If you’re on Pinterest then you’ve likely seen Ryan Gosling in ruggedly handsome photos with witty and wishful-thinking type prose superimposed onto it. I think these wildly edited images are first of all hysterical but also a bit telling of what a man could give a certain kind of woman (i.e. someone like me pinterest obsessed, DIY-er, blogger) on a special kind of day like Valentine’s Day.

I couldn’t tell you who the first wishful thinking woman was who wrote the first “Hey Girl” but from what I gather it started in late 2008. Since then, women from all walks of life have created their own special version of what they would want a good looking man to say to them.

Here are a few of my favorites…


Big Daddy, I promise I didn’t write this one but it about says it all. Guys, I love Golden Girls. Always have. Always will. However, Big Daddy hates it. Really hates it. When I’m having a really bad day he’ll watch it with me. Maybe this V-Day we can watch it together?
hey-girl-ryan-goslingThis is incredibly accurate. I make Big Daddy read my posts. In fact, I sit right next to him to make sure he does. Yeah, it’s weird. I know I shouldn’t need that validation. But I do and so he does. Thanks Big Daddy.



I read these and I think that someone out there is living my exact life and it makes me feel better about the mess that is always in my house. Currently, my kitchen table is still covered with materials I used to make my Ultimate Blog Planner. I can only hope Big Daddy feels this way….tumblr_lwwor58Znm1r7myemo1_500

Actually I hate glitter for this very reason! Big Daddy if you get me a card for Valentine’s Day and it happens to have glitter will you scrape it off before sealing the envelope?tumblr_lxc0lffGG01r7myemo1_r1_500

Ok, Big Daddy doesn’t know what Random.org is but I’ve thought this before and I want a Silhouette (or Cricut) and well I hate that I never win these giveaways. tumblr_lxur99FWKW1r7myemo1_500

This reminds me of our photo shoot when I blogged about my DIY Barbell.tumblr_ly7tedTlea1r7myemo1_500

Recently, I slyly asked Big Daddy to stop off at this “place” so I could pick up some wood pallets I saw on Craigslist. I know that he never thought he would be rummaging through old wood piles for that perfect piece of pallet. But Big Daddy’s a super trooper and we went home with 5 pallets.tumblr_ly9yfr5G7S1r7myemo1_500


Thanks for letting me have my Crafty Village (separate 2 car garage/workshop) and a crafty office in the house. 🙂tumblr_lygwfxDtBA1r7myemo1_500

Yep, I made a burlap wreath here, here, and here. I don’t think any of them were featured either. Boo.tumblr_lygwgwatYJ1r7myemo1_500

Yeah, I have a disease and there is no cure. I actually made a song about it and one day I’ll reveal it in video form just as soon as I can talk Big Daddy into a starring role.tumblr_lzel32I8eB1r7myemo1_500

It’s a great day when this actually happens. Although I tried this on the way home from church last week and it was a no go. Whomp, whomp.tumblr_lzplwxmBGe1r7myemo1_500


This one makes me laugh-cry. I’m actually good at the coupon thing but you know I like me some Michael’s.tumblr_m0gzmfdRM61r7myemo1_500


Ok, I haven’t done this to a dresser but I’ve thought about it. Of course, you may remember my Atlas Sunburst Mirror that I made by tearing pages of maps from books.tumblr_m0qpzvBQER1r7myemo1_500

When ya’ll don’t hear from me it’s mostly because I’ve downloaded a million photos from the internet (um, like today) and my computer gets choked up and refuses to work. Well, Big Daddy has rescued me on more than one occasion. Seriously, I think I tell him “my startup disc is full” more than anything else. Remember when I got hacked?tumblr_m0qqp0gOKX1r7myemo1_500


Now that I’ve opened my Etsy Shop I can imagine Big Daddy doing this because he already does. I’m terrible at talking about my non-profit helping women in crisis and anything I’ve done that’s kind of cool. Big Daddy always makes me shine.tumblr_m15k2uFhEP1r7myemo1_500

Remember the Toilet Paper Flower Mobile? When we moved Big Daddy gently asked if we could throw out those 100+ empty toilet paper rolls I’d been saving. We threw them out and I don’t regret it. I appreciate that he let me collect them to no end plus the cereal boxes I used to make my Star Garland.tumblr_m29h8fkXVW1r7myemo1_500

Never. Going. To. Happen.tumblr_m2bjxhCc0T1r7myemo1_500

Big Daddy if you ever said something like this to me I think I would fall in love with you all over again. But this would mean you would actually have to come inside and not sit in the car and wait for me. 🙂

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In conclusion, the “Hey Girl” wishful thinking is actually, in my case, more true than I ever gave Big Daddy credit for. So thanks Gos for illustrating one point.

Big Daddy, you’re the best. ever. I love you.

Happy Valentine’s Day, ya’ll.

P.S. If you’re really into the Gos you can read more “Hey Girl” here.

I’m linking up here and here.

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27 Responses

  1. Luisa

    So many comments I thought about leaving as I was reading, but I’ll just say this is hilarious and sooo relatable…

    • ccleahy

      Hey Girl! (well, I meant that fo’ real) I really want to do a few of Big Daddy…we’ll see!

    • Christine

      Hey Stephanie! Thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad you got a good laugh…I laugh every time I read these. And I re-read them alot!!!

    • ccleahy

      LOL! You’re so sweet! Thanks so much for reading my V-Day post….Big Daddy said it was too long but I knew that each “Hey Girl” was soooo important and funny! Now that I’ve downloaded all these pics I’m hoping my computer stays healthy! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. Cynthia Landrie

    Oh My Gosh! I am loving this! I have been crying I am laughing so hard! Just found your site from the Talking About Thursday link party! I am now following you – you are a hoot! Happy Valentines Day and thanks for the laugh!

    • ccleahy

      Hi Cynthia! I’m so glad you joined us over here! When Big Daddy was made to read it (as noted above) I laughed so hard I cried….again…I tell you they are just so funny and sooooo true!

    • ccleahy

      Hey Georgie! Thanks for stopping by! I have a feeling these describe alot of us to a T! 😉

  3. Katherines Corner

    this post is so much fun thank you for the giggles and for adding your wonderful blog to the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo P.S. my husband reads my blog about three times a year and its always after I have done a lot of pleading LOL

    • ccleahy

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Hey, give me that guys number…I’ll talk to him and make him see how important it is for him to read your posts! 🙂

  4. oneorganicmama.blogspot.com

    hahahaha I am laughing at these – I LOVE the crunchy ‘hey girl’s about cloth diapering too 🙂

  5. DeDe Bailey

    Love the Hey Girls! So how or where did this originate? Thanks for linking up to Talkin about Thursday!

  6. Deborah Smith

    Oh. My.Gosh. Too funny! Thanks for linking up to the party 🙂 Have a great week!



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