Monday, March 7, 2011

Two Perks of Blogging

Two neat things have recently happened to me via blogging and I thought I’d start this week off by giving you guys the scoop.

First, a few weeks ago I entered a giveaway sponsored by Cindy over at My Dream Sample Box and, as Gomer Pyle would say, “Surprise, surprise, surprise!”, I won. Then just before Valentine’s Day a pretty little box arrived in the mail full of all kinds of goodies. I wish I had taken a picture of it but I didn’t have my camera on hand when it arrived. It was packaged so pretty, too. Anyway, tucked away in the box were homemade candies, soaps, candles and candle melts, a cute little polka dotted ribbon headband (I don’t have a little girl anymore so I’ll have to pass it along to someone else), hand cream, and a Boo Boo puppy.

The Boo Boo Puppy was my favorite. I will definitely be using it with John-Heath. He is all boy and, as such, is ALWAYS getting scrapes and bruises. Basically, a Boo Boo Puppy is a washcloth that has been folded and stitched in the shape of a puppy and has wiggly eyes, tiny pom pom nose and a pacifier in its mouth. Mine is a girl because she’s wearing a yellow bow. It comes with this little saying

If a boo boo has you feeling crummy,
Stick an ice cube in my tummy.
Hold it to your boo boo tight,
Soon everything will be all right!

How cute is that!

Be sure you check out Cindy’s page where you can purchase your own sample box. She has new ones for each season and holiday.

Finally, last night I found out I was one of the recipients of an award given by a fellow blogger. Amy over at Sitting At Our Kitchen Table has bestowed upon me The Stylish Blogger award. Stylish is not a word I often use to describe myself but I was none the less blown away at such a thoughtful gesture and I had a big smile on my face to prove it. If you get the chance stop by and take a peek at Amy’s blog. I would recommend the post she did on her take of the Oscars ;) It was too cute!


Farmchick said...

Congrats to you. I used to have a boo boo puppy...and then my kids got older. *sigh*

Melanie said...

Don't you just love a great little gift wrapped so pretty? It makes you smile. Congrats on winning.

Julie Harward said...

How do you do it? You win so many times..congratulations..and may you keep on winning! ;D

Amy said...

You're sweet & you just made ME smile! Thanks!


Kelly said...

Yay for your blog award!!! The boo boo puppy sounds like such a cute idea!!

Thanks for the advice about the teacher problem, we are having a conference in the morning at 8:30 with the whole "team" of teachers. I'm really just tired of the complaining from him, and he feels picked on...but I hope tomorrow we can find a solution.

I do like your stylish blog :)