Friday, 11 January 2013

{Happy Friday} Good friends are sometimes all you need




Hello darlings, happy Friday to you!! Some time before Christmas, I received a wonderful big box from a dear friend, fellow blogger, Kim from A Very Sweet Blog! She kindly took the time to gather up some goodies for me from America as a little care package. For those of you that don't know, I'm American, but have lived in the UK since the end of 2000, so it's always so nice to get things from America, makes it like going home for a while :) Well, Kim is one of those rare people you find in the world today, that goes out of her way to spread kindness & care to her friends - A Very Sweet Kim is what she is ;) She is one of my favourites and it was so nice to see a big box at my door and venture into all the goodies she packed for me. I have been doing the same for her...which I am about done with now, haha! I had some special things I needed to wait for. But, here are some pictures of the things she graciously sent to me...I have enjoyed all of it. I just want to say a HUGE thank you to Kim for being such a special, kind-hearted friend & for going out of your way for me, to send so many lovely things, which we are still enjoying! We love you dearly! I recommend highly checking out her blog and saying hello...unlike very few blogs here, she's one that strives to become friends with her readers and not just push for higher numbers and shallow things like I've seen in the blog world, but something more real and genuine!! 

Have a great weekend dolls, have fun.
xoxoxo



My box...you can see my youngest's hands reaching to try and open it, ha!

 Pecan Pie...I also had Sweet Potato Pies as well....but well...they went missing before the photoshoot, I swear! ;D Haha. AMAZING - best things in the world...loved them!!

 Loretta's Authentic Pralines - New Orleans....so good. Melted in your mouth, yum! Underneath was the tin Kim put in them for Christmas.


My little reindeer socks, so cute. I'll wear them even if it's not Christmas any more because his little face makes me smile :) 


This is SERIOUSLY the best lotion I have ever witnessed....am obsessed with this stuff now. As soon as I opened it, I was hooked. It comes from the marvellous Margarita Bloom, who creates some of the most tantalising potions you've ever witnessed. This pink cotton lotion that comes from the Aphrodite - Goddess of Love range, will have you floating down the street as if you were Aphrodite herself. Truly, I kept moving around, just so I could smell it in the air. Even in a stressful day, the intoxicating aroma was enough to take me far far away to some warm island where the water is bluer than blue and the sun kisses your skin. I can't get enough of it...I will most definitely be placing an order for more from this range and some treats from the other ranges to. And best of all, they are as sweet as sugar, so do say hello on their Twitter or Blog too. 


Cheetos...I used to eat so many of these as a kid, my hands would be stained orange for days, haha. Not the healthiest for you, but I just eat some here and there and there ;D 

 These are my favourite sweets since a child...they were also my Father's favourite sweet (he passed away when I was 3) so they have special meaning to me & it was grand to have them once again. So good, love the watermelon ones :)))

 Starburst sweets, I would go through packets of these during school - even though I wasn't suppose to eat them in class, but their mega. You can get them here though, but they taste slightly different to me. 

 Brown Sugar & Fig shower gel, body lotion and body scrub....smells so amazing. So sweet and lovely. Makes your skin feel super soft as well. Have always loved Bath & Body Works, but they don't have the shop here, just the Body Shop. Although, there used to be one in Edinburgh many years ago, but it got closed down. 

 Chocolate Alligator from the Blue Frog Chocolates shop, it's marvellous. I am a huge chocolate fan, so anything chocolate is just dandy with me. Kim featured them on her blog before & I had wondered what the chocolate there tasted like & now I do. A BIG thumbs up from me, a must to check out their site & if your lucky enough to be in New Orleans at any time, be sure to venture in there and have yourself some tasty treats....or the gators might get you ;D

Now, I can make myself some red beans and rice, which I always enjoyed growing up in the states. It was a staple in my house, haha. I'll do another post on it when I make it and take pictures :))


I hope you have a great weekend dollipops!







76 comments:

  1. How sweet it is to hae friends like this! I have a friend that lives in Norway now and I send her care packages at times. They are such a fun thing to put together.

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    1. Yes, I think people need more genuine friends! I am putting one together for her now..I love it :)

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  2. Hello Kizzy:
    What a very generous package of 'goodies' from Kim. The items were obviously chosen with care and, given your American background, they must have brought back particularly warm and happy memories for you.

    The generosity of fellow bloggers never fails to amaze us. This is a most supportive community and friendships made in this virtual world can be every bit as wonderful as those made in the real world we find. We shall go over to Kim and take a look!

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    1. Yes, we need more friends really. Real people :) It was a wonderful treat! x

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  3. What gorgeous generosity! Love Kim and her cheery blog! X

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  4. Oh my what a wonderful little care package of love! I love thoughtful parcels like this and Kim is definitely one of the sweetest bloggers I've come to know so far, she's always so happy and full of sweetness ... a spitting image of her blog. Happy weekend dear and enjoy the goodies! xx

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  5. Oh my gosh girl, she is the best! Must be her friend! Not to rreceive prezzies, but to enjoy someone who loves to spead the love...amen
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    1. Yes, do go visit her, she's wonderful! I love anyone who spreads love too :) Amen!!

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  6. Great Post!

    Great and do I see something with potato ( Potato Junkie here) what is it?

    I want to try it too !! :)

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    Jen

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  7. Hi Kizzy!
    Have seen your tattoo photo thanks to Sacramento from Mispapelicos and now I actually visit your blog and feel very happy I did.
    Such a treasure you found in this virtual world of blogs. Kim is a friendship that you can touch and I am sure it warms your heart every time you think of Kim.
    All the best,
    Hang

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  8. What amazing things!!! :) I would like to eat the chocolate crocrodile!!! Yummy!!! :)

    Kisses,

    Babi
    www.voguebuster.net

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    1. Hehe..it's yummy! I would share :) kisses

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  9. Thank you soooo much !

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    Coline !

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  10. So sweet! And the box is so big omg :o
    x

    www.be-your-own-hero-now.blogspot.pt

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  11. enjoy your weekend too and all the sweet things you received in your care package. nothing better than cheetos, starburst, jolly ranchers, and red beans...just don't eat them all at once, HA! xo

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  12. OMG that is awesome! I love Kim and may love her more now - what a sweetheart to do this!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  13. great ! some things can really up the spirits ! U are blessed to have great friend !
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  14. I wish there were more people like Kim in this world - the GENUINELY sweet ones, who doesn't just do kind things because they want something back, like more blog readers for example... ;) I already follow Margarita Bloom, and have been thinking about ordering some of her things. But so far I haven't gotten to it. Think I might have to now... :D xoxoxoxo

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  15. Happy Mail! She sounds pretty awesome!

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  16. Oww, that was _so_sweet_ of your friend!!!!
    Hey- would you prefer a bear hat similar to mine, as I also promised you send you something :3 ?
    x, Lara
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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  17. These are all amazing - it must be such a taste of home to get a wonderful care package like this! I'm with you with the Chee-tos - I used to let my hands turn orange as a kid and then lick off all the cheese. That was the best part! :)
    Brown Sugar & Fig is my FAVORITE scent - there are many times where I skip perfume and just use that because it's so wonderful and sensual without being overbearing.
    Love this post and your photographs, darling! Happy weekend, xox

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  18. Aw, your friend is so thoughtful! This is such an amazing care package! I'd love to try the brown sugar and fig scrub =D

    http://sensiblestylista.blogspot.com/

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  19. What an amazing friend :).
    all these food looks so delicious!!

    Love Bo,
    PurePreciousPerfection.blogspot.com

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  20. Such a great friend!
    All the gifts look delicious, but the body lotion ... i can fell its smell here!
    Have a great weekend, love.
    xoxo
    Nina

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  21. Kizzy, I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed everything! It was my pleasure sending it doll. You've truly been a friend and so supportive ever since I started blogging. I can't thank you enough. You're like a sister to me. Your spirit is beautiful both inside and out. I'm very humbled by the kind words you wrote in your post. It really touched my heart. Have a wonderful weekend. ((hug)) I'll be watching Downton Abbey Sunday night! HaHaHa I'm glad the chocolate alligator stayed in tact. HAHAHA

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    1. Ahh...so kind. You're like a sister to me too...always wonderful to visit your blog & actually feel the kindness you give off! The world truly needs more like you!! <3 Oh yes, we loved the alligator, it's so cool :) ((hugs))

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  22. Super blog ! :)
    Jette un coup d'oeil a mon blog, il est nouveau, besoin d'avis
    A bientot :)
    http://roki-blog.blogspot.fr/

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  23. For those us lucky enough to know Kim, we know that she is a total sweetheart and it's no surprise that she put together such a lovely and thoughtful collection of treats for you. It's must've been nice to get a little taste of home again. Have a wonderful weekend Kizzy!

    Rowena @ rolala loves
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  24. oh! so nice to have a friend like kim! lucky you!

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  25. awwww that is really nice for her to do that! its always nice to receive packages from people, all that candy and sweets though has me craving sugar! hahaha I am glad you are well!

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    1. Hahaha...hope you are well too doll, have a gorgeous weekend xx

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  26. Kim is soooo sweet! What an absolutely lovely thing to do. And I'm SO happy you got to try our Aphrodite Lotion...it really is divine and one of our best selling scents. Hmmm, you know we do carry a brown sugar and figs scent very similar to theirs....*wink wink* lol... All those goodies look SO good! I just want to nibble on that pecan pie. :)

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    1. Hehe...I will look out for it *wink wink* Shall give myself a good browse as I like too many of the products & order next month after I save some money after this Christmas splurge ;) xx

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  27. Greta post !! Happy Weekend ! !:)

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  28. WOW! What a fantastic gift box. It's so nice to find a generous soul. You're right there aren't many people like Kim in the world who would think of putting together such a sweet gift box of treasures for a great friend. You are blessed as is she to have found each other!

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    1. It is...she's a darling doll, love her...thank you so much <3

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  29. Oh my god, amazing, amazing, amazing! It must have been so fun to open up your gigantic parcel. I think Kim's blog is great and can't wait to see what you send over to her! Have a great weekend doll xo

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  30. What an incredible package from an incredible friend, how kind of her, the food in here looks so delicious and you must have enjoyed it immensely Doll!

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  31. What a fabulous parcel. I know Kim, and her kind support.
    Isn´t the bloggosphere a wonderful place.
    have a lovely weekend, my dear Kizzy.
    I have a heavy cold, thanks to my husband, who very kindly pass it on to me, ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  32. Lovely pics! That aligator looks absolutely amazing!!! And that gift is great. It is very lovely from her to send it to you! .)

    Kisses, Lucy :)
    stylewithoutlimits.blogspot.cz

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  33. I am a love of the cheetos too- did I leave an "e" off that? And what a wonderful gift box for lovely you. Happy new Year!

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  34. A box filed with everything sweet and lovely...you must have been so happy :).
    Great post love. you have me craving sweets now lol

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  35. It's truly amazing the wonderful friendships you can make in the blogging world. That is such a lovely gesture & I totally agree Kim is a real sweetie!
    x
    Melissah

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  36. Kim is truly one of the sweetest blogger friends I know. She is just so sweet, lovely, positive and oozing with so much niceness in her. She has gotten you so many lovely goodies. You must be delighted!

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  37. Kim is just the best isn't she?! I think it's so lovely of her to send you this care package, there must be so many things you must miss! I bet the Margarita Bloom goodie is just lovely!

    Thanks for your comment, I am living in leggings right now, it's just going to get so cold this week though!

    I hope you have a beautiful weekend too beautiful!
    x.o.x.o

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  38. This is so great. I just love it when bloggers send each other sweet little packages. It is the best idea.

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  39. beautiful post!!:):)Your blog is so lovely! I'm thinking, if you want, we can follow each other! It would be great!!
    http://www.borsadimarypoppins.com/
    xoxo Gloria

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  40. she's such a great and kind person, you're lucky to have her as a friend.

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  41. I LOVE that kim is such a sweet person! You both are amazing and inspirational bloggers! Looks like you got a bunch of sweet treats!

    -nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  42. Gorgeous gift from gorgeous Kim:) I adore her too Kizzy, she is a doll and such a sweetie:) Enjoy your amazing goodies, and have a fab weekend. love the little cheeky hands too ha ha
    Axx

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  43. That was so sweet of Kim! It's truly heartwarming to see bloggers becoming friends. Speaking of which, I so appreciate all your nice comments on my blog and thank you for your recent Twitter follow!
    xo
    Sharon

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  44. Hi, sweet! Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    And I invite you to a new giveaway in my blog!

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  45. lovely pictures and happy new year dear

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  46. Hey I've just descover your blog and I Love it, and I love your style! I'd really like us to stay in touch :)
    Would you like us to follow each other?

    www.ladyparisienne.blogspot.com

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  47. So sweet :)

    I love your blog and univers
    Please come visit my blog
    Kisses ♥
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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  48. Nice pics! xoxo Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  49. Lovely post:-)

    Happy Sunday evening!
    xxx

    http://www.bonnie23blog.blogspot.ru/

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  50. Hello ¡!! Thanks for your follow, now I´m one of your followers and I have a count in facebook, twitter, bloglovin, pinterest, instagram and lookbook, in case you want to keep in touch there too… follow me and I´ll follow you back wherever you want ok!
    Kisses
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  51. that's nice and neat to have things from the US to remind you of home
    When i lived in Germany it was so much fun to get stuff from home once in a while
    She sent you a lot! lucky girl

    Ariane xxx

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  52. Kim is a sweetheart. Her blog has been among my favourites since I started blogging. She encouraged me as I was totally new to the blogosphere and still does. I can imagine how you must have felt mouth-deep in childhood memories. I am so thankful for getting to know the brilliant minds and sweet souls of you two. A big big hug! Coco

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  53. the starburst candies brought back so many sweet childhood memories :')

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