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Look what arrived!!

The package


It’s my Easter Secret Sister package!!  It came from the Hawaii Planner.

A look inside.  I see something that was on my list!! 🙂



The goodies!!

The Goods


Inside I was treated to a beautiful card, not one but 2 Leslie Sansone workout DVDs, gorgeous wool in blue tones that I love and not 1, not 2 but 3 different kinds of chocolate bars. 🙂  Score!!!

Not to take away from the other cool stuff I received but I have an organic milk chocolate truffle bar, a dark chocolate toffee with walnuts and pecans bar and a dark chocolate coconut caramel bar.  My head is spinning.  I don’t know which one to try first, they all sound fantastic.

Thank goodness I have the workout DVDs to offset these wonderful treats. 😉

Thank you so much my Secret Sister, you really made my Friday.


Before I forget.  Do you remember this?

Ready to go


Well presto change-o.  This is what was beneath the wrapping.


Easter Secret Sister Update

I got my package all put together yesterday and off to its final destination.

Wanna peak?

Ready to go

Doesn’t it look like I’m sending a roll of toilet paper?  LOL

One more?

Packed up

All packed up.

The package should be delivered today so I will post the reveal over the weekend.


Easter Secret Sister Swap

easter-bunny (Source)

I packed up what I put together for my secret sister and brought it in to work today to ship.

I thought I was ready to go, but I remembered that I wanted to include one last thing.  On my way home tonight I will stop and pick up the last item.

I will package it up and bring it back to work to mail.  Pictures to come.

Can’t wait for it to be delivered.  I hope she likes it.

On to March

I did not make any February goals and when I look at my budget it shows.  My savings barely moved. 😦  My debt also went down but not by any great leap.

I guess if there’s a good month to “screw up” the shortest one is the best one!! 🙂

Time to get my head in the game.

March goals

  1. Carla is having an Easter Secret Sister Swap.  You know I had to join that, it was so much fun last time.  I need to finish putting my package together.
  2. Stick to the budget (this is a given but since I didn’t write it in stone last month, madness ensued.)
  3. Continue to work out at least 3 times a week
  4. Research new living room furniture. I bought new curtains yesterday and they let in so much light I can now see just how awful my couch really is. LOL
  5. Move my bookshelf
  6. Start and finish my Steelers scarf
  7. Read 4 books
  8. Finish my vision board

I think that should be enough for March.

Secret Sister Stuff

Alright, I got the news I was waiting for.

The package was delivered!!!  I hope she likes it.  Not entirely impressed that it was left at the front door, but too late to lament that now.

The “she” in question is Toni from Birdie Something.

So clearly I was not really paying attention to the rules behind the Secret Sister Swap as I did not realize that we were paired up.  So cool to find out after the fact though.

Anyhoo …

This is what I brought home.

Ok, it’s the back side of my package but you get the idea.

These were inside.

Inside the boxes.

Inside the yellow one was presents for Princess & Diva.

Inside the black one was treats for me.

Here’s what the stash looked like out of the boxes.

And here’s what it looked like when everything was unwrapped.

All in all, Toni outdid herself.  I feel very blessed and a bit overwhelmed.

What you see in the picture is:

  1. Tetley infusions liquid iced tea mix in red tea with strawberry & raspberry.  I have never seen these although this could be because I don’t tend to go down that aisle in the supermarket.  It looks delicious and has real sugar in it.  I am very excited to try it out.
  2. Lipton Blackberry Vanilla Infusion.  A favourite of Toni’s.  I think I have seen other flavours but not this one as I would have snapped it up in a heartbeat.  Vanilla anything is a go in my book.
  3. 2 packages of Cadbury’s buttons.  These were for my girls.  Both packages were opened and sampled.  Yum! Somehow I think I will only get the 2 that I got today.  No more for me. 😦
  4. A notebook that Toni personalized herself.  Very pretty.  I don’t recall telling her that I was a notebook/journal lover and to have her put her own special touches on it was perfect.
  5. A book entitled “What would Jane do?”  In it are questions about what famous women would do and funny answers.  I love it.
  6. The package with the pink ribbon is recipe cards with a heart-shaped cookie cutter.  It looks so pretty I don’t want to open it but curiosity will get the better of me.
  7. The Time Traveler’s Wife movie.  This has been on my list of movies to see for a very long time.
  8. 3 different types of Nature bars.  These too have been on my list of things to try.  I have seen them at Costco but didn’t want to risk buying a big box of them if I didn’t like them.  Now I don’t have to. 🙂
  9. Brookside Dark chocolate acai blueberry.  These were brought into my office a while back but by the time I got around to getting to the bag it was empty. 😦  I opened this bad boy tonight.  OMG!!  These are my new crack.  Holy moly good.  I am in trouble.

Toni did a fantastic job with this package.  I only hope that she is as happy with her package as I am with mine.

Thank you Carla for doing this.  It was a lot of fun.  I would so do this again.

I am a 5 year old child

My sister just sent me a text letting me know that a package came for me … from Thunder Bay.

OMG, I am super giddy with excitement.

I have been tracking the secret sister package I sent like a crazy lunatic.

It is in Thunder Bay and I am holding my breath waiting for its status to be updated to DELIVERED!!!

I can hardly wait for 5 pm so I can run out of work and see what is waiting for me.

I don’t get out much, can you tell?

Secret Sister Update

Last night I spent a minute getting my ducks in a row, so without further adieu …

Voilà, my secret sister gift.


Pretty huh?

Today it goes on its way to its rightful owner.

Any guesses as to what is behind the wrapping?

Secret Sister Swap

I swear I blogged about this already but it might have been in a dream.

Carla decided to do another Secret Sister Swap.  I missed out on the last one.

Well …

I chose not to participate and after it was all done and I saw how much fun it looked like I was determined not to miss out again.

I was going to cheat a bit and get a basket that was already made, but it didn’t feel right.  Don’t get me wrong, the basket I bought is nice but it lacked my input.  And I am ALWAYS willing to put in my 2 6 8 cents!! 😉

So the basket remains on my kitchen table for now.  I am going to go looking at lunch today so see if anything calls my name.

There was one specific thing my secret sister asked for and I am going to do my best to make sure that it is included in the package.

My deadline is Monday to get the gift on its journey.

I will put up pictures once I know she has received the package.