Mandie, and her blog, Life in the Craft Lane with Mandie, is definitely no stranger to most of us bloggers! She is most generous in offering so many of her graphics absolutely free for all to just click and save and enjoy! I've always thought she was almost too-good-to-be-true......you just don't always find folks like that these days! And on top of that, she sometimes just creates special websets for random people just out of the kindess of her heart...what she refers to as R.A.K. (Random Act of Kindness). Now I didn't know about her R.A.K.'s until a few weeks ago when she did one for Beth of Raggedy Angel and then I saw it on Mandie's blog. I was really impressed with her then!
But I was very pleasantly surprised when she contacted me telling me she had something for ME! I could hardly contain myself watching my email to see what it was...like a little kid! Well the surprise came yesterday morning! Mandie created an Etsy banner, avatar and the blog title that you see above for me! I think I grinned from ear to ear all day yesterday....I'm still smiling! I'be been so excited over it! Isn't she just the sweetest person? Thank you again, Mandie, from the bottom of this country girl's heart....I'm so grateful (and excited) over my customized graphics! I'm amazed at what you can do with a computer and I just love everything about the graphics you designed for me! I hope you're blessed twice over for your R.A.K.s! :)
And then to add another smile to my yesterday....I walked outside and found Liberty looking like this:
And on top of that...she loved it! She never tried to get it off! Joy dressed her in pearls and a tutu. She is supposedly getting her trained and ready for the "purdy puppy" contest that our church has during our Harvest Festival. Actually, Liberty kind of strutted around like she was proud of her outfit! :)
And later that afternoon, Joy had her friend Molly Grace over again. When Jason came home from work, they asked him to take them 4-wheeler riding. He took them out in the fields behind the house and evidently, Liberty starting chasing them and was so hot and tired that they felt sorry for her! They didn't think she would want to ride and that she might be scared to be riding...but they tried it anyway...hanging onto her tightly!
And look at her...she loved that too! She sat up there just as content as ever and enjoyed her ride!
See, I had lots of reasons to smile yesterday!