Sunday, September 09, 2007

Special Gifts

My wonderful friend Heather, from A Place of Quiet Rest recently celebrated a blogging anniversary.

In celebration of her 12 months of blogging she put together this very creative giveaway package and drew my name out of the basket!

12 sweet caramels
12 handmade note cards with envelopes
12 pretty buttons
12 Scripture Memory cards
12 tasty chocolates
12 of my favorite recipes
12 lengths of pretty ribbon
12 handmade paper bookmarks
12 tea lights
12 cheerful fabric yo-yo's
12 sprigs of lavender
12 cotton fat quarters


The box arrived last week and everything was wrapped beautifully!


As you can see, Heather was very generous!


Fat quarters, ribbon and fabric yo-yo's.


Wonderful homemade notecards and laminated scripture cards.


Also tucked in were yummy caramels and peanut butter chocolates...my favorite!


Heather included these beautiful embroidered towels as well.


Little did Heather know that my main bathroom is lavender with green highlights, so I was able to find a spot of many of her gifts right away!




For now I have the yo-yo's in a dish but I may make them into a garland.




In the fall and winter Grace and Emily like to have a candle lit at bathtime.


The tea tray all ready...


for a sweet treat!


Thank you again for all your thoughtful gifts, Heather! I love everything!!

You can stop by and visit Heather at A Place of Quiet Rest.

48 comments:

JoyFULLWifeMom said...

How wonderful and nice!

Chrissy

Britta said...

That is so sweet and nice!

I wish you a wonderful week, Britta

Pam said...

What a treasure trove of goodies! It was all presented in such lovely form too. Lucky you!

diana said...

wow! what a nice gift. everything looks beautiful, or yummy =]

you've done a great job of finding perfect places for each item. but i wouldn't expect anything less from you. decorating is one of your gifts.

Becky said...

What a wonderful goodie box of treasures. How fun is that? Everything looks lovely in your home. And those candies ... well I am not sure they would have lasted long enough for a picture at my house :)

Penless Thoughts said...

Wow what a wonderful assortment of blessings!! I'm glad you won them because you are so creative and put them to such good use.
Susan

dot said...

I read the title of your post wrong. I thought it said "special grits" and I was looking for a recipe! lol
Very nice package you received!

Regina said...

The gift is wonderful,nice and sweet
Have a good week Regina

Jodi said...

Heather is obviously a clever and generous lady! and you've been very blessed . . . it's well deserved! :o)

Tracy said...

What a lovely gift for you! I love that you have made use of everything already.

Christina said...

How wonderful!!! Congratulations on your fun surprise. And was't she creative?

Just Mom said...

Oh my goodness! What fun! And what a wonderful way to celebrate a blogging anniversary.

Priscilla said...

Hello, Iam new to your blog and would like to say I am loving looking around. The gift parcel you recieved must of made you giddy! How lovely....I have singed up to your newsletter, best wishes
Lisa Priscilla x

Amanda said...

How neat! I must learn how to make yoyos!

Paula said...

What wonderful and beautiful gifts!!

Jen said...

I love caramels......I may pick some up next week as a treat for the family. congrats....lucky thing.

Anna S said...

How sweet. I can only imagine your excitement as you opened that box! :)

LBP said...

Wow! What a haul! They are very beautiful.

kellys2angels said...

How sweet of her and what a neat little package of goodies!

Paula said...

Kelli,
How lovely. There was quite a lot of thought put into that gift basket! You have a very tender touch when it comes to decorating. Quite inspiring. Thanks for posting.
Paula

Kari said...

I was feeling the pangs of envy until I got to the picture of the chocolates...and then my pangs blew up into full blown envy-i-tis. Yummy. Speaking of yummy, I plan on having your Potato Chowder for dinner tonight. I really should take pictures because if it comes out tasting even halfway good (I'm THAT bad of a cook) it will be a momentous occasion for sure! I'll have to post pictures (hope I haven't just jinxed myself!!).

Karen said...

How sweet and wonderful! Who wouldn't love a goody bag such as this! I love what you did with your pretties, too!

Julie said...

What a special gift!!! Doesn't that just make your day??

Mrs. C said...

What a delightful gift! It's so fun to win something! :)
Blessings,
Mrs. C

Kimmie said...

What a wonderful gift...I am so glad it blessed your heart!

;-)

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted
come meet us!

Gena said...

That is an incredible gift! Enjoy.

PEA said...

Oh wow, look at all those goodies!! Congratulations, you lucky girl:-) Everything looks wonderful and that was certainly a very generous giveaway! Love where you found a place for everything right away:-) xox

Debbie said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful treats! I am sure you are enjoying them!

Heather said...

Kelli

Those 'buckeyes' did melt - they really looked much tidier when they were packaged! I'm glad you have found a place for everything in your home! I had so much fun putting the box together - I'm glad it was so appreciated!

Storybook Woods said...

Beautiful gifts indeed !!! Clarice

Christie Belle said...

What sweet gifts, how wonderful to be the recipient of such neat things. And, oh my, are those buckeyes in the last picture? Mmmmm...my favorite:)

Mrs. U said...

Everything is so pretty! What a wonderful gift! And you've displayed it so nicely, as well.

Congratulations on winning!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

What a wonderful gift to win. I am sure you had so much fun putting everything in it's place.

Hope you have a great week.

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Wow, what a lovely gift. Heather is indeed thoughtful!

Cathy said...

Speaking of winning--I have a special award for you at my blog, so go take a peek, save the award and then post it to your blog and then bestow it upon the bloggers of your choosing. Smile!

Cathy :)

Mimi said...

Looks like you hit the Jackpot!!

CONNIE W said...

What a generous and kind gesture...so happy that you were the recipient too.

Marianna said...

What a wonderful gift! You are a very lucky girl. Enjoy!!

Marianna

Heather's Brain said...

OH WHAT FUN! You are so blessed by such a sweet box of treasures.

I was inspired and am now hosting my VERY FIRST giveaway...so pop on over to enter to win some fantastically fragrant candles from me!

Jennifer said...

WOW! What a generous lady! and a great idea!

Marie said...

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ellen b said...

What a great idea. Very sweet gifts, indeed! blessings.

Susie said...

Beautiful gifts! I love how you've displayed all of them :)
xo

Momma Roar said...

Oh, how lovely Kelli! And you are so talented at displaying it all!

Naturegirl said...

Kelli you so deserve this most generous gift!! Oh my look at all the goodies!! It is like a Christams gift!! Happy for you hugs NG

USAincognito said...

WOW!! What a pleasant and wonderful surprise to receive!! I am sure you will enjoy everything! :)

Rebecca said...

That is by far the BEST giveaway I have seen on blogdom. Too bad I didn't know about it before! ;-) Congratulations!

Lori said...

Somehow I missed this post.

What fun to receive a gift package in the mail.
There are tots of fun goodies it in.
Enjoy everything.