Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Look What Came in the Mail!

Jill at At Home in the Country in Hickory Hollow held a "Celebrate the Seasons with Hickory Hollow" giveaway, and I won! The mail came today with bills, catalogs and a package. Look at the cute heart next to my name.



Inside the package, I found a towel. I love the fall colors of the towel: maroon, gold, and two colors of green. To fancy it up even more, a pumpkin cookie cutter is attached with colorful yarn and green satin ribbon! A recipe for Autumn Pumpkin Sugar Cookies is sewn right on to the towel! I heard a rattle, and in the bottom of the envelope, there were three hickory nuts from Hickory Hollow!

Jill is much better than I am at photography, so I swiped this from her blog so that I could share the recipe with you.


Jill made the nicest card too. It says:
"Life's blessings are abundant when each and every one is not only counted, but cherished."
I'm going to stick it in a frame and keep it as a fall decoration for years to come."

You know, some people just have a knack about making a person feel good. Jill has that knack. Thank you, Jill for thinking of me.

I've been Boo-ed. Shimmy Mom gave these instructions: "here is how the Blogging Boo will go. Go to as many friends as you want and tell them they've been "B00-ED." Have them link back to your blog to pick up their Halloween Treat (picture) and tell them to Boo their friends. (Then put the picture in your side bar so everyone knows that you've already been "boo-ed and to send the picture to someone else.) Have a great Halloween everyone."



34 comments:

Darlene said...

Love that giveaway you won....oh, and I came by to Boo you but you have already been Boo-ed!!! Have a great day!

jeanne said...

Sally, you lucky gal. I love your gift and the card with rhe recipe is sweet.

You are a day late and a dollar short. LOL I was boo-ed twice last night. Check my post before today. smiling. I noticed you are out there booing lots of bloggers. This is fun. Beverly put the pic (prize) on my sidebar this am. I also posted it last night. That Sheila sure has started something! She is a cutie. (Sweetie)

Hugs...Jeanne

bj said...

I love your sweet gift in the mail...
ooooo, i've been boo'd again....
See ya later...gotta go BOOOOO some folks!!
love, bj

Gwendolyn said...

That is so cool! I keep entering all of these give-away type things, even though I never win...but someday, my luck will change! I have hope. :o)

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Okay so now I know what it means to be BOOED!! Thanks so much...Sandy

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh that is a wonderful giveaway! Congrats! That 'Boo' is really cute! I will add it to my blog!

Shelia said...

Morning, Sally! Congratulations on your giveaway gift. I love anything pumpkin. Now sweetness of all smiles, I guess we can only get boo-ed once? Well, we can get boo-ed as many times as we're boo-ed, but I guess we can just claim the first one. Okay!! Go ahead and claim that Shimmy. She is just the prettiest little thing and sneaky!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chris said...

Thank you for thinking of me, but when these awards come they go through Blogland like wildfire.LOL
What sweet friends you have to send you gifts and that recipe made my mouth drool, I'm going to try that. I just love pumpkin anything.

Hugs,
Chris

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi sally, thanks for the booing.Love your gift too.

squawmama said...

Sally I just loved your gift you received... it was so fallish and really neat... I am copying that cookie recipe for sure... It was all great she really knew how to do it up for you... What a great idea you had to frame that for fall decoration. That way you will always have it too///

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Killlashandra said...

Thank you for my boo ghost! What a cute idea to celebrate Halloween. :) I'll send it on soon.

The recipe stitched on the towel is a wonderful idea. Definitely a keeper for the fall season. Very nice surprise to find in the mail.

Picket said...

Morning girl...what a beautiful girl and I don't blame you I'd frame that beautiful saying on that card too! I bet those cooking smell fantastic when they are baking...That's the way I like to get my mail..a few bills with a sweet surprise throwed in! lol Have a great day sweetie!

nikkicrumpet said...

Nothing better than gifts in the mail!! And what a lovely gift it was. I love the idea of framing the card for fall decoration....and then you get to re-remember this fun day every year!

Beverly said...

What a great treat to receive in the mail. I love the recipe idea!

Bridget said...

Sally, Look more closely at the pic with the mail. Your anonymity is being compromised! I can fix that for you if you want to email me.

Barbara H. said...

What a sweet package!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sally, Congratulations on your win. Thank you for my Boo picture too!
Love, Ann

ROXY said...

Congrats on the giveaway gift!! I just love getting fun things in the mail!

Patty said...

That towel is cute! I would make those cookies right now if I had butter (I used it all up for a pound cake the other night). I'm off to boo some people!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Great give-away! Congrats on winning! :) And BOO to you too! Just returned to blogland, and I have been BOOOO'ed all day! What a Welcome! LOL! Thanks for passing the BOO on to me! It is nice to be remembered! ~Rhonda :)

Linda said...

The towel is as cute as it can be.

I'm a bit under the weather today, so I'll take the Boo challenge when I'm feeling better.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Tom says thanks for the Birthday wishes.

Diamond said...

That is so cool! Congrats!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Sally, congrats on you winning that cute towel and goodies.. I need to make some cookies for the holidays..Thanks for Boooing me. I will post it and pass it on...

Bellezza said...

How fun is that! Thanks for thinking of me and including me in the spirit of this week! Would it be possible to Boo my principal? Superintendent? Just kidding...I'll think of some FUN people to pass it on.

Dawn said...

That is a lovely gift that you received. I'm happy for you! I love the colors too! How nice that it included a recipe and cookie cutter.

take care,
Dawn

judicreations said...

Hi Sally
What a nice gift you received in the mail. I love getting something in the mail. That is a great giveaway..congratulations for winning!!!

That is a great idea for the towel...when you make the cookies in the recipe be sure to share with us. I bet they are yummy.

Hope you had a great day.
Judi

Shimmy Mom said...

What a fun gift you got. I love almost anything with pumpkin in it. I have entered lots of give-aways here in blog land, but I haven't won any yet, but my times comin' I can feel it.
Thanks for playing along with the Boo.
Happy Halloween
*hugs*

Ruthie said...

Nice fun gift. Have a nice Fall and Halloween. :)
Smiles.

Needled Mom said...

What a great win. Congratulations.

imjacobsmom said...

Well, Lucky You! What cute goodies! Boo back atcha! ~ Robyn

Jennifer said...

:-O Hehe. Thanks for the BOO - first Halloween thing of the season for me!

Grandma Faith said...

It's so much fun to be BOO-ED! Thanks, Faith

jlshall said...

Hi, Sally. Thanks for Boo-ing me! And a great big Boo to you, too! And a happy Halloween.