“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pink bloggers and pink goodies, I ♥ Pink Saturday!

This week for PINK SATURDAY I am featuring a blog that is not only filled with some of the most engaging photos, the "lady of the blog" is so welcoming and gracious, TREASURES from the HEART.

Her dream of having her own brick and mortar shop finally became a reality - not all that long ago, either. If you are ever in the Eugene, Oregon area look up the Treasures from the Heart gift shop for a little eye-candy (see her blog for photos of the shop from packed boxes to completed displays) and warm conversation.

Now, what do I have for you this week? I thought and thought and then - there it was, right before my eyes. Our sweet blogging friend over at CONTENTED in WEST LAFAYETTE notified me a few weeks ago that I had won her wonderful giveaway! I must enter a zillion of those things a day and never win a thing, winning was a HUGE surprise and a special event for little ol' moi.

However, each and every Pink Saturday since I received my giveaway box, I kept forgetting to "show and tell". In fact, I took so long that I ate the candy (YUM) that she included and have already placed the festive fall table runner under my punkin' in the family room (I've been bad, I know). I think the runner will be the subject of another blog entry closer to the end of the month.

You can just imagine how thrilled I was when I found this lovely bowl in my gift box. My little pinkie heart nearly burst with happiness when I saw all of those roses and my twinkling eyes danced from blossom to blossom - they still are!

In the same box was the original object of the giveaway - what could be better than mixing PINK and CHOCOLATE! Another over-the-top score for me mixed with unabashed thankfulness. In addition, there were some PINK Breast Cancer Awareness candies that I've tucked into my purse to keep me all minty fresh when out and about☺But the enclosed chocolates are gone - all gone, because they were calling to me and I just couldn't ignore them. I am SO weak!

You MUST go visit CONTENTED in WEST LAYFAYETTE. Not only does this whirlwind gal blog, she has a daycare, quilts and has just opened an ETSY shop. Oh, and did I mention that she's having another giveaway this week? Yes, she sure is!

And, speaking of giveaways, you should see the one at A CHARMING HOME. Exquisite is the first word that comes to mind for me.

Pulling up the rear again is the lovely, soft as whipped cream and cute -as-a-button, Miss Camille Suzanne who wanted to share with you her favorite snoozing pose and a PURRfectly pink ear!

Have fun this week. The sun has been shining in upper Michigan for the past few days, although it is so cold my nose is blue - but I'm not going to complain because the sun is the sun and I ♥ the sun!

Don't forget to travel through cyberspace visiting all of the wonderful people who participate in Beverly's Pink Saturday over at HOW SWEET the SOUND. I promise, you will not be disappointed!

Before you leave, I hope you have time to check out my family favorites recipe blog, STANDING AT THE KITCHEN DOOR. You'll find some of the best home cooking with ingredients that are right in your pantry so you won't have to go out to buy some exotic spice you'll never use again! Sign up to follow my blog now because over the coming weeks I'll be posting some of the best and easy holiday recipes that have ever passed lips! ALL recipes can be quickly printed right from your computer.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on winning Mimi. It is perfect for you - all the pinks cause I know you really really love them! :-)And yes, chocolate can make everything better LOL


Fairy Footprints said...

Mimi lovely pink Saturday post. Wonderful pink pillow, its so true everything is better with chocolate.


Regina said...

Another pretty in pink!
Great post.
Happy PS Mimi. Enjoy the weekend.


Yeah! I found you. Lovely pink pillow... I agree! love chocolate, the darker the better. You are in the running for my give away!

Barb said...

Thank you so much for your sweet post about my "Treasures" store and blog. I so appreciate your kind words, and really enjoy your whole style of writing in your posts.
Your whole blog is so fun and interesting, right down to all your wonderful quotes on the side-bar.

Congratulations on winning, and love the bowl.

Thanks for the tip about blogger and sideways pics. I'll be checking that out.

Blessings and have super sweet Saturday. =0))

Barbara Jean

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Congratulations, Mimi! I love your pinks today; they're lovely. Your post was most enjoyable for this Pink Saturday, thank you! Have a wonderful weekend filled with smiles and rays of sunshine!


caren said...

You are a LUCKY girl! Happy PS!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Congratulations on your win! What a lovely box of goodies you received. Happy Pink Saturday!

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Hi Mimi
you know I always love to come to your blog, so many goodies to look at, thanks for the info about Treasures from the Heart, I live ony two and a half hours away from her, so I will be checking out the store.
happy pinkness to you.

marian elizabeth

Lynn said...

Lovely pinkies!
Especially the kitty ear. :)

Fairy Footprints said...

Hello thank you so much for visiting me this pink Saturday and your lovely comments on Destiny. She had so much fun participating. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


Happy Pink Saturday

mizmollye said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Miss Camille is just too darn cute. How can you ever get anything done around there for wanting to play with her all day!

Tricia said...

Hello, Michigan friend. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It was quite an ecouragement. Your post is awesome. Lucky you to win a give-away. The bowl is beautiful. And that pic of your cat is over the top cute. Yes - we've had some beautiful sunshine here, but it's gone for the day, I think. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Vicki said...

Hi, Mimi,
Oh my goodness you won some beautiful presents!! I am swooning over that rose covered bowl (just my style, you know!). And your sweet kitty is adorable. Happy Pink Saturday to you!! Vicki

Anonymous said...

what a lucky girl you are! the bowl is just beautiful :)

Happy Pink Saturday!

Atelier de Charo said...

Beautiful presents.
Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Tami said...

Happy pink Saturday, Mimi! Lovely post today! Have a good week ahead..xo Tami

LV said...

You were really lucky winning all those great gifts. Your pink post today was truly wonderful. I am so pleased you stopped by my place.

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

A lovely post and congrats on winning that giveaway! Visit my blog I'm having a giveaway also. Warm hugs, Esther

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Oh, that little bowl is SO fabulous. Keep treasures in it!

Anonymous said...

Sweet treasures!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Congrats on your win!!!

Thank you for visiting me. I too am a wee bit behind in visiting the Pink Saturday blogs as I went shopping this morning and then took a nap!!

Happy Pink Saturday!


Martha's Favorites said...

I just love your pink dish, it is beautiful. A great gift, lucky you! Have a great weekend. Blessings, Martha

Deborah said...

Beautiful lot of goodies in the mail Mimi. Simply delightful. I am running over to "A Charming Home" in a bit. I would love to win something.
How do you keep up all your blogs? I can't even manage one?
Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier today.

Sares said...

That bowl is stunning! What a lucky girl you are. I've been late visiting today too, I'm just now making the rounds. I'll be sure to go and see the other ladies you mentioned and Happy Pink Day!

xinex said...

COngratulations on winning that lovely pink bowl and pillow. They are both precious!...Christine


I'm glad you came by to say hello Mimi! Didn't want you to think I'd flown the coop. Your PS post was very pretty-congrats on winning a giveaway. BUT I must admit, I LOVE the monster mouth recipe. With two little boys around, I simply must try that one! Have a wonderful last half of the weekend!


Susie Jefferson said...

Wow, what a result! I just love that chocolate cushion. And thanks for sharing your favourite recipe blog - yet another fabulous new blog I never would have discovered!

Happy, happy Pink Saturday darling Mimi!

Candy said...

So much sharing, I had to go get my coffee cause I am going back and visiting each sweet place. Congrats on winning, it is fun isn't it! Lovely bowl.
I spent all day Saturday in the yard and only got three beds--kinda--done. I just flit from one thing to another so I never really finish anything. My attention span is pretty short. That's why I'm an EDG...easily distracted girl.
Enjoy the sun!

SmilingSally said...

I'm late this week because I was "out and about" all day yesterday. Thanks for sharing your pinkness.

Marina Capano said...

so sweet pink post!

Happy belated pink saturday and Happy sunday!


Catharina Maria said...

You have a great pink post and the bowl is beautiful !
Love from the Netherlands Rini

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi again Mimi, I love your BLOGS..all of them...and I love your pink saturday post, nothing could be better than PINK and CHOCOLATE my dear..thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday and have a beautiful fall week my friend

Happily Retired Gal said...

Congrats on the wonderful win! I enjoyed all your lovely PINKS and appreciate you dropping by MY pink post Saturday. I'm play catch up today. Your blog is beautiful ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

just love that pink pillow it is so cute have a fab pink week

someplace in thyme said...

Hi Mimi, I wish her all the luck on her new adventure. Your post this week has so much great information, I will need to go back and check it all out again, I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and see you around the bloggers, Happy Pink Saturday my friend, Char

Jillian said...

Ooooh yes. Pink and chocolate! Perfect together.

Leann said...

Hi Mimi

Congratulations! Did you ever think that there would be so many wonderful people out there giving away things for no reason, except that they are kind and thoughtful people?

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy PS (a little late).


Charlene said...

Thank you for stopping to see me for Pink Saturday. I am sorry I am late coming by to visit. It was our Annv. this weekend & my hubby surprised me & took me out of town. I had no idea...so now I am behind but, it was so much fun. What a treasure trove of goodies you got in your box. Loved the chocolate pillow. So many cute things. Enjoy them & have a great week.

Leslie said...

Hi Mimi! I'm so glad that you're enjoying your package! Thank you for posting about me; I'll be sure to enter you in this current giveaway too! My favorite of all is the gorgeous, delicate pink kitty ear!
Love to you, Leslie

Lara said...

what a lovely post! that pillow is so sweet!

Ruth said...

That cushion is divine! Happy belated PS!

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Oh my....my eyes did the same thing as yours when it took in that beautiful plate! What a fun surprise for you!

Thanks for visiting me on PS, still making my rounds after traveling over the weekend!