Saturday, December 20, 2008

Goodies In The Mail Plus A Big Sale

I love getting the mail during the holidays. Some days I get sweet Christmas cards from friends and family. Some days an unexpected gift. Some days there's a package I've ordered during my own holiday shopping.

This week was no exception. I got a really cool Christmas card from my Canadian buddies, Rhonda and Josh. Somehow they knew that I really liked penguins. Imagine that? Plus this card has CANDY in it! I'm torn though. Do I destroy the card to get to the candy? Right now my willpower is strong because I've decided it's worth keeping. Thanks and Merry Christmas to you both!Wendy the Penguin also arrived this week all the way from sunny California. She's named for the woman who created her soft, cuddly, snuggliousness. That'd be wzgirl. You can check out her fabulous Etsy shop at buttercupbloom. When Wz started making owls in her little Etsy shop I knew she was just one step away from penguins. So I badgered her until she took a stab at it. I think she's done a wonderful job.Wendy the Penguin is made from felted, upcycled black cashmere and white corduroy. She has a special little surprise upholstery fabric that peeks out from under her wings. The same fabric is also on her bottom. But for the sake of her vanity I didn't photograph it. LOL! And check out her little scarf in my favorite colors. Wendy will have a new home displayed on a shelf in Mia's nursery. Well, when there actually is a nursery, I mean. For now she'll live on a shelf near my computer. Thanks Wendy.... (the talented human sewing genius not the very soft, cuddly stuffed penguin).... I love her! :)And thanks for including this sweet little bookmark. It might just motivate me to read a little more. LOL!Remember this post? Well, the CoCo BonBons website is having a huge 75% off clearance sale. You won't believe the prices! I wish I'd waited just a few more days before I ordered this outfit. I could've saved about half the money I spent. Oh well! Mia has a few more penguin pieces added to the wardrobe now thanks to the amazing sale. And you may even see two little T's with matching dresses soon. But the sale is only this weekend so get over there! Now!


OziMum said...

Aaawww. So cute!

Rhonda said...

I figured you'd like the card. ;)

"M" said...

Glad you are supporting our friend buttercup, she is so talented! I also enede up ordering one of those cool time pendants you posted about a few times back. Ordered one that says "daughter" for A with our day on the back, which I will give her in a few years when she is old enough to appreciate it.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

The penguin is so cute...she did a great job!!

I have been enjoying the runs to the mailbox this month too..something to look forward to....and it is much better than what I usually find in the mail....bills...UGH!!

Happy Holidays!


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE the penguin....
and as for the sale.. you made me buy one of each of the Paisley
Have a Great Weekend..
Can't wait to see the girls in their matching dress's..

kris said...

Wendy ROCKS... and OMG that outfit is the BOMB Krista... LOVE LOVE LOVE it and can't wait to see Mia IN IT!

Catherine said...

So many wonderful cards and treats for a great gal!

Thanks for the heads-up about the sale at cocobonbons. Just ordered the penguin dress and matching tights for Hannah.

thegreybullet said...

Oh my gosh I went NUTS on the sale! Thanks for the heads up. I can not wait to actually receive the clothes and see all the details up close. I bought everything available in the penguin. They were sold out on the hat you got, which was just adorable! Thanks again!