This is an allover shot of the goodies I got from araiya. She truly spoiled me. My favorites, even before putting anything to use yet, are - the draft dodger snake, the dish cloths, and my bill paying packet. I love everything, though, and here is a closer shot of things:
It is amazing how very close to my own Campbell tartan the plaid bags and draft dodger material is! I have rididulously bulky bags that I have to haul to the grocery store (like old canvas or plastic gym bags) so I can't wait to use my new sacs. Right now, while my daughter is away at college, I am shopping for one only and these two bags will hold it all!
I got a coupon organizer which I put to immediate use (not for coupons, but for stamps! I collect used stamps and give them to a guy who sells them and donates the money to hunger projects. If you ever think about throwing away cancelled stamps from your swap mailings, send them to me instead!!)
I got a wonderful bill paying system from Araiya that will help me organize and pay my bills ON TIME so I am not continuously sacked with late fees (not a frugal situation, eh?) I also received a nicely put together booklet of recipes and other cool ideas on how to improve your household. I like that one, too. A little book and pen will ride with me in the car to jot down ideas. I got a terrific dust mitt which already has spider webs on it from testing it out.
I got what is called a brooch, but what I will wear in my hair because I have the nastiest cowlick imaginable and no barrette is ever big enough to cover it. Now it is!!!! :-)
I got several crocheted scrubbies which I am off to use now, as I have a sink full of dishes calling me.
Thank you so much, Araiya, for your thoughtful package and for spoiling me like this!