Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Gifties and giveaways

I've received a few fun things in the mail this summer from other bloggers. Mad at Under the Mad Hat sent me a package that contained some candy and the best maple syrup I think I've ever had. That was earlier this summer and I didn't think to take a picture before I began consuming it all.

The marvelously crafty Louise at Potted Frog sent me this fabulous summer banner she made, which I won in a giveaway she was having. It's so cheerful in my living room, and oddly enough the kitten hasn't attacked it (it hangs low enough that I feared it would become and toy and I would have to find a new home for it).

Magpie Musing drew my name in a little pay it forward meme, and she sent me a garlic baker, some homegrown garlic, and an antique drink muddler.
(please excuse the weird shadow.
I'm too lazy to take another picture
)
The garlic isn't shown because I've already baked it. Yum. I was delighted when I opened the surprise package. I've always wanted a garlic baker, but never enough to actually think to buy one when I was at the store. And now I have one. Yum. I still have to make a drink so I can use the muddler. Hmmm....

There don't seem to be any rules to this pay it forward meme, and so I'm going to pay it forward with some things I found around my house while cleaning and organizing. I'll send two packages... so indicate which one that you're interested in, and I'll pick one blogger for each package. If you win you can start thinking of a creative way to pay it forward.The books are The Bean Trees and Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver. I picked them both up at different thrift stores and read them this summer, and LOVED them. I would love them to go to someone who would enjoy them as much as I did. Also, there is a coupon for a pound of Sees candy. I almost hate to give away chocolate instead of eating it myself, but there are no Sees near us. So if you have a store where you can use this gift certificate (no expiration date), it will do you far more good than it is doing me sitting around my house.

7 comments:

Tina said...

I love getting presents in the mail! If I win, I would love to have the books. I have already read Animal Dreams by the same author and would love to check out these titles as well!

Rima said...

Mmmmm . . . you should make a mojito using that muddler! We have a bunch of mint in our backyard and we don't make nearly enough mojitos out of it! I can picture myself drinking one while kicking back with a Barbara Kingsolver book . . .

kaye said...

looks like you won some fun stuff.

niobe said...

mmmm....chocolate. But i'm not sure if there's a Sees near me either.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Please tell me you also got your MI CD? If you didn't, I feel the mail is cursed... I did actually send it in June. I mean it was only over a year late! ;-)

painted maypole said...

oh, Jen! Yes, yes, I DID get the CD. I can't believe I forgot to mention it! I'm sorry! thank you!!!

Louise said...

Love, LOVE baked garlic!!