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Friday, May 15, 2009

photostory friday - from canada with love

one of my original bloggy friends mel, aka reluctant housewife sent me a wonderful package of canadian goodies recently. i had plenty of notice that it was coming my way, as it came on a slow pony - taking 2 months to reach me!

it was totally worth it - even though i got a BIG surprise when i opened the box...read on...

i love brown packages from overseas!
she wrapped it well. it was a TRICK to get into!!!
and look! it's in this very cool box featuring an unpronouncable brand of popcorn!
UH-OH...
there's something STICKY in there!!!
ah huh - the culprit!
sweet nectar from canada: MAP-O-SPREAD
your basic heavenly caramel spread;
but why spread it when you can eat it right from the tub
this shot isn't intended to make you feel bad mel. despite appearances, NOTHING was ruined! yes, the MAP-O-SPREAD EXPLODED, but everything was so well wrapped, it's all good news!
coffee crisp bars! THREE of them! so when my chocolate-loving girls try and eat my loot - there's enough to share!
and a letter! no-one writes letters anymore! i loved reading your letter mel, esp. the gooey section
mel made a wonderful macrame key ring for the hubs and she also included a box of RED ROSE TEA. it's not herbal or flavoured - it's just this wonderfully refreshing tea. perfect for after dinner. we're still drinking it, and i'll be sad when it's all gone.
mmmmmmmmmmmmm.....
she also sent not one, but FIVE pairs of hand-made earrings (i can't believe i didn't take pics of them!) one pair each for my girls, and one for me. you can see more of her awesome hand-made designs over at lulu's hook.

Dliver
Dletter
Dsooner
Dbetter
Dlater
Dletter
Dmadder
Igetter

(who remembers that!?!)

Thanks Mel - heart ya!

PhotoStory Friday
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27 comments:

Reluctant Housewife said...

Dletter took so long, I guess I should be pretty madder. heh.

Glad you liked it, Sue! Thanks for the linky love.

xo

Grand Pooba said...

Oh I love getting packages and sticky ones are the best, how fun!

Pam Emmons said...

I love getting packages!

Debbie said...

What a great gift and sweet friend!

Emily said...

how fun! There's nothing like getting a package in the mail!

Mimi said...

LOVE Coffee Crisp. It cracks me up about the Orville Redenbacher. Somthing we're used to her in the US.

Roxane said...

I spent the first 12 years of my life in Canada! I had totally forgotten ab Map-O spread :)

Krystyn said...

Oh, mail is the best..even if it takes 4 months!

Chris said...

Wow! Christmas Down Under!

You really scored!

Kacey R. said...

Oooh! I LOVE getting goody packages and yours looks wonderful! Yeah you!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

packages are Dbest!

Maggie May said...

I really enjoyed that post. The parcel and the slow unpacking and the element of surprise at what you found!
Love the little rhyme. I have never come across that one before.
Great PSSF!

Working mum said...

Do you know, I was excited watching you open that parcel! Great PSF!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Dontcha just LOVE surprises like that? HOW FUN!

Jeanette said...

What a thoughtful gift even if it was a sticky one. I need to do more things like that. So nice.

Veggie Mom said...

Looks like you really cleaned up, huh? That Mel's a good friend...she really took care of ya!

Nicki and Mathis said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog yesterday on my SITS day!! My dad is from Canada, and Coffee Crisp are his favorite candy bars! :)

Elizabeth said...

I remember that!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Hi Sue - I came back to read the comments... I feel the love.

Have you taken pics of the earrings? You know I've never actually seen anyone wearing my earrings?

Veggie Mom said...

BTW, I have a bit o' bloggy bling for you at my place today!

Leah said...

I've been under the weather this week so I didn't post any photos on Friday, but this morning I posted my 5 faves from Photostory Friday and You Are One Of Them!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

How wonderful!!! I adore getting mail too. It's even better when it's a total surprise though.

I wish a peaceful weekend for you and your family!!

Kristi Smith said...

lol, I love that popcorn!

Great post. Love all your goodies, even the sticky ones!

lisaschaos said...

Sounds like a box worth waiting for! To think it traveled for 2 months - wow! :)

Kristy said...

Nothing better than a good mail package!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

too sweet - I love brown packages too!

Jaina said...

How fun that must be! Enjoy your treats. That Rose tea sounds delicious!