Thursday, December 27, 2012

Anatomy of a Christmas Gift

Today has been a supremely lazy day. While there is most certainly MORE I could do around my house in regards to cleaning. I am not. I am in my jammies, under my electric blanket, with a laptop and a book. Imagine my surprise when I heard a knock on the door.

What did I find??? A SUPERB Christmas box from Heather. Follow me along through the process of opening.


Multiple packages, beautiful paper, and a darling family photo card. 


OWL SOCKS!!!! With a note that reads: "I just want you to KNOW I am having a VERY hard time sending these..." 


Books, books, books!!!! Diary of a Submissive by Sophie Morgan (which Heather did not enjoy), and an extra copy of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn since mine was lost in an unfortunate incident. 


A big surprise!!! Rampant by Diana Peterfreund. You can read the note yourself. It made me snort. 


This is the most beautiful thing ever. Read note! Read!


And a close-up of my very own Night Circus crimson cranberry dream cowl. Yum!


The End. 


Thank you, my darling friend. You make me smile all the smiles. :) Hugs!


37 comments:

  1. What an awesome present! And don't blame her for having trouble letting go of those socks, as they're adorable!

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    1. Alexia, I agree totally! Those socks are adorbs and I would've had a heck of a time letting them out of my sight. Cannot wait to throw them on with my jammies tonight. A cup of tea, a book, my cuddly son, and we're off to relaxationville.

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  2. Yay! I am so glad you liked everything! Now, actually READ ATGiB??? LOL

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    1. YES MA'AM! It is super duper high on my list now. In fact, I may make it #1 read of 2013. I'm about 90 pages into The Midwife of Hope River, and I'm trying to finish it before the end of the year for an even 30 books. That's such a sad little number. lol

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  3. Oh my goodness I want a Night Circus cowl or scarf or something!!!!!!

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    1. LOL, Rebecca! I remember getting a little peek of this cowl on Heather's blog or Instagram and WANTING IT. Who knew it was actually for moi!

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  4. Ms. Heather is truly among the sweetest souls on the planet, isn't she???

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    1. SHE IS! No doubt about it, Debi. And I meant to thank you for the LOVELY Christmas card. I think it's one of the prettiest I received this year. Absolutely darling.

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  5. What thoughtful gifts :)
    I've still not read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, I really want to.

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    1. Aren't they, Sam? Heather just knows me too too well. She's the greatest. :) And yes, I need to bump up A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. It's Heather's fave and I've tried a few times (and failed) over the years. 2013 is the year!

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  6. Wow, what a fun surprise! I'm sure that it made your day!! I LOVE the socks!

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    1. Totally made my day. It's been a bit of a sluggy day with some overwhelmedness, so this was extra special.

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  7. Gosh, my ears are red! *blush*

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  8. Isn't it fun to get a box full of goodies from someone who has known you for years? Those are the best Christmas gifts ever. What a great friend.

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  9. I have seen pictures of Heather's presents make their way across the Interwebz. What an amazing and generous woman! The cowl is absolutely gorgeous and those socks are adorable. Enjoy!

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    1. Amen, Michelle! I've been wearing the cowl ever since I got it, and the sock are a delight. :)

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  10. Love it! Especially the note that made you snort =) Kudos to Heather for awesome gifts and making your day bright!

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  11. Very nice! That cowl looks so so snuggly!

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  13. Isn't she such a sweetheart?? She gives the most PERFECT gifts :D

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  14. Love the notes on each special book, and all the individual touches, but my favorite is the Night Circus cowl. I wore a red scarf when I saw Erin Morgenstern speak in a nearby town, and it was a most necessary thing to do even while reading the book. Or going about town! So happy for your presents.

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  15. What a nice thing to do! I love the cowl.

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  16. I love getting books! One year, when my sister was short on funds, she sent me books she'd already read that year and loved. One of my favorite gifts ever.

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  17. What a wonderful present! The colors on the cowl are awesome. Belated merry Christmas and an early Happy New Year!

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