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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pay It Forward (A Contest!) and Mosaic Monday


A little while ago I entered a contest and won a very special Pay It Forward Award at Kate's great blog, A Spoonful of Thyme. I received a wonderful box from her yesterday and want to share the wonderful things she sent. Stick with me til the bottom..you have a chance to win to!


3 of the items are great local products from her area of Bakersfield, CA. The hamburger sauce is from an old drive in restaurant now close..but the sauce lives on. The jelly WILL be tried tomorrow..love the fact it has pepper flakes in it. The candy is from a local confectioner called Dewars.


and OMG I think I have a new favorite candy. The one I liked best (although they were all excellent) has a creamy taffy outside and a peanutty inside. Awesome!


I love the fact that the fourth gift was purchased from an internet Etsy shop. I think it's great to support the online community! Can you believe how cute this Fizzy Cupcake is? The top is soap, the bottom is a fizzy bomb. I am one of those people that likes to use my gifts immediately..so the fizzy bottom is history....I took a nice long bath this afternoon.


Here's the pretty label.


Thank you so much Kate for all of the gifts you sent. I know you put thought into each one and they are all greatly appreciated. I love your blog and am thankful you are a frequenter visitor to mine as well. Amazing how small the world really is..we are all just a link away :-).


It looks like this Pay it Forward thing has been going on for a while..I tried to trace it back through the blogs and it seemed endless..which is a good thing! It's a way to pay other bloggers back for all of the great recipes, inspiration, photos, crafts, tablescapes, interior design tips, etc that are shared here online. So in return for all the good I've received from the blogging community, including this wonderful box from Kate, I am going to pay it forward within in the next 365 days to two randomly selected people that make a comment on this post. There is ONE catch though. The catch is that the person who is selected must have a blog and must be willing to do the same thing!!! What you Pay Forward is up to you. To enter this contest please leave a comment on this post by 9pm Pacific Time on Monday, October 5th, 2009.


Here's my little Pay it Forward Mosaic. Go check out all of the other great Mosaic Monday contributions at Little Red House. And how about a bonus one because all of this Pay it Forward talk has me feeling generous hehe. Some floral fall color from my yard.


16 comments:

Kate said...

Suzy, I am so glad that you like all of the treats I shared with you. The peanut butter chews are my favorite, also. It is hard to only eat one...that has never happened...!! It is hard to stop, is what should be said! Enjoy!

~JarieLyn~ said...

I was so excited to come across your blog. I was born and raised in Bakersfield, Ca. (live in Las Vegas now) so I was very happy to see your gift. Dewar's candy is the best. The peanut butter chews are addicting. The peppermint chews are good too. Dewar's has been in business since the early 1900's and they also sell ice cream, etc in their original building. It's Just like the old fashioned malt shops you see and hear about in old movies.

I really like both of your mosaics. The flowers you photographed are really pretty.

Carol said...

What fun! The candy looks wonderful.
Have a wonderful week!

Carol

Dishesdone said...

What a neat idea! What a nice box of goodies you got and no one deserves it more than you, my friend! Too cool :)

Love the mosaics!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I too was the recipient of a Pay It Forward award earlier this month. Isn't it fun to find these great gifts in the mail.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a neat "Pay IT Forward" mosaic and love the floral one also....

Kathy said...

What fun gifts! The fizzy cupcake is darling. Great mosaics, too!
Kathy

Kelli said...

Usually a quiet onlooker of your blog, but I had to jump at the opportunity to comment on your posts! And I love that you incorporate family pictures also! Many blogs show many lovely pictures, but few family photos! Thanks for taking the time to let us all enjoy! - Kelli

Sharon said...

Those fizzy cakes looked good enough to eat. Great mosaic too.

Marsha said...

What a fun "pay it forward" package. I have never seen anything like the bath cupcake but what a cool little treat.

Of course I spent most of my time visiting studying your fall flowers. I am especially jealous of your dahlias! At first I didn't know what the spidery flower in the middle was but upon enlarging I see that is a dahlia as well!

Millie said...

Beautiful fall flower mosaic!

Kathleen said...

What a great prize!! And I can't think of anyone who deserves to win it more, well except me..LOL...

Send me a piece of candy, it looks delicious!

And your mosaic is so pretty!!!

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

Suzy, I love the cactus dahlia. Beautiful mosaic! What a great prize for a special lady :-)

Foley said...

Gorgeous mosaic...and congrats on the "Pay it Forward"..you can send ME Kathleens piece!! lol You are so deserving of it..
Those bath cupcakes are so cute..I will hve to check Etsy out for them!

Jayne said...

Suzy, that's a really nice gift. Cute fizzy cupcake. Enjoy it all.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a thoughtful and fun gift, Suzy! I especially like the idea that most of the gifts were from where Kate lives.

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