Monday, February 15, 2010

Lucky Me!

The kitties aren't the only ones to get wonderful surprise gifts in the mail! Last Tuesday I came home from work (as yet another snowstorm was starting) to find a mystery box on my front steps. The address was from nearby, but i didn't recognize it. I opened the big box and inside was an attractive kraft paper box from Valley Green Naturals. Hmm, i didn't recognize that name either. Food? Plants? Organic cat treats?

No, it was full of wonderful spa products, for me: bath and shower wash, organic soap and honey facial therapy mask (made with honey right from the Valley Green farm), sugar scrub with a scoop and washcloth, and bath and body oil.
There was a sweet note inside saying "Please enjoy a "Spa Day" on us!" and it was from Danica, Britta, Virginia, Trine and Tom--all of the wonderful cat parents who had gone in on the lovely "hairy blankie" that the kitties received the week before. Wow! And perfect timing, too, since i spent an hour or so the next day shovelling more snow and really enjoyed taking a warm soaking bath afterwards.

On Wednesday and Thursday, i was actually able to stay home because work finally joined the rest of the federal government in Washington in closing due to all the snow. However, mail service continued here, and my great letter carrier left a box on my porch on Thursday (so glad i had shovelled off the steps and the front path!). This was from an address that i recognized, my friend Karen from Sew and Sow Life. I read the enclosed note and knew that there was catnip inside for the cats, so i hurried off to get my camera in order to record their response. While i was in the other room, i heard a thump, and came back in the kitchen to find the box on the floor and Fuzzy halway into the box, searching out the catnip!
The catnip was in individual sachets in Valentine colors, each stamped with their initials so the kitties (or the mom) would know whose was whose.Here's a very sleepy Louie sniffing his:

And for me there was one of Karen's beautiful pillows (gorgeous colorful floral cotton squaress sewn into a bigger square and then appliqued to an elegant linen backgroud)and a handsome pouch full of balsam needles from their place in Vermont, smelling wonderfully of the deep woods. Lucky me!

20 comments:

  1. So lovely! I've always thought winter storms bring wonderful surprises! Looks like you are all enjoying your beautiful and thoughtful gifts!

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  2. Even Izzy-B at almost 16 still loves her some catnip...

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  3. What a week!!! That pillow is so very pretty! Memories of warm summer days.

    We are so glad you liked the "Spa in a Box" The PM has shown it to the Music Man as a strong hint for her next birthday!!

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  4. THose are great gifts! You are a lucky lady, and kitties, too!

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  5. Lovely gifts...and just the right timing to enjoy such things during a snow day or two.

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  6. We're so glad you're enjoying the treats! And so hugely impressed that mail delivery continued through the awful weather!

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  7. Wow what a lovely (and useful gift!!). I hope the 'nip pillows have gone down well!!!

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  8. Lovely gifts for lucky you!!
    Happy for you, Paula! I have also received a pouch of Karen's balsam needles and they are divine!! It's always so sweet to get goodies in the mail!!

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  9. That does look so great and we're happy you like it. Sometimes the humans do come up with great things after all. ; )

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  10. We're glad you liked it :-) And impressed that mail is delivered even though the weather is awful.

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  11. How thoughtful!! And timely! Glad you had a chance to indulge right away!

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  12. What wonderful presents! The spa box looks great, and that pillow is just gorgeous. I recognize the fabrics (Kaffe and Martha Negley fabrics look so good together!) And the catnip sachets are such a good idea.

    Hope you get a little melting today - it's supposed to be in the low 50's here but I hear it's colder up there. We still have huge piles everywhere - and my husband is refusing to watch the winter Olympics because he is so tired of seeing snow!

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  13. I have been away from the internet for a while...thanks for posting the pics of our gifties. And we are glad they brightened your winter. But perhaps you have grown to love the snow, since it brings packages to your doorstep!

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  14. Hey , what a nice present for you and what a nice box for the "kitty".
    It seems that cat are like kids,they play better with the box than with their presents.
    Thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog.My sweet little heart is feeling better now but I will have to give him a shot twice a day everyday now.
    Hugs to you and your kitties.
    Cat

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