Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Sweet surprise in my Mailbox

           Recently my husband & I took a week & went to Colorado...
           This was here waiting when we returned.
            Isn't this just the most thoughtful gift??

             You see recently Kathy over @ Sweet up north mornings was having a contest / give-away.  She & her sweet husband took a trip & asked us along.  She blogged about thier travels & had us guess where they were.   And I won... with the most correct guesses.   Yippee!!!
      And I do confess, that I knew a few, guessed at a few & then googled one or two :)
                So Kathy sent me this great gift.  She packaged it just as one would expect from such a creative girl.... What fun to get a pink pkg. !
   And then her artful, fall notecard, that I know she must have made herself, was just too sweet.  She said, "Because you are a new blogger & I want you to really love it"  
    Well, so far I really do LOVE it.... I have not posted many yet. (I don't even know how to "Grab a button"  or "Join a party" :)   I am sure that this will help a LOT.
               Look at some of the great articles
       It is filled with beautiful pictures, very helpful & interesting articles.
  There is an article about The Vintage pearl, an online shop & blogging jewelry maker that I just Love. It was very encouraging to me, as you see I am contemplating an online business... (I will share that some day soon )
   There are articles on blogging etiquette, & how to take great pictures.
         This is 145 pages of blogging inspiration & encouragement.
       If you have never been to visit Kathy's place, you need to stop by... here
  She has the SWEETEST blog, takes the most incredible pictures & was the very 1st blog that I followed. So this is a very special deal for me.
      Thank You Kathy (& Dave) for such
                     a thoughtful gift!!



  1. I love this book.
    And, Kathy is one of my favorites, too.

  2. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You :-)


  3. Hi missy!!! what a thoughtful gift from Kathy. Enjoy that book, and pass on any helpful info...I'm pretty dumb when it comes to blogging.

  4. What a nice gift. Please share with us some pointers.

  5. Sometimes I think the packaging is as pretty as the gift. Kathy is such a sweetie...

    I'm so happy to hear you went to New Buffalo. I dream of spending a few day there in the summer in a rental on the beach. Wouldn't that be a blast! SO much to see and do!!

    Have a happy week, Kathy!! :-)


  6. What a neat gift. I will have to check out her blog. I would like to see her trip/contest even tho it is over. It sounds so creative. Thanks for posting about Kathy and hi fives to you for winning. Hugs, Ginger
    Thanks for visiting my Christmas gift)s). It will be interesting as this year have been financially difficult for both of them. They are such sweet girls with hearts of gold. Come back for the rest. Hugs, Ginger

  7. I am heading over now. I chuckled over the toothpaste very cute tradition. You see traditions come in all variations don't they? Happy Holiday's to you!