Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Gifts and Divas!

Hello, Dear Ones! Oh, I just have to share with you the wonderful giveaway I won from Shari at My Cottage of Bliss. Just look! I received all of these wonderful paper goodies in the beautiful colors of pink and green! Yay, for me!

I spread them all out on the table so you could see how much Shari sent me!

Look at this most beautiful little card. A lovely little watercolor.

Oh, tears popped up in my most gorgeous baby blues reading these sweet words from Shari!

Just look at all of my goodies...a sweet little journal, gorgeous file folders, a sweet little clipboard, pretty tags, grocery list pad, writing pad and note cards! There is also a matching pen to write with, but I failed to put it in here for the photo...I had just written something down with it! :)

Thank you, thank you, Shari. How very sweet and generous was this lovely giveaway. I really appreciate you drawing my most tiny name. Don't you just love this stuff?


Attention! Attention!! We must interrupt this post today to bring you the latest breaking news in the Land of Blog! Yes, Dear Ones, we do cover news stories in our most wonderful Blogland, but not just any newsy story...but Bathroom Stories! Yes, yes, Most What Are You Talking About Ones?

If you happen to be new to my blog, let me introduce my self! I am the Queen of the Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Divas! Yes, yes, Most Thinking Is She Crazy Ones! I am qualified to determine once and for all who is worthy to join this most elite group of Bathroom Snappers. I have just been informed we have had a Bathroom invasion and I am here, johnny on the spot, (cute, huh?) to do my Bathroom Business!

Okay, let's get down to the real Bathroom Business! I see a Most Gorgeous One, do you, Most Wided Eyed Ones? Yes, yes, just look at this most fashionably dressed one standing in a very lovely Bathroom! Her hair, oh, just look at her hair, Most Only Her Hairdresser Knows For Sure Ones...these most gorgeous locks are just shining with Bathroom highlights! Oh, hand me my shades, Most Squinting Ones! Thank you. Oh, she has the most creamyness of complexions and the most gorgeous peepers. Look at her smile ~ the most beautiful pearliness of whites! I see the most slender arms with dainty creamy fingers attached to a CAMERA! Yes, yes, yes! We have another honest to goodness Bathroom Diva, Most Jumping Up and Down Ones! I'm so excited! Okay, let's all catch our tiny breaths and see who this lovely one could be. Let's see...hum, she does look very familiar! Do any of you want to guess? I know, I know! This is our very own Penny from The Comforts of Home! I believe she is standing in her new Bathroom to be in her new home! Welcome, Dear Penny to the Bathroom crowd.

Oh, just a minute, just a minute, Almost Leaving Ones, I've just been handed another alert that another Bathroom has been invaded. Oh, my Bathroom job is just never done. You know I love it! :)

Okay, on with the Bathroom show, Most Getting Settled Ones...

This is getting so exciting! I mustn't let my guard down, because Most Gorgeous Ones are crashing through doors and invading Bathrooms all over Blogland. As I've said before, Most Don't Bore Me With the Details Ones, there are imposters out there, but I, the Bathroom Snapping Diva will not allow them to enter! No, no, Nannette!

Okay, enough of the Bathroom Details, I see another Most Gorgeous One! Can you see her, Most Farsighted Ones or is it Nearsighted Ones? She is beautiful! Look at her dress ~ she is dressed to the nines here! I see the most beautiful smile filled with the most pearlyness of whites! Lovely smiling twinkling peepers! And hair! Can you see those most gorgeous curled locks filled with Bathroom highlights! You can't get these kinds of highlights just anywhere! No, no, Nannette! Only in Bathrooms. I see the most creamyness of complexions and the most slender of arms with dainty creamy fingers attached to a CAMERA! Yes, yes, Dear Amazed Ones, we have another Diva! Do we know her? Why yes, we do! This is our very own Nikki from The Scarlet Rose Garden. She even cut some of her gorgeous locks for us! Actually, Dear Ones, Nikki is a returning Diva! You just can never snap enough for me! :)

Oh, Most Can You Believe It Ones, I love my job! Yes, I do! Now would you please hand me my crown, golden toilet brush. Oops, where is it! Just a minute! I can't go on without it! What am I going to do? Oh, there it is, Most Helpful One, just where I left it - by my golden toilet! What? I don't care how much gold is an ounce, these are my priceless golden jewels. Oh, never mind!

Now please stand in front of me, Dear Penny and Dear Nikki, as I crown you with the most sought after title in the Land of Blog! Oh, yes! Many have tried and failed! Many have coveted this title, but they were not worthy! But you, Dear Penny and Nikki have pushed through the Bathroom Door and snapped snapped away! Now, Dear Ones, I now crown you as Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Divas! You will be one now and for ever and ever and until the twelfth of never! Please take the Bathroom Beauty Snapping button that I have made with my own tiny hands and shine it proudly on your blog! Now, go and snap for the world to see, Divas Penny and Nikki!

Oh, Bathroom business does a body good! If you're wondering if you can be a Diva too and join this marvelous gang, yes, you can if your daring and brave enough. Just run into a bathroom of your choice (in my olden age I'm getting easy and will allow you to snap in front of any mirror), turn your camera's little flash off and snap your most gorgeous smile in the mirror. Post it on your blog or either email your snaps and I will post you here on Note Songs and crown you before all of Blogland. Then you can take our little Bathroom button that I so meticulously made with my own dainty creamy tiny little fingers and proudly display it on your blog. Now don't be a little chicken, just do it! Snap snap snap on, Dear Ones!!

I'm exhausted now, Most Please Shut Up Already Ones, and I think I'll retire to my throne! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Keep Smiling

Keep smiling, keep smiling, keep smiling, keep right on smiling

I know sometimes your whole world seems blue

Seems like the whole weight of the world is resting on you

But remember when you hang your head, it’s hard to see the sun

There’s a brighter day, yes it is, just ask and I sure will come

But you’ve got to keep (keep smiling) well, ooh, yeah

(keep smiling) keep on, keep on, keep on, keep on

(keep smiling) ooh, ha (don’t you ever stop smiling)

Oh, don’t you ever stop, no, no, no, oh, when you’ve got to keep on stepping on

You know that you’ve got to be strong and understand the facts of life

You won’t get no place until you make some sacrifice

Try to make it a little easy when you’re doing it on your own

Once you think you’ve got everything, the next day it’s all gone

But you got to keep (keep smiling), well, well, well, well (keep smiling)

Oh I know it’s hard, I know it’s hard, but you’ve to keep (keep smiling), oh---

(don’t you ever stop smiling) yeah, yeah---, oh-----, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh---

Yeah, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, (keep smiling) keep a grin on your face yaul

Keep on stepping now, (keep smiling) oh, keep your head up to the sky

(keep smiling) oh-got to notice on the tip of your eyes, (keep smiling)

You’ve got to keep on, keep on, keep on, (keep smiling)

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, (keep smiling), ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha---

(keep smiling) oh--keep on (don’t you ever stop smiling) smile, smile---

(keep smiling)
~sung by Natalie Cole


  1. Morning Dear Shelia~

    What lovely goodies you received and to add a friend to the mix is even better. :) Fabulous Divas, too!

    Big hugs~ J

  2. What lovely "pretties". And Shari is right...you are a SWEETIE!!


  3. Thank you for crowning me a Bathroom Diva!! I will have to snap another pictures with we get rid of all of that gold in the bathroom!!

  4. What a wonderful bunch of goodies you've got yourself!!!

    I'm still craving your peanut butter cookies. Wish I have one, no.....several of them right now with an ice cold glass of milk!

    I'm gonna have to get in on this bathroom diva.

    Have a FAB day. I'm gonna be painting kitchen cabinets. Wish me luck!

  5. Shelia, Most Hilarious One, you just crack me up!

  6. Good morning Sheila, we have been so busy gardening and making our yard pretty again I haven't been visiting. Oh the neglect our poor garden had while we were gallivanting all summer long. Paying the piper.

    Your giveaway win is very pretty. All so pretty in pink. Lucky you. I am happy to see sone new bathroom divas on your post. Penny and Nikki are so cute. I have the worst time with the flash. I need to turn it off, but I haven't figured it out yet. I have a new camera.
    Your diva text just makes me smile. I love that about you Sheila. Your humor is very charming.

    Now, I had to scroll down and see what I missed. Oh Chloe Dawn you are so pretty now. I didn't know who you were in the before photo. Just kidding, she is always adorable before and after. Our Babette would get so furry she looked like a little bear cub. We miss her so much. We can't wait to get our new poodle puppy. She isn't born yet. We should have a new perfect little baby in November.

    Have a wonderful day Sheila. Oh, I want to thank you for the idea to hang my fashion plates on the wall. I haven't decorated my master bath yet and I think I could start with those plats in there. Kind of a French look. I have had the wallpaper for two years. What am I waiting for. I'll tell you. My master bath is large and has four doors and two windows to paper around. A huge job. I think I have the perfect inspiration now. The plates will look perfect on the paper I have. I will post it and get some opinions.

    I didn't mean to write a book.

    Love you...Jeanne

  7. Hi Sheila
    The goodies you won in the giveaway are really pretty. You must be thrilled.
    I loved seeing more great bathroom divas! I must do one myself some time.
    Best Wishes

  8. Hi Sheila ! All of your paper goodies are just gorgeous ! Have a great day sweetie.I am canning tomatoes today.

  9. Oh, Sheila, how lucky you are to receive such lovely lovelies. Love the divas. TTFN ~ Marydon

  10. You won my giveaway and now you've won another.

    I think you might me cheating.

    I never win. :(


    Happy for you. You continue to keep me on the floor...LOL. I needed the smile today.


  11. What a fabulous win!! Just perfect. Have a wonderful day!

  12. congrats on your "win". What fun new treasures. Love all that pink! look at the new divas. Don't they look devine!

  13. Hi sweet sweet friend! Loving on those goodies sent your way..and ohhh those deva's....looking good!

  14. Hiya, Sheila. As you know, I really am a chicken bathroom diva. I just can't make myself do that - it just wouldn't be a pretty picture. But while you were gone on your trip, I did post about a REAL chicken bathroom diva. Check out: sallyssalmagundi.blogspot.com/2009/07/tablescape-thursday-and-other-fun-stuff.html. Hope your week is going well. Sally

  15. What a sweet gift,Shelia!

    Oh, and what a thrill it is to see these two lovely Bathroom Diva's!

  16. COngrats on winning those pink goodies, Shelia! What lovely bathroom divas you featured today!...Christine

  17. Shelia
    Oh my MORE bathroom diva pictures...your collection grows. How neat!!

    Congratulations on winning the giveaway. The card is lovely and all the other goodies..so pretty!

    thank you for sharing and lucky you!
    have a lovely day Shelia and how is your mom?

  18. Such gorgeous goodies! Pretty, pretty, pretty....congrats!

    Smiles ~ Ramona

  19. Wow, Shelia! You hit the jackpot with those gifties! That was so sweet of your friend. And so many goodies!!! I'm happy you won because you are my favorite Shelady of all! :-)

    And congratulations to the bathroom divas. They wear the crown well because they are both lovely!


    Sheila :-)

  20. Congrats on your lovely win Shelia!
    The colors are so soft and pretty.

    Chloe Dawn is just a little darling in her new haircut and bandana! She's a sweetie pie! ;)

  21. Thank you, Shelia, for the acknowledgement. So very sweet of you. And I'm so pleased you are happy with your giveaway gift. That poor, little, neglected pen. You might recall, I forgot to photograph it too when I did my giveaway post! What a hoot! ROFL!

    :::waving at the Bathroom Divas::: Hi ladies. You look mahvelous! :)

  22. Congratulations on your winning. She sent you some lovely things. The the pretty colors.

  23. I came over for a visit from Charli & Me and loved your blog, its interesting posts and lovely photos so much, that I had to be a follower. You deserve every award you have received. If you have a moment, visit my cottage and let's have tea and join my charming followers if you'd like. See you soon.

    Duchess xx

  24. Hello Sweet Shelia, Loved all your beautiful goodies... You're such a lucky woman getting all that cuteness... And the bathroom Divas are quite cute thamselves... Have fun and enjoy the day!


  25. Congratulations to you. Now you can write me a note!

  26. This is a lovely giveaway Shelia! Enjoy it! Congratulations to the new Divas too.

  27. Hey Shelia; Wow Congratulations on winning such a great gift. Look at all those lovelies... I am so happy that you won, you are the best.. I have been reading you last post,, I must say that Chloe is looking so chic.... I would keep a eye on Max his eyes just say come hither... lol he is cute,,,, have a great week,


  28. Ooh, what wonderful goodies you got from Shari. And wooooooo hoooooooooo to Penny and Nikki (surprised it took her so long!) for becoming Divas!!!

    Justiney :o )

  29. What a great treasure -- the only thing better is meeting a fellow blogger in person!

  30. Sheila,
    You are just the best commentater and someday I will get brave enough to try! Hugs, Cindy

  31. What lovely goodies! I have those file folders too. I made gift tags out of them..so pretty as there is color on both sides..
    The divas are lovely and brave!!!
    And you are too funny!

  32. Hi Sheila,

    Your giveaway win is very pretty. All so pretty in pink. How lucky you are with that goodies as well.

    I do also love the song and I'm happy to know you too guys love it as well.

  33. Oooo, I just live your pretty gift! The roses are so pretty. It suits you perfectly!

    It was so fun seeing Penny and Nikki as bathroom divas! One of these days I'll have to do another bathroom snap.


  34. Congratulations on winning those lovely treasures, and what a well-written sentiment of truth on that card. Your witty commentary on the bathroom divas kept me laughing. You're so clever. laurie

  35. I love all the goodies you won! Congratulations!
    I love your bathroom beauty snapper! Maybe one of these days I'll muster up enough nerve to snap of little photo of myself. But for now I think I'll just sit back and enjoy your blog!


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