Blueiris

Susan_in_NCJuly 24, 2006

could you e-mail me?

Package is here, will post details tomorrow.

Susan

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blueiris24

Susan - I emailed you, hope everything is ok -- blueiris

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 11:38AM
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Susan_in_NC

Late yesterday, I received a lovely box from Blueiris in CO. I was unfortunately called to take care of some family business and couldn't open it or post the pictures here. So, I HAD TO WAIT! After waiting, and waiting (like some of us did so impatiently) I had my box and still needed to wait! RATS!!!!

Well, the wait was well worth it. Blueiris is an absolute doll.
She had researched a bit and sent me a beautiful notebook to file the recipes that I download from CF. Additionally she sent a wonderful healthy cookbook to experiment with and to help DH along with his weight loss. I'll have to look through this fast -- have a meeting of a support group, and I'd love to bring some great tasting treat to share, that is healthy and just amazing to the meeting.

For fun and just because she sent four beautiful STRIPED napkins. Now, if I just could get someone here to draw the straight lines on my walls so I could paint in the stripes I want there! (I am visually challenged, can't draw a straight line for the life of me -- DS is the same way and right now is the only one willing to help!) As you can see the colors are bright and colorful. I didn't get a snap of the picture hanging on the wall, but it is also bright caribbean colors. The napkins are a nice compliment and tie some of the colors together in the room. Also, included is an great little gadget for sealing opened bottles of wine -- great timing since DD just absconded with one of mine! To match all that is a cute little spreader, done with gems and silver wire that matches the stopper and the napkins. Great summer items.

Then for my pleasure some coffee, be assured I'll be perking some of this later today -- have to stay awake during the boring part of the meeting, so I can enjoy the conversation and visiting part that comes later! Also, a book that I heard about but hadn't gotten yet, "Fifty Acres and a Poodle". I know that I will enjoy this and will likely pass it on to my SIL who just had her beloved poodle pass.

Blueiris also added a cute card with a wonderful note that let me get to know her a bit better. Blueiris, you are wonderful!

Susan

Here is a link that might be useful: swap from Blueiris

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 11:51AM
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dedtired

Well, it all sounds fabulous, but the picture doesn't work.

I will look for that book at my library. The colors in your items sound wonderful. I want to see!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 11:57AM
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granjan

Says the link has been deleted! I want to see! Sounds great but I want pix.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 12:02PM
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Susan_in_NC

Photo link -- Hopefully! I thought I had this down pat!

Susan

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 12:04PM
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doucanoe

That one worked, Susan! Those napkins are beautiful! I am intrgued by that book, and the cookbook looks like a good one!

Ya can never have too many of those bottle stoppers, either! LOL

Great job, Blueiris!

Linda

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 12:29PM
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kent4489

Susan, ooh, I really like those colors. Nice package.
Blueiris, you made great choices!

Jayne

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 12:46PM
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alison

I love the care and creativity that goes into all these swap packages. The napkin colors are lovely, very crisp and refreshing. And now I'm curious about the 50 Acres and a Poodle -- I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

Lovely package!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 1:33PM
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Marigene

Love the color of the napkins, blue and green are one of my favorite combos! Oh, and coffee..........great job blueiris!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 1:52PM
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chase_gw

I love those colours!!! Still trying to get my head around a cork for a partially used bottle of wine though. I know what a cork is but what's a partially drank bottle of wine!?!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 1:54PM
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paulines

The notebook for CF recipes is SUCH a great idea - I wish I thought of it-lol Great job, Blueiris and enjoy, Susan!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 1:56PM
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brenda55

Those napkins are awesome, love that color combo. What a neat idea for the CF recipes, Blueiris.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 2:12PM
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dlundin

Ha ha, Chase, I know what you mean! A partially opened bottle of wine? Huh? Funny. But I digress... I love those placemats! What great colors! And the poodle book sounds fun, too. Great package! Well thought out...

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 2:24PM
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bubbeskitchen

Joining both of you on the "partially opened bottle of wine." The only time that happens is when one of us is drinking white or on the second bottle, and even then not so much.

However, there are those who drink responsibly and tastefully and need a beautiful stopper, ahem.

Me thinks I get the color scheme Blueiris. Love the napkins, stripes are a favorite. The notebook was a thoughtful idea.

Susan, we are all reminded of DH's diet success and that book should be inspirational.

Bubbe

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 3:01PM
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sheshebop

I also love the towels. That looks like a lovely swap package, and I hope you enjoy it Susan.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 4:23PM
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stacy3

yeah, those colors are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! Love them! WHAt a great package! lol at Chase...

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 4:28PM
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teresa_nc7

Beautiful, Blueiris - just beautiful! I'll have to look out for that 50 Acres and a Poodle book also, as I have my mini-poodle, Andy.

Enjoy, Susan!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 8:28PM
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craftyrn

That looks like a good make your own cookbook system -- what a nice idea to include that-- and coffee while you're reading . Those napkins certainly say Summer ! Enjoy Susan.

Blueiris - you did a great job finding unique items that fit into Susan's lifestyle without tempting her Hubby .

Diane

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 8:46PM
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maggie2094

Blueiris, you pegged Susan. I love it all. Great job!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 8:52PM
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Susan_in_NC

Well, I had expected to brew a nice pot of Steamboat's Organic Rocky Mountain Blend last night but DD handed me a glitch. She just learned how to drive Boyfriend's stick (OK, get minds out of the gutter!) and burned out the clutch. I had to go on a rescue mission instead of going to the weight loss meeting with DH and hadn't even started to get my coffee going!

DD is fine, DH went on without me and had a fine time too! The clutch needs replacing, but I heard that a year ago. I told DD that I wouldn't have taught her on my new clutch (we call it "Baby Car";0) or on one that I knew was almost gone -- not truly her fault.

Anyway, best of intentions gone with the wind. That is my life around here! But, I did get to sit and relax with a (several actually) wonderful full bodied cup/s of coffee this morning. Sent DH off to work, DS and buddy were up to wee hours last night so are sleeping in so Jack (my lab) and I had a nice quiet morning on the back deck and I had my coffee -- Thank you Blueiris!

Susan

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 9:38AM
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homesforsale

Great swap.. :) I am truly amazed at all of them..
No ordinary feat to please someone to the extent that all of you have.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 9:45AM
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annie1992

Susan, when Amanda started college 4 years ago we bought her a Grand Am, purple.....with a manual transmission. LOL It took her 4 months to burn up the clutch, and I had already told her it was going to happen so don't worry about it. Fortunately, she was already dating David and he replaced the clutch for the cost of parts. She's still driving that car.

You got a great swap box too, with nothing illegal to tempt the hubby. I really like the notebook thought too, a couple of times I thought I needed to start some of the girls with favorite recipes. The colors in the linens are beautiful too.

Good job, blueiris, I'm sure this one took some thought given Susan's circumstances. You did well indeed.

Annie

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 10:08AM
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chancesmom

Blueiris, very good selection. I can almost smell Susan's morning coffee all the way up here!

Enjoy it Susan.

Janet

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 10:51AM
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shaun

Another wonderful swap box! Good going!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 1:02PM
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lori316

Great package.

Susan, please share some recipes from that cookbook!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 1:10PM
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ann_t

Very nice. The notebook for recipes is a great idea.

Enjoy!

Ann

    Bookmark   July 27, 2006 at 12:56AM
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granjan

Not only is the notebook a good idea it looks beautiful, the kind of thing you really want to fill up and use. Nice choices.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2006 at 2:11AM
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blueiris24

Susan,

I'm glad you enjoyed the package. I have that cookbook and love it --hope you find recipes you can both enjoy.
I'm glad the napkins work --you had said you liked stripes and had a green and blue kitchen, but you never know, I was worried the colors would be so off they would make you cringe instead of enjoy them -- glad it's the latter --
50 Acres and a Poodle is a book I read a couple years ago that made me laugh out loud -- I thought it might be the kind of read you would enjoy about now, with a nice cup of hot coffee --- enjoy!

Blueiris

    Bookmark   July 27, 2006 at 11:30AM
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finally

Beautiful colors on the stripes! I could just imagine a bouquet of blue irises wrapped in them! What a thoughtful assortment for Susan. LOL about reading with the dog. I think they make the best early morning buddies!

finally

    Bookmark   July 27, 2006 at 11:45AM
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jessyf

Another blue fanatic! Yippee! Don't forget to tuck in some hand written recipes or notes on printed ones in that beautiful notebook for your DD to cherish. Thats what I love the most from my mom, now gone.

Nice package!

    Bookmark   July 31, 2006 at 8:36AM
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riverrat1

Yep, this is one of those packages that just sends out great vibes. I love this box.

I started ANOTHER (the last of three children) cookbook for my DS that goes off to college next year. If he makes an YUMMMMMM noise at the dinner table I copy the recipe and put it in a notebook. LOL!

Great job.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2006 at 9:50AM
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trixietx

What a thoughtful package, enjoy Susan!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2006 at 11:08PM
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momto4kids

Great colors! The album is a great idea! I love the book and cookbook! I don't have any stoppers. I think they're a great idea. Enjoy your package!

Blueiris...super package!!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2006 at 9:39AM
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