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August 4, 2008


Went for a walk to the organic store,
bought this delicious looking juice~

It was cute, had a little french girl on the label...
Lavender Lemonade? Sounds good this time of year
(I'll let you know if it's as good as the label is cute ;)

Just when I thought my day couldn't get any better...
I receive a packet on my picnique table, open it up
and look how beautiful. My cousin used to wrap gifts like these
but she went to classes to work at a specialized gift wrap
department in a very posh store in San Francisco

This is the artistry of Sheri from The Pawsh Poodle
I named Sheri's dummy (as in Charlie McCarthy doll) and she sent me
this for naming sweet Phineas for her family

A beautiful vintage necklace (white flowers, my very favorite!)
and a beautiful Romantic Homes Magazine, hot off the presses~
Thank you, Sheri (and Sophee-a)

Ordered something from the very talented, Madai
of Wren Cottage, I read about her work at Alice's Romantic Thoughts
(I love it when people share where they've found great things
and very nice people)
The wrapping is a beautiful gift ~ I waited a while to open it...
I could wait days to open a package,
I just love knowing it's there
and the wrapping is just beautiful to look at!

Guess what happened?
I opened the wrapping, look inside...
just as beautiful with the protective wrap!
Bonjour it says to me & cheers my

already happy heart
Lots of goodies here, all the little pieces so touched my heart
~there's some tea tucked inside too (it smells so good, I'm going
to have some tomorrow, it's supposed to be overcast and it sounds great)

Okay, I've finally opened it~
Tah Dah!
I love it!

I walk into the bedroom and look across into the sun filled
bath and there's a glittery Maison sign. I took this late afternoon,
but should have taken it right at the 4 o'clock glow~
Just lovely if I say so myself, I do, I do!

Merci, Madai!

We're taking some family time before
school starts back up ~ See you in a few days...

For you old movie lovers (like me)
there's a Greta Garbo Festival on TCM
Thursday, August 7th~
I'm planning to have my Tivo running non-stop
Anna Karenina - ahh!

For now, I'll leave you with a bowl of sunshine~
And remember...
The Living is Easy~


Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I see we are both up late blogging LOL
Wow, you got a lot of goodies today...thanks for the are far too kind.
I have been messing with my blog for hours,changing some things and trying to add pictures but blogger was being a pain.
I love your banner...and that drink looks refreshing....I am not much of a juice drinker myself. Tea for me :)
Have fun with the family.


Okay girls, I am butting in to say hi to you both. And Tracie, congrats on your many "prizes" lately. Your mojo is definitely working! Have some relaxing time off! You too Zeke.
Lisa & Alfie

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Big TCM fan. I was watching a movie tonight with Miss Garbo.


Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

You certainly received some great surprises! Enjoy your relaxing time!

Connie said...

Tracieeeeeee, how lovelyyyyy, my petite chickee!!!!! I'm going to have to find some of those letters and do that also. Just adorable displaying them across the window, honey.....

Suzy said...

That is soooooo beautiful. Adorable.
Wish you a wonderful time off and yes living is easy, so take it easy and enjoy.

Love Suzy

Jill said...

Wonderful goodies...I love the packaging, too. Have fun playing with the kiddos!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a wonderful way to top off your day! So very pretty! The drink sounds fabulous. Let us know!

Suzy said...

Thank you sweetie!

Love Suzy

For the Love of Cottage said...

Oh my goodness, it was Christmas at your house. I don't know how you can wait to open up packages. I am still like a little kid when it comes to that. I love your Maison sign. That looks adorable. I see you are taking a few days off so we will talk soon.


Sherry said...

Tracie, thank you so much for stopping in at my blog today -- I'm so happy to meet you and love your blog ... I see we share a lov of French and all things that are beautiful in life!!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

What a beautiful post! Love all of your new goodies! Prettiness just abounds at your blog! :) Congratulations on winning Pearl's Unbirthday Give~away!

Hugs, Rhonda

countrygirl3031 said... got some beautiful treasures! I love the letters...but i don't know how you could wait to open packages...I just can'

Enjoy your time with the family!


Brook said...

It's all lovely Tracie! Love the letters. I know you were happy. Presents made with love are so very special.


Michelle said...

Have wonderful family time..

Your goodies are so beautiful.I agree, the anticipation of unwrapping a gift is half the fun.


A Romantic Porch said...

Tracie, I hope you have fun family time. How in the world do you wait like that to open presents? That is so amazing to me. xo rachel

Dana said...

What beautiful packages you shared with us---the contents were just as wonderful as the wrappings! Love the letters and I am really impressed with the way you took a photo of each letter, then let us see them one-at-a-time!!! You have a terrific time with your family---keep those MM songs in your heart!

rochambeau said...

You're are living the life of a Enchanted Princess with all the glittery gifts! Love your new ~ vintage necklace!
Enjoy the rest of your summer vactate!

Amy-Razz Pizazz Boutique said...

Thought I'd stop by and say hi!!! Your new finds are simply divine and I love the fact that you wait to open your packages... so not me, but I wish I could have more patience! LOL
big hugs,

Rue said...

Good morning sweet Tracie :)

I love all your new goodies! The Maison sign is perfect :)

Greta Garbo??? I will have to record that!

So how was the lemonade? ;)


Donna Lynn said...

Tracie, your gifts are just wonderful, it would indeed be hard to open them, they were wrapped so beautifully!

Hope you and Zeke are having a lovely Wed. Kiss him on his fluffy head for me! Teddy sends his love...

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Hi You and Zeke too,
Miss Sophee-a and I have a new blog makeover..stop by and tell me what you think~

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Tracie...I love your new goodies, no wonder you had a big grin on your face. I've heard of lavender lemonade and lavender scones, please let us know what the lemonade was like, speaking of food I laughed at what you had for dinner the other night. Have an enjoyable time with your family Tracie

Lana said...

Those are such lovely packages ~ and the gifts inside are gorgeous!
How was the Lavender Lemonade? I've never tried it, and have wanted to, but can't find it around here.

Gypsy Mermaid said...

I love organic things! makes me feel pure haha the bottle is soo cute!! Look at allthe pretties sheri sent you!! love the sunflowers! hugs


Lynne Laura said...

Hi Tracie,

Your posts are always wonderful. I love your new banner, very nice. Where did you happen to get that crown you have the package sitting in/on? I need to find one ;)
I love the cute mouse you have on your other post, just darling.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Alice W. said...

Isn't that new Romantic Homes fabulous? I keep looking through it...

OH how I love Madai...she is so sweet and gives the best extras with her banners...I adore your Maison banner with the fleur-de-lis! Stunning!

CIELO said...

Love those "organic" stores... we have one here, although I seldom go—can’t afford it! :)

Lovely spot that window--as usual!



good grief charlie brown i do believe i heard JINGLE BELLS coming from your house! It must be christmas ! Look at all those gorgeous prezzies you received!
I love that you wait to open a rip into it kinda gal myself *LOL*

Hope youre having a beautiful weekend my friend,

love Shann

a bite of country cupcakes said...

Your blog is just so elegant!
Thanks for comming by my new blog!

I will be sure to come by for a peek regularly.
We used to sell juice similar to that one at the winery I worked at,
The bottles are super cute when empty for buds or small flowers

Jen r. said...

What lovely things! I know it's busy with school coming up too... but much needed! Have a good weekend! Jen R

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Lavendar lemonaide, a Greta Garbo film festival and a bowl filled with glorious, I feel perfectly spoiled!


Siobhan said...

Hello sweet Tracie!

Please excuse me for being a way so long...its been mad!!!

All your goodies look so are one lucky girl (but I am sure you already know that!)

Let us know how that cute little drink was wont you?

Luv Siobhan xo

Shabby Addict said...

I always love getting fun packages!! The wrapping makes it all the more fun!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I love your letters just perfect for your Petite Maison.... I adore Romantic Home also... speaking of which check my blog about some news about RH...heheh