Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: Things From My Week, Good & Bad.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Things From My Week, Good & Bad.


Good morning and happy Friday. I'm beyond grateful it's the weekend. It's been a crappy week of sorts and I'll be heading to Mexico next week, so this week couldn't end quick enough.

Only part of my week was crappy, I had some ups too. Which I'm so thankful for! (sorry, it's a tad lengthy…) 

I got to babysit these 2 cutie pies while mom & dad had an anniversary date. We played and watched Full House- It was a pretty perfect night. My favorite part was cuddling with sweet Emma because she got scared seeing lightening. I'll take it. 

Ready for the crappy part? My brothers story hit Nancy Grace this week, which is great, national coverage is what we need to get him in the right rehab facility. However, rather than focusing on the story, Facebook followers ripped this photo to shreds. Well over 1,000 comments and about 75% were "how they hell are they smiling" "why would they smile" "they're unfit parents" "is that Bob Barker" "This picture is creepy, what the hell do they think is so funny". Getting a taste of the cruel "news story trolls" sucks. 

This picture was taken months ago, months after the accident. It was the very first moment Christian was put in a chair and out of the bed. We were SO excited in this moment, a picture was snapped and that picture happened to be used. It's completely disgusting to me how ignorant and cruel people can be. I had a pretty crappy day Wednesday, I'm totally fine now, but it is hard. You want to defend your family yet it's a losing battle. Some people just suck, plain and simple. As for the other people who have helped defend that picture, send love and prayers and offer encouraging words, you all are amazing. YOU are what gets us through and out of these funks. I heard a song early Thursday morning that snapped me out of it, these lyrics in particular-

"Sometimes through the darkness, it's hard to see
So just be brave and follow where He leads
Greater is the one who's in us, than he who's in the world
So child of God remember, the battle is the Lord's"
                                      "Say Amen" Finding Favour


What picks you up on a crappy day? Mail from a sweet friend sure put a smile on my face! I got a surprise package that couldn't have come at a better time. Maegen, my sweet sweet friend, you are an angel. I can't wait to put these jewels on for a dinner date in Mexico.... 

Remember recently when I announced that Kelli and I are starting a Monthly Faves linkup? Here's the reminder- It's once a month, the first Wednesday of each month and it starts next Wednesday July 2nd. We'd LOVE you to join us. It's a post of everything you were loving the previous month- beauty, foods, tv, recipes, music, blogs, home goods, etc. Anything at all. 
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I told you earlier this week, it's the week of giveaways here! Well, I also told you I had one more.... First off, you can still enter the other fabulous ones here-

*GiGi New York Clutch and Pouch, enter HERE
*$100 Nordstrom giftcard and Lululemon Wunder Unders, enter HERE

Here is the final one, good luck!-

One winner will receive a prize package including: $50 Target Gift Card Julep Nail Polish "Lynn" Mally Beauty Liquid Lip Color "Party Girl Pink" 4 ft. Pom Pom Garland from A Jar of Sweets (peach, mint, and ivory gold)
          Target Gift Card Giveaway

75 comments:

  1. Ugh I'm so sorry that you had to deal with such unkindness...people can be really cruel and I know it's hard to ignore, but there are so many others out there who truly care and are supporting your family. Sending hugs, and wishes for an amazing, relaxing, and refreshing Mexico trip!

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  2. Don't worry about those haters!! People who haven't been through it or don't know healthcare just have no clue. It's so important to stay positive and I think it's great that they are smiling! Those people just don't have anything better to do so they put others down. Stay strong Mia! I hope your weekend looks better :)

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  3. I know everyone is allowed to have an opinion, but really people! I'm so sorry people don't realize the hardships your family have been going through. Your family is always in my prayers xoxo

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  4. So sorry about all of the negative people. People can really be cruel and disgusting. You all are in my thoughts and prayers! Love the new earrings, and I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for the new giveaway - love it!

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  5. I noticed the Pray for Mayberry page had a big jump of followers. That is great! You are so right about hanging on to the positive people that are around. I am sorry for stupid people that use the computer to enable them to say things they normally wouldn't say. Just know you have a whole crew behind you!

    If I won the target gift card I would use it for food or baby stuff :)

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  6. It always amazes me to think people can say such terrible things when they have no idea about the freaking situation......ughhhhh I am glad you are doing better girl but shit why are people so ignorant???? I am so excited for your vacation girl! I need one so badly! My birthday weekend could not be coming at a better time next week. Yeah!!! I am totally entering your other giveaways!!! Thanks for linking up! Sending you some love and a hug xoxoxo

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  7. I'm so sorry people have been so cruel and negative. Sending hugs and support over here! At least you're getting away from it all next week! So excited for your trip! Have a good weekend lady.

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  8. Ugh people are so mean! Heck your parents should be smiling! They are his parents and he is alive. what the hell is wrong with people ugh. I hope things get better soon for him :)

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  9. I am so sorry about your brother. And its even worse to hear what others are thinking and saying from afar when they have no idea what is going on! Thinking about you lots.

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  10. People are so disgusting!! How awful! I would be fuming and would have to try so hard to bite my tounge. I am so sorry for you and your family having to go through this. I hope you have a fabulous time in Mexico and can sestress and enjoy yourself!! Happy Friday girlfriend!

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  11. People are truly mean :-/ I'm still frustrated about that. My hubby and I were talking about it last night. I'm so sorry that your family has had to be the brunt of that! On a good note, many of my friends have said they're praying and some shared the link on their pages as well. Know that I'm praying!

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

    And that first picture of you is gorgeous! So pretty, Mia! Can't wait for next Wednesday's link-up!

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  12. There are people in this world that are truly disgusting and rather than think before typing or speaking they have no filters...they don't realize their words hurt!! You deserve a nice vacation in mexico and I'm so happy that you're going to be relaxing soon!!

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  13. Oh, sweet friend. People SUCK. I'm glad that you're able to just realize that some people are not worth the effort. I understand completely that in those sad, scary moments any little thing will feel like a joyous victory--someone who has never been through anything like that would NEVER know--so to hell with them! I hate that those kinds of people even bother to infect our world. Whatever. Onwards and upwards. Mexico! Drink a cocktail for me (or like...5, k?)!

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  14. Hi! I recently started following your blog and I've enjoyed your posts! Some people out there just need to take a long walk off of a short pier. Stay strong and don't their words get you down. I hope that you have a great time on your trip, you deserve it! - Caroline @ Windy City Chic http://wcchicblog.wordpress.com

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  15. Hey sweet girlfriend...I am so sorry about your "crappy day" ...continued prayers for you and your family! I did go to Nancy Grace and liked your story...HIS eternal arms shelter you...Go on in faith, the clouds will clear and the way will lighten. Wanted to share part of my God's Calling Devotional today....love ya, Lesa

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  16. I just want to give you a huge hug. I'm so sorry that you're going through this. Your family is under enough stress as it is. You don't need stupid internet trolls to make disgusting comments. Don't let them get to you. Your family is wonderful and strong and you'll all get through this <3

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  17. I wish I could jump through the screen and give you a hug, so a hug from afar will have to do. Ignore those stupid, ignorant people. They have nothing better to do with their lives than bash on other people's lives. That is just ridiculous. Seriously, I hope your brother and family get everything he and you deserve - I always have him in my thoughts! On a happier note, I cannot wait to join your linkup Wednesday! Have a great weekend, lady - get some sunshine and relaxation in!

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  18. I am so sorry about those negative comments. People can be so ignorant. Big hugs for you.

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  19. Girl, ignore the internet jerks. The problem with the internet is it gives dumb people a chance to prove their stupidity. I really wish there was a way to block all the mean people from commenting but unfortunately we can't so just ignore them and know you and your family are way better than that. I'm so sorry you're going through all this. But on the plus side, those earrings are amazing. Maegen is so sweet! Hope you have a great weekend, you deserve it!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  20. What WONT I buy at Target is the question :)
    People are stupid... stupid... I don't get mean comments. I cant make myself make them. Especially when you don't KNOW the full story in a picture.

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  21. Seriously?! What's wrong with people!!! Why do people always feel the need to be so cruel and ignorant?! That discusses me! I mean they don't know the story of what's going on here and who are they to judge?! Don't let those people get to you they are just low life's that have to poke fun to make themselves feel better! Sorry you're having to go through this Mia!! I'm glad you had a few ups though! Giveaways always make people happier too! ;) have an awesome weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  22. You are such an inspiration! I read all the stories about your brother and my heart breaks for your family. Prayers for answers and peace for you guys! Xoxox

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  23. So sorry about your brother. That is awful!!! I hope everything works out… ugh!

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  24. Where do I start here..hmm #1 you are so flawless in thst first pic! #2 people on the internet are absolutely IN freaking SANE I can't even comment, so sorry you have to see that! #3 -grrreat link up idea! Have a fabulous weekend! xoxo

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  25. I'm so sorry to hear about the troubles you are going through with your family. People can be cruel. Keep being positive and you'll get through it. I pray your brother gets the help he needs. :-)
    If I won, I'd probably buy a cute maxi dress or accessory from good ol' Target. Great giveaway!

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  26. Ahh, my heart goes out to you Mia and I am lifting up you and your family in prayer! Sending so much love your way, my friend!! HE will see you through!
    I hope your weekend is amazing, and full of happy moments. :) Thanks again for joining me in this giveaway- it's so much fun to host it with you.

    xo Always, Abby
    p.s. you look so cute in that pic of you and the sweet kiddos!!

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  27. Keep the faith and strength - lots of prayers and love still coming your way! How sweet was Maegan to send you a pick-me-up; great girl, that one! Have a good, relaxing weekend, pretty! XO

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  28. There are always going to be people who judge before knowing the story and feel the need to point fingers. Its cruel and unfair and I'm so sorry you had to go through that. No fun. Take the weekend to unwind and look ahead to your trip. xo

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  29. Wow I'm so sad to hear about your brother and all the negative comments out there from people who don't even know what's going on. I'll be thinking about you and praying for a recovery for your brother as well. What a wonderful thing it is to have great friends who know how to lift you up, isn't it? Hope your weekend is fantastic and thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  30. i know it is hard not to listen to those comments. but like you said they are just trolling. you know how special that moment was. that is why i pretty much never look at comments on news articles.

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  31. I am so sorry you are going through that! There are so many internet tough guys out there that would never dare to behave a certain way in public but behind the computer see nothing wrong with writing something like that Bob Barker comment. People are disgusting. Dont let their bad behavior get you down though! Positive vibes coming your way! xx

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  32. ugh that is so disgusting!! i cannot believe people would say such cruel things. the thing is, people are stupid, and they are looking at something from the outside - if they were in your situation, they'd be doing the same thing and be shocked at the cruel things people were saying. i'm absolutely not saying that it's ok - heck no - people should really think before they speak. anywho, i'm sorry again love.

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  33. girl, I am so sorry your family is having to deal with all that crap! people often forget when sitting behind a computer screen that they are commenting on a picture of a real family. as much as we all love social media, it can be the devil sometimes! praying for strength for your family to look past the harsh words!

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  34. by the way...love, love, love those earrings!

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  35. I can't even believe those kinds of comments- I am praying so hard that despite those nasty messages, some of the nicer ones shine through and I hope that the article brings the story to a bigger audience of people who want to help and support Christian and your family. I'm glad you were able to see some good times through all of this! What gorgeous earrings and Collin and Emma are way too cute!

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  36. I saw your mom talking about all the trolling and of course they are smiling. People are just...I'm convinced some people look for the ugly in all situations. But your people and you are not like that. I am praying and praying.

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  37. I just got back from a vacation to mexico! Hope you have fun :)

    XO AJ
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  38. I'm so sorry you have to deal with that. Unfortunately, it seems that 98% of the people on the Internet are complete idiots (obviously, we are not in that 98% ;)) That's so exciting that you're going to Mexico next week!

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  39. Internet trolls suck!! So sorry you had to deal with it but don't let it get you down. People are idiots and the kind that make those comments are the ones with unfit parents!

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  40. It's incredible to me how people can be so cruel in such a trying time. Keep your head high and your faith strong and know that there are so many of us here praying for Christian and your family! I really hope you have an amazing trip, you deserve it!

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  41. I'm so sorry you have to deal with that. I have been thinking of you and your family ever since I first started to read your blog several months ago. XOXO

    What would I buy at Target?? What wouldn't I buy is more like it! haha :-) Maybe some make-up or some new workout clothes!

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  42. I'm so, so sorry about those awful comments! I will never understand how people can be so ignorant at times...I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers!

    Target---hmmm, probably decor for my beauty room that is currently being redecorated! Or makeup! LOL!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  44. I know its incredibly difficult but forget all the trolls. They are mean spirited people who have no idea of the circumstances and shouldn't judge if they aren't in your position. You guys are keeping positive and thats all that matters!

    Sending you TONS of love from NYC,

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

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  45. I can only imagine how hard it is to read those comments. Some people are just SO cruel, it's disgusting! On a brighter note, love love love those earrings and yay for your Mexico trip - so soon now! Hope you're having a good weekend!

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  46. I'm obsessed with that picture of you and the kiddos. So.stinkin.cute.

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  47. The thing with the comments on your brothers picture is so sad. Just makes u wonder what our world us coming too.
    But thank goodness your family is tough enough to not let that negativity get u all down!
    Go enjoy Mexico sweet girl! U deserve a wonderful trip!!!!

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  48. So sorry to hear about those ignorant people! Prayers for you lovely! On a much lighter note how gorg are you in that first picture!? love it!

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  49. I am really sorry about the hurtful feedback on the picture. You know what is truth. You all are in my prayers! Ignore the nasty people- YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT and I have no doubt your entire family is the same!!

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  50. Ugh. I'm so sorry about those nasty comments regarding your brother. People can be so vicious and insensitive especially when they're hiding behind a computer screen-it's disgusting. For people to be so ignorant is BEYOND me. Reading your brothers story brought me to tears. I can't even begin to imagine what you and your family has gone through these past months. He time is with you at ALL times. On a much brighter note- so excited for the link up tomorrow!! xoxo

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  51. I'm so behind on blog reading, but you are SO welcome! Those earrings will look fab on you. Especially in Mexico with a side of chips and a margarita :) Xoxoxo

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  52. :( I hate that you had to see the bad in the world with all of those negative comments.... when no one truly knows any background of the photo... People can be so vicious. I am so sorry your family has to go through this, but, we know our God is able!! <3

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