Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Goodies in the Mail, Two Giveaways & An Award

Saturday evening, we had to make yet another run to Lowe's for paint adjustments (that's another post), but when we pulled in the driveway, I noticed a package on the front porch rocker! I could hardly wait to get to it and see what it was! I was expecting either a Mary Kay order or my goodies from Wendy (The Cozy Yellow House). I was hoping it was my goodies from Wendy! She told me to be looking for them on Monday, but this was Saturday.....but maybe! And lo and behold, it was! I was so excited! I brought it in and opened the box! I forgot to get a picture of the box before (everyone else THINKS of this!) :) Even at that Jason and Joy were laughing at me getting a picture of every step, instead of just tearing right into it (like I wanted to do)!

So when I opened it up...it looked SO pretty wrapped in the homespun bow and the prim tag attached:

Then I got past the very nicely wrapped bubble wrap to find the sweetest note in there too on sunflower stationary!

And then I finally got to hold that beautiful redware platter in my hands! It's just so pretty! Also in there were the bay leaves bag and the great prim note pads! I plan to add a magnet to the back of those and attach them to my refrigerator...dual purpose....a little prim decor on my black refrigerator and practical notepads at hand.....and then as an added bonus, she included some good ole Vermont maple candy! I shared it with Jason and Colt (Joy doesn't like any kind of candy except sour). Colt thought it tasted alot like maple syrup candy that we made one year when we were reading the Little House on the Prairie books. We made the old fashioned kind with molasses, but this candy was WAY better than that! I just ate the last piece as I wrote this! Thanks Wendy for that little surprise! Thank you for ALL of it! I love it and was so excited as this was my first win! I can't wait to find a place for my platter and bag! (I'm thinking kitchen here when it's done). And Wendy, I thank you for your friendship! I love reading your blog too and seeing what you and Steve are up to!

And speaking of winning a giveaway, here are two more giveaways that you'll want to be sure and enter!

The first one will be drawn on my birthday....I think it would make a great birthday present! :) It is in celebration of Rondell of Tomatoe Creek Prims' 100th post! She worked hard on these stitcheries....one for all the upcoming seasons! They are adorable! If you want to enter (if you don't that just gives me more of a chance) lol!, click on over to Rondell's blog and leave her a comment. She'll draw out a lucky winner on August 28th!

And second of all (but definitely not least...hers is just being drawn later), here's another giveaway offered by Tammy from The Olde Hollow Crow & Easy Livin'. She has a great prairie doll and prairie doll ornies to give away! She's drawing out a lucky winner on August 30th (and I believe that is Kindra's birthday)! Be sure and hop over there and check it out....leave her a comment!

And I have another award to announce....this is the sweetest award too! This one came from my friend, Angie, over at Sandals and Daisies. She presented me with this Perfect Blend of Friendship Award. I feel the same way about Angie....you can tell she is just the sweetest, down to earth, fun loving, creative, thrifty and likeable lady! I love her style of writing and she always amazes me with what she comes up with! You can tell she loves her family! We've decided we should live next door to each other.......or at least the same town!

There were no rules attached to this except to answer the following questions and to pass it on.

~I have to answer the following questions about myself.~

1. Do you have the same friends since childhood? I have a few of those (I don't get to see alot of them very often) and more new ones along the way!

2. Things you value most about your friends? Their values, integrity, down-to-earth(iness), faithfulness.

3. Are your friends sounding boards? Of course....but not everything....that's only for my hubby!

4. What is your favorite activity to share with friends? Different things for different ones......phone conversations, outings with the kids, shopping, blogging, crafting, homeschooling activities....

Now to pass this award on:

Honestly, I don't think I could single out a few folks for this award.....as I have found so many blogging and forum friends that have different personalities and styles, but that's why I like each one! They all have those qualities....all people I love getting to know! I hope I'm not breaking any rules here, but if you're on my blogroll, on the Country Sampler forum, or friends reading this....this award is FOR YOU.....my friend....display it on your blog...print it out on stationary....whatever you like! Just pass it along however you wish! If you display it on your blog...I'd love to see you answer the questions too!)

Thanks for your friendship....it really is the perfect blend!


Heather's Stitches said...

Morning Tammy,

What a Great package, Wonderful goodies :) It was wrapped so nice too.

That is an Adorable award, You deserve it!

Enjoy your Day,

Jo-Anne said...

Congratulations on your well deserved award and lovely goodies!! I can't wait to see your finished kitchen pictures!!
Hope all is well!
Happy day,

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Congrats on your prize winnings and on the very cute award! Isn't that adorable!
I am so coveting that redware plate! LOL!

Wendy said...

I am so happy it got to you safe and sound my friend!! I hope you enjoy your goodies for years to come!!:0)
Congratulations on your award it is a cute one!! Have a great day!!~Wendy

Stephanie said...

I got so excited when I saw my mailman holding that box from my giveaway win! Its so funny, I had to get pics too. My family thinks Im nuts, but I knew my friends here would understand!
Have a great day,

Sandy said...

Hi Tammy,

Congratulations on your winnings! Such nice items...

Congratulations on such a wonderful award!

How is your kitchen coming along?
I can't wait to see more...


Colleen said...

Wow! What wonderful, wonderful goodies! I'm delighted that Wendy was able to surprise you a little bit with their early arrival. Yay! (And I'm the same way now with my camera :D)

You deserve this new award and all of the friendships you can cultivate, Tammy! I so enjoy peeking into your world each day and I look forward to all of these lovely blossoming blog friendships. They are quite something, really...

Have a fantastic day!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Tammy,
I just love that redware plate, it would go so well with your new paint in the kitchen, can't wait to see:)
Thanks also for entering and posting my giveaway and congrats on your sweet award.

Julie said...

Congrats on your award and your winnings!! What a fun day!! You deserve both!! Love visiting your blog. Have a great day. Julie

Farmchick said...

Congratulations on your award and your goodies look just wonderful! Lucky you!!! I am sooo behind on my blog reading so I must get going!!!!

Kindra said...

I was trying to win Wendy's giveaway...glad you won those goodies!! It was sure a great giveaway! I can't believe your birthday is coming soon! You stinker, you didn't tell me! Us Virgos have to stick together. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on you winning Wendy's giveaway Tammy!! All of your neat items are sooo very pretty and I especially love your redware plate! That plate will look really fantastic in your new kitchen Tammy!!

Congratulations too on that really neat award too!!

Love & Blessings,

Deb said...

Hi Tammy congrats on your win and award! Deb