Friday, November 9, 2012

Yes to Stylista!

Happy Friday!

You guys... you guys,
Yes To Carrots announced the winner of their 
Yes To Stylista
contest today...

Me... Holy Moses.
I don't even know what to say!
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
I am honored, amazed, so thankful, and most-definitely shaking... and maybe crying a little.
OK, you know me better than that. I'm crying a lot.
This is an honor.

Here's the story—
It started with a contest... that I heard about through the grapevine from my amazing friend, Danielle.
She mentioned that Yes To Carrots was looking for their next "Stylista" to represent the brand.
Knowing me and my Bye Bye Beehive project, she immediately emailed me and suggested I enter.
I submitted my photo and asked you guys to vote.
You did! I'll be forever grateful.

With the help of your votes, I made it to the Top 10,
and was then sent a bunch of Yes To products, and asked to make a 2-minute video.
I have no idea how to do videos,
so I enlisted my trusty friend and photographer, Taylor, to help me out.
I submitted the video back in the end of October... and then waited.
And waited and waited for what seems like eons.

Today, we got the news.
The news that I won.
I am floored. Excited. Blessed. Overwhelmed. Thrilled... so thrilled.
THIS is only the beginning.

So, would you like to see my video? It's about time I showed you.
Then, after watching mine, please go watch the videos and say hi to the other finalists (who are amazing).
I don't know how they decided. Each video was unique, well-done, and so entertaining!


And then... just for fun...
Originally, I had wanted to include one of my backflips (shown before here),
but once the editing process began, it was clear that there wasn't a good place for it.
So guess what?
You get to see it now. Consider it an "outtake."
Backflip in 3, 2, 1—

Aunie Sauce readers, thank you! 
Thanks for voting, for visiting me each day, and for being a huge part of my story.
Do you know what? 
Tomorrow, November 10, 2012, is my one-year Aunie Sauce blogging anniversary.
This is the coolest and most amazing way to celebrate.

Yes To—thank you guys so much.
I can't even tell you about the tears of excitement that streamed down my face when I found out.
I'm still in shock.
I'm so excited and honored to be the next Yes To Stylista!
I can't wait to see what this next chapter brings.

Until then—what do YOU say YES to?


SpryOnTheWall said...

That. Is. Amazing! Congratulations!!!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

I am so happy for you, Aunie! CONGRATULATIONS!

I want to see your outtake video, but it's private. :(

leah jean said...

Congratulations! Such exciting news! Also congratulations on your fiance coming many exciting things going on for you! :)

elise said...

oh my gosh. congrats my dear! you are having quite the week aren't you!? love it.

Allyssa said...

That is amazing! Congrats!

jess said...

Squeee! Congratulations! Best week ever! :) So well deserved, my friend!

Sarah said...

YAY!! Congratulations!!!!! :D

Lauren {By Lauren M} said...


The Olive Tree Blog said...

so very cool! congrats!!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

That is SO AWESOME! Congratulations!

Sam said...

Awesome awesome awesome! Congrats girl!

Danielle said...

I am so happy you took my advice and entered this contest!! You will make an absolutely amazing Stylista Annelise :) hehe it rhymes!

So proud of everything you've done and am so so happy you made it all the way to the end like I knew you would!

Lily said...

Omigoodness I had NO doubt that you wouldn't win. I just knew knew knew you'd win!! wooohoooo! And omigoodness your voice is very different from the way I imagine it in my head when I read your blog! I know that I told you that last time I saw your video, but it was so long ago... Lol!

And AWESOME back flip girl!!

I say Yes To, Being an individual!

Rebecca said...

yay! congratulations. such a cute video, too. i can see why they chose you :)

Elisha said...

You deserve it!! :) LOVE that video of you -- it's so good!
xoxo and congrats!

Elisha said...

HOW do you do that backflip!? Cheerleading training?
So lucky you can do it!

It's Sooo Fluffy said...

Awesome! Congrats!!

Kristen Danielle said...

That is flipping awesome! (No pun intended) :)

I feel like I know a celeb! Congrats Aunie!!! xoxo

grace said...

YAY!!! You are famous now! and you totally deserve it too. :) congrats!

Display Name said...

So awesome! Yes To products are the goods! Hope you have a blast! Congrats~

EmilyFinta said...

Congrats! I'm so glad you won!

LaLa said...

Congrats!! How awesome!

Selma said...

Congratulations! You totally deserve it :)

Anna said...

holy smokes, that AMAZING news!!! Congratulations lady! :D love love love your video and your back tuck.

Kym @ Travel Babbles said...

EEEEKKKKK!!! Congrats!!!!!!

Nicole @ The Style Hatch said...

Awe I'm so proud of you girl! And super duper excited- you deserve it!! xo

Priya said...

Well I definitely voted for you, and I don't vote for losers so...I'm so glad you won!! That is awesome, and sounds like quite the prize package! You totally deserve it, you're like the craftiest person ever with your hair!! Celebrating with you!

perfectly priya

Julie said...

Woohoo, congratulations!!
I Say Yes To Love, to laugh, to LIFE :)

Shaina Longstreet said...

You are amazing my dear. I totally voted for you and was so happy to hear that you won. I say yes to celebration! :D

Alesha said...

I said congrats once already, but I'll say it again! So happy and excited for you. Keep rocking your AWESOME style for His glory! =)
Alesha <3