Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Show and Tell!

Hello Again! I haven't blogged two days in a row in ages! But when you've got as many pretties to show as I do, there's no waiting any longer! Besides, I feel like connecting with you, my Bloggy Pals, on a day like today. I got several sweet packages in the mail today, one of which was a total surprise, plus a few things I ordered I am just thrilled with.
It's also my little Andrew's first birthday today! He was born exactly one year ago at 3:43 in the afternoon. What a wonderful year it's been! Andrew is such a delightful addition to our family and we can't imagine life without him now. Happy Birthday, Sweet Boy! As you mamas know, a first birthday can feel quite "triumphant" for the Mama...the first year is completed and that means a tremendous amount of work, sleeplessness, energy and JOY is behind me. Though we're not throwing a big party, I remember how it felt to do a big party for my eldest daughter's first birthday; it felt like a "Congratulations...You Made It!" party for James and I! So perhaps that's why I feel like connecting with my Blog Friends; this year has been happier, fuller and more fun because of YOU. You want to see the pretties now, you say? Well then here you go!

I received this sweet package from Lori last week! She had some vintage needles in her stash and asked me if I wanted them; of course I did! But not only did she send a bundle of needles, she sent me all SORTS of lovelies! Just look at this...

I also got this gorgeous package from Heather! I won her giveaway a couple of weeks ago and I was ECSTATIC! But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine a giveaway like this!

She also enclosed a couple things I ordered for myself! Look at this precious tray and this EXQUISITE embellished bottle!
Then in today's mail I found two of these precious bunnies! I ordered them from my sweet friend, Jenn, of Sweet Eye Candy Creations. Rachel is quite simply IN LOVE with her bunny and there is no persuading her that it's a decoration. She is going to play with it. And that's that.

And last but DEFINITELY not least is something that made me teary when I opened it. Miss Dara of Sophie Rose Designs has become a "pal" of mine and I just soooo enjoy her. I admire all of her creations and would buy every single one if my pocketbook would allow! I told her I loved the wreaths she has for sale and just LOOK what she sent me as a house-warming gift! I feel so blessed. Believe me, this confection is even more beautiful in person. And look how big it is!!! I can't wait to get into my new house and hang this somewhere special!

She gave me this darling ornament, as well. She really IS a sweetheart! Thanks, Girls! You're a big bunch of Sweeties and I'm so lucky to know you!


Lori said...

what a wonderful bunch of sweetness! love the giveaway goodies from Heather, wow weeeeeee!!!! and the tray and bottle are gorgeous!!! and i just love Dara's sweet foofy style, the wreath is just beautiful!!!!

Happy Birthday to sweet Andrew!!!

And that face on your daughter is priceless, i love her new "toy"!!!

*Heidi* said...

Wow, you must hug your mailman when he comes...some YUMMY stuff here today!!!!!!!!!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I enjoyed seeing all the wonderful pretties!
And a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to little Andrew! My own Andrew is twenty-one!

ArtsyMama said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Andrew. What an adorable little guy. Thanks for all the eye candy and inspiration as well.

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Happy Happy birthday sweet boy!! what a cutie he is Cheryl...you have a beautiful family and so much to be proud of.

I am loving your goodies from Lori, Jenn and Dara. What a gorgeous sampling of lovelies!!! I am so glad you liked all of your goodies. :)


Linda and Laura Lilly Cottage. said...

Oh my goodness!! What a simply spectacular lot of goodies, days like that you want to kiss the mailman ( well not really). Happy Birthday number one Andrew, and congratulations on your first year together Cheryl! So sweet!! Have a truly scrumptious week! Kiss noises Linda Lilly Cottage.

Cathy Louise said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Andrew... What a great photo of Mummy and son... Take care Cathy

Cathy Nash said...

Wow~what fun things! And sweet pics of the kids too~

Lori said...

Andrew, what a precious birthday boy!!! great buys and wins! Don't you just love the pink bird and the bunny ornament is so adorable! lori

Fete et Fleur said...

OMGoodness Cheryl! Your little guy is beautiful!! What a blessing. Enjoy every moment...

Hugs! Nancy

twinkleshabbystar said...

Your son is sooo stinking cute! I just want to EAT HIM UP!!! I hope he enjoyed his 1st birthday. The picture of you both is so incredible sweet. Mama and her baby boy. :)
Heathers package is yummy and fun! She has such gorgeous lovelies.
Im sooo loving the pic of Rachel and her bunny. That face of hers is too cute for words!
Lucky you sweetie! The wreath is FABULOUS!!! Im sooo want! ;)

The Rose Room said...

Your children are beautiful:) The pretties are gorgeous and the yummies are yummy:) I love The Batchelor, we occasionally get it here, I think we are a few Batchelors behind but I always watch it!

jenny holiday said...

Happy Happy Birthday to that sweet lil guy!! Too cute!!!

Hope he had lots of fun!!!

As for all of your blog eye candy...My goodness!!! Tooo fab!! Love it all to bits!!

Keep it coming!!

Happy Happy Holidays!!!!
xoxo Jenny

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Andrew! And to YOU as well. Always enjoy your wonderful blog and eye candy!

Monica said...

ooh what sweet goodies !
Happy belated birthday to your little man!

Sandy said...

Happy belated birthday to your son!!!!