Monday, December 20, 2010

The Mailman Is My New Best Friend!

Seriously!  He/she has been bringing me lots of Christmas cards and a few pressies!  (I say he/she because all my mail is delivered to a PO Box so I don't have any idea who puts it all in the little box.) 

On Friday, I got the first of Katie's giveaway goodies - Ayala's Herbal Water.
Much thanks to Katie for allowing me to use her pictures since my camera and computer don't want to cooperate.

There were six flavors - Lemongrass Mint Vanilla, Lavender Mint, Lemon Verbena Geranium, Cloves Cardamom Cinnamon, Cinnamon Orange Peel and Ginger Lemon Peel.  They also sent a Food Recommendation card, three coupons and a hat.

These were much different from the flavored waters I'd typically buy.  Some of them I didn't care for at all.  I initially told Katie I liked the Lemon Verbena Geranium best but the more I drank it, the less I liked it.  My favorite turned out to be the Ginger Lemon Peel.  It was just like drinking water with a fresh lemon floating in it. 

If anyone wants to try this water, let me know and I'll send you the coupons.  Two of them are for 75 cents off two bottles and the other is for 50 cents off one bottle.  They all expire January 31, 2011, so hurry!

I also got George the Lad's goodies from his Birthday Bucket Giveaway the same day.  It took three weeks to get here but I was so excited when it finally did!!!

Again, my camera won't connect with my computer for some reason (I'm thinking maybe I need a new UBS cable or whatever it's called?!) so I used google images for these pictures.  They aren't exact images but as close as I could find doing only a quick search.

My boys fought over these toys. 
And when they were done fighting over the those, they fought over the paddywacks!
My house was very noisy all day with their growls!  The paddywacks were all bigger than what they normally get so I took one and cut it down.  I'm not sure if one piece has been eaten or hidden because I haven't seen it since Friday.  The other piece has been passed between the two several times.

George's mom, Jan, also sent me a calendar depicting beautiful scenes from England, a cookbook and two cards.  The calendar is pretty cool because it lists holiday's for other countries.  I'm not sure what some of the ingredients are in the cookbook so I'm going to have to do a little google research.  I'm definitely going to try some of the recipes though!

Thanks, George and Katie!  It was a fun mail day.

22 showed me some love:

Melissa (A Gracious Calm) said...

Yay! Getting things in the mail that aren't bills is so much fun!

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Enjoy all your goodies, Sprinkles. You deserve the love coming your way.
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

jen said...

Looks like you got some great mail! How fun!!

Cooper and Lola said...

wow looks like you received a lot of goodies. Have a happy holiday!

Mommy Lisa said...

Nice wins! Yeah.

George the Lad said...

My pleasure, just so pleased it got to you. Cooking books are funny cus you over there have different names fors things to!!
Jan and George xxx

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Great wins!!! It's so much fun getting packages in the mail.

Happy holidays to you and your family, and also to your two little ones. We hope the holidays are happy and blessed for you and yours!

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy, Lilibell and the Mom

Frankie Furter said...

WOW!! Prize Pressies and stuff. You really scored let me tell you that.
Enjoy everything and may you have a MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Oooh, those herbal waters look so nice, hope you enjoy them and the dogs have a good time with their new Christmas toys - they will be so excited to see them!
Lynne

Sam and Pippen said...

Have a very Merry Christmas! Those are some awesome presents you got there!

Sam and Pippen

Cocorue said...

you are so loved!
it's ok as we did not blog about dad's surgery - we only blog the day he went in.

he's mending now and we're happy.
take care now and have a super super happy Christmas

coco and tiffy

Jen said...

Herbal water? Interesting! Sounds like something I'd want!

Happy Monday Dear! xo

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

It is so much fun to get pressies in the mail. Mom's not a big fan of flavored waters, but she does love her green tea ginger ale.

Hope the mail brings more goodies.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Your card is there, Mom would have to go through them to see the names, but she knows it was there. We looked at all of them today with the grandkids and Mom was telling them something about each of the peeps and pups and kitties that sent all the cards. They loved hearing about all the furries.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mr. Pip said...

Wow, you have some nice pressies. That herbal water sounds interesting. Does it have vitamins in it? You will have to keep us posted on what flavors are the best.

Your pal, Pip

~KS said...

Hello!!! I've been sooo crazy busy with school ending and now work starting... ugh! I can't seem to find enough time to stop by my friends' blogs... but I wanted to let you know I've been thinking of you lots. Hope you're getting ready for the merriest Christmas yet :)

Zuzana said...

Oh, I would love me some of that herbal water, yes indeed.;) I can imagine how happy you must feel over such great gifts.;))
Here we have tons of snow again and Christmas might just be white again this year.;))
Happy Tuesday dear sprinkles and I am glad you like my strange handwriting.;)
xoxo

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Our maillady told my Mommy she'd have to buy a bigger mailbox cause I get so many Christmas cards. It's wonderful.

I still can't add pictures or do a post but we can still read blogs and leave commnets.

Merry Christmas....[[[huggies}}}...Mona & Mommy too!!

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Great stuff. I've been having fun getting the mail everyday too. I love getting the Christmas cards.

♥ Sallie said...

Congrats on all the goodies!

Hugs,

Deborah said...

I love getting all my cards! I'm hanging them up and I'm keeping my friends and families cards in a bowl!!!
xxoo
Deborah

AndreaLeigh said...

lots of goodies! good for you. those flavored waters look interesting. i'm not really a flavored water fan, though.

Can you do me a huge favor? Will you set up your blog so that when you leave comments, you can reply to your email address? I always want to reply to the comments you leave me by email but you don't have an email address associated w/ your blog, so it comes up as no reply blogger. Boo. :(

Here's how to: go to your blog dashboard. click on edit profile (your blog profile). click on show my email address. scroll down to identity - under email address you should have the email address you want to show when you leave someone comments.

if you don't want to share your personal email, you can easily make up an email address just for your blog through gmail or yahoo.

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