Monday, April 13, 2009

aaaaugh...it's time to call in the troops...computer bugs to Sweet Joy of Amity&Allure to Springtime Swap to Mail LOVES...

auuuuughh!
sorry i've been away...
couldn't have been helped.
my computer has been off it's rocker lately.
it's been like this for a couple of weeks now...
this is how i've been feeling lately with my lil' ol' computer...

(image courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Red_Cross )

found this Australian Red Cross image here and wishing they'd
just come to my rescue...
but saavy b-i-l came to the rescue...thank gosh! thanks so much, Steve!
what would we do without our trusty lil' machines?!
now...FINALLY...i'm back on-line...i'm keepin' my fingers-crossed for some smooth sailing!
how was your weekend?!
for those who celebrate this special time of the year,
i'm hoping everyone enjoyed their Easter Holiday...
so many blessings, family time, egg-hunts, surprises, delicious treats...
lil' muchkins started spring break and we had a very special Easter.
will try to post pics soon...

i've so much to show+tell...
received lots of MAIL LOVE esp. from sweet Joy of Amity & Allure
for the lovely Dionne's Springtime Swap , a lil' random act of kindness,
and a certain lil' something that i just couldn't resist getting from this truly amazing artist, Alice Wingerden, over here...


now to my MAIL LOVES:
1) a special notice from the postoffice was in my mailbox. said that a special package from Canada was waiting for me. yesssss, it's my package from sweet Joy of Amity & Allure (please visit her world and become mesmerized by her posts and photos)...before i post pics of her amazing gift to me here's what i sent to Joy (she also received her pack from me...she wrote me and said that she loves everything-YAY!!!):





lil' flower stationary i created for sweet Joy...



another lil' stationary i created + personalized with her newborn son's Grayson's name...
don't you just love his name?!




french soaps + yellow mini cake platter
'you're the best mom' book

lil' cupcake from Jasmine Kummer of Tart Heart
made some spring fever crunch trail mix that i put in some mason jars with sweet ribbons+labels
Easter cookies + mmm...chocolate sunflower seeds...
i truly had such a wonderful time finding treasures for Joy and her lil' family!!!
so happy that she loved it...

Now, here is what sweet Joy sent to me:

a pretty 'made with love' recipe card holder box and sweet lotion...

l.o.v.e. the lovely 'love' phrase...(how many times can i say the word 'love?' hee-hee! )

such a gorgeous recipe holder...cute sayings and cheerful colours!

what adorable sayings!

oh, thank you so much sweet Joy...i LOVEEEEEEEE everything!!! the recipe box
holder is so cute...how did you know i LOVEEEEEEEEE to cook/bake AND that i've been trying to organize all our favourite meals in one logical place?!
how thoughtful and sweet are you?!!!


2) ms. postwoman came and put another surprise in my mailbox: a very SWEET Calculated Acts of Kindess pack of very beautiful words/quotes/sayings to live by, gorgeous French postcards, eiffel tower cards, adorable cupid playing cards and a very sweet itty bitty 'LOVE' card... all from the sweetheart of a gal, Raesha!!! (and her adorable shoppe ) (will take pics and post in the near future!) please visit her world + cute shoppe...she just makes you have the warmest fuzzies! thank you so very much, sweet Raesha, for sending some 'love' my way...i surely + definitely do appreciate everything!!!
AND
3) came across this absolutely beautiful site, Painted White , owned by Alice Wingerden. oh how i love Alice's blog, shoppe, creations + finds...i adore her photos too!!! please try to stop by and see all the beauty Alice is sharing with all of us...you'll simply fall in love-i surely did!!! (btw...Alice was so kind enough to make my pack even more special...she sent some of her sweet ephemera to me...merci beaucoup, sweet Alice, for sharing such sweetness with me!)
(image courtesy of http://www.paintedwhite.com/item_432/Hand-Dyed-Aqua-Paper-Posy.htm )
again, thank you so very much for all the sweethearts that have sent their love my way...i truly am one of the luckiest gals in town right now...thank you from the bottom of my heart...well, i think i've caught up a bit...time to let this lil' guy rest abit...
oh, computer, please, please work again tomorrow!
bonne nuit!
jo xoxo

5 comments:

Joy said...

Hi Jo! So glad you liked it! Don't you just love handmade things? Thanks again for everything and we'll definitely have to stay in touch - I'll send more cute photos of Grayson as soon as I can! :)
HUGS!!

Dionne said...

What lovely things you received and gave! That recipe box is adorable, and that stationery set you created for Grayson is just about the most precious thing I have ever seen! That elephant is adorable!

I will doing a post on the swaps soon, and will link to this. Just waiting on two more pairs to get their stuff and then i will put it all up. Yay!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

what darling things you got and gave!!! love it all!!!! I ADORE the way you photograph and display the goodies!! great job!! I hope you have a fantastic day!!! hugs!!! Britt :-)

Gracie said...

Ohh perfect package as usual Jo! Absolutely amazing! You just put so much love and effort into your creations. Very inspirational!
And it looks like you had some lovely items your way too!
I do hope your computer stops playing up. That can be so irritating!
I hope your well!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

LOVEliness!!!
anyway, hate it too when my PC needs a CPR! Hope you have a lovely weekend beautiful!