Tuesday, October 26, 2010

~ Blessed ~

I was going to title this post Lucky, but I really don't believe in luck. I believe things happen for a reason.

We are blessed in so many ways, spiritually, physically... blessed with peace in our hearts, blessed with family and friends, blessed with homes, blessed with food, and even blessed with little lovely frivolties and things that make just us smile.

I want to share with you a few of the latter blessings I've received in the last several months. None of these were necessities, but they either make me smile or make life just a bit easier. All of the following were won via generous, talented, sharing bloggers (and a store). :)

{lovely gift from Beth @ Gypsy Fish Journal ~ just my style!}

Back in March I entered Beth's giveaway at Gypsy Fish Journal. <<< Click that link to see the giveaway post. I've admired her jewelry and other creations for quite a while and was so surprised and very, very happy when I got an email from her telling me that I'd won! Beth sells her lovelies in her Etsy shop, so be sure to head over there when you are finished here.

{the gorgeous charm that Beth sent to me}

Another wonderful giveaway that I won was over at Faded Plains. <<< Click the link to the left to see the giveaway post. Andrea has such a lovely blog and a lovely Etsy shop to match! I can't tell you how thrilled I was when she emailed me to tell me I had won... well, yes I can.... I was utterly thrilled!!! :)

And last but not least was the giveaway over at Susan's Hometown Girl blog. She also has a wonderful Etsy shop that you need to visit. Susan sponsored a giveaway for CSN Stores. To be honest, I had never heard of them until then. I am now a big fan!!! I won a $60 gift certificate from CSN and this is what I spent it on:

{image via CSN Stores}

We had been using a cheap $10 coffee maker for quite some time after our Black and Decker under the counter model kicked the bucket. With the cheap one, the coffee tasted scorched, the pot got stuck when you tried to get it out to pour coffee, and then when you poured coffee, it leaked around the spout. Roger said "you buy cheap, you get cheap" and he was right, but don't tell him I agree with him! ;)
Susan emailed me the info to contact CSN, and then the rep emailed me the code to use. I got my coffee maker in less than a week. What took so long was me trying to decide what to purchase! :) I will definitely be shopping with them again… and again… and again...
Thank you so much CSN Stores!!!

So...... those are just a few of the blessings that came my way... nothing needed, nothing I couldn't do without, but they make life so much nicer!

I am blessed...
and I wish God's blessings upon you and yours,


  1. Lovely sentiments Lana. You are certainly blessed...I don't believe in luck either. :)


  2. Wonderful wins...you were truly blessed!
    Your hubby sounds like mine...he's all about buying quality...but isn't that a guy thing?

    Love the header with the mammogram message.
    I just had my mammy today!

  3. Oh that's just wonderful!! woohoooo, yes, it's those little surprises that give us the best dance, isn't it...whether it's winning a prize (prize after prize, in your case!)...or watching eli's eyes dance when he's excited about something - stirs our hearts!

  4. hello! i love your new coffee maker! how fun, i'm so happy you enjoyed the gift certificate! and i love your other things too! andrea is so talented!! have a lovely day! susan