Friday, May 13, 2011


Has anyone ever (besides your family) given you a gift  JUST  BECAUSE?

Well, that’s what happened to me yesterday!  I got a  JUST  BECAUSE gift…and it is  FABULOUS!  This is what came in the mail….

I tore into the box lickety-split and when I saw this I knew that something good would be inside…

And I was right!  Look at this beautiful  BOX !

And then inside….look at all of this…can you BELIEVE it?

Now to see what was inside all these special little WRAPPINGS

French-made LACE, beautiful  RIBBONS, a floral HANKIE (to add to my collection)…

I think there’re CHERRIES on this sweet lace, don’t you?

A sweet little BUTTERFLY & butterfly cards (from an old tea company)…

Look at these adorable MONOGRAMMED cards…wonder who these people were…

More sweet goodies…

And, saving the BEST for last….

I love, love, love everything but this DOORPLATE is my absolute favorite!

By now I’m sure you’re wondering who sent me this fabulous gift.  Well…..

I can’t tell you!  Sorry, but she asked me not to.  She’s such a sweet & thoughtful fellow blogger who doesn’t want any “glory” for sending this to me.  I will tell you that I have been following her blog for awhile and it is just soooo beautiful.  I have also been leaving her comments for awhile and something I said must have caught her eye because she sent me a note telling me she wanted to send me a gift  
she enjoys my visits to her site.  Now, have you ever heard of anything nicer?

I enjoyed my special gift so much and it gave me some FOOD for THOUGHT!  I’d like to make someone feel just as special and happy as my blogging friend made me….so one of my followers out there can expect to receive a little gift from me sometimes soon.  A few years back Oprah had this “thing” going on…maybe you saw it…RANDOM  ACTS  of  KINDNESS.  She encouraged people to do nice little things for others for no reason other than to make the world a nicer place and to share the  MILK of  HUMAN  KINDNESS .  Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if more folks took part in that?  And why should we???


Thank you so, so much…to a sweet & special blogging friend.  You made my weekJ

Sunday, May 8, 2011


After much FEAR and hours of WORK I finally have a new LOOK for my blog!  Don’t even think about asking me how I did it because I couldn’t tell you if I tried.  I spent literally hours trying to figure out how to change the header and background with no luck.  Then all of a sudden I did “something” and there it was!  I do have a slight problem, however....I somehow lost my favorite BLOG LIST on my sidebar.  I hope I can figure out how to find those of you I have been visiting regularly...maybe if you leave me a comment that will help.

I hope I like this look for awhile because I don’t have it in me to do this again…at least not for a l-o-n-g time! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My Neck of the Woods

Nothing much is going on in my neck of the woods; therefore, there’s nothing interesting to blog about.  So I’m sharing recent photos, just to let you know I’m still in the Blogging World! 

Wildlife seen in our yard recently…..

These frogs live under our deck umbrella!

We can watch this baby bird right outside our kitchen window:)

Easter pictures of the grands….

Grandson's Ballgames....his team beat an undefeated team last night!

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!