Sweet Friends in Blogland

Good Morning.  Happy Sunday.

Our week end has turned so cold.  We went from 80 in the week to 49 today.  Crazy weather.  I guess Fall is here to stay.

I know I have said this before but it is so true you meet and find the most wonderful people in blogland.  It feels like such a small world sometimes.

I have been so blessed with so many wonderful blogland friendships.  I received a couple of sweet gifts to share with you and also to send big hugs and thank you's to the special people that gifted me.

I think a lot of you know  Judy from 20 North Ora.  I love her Etsy shop and all her beautiful creations.  Judy just put Herbie the Owl up for adoption last week and the minute I saw him I felt I needed to adopt him.  I am usually not a big owl fan but Herbie stole my heart.

I love all the sweet fabrics Judy used to create this special owl.  Thank you Judy. XXOO

Judy gifted me this cute runner in with my owl.  Does she know me or what.  I love this runner Judy thank you XXXXOOOO!

Love the polka dots and the cute ruffle.  So perfect for my dining room table.  Judy you are just the sweetest thank you.

I received a package from Carol from Art and Sand this week too.  She made me a pretty Love banner for the old vintage door hanging in my bedroom.

Carol knows me so well.  All the bling she added to this banner is so me.  Carol I love this and love you for making it special for me.

Love Carol's sweet attention to details.  This was the cute little bag she made to put the banner in to send.  Toooooo cute.  Thank you Carol. XXOO
A lot of you know that Susan from Must Love Junk came into Chicago for a little R&R and she spent a couple of days with me.  We had a junkin good time.  Excuse the hair on me it was windy this day we took the pictures.  I will show you this week more of the junkin good time we had together.  Susan gifted me with a few lovely treasures when she came in to stay.

These sweet spools with bling.  I put them on my candle stick holders.  So sweet.

Susan gave me this beautiful french saying plaque.  "You are the Love of My Life"  I love this with my two love birds in my bedroom.  Just perfect!

Susan also gave me some sweet scented candles from her shop Home Sweet Home.  Ohhhhh how wonderful vanilla and pumpkin smell together.

So I will have another post up in a few days on Susan and her hubby Keith's stay with us this past week end.

Have a great rest of the week end.


  1. The sweetest friends and lovely, lovely gifts! I'm looking forward to reading about your time together w/ Susan & Keith!
    Have a happy one, Kris!

  2. Kris, our time together went too fast!! :( I'm still reeling from the whirlwind of activity-lol!
    Love your goodies from Judy and Carol :)

  3. Kris, You know you are loved. Those are the most wonderful gifts. You girls look very pretty to be going junking. LOL I loved seeing this post. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  4. Kris, People gift you with things because you are one of the dearest people I have ever met. Your love for people just shines through to say nothing of your generous heart. My son said the other day (he, too, is a giver). "Mom, it is amazing-the more I give away the more I get back. It's kind of weird how that happens".

    You are just beautiful inside and out and that shines through. No matter what you are going through you have something positive or kind to say. And....um...the sign......Does Susan's husband know that "YOU ARE THE LOVE OF HER LIFE"......Just curious! lol xo Diana

  5. Bloggers are some of the kindest and most generous people in this world! How sweet! and what great gifts!!!

    Enjoy xox

  6. Kris,
    I totally second Diana's comment. I know first hand the love and kindness you share from your heart. All your gifts and purchase of Herbie are delightfully perfect for you. Herbie's fabric is gorgeous looks like damask, now not only is he adorable but also a sophisticated Owl.
    I too love polka dots, black and white polka dots appear on tops, scarfs, eyeglass case you name it. The runner is a very sweet gift in perfect colors with your whites and naturals. Now sweet Carol is one of life's blessings and a very generous talented woman. Yup she knows you Kris and the banner is beautifully made. So happy you had a fun weekend with Susan and Keith, looking forward to your junkiń post of time spent together. Who would think vanilla and pumpkin? Bet it smells yummy, love her unique weekend gifts to you.
    Same thing in Philadelphia from 80's to 50's today. Fall has finally made a crisp appearance.
    Wonderful weekend fun wishes to you!

  7. You girls look beautiful! I know you had an amazing time together.
    I have a post coming up about this same topic....the generosity in blogland is astounding. :)

  8. So glad you liked your gift and Herbie has a new home. I'll be making more but none exactly alike. Yours is an original! You are an original - so kind and supportive of everyone around you. Thank you for the sweet influence you have had on me.

    Love ya,

  9. What a beautiful photo of you and you and Susan . Glad you enjoyed your visit.
    Such pretty gifts! You truly are a sweet person Kris that I am not at all surprised you get sweet things in the mail.
    Big hugs!

  10. That is a sweet little owl and he goes perfect in your home. Darling photo of you and Susan. What lovely gifts and can't wait to see all the fun you girls had!

  11. Oh Kris, your gifts are so very lovely for a very lovely lady. I liked you the minute I met you in blogland.
    Sounds like you and Susan had a terrific junking experience. What a great picture of the two of you.
    What I wouldn't give for your weather and you can have our 102 weather, I am SICK OF IT! Feel like summer all over again.
    Stop by my last post, there are some angel wings I know you would love. Have a great week.

  12. What wonderful gifts, for a wonderful girl!!
    That photo of you, and Susan is cute as can be!!
    So glad you got some good junkin' time in.
    Have a great week, Kris!

  13. You are so sweet which is why we all want to gift you things.

    I love where you put the LOVE banner and I am glad you like it.

    I am behind on reading because it has been in the high 90s this week and I just don't want to spend any time cooped up in the house. We have been spending a lot of time just reading on the beach and playing in the water.

  14. Very sweet, I think blog friends are so fun and have become very important in my life. :-)
    I also love the photo of you and Susan.
    Shop Till You Drop :-)
    xx oo

  15. What wonderful gifts from your sweet blogland friends Kris. They definitely know your style and everything looks so beautiful in your home.

  16. You had a gift blessed week, how very wonderful! I look forward to seeing more photos of your junking good time with Susan :) Enjoy today! Blessings, Cindy

  17. Kris, your "nice" comes across the bloglines and blogger friends can't help but want to share their creations with you!! Your new gifts fit perfectly in your beautiful home and I know you'll cherish them. The timing couldn't be better now that our warm weather has bid us goodbye and we'll be feathering our nests indoors instead. Enjoy!

  18. Girl it looks like you have hit the jackpot. I love that you adopted the owl, it's so adorable and quirky.

  19. You ladies are just beautiful Kris!... and I love all of your special gifts from blogger friends... how very sweet of them to send you such heartfelt tresors... that little owl is just adorable... so happy you and Susan had such a nice time together... xoxo... Julie Marie

  20. Wonderful gifts you received. That owl is just so cute and I like the table runner too! Hoping the weather at least stays in the 60's for awhile. Yesterday was just to cold! Nancy

  21. What lovely gifts! Blogging friends are wonderful! Looking forward to hearing about your visit!

  22. So nice you were able to spend time with your friend. Your gifts are so beautiful. Love your smiles....must have
    been a great weekend!

  23. What absolute treasures of friendship! I think the owl is my favorite.

    Have a beautiful day!

  24. I love your "windy" hair and that's a fabulous picture of the two of you!!!! You always know it's a sign of Fall around here when I can hear the Who Who calls of the owl over the lake. Love that!! Yours is so darn sweet! Have a fabulous week. xoo

  25. I agree with you about the special friendship in blogland. You received gorgeous gifts...you deserve them! I love especially the romantic owl.

  26. Oh you were gifted so many pretty things! I love everything you got. You and Susan's picture together is great! I know you hated for the weekend to end.

  27. What a great post--you and Susan look great! I LOVE that table runner--and the owl so adorable! I have always had a thing for polka dots--they make me happy! Actually so do ruffles so no wonder I love it :)

  28. Love the goodies that you got...the owl is so adorable! I'm sure you and Susan had a great time...can't wait to hear all about it.

  29. Sure looks like you guys had a great time. It's so fun when you can really share Interior Design with someone.
    ((HUGS)) Jo

  30. I love all of your gifts and thanks for sharing them with us. I can't wait to hear about your junkin with Susan and the fun you had.


  31. What amazing gifts you received - and all of them made with you in mind - just incredible this blogland of ours isn't it?
    And I LOVE the photo of you and Susan !

  32. Hi Kris, Love your gifts and special treasures. Everything looks perfect in your gorgeous home. Love the pic of you and Susan. You girls are so pretty and your smiles tell what a special time you had together. Yes, blogland has blessed us with many wonderful friends.
    Looking forward to more of your visit.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I am catching up tonight as we had out of town family visit for a long weekend.
    Have a blessed evening.

  33. The owl is adorable! I love the runner and the cute pumpkins on the table.

  34. Such sweet gifts from wonderful friends Kris! Love the all. I am so glad that you and Susan had so much fun together! Love the photo of you two cuties!

  35. wonderful gifts, kris! they blend into your home so perfectly:) enjoy each of them!

  36. What beautiful gifts from beautiful blog friends and actually beyond blog friends!....they are very talented ladies!...they know exactly what you love and how beautifully the gifts would go into your home!