Friday, July 6, 2012

Sunshine Mail and Little Things...

You probably have heard the saying, "It's the little things that count." It's true.  This little tin arrived the other day from my friend Cindy Adkins at Whimsical Musings. The tin is little but Cindy's thoughtful gift is big. It brought me what I call sunshine mail. A beautifully decorated Altoids tin which included cinnamon (pink colored) flavored mints. Click here to visit Cindy's post to read about her inspiration for the collage on the tin. I'm not sure if Cindy knows about this but inside the tin the mints are enveloped in a wrapper.  Altoid's includes a message on the wrapper or as they refer to it as a Curiously Strong Fact: Altoids were once used to ease everything from stomach ailments to raven attacks.  I do have an on-going digestive system problem and the challenge Cindy entered required the piece to include something with wings or about wings. I wonder if Cindy planned that too? 
More sunshine mail arrived from another friend, Marcia at The Shop Around The Corner. Click here to visit Marcia and her sweet shop. She just gives away her gorgeous tags.  Here are the beautiful flip flops she sent to me. Special little tags that bring me big joy.

The little sticker below didn't come in the mail. I found it stuck fast to my computer desk. It's a sticker from an apple my husband had for a snack. He thought of me and my Pink Saturday Posts. A little thing that means a lot.
Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!
Click here to visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound, our Pink Saturday hostess.  
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More sunshine mail arriving today just in time to celebrate the Red, White and Blue, Pink Saturday theme. The gorgeous tag and goodies below are from Mercedes at All Things Pretty. Mercedes and I were swap partners for the July monthly tag swap held by Tee at The Altered  Paper
Click here to visit Mercedes and click here to visit Tee. 
If you do not know all of these awesome ladies I hope to take the time to visit each of them. They are all very talented and they have become wonderful, supportive, fun, friends.

Thank you, Paul, Cindy, Marcia, Tee, Beverly and Mercedes, it means a lot.

21 comments:

  1. You must be just about blinded by all that sunshine Linda!? lol. I imagine it all helped to lift your spirits quite a bit? They are all such beautiful gifts, how lucky you are. That little USA tag is just gorgeous! ♥

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  2. Linda, such wonderful goodies! It truly is a joy to receive fun gifts in the mail, which brighten and cheer ones day. How sweet of your husband to remember Pink Saturday for you...very dear, indeed.

    Truly little things can create lots of joy.

    Blessings,
    Marianne

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  3. You're very fortunate to have received such lovely gifts from your friends! Getting mail just makes my day!!! Hope you have a fun Pink Saturday!

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  4. Such lovely fun gifts was truly giving women. I hope it brightens you day. Your husband was very sweet to share his apple sticker. have a blessed week-end.

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  5. ooh! happy pink saturday indeed! you got some lovely things! be well and enjoy your weekend. xo

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  6. What nice treats from wonderful ladies and your husband. Happy Pink Saturday to you!

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  7. Cool gifts! Love the creativity everywhere.

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  8. Happy Pink Saturday to you, too! Isn't it wonderful to be in a community of giving women!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  9. Happy Pink Saturday, Linda!!! It is such a joy to be on the same post with such special women...and when you got those flip-flops, you must have been "over the moon." I've been friends with you and Marcia so long that I don't know what blogging feels like without you two!! That sticker from Paul was the perfect Pink Saturday gift--sending (((hugs))) to both of you~xo Cindy

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  10. Linda, I am delighted to be sharing your post with Cindy and Marcia... two of my favorite creative people! So glad you liked your red/white/blue tag... and how sweet of your hubby to think of you! Happy weekend - enjoy all your gifts! :)

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  11. Linda, isn't our little group of blog friends wonderful!
    Every one is so talented and we have such fun!
    Your goodies are great as are you and all the ladies who made them!

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  12. Ooh, sharing a post with Mercedes and none other than Cindy, the gifted heart who started my love of tags. I swapped with Mercedes once and my jaw is still on the floor. ;) She's so talented too. I am tickled to be a part of this post. Oh, how I love sunshine mail. Bask in the light, my friend.
    MUAH!
    Marcia
    Ooh, and happy pinks. I missed participating this week but will be back soon.

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  13. I love your beautiful things! And I love what you call it...Sunshine mail! I'm going to start calling it that if you don't mind! It's perfect for the sweet things we get from blog buddies!

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  14. so many pretties, that apple sticker made me sigh...so sweet xo

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  15. Up on Cripple Creek, she sends me
    If I spring a leak, she mends me
    I don't have to speak, as she defends me

    Now that I'm old and broken she still loves me.
    What a lucky guy am I!

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  16. Across Antieam Creek, she sends me
    If I spring a leak, she mends me
    I don't have to speak, as she defends me

    and now that I am old and broken she still
    love me, what a lucky guy am I!

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  17. Oh such fun and creative things here. Thanks for sharing all these fabulous people's links. I am your newest member. Please join me if you'd like? I found you via Marcia - and I won some tags from her last month. I love them!!!

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  18. I came over to your blog via Cindy... What a beautiful blog you have with Gorgeous creations.... I'm your newest follower.. will visit again soon... Hugs May x x x x x

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  19. Linda this is so lovely, thanks so much for sharing my friend xxx

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  20. Linda, wonderful treasures in your sunshine mail. Thanks for sharing with all of us. ~ Abby

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  21. So happy to see all the sunshine around you! Cindy is a special Angel, I think the wings may have been her Angel wings, lol. So many sweet and thoughtful gifts. We are so fortunate to live in the era of blogs and blog friends aren't we?

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