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Friday, July 12, 2013

I WON..!!...a Giveaway that really MEASURES UP.....


 Hello, folks...


I was busy this morning, cleaning mirrors and glass doors when the doorbell rang....


I love how the delivery men in that infamous brown truck leave packages in my PORCH SWING....(see my beautiful fern ...)

I won a giveaway a couple weeks ago and since I'd been SOOO anxious to get the package, I had been watching for it...
.....from MICHELE at  Finch Rest blog .

I was pretty sure THIS was my win.


Indeed it was...

Meet the cutest set of glass teacup measuring cups you'll ever meet..!!

I fell in love instantly...
PIER 1 IMPORTS has the most wonderful things....
and these are no exception.


How colorful....
 and who WOULDN'T love
BUTTERFLIES
in their kitchen.



Can't you just see how adorable these are going to be
nestled in flour, sugar...
in those clear glass canisters.??
meee, too !...


.....and SO ARE THESE !!

OK....now I need to BAKE something .....
hmmm...what shall it be....???


OOO.... I know.....

let's bake CHOCOLATE CHIP PECAN CRANBERRY COOKIES...
sooo good with that first cup of coffee in the  morning....
(yep, I just adore cookies in the morning)

(O...a recipe..?? Just add a handful of pecans and cranberries to your  favorite Cho.Chip Cookie recipe.)

44 comments:

Stacey said...

What a fun win and so perfect for you, BJ. Your cookies sound wonderful!

Becky said...

Your measuring cups are so cute. Congrats on your win.
I would love a cookie. I was just thinking about making some chocolate chip.
Thank you for convincing g me with your pic of the ones you made.
Have a nice week end BJ. Blessings, Becky

Carol said...

Cute measuring cups! I saw some similar to yours at Hobby Lobby the other day 50% off, I may need to go back & buy them. Your fern is beautiful! How often to you fertilize?

Smiles,
Carol

Madeline's Album said...

What cute measuring cups. Your fern is really pretty. Have a blessed day. Madeline

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fun win! Getting a nice package from a blog friend is just the best, isn't it? Congrats my friend! Happy weekend!

Stacy said...

Pier 1 has some of the cutest measuring cups! How lucky are you!!

P.S. I agree with your thoughts on niceness in your side bar. Thanks for saying it!!

Terra said...

Those teacup measuring cups are darling. How fun to win them.

Shelia Williamson said...

Hi BJ! Oh, congratulations on your win! These are so cute! The cutest measuring cups I've ever seen! You'll make pretty with them. Oh, Lord have mercy! There you go teasing me with your food. Those cookies look so good.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Art and Sand said...

Those are the cutest cups. Lucky you!

Vee said...

Wore a grin when you won those at Michele's...love knowing the winners of these great giveaways! Yes, they'll look adorable in the glass canisters...so cute!

NanaDiana said...

bj- What a great win! I love them and what a fun thing to use in your glass canisters. xo Diana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj those measuring cups are adorable!! I too love 'breakfast' cookies!

hugs,
Linda

Entertaining Women said...

Measuring teacups...what a darling ides. I'll bet that we could create some pretty cute ones by picking up random one of a kind cups in antique stores and marking them with bake safe glass paint. Very cool! Cherry Kay

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh those are just too cute...I would put them under a cloche...and then put all your colorful cupcake papers in an apothecary... and then maybe an old scoop sitting by...voila, a vignette!

Michelle said...

Congrats!

Sarah said...

Congratulations, BJ. Those cheerful cups went to the perfect kitchen! Wishing for one of your cookies this evening. '-)

Audrey said...

You are so lucky ... Those measuring cups are sure to make you happy. Love them. Congratulations.
Would love to have one of those cookies too. Maybe I should bake some.

Hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Gayla said...

I saw your name listed as the winner yesterday on her blog! I was almost as tickled as if I had won! You deserve it!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

If I received those measuring cups, I would need to bake something right away too - so very pretty :-)

Blondie's Journal said...

Congratulations on such a cute win! These are precious. I love Michele's blog.

The cookies look delicious and I adore your fern...they are a classic on a front porch! :)

XO,
Jane

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats on your win BJ! The measuring cups are adorable-enjoy:@)

harleygirl said...

Those are so pretty! Congrats! :)

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Congratulations. they are so cute!!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oh, how cute, BJ LOVE them, and I know you'll put them to great use!

Congrats on your win!

Stacy said...

Oh I love these! They're going to look so good in the summer house!

Kathleen said...

Congrats, BJ!

Lorrie said...

Fun measuring cups. I'm sure anything you bake with them would taste better.!

Ann said...

Couldn't be any cuter measuring cups anywhere. Lucky girl you. Everything you cook looks delicious.
Ann

Beverly said...

Ooh yes, I love these, too. Happy Pink Saturday, BJ.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

This is a fabulous win...congratulations! They are the cutest measuring cups I've ever seen!

LV said...

Winners always win. You are a winner in many things. I would be delighted to join you for a movie, but I might embarrass you. Have not been to one in years. Go and pretend you are the leading lady.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Why or why do I always get your posts so late at night?? Yep..that's a cute win, bj!
And I too love ferns and just invested in three huge ones..and I love them.
I read your blog at night just when I am about to go to bed and sure enough..delicious food looks me in the face sending me off the the frig in search of something...ANYTHING! LOL
Hugs,
Mona

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Darling lady,

I am late getting here, so sorry - but just wanted to write thatg I am truly delighted that you like your measuring tea cups I sent!

You make me smile knowing you already used them baking some REALLY delish looking yummies.

I know they went to the perfect winner.

Thanks for being a regular reader - your visits mean the world to me.

Keep smiling, and have a wonderful week!

Hugs,

Michele

Theresa said...

OH SO cute! Gotta have some of those and perhaps a set as a gift:) Have a blessed Sunday dear BJ, HUGS!

Jeanne said...

Good morning bj, I came by to wish you a happy Sunday. Congrats on your giveaway win. I LOVE the measuring cups. Cookies jazzed up is just your style. Yum.
Love you sister friend,
Jeanne

CailinMarie said...

so pretty! and who doesn't love a package in the mail? Happy Pink Saturday!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

My friend...first and most: YOU LOOK GREAT!...(just peeked in your side bar). The measuring cups are unique and adorable, I can see why you fell in love with them...I am too!!! Have a fun Summer Sunday.
FABBY

Patrice said...

Love those measuring cups!

Balisha said...

Love those cute measuring cups...they look like something just for your kitchen.

I mentioned you in my post this morning. http://balisha-neverenoughtime.blogspot.com/


Balisha

Joyce@WhenPigsFly said...

I've never seen tea cup measuring cups...how cute! I have some Boston Ferns in a couple of pots in my back yard, but I also have them growing all over my yard. I know I could have some lovely hanging baskets of Boston Ferns, if I would only get out there and dig some up to put in the hanging pots, then hit them with some Miracle Gro regularly! It's just that it's been so rainy and so hot here in Florida. Seeing how beautiful yours is makes me want to push myself to just do it! A cookie sounds so good right now. Enjoyed your post...thanks!

Pat Cantwell said...

BJ,
Those are adorable measuring cups, dear friend!!!
LOVE the simplicity of your Chocolate Chip recipe!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Annesphamily said...

Oh my hubby loves Boston Ferns! I love your pretty fern hanging there! I also love butterflies with my dolls so these little measure cups are amazing! You hit pay dirt winning these cuties!
Those cookies look delicious! Always fun to have something tasty to bake! I bake a lot in the winter but yesterday my oldest daughter baked a three layer red velvet cake for her hubby! Did she bring any to her poor momma! NO!
HeeHee! Have a beautiful week!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a delightful gift; good for you! I haven't been in a Pier 1 in decades...been a few years since I've been in Hobby Lobby. Can you tell I live in a Very Rural Area?
LOL

Adrienne said...

Congratulations! Those are sweet measuring cups. If only I could taste the cookies!
~Adrienne~