February 15, 2012

in the mailbox

On Monday, the mailman filled my mailbox with lovely surprises, two packages and several envelopes that contained Valentine greetings, from family and friends.

My mail arrives between 2:45 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on weekdays, but for some reason on Saturday, our mail carrier delivers the mail between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.. I often wonder why he has an early delivery time on Saturday, he does the same route with the same amount of houses. I like going to get the mail and I especially like getting the mail when surprises packages are waiting for me.

I opened my first package, you can read about it here; next I quickly unwrapped the second box.  I was an extremely lucky lady last week because the box I was opening was the second giveaway that I won from Deborah from Confessions of a Craiglist Junkie. I had just begun reading her lovely blog when she was offering a giveaway, I entered and won......

 Rachel Ashwell's book 
Shabby Chic Inspirations and Beautiful Spaces
A message congratulating me on winning the giveaway.

 The book contains so many inspirational photos, and ideas.
Who wouldn't want to wake up in a bedroom this pretty?
I love this book!

Deborah, thanks for having a giveaway, I am thrilled with this book. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I enjoy reading Confessions of a Craighlist Junkie and perhaps you would too, take a few moments and  check out the blog Confessions of a Craighlist Junkie you'll be glad you did. 


  1. You've hit the jackpot this week! Thanks for sharing your wins with us.

  2. Congrats on wining the book ! I will hop over and visit her blog ! Have a great day !

  3. How fun to get something besides bills in the mail! Congratulations. :-) The book looks beautiful!

  4. I love packages in the mail also....what fun and what a lovely book filled with so many inspirational rooms.....congrats on winning such a treasure!

  5. It is snowing here; I don't know if I want to brave the icy sidewalks or not. I may stay home today.