Mieke, these are for you - just a hint . . .
If you recall a few weeks ago I made a whirlwind trip to Phoenix. I met up with all of the Arizona bloggers for a luncheon. There were 2 special reasons for me to make the trip.
One - to meet Cindy from Applestone Cottage who was in town from Wisconsin.
Two - to meet CeeKay from Thinkin' of Home.
I had put together a little surprise for CeeKay a few weeks prior to my visit, (at the time - not even knowing about their luncheon.) Well my surprise worked and I think she had a really fun time with it. But after getting to know someone so well, not only through her blog, but through all of her friends that Emailed me with tidbits of information about her, when Marty from A Stroll Through Life invited me to come over for the luncheon and that CeeKay was going to be there - how could I not jump at the chance.
We had a ball. But the time went much too quickly! We've could've talked all day and far into the night!
Anyway, about a week ago, a received a little package in the mail. Very exciting!! Hurriedly I opened it once I saw it was from Miss CeeKay! And inside - a very special little book she made just for me, something so precious, I will treasure it always!! I had sent her different things to make up an altered book journal for herself. Little pieces of paper and ribbons, vintage this and that. Just "stuff" for her to use. And this is what she made for me in return. Wow!
Very fun! A "D" - for my last name.
And a special little note on the back cover from her.
Needless to say - this special book has earned a very special spot in my room.
(I'd show you- but my studio looks like a tornado hit it right now so . . . another time.)
CeeKay - I just adore you. But I think you know that by now. :)
Thank you for my special gift. I will treasure it always!
Then - yesterday I opened my mailbox again . . . and found . . .
$35 gift card to Cracker Barrel from Barb at Bella Vista.
OH MY GOODNESS! I won her giveaway!!
Thank you! Thank you! SO COOL!!!!
Barb, this is one of my favorite places . . . you just have no idea!
Maybe it is because we don't have them in California.
So needless to say - now that I have a gift certificate to Cracker Barrel . . . CEEKAY!!!! Let's do lunch soon! I drove right past that Cracker Barrel in your town, and . . . hmmmmm . . . there is a Hobby Lobby too . . . oh boy! Sounds like a road trip is planned for sometime soon!!! I think this time I'll bring the truck though, my car has kind of a small trunk . . .
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and are quickly getting in the Christmas Spirit!!!