Really! I love it!! Even when I haven't showered in days and look like the poorest excuse for a woman, and our cute little old grandpa of a mailman rings the doorbell just as baby Gray has gone down for his nap and it wakes him up, I still love it. Because friends, that sweet little mailman is bringing me presents! And who doesn't like presents? Even if I happen to BUY these presents, the contents are so wonderful that they feel like gifts from dear friends. This is exactly what happened last week when a package from the unbelievably talented Lori Marie arrived. I had been coveting one of her handmade dolls for some time, and when I saw that she'd updated her shop with an "OLIVIA" , I just couldn't pass her up.
Is she not the most precious thing you've ever seen?! Taken from her little tag, " Olivia hearts butterflies, double dutch and ginger snaps. She hates scary movies, being late and sand in her bathing suit." HA! I love it! And she'll fit in perfectly with my little Olivia's new bedroom. I can't even tell you how much my Liv adores her new playmate. When I try to put the doll away, she exclaims, "Mom!! Olivia has to stay right by my side!!" AND the doll's wearing a little apron to boot. Too perfect! Thank you so much, Lori!!!! We absolutely love her!!
I've also been meaning to show you a TRUE gift that I received a while back. Sweet Deb, one of my blogiversary giveaway winners, surprised me with one of the sweetest thank you's I've ever received. I had seen her creations in Amy's fab shop, and just drool at her handiwork. And now I am a proud owner of one of Deb's masterpieces.
Deb is the MASTER of details. Every little individual element is perfectly placed. Inside the box she'd left a little note, "Kim, your NeSt is made from lavender stems & blossoms, yarn, ribbons, buttons, beads, and millinery elements, nestled in silk rose petals & fragrant soap leaves....enjoy, my friend!" Sooo beautiful!! And it smells divine! I keep it on my desk and whenever I'm needing a little pick-me-up, I reach over, carefully open the box, marvel at this delicate handmade creation, and take a whiff. *sigh* Thank you so very much again, my sweet friend Deb!
I have a couple more special mail contents to show you, including an awesome wallpaper parcel from Andrea, and the cutest little paper apron I got from a very talented crafter, ArtsyMama....but those will have to wait until next time. Talk of all these packages reminds me that I've got to run to the post office with a huge bunch of shipments going out. It was a busy long weekend!
Happy Tuesday all!
ETA: SHOOT!! I always forget to tell you where you can find the digital elements I use. The cute "mail" stuff up top is in Shabby Miss Jenn's new kit HERE. Along with Traci Murphy's scalloped glitter HERE. And then the doodle frames are by Sausan Designs, and you can get then HERE. :)