Saturday, May 31, 2008

Things That Make Me Smile

Thank you so very much for your well wishes. I can't tell you how much they mean to me. I had to have unexpected out patient surgery and am trying to get back in the swing of things now but may still be a little scarce over the next few days. I'm going to try the pre-post option that Blogger gives you - type a post ahead of time and then it posts when you tell it to. We'll see if that works!

I have to share some wonderful things that really made me smile today. The super sweet Natalea sent me a package full of brightness and fun! I've been feeling a little down and to go out to the mailbox today and find this definitely turned my frown upside down! Look at the super cute way she packaged this - all wrapped up in an adorable piece of flowered fabric with yummy pink velvet ribbon.

Inside was one of her mini books! I had told her I loved this one when she posted it and now it is my very own!

She takes such care in making these - she even has her own seal on the inside back cover.

This is the back of the book. Inside are mint green and pink pages - perfect to fill with inspiration, photos, quotes, drawings. I think I may fill it with quotes - that way it will be a wonderful cheerful and inspirational book through and through.

Natalea also included these fun treats including an adorable pink popsicle eraser that I accidentally obscured in this photo.

Thanks so much Natalea! Your kindness means more than you know.

Another sweet treat that makes me smile - these adorable cards from Beth. I purchased these to use in my birthday/special occasion boxes (I have a fun announcement about those coming up!) but the two cards in the middle are so darn cute - I don't know if I'll be able to deconstruct them at all - they may be making their way to may favorite untouchable pile.

I hope you have an enjoyable rest of the weekend!


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Cheryl said...

What a gorgeous book Natalea made for you! She is so talented! Hope you are feeling a bit better. hugs! cheryl :)

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a beautiful book, Karla! I've only now just learned of your sick-leave - I am so sorry! I hope by now you are on the mend! hugs!

Rosemary said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better.
Love your little book!
Very cute!
Take care,

Beth Leintz said...

Hope you're feeling better soon- I'm excited to see what you're making with the vintage cards!

stacycakes said...

i love you blog,i added you to my favorites!stacy

Kari & Kijsa said...

That is such a beautiful surprise! I hope you are feeling better soon!

Have a blessed weekend!

smiles, kari & kijsa

fated follies studio said...

karla, enjoy your new lovelies as you get rested this weekend. surgeries are not fun and can be hard to recover from. i wish you well.


Alice W. said...

So sweet! Hope that you are feeling well and healthy asap!

Lori said...

Karla, i hope you are doing's nice to see you here:) i love all of your mail goodies!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Karla thanks for stopping by my blog.
Hope you are soon feeling better

Bristol said...

Karla- Hope that you are feeling better. What a sweet gift.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hope you are feeling better! I love the book Natalea made you. It is so sweet...

Jeanie said...

What a totally delightful book you received! That's charming!

I hope all went well with your surgery and that you are recuperating easily and quickly. It's nice to see you blogging -- it's always one of my favorite stops!

Natalea said...

So glad you like the little book...and I'm glad it made you smile!
Take good care of yourself Karla~
xo natalea

suzi finer said...

...hope you're feeling better (and I love the bed spread too!)

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Love the book. Take care and feel better soon.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

What a beautiful gift from Natalea! Feel better...thinking of you. :))

The Rose Room said...

Gorgeous book, just catching up, hope you are feeling ok, Rachaelxo

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