Thursday, February 14, 2008


From my heart to yours...



I am so exited to share this with you. My package from Pea's giveaway has arrived here in VA just in time for Valentine's Day! Dave went to the post office and came back carrying a package. He put it on the table and was ready to tear into it and I yelled, "NO! I have to take pictures!"

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Then I let him tear into the package while I took more pictures:

Pea 2

Look what came spilling out of the petals and a red envelope with a red rose!

Pea 3

Pea 4

Just look at the pretty tissue paper with the pretty hearts edging:

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Dave and I both oohed and aahed as we took each goody from the box. Then I arranged them all on my old sideboard to try and get a good picture. Believe me, the picture doesn't do justice to all these treasures!

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Let's see, there was the cutest little bear holding a red heart box, little sundae candles, pink roses floating candles, a sweet little key chain with a glittery little purse attached, a pair of soft, warm socks with hearts on them, a box of maple cream cookies, a package of french vanilla truffle hot chocolate mix, Peeps hearts..strawberry creme flavored and a package of party napkins with hearts!! I will be enjoying all these treats for days to come..if I limit myself and DH!!

Then I opened the little red heart box that the bear was holding. More surprises! There was something wrapped in cellophane and I spotted a little card stuck in the top that said, "Made by Pea"! I knew instantly what it was:

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Pea's wonderful homemade assorted chocolates!!

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I had to sample one right away...oh my..melt in your mouth chocolate with nuts inside:

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Is your mouth watering yet? :o)

Of course, Dave felt like he was also entitled to sample since he brought the package to me:


Then he sampled again, and again..telling me each time what flavor he got..until I made him stop! "Save some for later...savor them a little!" (Which in Hope speak means..get out of my chocolates..they're all mine!! LOL)

Last, but certainly not least, was a little hand-written, heart-shaped note from Pea.

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Pea, I can't thank you enough for this wonderful package and for totally making my Valentine's Day so very special!!

Most of you know Pea already but if you don't you MUST visit her fun blog. Besides having fantastic giveaways, Pea is just an all-around good friend and Canadian neighbor. Thanks again, Pea, and I do hope your Valentine's Day is as sweet as you've made mine!


Peggy said...

Happy Valentines Day!! The dwarf goats stay small. You can pick up the mom and carry her around she is so small. Aren't they adorable! They will be coming here to live soon.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Hope,
"HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY"!!!! "THANK YOU" for the card. I will show it tomorrow as I've already done my post for this morning. I have a couple of others to show tomorrow as well. Be sure to stop by sometime today. I have a Valentine's Wreath and Friendship Banner for you on my today's post. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.
P.S. I noticed that Lib had opened her comments on her last post, but she didn't answer them. Hopefully she is starting to feel some better.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I love the color green of your cabinets. We have been thinking of painting ours and that would be the exact color i wold choose! ((hugs)) Rosie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!


Nora Lee said...

Happy Valentines Day to you also!
I always love stopping by for a visit :)


jennifer said...

The happiest of days to you Hope. I wish you Much Love, from hubby, from family, from friends, and mostly from the LORD! Jennifer

Christie said...

Happy Valentine's Day Hope!

Adrienne said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you. I hope you have a wonderful day today. ~Adrienne~

Betty said...

Gosh, Hope, what a great gift! I enjoyed looking at all your goodies....

Happy Valentine's Day to you ....thanks for dropping in to see me...Betty

A Romantic Porch said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too Hope! Your gift looks so fun, and I LOVE your new header.

Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Hope,
Ohmygosh, what some beautiful gifts you won from Pea. Those are the most beautiful things she has sent you. Okay, my mouth is watering so much now. LOL. I want one of Pea's chocolate's. LOL. I know you were just beside yourself when Dave brought it to you. You are one lucky duckie today huh? LOL. "THANK YOU" for sharing your gifts with us. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Wishing you a Sweet Valentine's Day :-) Rosie

Tammy said...

It is so much fun to win give~aways! I've won two this past week and will post about them when they arrive!

Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

Brandy said...

SAVE ME A CHOCOLATE!!! I gotta go pay the water bill tomorrow and I want one! What time you be home??? Congrats its all so pretty and yummy!

Karla said...

What a fun, fun package. Don't you just love to get packages in the mail? Happy Valentines Day!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Well it looks like you had a great Valentines day to be sure!! What a great package from Carol. That is so very very nice of her..congrats on winning too.
Thanks for stopping by as usual..

jennifer said...

Well you sweetie, aren't you a blessed lady today! Jen

Betty said...

OMG, Hope, what nice gifts Pea sent you. I'm happy for you that they arrived today just in time for Valentine's. I can imagine how much fun you had opening the packages.

I know you have had a extra Happy Valentine's Day.

Holly (Nickname) said...

What a nice surprise.. Everything looks so sweet. Thanks for the nice comments on my blog.. I hope you are having a wonderful and blessed Valentine's Day,Hope!
xxxooo Ruth

Renie Burghardt said...

What a lovely Valentine gift.

Happy Valentine's Day, Hope!

Love the pictures of your kitchen.

Valentine Hugs,


PEA said...

Happy Valentine's Day dear Hope:-) Being a Valentine Giveaway, I guess it was perfect timing that my package arrived today! lol I'm so glad that you like everything...I couldn't resist adding a few extras like the maple cookies and chocolate mix:-) Hmmmm is there any chocolates left??? hehe I've been making them for over 30 years now and only make them at Christmas time. Enjoy!! Love ya! xoxo

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful Valentines Box of goodies from Pea!!

Happy Valentines Day Hope!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm back! I see you've added your package since I was here! You lucky girl!! What a great giveaway! Thanks for sharing with us!


Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines...Wow what a day for this to show up. You luckey thing. Glad you and hubby had a great day.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I laughed out loud at the 'get the camera' comment! Friends know not to eat until grace is said and pictures are made.
Happy Valentine's Day <3

jennifer said...

Hope, you have such a sweet way with words, do me a favor. Post a comment on my Cheesecake post. This is right up your alley! Love you honey - Jennifer

Kari & Kijsa said...

Happy Valentines Day from our hearts to yours!

kari & kijsa

Diane J. said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Hope! I've been lucky enough to receive several packages from our good friend Pea. You racked up, girl! ;o)

Love and hugs,


Karla said...


I have something for you at my blog! (And I need your address, please!)

Linda said...

Hi Hope, what a wonderful treaure box of Valentine goodies.

I been enjoying many of your previous post. I love your kitchen and I saw your buffet (side- boy) too ~~ I couldn't help myself.

You have a great blog and I'm adding you to my list of blogs I enjoy...I hope this a alright. Have a nice weekend Linda

Susie Q said...

I am late with this wish but I hope your Valentine's Day was sweet! What a treasure trove from Pea! She is a darlin' isn't she?
And you are pretty special too!