Friday, May 23, 2008

Flowering Mailboxes ~ Special Delivery ~ And Me!

When we had our mailbox built I had them leave a planter on top. In it are some things I planted and some things I didn't. The green plants that you see on the outside rim I didn't, but they come back faithfully every year. They grow out really long and drape over but they grow to a certain maturity and start to die out. They are pretty in the process.

This is the full view, there are lights inside. Yesterday I walked to the front door and saw this....

The Mailman! I'd been expecting a package and his truck was just beyond the mailbox and right near the walkway. I told myself, it's here! Why else would he pass the mailbox. Then.......

Out he came! Yes! I said to myself it's here! I'd entered the contest over at Rue's Peanut Butter and Jelly Life to win a hand painted Birdhouse, done by none other than Rue herself. And I Won!

I thanked him, and didn't waste any time opening it. I was so excited!

It was a very special package. Rue even tied it with a ribbon that had her Blog's name. See!
There was also a card with a note for me.

It was very beautiful stationary, gold inside the envelope, and beautiful gold lettering. It read:
Dear Deb, thank you so much for entering my giveaway. I really enjoyed doing this for you. I hope you love it. Hugs, Rue

Do I love it? Yes I do! It has the trellis that's out front in my patio area, landscape lights and beautiful flowers.

She added my black shutters, and window boxes. Doesn't it look beautiful.

She even has a replica of the front stairs , the bench and one of my cement flower pots that I painted myself. I was so happy to be winner of this prize mainly because, Rue has been a friend to me from the time I started blogging. She offered to help me with any problems that I might have, and she did. She has also remained a faithful friend and visitor at my blog. So thanks Rue, for making this so special for me, because I see it as, a special part of you. Deb

Now for the drum roll! Yea, for me! Last week I weighed in at 169.8 and this week I'm weighing in at 168.2. I didn't lose as much as last time but, Yea! Yea Yea!. I don't know what happened but maybe I'll be a little more careful next time. I'm not giving up! Thanks again friends, thanks Marie, for even stopping by to check on me, and also for having even a slight interest in what I'm doing. I love your visits! Deb


Rue said...

Hi Deb!

It's so surreal to see you opening something I made LOL I'm so glad you like it :)

Your mail box kinda looks like ours, but we don't have flowers. Congratulations on the weight loss!!!!

Enjoy your new birdhouse :)


Kindra said...

I love your mailbox!! I've never saw a mailbox with a planter. It is so beautiful!!

Congrats on your win,Deb! Do you have a spot for it yet? Rue did a great job!

And your on your "weigh" to a skinnier new you! Your moving in the right direction!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. B said...

Hi Deb! Your mailbox is so pretty! The lights are a great idea!

Your birdhouse is darling! It looks like a little cottage in the English countryside or something.

Congratulations on more weight gone! It may not seem like as much, but you're still making great progress! You're doing great!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Deb, That was so sweet of Rue. She is a class act!! I love your mailbox.The birdhouse is so cute. It reminds me of a cottage garden. I love cottage gardens. You have wonderful taste. I am so proud of you on your weight loss. Didn't you say you are working out? You know muscle weighs more than fat. You are probably toning. Then the weight will probably just start dropping off. You're doing awesome!!
Hugs, Terrie

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

That is a fantastic mailbox! Really beautiful!

The birdhouse is great! I'd feel blessed to have won something like that too. I really love the ribbons with her blogspot name on them!

Congrats on the weight loss! You have a lot of support behind you!

Katy said...

I love your planter on top of your mailbox!! Too fun! :) Congrats on your special delivery!!! How fun!

Thank you so much for your sweet comments!!! xoxo
Congrats on the loss of a pound!!! That is GREAT! :) I lost 3.5. That is a total of 12lbs in 3 weeks! Praise God...I need this extra weight off. My sister is losing a lil slower than me as well..but that is probably cuz i have more to lose than you have been exercising and are probably gaining GREAT muscle!!! :) Way to go!!!

Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

Wendy said...

Your birdhouse is adorable!! Rue did a great job!! congrats on your weight loss, you go girl!!!. Love the pics of your basement I hope to someday have a nice looking one myself!!! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!!!~Wendy

Stacy said...

I love your mail box =D I never saw one like that before. I will have to try and remember that someday when we get our own house, i love it =)

The birdhouse is so cute! You lucky winner you =D

The Barber Bunch said...

I love the Mailbox and YOUR Birdhouse!

Great Job with the diet. I am still trying to get back on the bandwagon. :(

The Cozy Parsonage said...

I love your flower mail box area-it is soooo beautiful-congrats on the weight loss!!

Kimba said...

That planter on top of the mailbox is a fantastic idea! I'm going to show it to my hubby and see if we can do something like that. Thanks!

Oh- and the mailbox is adorable. Way to go Rue!

Monday through Sunday said...

Beautiful mailbox! Congrats on the weight loss!!