Now that I have a Blog ... a kind of neglected one the last couple of weeks ... I can show off any Blog Hop candy that I am so fortunate to win:-) The last couple of weeks, the lucky "Random" bug has honored me with several wins. It is kind of funny how you seem to win in streaks ... either a whole lot or none at all. Well, I for one, am not complaining!! I started doing blog hops because they are such an awesome way to come across so many fun, useful ideas!! I never expected to win anything for doing them and I did not realize how many things I would bookmark for later:-) I really want to acknowledge the wonderful ladies who showered me with the totally awesome candy: First, I got two emails from Amy at Love to Crop telling me that I had won for the PurpleFuntastick Birthday Hop and Brenda's Birthday Wishes Hop. I sent her a note back to tell her that she had mistakenly sent me two notices --- she answered that I was picked for both!! Wow, that was a shocker for me and probably her, too:-) I got the candy for both this week and how much fun is all this!! She knew how much I love rosettes and included a fabulous one!!
See the great rosette and her awesome flowers? I can see a use for every bit of this bog candy! Thank you, Amy, so very much. You are a special person:-)
Then I won from Rhonda fromCrafting With Blue on the Halloween Blog Hop. I got her package this week, too. We found out that we do not live that far apart in Florida:-) She sent an awesome web stamp that will be so useful and I love it, as well as the wonderful candy corn ribbon! I used up the last of my Halloween ribbon this year so I am going to need it:-) Then check out the cute monster stickers -- I will have a head start on my pages for Halloween this year:-) Rhonda is another Sweetheart of a blogger!!
Mollie at Cricket's Cricut Creations had a blog candy giveaway on her blog just "because". I was checking out all the blogs I follow and saw her post so I left a comment thanking her for being so generous. Only 2 of us left comments so she went above and beyond what she needed to do and gave us both candy! How completely sweet was that? The variety of things in the grab bag was amazing -- just look at all the wonderful things!! Thank you so much, Mollie! You are so kind and thoughtful:-)
Last, but not least, is Claire at Scrapmyway who is also another Florida Girl! There must be a lot of us out there in Bloggy Land:-) I got her package with it's great assortment of jewels, stickers and stamps...so much fun!! I also had to include her 'Congrats' card in the picture because it is so cute:-) She is also a sweetheart of a blogger, so be sure to give her a visit:-) Thanks again, Claire!
I feel so Blessed to have won all this awesome candy form these beautiful women and I am truly thankful for each and every thing.
Now I have to do something that is going to bring on more tears :-( Two weeks ago, we lost our baby Boo Kitty. It was not expected and a huge shock. Both my husband and I, and our younger son, were completely devastated and in shock. We loved that little critter with all our heart and he was such a joy in our lives for such a short time and I will never be able to forget:-(. I waited about a week and a half and then I adopted a 7 month old Russian Blue female from the Animal Control. They called her Ash, but I have renamed her Princess Ashley Blue Ghost. She is silky soft and beautiful, but a typical kitty that lets you get near her when she wants you to. I love her to pieces and have a ton of patience, so I will win her over eventually:-) I might still find another little baby to adopt that is maybe 8-10 weeks old and not so fragile. I guess that hateful old vet knew that this could happen when he told me not to be so attached. Well, guess what -- I will be completely attached to any pet that happens to live in my home:-) Here is a picture of my new baby, Ashley....
If you read all this -- bless you -- and thank you!!
Kitty hugs, Judy