Monday, August 18, 2008


It was like Christmas when I came home from work. As I drove up the drive way, I spied a box sitting at my front door. My heart started to beat fast, I could not get out of my car fast enough. As I jumped from my car and ran to the door to see what was waiting for me in side that  wonderful looking box with my name on it. It seemed like forever to unlock the door, darn keys.

Finally I unlocked the door threw myself in with my treasure box, set it down on the table, I had to take a moment to catch my breath, such excitement at my age is not healthily. I slowly took the tape off I wanted to savor each minute of it, the top opened and I peeked inside. I saw such pretty pink tissue paper, I love pink. As I lifted the paper very carefully and under neath was pink, peanuts, did I mention I love pink.  I dove in side the sea of  pink and lifted out a beautiful pink and green floral embroidered set of pillow cases. I just loved them I have a pink and green floral Quilt and matching pillow shams, they will go so well with the set. My heart started to beat faster again, my breathing was faster again also, I started to look for a brown bag just in case I needed it.  As I felt around I kept pulling out such wondrous gifts, It was like there was no end to it. As I pulled out the last carefully wrapped gift, I just stood there and gaze at my pile of treasure's.

So I wish to Thank Jan from Jan and Toms Place. She is the sweetest and most generous friend. She is sending out the Pay if Forward, I am so honored to be apart of it. It is a special way to say thank you for just being kind and caring blog friends.

Jan I so love all of the pretties you sent me, I will treasure each and every one, and think of you every time I look upon them.

I have some pictures I took, so I will let every one take a minute to see what I have been Blessed with.

I also wish to thank each of you who left such wonderful comments, my Hubby thanks every one for  their Birthday wishes, he is so touched by such kind friends of mine.  God Bless;

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I love my tea cup and tea, the photo frame, and every thing, I know I took a lot of photos but I just had to show them off. Jan has such wonderful taste.  I hope every one enjoyed my photos of all my treasure's.  Have a great week.




Dawn said...

What a beautiful collection of gifts you have there. Jan did a wonderful job picking things out to pay it forward. It is all lovely! I like pink and green too. The teacup and pillow cases are so pretty.

take care,

Joy said...

What fun! Enjoy your gifts.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Alaura...

I hope you're OK now and that you didn't need that brown bag you mentioned. LOL!!! Calm down!

I'm glad you like your "stuff".


Smilingsal said...

I especially admire that frame! I'm happy for you.

Susie Q said...

That is wonderful! What sweet treasures and what a sweet friend! I love the idea if the pay it forward...a super idea.


Robbin with 2 B's! said...

How pretty, I know you are so proud of all that pretty stuff. A beautiful gift for a beautiful person. I hope your week in going good.

Heather's Stitches said...

WOW, What a lovely box of goodies!



carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Congrats! Looks like a lot of sweet, fun things!

belladella said...

You are a lucky girl! Great stuff. I am jealous :)

This Country Girl said...


No wonder you were excited! That's a very generous pay it forward gift! How sweet! I love those colors together! Enjoy your goodies!

Have a great day!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Alaura! What wonderful goodies you have! I love getting packages...doesn't it bring out the little kid in you?

Happy Belated Birthday to your Hubby!!

aunties said...

It is truly a generous and beautiful offering from Jan's heart. The pillow cases are so lovely, and remind me of the beautiful work my mom used to do on the pillow cases we had as kids. Everything looks like it was thoughtfully put together just for you. I too hope you are doing much better and know of the great love the Lord has for you and that you, Alaura as his daughter can pray to Him for help and guidance when ever you want to. I find myself many times daily praying as it seems I find myself in more pickles than the normal person... lol
Hugs, Beth

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Oh, Alaura...Rub 'n Buff is fabulous "stuff"!!!

Check out this BEFORE and AFTER of my picture frame.


Sharon Kay said...

What fun you had opening your treasures. They are all so nice and it is fun to play it forward.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What wonderful goodies!!

Farm Girl Dreamer said...

What a wonderful selection of gifts you received, they are all just beautiful. Enjoy them!

Jill said...

What pretty goodies! I love it all too...the book looks so cute!

Dawnie said...

Your blog is very nice, I enjoyed your vacation photos and your family looks great.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Alaura, that is wonderful. I also love pink. Maybe I'll join Pink Saturday.~~Dee