Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stick Close to Me - I'm Lucky!!

Well, I'm one lucky duck!  Yesterday an unexpected package arrived in the mail from my wonderfully talented Bead Soup partner, Becky Pancake ( I love her name--makes me think of the smiley pancakes I use to make for the kids.  I'm sure she always has a smile on her face!)  What a surprise! Last month she was having a giveaway of a beautiful sea glass necklace to celebrate the 1st Birthday of her blog.  I won!! Woohoo!  Yep, that's it in the photo below.  She designed the necklace and some other lovely jewelry for - you can see them on her blog.

I've been playing with my yummy bead soup she sent but I can't show you until the big reveal day--that will be April 6th for us.  Be sure a check back then for our cooked soups.  There are so many participants this year, Lori has broken up the party to 3 reveal days:  1st is on March 30th, 2nd on April 6th and 3rd on April 13.  Visit as many of the blogs as you can.  There will be wonderful eye candy!! On each reveal day, I'll post the list of blogs for that day's Blog Hop Parties.

Curious about the other things in the photo?  So was Rocky Balboa, my Siamese Fighting Fish (he's really a friendly guy and not a fighter!) . . . .

On the computer scene is some great muscle and joint cream my friend Dana James whipped up and was giving away a one ounce jar to a lucky follower... ME!!!  I won yet another prize!!  In addition to fabulous jewelry skills (go here for Dana's Jewelry website) she has become interested in doTERRA essential oils and their numerous health benefits and uses in other areas of our everyday healthful living.  Check out her Essential Oils blog HERE to learn more.  She has some great recipes for all kinds of things you'd never think of in addition to information and recipes in using oils for improving our overall health.  Monday's recipe was for homemade laundry detergent!  A couple weeks ago was one for natural fabric softener dry balls I can't wait to try.

And the little green card??  It says 'dough' and it's a $20 gift card from Whole Foods!! While I was there yesterday picking up some of my much needed gluten free products ('dough' > gluten free flours  hahaha, they didn't even get the humor in that!) I have to admit I was a little bit cranky having to pay the extra prices for gluten free.  But when we when we were checking out, our new cashier trainee asked if we would like to donate to their Whole Planet Foundation.  They do good things so why not?  She was so excited that we said 'yes' and asked 'How much would you like to give?'  Hubby and I looked at each other and both said 'how 'bout $5?'.  'Oh--clap, clap--with a $5 donation you get to spin our Wheel of Fun!'...she was very enthusiastic :) (or maybe not many people were donating yesterday and she was happy to get a taker giver)  So I took a spin on the Wheel of Fun!  It was like a miniature Wheel of Fortune made out of plywood and cardboard. I won 20 Bucks!!!  Doesn't really seem like you should make money off giving a donation but hey, I'll take it!  Took the sting out of those high gf prices....and we'll most likely be donating again so it all works out, right?  Be sure to donate to Whole Planet Foundation next time you are in Whole Foods and maybe you'll win a free reusable shopping bag...or a Kona Red beverage... or 20 BUCKS!!

Well, I'm feeling so lucky that when son, Kyle called on his way to work, I told him to buy me 5 (5 just seems like my lucky number this week) California Lottery tickets and I'd split my winnings with him 50/50.  I'll let you know........

Hope you are having a lucky week too!


Dana said...

Love the necklace and boy have you been lucky lately. I'd take that bet for the CA lottery. Good luck and let me know how you like the cream when you get it. It helped me right away when I was having a side cramp the other day.

ileneharris said...


Now you need to win some more money so you can come visit us in Humboldt.

Missing you today...


Becky Pancake said...

Thanx Cris for showing my necklace. I'm working on something cool with my soup and it's coming along nicely. My father-in-law who is celiac lived with us for a year so I can sympathize with you on the cost of the food.

Cris Peacock said...

Dana--Thanks! can't wait to try the cream :)

Ilene--looks like the lottery ticket is a wash...I'll have to
find some cash somewhere else!

You're welcome Becky! I'm going to wear it to a concert tonight :) (yep, put 'gf' on it and it's 2 to 3 times extra!)