Wednesday, February 06, 2008

I Was RAKed By Prima!

The other day, I received a comment on my blog from Sharyn (Torm) requesting my email address. So, I emailed her & she asked if it was okay for her to give out my email address to someone else.....she said that she promised it was good. Needless to say, I was left in suspense & had no clue who would want to email me. Turns out, it was Sharon Laakkonen from Prima :) Apparently, she saw my scraproom on 2 Peas & my love for Primas & wanted to send me a little "goodie box, just because". She said that I even have more Primas than she does :) And what an awesome goodie box it was! Above is a picture of everything she sent me.....a bottle of Valentine Got Flowers, some Daisy Crazy Flowers, a package of Quick Pick flowers, a package from the Black Tie Collection, a package of Whispers wings, a Vintage Bloom metal tin, some of the Mini Me Primas plus some chipboard & inks which I didn't even know that Prima made. Thank-you so much truly brightened my day on this very cold, wintry day in Michigan!
Last night & today, we were under another Winter Storm Warning & this time, the weatherman came through. Jim & I had to attend a meeting last night near Royal Oak (which is about a 45 minute drive on a regular day) & just as we were leaving to come home, it started raining. The further north we got, it was turning into ice & then as we got close to home, it was a mixture of ice & snow. We saw 1 car in a ditch & 3 more that had hit the median wall. Very scary!

When I woke up this morning, I saw our pine trees weeping from the weight of the ice (pictured above). We got a little break from the snow this morning, but around 11:00 a.m., it started coming down again & didn't stop until later this evening. Jim & I had to bowl today, too, so that was a fun driving experience......NOT! We didn't get above 20 mph on I-75 on the way home! From the time we got to the bowling alley until the time we left (3 hours later), we had 3 inches of new snow on our was literally snowing an inch an hour! Thank goodness we made it home safely cause the roads were a complete mess! After clearing all the snow from our driveway & sidewalk, we spent the night inside, staying warm & dry.
The other day, Maureen gave me a blog award :) She rated me as one of her Top 10 favorite sweet is that? So now I'm going to pass the award on to some of my Top 10 favorite blogs (in no particular order):
1. Emily. When I was working at the Zone, I got to meet Emily IRL & she is just one of the sweetest, nicest people you could meet plus a really good scrapbooker to boot!
2. Kim. I actually 'met' Kim through the AOL Scrapbooking Message Boards & she is always so nice & cheerful.
3. Lorrie. Although I haven't met Lorrie in person yet, I feel like we've been best of friends for years! She lives in VA, so one of these days when we go back down there to visit, I will meet her!
4. Staci. Staci is such a warm & caring person who I've had the pleasure to meet when I was working at the Zone. She's been dealing with & handling so many things since losing her husband & my heart just breaks for her.
5. Jewls. Jewls & I have known each other for several years....we first met online when we both collected Beanie Babies & she was the one that took me to my very first crop which got me hooked on scrapbooking :)
6. Sue. Sue also used to work at the Zone & she was so much fun to work with.
7. Kris. Kris is a member of the Zone's DT & I just love her work!
8. Brooke. Another ex-employee at the Zone that I became friends with.
9. Kip. Kip's blog is always so cheerful & she's so fun!
10. Stacey. Although she hasn't updated her blog in a while (hint, hint, lol), Stacey taught me the ropes of teaching at the Zone & helped me to not be so nervous :)
Well, there you have it.....just some of my favorite blogs/friends.

Tomorrow, Cindy & I are planning on going shopping, but we're going to wait & see if they get the roads cleared good enough first. So I better get some sleep just in case. Have a great night.



jill said...

What a great RAK and it's perfect for you! Enjoy your new goodies :)

Kim said...

What a great RAK. I actually have gotton the "flower bug" and ordered the Build A Blossom's off of QVC the other day.

Hey, if you keep driving south on I-75 (oh about 18 hours) you can be here at my house where it's warm. :) I live right off of I-75.

Hope you get your day of shopping in.

SenomesDesigns said...

Don't you just love getting RAKs?? How awesome!!

Did you and Cindy go shopping? Its pretty nasty today!


Darleen said...

Congrats on the Primas!! What an awesome surprise!! That kind of thing can just totally make your week! Right? Your driving/weather story is kind of funny because when I lived in Virginia, the roads close at the hint of a snowflake and everyone has made a mad dash to the Wal Marts for canned goods and bottled water!!

SenomesDesigns said...

Hey Benita, thanks for the kudos on my box and my blog :) I LOVE the award! LOL Off to share it elsewhere.


Staci Compher said...

Benita....that awesome..maybe you will be the new PRIMA girl!!! and thanks for the love...for my blog!!! A blog award.....i like that!!

Kip said...

Thank you so much Benita, that was so sweet. And lucky you on that RAK!!! How wonderful!

Lorrie said...

Benita, thanks for the blog award girl! I know that SOMEDAY we'll meet in person, and you're right -- we will be best of friends!! I feel like i already know you!!!!!
Thanks again, keep taking those snow pics, they are beautiful, and stay warm and safe!

Emily said...

Wow! Thanks Benita!! Super cool!

Heather said...

Wooo Whooo for you! Have fun playing with all those great goodies!

Colleen said...

Wow - what a nice goodie box to open up! I just found your blog and really enjoy the creations you have posted here.

Sue said...

hey, you lucky duck. That is so cool! Thanks for the award...I just need to figure out how to put it on my blog.

Kris said...

OMG! Thank you so much!! I'm surprised anyone besides my mom reads it! ;) Thanks again!!!!