Honestly y'all, the stuff I get in the mail from crafty bloggers is the best ever. I am ashamed to say that this post is long over due. I've gotten some lovely things in the mail over the last month or so.
First up is this homemade soap and cute snowman from Lera. That soap smells super yummy, though I must admit that I haven't used it yet. It's sitting all pretty in the soap dish next to *my* sink. That little snowman hung on my kitchen cabinet this entire holiday season. I love stuff like that!
Next, I got two surprise packages from Mary Ann. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, this girl spoils us rotten! Mary Ann is the most generous person I know. I aspire to be like her. Her first package was a box of velvety dress up clothes for Lily, in which she also included a dress for Ava, a book for Alex, and some cute push pins for me. Here is Lily dressed up like a medieval princess:
Lily and Alex are thoroughly enjoying these lovelies. Then a few weeks later I got another package from her. Inside was these cards. They're so pretty I hate to use them. I have a thing for buttons, so I especially love these cards.
From another Mary Ann, I got this nice thank-you package for participating in her Cookie Swap 2006. That was so nice of her to do that! I especially like that Santa hat wearin' "B".
Last but not least, is this awesome surprise package from Denice. This surprise was so cleverly wrapped that I had to take a photo. Let me tell you, it killed me to have to wait to find my camera because I wanted to dive right in! Ironically, I had just been looking at 1930's prints online earlier that day.
As if that fabric wasn't enough, look what was inside. Three beautifully illustrated cards that I plan on framing as part of my holiday decor, and two vintage prints that I plan to also frame and hang in the girls' room. Am I lucky or what?
The generousity that I have received from everyone is amazing. I can't thank you enough, really.