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Thursday, February 7, 2013

You've Got Royal Mail

Kizzy, from The Dainty Dolls House in Scotland, sent me a parcel a couple of weeks ago. It was filled to the brim, with all kinds of spectacular goodies. When I saw the Queen of England on the postage stamp, I nearly fainted. HaHaHa I even sniffed the box! Ahhhh, the scent of Europe. HaHaHa I love Europe. Nearly every blog post I wrote last year was about that country. I wrote so much about London, companies from there had me write sponsored posts to feature on my blog, because I had more European readers than American ones at the time. It was truly amazing! Stop by Kizzy's blog and introduce yourself. Her blog posts consists of positive thoughts, uplifting words, spectacular pictures, international humanitarian efforts, fabulous history, thought provoking messages and unbelievable fashion. I love reading it. We've been blog buddies for over two years now, we call each other sisters and if I had to describe Kizzy in one word, it would be...ANGEL. She's truly a gift from GOD. If you would like to see what I gave her & her family, CLICK HERE.

A Beautiful Note & European Money
I literally started crying. How beautiful was her note! A number of bloggers have mentioned that their blog friends show more concern and treat them better than their "real" friends. I truly want to say, that the bloggers I've encountered while blogging have given more to me and treated me better than people I've known & done for over the years. It's sad, but it's the truth! So Kizzy, thank you for being a genuine friend. Those coins are my good luck coins. Even if I went to Europe, I wouldn't spend them. They are truly precious to me.  

Confectionery Treats
I knew Kizzy was going to send something sweet! She sent me Cadbury and Buchanan's! Cadbury is a British Confectionery Company. We have some of their sweet treats here in the States, but the Cadbury bars Kizzy sent were really gooooood. HaHaHa You know how something originated in a certain place, but there's nothing like the original. Well that must be the case for Cadbury! European chocolate taste different from ours in the States. It's not as sugary (sweet) and has a real cocoa taste. Kizzy, my mom and I LOVE Buchanan's! Their chocolate and fruit candy are amazing! One piece totally satisfies your sweet tooth. My mom has already put in a request for more later this year. HaHaHa Kizzy, next time I'll send you & your family a WHOLE sweet potato pie. HaHaHa

Marks & Spencer Ltd Routemaster Double Decker Bus Cookie Tin
I'm keeping this tin FOREVER! Not only does it feature the popular Routemaster double decker bus, but I couldn't get over the characters displayed on the bus. How awesome! They had Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, King Henry VIII, London police, English bulldog and so many others on it. HaHaHa This tin was filled with 3 layers of cookies: Belgian Chocolate Shortbread, Shortbread Rounds, and Double Chocolate Chip. Sorry, no pics of the cookies, because ME ate them! HaHaHa Kizzy I loved this tin! It's so beautiful. Thanks girl!

The 2012 London Olympics
I watched nearly every minute of the 2012 London Olympics last year. I took it all in and loved it. Kizzy didn't forget. She sent me this awesome 2012 London Olympic Tin that included Team Britain Tattoos and an awesome Olympic keychain with London charms. The charms included the popular red phone booths, double decker buses, tube and olympic logo.

Be-YOU-tiful Things
Hello! Hello! Kizzy sent me Hello Kitty nail polish. How fabulous are those colors! She also gave me Figs & Rouge Coco Vanilla lip, face, hand & body balm, tartan socks & cupcake footies, House for an Art Lover pins, and the prettiest flower necklace from McNeils Jewellers.

Marvelous Poems, Postcards, & Literature
Let me tell you, Kizzy knows her history! I personally enjoy understanding how things began (places & people). Everything has a history! Understanding the beginning of ANYthing or ANYone, will help you understand what's going on with that particular something/someone TODAY. Kizzy, thank you for the awesome literature. I'm enjoying all the books and I love the little notes you wrote between the various pages ;) Thank you for sending the local Telegraph! It was so awesome to read the articles and advertisements. So Kizzy, as you can see, I enjoyed EVERYTHING! You are truly AWESOME!


Jessica said...

so sweet cute card!

Nerissa Sayson said...

Cute photos and stuffs :)'

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Unknown said...

Wow! That's such a sweet and thoughtfull packed parcel. I love every piece of it..

xoxo, Nina

Flora Fascinata said...

Love the care package, how incredibly thoughtful and what effort! Phew! You are both fabulous! I enjoy Ms Dainty's blog so much, and your too, sweet Kim. When I read it I hear you laughing when you write your hahahas! X

Carole Poirot said...

That's an amazing parcel to receive! Only Kizzy can come up with all these thoughtful items and make it fun at the same time. :-) xo

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

This is so incredibly sweet, Kim! xxx

Unknown said...

Aw Kim I'm so moved by this - your swap was incredibly sweet and loving xo

Anne said...

What fabulous goodies you got kim and I can personally vouch for that chocolate...I eat far too much of it:) What an amazing buddy you have made there!!

little luxury list said...

Aww what a fun package! I love how it has everything from sweets to Olympics gear and makeup!

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little luxury list said...

Aww and both you and Kizzy are the sweetest people!

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Cee said...

What an absolutely wonderful and completely thoughtful package! It's true what you say about bloggers, maybe it's the strong connections we create through a desire to share ourselves and our passions, but most of the people I've met through my blog have become stronger, closer friends with more generosity of spirithan people I've known for years! I hope you enjoyed every bit of those Cadbury bars... We have a lot of Cadbury in Canada and it's the best; we can only get a few varieties in France and it just isn't quite as good!

Jesika said...

WOW, this really is major! With each next photo I was like "More things .. and more things .. and more ??" :D That´s really sweet :))
By the way - it´s funny, I´m in Europe and most of my readers come from the USA :D


The Dainty Dolls House said...

Precious, super precious! I don't even know what to say, I'm just happy you enjoyed it all! I honestly had so much fun putting it all together :)) And it was a pleasure. The Buchanan sweets are marvellous, will get you some more, I eat their chocolate mints all the time, love them!! I love me some shortbread too, no doubt you ate them all, haha! It's so nice & I never liked it when I lived in America, so it's true that you have to taste the real thing sometimes. The chocolates here are made with cream instead of just sugar like America which makes it taste so much nicer, am pleased you enjoyed it. The Buchanan's candies are just made in the town next to me, you can always smell the sweets in the summer when the sun is blazing, it's really nice. You're a wonderful friend & deserve all of it & then some!! Great people who expect nothing in return are rare these days, so we must treasure them while we can :)) And you are definitely that!! Love you doll <3

Style Journey said...

Wow Kim! This is so sweet and awesome. She hooked you up with some super fun goodies! Now hopefully you can go to Europe soon and visit :)

Coco said...

Kizzy is an angel indeed, you are two great women and I'm happy to be in contact with you every day. She sent you an awful lot of goodies! In England they have the most scrumptious chocolate candies! I remember she got an awesome box from you as well :-) Love dear!

Jenee C. said...

What a sweetheart! I love how thoughtful her package was, she even included a few papers! I would never have thought to send those yet it makes so much sense. Isn't it so great how bloggers can become such good friends. Would love to have a coffee with you one day Kim.

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mispapelicos said...

Coming from Kizzy, a true parcel made in heaven.

TheTinyHeart said...

How sweet of Kizzy to send you such a wonderful package of goodies! I agree that blog friends are the best! My mom's good friend now lives in England and every time she visits, she brings me Cadbury chocolates too :)

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two birds said...

what a great gift to receive! she sounds like a truly amazing person and friend!! thanks for sharing! i love the cookie tin!

Katherine said...

I'm so jealous of the helo kitty nail polish and all the yummy chocolate! my sis used to live in England and I got addicted to a few treats I still try and find to this day!

Tales of Whimsy said...

OMG what fun. I love trying foreign goodies.

Sara said...

So completely awesome!! I would have sniffed the package too!! Hahaha :) What a cool idea, lots of yummy treats!

Barbara von Enger said...

Kizzy is so lovely and she has the biggest heart, too. Such a kind warm gesture. xx

Unknown said...

Omg i LOVE figs & rouge. <3

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

this is so cute and sweet!!

Sam said...

Aww this is the loveliest and sweetest gesture, she has spoilt you with the most wonderful gifts from over the pond! Thank you kindly for your visit..Hope you have a wonderful Friday doll!

Unknown said...

Awe that note is SO sweet. I definitely have found blogger friends to be more caring and sympathetic. I think it's cause we are all like-minded maybe? :)

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The Dragonfruit said...

Ah, the smell of Europe! Haha, I'm jealous! ;)
Aw, that is so amazing that you've connected with her overseas. Love the note she sent too - you are a special woman Kim :)

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welldressedmaker said...

what a darling she is! you totally got spoiled! And I am wondering if their Cadbury still tastes different from the ones here in the States. Fruit and Nut is my favorite one ever, and I can't eat the ones I find here in the US because the chocolate is all wrong! :(
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MOSAMUSE said...

aawww thats super sweet!!

Mica said...

Aww what beautiful gifts! You are lucky to have such a sweet friend Kim- and for her to send you so many sweet treats, haha! :)

anyaadores said...

AHHH lovely gifts from one lovely lady to another:)
How precious to receive such a gift from a great bloggy friend:-)
Happy weekend sweets,

Irene said...

What a lovely surprise Kim! You're really lucky for receiving so many wonderful treats and having such great blogging friends, but you really deserve it 'cos you're so sweet and caring. I'm also happy I've met you via our blogs :D

Enjoy all these delicious chocolates and interesting reads. And have a great weekend!

xo Irene

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This is one super sweet care package! Kizzy is a genuine sweetheart and such a lovely soul and so are you so it's no surprise you two are such great friends :)

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This is incredibly sweet. I remember when I first came upon your blog I thought you were from Europe since you posted so many things from there, haha! What a nice parcel! xxoo

A BRIT GREEK said...

Kizzy is one special blog buddy, and it was so sweet of her to send you these things!
Knowing that you have a sweet tooth, i'd send you some macarons... but don't think they'd get to you in one piece/fresh!!!
Enjoy the M&S biccies, those are some of my faves!


Vanessa said...

That is just so sweet, what a lovely package to receive in the post! :-)

Vanessa x

lesapeamusings.blogspot said...

Kizzy is awesome. All the stuff looks wonderful Kim>

Lisa x

oomph. said...

all the treats look delish (bubble choco?! yum!), but i love that she sent the paper. i agree, blog friends are special...not sure what it is, maybe because we meet on supportive, non-judgemental terms...

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