Tuesday, March 20, 2007

SPT Challenge~Luck O' The Irish

This week's challenge is to show us a lucky charm. perhaps it is a piece of jewelry? or a talisman you carry in your pocket? do you have something on your desk or in your home that brings you good fortune? is it a baseball hat or a smelly old t-shirt? did someone give it to you? why is it meaningful to you? will you tell us about a time when it brought you good luck?

Another difficult challenge for me. I have been racking my brain trying to think of something I have that has brought me good luck and I have to admit I am stumped. I know there are things that I have held on to over the years but nothing inparticular sticks out in my mind. I have several things that I have kept, not becuase they are lucky things, but because that are sentimental things, so I didn't want to use any of those. I have even contimplated making something up but HAPPILY admit I am a TERRIBLE liar!

So for my LUCK O' THE IRISH challenge I am using these for my SPT...






Do I get extra credit for wearing green in my picture?

My Lucky Brand Jeans ! I know it is kind of silly, but hey, I didn't want to miss out on the challenge so this is as good as it gets. I haven't ever been extra lucky while wearing these jeans. I've never bought a winning lottery ticket while wearing these(nor have I ever bought a lottery ticket wearing any of my jeans). I've never escaped an accident while having these on. I've never stumbled across a 100 dollar bill on the ground while sporting these either.

There was a time, these were my absolute favorite pair of jeans and I would wash them over and over so I could always have them clean when I wanted to wear them(almost everday). I loved them because I got them at Costco for well under half the price I would have spent on them at a department store. I also loved them because I definitely thought these were skinny jeans. No matter how I felt I looked, if I would put these on, miraculously it seemed 10 pounds would disappear. For some reason, after I began to workout more, they didn't fit as good. I'm hoping it is because I have gained muscles and the muscles are causing them to fit differently.

Even though I haven't had great luck while wearing my Lucky jeans I feel I have great memories of things I've done and places I been while wearing these. I have worn these many times doing great things and many times doing just everday things with friends, family, my girls, with Greg. These jeans have been to NYC, to Cali, and all around Texas. They have been to many, many girl lunch dates, to movies, to malls, to visit people, on dates and double dates, carpooling, to NBA basketball games, NHL Hockey games, to rodeos, enrichment meetings, to parks and amusement parks, and all of my outings being a Mom.

As you can see my Lucky's are probably just like any other pair of jeans that any of us have. They are blue, worn, and have many miles on them. And after thinking of all I've done, the people and places I've seen in these, I will have to say maybe, just maybe, they have brought me much luck, fortune or should I say, many great blessings!

24 comments:

Jenny said...

Hubba hubba ding ding. I still think you should have posted the zipper part of the jeans that says, "lucky you" You are too cute friend!

Amy said...

I love it...I'm honestly laughing out loud and totally jealous of a body confident to stick out the booty and take a picture. Too cute.

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Barb said...

You found Lucky Brand at Costco??? I'm green with envy - I'd say that was a lucky find.

becca said...

Very cute!! I have never owned a pair of Lucky jeans. I have friends who swear they are the best "skinny" jeans in the world, but I have a VERY curvy bottom half and they just don't seem to fit me right...they are so cute on you and I LOVE the original idea (this is a hard challenge!!)

Anna said...

Great spin on SPT and what brings you 'luck'!

donna said...

Great post!!!!! All my jeans are Lucky Brand Jeans. I love them:)

Stephanie said...

Very original!! I love it. My husband wears them and loves them but I have never owned a pair. I'm waiting to lose the last 10 lbs. of my baby weight and then I will give them a try. You are so cute. Any jean would look good on you. Fun post...i enjoyed reading!

Price Cream Parlor said...

Oh, perhaps that is what I am missing! LUCKY jeans! HA! You are too cute!

amy m said...

nothing beats a good pair of old jeans and I love the thought of all the places and all the people you've been in with them. very cool. Cute photo.

Lucy said...

You look so cute in your lucky jeans. Lucky jeans remind me of college.

Cute, cute, cute.

sista # 2 said...

CUTE pix & words. -ciao, Janae

Kristin said...

Hi Angie-

My name's Kristin and I have been a long-time lurker on your blog. I LOVE IT! My family used to live in Houston and your blog gives me a much needed "Texas Fix"...especially now that I live in the cold and rainy northwest. I love your posts about the Alamo, rodeos, fish frys, your southern drawl...I MISS Texas!! :)

Kari said...

That is a cute idea! I got me a pair of Lucky Jeans at Costco but they were all too big! So I had to return them. How did you LUCK out and get ones that fit?!!

Now Costco has some Pure Religion jeans in that I want, but they are like $112!!! (The Lucky ones were a MUCH better deal!)

Laurie said...

Cute take Angie. I love the picture of button! Welcome back. Looks like you've been busy lately.

Elizabeth said...

What a great post. Even though you don;t think of them as lucky they helped you recall all of the blessings in your life. They definitely look great on you!

Cristin said...

Very clever take on this challenge!

Angie said...

Sorry for the too late wake up call. I considered calling earlier just to make sure you were up and at em', but knowing hoe on top of things you are, I figured you were up and going.

Hope you get back to yourself soon. Sorry it has been rough.

Jill said...

Cute picture Angie and clever idea!

jess said...

isn't funny how we find things that we like so much. we want to keep them forever.
in high school i wore out a pair of berkenstock sandals. they were all the way to the cork when mom said it was time to retire them. :(
as for luck . . . well thats another story.
jess :-P

Kelly said...

Angie, this is such a cute picture of you -- and a fun idea with the challenge. This was a tough one!

melanie said...

Oh course you get extra credit! You look adorable! Lucky jeans indeed!

lelly said...

you are CLEVER! i love that you took this idea and made it your own.

michelle said...

That is just too cute! I can't imagine even being able to wear those jeans, let alone feel good about the way I looked in them... I love it.