"Gratitude is a twofold love--
love coming to visit us and love running out to 
greet a welcome guest."
(Henry van Dyke)

I've received some lovely surprises in the mail that I wanted to share! 

This first package came from Catherine
I was so lucky to get to meet Catherine during one of her recent trips to Las Vegas.

A beautiful sun catcher.

Such a lovely note about my upcoming move, 
Thank you Catherine! 


Fetzer LOVES "Shnacks"
Thanks Banjo! 

Then, Tracy from 
chose my name for this beautiful moleskin journal that she embellished.
I've kept this in a special place and have started using it.  She also sent me a lovely ATC that I am sorry to say I realized I packed it in a box already with some other handmade cards, gifts, treasures that friends have given me.  I should have taken a photo of it sooner!  
I love it Tracy, thank you.

Jillayne from
made lovely "wishing stars" for her blog friends and embroidered your wish onto your personalized star.
This was before we found out we were moving.  We were waiting for the news to see if my husband got the job in Seattle or not, and I told Jillayne I would like my "wishing star" to say "rain." 

I think my "wishing star" worked! 
Thank you Jillayne. 

I hope you'll visit these ladies if you haven't already.
There is just so much love and inspiration out there in blog land isn't there? 

Thank you to all of you that visit here and share your kind words, friendship, and love. 
I truly appreciate everyone of you! 



Beautiful gifts for a beautiful person! Your cat's expression in that closeup is PRICELESS!
Pamela said…
Oh what wonderful gifts Becca!!!
Such kind women out there in blogland!!
Love this piece that is playing today!!
I will gladly send you this rain as i have had enough already!!!
Pamela xo
Lynn Cohen said…
Sweet gifts, but LOVE that cat's eyes! Nummy.
TexWisGirl said…
that is really sweet! i love the hearts we get to connect to out there in blogland (including yours!)
Very nice gifts! I wonder if I could make a wishing star! I need one! heehee! I'm making bunnies today if you have a chance to 'hop' over! ♥
Holly Loves Art said…
Such sweet gifts for a sweet girl! Just loved seeing the pretty and happy pictures of your fur baby kitty.

LOVE your gorgeous hair in your profile picture by the way.

Hope you're having a marvelous Wednesday.

Anonymous said…
How sweet! Blogland is the best! xox Corrine
Catherine said…
Goodness! Just like Christmas over here! I love that last photo of Fetzer - such beautiful eyes! Enjoy all your treasures Becca! Blogland - it is a beautiful place! :)
xo Catherine
Lisa Gordon said…
What sweet surprises Becca, and I just LOVE that journal. Truly so beautiful.
Sandies' Patch said…
Lucky lady haveing such lovely gifts!
But, I'm more taken with your gorgeous cat...what a lovely face and those eyes!

Good luck in your new Home too!

Sandie xx
Evelyn S. said…
True friends...even if they are miles away and online. ;-)
RURAL said…
Oh Becca, I didn't know that you had a cat. And such a beauty too!!

What lovely gifts you have received.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams
Such sweet and thoughtful gifts, Becca! Blogging friends are just so nice!
I had to come look at Fetzer again. He's is the CUTEST!!! LOL!
Plus I love your music.
Unknown said…
Such pretty happy mail you received, and I just love the photos of your kitties..

Hugs, Linda
Tracy said…
Such pretty, sweet mail, is the best, isn't it?! ;o) I'm so glad you are enjoying the journal, Becca. And what fun--wild west party mix for cats! haha... Happy Days, my friend. Thanks for you visit, and your kind thoughts shared. ((HUGS))
How wonderful to receive such lovely gifts from everyone. The wishing star is a really sweet gesture. Hope you are having a wonderful day. Tammy
Gillian Olson said…
Wow, so many great things today, I don't know where to start!
Love the quote on gratitude, and that sun catcher but the cat pictures are sooooo cute. Thanks for the smile.
Judy S. said…
You're one lucky gal, Becca! Boy, is it ever rainy today! We left 77 degrees in Chicago and came home to a downpour....still going today with some hail mixed in. I hope spring hurries up and gets here....
Katy Noelle said…
I love the quote at the beginning of this post. I love receiving as much as giving - mostly because, at this point, I only 'receive' when someone is thinking of me and showing me love and vice-versa. It's such a two way street! =]

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