As all of you are aware, to some degree or another, I participated in Lisa aka Whimsical Bohemian's fabulous blog event last month. In fact the majority of you followers found me as a result of this terrific event. More then 1000 bloggers participated and I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone. To begin with, I knew it would be interesting to see what everyone was offering as a giveaway and I was hopeful a few new people might like my blog but I never in my wildest dream thought that more then 60 new people would start following me. I appreciate it so much and sincerely hope you enjoy your time over at Everyday Bliss.
I also was fortunate enough to win several of the giveaways and my February has been filled with fun packages arriving at my door including two I will share today:
The super darling Angel Cat ornament by Suzanne Urban Designs. Jessie insisted the cute cat get a place of honor next to the picture of her with Mickey Mouse so we are not saving her for the Christmas tree! Suzanne's shop also goes by the name "Smirking Goddess Studios" -- LOVE that! and recently her very fun retro style Mad Housewife button/magnets were featured in an ETSY compilation .
Next up is this fun ornament pin cushion made by Deborah over at Vintage Soul which arrived just today. We have all of our shoes lined up by the front door, including some doll shoes Jessie has insisted on putting there so when I opened this little beauty up Jessie said, "I have an idea, let's put it by the other shoes." When I explained it wasn't that kind of shoe she said "Well it is awfully cute!" Indeed awfully cute and even prettier then the photos.
I do not sew so it will not be used for this fun use but I am excited to add it to my very special ornament collection. I am a HUGE Christmas fan so I find it fascinating that I should end up with two ornament giveaways! The universe really works huh?!
I am a new follower over at Vintage Soul because of Deborah's post about her son: An Embrace. I'm not the craftiest girl, (although OWOH has helped me to get my groove on in that regard a bit more) so I don't know if I would have followed this blog if it was only craft related but as soon as I read An Embrace I knew I wanted to hear more from this woman. Check it out!
____________I originally intended to post about all my gifts today but as I was going through my emails, I realized I am still expecting more! Unbelievably lucky huh? Anyway, I thought it might be nice to spread the love about this event out a bit. Give you a chance to visit these lovely blogs before I send you off to others. Besides, I am certain as time goes on I will have even more to be grateful for as my new friendships percolate. The fun really is just beginning and for this I am very very grateful!
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
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