Fun in Arizona with the gals and some great give-aways that I won!!

I was recently the winner of two great give-aways!   Oh, lucky me!!  Look at this lovely stash!  The box arrived while I was still in Arizona, so it was waiting for me when I got back home.  The give-away was from Lisa @ Hospitable Pursuits.  She has the most pretty blog with a toile background and lot's of pretties to look at.  Visit Lisa by clicking here  I am just starting to find spot's for all these lovely goodies!  Thank-you Lisa!

I also was the lucky winner of a gift certificate to make my blog into a book.  I have just started on it, and I will share it with you when I am done.  Thanks goes to Lori @ Family Trees May Contain Nuts.  Hehe.  Don't you just love the name of her blog?  I know my family tree has a few nuts!  Maybe I'm one of them! click here  to see her fun blog!

And how about these beautiful and fun gals!!  I know most of you have seen pics on their blogs of our get together.   Here is one I took outside the restaurant.   We have Ceekay and Sherry in the front row.
Back row is Jamie, Marty and Karen!  I can't believe it's been a week already!  We had such a blast, yakking,eating and shopping at GW.  And then later, Karen and I got a bit lost in Phoenix.  Thank goodness she has a better sense of direction than I do.  But it was soooo fun!   I can't wait until next time!
Oh, and they are all talented as well!  Lookie what I got!!

Marty made me this wonderful apple tassel.

And this spoon, that Sherry made.  Isn't it just so charming!

Karen made us all these beautiful tags that say Spring.  I already have mine out, wishing away for Spring to arrive. If you look out the window, you can see we still have a lot of snow left. It's been melting the past few days with high's in the upper 40's.  But, there is a mega amount of snow out there that needs to melt. 

And here's the Ceekay bottle!  I have it in the bathroom on a shelf.  I just love this charming little bottle.
Well, that's it for now.  I am still trying to play catch up and I hear laundry,calling my name.  YUCK.
Happy Week-end Everyone!


  1. Congratulations Cindy on your great wins and your take home treasures are just precious. I enjoyed seeing your pictures.

    God bless ya'll and have a fantastic weekend!!!

  2. Cindy, what lovely gifts! Those are truly to be cherished, and the blog drawings are neat, too! I'm so glad all of you had fun. I think it's great to meet the people you visit with via blogs. I've never been disappointed!


    Sheila :-)

  3. Girl you done hit the Motherlode of wins...hey want to go to vegas??? What a cute tassel Marty made for you...now you have twin apple tassels...WOW!! try saying that 10 times real fast ha ha!! Hope You have a GREAT weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  4. Congratulations on winning! You have received some really nice gifts! Sounds like you all had a great get together. Sorry about the snow hanging around. I sure hope we don't get any more this year.
    Enjoy the weekend.

  5. Cindy, so sad we had such a short visit. It was such a great day. I loved getting together with all of you gals. Boy, you did hit the mother lode with all your wins. How fun!!!! I hope the snow melts soon and a little bit of spring arrives. Can't wait until you come back again. Hugs, Marty

  6. Congrats on winning those giveaways and it looks like you all had alot of fun.


  7. Whaat a bunch of wonderful goodies. You all look like you were having so much fun. How great to be able to meet folks you blog with. Have a good weekend. Stella

  8. Hello sweet friend...

    I'm so happy that you're home and getting settled back in! It's always fun to vacation but there is nothing in the world like your very own warm bed (& warm hubby)! Hehe! I have really enjoyed looking at everyone's photos of your meeting...what fun you girls had!!! I know...I am getting so excited about our Vegas trip and having fun with Gloria! Girlfriend, it would be great if you could be there...I would love that!!! Hmmm...wonder what Dan would say about your running off again to meet blogger buddies! Hehe! Ohhh wait, you could bring him with you!

    Well Darlin', you really made out like a bandit between all your giveaway gifts and the goodies from the girls! Love all of those sweet gifts that the ladies made...they sure are creative and talented, aren't they? Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend! I am just laying low...I have an ear ache! Yuk! Hope that you're feeling okay! You mentioned that you were sniffling after riding home with your car window cracked! Ohhh my...I have had to do the very same thing before! I love all of your beautiful desert photos! Ohh my gosh...the desert is more green than my place! Hehe!

    Love ya, Sweetie...

  9. Cindy,
    Congratulations on your pretty haul! Looks like you girls had a great time together and brought home some lovely homemade gifts, which are the treasures of friendship, priceless. Have fun catching up.

  10. Hi Cindy, it looks like you all had so much fun I wish we could do something like that out my way. Isn't it wonderful how many friends we've made over the internet! Looks like you got some great treasures and I really loved the photos of AZ. I have relatives in Tucson and Scottsdale but I've never been. Maybe one day!

    Have a great weekend, Bonnie

  11. 2 wins? How lucky cAn you be, Cindy. They're all so nice too. Congrats! Your get together in AZ looks so much fun. Wonderful gifts too. You ladies sure are full of talent....Christine

  12. Love it ALL! YUP! It was a week ago tonight we were "slightly" lost in Phoenix! I never did find out what was on fire!
    Oh Girl - I miss you already and so appreciate all your phone calls. TOO SWEET - that's what you are.
    OK, next trip - an entire day of shopping and I am sooooooooo bringing the hubby and the coach because I am DONE with hotels.
    Much love and hugs! Love your snow!!!!!!!!

  13. Love that tassle! All of it is awesome..what a win! How does one win anyway? Looks like such a fun day with all the ladies too! :D

  14. I think it's so great that all of the treasures you received are handmade. That's awesome. There is SO much talent out there in Blogland.

    It sounds like you had a blast with the girls in Arizona. They sound like such a great group and I love putting their names to their faces. I'm so glad you had fun.

    Our weather is just like yours (duh!). We are going to the lake today and I am going to get as much fresh air as I can...lot's of walks! Think I can get Al to go with me? ;-)

    Have a great weekend and let's start thinking about where and when we are going to meet up this summer. Your trip has me thinking about it.


  15. Congratulations on your pretty wins, Cindy, and OHMYGOODNESS! I've heard that blondes have more fun, but when you get them together in a group... well, that has to be a whole lotta fun!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  16. Thank you Cindy for all your kind words! I know you will find good homes for all your treasures.:) I loved seeing all your Arizona photos. It's fun matching the faces to the blogs! Thanks for letting us tag along.

  17. Hi Cindy, so good to see you again! What great goodies you've got! It also looks like you had a blast with all the ladies! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  18. Hi Cindy,
    Aren't you the lucky one! Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Have a good weekend!

  19. The giveaway prizes you won are wonderful! You are a lucky girl!! And it looks like you had a great time meeting some of your fellow bloggers!

  20. Lucky you! That give-away is fantastic. I love the black and white toile and that tassel...how prefect for you. I read about your trip. So much fun! I will be doing the same in a few weeks and can't wait. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend.

  21. You received so many pretty gifts from your blogging buddies! And got to spend valuable time with them as well. Doesn't get much better than that.

  22. We had something wonderful in common ~~ gifts waiting for us on return from vacation! Yea!

  23. Hi Cindy! I love your pretty treasures and you gals have the most fun! I've yet to meet a fellow blogger! Waaa!
    Thanks for popping in and hope you've had a wonderful weekend.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  24. I am jealous of all of the fun you bloggers had, and what lovely gifts! That apple tassel is adorable! Congratulations on your wins. Love that toile plate. laurie

  25. My goodness! What wonderful things they brought you! I'm glad you had a wonderful time. I see lots of smiles..and it looks like the weather was beautiful too. I'm sorry I missed this post. I love hearing the stories of bloggers meeting!
    Love and hugs,
    Mona :)


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy