingers and saying my prayers for a good outcome for the interview!
Wow! Kelli, that is so exciting! Congrats!
Truly, you have a charmed life. Great ideas are rewarded. (This sounds like a fortune cookie. LOL)
HI Kelli!! Wow, was this ever a great post to catch up with you on!! CONGRATULATIONS on all your successes, luck and winning! You are awesome and deserve every darn good thing happening to you!!
I want to say thank you so much for all your sweet and thoughtful comments on my blog. It means a lot to me and I so look forward to hearing from you.
Congrats again and I am off to look at the post that made you famous!! 🙂
Awww…. Maggie – that’s so sweet of you to say! Glad to hear from you. I had some of your famous pizza sauce for lunch today!
now at home mom
whou hou! 🙂 YAY! so happy for you Kelli, I was reading your post and I was smiling the whole time! YAY! hey I loved these coffee containers and not surprised to know so many people loved them too! 🙂 and wow for the prizes and the feature for a month! WOW! WOW! WOW! & so happy that Hometalk asked you to do a clipboard of container projects for them! so proud of you Kelli and congrats again! (sorry to be reading so late)
Thank you Ingrid! It was a BIG week around these parts!:)
I can’t think of a nicer person for all these good things to be happening to…congratulations!
Thank you very much Karen! It was a bit unbelievable as it was happening – now maybe that things have slowed down a bit I can process it all!
What a happy story! So fun to read all this good news!
Thank you so much Laurel – both for the kind comment and for dropping by – please come by again!
Green Door Hospitality
What exciting, exciting news Kelli!!!!! So happy for you! 🙂 What great momentum!
Thank you so much!