Monday, March 26, 2012

receiving gifts in the mail

There is something about opening up your mailbox and seeing a package in there that just makes your heart go all a-flutter, you know? Well, truth be told I get excited if I see any piece of mail with my name on it, but maybe that's just the egoist in me!

Then again, it's always really annoying too because our mailbox is super small where the opening is 5" by 6" and we don't have a locker for parcels either ... so you can imagine how absolutely stuffed it can get with the letters/packages/catalogs/magazines of four people. Sometimes we end up having to go down to the post office because not everything fits.

A bit back I won a giveaway hosted at Paints and Pans for a wonderful pair of earrings from Nell Belle Designs. And they arrived in a box that fit just perfectly in my mailbox. It was so exciting. Thanks, Natalie and Nell!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

happy st. paddy's

Well ... that was a bit of an unintended hiatus. Whups. I got bored this evening, so I baked cookies. Yummy yummy chocolate chip cookies. And since today (yes, since it is past midnight, it is 'today') is St. Patrick's Day, I tried to make a clover-shaped chocolate chip cookie. It was marginally successful.

It's spring break for me right now, so I'm trying to catch up on reading and papers. And eventually I will finish the bag that I've been working FOREVER on. But yeah, schoolwork comes first!