Hey, Sparkler! What’s So Great About You?

It’s time for another sparkly Sparkler!!!!

And who do we have with us today? None other than the talented Mary from Pretty Good Things (a favorite of mine!!!)

She does amazing adorable hair pieces but don’t just listen to me, let’s let the lady speak for herself…

Thanks for asking me to do this. It was harder than I thought! Everyone should try making these lists – it’s good to remind yourself of things you take for granted or to find the positive in your life. Why not celebrate why you think you’re great and how your life is great once in a while? Have you made a list?

Here you go:

* I love making, crafting, fixing, drawing, sewing, painting, DIYing…and I think I am pretty good at these things.

* I believe in biorhythms, sort of.

* So far, getting older is pretty awesome. The past few years have shown me that – hey! guess what? It’s my life! I’ve observed how life falls into place without a struggle when I honor myself, listen to my heart and let me be me. I’ve learned I can do things I that I once thought were beyond me – and I can do them well (surprise!). I’ve also figured out that when I honor myself I make more genuine work. It shows and in the end it is better for this reason. I am looking forward to growing into a stronger more confident individual who sees the positive side of life and rolls with the punches on the daily. Because everything works out in the end!

* I am good at thinking in pictures. This is a problem when I can see the image of an object but can’t find the word for a couple seconds.

* Rainbows and anything iridescent or sparkly makes me extra happy and makes me feel like I am 8. Baby animals (especially kitties) or excessively tiny or gigantic things also make me extra happy (especially if these excessively tiny or gigantic things are of normal sized objects.)

* I’ve accomplished most of my “what do you want to be when you grow up” list: artist, seamstress (my term at 6 was sew-er) and model (it counts even if it is for my own business, right?). Maybe we should all listen to our little selves…

* I have my own personal alarm clock in the form of my cat, Simon. He also tucks me in at night.

* I’ve managed to keep a hold of some of my bestest friends for around 20 years. I am pretty lucky because they are genuine, kind, generous, smart, hilarious and basically totally awesome.

* I get to crack up at least once a day because I have a hilarious boyfriend who also fits the friend description as mentioned above.

– Mary P.

Love it! Love it! Love it!

Okay… who’s next?!? Come on, Sparkler, Spill it!


  1. Katie · April 27, 2009

    yay Samantha! I love a girl who isn\’t afraid to embrace sci fi!


  2. Swell Vintage - Frankie · April 27, 2009

    What an awesome lady! This is such a good idea. I want to be a sparkler! x


  3. Ashe Mischief · April 27, 2009

    Yay– what a wonderful way to (continue to) learn fun facts about some of my favorite ladies!


  4. Samantha Darko · April 28, 2009

    I think i just blushed 9 shades of red! Your Lovely!


  5. Mademoiselle Robot · May 6, 2009

    HA! I had forgotten about my list. Thank you so much! XXX


  6. Ashe Mischief · May 6, 2009

    * I think 99% of people are douche bags, so I cherish the remaining 1%I knew there was a reason I heart Tish!


  7. WendyB · May 7, 2009

    ^^I like that one too!


  8. Ashe Mischief · May 27, 2009

    !!!! EEEEEEEEE!I have the hugest goofiest jokeresque grin on my face!


  9. Ashe Mischief · June 6, 2009

    She seems lovely! I particularly loved her piece about remembering people by songs– for both the good AND bad. I do the same thing… and sometimes I hate certain people for ruining good songs 😉


  10. WendyB · June 23, 2009

    Nine West fits me well too…Nine West and Prada. What a combo, eh?


  11. Leia · June 24, 2009

    Love this Sparkler series!


  12. Meg · July 12, 2009

    Thanks so much for asking me to do this! I feel very honored and it also made me see myself in a new light. Lots of love! Mwah!


  13. jennine · July 22, 2009

    sebbywood is an amazing human being… such a good series!


  14. Ashe Mischief · July 22, 2009

    I have to agree with Jennine, the Sebby is amazing! Also, its nice to see his face when it's not moving around all crazy like on Twitter!


  15. R. A. Mare · July 22, 2009

    what a great post.


  16. WendyB · July 22, 2009

    Yay for dudes who are open about being Sparklers!


  17. Chillinfoxie · August 9, 2009

    Another fan here. Love your blog and attention to wonderful details…


  18. kristophine · August 26, 2009

    You know, maybe this is old news, but on the manly cologne front–at Luckyscent you can try tiny samples of fragrances for three bucks a vial. That's how I discovered my love of Commes Des Garcons–I could never afford to go for a whole bottle. And they do have a selection of manlier offerings. (Ahem, Burberry London For Men. 90% awesome, 10% shaving cream. My gender-bending fragrance of choice.)


  19. Ashe Mischief · October 6, 2009

    Yay, Michelle!God, I love that picture of her in the TMNT costume.


  20. WendyB · October 6, 2009

    That's some awesome hair!


  21. TheShoeGirl · October 6, 2009

    I love this! Great post 🙂


  22. Mary P. · October 6, 2009

    Agreed. That TMNT picture is adorable!


  23. Michelle · October 6, 2009

    Thanks guys! That TMNT photo remains one of my favorite childhood ones, haha.


  24. SEBBYWOOD;; · October 11, 2009

    I LOVE MICHELLE. Coolest. Texan. Ever. (Apart from Stone Cold Steve Austin).


  25. WendyB · February 10, 2010

    I heart Gilda…and I have noticed her up all night on Twitter!


  26. queengilda · February 27, 2010

    OHHHHH thanks for this!!! reading back on it, i think i'm ridic! haha!


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