Thursday, May 29, 2008

So Many Reasons to Smile

Hello my lovelies! I am SO sorry I am late posting! Below I will tell you what has been keeping me. I must first tell you about the goodies that came in the mail. The first one completely surprised me. I signed up for my very first swap over at Lucy Kate Crafts. We have until the 13th to send it, so I was completely clueless as to why I had that special key in my mailbox...the one that always gets me so excited because it means a package has arrived! Did I order something? No. Win something? No. Here is what I found! These are from Ginger over at Loves to Dream. Aren't they fantastic? It's even better in person! The stalk of the toadstool is a woven/embroidered material...just perfect! And the doilie! Thank you SO much Ginger! For the pin cushion too! So sweet! I think it's perfect that I got paired with you as I have always been a fan of Ginger Rogers. My first car was a red saturn coupe and I named it after her!
Here is another goodie I got in the mail. I was lucky enough to win Lani's Art Blessing Giveaway over at Healing Expressions. Here is the piece hanging from my fairy tree. Please go over and see her fabulous work...I love her quotes too. This one says "It takes great courage to fly, but oh what a view!" SO TRUE! Thank you Lani! It is very special!
So what's kept me away? Lillian's schedule was full of end of school year events. Her she is with her bff, Constance, at the Kingergarten musical.
Dave went out of town, so I HAD to take the opportunity to teach the girls in my life that flea markets are not a place to buy fleas! I told them it was a treasure hunt and gave them each some money to spend. Lillian found a sweet jewelry box and I had a great experience that was so special that it will have to be a post of its own.
Repaving the patio in an effort to make it livable out there for the summer...hello mister system! The girls were outside almost the whole holiday weekend!
Last day of school!
But not before one last Art Masterpiece! I've been asked to do it again next year...can't wait! This time they played with salt dough that had been handled by a partner. They had to get their inspiration from the shape their partner the way Michelangelo said the marble told him what to make, not the other way around. I'm going to miss them and their hugs so much!
Finally, as promised, the winner of my giveaway! Lori, of Faerie Window! Congrats Lori :) Please email me your address! Thank you to all who entered...I really appreciate your support!


Ginger said...

Oh am so Happy you liked the toadstool your so sweet and have a great family cute as could be. Enjoy it and thank you for all the kind words my friend and i love your blog i'll be back checking on you hugs parter.
Lord bless you.

Lori said...

yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! oh, i am soooooo excited:) thank you so much on the way...i love your mail goodies too, that toadstool is clever AND sweet!!!!!!!!

Scrappy Jessi said...

cute stuff today!!
love the toadstools.
and of course the kid shots, to cute.

Paul Sears Photography said...

your girls are so cute! reminds me of my little neice in Colorado, who I just got to see graduate from preschool. My wife and I are contemplating starting a family, so it's great to read stories and see pics from other parents. Thanks for posting!

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Hey Mere, Just stopping by to say hello.

I got my goodies in the mail the other day. I want to thank you so much for thinking of me. You are truly one of the kindest people I have ever met.

I will definetly be able to use those.

The little Halloween pin is Darling. I love it. I am proudly displaying it will all my Halloween goodies. Big Hugs!!!!

Thanks again Mere. I truly appreciate your kindnes.. It will come back to you!!!!!


Enchanted Willow Design said...

I love that toadstool and your kids are beautiful.

Adriana Whitney said...

Hi Mere, I missed you! but you were having fun :)
When I came to the States and I saw a big sign saying "Flea Market" I said to my Mother in Law - Americans have a market for everything! ha ha, I really thought for a split second that they were selling fleas.
I have more stories like that =0D
Adri xoxo