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Monday Update: Special Delivery Edition

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Monday Update: Special Delivery Edition

Hi everyone and a very happy Monday to all of you! This Friday, a super special package was delivered to yours truly from a giveaway that I won and I’m so hyped that I just had to blog about it. Seriously, I never win anything. Ever. So, obviously, I was extremely excited when I found out that I won a giveaway that the darling Julie was running on her page, Beauty & A Book. I wouldn’t say that I have “bad” luck, so to speak, but my luck is never exactly “good” either, so after a super sucky week thanks to the Little Red Love Machine getting tboned, a giveaway win was just what the doctor ordered! Take a look at my new hair care goodies:

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^^^ Woohoo!

My Prizes:

  • Salon Tech heat protecting spray (which is awesome because I flat iron my hair every day)
  • Salon Tech shampoo (which will be going to my mom because I don’t wash my hair)
  • Eurora face and body moisturizer
  • A new copper core brush

Okay – and just to clarify, yes: I don’t wash my hair. Well, I wash it once a month when I’m redying it but that’s all. Although, I wouldn’t even consider that “washing” because I only condition my hair after dying it. My fiery red locks would be nonexistent if I washed my hair frequently. The last time I remember thoroughly washing my hair was…I actually don’t remember! But, my hair is all the better for it and that’s all I have to say about that!

ANYWAYS, I want to send a HUGE thank you to Julie from Beauty & A Book for sending your girl some giveaway loving. It infinitely brightened a super dumb week so merci beaucoup!

I would love to be able to send Julie some followers on her social media platforms because, unfortunately, I only have a Facebook! So please give her a follow on Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat with her handle: jeweleemc

THANKS!! 😉

So there you have it, this week’s Monday Update: Special Delivery Edition! How was everyone’s Easter weekend? Would you consider yourself as having good or bad luck? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Featured Image By: Life Over Latte

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To The Man At Oil Change Place

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To The Man At Oil Change Place

Okay, so if you’re following me on Facebook, then I’m sure you have seen some of my posts regarding Man At Oil Change Place – AKA, Don. This guy is awesome. He’s so funny and kind and his first words to me were “you could scratch my back from across the street with those nails” because of my long ass talons, lol. Not only is he someone who makes killing time at the auto body shop enjoyable, but he is also my windshield wiper guardian angel because he gave me free windshield wipers after I told him that my torn and old as dirt wipers were okay. He had them installed without me knowing and it was only when I was driving home in the rain that I realized what he did (and you better believe I called him to thank him!).

Anyways, my dad just got off the phone with the shop to schedule an oil change for my mom and apparently he spoke with Don. Their conversation went as follows:

  • Don: Is this Sarah with an H’s dad?
  • Dad: Yeah.
  • Don: You have some daughter.
  • Dad: Yeah, she’s something!

And I’m not sure why but as soon as my dad told me about this, I started to cry. The thing is, is that this man who works at the shop has literally only seen me looking a hot mess. The three times that I’ve been in the shop have been no makeup days and I essentially look like I’ve just rolled out of bed. So, to me, this means that this employee genuinely enjoys my company and conversation rather than just the way I look.

I know it sounds cocky, but sometimes I feel like the only reason why people even give me the time of day is because of my outer appearance. Sometimes, I feel like no one ever cares to get to know the actual person behind the red hair, red lips, talon nails, and piercings. So, to have someone compliment my father on who his daughter is as a person and not an object felt really good because that’s something that just never happens.

Don took what little information he knows about my life, job, etc. and pieced together that I was somebody worth getting to know even though he has never seen me looking dolled up before. He used our witty banter and chats that had nothing to do with anything, like trading in the waiting room Keurig for a margarita machine as grounds for reason that I’m an okay person. Like I said, this rarely happens and, for once, somebody gave me the time of day without any alterations to my outer appearance and they liked what they saw. I can’t get over how good this made me feel and all I want to do is drive to the shop and hug the guy and he would probably have no idea how happy his remarks made me feel.

Yes, it’s a little thing, but Don remembered me enough to point out to my dad that he has a cool daughter. And after the week that I’ve been having, I really really needed that. So, here’s to you, Don. Can’t wait to see you next time the Little Red Love Machine needs some work done! I LOVE YOU!

Has anyone ever had their day turned around by a kind word? What would you say to the person who helped make you feel better? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Sunshine Blogger Award #2

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Sunshine Blogger Award #2

Hi everyone and happy weekend! I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their day so far. A few days ago the beautiful Olita from Ola Masalska nominated yours truly for my second Sunshine Blogger Award. I am always so flattered when other bloggers nominate me for stuff and things and I definitely make it a point to try and make a post for all of my nominations. Olita has a charming little blog, which I’m sure all of you will enjoy as much as I do, so please check it out and give her page some love. Now, let’s look at the rules:

The Rules:

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.

Q & A:

What country do you live in right now?

I live in the United States.

What is your favorite thing to do to relax?

I love to read and take a nice long bubble bath when I feel like I need to unwind.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Where do you wish you will be?

Yikes, I don’t know. I’ll be twenty-seven and that is something that I’m so not looking forward to. Growing up sucks.

Favorite TV show?

Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Face Off.

Favorite actor/actress?

Uhmmm…I love Hillary Swank, Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, and Tilda Swinton. And for actors, I would have to say George Clooney, Johnny Depp, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

One thing you could not live without?

Asides from the obvious ones like family, friends, yada yada I could not live without my beloved blog and a really good moisturizer.

Favorite season?

I love the fall.

Favorite social media platform (besides WordPress)?

Facebook! Because it’s the only social media page that I have, lol.

Favorite artist (painter) if you have one?

I do not have a favorite artist. Shame on me!

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?

I hate saying this, but I check my phone, Facebook, and email.

What is you favorite thing about yourself? Don’t be shy! 😉

My pasty pale skin, fake red hair, my beloved talon acrylics, my personality, and my tattoos and piercings.

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

My Questions For You:

  1. What is your favorite store to shop at?
  2. Who is one of your role models?
  3. No makeup for a month or wearing the same outfit for a week?
  4. Favorite candy or sweet treat?
  5. What is a hidden talent of yours?
  6. What was your favorite childhood toy?
  7. What was your high school experience like?
  8. Favorite holiday?
  9. A piece of advice for those in the blogging community?
  10. What was the best date that you’ve ever been on?
  11. How about the worst?

Thank you so much again to Olita for nominating lifewithlilred for the Sunshine Blogger Award! You’re a doll! How would you answer some of the questions that Olita had for her nominees? How about some of my questions for mine? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

The Blue Sky Tag

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The Blue Sky Tag

Hiii everyone and TGIF! Earlier this week I was so happy to be nominated for The Blue Sky Tag by my friend Megan over at Megan Elizabeth Lifestyle. Over the years, lifewithlilred has been nominated for lots of awards and tags, but never this one so I am really excited! Everyone please make sure to check out Megan’s wonderful page and give it some love – I’m sure that all of you will enjoy it as much as I do. Now, let’s take a look at the rules:

The Rules:

  • Answer 11 questions given to you
  • Tag 11 people
  • Give 11 questions

Q & A:

Onesie or Dressing Gown?

Definitely a nightie or a cute matching pajama pants and top set. I’m so obsessed with PJs as of late but I will never EVER wear a onesie – I personally think that they’re a bit ridiculous!

Bath or Shower?

For practicality purposes a shower but if I want to relax and have some me time, then a nice warm bubble bath.

What song are you currently obsessed with? (Mine is Green Light by Lorde)

Uhmmmm…. I’ve fallen into an unfortunate pop punk circa my high school years phase and am loving the album Underdog Alma Mater by Forever The Sickest Kids. Particularly “My Worst Nightmare”.

If you could have any chocolate bar in the world what would it be?

Trader Joe’s has this AMAZING dark chocolate bar that has chili powder and pop rocks in it and I freaking love it. I could totally eat like ten of them lol.

You’re having dinner with a historical figure, who would it be?

Hmm… I’m not sure. Does Johnny Depp count? haha

Why do you like blogging?

I love to blog because of all of the amazing friends that I have made all over the world. Blogging has put me in touch with people who I don’t think I would have met otherwise and I am so thankful for that.

What is your favorite blog to read at the moment?

Too many to count!

Cozy night in or wild night out?

I like both. Like, last night one of my girlfriends came over and we just drank some wine and watched Wentworth and it was a blast. But I do love going out to the bars with my friends when I’m feeling saucy.

Where do you dream of visiting and why?

Europe! Specifically Paris so that I can perfect my French!

What is your go-to choice for brunch?

It depends on what I’m in the mood for. If I want breakfast food, then definitely some type of fritatta and hashbrowns. But if I want lunch, then I usually go for some type of vegetarian friendly sandwich or a grilled cheese.

In your opinion, what is the best sitcom? (Friends, I’m not biased or anything!)

Seinfeld, of course!

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

My Questions:

  1. What is your favorite topic to write about?
  2. What was your high school experience like?
  3. What was your favorite toy as a child?
  4. Heels or flats?
  5. Which beauty product could you not like without?
  6. What is your favorite thing to do when you have free time?
  7. Texting or phone calls?
  8. What is your favorite restaurant to eat at?
  9. What is one of your goals for this year?
  10. What qualities do you look for in a friend?
  11. What would you and your crush or significant other do on a dream date?

Thank you so much again to Megan for nominating little old me for The Blue Sky Tag! How would you answer some of the questions that Megan asked her nominees? How about some of mine? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Ruby Tulip Sale!

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Ruby Tulip Sale!

Hellooo everyone and happy Tuesday! This week only from today until Friday at midnight, Ruby Tulip will be available for purchase for only ten dollars! With shipping, it will cost about thirteen dolla holla altogether for lifewithlilred’s signature scent. Do check it out and then be sure to shop a little more on Angie’s Bath & Body for some amazing homemade body butters, bath salts, and scrubs! THANNNNKS! Much love. -Sarah

You know you want to! ❤

Reader Map Update

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Reader Map Update

Hiiii everyone and happy weekend! So yesterday I was hanging out and listening to a little I’m From Barcelona and their song “Collection Of Stamps” came on. This song, a little ditty that gives an ode to friends and locations world wide reminded me that it’s been a while since I posted an updated reader map picture. So first, take a listen. And then, take a look!

(As always, I have no rights to this song. I just like it a lot.)

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I started making my reader map once I had a little over forty countries reading me with the pure intention of keeping track of them all. But now, with over one hundred and seventy different countries that are hip to lifewithlilred, this map serves as so much more than a location tracker. This little project that I began gives me such an immense feeling of pride every time I look at it – which is frequently, considering it’s located in my bedroom!

To know that the page that little old me started two and a half years ago is reaching locations that I never even knew existed completely blows my mind. This map has also made me SO much better at the geography questions on Jeopardy, which is a really nice added bonus! As soon as “Collection Of Stamps” came on, it made me think of all of my wonderful readers, friends, and followers in the blogging community and I just knew that I had to send a shout out to them in an Updated Reader Map post.

Thank you all so, so much for stopping by my page. If it’s as a one time reader or a loyal follower, I appreciate it far more than you know. Many well wishes and a ton of love to each and every one of you!

What country on my reader map would you like to visit some day? Where are you located? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Liebster Award #7

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Liebster Award #7

Hii everyone and happy Monday! Yesterday, I was nominated by the darling Lindsay at Lindsay Rose for my lucky number seventh Liebster Award! It was such a lovely little surprise because it’s no secret that I love doing these award posts. Please make sure to give Lindsay’s page some love because it’s a real gem! Thank you again, beautiful! Now, let’s get to the rules:

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to his/her blog.
  • Copy and paste the Liebster Award badge to your post.
  • Answer the questions the person who nominated you asked.
  • List some fun facts about yourself.
  • Create ten new questions for the bloggers you are nominating.
  • Notify the bloggers that you have nominated by leaving a comment on their blog.

Q & A:

1. What country do you live in?

I live in the USA.

2. How old are you?

I am 22.

3. Why did you start blogging?

Because enough people told me that I should so I rolled my eyes and said “fine”!!

4. If you had 3 wishes, what would you do?

If I told you, they wouldn’t come true!

5. Describe your personality in three words.

Caring, exuberant, unique.

6. What does success mean to you?

Doing what you love for a living.

7. What is your pet peeve?

Uhmmmm…I really hate when people make the quotes from memes their Facebook statuses and everyone thinks that it’s really funny but it was the meme that was funny, not the person. #petty hahaha

8. What are you fearful of?

I hate spiders, bridges make me wary, and cats.

9. You’re on a desert island and can take two items what would you choose?

A lawn chair and a bottle of rum!

10. Can you drive?

Yep, I drive a red 2012 Mazda 2 hatchback and it’s basically the love of my life.

11. What is your favorite feature of yourself?

My hair, of course!

Fun Facts:

  • I love all things horror! Books, movies, haunted houses. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is my fave and I currently love all things Jack Ketchum.
  • I read every night and am working on rereading Joanne Harris’s Gentlemen & Players.
  • I have very long, sharp acrylic nails that I love and only wear black nail polish with an accent color on my pointer fingers.
  • I love piercings and tattoos and am always looking to add to my collection.
  • I’ve been a vegetarian for very well over ten years now and couldn’t imagine a different lifestyle.

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

My Questions For You:

  1. What is your favorite junk food?
  2. What was your favorite childhood toy?
  3. Would you rather wear no makeup for a month or the same outfit for a week?
  4. What is something that you are proud of?
  5. What is one goal that you have for your future?
  6. What is your favorite store to shop at?
  7. How would you describe your look?
  8. Do you have any weird or hidden talents?
  9. What is your favorite color to wear?
  10. What characteristics do you look for in a friend?

Lots of love to Lindsay for the nomination for my seventh Liebster Award! You’re a doll. How would you answer some of Lindsay’s questions? How about some of mine? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah