Friday, December 3, 2010

My Prize Arrived and With It The Christmas Spirit Came to Our House!

Nancy, thank you so much for the prize I won. Nancy, who blogs here had a drawing for all those who left comments on her blog in November, and I won!  And what's so special is that I won things I truly love. 

This lovely teacup and bags of tea. I drink several cups of tea a day and I'm looking forward to trying these. I love the pretty cup.

And this coaster that Nancy made. Nancy, it's prettier in real life than in the picture and I needed one very much. 

Also made by Nancy, these soaps include another favorite of mine: Ginger. I sprinkle ginger on my oatmeal every morning and anytime I have yogurt, ginger goes on top. Ginger is good for arthritis pain and I wonder if the soaps will be soothing on my sore hand. It would not surprise me if this was so.

Then these magnets that I'm guessing Nancy may have made as well. I think I see some reindeer in them and many other critters too. I know I can use them on my refrigerator or any other place where they will stick.

But it doesn't end there: Nancy remembered my dogs with these goodies and a little note for my furry friends. That really touched my heart and I know how much they will appreciate this gift. I'm adding it to their Christmas presents pile. (No pile yet, but come Christmas, there will be one).

And, finally, Nancy included this card. Made by the Humane Society, I had a whole bunch of them at one time and sent them to friends. The same day I picked up this prize from the post office, I mailed some Christmas cards to Sweden. Earlier that day, as I looked through my stuff for appropriate return address labels, I came upon the labels that went with these cards. And I swear, I thought these are sooo cute, I am sorry now that I didn't keep a card for myself. And then Nancy included one! I couldn't believe it, but there it was, with a very sweet note inside for me.

Thank you, Nancy for all these wonderful gifts, well prizes, I guess, but it truly felt like Christmas came early to our house this year. 


  1. She is truly a great blogger friend (as are you). I love that she remembered your pups!

  2. How very nice, does put one in the mood, doesn't it? Not so sure about ginger on your delicate skin though, may feel good on your hands and feet. Yep, I like ginger tea too, warms a chilly body right up!

    Glad you are having such a cheery day!

  3. wow, that is such a nice set of gifts! each looks like a lot of care and thought went into them. i bet you'll be smiling all weekend. congratulations!

  4. What a lovely gift box! Sorry I haven't been keeping up with your blog. But now that things are starting to wind down I can find out how you are doing. Hugs.

  5. How very thoughtful of Nancy ~ and what lovely gifts ~ I can imagine how pleased you must have been when you received them ~ Ally x

  6. I agree...they're prizes but they feel like gifts... like HUGS actually! Hurray for friendship!

  7. Thanks for your comments on my blog re new grand-daughter! Lovely, lovely gifts you received. Gorgeous violets mug - and the coaster's great, what a good idea. I too have recently developed arthriris in my wrist - nightmare, so painful - so like you, ginger,ginger, ginger! Glucosamine too and cider vingar 3 times a day. Molasses when I remember.... Have a good weekend!

  8. Hi! I read your comment about Christmas on My Thoughtful Spot and thought I'd drop by. It would be lovely if you would blog about how you celebrated Christmas in Sweden. My friend Osa and her family invited hub and I over to help celebrate last year and it was oh so fabulous. Hub and I then had the good fortune to visit Sweden. I had more fun in Gamla Stan, all those pretties.

  9. texwisgirl: Remembering the dogs was so thoughtful, that wasn't part of the prize.

    Sharon: There is more to the soap than ginger -- I just don't remember now. So I know they will be wonderful.

    Hopeful: I am smiling!

    A.J.-Oaks: I said on your blog that I understand how busy you have been. The goat wrangling takes the prize.

    Ally: It felt so great to win this.

    Allison: Yes, HUGS!!

    Vintage Tea Time: I take Glucosamine too, but I hadn't heard of cinder vinegar. Is that Apple Cider Vinegar? I'll check my book on that and will get some if it applies. Thanks!

    Kittie Howard: I will then. I will be posting other things about Christmas, but I never thought of describing the whole and unique process. I'm looking forward to it. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Hi there. Yes, Ninny(Liz) and I are sisters. She got me into blogging in July. Came over one weekend and got me started. It is so much fun. BTW, don't believe anything she says about me.

  11. Wow, some really nice gift there! I love the ginger soap. I had no idea all of the health benefits - I just know I love ginger! As a matter of fact, I have a golden retreiver grand-dog named Ginger... lol. The card is precious! I can see why you were delighted with your prize.

  12. Hi Inger!
    On Sandra's blog, Yesterday, I just kept "x"ing the thing out and got the message through to her about it. I believe she has it fixed now. (Unless you have the same blog on your list, that is) Try her again.


  13. Wow, that's a nice price. All pretty, and all useful. MSM can help the arthritis, too. I keep meaning to get some, but then forgetting.

  14. What a wonderful package! Gerry PS: I have been adding cinnamon to my oatmeal, will try ginger in the morning.

  15. WOW, that was awesome! My Mom is a tea drinker too! I drink coffee and I'm trying to convert! LOL
    Have a nice weekend!

  16. Isn't Nancy a doll for remembering your doggies. What a great Give Away. I love teacups. Christmas came early for you. Have a wonderful weekend.

  17. What lovely treasures...If you like tea, have you even had Bencheley tea? YUM!!! I drink probably 5-6 cups a day in the winter...very smooth and not bitter with that after taste...see if you can find it, if not, I'll send you some!

  18. Christine: You are so blessed to have a sister to travel with and do things with. It's a joy to read about your adventures.

    Bobbi: In England, I believe all orange tabbys are called Ginger. I love it too.

    Sharon: There was nothing to XX out, I could not write in the comments box. At all. I'll try again.

    Louise: Thanks for the tip. My Glucosamine has MSM in it too. From Purtian's Pride in Canada.

    Gerry: I always added cinnamon to my oatmeal until I read that ginger was good for arthritis and until I got arthritis. Try it, it is good.

    Deborah: I have a cup of coffee in the morning or I wouldn't wake up. Then tea.

    Beverly: It really touched me that Nancy thought of my dogs, wrapped it, and wrote a note. People are so nice and thoughtful. I love all you guys in blogger land.

    Tracy: Isn't it true that these are treasures. I have never heard of Bencheley tea. I doubt I can get it in our little town, but I could check online. Nancy sent some special tea too, but I don't remember the name now. Thanks so much for offering to mail me some. That is just so nice of you.

  19. Very nice! I'm sorry to hear that your hand is still sore, as is mine. I hope the ginger helps. I didn't know that about ginger, and I'm going to give it a try. Why not? Anyway, thanks for the info.

  20. What a nice surprise and to have your dogs included too, so wonderful!

  21. How sweet that the dogs were included!

  22. that is so sweet of her! Such nice surprises inside your package. I love getting something in the mail (unexpected) around the holidays. Always puts me in the mood to pay it forward.

  23. Happy everything made it there safely, Inger. Enjoy! :)

  24. Oh YOU WON!!!!!
    Don't you love mail like that:)

  25. Nancy did a wonderful job on all these. I will go visit her blog.


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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