Dawn from As Sweet As Cinnamon is having a fun contest - she wants to know the reason behind the name for your blog! Which I think is quite interesting. Do you ever wonder how someone came up with their name? What it means? Wish you'd thought of it first? Go link up at Dawn's, do a blog post with what your name means and why you picked it, and you could win a Moda charm pack!
So - how did I come up with Allie-oops Sweet Happy Life? Well, my aunt always called me Allie-oop, from the time I was born. I changed it a bit, to OOPS, because I make so many oops while I'm quilting! If you were in my sewing room with me, you would hear that word a lot, muttered under my breath in shock at my latest gaffe.
Sweet Happy Life is a song by Peggy Lee - not too fond of the song, but I love the sentiment! I used to be prone to major depression, it took a long time and a lot of patience from the Lord to teach me to enjoy the moment, enjoy my life, and let go of the stress. The littlest things used to send me over the edge, and now I can let them go. It's not an easy life, but no matter my circumstances, it's sweet and happy, because the Lord has taught me to be content in all things. I'm so thankful that I've gone from pessimism and depression to optimism and gratitude! My blog title reminds me of that change every day.
So, what's your story? I'd love to hear it! Do a blog post and link up at Dawn's, join the party!