Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness - Thank you my Friends!!!

After I lost my job, I set up a shop on to start something that I was passionate about! Making paper goods, stationary, party invitations, etc. One big part of Etsy that a lot of people don't understand is that it is not only an online marketplace for people who sell handmade goods - it is also a community! I found this out right away as I discovered a group of people who devote themselves to something called a "Sneak Attack". I was fascinated by the concept - every Monday and Thursday night several new Etsy shops (with 0-4) sales are selected and announced on a website ( The shops would then get many visits, item hearts and purchases. What an amazing thing to do for someone else who is just starting out! I was hooked from the beginning!! 

The thing about this group is that they are the kindest, dedicated, open hearted, caring, creative and loving group of people I have never met! We have established a great friendship and support system and I've never met any of them in person. Modern day technology is amazing this way!!! 

That being said, my friends, sent me a virtual baby shower in a box today! I am so thankful for such thoughtful, loving and talented friends. I can't thank you enough for all of the gifts as well as the kindness, support and friendship you have all blessed me with!  I love every single item each and every one of you has sent.

Since you all couldn't be here in person to see me open the gifts, I took photos with my laptop, the lighting is great and some things are backwards - but I hope you enjoy as much as I did! 

Oh and PS: there were a few things for Emma, she is sleeping right now but will enjoy her gifts when she wakes up and I will share her photos too! Blogger Templates

Awesome book for Emma to read to baby from Stock.

Sweet cloth book and a New Baby book for Emma from Joy.

Handprint kit from Bitty

Owl hat from Bitty - Bitty did you make?? Emma got the most adorable froggy one from Bitty too - I have to post pics.

Super soft and adorable hat from Summer.

Knit hat from ET!

Lollypop - the candy part is a bib and the stick is a spoon - from Ros!

Bouquet of washcloths from Ros!

Cute little Ducky gift bag with booties and a little blankie inside from Lorkey!

Gorgeous blanket from Virginia!!!

One of UU's super soft receiving blankets!!

Ipood from Ros! :)

Set of 3 burp clothes, super fluffy and soft!!

Cute ones with bib from Shell (if it's a girl)

Sweet book for Baby and a new baby book for Emma.

Sweet upcycled sweatshirt bags - Snail for me and owl for Emma! From Sandi

Custom Pendant from Bead - with Baby details! :)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE everything thank you all so very much!!!!!!! Pin It Now!
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