Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Little things...

Sometimes, it's the little things in life 
that just make your day. 

Like your dogs being SOOOO excited to see you when you get home from work. No matter what kind of a day you've had...they are always happier than heck to see you which just makes all your stress fade away. 
Makes my day!

Or walking out to  your tomato plants and seeing two more BIG ones that you didn't know were there before! Sure made my day!

Or walking out to the mailbox and opening it to find an unexpected package! REALLY made my day.

CeeKay of Thinkin of Home 
and I met back in the Fall of 2009. 
I surprised her by attending the 
Arizona Bloggers Luncheon that our sweet friend
Marty from A Stroll Thru Life put together. 
It was such fun! 
And we've been close ever since. 
We just have a connection. 

So she surprised me the other 
day with a sweet little "just because" gift. 
Aren't those the best kind? 
She made me little notebook 
and it turned out just perfect. 

I love it CeeKay - and I love you too! I am so Blessed to have you in my life. 



Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Glad you like it dear friend...and we need another picture together...we will do that this Fall!!

Charlene said...

You hit the nail on the head girl!!! Life is good with fur babies, good food & friends! Especially when they are as sweet as you! I miss you!!! Stop by & visit. Send me an email or CALL ME! I hate it I don't get to see you when I visit later this month. BUMMMER! HUGS!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

CK showed me a pic of it before she sent it. I think it is stunning. You both do the most amazing things with a bit of fabric and lace, then add in a tiny bit of bling and it is exquisite. Sure wish you were here to have lunch with us Fri. Love ya. Hugs, Marty

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Karen ~
I totally had to take a double take at your puppies because they look so much like ours ~ we have two shih tzus just those colors ~
Aren't they just the best!

Karen Valentine said...

Sounds like the perfect day!! It's so true that love a fury friend( or two)and a thoughtful gift from someone close to you are two of the best things in life!! Glad you enjoy them both!

Theresa said...

Precious little welcome faces! Tomatoes too:) I didn't know you could garden!

You are one lucky lady to be the recipient of such beauty! What a sweet friend!

Enjoy your day sweet friend! Love you!

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Karen, that Ceekay is one talented gal, huh? Very pretty, indeed!!

Your doggies are just darling.

Hugs, Barb

Heather and Kathy said...

I love that notebook! That is so cute! I love the puppies! What happy faces to come home to! I hope this week is good for you!


La said...

I have a little black shih tzu named Bosco. He is the apple of my eye. Jorja and Harley are adorable!

Enjoy the fantastic notebook!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Those are the best gifts...the ones you don't expect and that really touch your heart! How sweet!

janis said...

Karen I must agree.. I feel sorry for people that miss out on the magical love pets bring us. I also love all these things you mention as wonderful "little but important" things. Great gift, but even greater is the gift of you & CeeKay's friendship.♥

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Karen,
That is just gorgeous!
Ceekay is very talented indeed!
Hey deerie, really missed you at our blogger luncheon.
Maybe October?
Hot here but fun, and seeing my new grand-daughter and bloggy friends is truly wonderful!
Hugs and more hugs,

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh those sweet furry faces!

I had seen the journal on Ceekay's blog and just loved it. It is a true treasure.

Karena said...

Karen how sweet was Ceekay to make this adoreable book for you...I bet you find the perfect way to use it..I sure have enjoyed meeting BOTH of you special girls...lots of hugs to you...

Karena "A Loblolly Life"

Anonymous said...

Karen I miss your sweet smile! It's hard to believe it has been so long since Jenn's event!

I wanted to stop by and say thank you so much for your kind words! They will stay in my heart and be reflected on for many days ahead!


CHERI said...

Hi, Karen! I've missed reading your blog but I guess I just got burned out and tuned out of the blogging world for awhile. I'm busy trying to catch up this a.m. Did finally get in a new post on my own blog yesterday. Love your sweet little notebook. I may have more time on my hands this semester so may have to try to get into some crafting. I always get inspiration from you.

Dawn said...

Pets and good friends equal unconditional love! Ceekay's gift is amazing.