December 11, 2012

Merriment ~ Day 15 ~ Unexpected Gifts

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"Brown paper packages tied up with strings.  These are a few of my favorite things".
Because they mean you have such dear and wonderful friends who care and think about you. 
I found this in my mail box this morning.  Such an unexpected and beautiful gift.  Sheila from Seasons of thy Heart makes these absolutely gorgeous arrangements.  I feel so special to be able to have one on my piano downstairs and another one in my family room upstairs.
I was able to talk to her on the phone this morning.  It was so heartwarming to visit with her like that. She lives just a couple of hours from me.  It's fun to have another Idaho blogger so close.
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So, is this a very good lunch?  Egg Nog is one thing I look forward to each Christmas.  One year, when I was pregnant with "Middle",  I gained so much weight drinking this stuff.  The nurse actually asked me if I meant to gain that much between appointments.  Uh, ya.....
Anyway, it's my lunch today as I am trying to hurry and create some Christmas presents for my brother and sister-in-law.  Geesh.....I better go faster......times a runnin' out. 
Have a wonderful day.


16 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Steph, what a wonderful present, love the Christmas arrangement, so sweet........looks like a yummy lunch to me......Blessings Francine.

annie said...

that's just beautiful! love the can!

enjoy your eggnog, I've seen fudge made with this, but haven't tried it, I think my husband would love it! have a great day!

Primlish ♥ said...

Very nice gift from Sheila! I'm sure it looks perfect on your piano!!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Steph,

What a wonderful surprise1 Her arrangements are the best she gifted me one last year and it sits in my Family room right now! Enjoy! Love egg nog too... must have some! OLM

BumbleBeeLane said...

Sheila is a sweetie! Yummm eggnog haven't had any in a few years think I'll try some this year..The lighter santa on my post yesterday is pure beeswax rubbed in spice mix that's why he was light,the other was blackened beeswax.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Christine said...

Oh how special - I just know from reading Sheila's blog that she is one caring thoughtful person! And her arrangements are the last word!
I've never actually tried Eggnog...
Have a wonderful day!
Christine

Shirlee said...

I always loved egg nog growing up but I haven't had it for years! Sheila sure sent you a lovely gift : )

jennifer768 said...

Wonderful gift from Shelia!Enjoy your egg nog,my dad used to love the stuff.Hugs,Jen

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Steph! That's a sweet arrangement from Sheila...hers are always stuffed with goodies...no scimping there! I have several that I just LOVE!! Years ago I used to make eggnog for the boys..haven't had it for awhile. That's so funy about when you were pregnant. :) My MIL used to smuggle Dunkin' Donuts to me as soon as Al left for work! LOL! Have a great creative day!

Holly said...

Love the arrangement! So pretty. I am not a fan of eggnog. I love hot chocolate on a cold day! Have a great evening!

Cindi said...

You have had a very nice week filled with nice surprises. That arrangement is beautiful. I just love the snowman on the can...of course...you know how girls are boy crazy? I think I am snowman crazy! LOL Thanks for sharing,and have a great night.
Be blessed,
Cindi

Trace4J said...

Beautiful.
My hubby loves egg nog over his vanilla ice cream. :)
Woolie Hugs
Trace


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Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

So Sweet of Sheila to send you the arrangement! What a wonderful Gift. Love her arrangements!
Have a wonderful day!

TheCrankyCrow said...

I LOVE that thing Shelia does!! LUCKY YOU!! So sweet! And eggnog...yummmm... I used to love it, but, funny, haven't had any in years - suppose b/c Crow Daddy and Lil' Crow don't have "the taste," which meant I drank it all. So, now, I'm at a point where, hey, who cares? Guess what's going on "the list"??? ;o) Smiles & Eggnog Hugs ~ Robin

julie said...

I think you should sell this picture to Meadow Gold. You'd make a buck or two for sure! Cute post. Wonder where you got your love for eggnog??

Beckyjean said...

Beautiful gift. Aren't blog friends the best??

Have a wonderful night~Becky