My first impression on Amity? Totally down to earth!!! She did my reading while picking up one of her daughters at school and continued on with it as she was going through the Wendy's drive-thru. Would you believe they had the nerve to hand her a Frosty with a hair on top? Ewwwww!
Amity and I were having a bit of a problem getting a good "connection" with one another. She said my mind is very scattered. Well geez, there's something I didn't already know! Anyway, I did some deep breathing and tried to clear my mind but you know how that goes when you're a bit of a mental case.
Some of things Amity said were spot-on, some more obscure and hard to figure out. Still yet there are some things that still make no sense to me, but I'm hoping that some day the light bulb in my brain will go off and I'll have a EUREKA! moment.
I won't go into detail on what the reading revealed, but I will tell you this. Amity is a wonderful, warm, loving woman and I know all of you would enjoy getting to know her. Please, go visit her at Sassy Pants Freckle Face and tell her I sent you along!
Now my second reference to an angel is of the human variety, in particular my good friend, Sara, from Sara's Sweet Surprise.
Recently Sara had a wonderful giveaway on her blog with an item so beautiful I knew it just had to be mine. Of course, my name had to be put in the hat like any other but ooh bloggers, I won it!!! Wait till some of you decor-junky-apothecary-lovin'-cloche-in-any-form covetous ladies get a load of this! I only wish it had been sunny when I took this picture, but alas, it's been raining all day so the light just wasn't that good. Plus, I didn't take the time to put it against a plain background so you really can't get the full effect of its gorgeousness.
But here it is... the mac daddy of all apothecary decanters!
This sucker is huge and the glass so fragile and beautiful. I tell ya, I was doing Gloria's happy dance when I opened the box!
When I first learned that I'd won this, I thought it would be perfect for our homemade Baileys that we serve on Christmas Eve. But... this sucker is so ginormous that we'd need a few gallons just to fill it up! So, I went into Picket mode and started thinking of other ways I could use it. And for now, this is what I came up with.
Ooh, there's that damn vacuum showing up in my pictures again! Must remember to do some cropping before putting on the blog.
So what do you think? Cute, right? I think it needs a bit of ribbon around the finial (yeah, I know it's a lid but I feel fancy schmacy saying "finial", so leave me be!), but I don't have any handy at the moment. And hey Gloria, you'll be happy to know those are plastic balls (heeheehee... I said balls) from Dollar Tree!
One last look, a close-up this time.
Sara, I don't know how to thank you enough for this wonderful, beautiful jar. I love it so much, but not as much as I love you!!!
One last thing. These pictures were taken with my brand spakin' new Nikon Coolpix L100 camera. It's not the fanciest of cameras like I some day want to own but I lurvs this thing! I exchanged another camera I had recently bought because the thing was so tiny I could barely hold it. This is a nice chunky camera, perfect for my chunky hands!
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