Sunday, February 28, 2010

How Lucky Can You Get?

There’s a little extra spring in my step today! The sun is shining and the thermometer is above 50 degrees! PLUS I want to show you three fabulous items I have won in recent giveaways!CIMG1419

I won this beauty from Susan at Between Naps on the Porch during her fabulous blogaversary week. The colors in this gorgeous Colonial candle are just right for sunshine and warmer weather. You will certainly see this in an upcoming tablescape. Thank you again Susan for allowing us to share in your blog birthday!


I have several of these hiding in my house right now. I am working feverishly on an upcoming silent auction that I am co-chairing. The dummies ( I mean mannequins :) will be used to display items for the auction. But, it’s the perfect way to show you the gorgeous scarf Sarah at The Pumpkin Patch made for me! You can visit Sarah here. You’ll find all kinds of ideas with a strong dose of humor and love!


It’s almost as if Sarah knew me personally. Blue is my very favorite color. It’s ruffled, but not frilly. In short, it’s ME and I love it! Not only did I win this scarf, Sarah put the first item in my hope chest. You think I’m too old for a hope chest???…..depends on what you’re hoping for :)


Look at this gorgeous baby blanket! I am hoping one day this will belong to my first grandchild. It’s never to early to be prepared.


Look at this delicate and intricate work….I can just picture a sweet little one in it! Sarah has an etsy shop you can visit here. According to Sarah, “If you need a scarf or blanket, she knows the girl to do it!”. She also has precious hooded towels and handmade caps! I also received another surprise today!


Kim over at Savvy Southern Style awarded me with this. Having launched her blog just a month ago, Kim is a new kid on the block! If you have not visited her, go over and welcome her to Blogland! You can find her here. Kim asked me to tell you seven things you might not know about me….I think you know everything….much more than you want to know….but, in the spirit of the award, here goes…

1. I taught high school English early in our marriage and continue to substitute teach.

2. I would give anything to be able to sing or dance and can do neither well….but it doesn’t stop me :)

3. I love to read…. many many things, but true crime is my dirty little secret.

4. The beach is my favorite place on earth…with a book :)

5. If I can pick only one thing to eat for the rest of my life, it is crab.

6. I will have to add dessert to the crab. I must have dessert.

7. Some people think I’m short. I think the rest of you are tall :)

Thanks Kim! I am linking to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday. I did transform that naked mannequin :) Thanks, Susan, for your continued inspiration and hospitality! Click on the butterfly on my sidebar for instant transportation to “The Porch”!


  1. Susan your giveaway wins are awesome. The scarf and blanket are lovely. I love what you said about others just being tall! I'm short too.

  2. What nice giveaway wins! That's a sweet baby blanket to tuck away in the hope chest.

    Harriet (our dachshund) says to tell you "short is beautiful!!!"

  3. Oh you won so many lovely items, Susan. Congrats and nice to know more about you....Christine

  4. Your welcome. I love your blog. You will get that grandbaby someday and what a beautiful blanket. Love the scarf, too. I will have to check out her blog. Love the ruffles of that scarf. Hopefully soon it will be too warm for a scarf.

  5. Hi Susan,

    Congratulations on your Award and neat to find out more about you. Love all your beautiful gifts.
    I am short too and that is nice saying... that others are tall.

    Happy week

  6. Great giveaway wins!! I love the scarf!! I'll have to go visit Sarah's shop.

  7. Great wins and such wonderful fun for you. I love the little blanket, think I should start a 'hope chest' for a 1st grandchild also!!

  8. I think I'm going to have to use that response myself (being BARELY 5 feet tall!) Love the blanket- grandchildren are the best. Definitely worth waiting for!
    xoxo Pattie

  9. Nice gifts! Congratulations on winning.
    I am in that "short" category also. :-)
    I opened all the blinds and let the sun shine in and if it had been a little warmer, would have done a little clean up outside. Bring on Spring!

  10. I'm so happy you like them!!! Thanks for your thoughtful and kind words. Have a wonderful week!!

  11. Congrats on your bloggie wins! That scarf is lovely - so unusual. Love it! Linda

  12. Oh yes, you are on your way with that baby blanket! Great gifts,,enjoy!

  13. That candle and scarf are so pretty and how lucky to have won them! I also love that sweet baby blanket and think it's perfect for your hope chest, I'm hoping for grandchildren one day too!

    Kat :)

  14. Lucky you - some wonderful gifts. Hope you can use the baby blanket for your gbaby
    I've acknowledged to myself my gbabies will probably be the 4-legged furry variety!!

  15. Love the baby blanket. Congratulations on winning.

  16. lovely gifts! congrats on winning :))

  17. You won fabulous gifts! Lucky you! I like your number 4 the best above...beach, book...perfect!

  18. This Ozarks farm chick is just thinkin' you've died and gone to blogger's heaven. Girl, you've hit the jackpot. What lovely items plus an award. CONGRATULATIONS on your great haul.

    God bless ya'll from the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

  19. such a delightful bounty you are showing us today! i can tell you are so happy lol...and you have right to be :)
    that little neck scarf is gorgeous.

    i loved hearing you talk about your hope chest and the lovelies you will store there....

    hugs to you today... :)

    again, delighted for you!

  20. Wow girl...your manking out with all your fun gifts!!!!

    The baby blanket is beautiful...goodness what a great job!

    I'll take the scarf too!
    Have a great day soaking up the sun!!!!
    Love it when that happens!!!, not enough for me !
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  21. Sorry...I need to learn how to type I guess!
    Manking???? try making Kathy...Lol

  22. What a gorgeous baby blanket! May you have the grandchild one day to wrap up in it!


  23. Awesome! Congrats to you. Nice candle too...thanks for stopping over for some Beer and Bratwurst YUM!!~

  24. Hi Susan, congratulations on your wonderful wins. All your gifts are just lovely.

    Hope you have a blessed week!

    Barb ♥

  25. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment.

    Congrats on your winnings.


  26. These are all beautiful, Susan!

    We are promised 50's over the weekend. We won't know how to act with those balmy temps.:-)

  27. Neat things, Susan! I'm so happy you won the giveaway at BNOTP! Congrats!

    I hope you have a little bunnykins to wrap in that baby bunting soon!


    Sheila :-)

  28. You are, indeed, a very lucky person to have won such wonderful gifts, Susan. Love the scarf and the precious baby blanket that is just waiting to wrap up a sweet little one.

  29. Congrats on the giveaway and on the award. Nice to see a colleague having such a great week. And thanks for stopping by to visit my blog and see my new picture wall. -- Jane F.

  30. Hi Susan! What wonderful goodies! Aren't our fellow bloggers great? We have 2 or 3 inches of snow here today!! Have a great week!...Debbie

  31. I love that goodness! Beautiful! Hi, I'm Meme from Screaming Meme...If you get a chance stop in and visit me! I hope to see you soon! Meme

  32. Looking at your 7 things, I have to say that we have a lot in common. I'm only 5' tall. How tall are you? Love that baby blanket. Grandmotherhood is wonderful, btw.

  33. Congratulations Susan! What great wins! That baby blanket is beautiful, and I love the scarf too. I enjoyed your list, and yes, I'm very tall! My medical tests were fine. Thank you for your prayers. Hope you get your computer back soon. laurie

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