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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Special Delivery

When you saw "Special Delivery", did you think I was talking about the new Royal Baby? Well, you're partially right. But first, I want to show you the lovely contents of a parcel I received several weeks ago from Jo of Jo's Jumbled Jardiniere Blog! I came across Jo's blog when I first started blogging and what's so touching about her blog, is her personal account of her life, travels and time spent with friends & family. Jo's blogging style, reminds me of how blogging started off. It's about writing. It's about reading. It's about documenting. She's very detailed, both in her writing & pictures, and when you read her posts you feel as if you're there! She's not concerned about having a vast number of followers. She's not concerned about sponsored posts. She comments when she can, and when she does it's very heartfelt. When I received her parcel, I was very touched. She hand wrote a 7 page letter to me. She also explained each gift. Everything has meaning. I'm still blown away! When was the last time, you received a hand written note? You just don't find that level of CARE anymore. Below are the gifts she sent me. Thank You So Much Jo! You're a true friend.

Heartfelt Handwrtten Letter, Thank YOU for Being A Friend, You Are Beautiful Magnet

Jo, thank you so much for your kind words. I really enjoy connecting with others via blogging. I've made some awesome friendships because of it and I learn so much every time I read someone's blog. I've always enjoyed having a personal connection with my readers and I never plan on changing that aspect. I enjoy putting blog posts together. I love expressing my creativity through them. It's definitely a hobby that I'm proud of, along with helping others decide on products and saving people money. I love the magnet! It puts a BIG SMILE on my face, every time I look at it :)

 Etude House Nail Polish

This nail polish is so beautiful! I've never tried Etude House nail lacquer! The lace decals that come with it are are precious. I can't wait to give them a try. Thank You!

Etude House Eyelashes

Do you know, I've never tried false eye lashes before? I just recently started watching YouTube beauty vlogger videos and thought I would give them a try this year. The quality of lashes have come along way. I've always tried to remain "natural" (especially as a contact lens wearer), but lashes really do enhance the eyes. So I will definitely give these a try :) Thank you for sending them to me.

Traveling Sticky Memo Notes

I'm so glad you liked my Elvis Presley posts (while visiting Memphis, Tennessee). The whole experience was very enlightening. I definitely want to travel more. I've been to Nevada, Florida, Texas, Washington, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, and Virginia. There's so much more to see! Currently I'm remodeling my home, so trips have been placed on the back burner. But in a couple of years, I plan on resuming :) These sticky notes are just too cute! I can't wait to use them. I love the suitcase and overall travel theme of each sticker. They will be a joy to use!

Sasa Party Queen Makeup Palette

I've heard so many great things about Sasa! I shopped online and they have a vast assortment of all kinds of Asian beauty treats. As you know, I love trying Asian brands (and really International brands in general). The colors in this palette are beautiful. They will be perfect for Spring & Summer.

Alice In Wonderland, Chanel & Mockingjay Inspired Charm Bracelet

Three things I love! I was so touched that you thought of this and had it made. You don't know this, but I've always loved charm bracelets. Every charm, usually has a meaning to the wearer. It's personal. That's why one displays so much joy while wearing one. I LOVE any and everything Alice In Wonderland. It represents to me imagination, dreams, creativity, a journey, helping others, evolving, changing and SO MANY other beautiful things. That's why I love the story so. I've always been a fan of Chanel (especially vintage Chanel...I have a love/hate with Karl Lagerfeld hahaha), so to have her classic perfume bottle displayed is a joy. I'm so glad you included the mockingjay on my charm bracelet. It reminds me to constantly spread my wings, explore and fly! I love the Hunger Games and this is a wonderful representation.

Anna Sui Mirror

I purchased my first Anna Sui cosmetics this past Christmas. I saw her mirrors and wondered about them. This is so cute! I love the intricate details on the mirror, and now when I need a close up up my face I have this to look into. Very nice. Thank you! 

Fleurfaerie Necklace

The clothes and accessories on your website Fleurfaerie are so beautiful Jo. Thank you for this beautiful statement necklace. I'm going to pair it with a black dress. It's very striking and I can't wait to wear it. Plus, we wear a lot of black & gold here in New Orleans! That's our football team's colors! Thank you!

Thanks so much for everything Jo! I want to put a package together for you! 

Don't worry, I'm a procrastinator too! HaHaHa But I never forget! Will have one for you!

The Royal Baby is a Princess!

I was one of the ones waiting in anticipation to hear what Kate and William were having! I was so happy they had a girl. I do think they'll have a third child! I hosted a Too Faced Sugar Pop Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway on Instagram. I simply asked readers to express whether Kate would have a girl or boy. It was fun! So the winner is Angela L! Congratulations and I thank everyone that participated! My next giveaway will require being a follower on Twitter. Join me on all social media. You never know when I'll pop up and do a giveaway! Here are some random funnies. Have a great Sunday.



Mica said...

That is such a beautiful and thoughtful parcel Kim! :) I know what you mean about handwritten notes too - every time I send my bestie something I always try scribble a little note too, and I save everything she writes too me, it's just a personal touch, even if I text her as soon as I've sent the parcel on it's way haha! :)

So much excitement over the royal baby - I don't really get it but I never really got it last time around either. I will say it's good to have a good news story though, isn't it? :) So it's wonderful in that respect.

Away From The Blue

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Such a warm post, Kim! The parcel is wonderful and put together with so much love and thought. And yes, now we have a beautiful little princess to think of. Must admit, I wasn't really following the whole pregnancy/birth thing this time, but it was nice to see the photos yesterday (and I love that announcement by British Airways! :) )

Have a lovely Sunday!

Jackie Harrison said...

Is special when someone take time to write a letter and it comes from the heart very sweet to get a parcel like that. I get letters and I enjoy reading one from London came with a candle, one from Canada came with a gold necklace and one from India came with the lip clips that match my blog I was more excited about the letters reading and learning about the person and how they take the time to think of you. Great post and hurray the princess have a little who could carry her throne.

Emmylou said...

I agree with the comments above, Kim. What a lovely and thoughtful parcel. It's amazing how blogging can truly bring people from all over the world. I can honestly say that the people I've met through blogging know more about me than people sad, but yeah....:P
Anyhoo, how super awesome that the Duke and Duchess had a baby girl! So so happy for them:) I love that meme you posted with little George...heehee

The Dainty Dolls House said...

This is really wonderful and it is a blessing when someone takes the time to put these together for a friend. I love each part she sent, that is super. The new baby is precious and no doubt, she will grow and be just as cute as her brother. I look forward to knowing her name now :)) Happy Sunday doll xx

daisyperson said...

Such an awesome package you received! Can't wait to find out what the name will be of the royal baby!

Gabrielle said...

What a lovely gift package to have received from her! I just love the friendships made through blogging, it's really special to both see and be a part of. On a different note, I'm so, so pleased that she gave birth to a baby girl, it's just adorable! George is so adorable with his chubby cheeks that I can only imagine how sweet the princess will be :)

Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Special delivery indeed. This was very sweet of Jo and it's obvious she put alot of thought and care into each item that she picked for you Kim. And wow on the 7 page letter :) I bet the charm bracelet and necklace look so pretty on you! Yes it's so wonderful that the William and Kate were blessed with a baby girl. Looking forward to finding out her name and she will definitely be a very well dressed tot ^_^

Rowena @ rolala loves

crafty-zone said...

WOW, you received amazing gift from Jo, she is great friend :) I really like this beautiful and striking necklace, looks amazing! :)

Jo said...

My dear beautiful Kim,

I swear I spent lots of time reading this post.

While the little notes explain the meaning of each item FROM ME, conversely your words and elaboration made me feel as if I've gone into your mind to really understand the significance each item held FOR YOU. It's a 2-way thing and I'm really very touched by your words. There are certainly some things I knew you like, Alice in Wonderland is one dead give-away; whoever reads your blog would definitely know this. It is a favourite for the both of us. And there are some which I was surprised. An eg would be the meaning you held for the mocking jay and that black and gold are the colours for New Orleans football team. It made me smile to read all these. I'm so happy to hear that you like what I've put together. And I know I've said this before and I would still seal it in memory on this post. How I wished I had a bigger box to include all my favourite Asian snacks for you. I know you would love those.

Prince William and Kate Middleton is one of my favourite couples. I still like to call her Kate coz she's down to earth just like that. She is so very beautiful inside and out and how I love her hair! I'm so happy that they've got a boy and a girl now. That to me is my ideal family though of coz the gender doesn't matter and what matters is that mother and child are healthy.

Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

Chic Delights said...

Wow, Jo is so kind and generous. Her fits are magnificent but most of all her 7 pages letter is just fantastic! You are lucky to have her as your friend.

I'm thrilled with the birth of a new Princess for William and Kate. Truly wonderful news this weekend!

Fashionable Rose said...

It is so nice to meet good people like Jo through blogging!!

sometimes people just comment to mostly promote their blog, but i do believe that a real friendship can happen through blogging!!

so sweet!

ps. i loved all the things she sent!! so nice of her x


Simoni xx

ania said...

such a nice parcel!
Lovely pictures!

Stanislava E. said...

Jo is amazing! I've connected with her some time ago, we are friend on Facebook as well and I always enjoy seeing her nice comments either on my blog, or on my FB account. She is so kind and this is a wonderful gesture of her to send you this lovely package! Hey, Jo, you are amazing (if you are reading this)! Well done, girls!


Ivana Split said...

Jo is a sweetheart, I love her blog too! so lovely she send this to you...and that hand written message really makes a difference.

The last hand message I got was a few days ago, a card my husband gave me for my birthday. The message is not very long but it means a lot to me and it made me happier than any present would have had.

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a wonderful surprise to receive in the mail. Handwritten letters are incredibly special today since they are so rare! Alice in Wonderful is one of my favorite tales too. I was sad when the Once Upon A Time in Wonderland was cancelled. The show was silly, but I still loved it! I am a bit excited to see all the clothes the new baby princess will be wearing. :)

Unknown said...

Handwritten notes are extremely rare in this age of technology/smart phones. It's a really sweet parcel!

Tina Bradley said...

What a wonderful care package to receive! I know Jo's blog--it's a fave of mine, too! T.

Connie Bea said...

That is such a beautiful care package! I absolutely love receiving items from around the world. Those lashes look absolutely stunning!

Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

Sabrina said...

This is so sweet! Mail is too often forgotten, so we miss out on personal touches like this. It really made me smile to see all the care that went into this!


P.S. Enter to win a teeth whitening kit in my giveaway!

Unknown said...

Kim this package looks so nice!! How thoughtful and i love everything she sent you! I also love getting hand written notes, and I love writing them too! I'm a person who saves every card and note that I've never gotten, they mean a lot to me!! I'm glad you are enjoying everything she sent you!! Be expecting a package from me sometime soon too ;)

Unknown said...

The thoughtfulness of this package is truly incredible and your description of her blog makes is sound like one I would definitely want to read. I will be hopping over there after this comment. I also want to say thank you again for the Too Faced Sugar Pop Palette. It looks so sweet and colorful! I found out Kate had a girl Saturday morning and was so excited to be in the running and also because Saturday was a belated celebration of my birthday on 4/28. My husband took me to a fancy English-style tea room where I had my first "afternoon tea" with all the little sandwiches and treats. It was absolutely wonderful and I look forward to returning. Getting chosen for the palette was just the best addition to an already great week/weekend. Thank you ×1000!

Unknown said...

Relly This is So wonderful post and this is surprise & Special for us......Awsome your Blog...

anyaadores said...

What a lovely parcel Kim, what an amazing friend you have:) And that little baby girl - gorgeous xox
Have a fab day,

anyaadores said...

What a lovely parcel Kim, what an amazing friend you have:) And that little baby girl - gorgeous xox
Have a fab day,

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nerline said...

I cannot believe I had to learn from you that Kate had a baby girl! *covers face* shame on me. Pretty soon I won't even recognize Beyoncé's baby girl:-) what's her name again? That's what I get from staying away from TV! Anywho, I visited Jo's blog, and I must agree with you, she is a sweetheart. And you, my friend, have a gift! The way you connect with people is incredible. I love your presents, Kim! And I'm jealous with a capital J😀. Happy new week love!

little luxury list said...

What a fun package! It is so sweet that you have made such great connections to other bloggers. Jo sent such adorable things. The Etude nail polish looks great and I love the charms! Oh and vintage Chanel is a love of mine too! Slowly, i'm building a little collection of my favorites...

little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

SprinklesofStyle said...

This is such a lovely and well written post and I love how you've also shared about another blogger - that's rare to see but so nice to do!! :)

Love the inspiration and how you've combined the royal baby with this post - loving your blog Kim! Keep up the great work! :)

Layla xx

SprinklesofStyle said...

This is such a lovely and well written post and I love how you've also shared about another blogger - that's rare to see but so nice to do!! :)

Love the inspiration and how you've combined the royal baby with this post - loving your blog Kim! Keep up the great work! :)

Layla xx

SprinklesofStyle said...

This is such a lovely and well written post and I love how you've also shared about another blogger - that's rare to see but so nice to do!! :)

Love the inspiration and how you've combined the royal baby with this post - loving your blog Kim! Keep up the great work! :)

Layla xx

SprinklesofStyle said...

This is such a lovely and well written post and I love how you've also shared about another blogger - that's rare to see but so nice to do!! :)

Love the inspiration and how you've combined the royal baby with this post - loving your blog Kim! Keep up the great work! :)

Layla xx

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Unknown said...

You got a ton of great new goodies! I am so excited about the royal baby, too!!

MaysaAndSunshine said...

It doesn't surprised me for the fact that you have always received thoughtful packages from people around the world. You are loved, Kim. Everyone love and admire your thoughtfulness, kindness and sincerity. Jo is a wonderful person and her blog has always been a great read.

Shireen L. Platt said...

Ohhh, that is soooo sweet of Jo! And I agree with everything you say about her and her blog, Kim. She is as genuine as they come and her blog is the real deal. It's all about writing, pictures and beautiful memories. I love everything that she sent you and she's a really lovely friend.

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Shannon Rice said...

Wow! What a great gift to receive and I love the fact that she wrote you a 7 page letter describing the meaning of each gift. I imagine it makes everything that much better! I will definitely be heading over to Jo's blog today!

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Lorena said...

How very thoughtful of her ! Its so nice of her to take time and put this together for you :) Enjoy !!

Coco said...

Jo is such a sweetheart!! You can tell she's chosen everything with special care and affection. And the seven page letter in that cute handwriting, so lovely! I'm especially mesmerised by the bracelet and the charms she chose. An authentic blogger and a true friend. And so are you, that's why you are loved so much!! Baci,
Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

Unknown said...

Hope you had a lovely weekend. Personally I was so behind the times... somehow I did not know another royal baby was on the way. Totally embarrassing! Hahahahaha, I've never been accused of keeping up with the news, that's for sure. I think you're going to love false eyelashes. They are a pain when you first try them, but once you're in the swing of it there is nothing more fun! It's the perfect added oomph to a night out.

Jane @ said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift from your friend. It's true that that level of care and thoughtfulness is so rare these days. That stationary is so cute!
The royal baby princess is adorable!

Seersucker Sass said...

Oh my goodness! What a sweet gift! You are one blessed lady, Kim! Hope you're having an amazing Monday, and I can't wait to read reviews about the products you received :)

XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

Jo said...

Kim, this is so fabulous! Jo is wonderful and the fact that she hand written you a letter. I'm so jealous. I haven't receive a real letter in a loooong time. I can tell she is very considerate. Congrats to knowing another awesome blogger friend!

And I love Kate's daughter and the name too! I'm still wondering how in the world does she look like that after labour?! Such an beautiful woman! Also, I can't believe you never tried falsies, I bet you have long lashes. Hope all is well! Keep in touch.

xo Jo

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Few nice things, I liked the mirror, I have not ever used false eyelashes should try one days!

Tania Franco said...

Jo is such a thoughtful friend. I will surely give her blog a visit. I started blogging inspired by reading blogs like the one you described. Love following along a person's life story. Thanks for sharing!


oomph. said...

excellent a wearer of false lashes, i'm loving these etude lashes. i love writing and receiving hand written letters. i currently have a few pen pals.

Diva Desle said...

These gifts are too sweet. Yay, for Etude House polishes ;-) The royal baby girl is too beautiful for words. I just love the name they gave her. xoxo

Pilar said...

What a lovely post Kim! That was so thoughtful of your friend to send you this package and a handwritten note!

Unknown said...

So glad I found you and this post in particular world has changed in good and bad ways. I am glad you were able to find a someone that is still an authentic blogger. I'm going to check out Jo now!

a.m. said...

What a wonderful package! That Anna Sui mirror is beautiful. I'm looking forward to your review on the Party Queen Makeup Palette too. If it's good, I'll have to scoop one up for myself!

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