Friday, March 26, 2010

I have the best friends ever!

My mailbox was full of surprises this week. My friends really know how to spoil me! I love them all dearly! I just want to thank each of you!

Jenny from Jenuine Ruby was my happy mail partner this month! She is such an awesome lady! I enjoyed getting to know her. She has such a cute family and I loved reading about them in her blog! She sent me some slippers which is good because it seems like Missouri isn't sure if it is done being cold or not! And a coffee cozy! I was excited about that. I bought my husband one awhile back from another etsy shop and wished I bought one for myself! This one is perfect!! She also sent some blank cards and a paper ornament! Love it all! Thank you soooo much Jenny!!

Jenny from Just Sweet Love surprised me with some makeup and brushes! She did my eye makeup for Erin's birthday and she kept saying I had beautiful eyes so she sent me some makeup for them! She is sooo sweet! Thank you Jenny!!

This is my custom portrait from the talented Janel from Run With Scissors! She made a portrait of me & the other girls from Springfield in her journal and decided to do custom portraits for anyone who wanted one! I asked her to do a portrait of me & Seth to surprise him with. He really loved it Janel! I can't wait to frame it and hang it up!! Thank you Janel! If you are wanting a portrait she is selling custom portraits in her etsy shop! Just email her and let her know and she will set up a custom listing for you!

And last but definitely not least, I ordered this recipe organizer from my friend Anna of The Joy Cottage! I really needed a better way to organize my recipes. Maybe it will motivate me to cook more! I love how colorful it is! And she even threw in a free hair bow with my order! Visit her etsy shop here! Thank you Anna!!

Wow I really do have amazing friends! Be sure to visit their blogs & shops because they are all super talented women!!

Wednesday I had my first session at our yarn shop to learn how to spin yarn on the drop spindle! It was a lot of fun! It took a long time for me to get used to it but I think I am starting to get it. Today I think I successfully made a skein of yarn! I'm sure it isn't very good but it's my yarn and I am so excited about it!! Right now it is hanging up drying. I will take a picture of it when it is dried!

I'm at 270 followers!! I'm thinking at 275 I will have a giveaway. How does that sound? I haven't done one in forever! I want to thank my awesome readers! So get your friends to follow! Only 5 more!!


Jamie said...

Yayyy!!!! That's all so awesome! You really do have such amazing eyes, Carol!!! That was so sweet of Jenny!!! I KNEW that was you and your hubby when I first saw that one that Janel did!!! hehe

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!! xoxo

CaL said...

How sweet! I love being spoiled by friends &&& SPOILING friends! I can't wait till my first round of happy mail!

Meg said...

I know, I LOVE my friends so!! I am so happy that I have started blogging and participating in Happy Mail!! I love Janel's drawings, she is doing one for Gabe and I, I can't wait to see it! Have a wonderful weekend!

Anna Joy said...

I'm so happy you like it!!! :) I hope you have a great weekend!!

Amanda said...

Hi Carol
Just popping in to say hi
My email address is
I am looking forward to being penpals with you
Have a great weekend
and for anyone reading this check out my blog at Im new to the blogging world and would love some new friends and bloggers. Hope you dont mind I wrote that there Carol, I dont want any spam emails :))
Talk soon

Mama Ventura said...

Gotta love getting awesome Happy Mail packages. I got one today from my Happy Mail partner and it totally made my day :)

Have a great weekend

amy lapi said...

wow, this is so incredible! you DO have the best friends! :)

Diana said...

This is so sweet!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i'm a follower! wow, you got some really great gifts from friends! i've never heard of happy mail but it sounds like something i'd like to join next time! i love that beautiful recipe organizer too!