Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gifts Galore- Wins And Suprises

I cannot tell you how
delighted I am with
what has been going
on here.
SOOO many wonderful
have found their way to me.

The first, amd most precious,
gift was a healthy
new grandson.
Our darling little
Upon arriving at my own home
with new Mama, new baby,
and BigBoyE
I found things waiting
to be opened.

I won a wonderful
Lynne over at
If you don't know her,
please pop by her blog.
She is a delightfully,
sweet, talented girl.

I chose the one called
Hide & Seek
because it already
looks like it is glowing.
This is one of the most
beautiful pieces of
glasswork I have ever
held in my hands.
With a votive burning
inside it is spectacular.
It sits behind my kitchen sink
in the window for the
Holiday season...
and it may stay there year round.
Isn't she a beauty?

I also received a beautiful
necklace and tag
handmade by
Cindy Adkins
 The "dangler" is a domino
and when you turn it over it
has this sweet graphic on it.
Did you notice that it is held in
place by a mini-clip that attaches
to the chain?
I am sorry to say that the picture
of the tag is so blurry I can't use it...
but, trust me, it is beautiful!
If you haven't met Cindy yet
pop by her blog-
she is uber talented
and you will be blessed to
get to know her.

And then...
Laurie over at
blessed me with this beauty.

I wear a lot of black so this
is perfect for the Holidays.
Stop by and visit her
Cottage Style,
Jeanne deArc blog.
So...as if that wasn't enough...
As if I wasn't blessed enough already,
I get an email from
She has another wonderful blog.
If you aren't a follower already
you will be soon.
She is REAL, folks!
She even says a naughty word
now and then
(or so I heard).
I won one of her wonderful
aprons.  And I DO MEAN
Here's the apron I won-
I was thrilled to get the one
on the right.
When she told me I won
I was expecting an apron-
this is a close up of the front.
but there was so much more
in that package.
2 potholders, candy cane sticks,
an ornament,
and some "babies" for
Little treasures for the
"hidey holes" under the steps.
And what package that looks like this...
Is really complete without
Pearl The Amazing
Balancing Pig?
Well, I hope I didn't forget
anything.  If I did y'all will
forgive me, won't you?
Cuz...remember...I am old..
and tired....
and-what's that?
Oh, yeah...I am forgetful...!;>)

Thank you to everyone!
Fellow bloggers are some
of the best people
I have never met!

your photo name


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Sharing your joy especially for the precious little bundle in the first photo! Blessing and love to you this day!

The enchanted home said...

Wow you seriously have been on a beautiful winning streak, all well deserved!!
How cute is that little munchkin? Congrats on Charles, he is just precious!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You have definitely been showered with gifts. Charles in charge is just too cute. Look at those cheeks.

Gina said...

You lucky girl! So many wonderful gifts...you must have been an awfully good girl this year. Is that even possible?? LOL

Simple Pleasures said...

Hi Di,
That is one adorable baby. You have a lovely family and I enjoy all of your posts so much. Have a wonderful Christmas and happiest of New Years!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Well you are just one lucky duck! And of course that sweet baby is the greatest gift of all! Merry Christmas Diana! Wishing you the happiest of holidays and a blessed new year!

Lynne said...

You are one gifted woman, Sweet D!
So many Blessings surround you!
Thank you for the shout out!
Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family!

Unknown said...

well, you are just so blessed! Charles in Charge is the best gift of all! I absolutely love the apron and the little guys for your hidey hole. My fur-babies would like those too!
Merry Christmas my sweet friend.

Tete said...

What a stash! Congrats on all the wins! I hope you went out and bought a lottery ticket!
Yippee Skippie!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my gosh how fun...Christmas a little early!

Donna said...

They sure are amazing, Diana! Little Charles is just a sweetheart! I love his chubby cheeks! A big congrats on your wins, love the burlap apron, and how sweet that the kiddies were remembered, too! Blogging friends are pretty awesome, don't you think? Oh, and that means YOU TOO!! Enjoy your goodies:)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Surprises are so fun! You received some great goodies! Blogging buddies are the best, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

How wonderful coming home to such lovely gifts!
Charles-In-Charge is so adorable.

Unknown said...

Oh, brother. No I didn't realize there is a no reply on my blog, how do I fix that?


Love all your pretties, Diana. What sweet gifts to enjoy. You enjoy them.

Been up to eyeballs with takless water heater broken, yup! Thank God those workers were here because then the septic system blew. What a mess. Glad I preposted my shares.

Merry Christmas

Heaven's Walk said...

♥ You are loved, Diana. It's as simple as that... ♥ :)

xoxo laurie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Charles in charge is so adorable Diana!
And you've been hitting the jackpot girlfriend.... you may need to hit the casino with all that luck of yours!

Anonymous said...

So precious! Charles in charge is adorable! Wow, on the gifts! You've hit the jackpot! Lucky girl! Merry Christmas! Betsy

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hey, Diana! So many wonderful things! And that baby boy is just adorable! Hope you and your family have a truly Blessed Christmas!

camp and cottage living said...

Your gifts are all sweet, but nothing compared to Prince Charles! He's a cutie!

Blue Creek Home said...

Wow! I just spent some major catch up time with you and your beautiful babies - Christmas decorations - and giveaway wins!!!
And, I have been serenaded several times by the one and only SweetCheeks!!

Merry Christmas


Looks like you have had a lovely time with all of your beautiful wins. It makes you feel so good, doesn't it? Thanks for stopping by to say hello.

Have a Merry Christmas,

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your beautiful little grand baby,what a little sweetheart!
I am so happy that Santa stopped by your house early,you sure deserve all those beautiful gifts.
Merry Christmas and love to you and your loved ones xxx

Gypsy Heart said...

Good for you! You are so deserving my friend. Now little Charles is absolutely adorable! I would want to snuggle with him and kiss those little chubby cheeks all the time.


Sugar Pink Boutique said...

Thank you so much for popping by my blog and being my newest follower! Congratulations on your new beautiful grand baby and all of your lovely presents! Merry Christmas and God bless, Jennifer

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Oh, Diana~ he's so adorable! Kiss that face for me! Glad you are home safely with your sweet family. Hope Ria is doing alright- I feel terrible for her. I did the same thing as a child and it's no fun. I know SweetCheeks will have a song about it soon to make Ria feel better.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your gifts and thanks for the shout out. Hugs, hugs, hugs.
xo, Tina

Donna said...

Dear Diana,

Blessings all around your home. Congratulations on all of your gifts! And, thank you for sharing so much of your inner joy. Your blog is always such a treat to come visit, always something new and such fun!

Wishing you and your family the joy of Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!