As a rule of thumb when referring to all things good in life,
some people come into your world and make a huge impact.
It may be a nod at a grocery store, followed by a smile.
Or, maybe a courtesy wave at a four-way stop sign.
I really believe that FATE brings two people together and before you know it, a lasting friendship is formed.
Heidi and I have visited each other's blogs for a while and luckily, we were able to meet (in real life) in Savannah Georgia this past Spring while attending an art retreat hosted by Jennifer Hayslip.
As her tag stated above...this was the postcard that started it all :) This postcard from Savannah, along with the handmade tag in the first photo are now very very dear to me :)))
A Georgia Peach with a heart of gold and smile that will melt your heart, Heidi surprised me with a Birthday Gift in the mail (November IS my post-birthday-month!)
After a busy entry into November and being glued to the political elections (both local and national), I came home from work today and relished in opening one of my many gifts that are still waiting for me that I've yet to open :)
This was such a sweet sight as I opened the box. Little gifts wrapped ever so softly in tissue paper, adorned by the most fragrant of handmade tags and vintage bling.
ummmm...I smelled both vanilla and coffee...ummmm.
I. was. in. heaven.
One by one, I opened them while all the while thinking just how thoughtful this girl is.
She sent me this totally sa-weet headband lined in brown velvet (velvet...my favorite!) and adorned with rabbit fur applique!
Heidi also reminded me that I was 40.
This tag (along with the others) is going on my inspiration board.
She's so thoughtful and knows exactly what makes my little heart go pitter patter...
And most of all, Heidi SO knows how to spoil me with not only Victorian trims but also with her beautiful handmade goodies...I love this little tablet! It's going right on my desk!!!!!
But I really think that this little gift below was the icing on the cake.
Her sweet birthday wishes and sentiments will last me a lifetime...
Only to turn it over and get weak in the knees...
The personal touches are amazing and SO ME!!!!
The "J" on the crown and the glittered "1" could stand for the following:
a.) me being the number one queen
b.) me being the birthday queen on the 1st
c.) I am her number one queen
d.) all of the above!
Just kidding, I'm not full of myself!
(or am I?)
(okaaay...maybe I am just a liiiittle bit)
(but this is MY blog so if I'm not full of myself, who will be?)
All I can say (without being too full of myself) is that YOU, my friends, are TREASURED...each and every one of you!!!!
Old ones, new ones, bloggers, emailers, stalkers, lurkers, locals, and those far far away...all of you are TREASURED.
Thanks to FATE and our paths crossing...
YOU have made a huge impact on me :)))
By visiting your blogs and reading your delightful comments you leave here, I am soooo blessed.
I am STILL working on my birthday "thank you" notes as I cannot say "thank you" enough for making my 40 so special!!!!
I'm writing them one by one but I will mail ALL of them off at the same time :)))
I just can't seem to find the right words to say except I'm truly thankful to have all of you.
Speaking of "thankful", Heidi has the sweetest post up.
It sure made me reflect...I'm sure it will touch you too.
Did I wish you a Happy November, full of thankfulness???