Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Month of Pretties!

I love pretty things and I have received some special gifts and giveaway wins this month.

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It sure makes blogging fun and going to the mailbox ‘funner’!

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Judy from Cranberry Morning let me choose some soaps when I won her giveaway this month.

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I chose Sweet Baby Calendula and Vanilla bean & Cocoa. Oh my! I’ve been using the Calendula for quite a while just for my face. It is so very gentle to cleanse and remove make up. Makes you feel baby soft, too! Thanks Judy!

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Linda from Itsy Bits and Pieces sent me three sets of letter cards and bingo cards to make some banners! I can’t wait to play with everything and ‘create’! Thanks sweet Linda!

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And my girlfriend, Marcia sent me some new tags and this beautiful Miss Hornet…flying across Florida to live here with me. Can you read on her card? It says, “creating for the joy of giving”. Isn’t that a wonderful way to live your life? Thank you Marcia!

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I write in a journal every day of my life but I am trying to get in the habit of taking smaller tablets with me on short trips. So I was thrilled to see these little journals in Patty’s new Etsy shop HERE! I thought this cover was perfect for me. Don’t you? I love it Patty from Patty’s Pretty Things!

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Don’t you love pretty things?

42 comments:

Diane said...

Lucky lady! What nice things. Yes, fun mail is fun!!

Susie said...

Diane, You scored big time. I love all your sweet things. I knew Judy's soaps would be wonderful...she has so many to choose from too. Hope your day is a fun one. xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

I DO love pretty things and you have lots of them here. You are a lucky girl....but luck comes to those that give of themselves! xo Diana

Kathy said...

Creating for the joy of giving is such a lovely thought.

Musings from Kim K. said...

What fun! I'm sure these ladies are happy to know that their treasures have gone to a good home.

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty things !

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Lucky you!

Vee said...

hApPy mail is the best kind! Blessed you!!

Christine said...

Such lovely gifts! Bet you skipped back from the mail box! I know I would!

September Violets said...

You did receive some lovely things from various bloggers ... very nice! Let us know what you do with those Bingo cards, as I have a stack of them from my grandmother (original oldies), and I'm wanting to do something creative with them. Loved the photos of your previous post too ;) Wendy x

TexWisGirl said...

i ordered some of judy's soaps for my neighbor - she loves them, too!

Lorrie said...

I do love pretty things. You've received some very sweet things in the mail! Enjoy.

Debby said...

Blogging does make it fun to go to the mailbox, doesn't it.
Winning is also so much fun.
Love everything.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love pretty things, and so fun to open the mail and find some special treasure. I received beautiful tags from Marcia, too. I love them! Your little journal is perfect!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh such pretties, very lucky.Blessings Francine.

Cranberry Morning said...

Thank you so much for mentioning my soaps, Diane! And I just love the other giveaways and gifts that came your way this month. That hornet tag is spectacular. So fun to see all these things this morning. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Wow Diane, you lucky girl. I love pretty things too. I hope you enjoy all of your lovely gifts that you won! Have a wonderful afternoon.
Julie

Linda Walker said...

Ooh, I love all your goodies! Sure does make going to the mailbox fun! I think we all like pretties!!!
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Patty Antle said...

Thank you for the shout out, Diane! It was sweet of you to mention me! Hope you enjoy writing in your new journal.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love all of your wonderful packages! Thanks so much for the shout-out, Diane! Hope you have fun with the goodies! {P.S. I often scan the bingo cards for crafting, so I can use the originals over and over again!}

Carla from The River said...

Hello,
I love all your goodies.
I love the cover of the journal.
Do you save all your journals?

I agree, the soap from Soap n Such is so wonderful.

Thank you for sharing.
Carla

cucki said...

ohhh such pretty goodies..
this huge tree in picture is so lovely..
hugs xx

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such pretty things! Handmade things are always such treasures! Love them all. xo Karen

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Oh I like that journal with the girl in the bathing suit - so cute.

Maggie Ann said...

Everything looks delightful! I'll stop by her Esty shop for sure. =)

Shirley Hatfield said...

I think many of us like-minded bloggers "create for the joy of giving." Your friend's motto expresses how I feel perfectly. I agree that going to the mailbox is a lot more fun since I started my blog and met so many wonderful people.

Diane said...

Your little pretties are so cute, especially love the vintage bathing beauty journal.

Pamela Gordon said...

You are always winning things, Diane. Lucky you! :) You got some sweet items. Good evening to you.

sandy said...

Wow! Lucky Lady! I love pretty little things too. What is your secret?

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Getting pretty things in the mail is such fun. You are a lucky girl and I'm trying hard not to be too jealous! :) Enjoy!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, Marcia made me the same tea tags, Diane. Aren't they sweet? The little hornet tag is precious. I love that journal. I didn't know you wrote in a journal every day. I write in a journal also, but it's been such a long time since I did so. Thanks for reminding me to do so. These are great gifts from your special blog friends.

love,
~Sheri

Doreen@househoneys said...

Opening these lovely gifts must have put a huge smile on your 'pretty' face Diane! And yes, I love pretty things too ;).

xxx

Botanic Bleu said...

Diane,
What fun you will have with all your new pretty things.
With the rise of technology messages, my mailbox usually just has flyers. So, getting a package is even more fun than ever.

Judith

Simply Shelley said...

Oh my goodness sister, you hit the jackpot ;) Have fun with all your winnings.......blessings

Art and Sand said...

I love pretty things and I love "blog love". Everyone seems to send the sweetest gifts.

Have fun using all your special gifts.

Arlene Grimm said...

I love all those goodies as I have a "paper problem" in that I love to buy neat paper products. And you won Judy's soap give away! I may have to order some for myself.

Donna said...

I swear, you have the BEST luck at bloggy giveaways! Congratulations on winning all of these pretty things! I ordered soap from July earlier this year and love the fragrances.

Curtains in My Tree said...

you really scored with all those new treasures
good for you for winning give a ways
I like the tags with the bee lady and yes the journal cover suits you just find on the beach

Kim Orcutt said...

What fun goodies! Love the little note book and it's perfect for you!
Kim

cynthia lee designs said...

What pretty goodies you won from the giveaway!!
hugs,
Cindy

Sam I Am...... said...

You are so fortunate, congratulations on all your "pretty things".

Cattails said...

You got some lovely things. I follow Judy also, and I know you are enjoying her wonderful soap!