Monday, December 28, 2015

I Won!

In the middle of a stressful morning, just a few days before Christmas, a package arrived in the mail, heavy and promising. I looked at the sender’s name and did a little happy dance. YAY! The box of goodies I had won in Ms. Toody Goo Shoes' blog giveaway had arrived, the giveaway called, the “Stress-buster” giveaway. Hallelujah and amen. Timing is everything and this box was right on time.

Like a kid, I unwrapped the package and lifted the lid on the adorable snowman box, the scent of lavender rising to greet me. Did I mention that lavender is one of my favorite scents?

Amy had written a personal note, thanking me for entering the contest and for reading her blog. If you don’t read her blog, you should click on over and browse through the quality posts that she offers throughout the year. 

I borrowed this photo from Amy’s blog and you can see all of the things that I oohed and aahed over when I entered the giveaway, things that promote relaxation and finding that happy, contented place when the house feels a little crowded.

Thank you, Amy, for your generosity. This package has already brought me pleasure and I feel lucky to have won the grand prize. I think of you every time I read another page from the delightful book entitled, “Be Happy,” every time I color another page from the charming coloring book, every time I use the heavenly bath and body products, every time I drink the tea, nibble the chocolates, smell the amazing lavender calendar burning, and every time I see the important prompt: Laugh.

Friends in blogland ... this is just another reason why I enjoy the world of blogging—you encounter the nicest people.

Until next time, sweet friends, may the coming days find you relaxed and happy as we find ourselves right up against a brand new year.



  1. yay for you!!! enjoy. It couldn't happen to a nicer person:)

  2. What a wonderful bunch of goodies you received! Amy certainly was generous in putting that great package together. I have won a couple of giveaways and have totally been blessed! Those adult coloring books are such a popular item this year! I bought several for gifts and one for myself...can't wait to color like a kid!

  3. I'm so glad you are enjoying the contents, Dayle, and hope they are helping to bust a little stress. Wishing you and your family joy, health, prosperity...and a "stress-less" new year! Thank you for the lovely post!

  4. What a wonderful gift Amy sent you - that's quite the win!! Congrats and enjoy every second of it!!

  5. This is fun isn't it- I had a similar experience last year winning a handmade throw size quilt from Jann Olson's blog "have a cup of Mrs Olson" - It's draped over a light pink chair in a guest room right now...big surprise, super thrill!

  6. Very rarely have I ever won anything - so this is most exciting!!

    And yes, Dayle, Blog Land if filled with the most wonderful people!

    Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year's! Looking forward to sharing the journey in 2016...



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