The first box of happy was one that I knew was coming. A looooong time ago, Millie the goat at Eden Hills had a lovely giveaway for her human's new online shop! I was the lucky winner, and I was able to choose 2 products from her bath and body selection as my prize. It was difficult to choose from all the yummy choices, but I selected the "relaxing" scent soap (because I need to relax more) and the "earthy" scent bath salts, because I do love a nice warm bath in the winter, and I'm a bit of an earthy girl.
It was very exciting to receive a box in the mail from a goat! Yes, Millie Ann herself sent it!
I tried to encourage Fezzik to take an interest in the soap - I thought he might like to consider daily showers with it so that he smelled less goaty. He briefly stopped to consider it...
The bath salts come packaged in a lovely little jar - so pretty to sit on the edge of the bath! Do you see that I finally got the tiles grouted? They actually look quite nice and I'm pleased at how the bathroom is progressing, even though it's a bit slower than I'd like. My Dad is working on a nice front piece for the tub now, so that'll be the next stage!
bath products! Not only that, you can buy popcorn from her farm! And, guess what?! You can lease a GOAT! Go check it out! A huge thank you to Millie Ann Saanen and her lady in Iowa for hosting the giveaway!
The second Box of Happy was completely unexpected and a lovely surprise! Isobelle's lady sent it to me! What a wonderful treat! She knows that things have been difficult here with all the craziness due to the former owner's disregard for his promises on helping us carry on his wine business. It has made me so unhappy and she knows that I've been trying very hard to find at least part time employment with no success. She sent me a box full of "happy" to make me feel better. I was completely surprised!
There were two lovely reversible placemats for our kitchen table! There was a gorgeous skein of sock yarn that I can't wait to knit! It has the very funny name of "Bite Me" for the colourway, which gave me a good giggle. She also sent a lovely card with her very own hand drawn characters of her barnyard residents. What a sweet thing to do!
Thank you so much to my special "goat-sister" in New York for this virtual hug! You really made my week!*Special Addition (after original post)*
Since Marigold asked, even though Isobelle's lady will probably have a fit, here are her lovely drawings of her critters from the card. I think they look super! You can see Tuuli and Wickery the sheep, beautiful Number in his blanket, the mini-horses, and I do believe Thistle is scampering across the card. Isobelle is lovely of course, and she would not be horrified at all! An artist at work, here!