Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Random Tuesday!

It was Christmas at the post office the last few days!! WOOHOO!! First I won 2 give aways lately and they both came, and I ordered some items from a shop on Etsy that is part of a BNR that I'm in (link to follow), and they came today! So here we go:

1) I'm part of a BNR on Etsy.
( http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6192615&page=1 ) Luckily there are only two Bath & Body shops in this BNR or I'd be broke!! LOL I've made purchases from both shops and one of the packages came in the mail yesterday!! I ordered 2 Warm Vanilla Sugar Soaps and Peppermint Foot Butter from Luscious Lather. (the foot butter is on my feet as I type this). Diane added some extra goodies!! One little container of Body Souffle with Goat Milk & Honey and another little container of Foaming Body Scrub in something Almond. She also added a crocheted face scrub. Peppermint is not my favorite scent but all the foot butters seem to come in it. This one isn't too overpowering and actually reminds me of the round white peppermints my Grandparents always had in the chicken dish at their house. It sure feels nice though!! Love the soap and scrub and souffle too!! OH NO!! I just checked and the souffle comes in VANILLA!!! Help!

2) I won this beautiful pendant necklace from HJM Art Gallery. It's bigger than it looks in pictures. It measures approx. 1.5" x 2". Isn't it beautiful? Helen also has the most amazing art in her shop!! These would look great on my livingroom wall: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20920948 You really need to check out her BLOG. Helen always has interesting posts.

3) I won these awesome MaryJane Slippers from Broken Hallelujah. I got to pick the size and color - so obviously I picked red!! I did take a picture of them on my feet, saw the pic and wished I had cute little feet. Hmmmm.

4) Anyone interested in another swap? I had so much fun with the bag swap I'd like to do another one, but what? Or do you know of one happening right now?

5) Bought this bug lotion from Bovine Bubbles and Hog Wash. It works really well, has no deet and actually smells pretty good. Regular bug spray/lotion usually gives me a headache, this didn't. Hubby even thought it smelled ok.

6) I won some lipbalm from
Latherati Soap Foundry, and so I went to check out her shop and ordered some soap too!! This is the one I bought: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27136129 Julie is offering Free Shipping right now during her Grand Opening!! I'm her first sale!! Who will be her second? ( I really need to quit buying soap! LOL)

7) We had 3-3.5 inches of rain Fri-Sat. The creek is up again. The beavers can probably swim from the pond to the creek right now. The pond is the water on the left of the trees - the creek is on the right. The water in the front with all the reeds on it is actually on our lawn.

8) If you have some blueberries in the freezer and don't know what to do with them - here's a great recipe for blueberry sauce. Made it on the weekend and had it with pancakes. Yummy!! http://themuddymoose.blogspot.com (they have really great soap too LOL)


  1. Lovely gifts! Like Christmas in the summer. LOL! Love your yard, here in the desert, we only see water in our pools! Wish it would rain! Have a great day!

  2. Wow! You raked it in!

    I'm not a fan of peppermint scent either, but I love all the "pamper your body" items.

    The pendant is pretty!!

    And I love Mary Janes!

  3. Hooray for you, winning all these giveaways! It looks like you ended up with some pretty cool things. I can't believe how full your pond and creek are. It looks cool though!

  4. Yay! Congrats on all the stuff you won! Thanks for visiting my blog!! I'll have to check out your other blogs as well!! =)

  5. wow, what great items you have! I love those slippers, I have a pattern to crochet some for myself, but I never seem to get around to it, lol.

  6. Congrats on the wins! You'll have to let us know how the bug lotion is. I hate the smell of commercial bug repellents...
    I need your lawn, it's sooo big!
    I love the new large back in your shop!

  7. Wow! That is a great collection of stuff!
    A foot scrub, I need one of those!
    Enjoy all your new goodies!

  8. I love the picture of the lawn....so green and lush!

  9. Lovely items you got there! I like that pendant :) I love receiving things in the mail...it's like getting presents (which you paid for yourself - but let's forget about that!)

  10. Haha, I just read your comment! :)
    I actually did read it, which is why I commented on the smell (You said it gives you headaches)
    I know you said it works, but I suppose I'd like to hear a more descriptive review on it. Lol
    Did you get bit by any bugs at all,How long did it last before it wore off, waterproof,etc..?
    I'm picky ;) But it'd be nice to find the greatest bug repellent for my kids.

  11. Congrats for all your wins, how awesome is that? :-)

    That bug lotion sounds wonderful, I will definitely check it out thanks for the link!

    Good luck with the rising water, sounds like everywhere is soggy these days huh? It's July, I want summer lol!

  12. Wow! What a great postal day! I love getting packages in the mail, too.

  13. Oooh! I miss having a pond!
    Those soaps look so yummy!

  14. I love getting fun stuff in the mail!
    Congrats on the wins :)

  15. I love when it's like Christmas in your mailbox!!
    Congrats on winning all those lovely things :D
    And of course ordering things is another one of my favorites. Lol


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