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Friday, April 8, 2011

Box of Treasures

A package arrived at my door this week that made me really happy.   

Hey, Mom if you are reading this... the cactus you gave me is blooming.  See?  

Inside the box from Pennslyvania were lots of treasures sent from Nen and her sister Katy .  These bloggers enjoy sharing their life in Pennsylvania.  Their families support one another.  Nen just had a baby girl and still managed to make this surprise so special.   Whenever I read their blogs I feel good. It is that simple.  Even though I have never spoken a word to them, I just know that they are kind hearted and sincere people.  Baking, sewing, planting, knitting, blogging, home schooling their children also make them super talented.  They are powerful creators.

How could you not like someone who sends you a package with a lettuce sticker on it.  Too cool.

Eva and Lily loved the lambs.  I would not let them open it.  It sat on my entry chair for a couple of days until I was really ready to enjoy it.  I have been going from morning mixer to town meeting non stop lately.  There is a rumor that Serbin Studio our architectural firm will be launching a new blog soon.  Hmmm.  I wonder who will be blogging on it?

I finally had a gap of time and cracked it open. Man, I should have done it much sooner! 

Chocolates from a local candy store Dan Smith's in Nen and Katy's hometown of Brookville, PA.  Yeah, I know there is a missing chocolate in the golden box. I couldn't help myself.  Trust me it was over the top!  It WAS this malted chunk covered in the most delicious chocolate.

Chocoate BUNNY!  Perfect for Eva and Lily's Easter baskets. The stock pile is growing.  I am so glad I didn't have to buy the gangster bunny's at Walmart this year.  Some of the chocolate bunny's out there are just scary.  My bunny doesn't need gold teeth. REALLY!

This thing is heavy.  I am glad this box didn't have a chance to sit outside. It is getting toasty over here.  It is cooling down this weekend though.  Maybe my tennis tournament will be cancelled tomorrow.  Secretly....I thinking.... YES!

Katy knitted this dish cloth.  She calls it a dish cloth. It is too gorgeous and well crafted to use on my dishes.  I know you used garter picking for this.  

Of course Tiger had to come sniff everything.  I call her Tigerlette. Sounds like omelette. Tigerlette, Tigerlette, Tigerlette.  Ok black cats are not the center of the planet anymore.

Nen made this lovely clay bowl.

Nen also made these gorgeous envelopes, owl stickers and cool card.

This was the first thing I ripped open. Confection popcorn didn't even make it into the staged photograph.  Tastes like frosted popcorn.  I think I was cackling when I ate it.  I was totally craving chocolate that afternoon and I didn't have anything on hand.

Thank you to Nen and Katy.  I send you my hugs from the desert.  You brightened up my day! 


Katy said...

yay! I am so glad it arrived! Devon asked me yesterday if I thought it had gotten to you yet and I told her I wasn't sure! So, so glad it did! I hope you enjoy everything!!! :)
We thank *you* Lara because of your wonderful, generous heart! So funny that you did a thank-you post for a thank-you gift! ;)

Please enjoy! xoxo

Devon said...

i was hoping it didn't melt in that AZ heat! lol!!

Micaela said...

gorgeous!!! all of it. the thought and the sentiment... that they sent a local flavor... i'm in LOVE with the "thank you" chocolate and wish i had a local shop here of DS because that would be so much better than a Thank You card ;)