Saturday, October 5, 2013

Some LONG OVERDUE THANK YOUS!!

Today's post is LONG overdue and I am beyond embarrassed! This past summer I was the INCREDIBLY LUCKY recipient of a number of items that I am going to FINALLY showcase in this blog post!

The first item, is this adorable purse that was made by Sammy's Aunt! (if you have been living under a rock and don't know Sammy, he is the adorable ginger kitty of the famous blog, One Spoiled Cat and you really need to go and visit him!) I was the highest bidder for this item in the auction that was held by Dachsies with Moxie!  How adorable is this purse?

It is the purrfect size for a casual outing
 or trip to the store! I love it!

Then, I entered a super cool contest that Christine Michaels had going on on her blog Riverfront Cats.  (Christine is one of the sweetest and most genuine people that I have had the pleasure of meeting. She devotes her life to "rescuing stray cats, protecting community cats and embracing black cats", and if you haven't visited her blog, please do!!)  The contest I had entered was the  "Rags to Riches" contest and you will never believe what I won!! LOOK!!!


How incredibly ADORABLE IS THIS? It is SUPER FUNCTIONAL TOO! It's HUGE! I loved it so much, and it was the PURRFECT size to take when I went to BarkWorld this past August. That was the purse that I used and I adore it!

Also on Christine's blog I won a LUGGAGE WEIGHER (which I haven't used yet, but I will)
And....the GRAND DADDY OF HER GIVE-AWAY....a $100 VOUCHER FOR DELTA AIRLINES!! WOOOO HOOO!!!  I am hoping to use that for a trip that I have to take this November. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH CHRISTINE!

But wait! There's MORE!

One of our favorite blogging cats, Cathy Keisha, aka "Stunning Keisha" and as we know and LOVE her, "CK", had an INCREDIBLE GIVEAWAY  for EZ Sunday. The prize was a $15 gift card for my choice of jewelry from CrystalsandJewelry.com which is made by Robyn Harton.

Oh my cat!! WAIT until you see what I got!  Robyn makes the most beautiful pieces and I couldn't make up my mind. I had emailed her telling her I didn't quite know what to do, and she was a complete and total doll!!! I told her my favorite color is GREEN and that my birthstone is an opal, and I asked if she could think of anything, and she MADE ME a custom necklace!!! LOOK AT HOW GORGEOUS THIS IS!!

It arrived beautifully packaged!
 I have to show you more photos
 so you can appreciate just how gorgeous her work is!
It is so feminine and beautiful! Here is yet another photo!

See how she combined the green stones with opalescent stones? It is simply STUNNING! (Just like CK!). That was the necklace I brought with me to BarkWorld and I wore it every day. I just ADORE IT!

Robyn is a true professional and super easy to work with. I couldn't have designed a better piece myself. She TRULY understood EXACTLY what it was that I was looking for!

If you haven't visited Robyn's sites, I STRONGLY encourage you to do so, her work is amazing! Here are all the ways that you can visit her!

Handmade Jewelry with Spirit & Crystals
> Click these to connect on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/CrystalsAndJewelry>
>  Google+ <http://gplus.to/robynharton> for quotes, updates, crystal
> meanings and more.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERY ONE  and I am sooo sorry it took me so long to finally blog about all of these wonderful items!!

LOVE TO YOU ALL!


65 comments:

  1. Those are some really cool things! Love them all.

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  2. Awesome! I really do like that necklace, I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it before. Very pretty and unique!

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  3. Hey, better late than never - and I loved seeing all your prizes!

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  4. Oh my, you're a lucky woman.So many cute gifts.

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  5. Those are all fantastic prizes! Congrats on winning them all!

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  6. Wow, those are some nice wins. You all have a great weekend. Hugs and nose kisses

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  7. WOW! Talk about a "good haul" !! Lookit all that cool stuff - I'm glad you like the purse my Auntie Carol made....and everything else you got (especially that necklace) is fabulous......woo hoo!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    1. Sammy, Mom LOVES that purse and thinks it is PURRFECT! As you know, the photo doesn't do it justice. Mom should have "biggified" the photo so that everyone could see the kitties on the purse! Mom LOVES IT! xoxoxo

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    2. Oh my! All of those gifts are just the BEST!!! You are a very lucky woman!

      But my favorite of all has got to be the NECKLACE!

      I love it!! I am SURE you look beautiful in it!

      Ps: I had a post on my blog yesterday with a photo of Cody and I hope you don't mind!

      If you do sorry;)

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    3. Ragdoll Mommy you are quite kind!
      I ADORE that necklace and thank you for your kind words! I don't mind if you have Cody on your blog, I am flattered! I am behind on some of my blog reading but will be there hopefully today or tomorrow. I have two blog posts to write today for tomorrow....Psssst...one of them is a GIVE-AWAY of Cody's blog tomorrow so stay tuned!!!

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    4. OMG! You are far too kind!!! :-)

      Okay. I am sure it'll be awesome!

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  8. Those are all beautiful!!!
    I remember seeing that cute red tote at BarkWorld too...LOVE it!
    : ) GG

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  9. Those are beautiful and well-deserved!
    Purrs xx

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  10. Someone is a real winner! Love those first two bags!

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  11. Caren, what beautiful prizes! I love the purses, and you gave me a new place to shop for jewelry....what a special piece Robyn made for you!

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    1. Jan thank you! I am soooo happy you will buy something from Robyn. I cherish that piece, it is "me!"

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  12. Looks like you hit the Jackpot :)
    All the item´s is beutiful , maybe not the luggage weigher though *mol*
    XOXO

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    1. MOL!!! Who needs "useful" things? MOL!!! xoxo

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  13. These are PURRRFECTLY wonderful and can't think of anyone more deserving! That black kitty tote has me green with envy LOL..so darned cute! Thanks for sharing pics of all these great things...now come give me a hug so some of that luck rubs off LOL..naw, just come give me a hug and have coffee and meet my crazy girls..Ms.Rosie and I-ACT-LIKE-A-MONKEY-BUT-I'M-STILL-A-TORTIE...Topaz :)!! Congrats!!!

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    1. you are so kind Sue, THANK YOU! I LOVE both of those purses they are just great! Here is your ((((hug))))...now, mind you, the first purse I bought....I won the bid in the auction to buy it so at least I gave too! xoxo

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  14. Wow and we loved the black kitty bag the most but they are all fun and stylish. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  15. You're going to be one very stylish cat Momma!!!! Those were fabulous!! concats to you.

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  16. Those are some mighty nice prizes. Congrats on winning them all. Have a super week end.

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  17. That's really awesome, Caren!! I love the red bag you got - so cute!! You deserve the best :)

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    1. Awww thank you!! I love it too, I love them both!

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  18. Wowie Meowie!!! That sure is some great cat loot you got for yourself, Caren!! How fun!! Congratulations and enjoy!!

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    1. "Wowie Meowie" LOVE THAT! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo

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  19. Really cool and unique items!
    Benny & Lily

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  20. Thank you Caren. I'm so glad you like the necklace. :)

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    1. you are welcome and are you kidding? I LOVE IT! I ADORE IT!! One of my readers left a comment above that she is going to place an order! Woooo hooo!

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  21. What a good haul! There sure are some very generous cat bloggers.

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  22. You've been so lucky winning such cool stuff. I LOVE the necklace Robyn designed for you. It is stunning. Love you and Cody too.

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    1. I bought the purse at the top but I won the bid!! But...yes I was BEYOND lucky to win the rest! I ADORE the necklace that Robyn made, wait til you see it in purrson! It is one of my most favorite jewelry pieces. THANK YOU!!!! We love you back!! xoxoxo

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  23. Those are amazing things! Love that there's a kitty right at the top of that red bag!

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  24. Those are all great prizes you won. The necklace is beautiful and extra special as it was designed for you.

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    1. Flynn you are so right. That is just part of the reason that I cherish it. It is simply beautiful!!

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  25. Hey, you hit the jackpot and there wasn't even a slot machine involved!

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    1. HMMMM what's the music I hear in the background of your comment? MOL!!

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  26. Wow, those are some great prizes you won! Congrats!

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    1. Thank you! I know! The top purse I bought in the auction but I am THRILLED to have won the bid!

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  27. Wowzers! Yous is the luckiest!
    Yous better keeps that beautiful bling hidden the next time me comes over, mes LOVES it!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  28. Love all that especially the cat purses. My son rolls his eyes when I bring another one home. LOL. Necklace is also very pretty.
    Sue B

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    1. so cute about your son Sue! Love it! I have a number of them too but I love them all!

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  29. See! Nice things come to nice people!

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    1. thank you! That means that you should be winning the lottery soon :)

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  30. Hi Caren!
    So glad you are enjoying your new tote. Can never have too many purses and tote bags.

    I can't wait to hear where you travel to this November or holiday season with your $100 e-gift from Delta Airlines.

    Christine
    www.riverfrontcats.com

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    1. I will tell you soon!!!!! It's a secret for now but pertains to Dakota's blog :)
      I THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH!! That purse was a life-saver and I will use the luggage weigher and the DELTA voucher will be an ENORMOUS HELP!!! xoxoxo

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  31. Beautiful prize's Caren,looks like they when to a good home,xx Rachel
    P.S hope you enjoy your trip next month

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    1. Awwww thank you!!! You will read all about it on Dakota's blog (I think in December) :)

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  32. ...proving once again that winners win!

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    1. ohhh you are too kind!! The first purse I bought :)

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  33. We see, that just like our mom, you love purses and jewelry. She is a passionate collector of both and while in Canada recently she got a new handmade necklace and earrings and a purse. Enjoy all your wonderful winnings. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Lisbeth, Astrid and Calista Jo

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  34. What gorgeous stuff! Love all of it. What a special necklace and adore the red purse!

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  35. wow, that's a lot of booty you won! Congratulations!!

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