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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Package Perfect Day

Good evening all my dear friends.  Hoping your beginning to a long weekend has found you having a great day and good weather.  Here it has been beautiful and HOT.  I am not complaining, there have been no storms and for that I am so thankful.  Let's not forget those suffering from the effects of the storms across our country and keep them in our prayers.

As most of you know I won my very first giveaway earlier in the week.  I was so excited and then blogger didn't want to cooperate.  I couldn't post and get in touch with my friend to give her my address.  But thankfully things worked out and today I recieved my surprise giveaway from Shirlee over at Farmhouse Ponderings.  If you haven't visited her blog you are missing a treat.  She is such a sweet and talented lady.  Go over and say hello and tell her Angela sent you. You can visit her here.

I had gone out on the porch to take a picture and to my surprise found this box. I wasn't expecting it so soon .  Sometime the United States Post Office can surprise you.
I couldn't wait to see my treasures inside.  I immediately started ripping tape, and once opened ,Shirlee was teasing me again.
Oodles and oodles of packing peanuts.  Of course I ran for a bag and started digging through.  Are ya wondering what I found?  Is the suspense driving you crazy?  Know how I was feeling?
This was the first package I saw.  Oh, Shirlee how sweet to think of Darbee! So thoughtful.  It literally brought tears to my eyes.  Couldn't wait to call and tell her she had a gift from Nana's blogging friend.  Mind you she knows all about blogging.  She tells me (pretend) all the time about her blogging friends and what they post on her blog.  (too funny)  She couldn't wait to get to Nana's .In the meantime, I continued with my package.
Are you still with me?  Of course you are.  What lady could leave not knowing what goodies were wrapped inside this prim paper, right? Are you ready?
I got another whisk broome,  Whoo Hoooo!!! Shirlee must have read that's a new collection of mine and around these parts they are so hard to find.  I also got some great smelling tarts, and a set of primitive stacking boxes.  Are all ya ladies jealous??   Sure you are!  I was so thrilled and began right away making a home for my goodies.
I hung the whisk broome here but it is not its permanent home.  Now that I have four of them I will move them to a crock or somewhere after the holiday.  Can't wait to play around with my newest collection.

How did Shirlee know I go thru tarts like most folks go thru paper towels.  I can't be without them.  Love a great smell in the house all the time.  These smell wonderful, they are "White Lilac".  Couldn't wait to put one on in the downstairs bath.  They smell just like fresh flowers. 
Yesterday while "playing house"  I brought back in my old wooden ironing board that I have had for 28 years.  I had it in the storage barn.  Didn't know what I was going to put on it and these boxes were perfect.  This is in my sunroom.  Love them here.
Don't ya just love them?  I was so excited with all my gifts.  After a rough day yesterday, Shirlee you made my day. 

Last but not least there was a very sweet card from my blogging friend.  These next few pictures are of Darbee Rae opening her gift from Shirlee.  The pictures say it all.... no words needed
Thank you so much Shirlee.  Darbee was so excited and loved it all.  Can't ya tell?

Don't forget my giveaway ends tonight at midnight eastern standard time.  Can't wait to see who the lucky person will be.  Check back tomorrow evening and I will post the results.

Hoping all of you have had a special gift in your life today. Whether visiting with friends, spending time with family or just waking to the dawn of another day, my friend that is a Gift.
Until tomorrow thanks for stopping by and come back soon.


  1. Wow! What an incredible giveaway!!! Love it all!! (Did you kiss your mail person???!) ;o) That was so very sweet of Shirlee to remember Darbee - and she looks just tickled pink like a little princess should be....Yes I'm jealous!! Smiles & Hugs, Robin

  2. That is an awesome giveaway. Everything is amazing.

  3. Wow!!!! Fantastic giveaway I am green with envy! And what a gorgeous grand-daughter you have! Beautiful smile,that is a fab gift!

  4. So sweet to include the grand baby!

  5. Angela,
    What nice goodies you have. Love how you displayed them, especially the ironing board.
    I had one of those before we moved over here and it sold at our auction. I never really had a play to put it. But you did a great job displaying yours with those wonderful boxes. I guess the whisk brooms are back. My husband has alot of those in the garage. I think I will go cabbage some from him. It was really nice that she sent your granddaughter a gift too. Nice lady for doing that.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Country at heart

  6. Aww, what a wonderful surprise for you and Darbee Rae. Bless her heart:) Everything is preciously prim. Thanks for sharing.