Sunday, May 9, 2010

Flip Flop Swap Show & Tell, And My Giveaway Win!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all of my wonderful blog friends.  Hope you are all enjoying a relaxing day today. As part of my gift, my family gave me the day off to do whatever I want.  So, of course, I'm blogging!  What else would I do with my free time?

I recently participated in a Flip-Flop Swap hosted by my Jersey sista up North, Kimberly from Kimberly's Korner.  Now, I basically live in flip-flops from April to October, so this was a party I just couldn't pass up.  I was linked up with the adorable Kate, from southern-belle-simple and she sent me these beauties in the mail.

Aren't they the cutest bit of size 11 footwear you've ever seen?  Yep, I'm gonna be stylin' this Summer fur shurrrr!  Thanks Kate!  And thanks Kimberly for thinking up this great swap!

And canIgeta Whoot Whoot for winning the most amazing giveaway - a $60 gift card to CSN, an awesome online decorator's dream!!!  The delightful Tracy from Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures hosted this generous giveaway and I was the lucky winner.  Yay Me!!!  I took forever to order because I just couldn't make up my mind.  There were just too many goodies to choose from!  But I'm thrilled with what I got and can I just tell you that I ordered on a Friday, and I received a big'ole box on Saturday!  I kid you not!  It was that lickety quick!  Do yourselves a favor this Mother's Day and go check out this site.  I promise you will not be disappointed!
So here's what I picked out for myself with my gift card:

A bright red set of tin canisters for my kitchen.

LOVE these!

And this beautiful Tuscan yellow urn, also for my kitchen.

I added some ivy and made a little vignette on my fridgerator.

Can you see how big it is?
And can you believe I got ALL of that for $60!  I'm just so happy and I can't thank Tracy enough.  If you've never visited Tracy's blog, you must go pay her a visit.  She's one of the sweetest ladies I've had the pleasure of meeting here in Blogtown.

Real quick I wanna show you what my family got me for Mother's Day.
I asked Mr. Bliss for some yardsale money for Mother's Day and he very generously obliged!  He also rented me this from Blockbuster.

He knows how much I love curling up on the couch to watch the Hallmark Channel movies so he got me this one to watch tonite.  Isn't that just the sweetest thing ever!

Miss Bliss got me this cute little PJ shirt that I just love!  Mal knows me so well and saw this shirt and said it reminded her of me.  She was right on.  I would have SO picked this out for myself.  Thanks Mally!

And Little Miss Bliss, well, lemme just tell you, her gift came straight from the heart.  Yesterday while yardsaling, I saw this and wanted it.

I asked how much the seller wanted for it and he just said make me an offer.  Shute!  I'm SO bad at that.  I don't mind negotiating, but at least give me a starting point!  So I walked to the back of the house and when I came back out front, it was gone.  I looked at the seller and he said, someone just bought it.  I couldn't believe it!  That quick!  Of course I had to torture myself, so I asked,  "How much?"  He said, "Three dollars".  Crap!
Well now I suppose you see where this is going.  While I was out back my sweet little Amy, with the help of my BFF, got that man to sell her his popcorn maker for $3 for her mommy for Mother's Day.
Sniff, sniff.

So put those three gifts together and you can guess what I'm gonna be doing tonight to wrap up my Mother's Day celebration.

Before I go, I just want to say to those of you who are struggling this Mother's Day because of a loss or other reason, I am thinking of you and praying that God will give you peace on this difficult day.  Love to you all.


Blondie's Journal said...

I love how all of your gifts go together, pajamas, a movie and popcorn. You are going to have a great snuggling up evening!!

Happy Mother's Day, Kim!!


Kimberly said...

Love your flip flops! I matched you two together cause of your foot size! LOL Love the canister set and the yellow URN! Enjoy the rest of your day! I wish it was a bit warmer here today in NJ! so darn windy!

Melissa Miller said...

Pretty! WOW! Kim I just adore your precious flip flops and your red canisters are gorgeous.

Happy Mothers Day! ~Melissa :)

kim said...

Kim, look at all the pretties you got. I love those red canisters and the fleur de lis urn. So cute and so French.

Caroline said...

Lucky girl!! Love your canisters and the urn. How fitting that your Mothers day gifts all coincide with each other for a nice relaxing evening with the family!

Kimberly said...

Kim - could you just link up on my blog for the flip flops so the other girls can see. Its on the right hand side of my blog.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Thanks for saying such nice things about me. I blushed. It sounds like you are having a great Mother's Day weekend. I love what you picked out. You can never go wrong with red in my book! Enjoy your movie.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations on winning! You got some great gifts. Sounds like you have had a great Mother's Day.
Happy Mother's Day.

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Kim! I have tried e-mailing you twice but both times it didn't go through...from either of my accounts. Hmmm.... Anyway, loved your CSN goodies AND your M-Day prezzies, too! Enjoy your movie and your family and most of all, being a mommy and a daughter, today! xx P&H

sissie said...

What more could a girl ask for that flip-flops, a pj top, a movie and popcorn maker! Have fun and enjoy your special day.


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Congrats on your win and the great things you got! Love the Cannisters and the urns. They are both something I would have chosen for myself.

Linda said...

Kim~ the popcorn maker story was TOO sweet! Sounds like a wonderful day and look at all the great Mother's Day and giveaway goodies!!

aimee said...

what sweet gifts. i bet you were in heaven when you opened your gift and saw the pop corn maker! the top is so adorable. what a great day you had.ive seen that movie and it is a good mother's day movie.

Tina said...

Oh your girls are just GORGEOUS Kim!! I love your gifts from them, what sweethearts:) Hope you enjoyed your movie, I have not seen that one. Wishing you a wonderful week ~ Tina xx

Terri Smith said...

Dear Sweet Kim..this is the loveliest post ever! So happy you shared a wonderful Mother's Day with your family and shared all your pretties with us. You have such a tender spirit and it especially moved my soul when reaching the last sentences of your post. I'm sending you a huge heartfelt hug this morning! Love U

Blessings & Friendship, Terri

Love the Decor! said...

Love this!! your shoes are so cute.. and they don't look like a size 11... all the more reason to have them LOL!

kate said...

Kim...I'm so glad you liked your flip flops! Sorry it has taken me so long to post about mine....I'll get right on that! :)

xoxox -Kate a' la Southern Belle Simple