Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Kuwait Treasure...

Well, sort of...

My Kuwait Treasure that I'm referring to is not "in" the package that you see here below.

My Kuwait Treasure is MY FRIEND  who sent me these sweet gifts of thoughtfulness! 

I am talking about none other than sweet

 Tammy of T's Daily Treasures.

She's an American, living in Kuwait with her husband and two wonderful sons, Zack and Yusef.

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Through blogging, Tammy shares her "Daily Treasures" of life in Kuwait which include her creative (and giving) heart, her work, her friends, and her travels to surrounding areas on her side of the world.  (I love that!)

Living abroad does have it's perks, but during the summer months, Tammy and the boys fly "home" to America and spend time with family and friends.

Sadly, most of her family is up North and I'm here in the South so I can never get a "real" hug from her when she's in. (pout pout)

However, no matter where in the world she is, she NEVER fails to surprise me and let me know she's thinking of me. Whether it's sending me a little card or a handmade tag,  I always love hearing from her.

This package was no exception :)))

This is the cutest little passport purse I've seen yet!

(I wonder if she's hinting for me to visit her in Kuwait?) *wink

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Tammy and I have been blogging together for a LONG time.

I guess you can call her my virtual pen pal :)

Even though she's so far away, she always puts a smile on my face and makes me feel like she's a neighbor living right around the corner.

This was written on her little card that was tucked into one of the pockets...

"You can add this smiling sweetie to your growing family."

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Isn't she a sweetie? (yes, both Tammy and the smiling baby!!!!)

I love baby photos! They make me smile!!!!

And if you look closely, she has a bracelet and a little ring on her middle finger...

Look at that chunkiness!

Yep, she'll fit into MY family just fine :)))

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You would think that Tammy would be busy jet setting, sight seeing and enjoying her vacation but...

She sent me another wonderful handmade tag which will go up on my inspiration board with all of the rest :)))

AND can you believe she had the time to crochet a dish cloth for me too?

(& she made it in my favorite "non" color...I'm smiling!!!!)

Don't think she did it for me only. I've been around blog land lately and Tammy's crochet masterpieces have been popping up on the blogs of many of her friends.

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How does she do that? 

How does she have the time to think of everyone else in the world?

There's only one answer that I can think of ...

Tammy is truly a Treasure!!!!!

(if I'm missing in action...me and my passport purse have flown to Kuwait!)

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I have one more gift to open and it is from my sister Karen :)

I haven't opened it yet (duh!) but the weather is yucky because of the tropical storm/depression that has arrived here on the Gulf. Therefore, I don't want to open it if I cannot take photos :(

If I see a ray of sunshine, I'll share it with you tomorrow. If not, I'm wishing you all a wonderful weekend and I thank you for sharing all of these gifts with me.

You my friends, are my greatest gift of all!!!!!

:)

32 comments:

Linda said...

Yes, Jodie, Tammy is truly a treasure, as you are too! :) As you know, she blessed me with some thoughtfulness on her recent travels as well. ♥

Love, Linda

A Cottage Muse said...

I just love Tammy too! If you go to Kuwait ~ pick me up! I have my passport with only "Aruba" stamped in it and I would love to start filling it up!!

We can sing "Tiny Bubbles" on the way!

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, You really have gotten some great mail from your blog friends! Stop over and see what I received in my package! Aren't blog friends the best?!

Have a thoughtful Thursday. ~Natalie

trash talk said...

You are such a pampered pooch...but so well deserving!
You've been blessed with some mighty talented friends...lucky ducky!
Debbie

A Vintage Chic said...

Beautiful stuff, Jodie! Tammy really is a treasure--one of my favorites!

So glad you're enjoying your lovely packagaes--hope your day is filled with all the wonder of a package-opening day!

Julie

T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Jodie, you are such a sweetie, and make even my simple gifts look fabulous. ;) So happy to be able to send a little something your way. So many others out there I would have liked to send something to but so little time. I should have been collecting snail mail addresses before I even left Kuwait. How amazing that you noticed so many details from your sweet smiling addition to the family. I just thought that baby was the most precious little thing. Have a beautiful day and a blesssed week dear friend! :) Tammy

stefanie said...

so sweet...she is a keeper!

BEAR's Mom said...

ok...i agree this is a very nice one...
lame excuse for not doing both in one day...
you just want me to fire up the 'puter again tomorrow to look @ the rest of your #goodness#...

ok...i will...cuz i love reading your stuff and looking @ your pictures and seeing your smiling face and reading what you write in my comment section :D

{{{Hugs}}}

~victoria~

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Oh I love old baby pictures too! And yes, Tammy is a sweetheart!

I scanned that pic of Jolly Josie Jolly & posted it on my blog...come on by & snag her!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jodie how sweet she is. I don't think I know her blog I will go and visit her for sure. She sounds like a treasure just as you are! Cute passport purse!!

Home and Heart said...

Such lovely gifts! You must be a wonderful and worthy friend!! My name is Jod(y) too!

Sandy Navarro said...

Girl, you scored some FabUlous goodies. That just shows ya what a wonderful friend you are and I'm so glad I can say I'm one of them too!

Have a great weekend and try to keep cool. Ok, we all know you're already cool; ya know what I mean!

Love ya!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Jodie,
I am going to have to check out Tammy. What a thoughtful giver and such beautiful things! She paid such attention to detail (e.g. I LOVE TO PIECES the tag with the "J" on it!!!!)
Blog friends are so special!
Hugs,
Suz

time-worn interiors said...

It's great to have friends like that! Not sure how I've missed your blog all this time, but I found you now! Glad I did! Adding you to my blog list!
Theresa

My Sweet Rose. said...

Hi Jodie,
Yet another lovely gift. You are so right Tammy is truly a 'treasure' I look forward to all her posts.
Can't wait to see the next package.
We have gloomy weather here in the UK due to the Jet Stream moving south apparently. Never mind its always sunny in blogland.
Keep sunny side up!
Angela.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a wonderful gift, from a wonderful gal. FOR a wonderful gal.
That Tammy is the sweetest, isn't she?

Miss you bunches!
Anne

Debby said...

I love your gift from Tammy! I get the biggest smile everytime I visit you. You have made so many wonderful friends in our blogging world. I love it.
Hugs,
Debby

June said...

Tammy really is a sweetheart Jodie. Just like the girl she sent all these beautiful things to. I enjoy her blog so much. She is such a positive and happy girl. You have been blessed with so many lovely things from all your friends lately...and I have seen some of the beauty you have been blessing them with too. I love this community of hearts so much, don't you?!
hugs

Six in One Hand said...

I love it Jodie!!!!

What a beautiful gift from a beautiful friend!!!

Xela said...

Ohhh what a fantastic present. I understand that your are happy about this wonderful gifts. Have a wonderful weekend Jodie. Greetings Alexandra

Beth Leintz said...

Jodie- Thanks for sharing all your "mail" treasures- its almost as exciting as getting my own packages- you've been blessed with many gifts, but even more- many friendships.

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Miss Sassy Sister,
I love that Tammy too. In fact she sent the sweetest message to the kids for their birthday blog today. I would love to do a trade with her. I swear girl. You are the MOST popular giver in blogland. For the past month all I see is 'look what my Cajun sweetie sent me'! Then I look at your blog & see the most amazing collection of love! Thad is going to have to build another room just to house your gifts! Aint nothin wrong with that! How's my sweet Orea? Love to you, call me soon. I want to talk about Ann's & RT. Love, Love Lisa Marie

Pam @ Frippery said...

Jodie, I have just been catching up with your latest posts. You have so many talented blog buddies. What wonderful, thoughtful gifts. They know your style like they grew up next door. I am counting down to Friday! Love the postcard barrage BTW!!! Hugs, Pam

Sonia said...

Hello Jodie!!
Wow it has been way too long since I have visited with you. I have been catching up with some of your posts and all the wonderful friends you made here on blog. I'm actually working on a printed publication called Creating Vintage Charm and I am wondering if you would come up with a small article about creative blogging. I love your sense of humour and your stories gal and of course your pretty pictures. So....what do you think?? Visit my blog Creating Vintage Charm for more info about it...
Hugs!!
Sonia

agypsyangel said...

How very sweet of your friend. It is so great meeting people who are so sweet and so far away...
Happy Day,
Kim
http://agypsyangel.blogspot.com

donna...@ d. reyné.com said...

Hi Jodi!
I must admit I have never visited with said friend so I will head that way and tell her you sent me!
You surely do get some amazing gifts mailed to you!
Have a blessed evening,
Hugs,
Donna

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jodie,

Haven't you been the lucky one!
I love all the beautiful gifts you have received from all the lovely blog friends.
Yes, Tammy is a real treasure and is always crocheting and making something fabulous.
I hope that the tropical storm leaves you place and that you are having a lovely weekend

Hugs
Carolyn

LizlovesVintage said...

Hi Jodie,
Thanks for stopping by my blog!That is so wonderful that you have friends abroad. The web is a great place to make friends! Thanks for the new Friendship. Hugs, LizlovesVintage

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vintagesusie & wings said...

Oh, Sweet Jodie Girl...
How do I tell you this? OK, now I'm starting to get pissed off friend!!! LOL
What are you just the queen of gifts these days...I mean every day is a birthday for you. Every time the postman comes it Christmas. You must have to tip him regularly just for carrying this constant barrage of booty to your door.
Can you tell I'm just ridiculously jealous & covet all that you have!!! LOL

I guess I'm just going to have to be content with seeing the pictures of your fine booty for now & be happy for a friend who so many love & adore.
That's all fine, but I'm headed to the store for some from me to me love. :)
Big Smiles Friend,
Susie

My Grama's Soul said...

Hello old friend...haven't stopped in for a while .... I've missed seeing what you have been up to....I can see you are still busy creatin' and making new friends.

Xo

Jo

BellaRosa said...

Jodie amor...I swear you have one of the most giving hearts in blogland :) I have missed visiting you and seeing all your wonderful posts! You always make me smile and your words of love and encouragement always make my heart strong! I truly thank you for that from my heart :) Grazie for not forgetting about me and letting me know that I was thought of...you are the best you know that :) I love Tammy too, she always leaves me the sweetest comments that make me smile all day! I will be back to catch up on more of your wonderful posts! I just wanted to say grazie for being such a wonderful friend and not forgetting me during my lil absence from Blogland, but I am now slowly finding my way back...I even did a lil bebe post ! Besos, Rose