My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Friday, February 6, 2009

My Treasured Heirlooms

First of all I need to alert all of you to something that has come up this past week. I received an email from a woman who didn't realize what "goodies" I have on my "sidebar" — all those little "thingies" on the sides of the actual blog posts. Well, when she saw that I had a blogging tutorial and a blogging etiquette she really liked it. I put them there sometime last summer from a tutorial I did for an ebay group I belong to. A lot of chicks were having trouble getting around Blogger so I did this tutorial to help them. I'm very computer savvy and this has helped them quite a bit. I'm happy to help anyone who needs it. But if you'll check on the right side you'll see the "Blogging Tutorial" and the "Blogging Etiquette" so you can click on it and be taken directly there. You'll also see that I've updated my "Home" and "Laundry Room" widgets on the side. I took some newer photos recently and added them there. You are most welcome to view it. I try to keep my blog free of superfluous and extraneous stuff but I do add a few things from time to time. Sometimes things get lost in the "fluff"!! But check it out and see what you might learn.

I received a package a few days ago and when I opened it up I just squeeeeeealed, chicks. It has pink peanuts in it. Leave it to Cathy to simply delight my senses with what I won from her. Well, actually, I won a gift certificate and this is what I chose. I do believe this magnificent cherub included extra things in it! Hmmmmm, just a guess, but I don't remember a roses pitcher or tea towels being ordered. And I was just thinking a week or two ago how much I needed some new tea towels. Just brightened my day, I tell ya!

These vintage glass bottles are gorgeous and I'll just put them around where they'll look best but right now I'm thinking the guest bath would be a nice spot to put them.

These are absolutely the most real faux candies or truffles I've ever seen or felt. They have a heft to them. I love everyone's faux candies though, truly I do. Cathy had them nestled on pink crinkle paper in a little bag - just like you'd buy them in a candy store.

Just look at this little beauty. All pink and roses. It's not real big but it could hold some chocolate for a cold winter's night snack.

Thank you, thank you, Cathy, from the depths of my heart. I shall treasure them and they'll be passed on to my daughter.


  1. awwww you lucky chick!.. that is surely treasured heirlooms!.. love them all! especially the candies and the small jar/pitcher.. just lovely!


  2. What wonderful treats you have won Connie. I especially love that cute little jug.

  3. Thank you so much for your tutorial on blogging. You make it so elementary. Wish I would have found this before I started mine. It would have saved me some headaches.


  4. Oh my...such "pretties" you have received!!!

  5. Good morning Connie :)

    Great advice on the ettiquette page! I hope everyone reads it :)

    Of course the only thing I don't follow in the blogging rules is the music (I'm such a rebel LOL), but I think it goes with my blog, because those are the songs of my life and it's about my life. Although, I will turn off some one's music when it doesn't fit the blog though. Hard Rock on a decorating blog?? Not good LOL

    What a beautiful package of cuteness!! How sweet :)

    Oh and your laundry room looks wonderful!!


  6. Ohhhh! that is the sweetest like blessed you are ;0)

  7. Beautiful Connie, I like the pitcher and bottles!

  8. I followed directions and...
    Blog etiquette was really informative.
    Blog tutorial showed me how much I learned all by myself and why didn't I see this sooner!
    Home Tour...a pink fantasy, so pretty and I HEART your laundry room.
    Your gifts are lovely and pink peanuts rock!
    Roberta Anne

  9. They are beautiful!!! I had a great visit and will come again. Stop by when you can. We have the same name!! Connie

  10. I'm back again just thanking you for the visit. I shared with another forum that I belong to your tutorial. You could help many out there with that. I will be checking in from time to time also.

  11. Oh what fabulous things you bought with your voucher. So much fun to 'spoil' yourself with pretties.

  12. Oh Connie, I adore that little pink pitcher to bits!!! And the little tea cakes are adorable!!! What a wonderful package! Love ya,Lori

  13. Hey Connie; How sweet of her, I love the pink peanuts. Those candies look so real and yummy.. mmmmmmm Such sweet and lovely pretties.

    Thanks for the visit I will make sure I pass on to my nephew for you... you are so sweet.

    ps he is doing great now.

  14. Great things from Cathy. Those truffles are so fun!
    Can I come live in your pink house. I just love it!
    Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  15. everything is so lovely. cathy is such a sweetie pie.

    enjoy & have fun!


  16. Wow what I wouldn't give to get a box like this. Very Pretty! Connie I saw your updated living room and it is so awesome. I really liked the curtain change to scarlet!! Wow it made the whole room look different. Just beautiful

  17. What a great post, Connie!!! You are just the bomb when it comes to helping your fellow blogger!!!

    I love all your treasures. They are just beautiful!!!

  18. oh such *pretties*--lovely,lovely...I am sure that they will all fit right in at your little slice of heaven of earth...thanks for sharing, sweet Connie.

  19. Connie
    Thanks a million for the tutorials! I have been working on beginning a blog, but really needed help. I am going to give it my best shot. I read thru and it sounds doable! Thanks so very much for taking your precious time to do this!

  20. Connie you hit the Motherlode Girl and I just love Cathy's cakes..I want one so bad..thanks for all your prayers for Kyra...your the best girl...hope you have a great I am going to do this blogger thing and see what I can learn...I am so dumb with all this stuff..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  21. Hi Connie, wow what a lucky haul you have here! I'll have to check out your tutorials!
    Love you, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage


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