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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Jack Pot! Ding, ding, ding, ding

Last week I won a mystery giveaway hosted by Deanna from Timless Things. We were both thrilled to find out that we only live a few miles away from each other, so we agreed to meet at Starbucks. We set up a date and time for Wednesday March 25th (One day before my birthday). I had never done anything like that! My daughter, Erica, immediately announced that she was coming with me.

Deanna arrived with this huge, heavy box. I was so excited and ready to open it right on the spot, but she suggested I wait till I get home because it was going to be messy. Hmmmm, I wondered what that meant.

The three of us hit it off immediately. She is the nicest, sweetest lady! I can't tell you what a pleasure it was to meet her. She has the BEST sense of humor and is so easy to talk to. As a matter of fact we talked for hours.

Well, anyone who knows me at all, knows that I truly enjoy beautifully gift-wrapped presents. This is me graciously accepting Deanna's wonderful gift.

The box is covered in pink roses. My favorite!!

The first thing at the top of the box is a wonderful apron. I really love it because it's a full apron. I get quite messy when I cook, so this will come in very handy.

The next layer was two lovely books. One is great home remedies & house hold advice, and the other is a wonderful Christmas Journal type book. Very, very cool!

The gifts just kept coming and coming. The next layer had these beautiful Easter eggs that looked like they were coated with sugar. I tried to get good pictures, but my flash would just reflect them as white. In this layer, there was a box of pink peeps!! YUMO! And they're so cute, too. I can't remember that last time I had peeps. What a treat!

The layers just kept going and going, so I thought it would be better to just put everything out on the kitchen table. Just look at all the goodies!

My hubby and I share a cup of tea most nights, so this beautiful pink floral cup will be put to nightly use. I had just been telling DH that I wanted a special cup just for our tea nights.

Check out how cute this lable is. It has laser cut outs on it and sweet little scrolls. I love them!

Deanna included that beautiful mug because she also gave me three yummy kinds of hot chocolate. One is caramel, one is white cocoa, and one is PINK! Notice the adorable little sugar bowl. It's German and just as pretty as can be. I have different kinds of sugar for our teas and for guests, so this will come in very handy.

There was so much tucked in pink Easter grass. Notice the two gold pins. Love the leave and the pink rhinestones on the little round one.

We had SO much fun at the coffee house. We got just the littlest bit silly. Deanna started clicking away and we just laughed harder.

Erica, my little firefighter daughter and me

Erica and Deanna sitting pretty like proper ladies.

Why do we look so surprised? We don't know either. Erica was directing and we were following. And people were looking...They were probably wishing they could have as much fun as we were. I can only say that I received the best give away ever. My title is Jack Pot because I came away with a wonderful new friend. I am truly so blessed to have met her.

Thanks Deanna! We had a lot of fun, didn't we?!!

Pop on over to her blog, Timeless Things. She has wonderful posts and finds the coolest, prettiest things!! (Even the curser on her page is adorable. It's a tiny black high heeled shoe!!)


Patricia :o)


Diane said...

Well you girls look like you hit it off, what fun..
Great gifts.
Hugs, Diane

Deanna said...

Marshall and I are sitting here looking at your post. I'm laughing at the "Takeaway" picture! We did have a blast didn't we...LOL! I can't wait for our next visit!

Deanna :D

BTW, say "howdy" to sweet Erica!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what fun to meet up with a friend from Blogland!!
Lucky you to win all those treasures

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Wow, you did hit the jack pot. Great prizes. It also looks like all three of you had a wonderful time together. Thanks for sharing.


Julie said...

How much fun was that!!! I have never met any of my blogging friends..YET! ..and that gift! Holy cow..I don't think I got that much for Christmas! ha ha...

Hey - I finally posted some GOOD news on my blog for a change!

Linda said...

how great is that? small world..... looks like you have become great friends.
thanks for visiting my blog of favorite things.
I love to repurpose older things. There are few new things out there that I really find worth purchasing. And I love bargains......

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Sounds like you had a great don't lie :-). Have you found any good "junk" shops in SA yet?

Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

Oh how much fun! And you made a good friend! The gifts are just lovely! So glad you had a good time. blessings,Kathleen

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow- it must have been so neat to actually meet another fellow blogger in person, Patricia!
And boy did you ever hit the jackpot! All those wonderful treasures are to die for!!

Barb said...

What a wonderful box of treasures. How fun!!

Barbara Jean

Famille Gerdel said...

The both of you... look so funny! I like your last picture.;-)

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