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Thursday, June 25, 2009

photostory friday - good mail!

the courier delivered a happy box of love from my blog friend elizabeth on wednesday.

wanna hear the lame part? that happy box SAT unopened on my counter for an entire 24 hours.

WHY? well for ONE, when i got home, there was no-one around to take pictures of me opening it, and TWO, when someone FINANLLY came home, the light was really bad.

how sad is that!!!
but then husbands, good cameras, good light and the planets came together and here i am opening up my box of goodies. i was spoiled!
a note from elizabeth telling me that the journals are hand-made from wallpaper and scratch paper. i don't know what that is, but they're gorgeous. thank you!
what-a-lotta-loot!!!

this has to be my favourite piece. elizabeth ran a giveaway for her blogoversary and i won! elizabeth had me sent photos of my loved ones and she then turned them into this AMAZING bracelet. i wore it straight away and got so many comments!

i'm not really jaundiced, but these photos have a rather 'warm glow' to them, don't they?

elizabeth also has a t-shirt business, katie kay tees and she made me this VERY cool t-shirt. i can't wait for some warmer weather so i can wear it!
can you read it? it says 'scrappy'!!!
and a lovely frame
and a wooden plaque that i can decorate to my heart's content! i'm thinking paint first, then we'll see what happens after that...
elizabeth also made me a cd of her favourite tunes, and there's some lovely bath gel in there too! oh! and a coffee thermos that i can personalise with photos - cool huh?
thank you SO much elizabeth! i really appreciate the effort and the gesture. i hope we meet one day soon.

go see elizabeth and read all about her second honeymoon in jamaica - amazing sunset pictures, and the 'not clothing optional' beach!

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

22 comments:

Tammy Howard said...

Wow! She done good! YOU done good!

Emily said...

Cool! That is a fun box to open.

mandyb said...

what a box of loot!!!

Mimi said...

I wouldn't have been patient enought to wait!

Roxane said...

How nice! I like those coffee tumblers that can be decorated.

Maggie May said...

That was a lovely parcel to open and haven't you got will power to wait so long to open it? Good for you.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

WOW! She rocks! You got some cool stuff. That bracelet is very cool!

Elizabeth said...

Glad you liked it all so much! We really need to get you a camera with a self-timer or an auto remote. That way you won't have to wait!
BTW, wallpaper is the stuff you cover your walls with for decoration, an alternative to paint. And scratch paper is just a term for any paper that's not suitable for much besides doodling or just for notes. It's kind of a term for throwaway paper that you really don't need for anything. You can make a "scratch pad" from scratch paper. Does that help clear it up?
Enjoy all the goodies! I want a photo of you IN your shirt now, so I can post it on my Katie Kay Tees blog!

Jessica said...

That's so neat! She sure made a thoughtful gift box!

Thanks for stopping by my design blog!

auntiegwen said...

Ooh what a lovely thing to get. I only get bills through the post x

Meaghan said...

Love it! This reminds me of the projects my charity does. We are a large group of bloggers and more that send care packages and cards to people battling cancer in hopes of putting a smile on their faces. It always feels nice to get something in the mail no matter how small :)

Stop by and join us if you like what we do :)



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Cafe Mommy - said...

Oodles. You banked. So many nice things. Love the bracelet! Great to see how great blog world connections have made you a Winner, and friends!

Debbie said...

What great goodies! I love that bracelet too.

Sharon said...

I am LOVING that ever so cool bracelet! WOW! You really got a lot of great loot! :)Way to have the luck!

Mommynightowl said...

wow congrats on winning. I love the bracelet, it came out really nice.

visiting from SITS

Shirliana said...

I think it's incredibly sweet that you waited so that you could have pictures to show Elizabeth and all of us... What a neat surprise to get by the way - I will read Elizabeth's blog - she sounds like a sweet person too. :)

Looks like you're doing good - summer agrees with you!

Janine said...

thats a box full of goodies you got there Sue. Gotta love being sent stuff from online buddies from overseas. I love how you waited until someone got home to take the photos of you opening them. Thats something I would do lol.

Liz said...

What great stuff you got.

Stopping by from SITS.

Michelle said...

That looks like some fun mail indeed.

Kristi Smith said...

It was worth the wait.

Mom of Three said...

I have that same bracelet and love it!

But I have to ask...what do you do to look so fabulous? I can see you have a BBQ, so I assume you eat, but you have to share your secret!

TuTu's Bliss said...

That is SERIOUS will power!! Hugs, Jen