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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

"Joy" in the Mail!

   The most wonderful package arrived yesterday from my lovely and talented friend, Joy!  Joy is an amazing friend and she has a way with colors that I have never seen before!  Look at this wreath she made!  I can't STOP looking at it!:D  The picture doesn't come close to doing it justice....  She puts colors together that I would never think of and it is pure magic!

   I bought the most amazing swag and picture frames from Joy, but I WON the wreath!  I will show you the goodies that I bought (that I also can't stop looking at!) but first let me show you what Joy gave me just because she is extremely kind...  She and I both love Holly Hobbie.:)  Look at this darling plaque!  

   And these sweet Christmas cards!!!  Almost too cute to write on!

   "To the house of a friend, the way is never long."  Joy, I truly hope we can meet in person some day... :)

   Look at this amazingly chunky and fun swag!  It makes mine look sickly!  There is no sibling rivalry- yet.  The new swag doesn't brag- too much.:D

   Did I mention how Joy wraps her gifts??  Tissue paper and tulle everywhere!  Opening a gift from her is like opening up a party!  Joy has inspired me to be more creative, let me tell you...

  Here are the gorgeous picture frames!  Each with it's own joxlette!  I am tempted to leave the frames empty and hang them just the way she made them...   They are yummy enough to eat!

   Here is a close-up of one of the joxlettes.  Look at the amazing fabrics and the handmade button! 

   Joy- thank you so much for the gorgeous, amazing and thoughtful package!  I just can't get over all the lovely things you made and the joy that you sent my way.:)  I will be back to shop again soon!  Joy is having a wonderful SALE right now, so stop by her shop and pick up some early Christmas gifts!:D

12 comments:

Sherry said...

The little girl plaque looks like some of the things my mom used to make. The image brings back wonderful memories!

Sherry

Tristan said...

Oh, the little girl plaque reminds me of Anne of Green Gables..sigh*

Thank you for your comment, I know prayer has really helped us with the "situation".
and I'd like to think that where I live is heaven on earth..lol..love it!

Artfulife said...

Cute stuff Lori. I just read your post about the newest issue of Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion, I just got my copy this past weekend. Oh my goodness! I loved every single page. The ideas are amazing. I have almost every copy of her magazine.

P.S. Just listened to the poll results. I will be praying for our country right along with you sister.

Yarni Gras! said...

the wreath is lovely! And the swag is gorgeous!!! I need one........how do you make them?

AnnaSam said...

Wow!I love everything! You are so lucky to receive such wonderful gifts and to have a new friend like her. Have a blessed day!
Juanita

Amy said...

How sweet! Everything is just so lovely! You're so blessed Lori!

Sandy Toes said...

I love Holly Hobby...very cute...one of my favorites when I was a kid!
-sandy toes

Lindsay-ann said...

I love everything Lori. What a super package to open and enjoy. Thanks for showing.
Lindsay

Heidi Jo the Artist said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Lori! I too am soooo excited to have you as a partner for the Very Vintage Christmas Swap! It is going to be a lot of fun! You have a great blog and I am looking forward to getting to know you better. It looks like you received some great goodies from Joy, the picture frames are my favorite! Have a great day!

P.S. I voted for McCain. I’m scared what the future holds for our country, but I will try to leave my worries in the Lord’s hands.

Heidi Jo the Artist
http://swirlsofcreativity.etsy.com
http://swirlsofcreativity.blogspot.com

Polka Dot Moon said...

Oh what lovely goodies! I must go check out her shop.

And....

I would love anything sparkly for our swap. I'm very excited!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh my goodness sakes...Joy really does have a gift for colors!
I love everything she made!
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful gifts Lori-So much fun to see them all~♥

KKJD1 said...

I was a Holly Hobbie fan when I was little. I just love the swag and wreath. They are just gorgeous! I am a fan of gifts others make! Enjoy your gifts! Blessings, Karen