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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rainy Day but Sunny News

Happy Sunday to all you ladies! It's rainy here in the New England Area. Don't like the rain BUT the snow is disappearing so it is all good. Jack keeps going in and out because I think he senses the warmer weather but comes in all wet. I dry him and dry him but you guess it wet dog smell. Nothing like it!! Soooo he's in his crate now drying more. It's not punishment, he loves his crate and goes in there all the time just to veg.

I had a lovely mail delivery the other day from Helen Philipps. I was one of the winner's of her delightful give-away. Here is the link to Helen's wonderful blog, helenphilipps.blogspot.com, she is so talented, I love her style. Here are a few pictures of my special gift. Thank you Helen!

 It was so neatly wrapped! No picture because I opened it way to fast to think of picture taking!!

 Front side on my bedroom door knob

Back side by the famous Helen Philipps!

 I'm a Lucky Lady!

I have always been an admirer of Cath Kidston from the UK, but we don't have it here in the US. Once I ordered a few things and most of them came broken, due to the fact that I bought mugs and a few other things. What survived was this lovely pouch which I use to carry my camera in.
Isn't it so cute and I love the pattern and colors.


Just the other day I found this in a gift store. I am thrilled❤
 It is a pretty mug from CK with strawberries on it. My tea tastes so much better and more special! Amazing❤

My baby cocoons and caps are off in the mail. I think she will get them on Monday and hopefully before the babies. I was so nervous about not getting it done. Here they are packed up before mailing them.

So thrilled with the results and hope to get a picture at some point with real baby boys in them. Of course, I will share it with all of you.

Well, have to go.......time to make dessert for friends who invited us over for dinner tonight. I'm going to make flourless chocolate cake with fresh raspberries and vanilla ice cream. Yummy and no calories. I wish!!

Take care and thanks for popping in and visiting. I love visiting all of you too! It's such Fun!



  1. Dear Robin, what a happy post! You wrapped those cocoons and hats so pretty, the recipient is going to be over the moon with joy! You are lucky to receive such a special handmade heart from Helen. How pretty it is!

    Sounds like a fun evening you have.. let us know how it goes.

    Hugs from Oregon.. Teresa

  2. Hi Robin - I was so glad to hear your heart giveaway arrived! Your pictures are lovely, I love how you styled them. I'm also so glad you got a CK mug - it was sad to hear that your order arrived broken that time, but now you have one to sip your tea out of!! The baby gifts are just lovely - I adore those little caps to match the cocoons. Have a lovely week, and keep dry during the thaw!
    Helen x

  3. Well done Robin on getting your Helen Phillip's heart. It looks fab. Your CK mug and camera case are indeed lovely. CK has to be my favourite place to shop. I am lucky enough to have a hand bag, sewing box, ironing board cover and bedding so if I can help by sending things over let me know.
    Love Tickety-boo xxxxxxxx

  4. Hi Robin, lucky you receiving a a parcel from Helen! I love the heart it is beautiful..and your baby hats are adorable. I am not surprised your tea tastes better in the strawberry CK mug! Sarah x

  5. Robin, sounds like you are having a lovely few days. Love the gift, so fun. Max is smelling like wet, clean dog today at our house. He loves his crate, too. We call it a crib as when he was little crate sounded so cold. He hangs out in it all the time, especially when there are kids in the house. He never read the book on Golden's, he doesn't like kids!!!
    Have a wonderful time with your friends,

  6. Hi Robin,
    How lucky to receive a package of wonderful things from Helen AND finding a Cath Kidston mug! Enjoy and have a great week!

  7. Ooooh Helen, you lucky girl, your heart from Helen is beautiful. I too am a big CK fan - recently we went to the CK outlet store in Oxford and bought some wonderful bits, all heavily discounted, it was shop heaven! You dear little cacoons will be so appreciated, looking forward to seeing photos. It's been so sunny here today, sending some your way,
    Jane x

  8. That should be Robin of course...so sorry my brain is a little tired after work Robin ;0)

  9. Puppy dogs....doggies, they all come with a little bit of work but we all love them just the same.
    Love your little hats and lucky you with the new goodies.