Wednesday, February 10

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… these are a few of my favorite things!   So much for not having time to post.  A blizzard sure slowed us down!  I just hope we are all clear to go shopping soon so that I can actually feed my guests this weekend.   At any rate, the U.S. Postal Service did  come through, and my prize from Deb at Paper Turtle came in the mail this morning.  How sweet is that packaging?  Inside, a little treat …

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Isn’t that adorable?  It’s already on my desk.  

Also, we had the book giveaway last night.  We were done in by the weather a bit, but a lot of books did go.   I wish they all went, but this is what it looked like all set up. 

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We ran out of room on the table with all the leaves in, (12 feet!) so I had to use my hutch too.  

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The other thing that came in the mail today is my tray from Katie Armour Home.  It is so little and perfect.  It is in excellent condition too and just right for what I had in mind.

For those of you affected by the storm, stay warm and dry!  For those of you not affected – LUCKY YOU!




  1. As my daughter would say OMG and I would say...wish I was there..look at all those books! I get giddy at the sight of something like this...someday I will post about my addiction to Trade Me in NZ...our version of Ebay. One of my many little pleasures in life which I think I may have alluded to you in the past. Lucky you for the treasures you received today. Enjoy and stay warm. Thanks for your comments on my posts...I always enjoy hearing from you Stephanie, makes me smile :)

  2. Hi Stephanie ~

    I was hoping you'd get your package in the mail today! I'm so glad you liked it. :o) And it looks like it survived its travels in that padded envelope.

    Enjoy it! And good luck with all your books!

    ~ Deb

  3. Hi Stephanie!
    I came over to say hello and thank you for stopping by BellaDella and leaving such a nice comment. That always makes my day.

    And wow- all those books. Amazing. I love to have a pile of those right now. I have not been in a reading mood lately but I feel one coming on.

    Have a wonderful evening and come back soon.

  4. Hi Steph,
    Ok, caught up on your beautiful blog..
    What a great thing to away all those books..And your dining room is lovely..look at that pretty hutch and DISHES! :)

    Have fun with your company..and how wonderful your Gma is 100! Wow...Happy Birthday to her!

    The pics of where you vacationed are fabulous!!
    Have a great week with the kids home next week..any plans??

  5. i ordered 2 sets of those from deb too - for my nieces. can't wait to give them to them this weekend. deb is very, very creative. that is a lot of books. i wish i was there.