Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Now I know there are many wonderful people in this world but I have to say that some of nicest and kind hearted people I've ever met have been my blog friends.

Have you ever had one of those down days and then the mail comes and in the hands of the mailman is a package for you? For some reason a package just perks you right up.

Well that happened to me. Only the mailman had three packages! Wow!

I had no idea what they could be because I wasn't expecting anything.
The first one I opened up came from Susan at The Little Yellow House. You can find her blog here:

I could not believe how cute everything was. First there was a cute little package that holds tea. The material is so sweet. Then there was silver tongs for sugar. There is even a cute little heart shaped sugar in there. Plus, a pretty pink rose tea mug.

Thank you so much Susan! You are such a dear! I love everything. I'll be using everything real soon.
The next package I opened up came from Kim at Kim Hardt Originals and A Glittered Halloween. You can find her fun blogs here:

Kim sent me some lovely plates, platters and two big tassel tie backs.

How kind you are Kim! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I adore all of them. I can't wait to use them.

Then the last box I opened came from Kelli at Vintage Vavoom. I won her giveaway! You can find Kelli's blog here:

I won there darling little vases. One says, Live. One says Love and the other one says Laugh. Great words to live by. Then a nice jar of pink sugar! Great for those cookies I'm going to make! Last but not least is a pretty pink diamond. Now that is perfect for my office!

Thanks Kelli. I never thought I would really win your great give away. Everything is perfect for me.

So thank you, thank you, thank you to all you wonderful blog friends. I have been really blessed to meet so many super women. You all made my day!




Diana Lyn said...

WOW! the lord blesses us when we least expect it! good for you ! What lovely, lovey gifts! have a wonderful day ! Diana L.

Anonymous said...

They're all beautiful. I especially love those plates! Enjoy!

Lindsay-ann said...

How wonderful and what a lovely surprise to get those packages. Did you feel as though it was Christmas morning? I love all of those things. Thanks for showing them.

Ms. Tee said...

Everything is so pretty! I love the ruffle-y little pink cake stand. :) congratulations!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That is so sweet Joanne! How did they know your address? Good deeds always come back ten fold ;-)
Hugs, Pat

Unknown said...

I'm so glad you liked your giveaway! You are such a sweetie!

Hugs, Susan

Glenda said...

Oh, you spoiled woman.

It's exciting to get packages. Even my dogs get excited for me when I get packages, well not really for me, they just like barking at the mail carrier.

You received some great things.


Anonymous said...

Awwww, you deserve that and more, Joanne :) And sorry about making more work for you, but the painted floors sound great - just don't do white! LOL And yes to your question about the Santa photo :)...Donna

Suzanne said...

Lucky You. It's always wonderful to receive unexpected gifts of all kinds. It brings out the child in us. We ALL need to remember when. ENJOY!!! Love and Prayers, Suzanne

Elizabeth said...

Hmmmm...on Tuesday you were thinking about a Pink Christmas...and on Wednesday you received 2 light-pink themed packages and a third one of rosy-pink. A wish come true in record time!! It's all beautiful and great spirit lifters.

I have to say that the words LIVE, LOVE and LAUGH are 3 of my alltime favorites!

Unknown said...

I received a blog package today, too! I know what you mean by it being a big pick me up! All of these things coordinate so well, also!

Beth Ann said...

WOW! What a super fantastic day!

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Hi Joanne, You are so welcome! I could not of thought of a better person to give those things to. I am glad you like them.


Pink Slippers said...

You are a blessed lady. I love your gifts.

Donna Lynn said...

Gosh Joanne, you hit the mother lode, love the plates, love the big pink diamond, love those bottles OK, love it all!

Didn't hear from you, hopefully you will have a spare minute so we can catch up and talk! Miss you...
Donna Lynn


Hi Joanne,
WOW, nothing better than unexpected gifts. That's so great that they came when you were down :) God loves it when we smile and those treasures would bring a Huge smile on my Face...:)
Warmly, Deb

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Wow! What a lucky girl you are!! So many wonderful treats...I really love those plates!


How wonderful! Everything just looks very special. Sweet gifts for a sweet lady!


Michelle said...

You received such wonderful things - what a great big day brightener for you! I agree with you...there are so many kind, big-hearted bloggers! I, too, have been on the receiving end of their thoughtfulness! (For example, when I won YOUR Paris giveaway...thanks again!)

Have a beautiful day, Joanne!