Saturday, April 20, 2013

REVEAL: HBBH 3 1/2 - A Very Merry UnBirthday Party


Yup, it's another blog hop hosted by myself and my partner in crime - MARLENE CUPO. Here's how we introduced this blog hop...


It’s time to have a VERY MERRY UNBIRTHDAY PARTY via our extra special HBBH 3 ½ Blog Event! Yes, we are at it again. Just like the "March Hare", the "White Rabbit", and the "Mad Hatter" invited "Alice" to their party, we are inviting you to ours!
We will assign partners, and send out e-mail notifications so you can contact one another and find out what month you each celebrate your birthday. 


So now its FINALLY party time! Time to tear open our gifts!

YEAH, right, did you really think I would wait to open my gift? I ripped that sucker open as soon as it arrived! Heeheehee...

My party partner is Janeen Burlingame. What a sweetie she is! Before we get to the gift she sent let me tell you about the wrapping. She had it wrapped so-o-o beautifully. It came in a very pretty floral bag with ruby-colored organza ribbon. Inside with the gift was a bar of CHOCOLATE, yummy Dagoba Roseberry Dark Chocolate with raspberries and rosehips! (tore that open in a New York second! - munch, munch, munch!) - wasn't sure what "rosehips" was but I ate it! 

She also enclosed a gorgeous card made from handmade paper with pressed flowers..LOVE! The message inside was sweet as well.



OKAY so now I have made all the nice comments that are expected...let's get to the goodies!
INSIDE WAS....





THIS beautiful necklace! Nice, right? The focal flowers are made from carved wood. I'm not sure if she knew, but my favorite style is nature-inspired boho so this was perfect! Turquoise and ruby colored beads (my birthstone!) ALL wrapped in antique silver findings. I LOVE IT. I love the color palette, the texture, the style, and even the weight of it! PERFECT!






Thank you Janeen, I love it, absolutely LOVE it!






So now.
What. did. I. send. Janeen?

Well,  I like to think of myself as a bit of a detective (aka nosey person). Yeah, well ANYWHO I scoped out her online presence, specifically her Pinterest. I found out she likes a certain chocolate. Dagoba's Organic Chocolate, CHAI flavored. Chocolate CHeCk!


Purchased at Abe's Market

And she seems to like Buddhas...well I found some pretty soap and since her birthstone's  Emerald- she was born in May -  I got her the GREEN tea scented ones.  Buddha, CHeCk!



Purchased at Aroma Creek on Etsy


And I also made her a little something- something. In GREEN, CHeCk!


TORI SOPHIA Designs


So that's my story. Go, mingle, meet the rest of our guests. Me? I'm going to see if I can find out what the hell ROSEHIP is! 




Ali McCarthy

Alicia Marinache

Anzia Parks

Audrey Belanger

Cheri Reed

Cheryl Dunham

Chris Eisenberg

Christine Schlicht

Cynthia Machata

D Lynne Bowland

Dyanne Everett-Cantrell

Gina Hockett

Ginger Bishop

Gloria Allen

Janeen Burlingame
http://www.marshellswaps.blogspot.com/p/visiting-bloggers-reveal-day.html

Joana Perez Stribel

Lori Schneider

Mary Govaars

Mischelle Fanucchi

Paula Gaskill

Renetha Stanziano

Robin Reed

Sherry Baun

Shirley Moore

Sierra Barrett

Susan Bowie

Susie Harris

Mowse Doyle

Cindy Muse

Ellie Grossman

Marlene Cupo

Shelley Graham Turner
YOU ARE HERE!













14 comments:

Shirley Moore said...

Oh Ms. Shelley, you crack me up! Good thing I wasn't there, or we would have been fighting over that chocolate! You are such a sweet, thoughtful person, I love all the items you picked out for her, and the earrings are awesome! Thanks to you and Marlene for a great challenge!

Micheladas said...

I love the necklace she sent you and the earrings you made a beautiful.

AntiquityTravelers said...

too funny! you must not be a tea drinker if you don't know rosehip?! Both these pieces are just so beautiful! I love the wood carvings in your piece - I also love that boho look! and your earrings are just so sweet for everyday! I'd be putting those on, and not taking them off! and you both sent each other chocolate - what girl doesn't like that?!

Freestyle Elements said...

Did you ever find out what rosehips are, lol?? Love the necklace you received, and the earrings you sent her are awesome! Great gifts! Gina H

LoriF said...

Wow, gorgeous!! LOVE that beautiful soap you sent her; rosehip chocolate??...hmmm.....

Islandgirl said...

Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant.. or those big red balls that normally form on wild roses when the flowers fall off. Commonly made into tea... & I'll admit I don't like chocolate... much rather have a bago of cheezies than a chocolate bar... but never fear if you send me one my DH is more than willing to save it from going stale!

Lovely pieces I can see me wearing either of the jewellery gifts!

Marlene Cupo said...

You are one of the only people I know who would take the time to find green Buddha head soaps. Bet you had Mel wondering about that one. Your earrings are wonderful.

Beti Horvath said...

Love the earrings. Maybe because I am a May baby! The necklace is very impressive. You know those rose hips are very high in vitamin C, so the chocolate was veeeerrryyy healthful!

Chris said...

You are one of a kind and I absolutely LOVE you! Gorgeous earrings, thoughtful extras and a great sense of humor to boot! What's not to love! Thanks so much for the great event, Shelley!

Susan Bowie said...

Oh what fun you two had!!!! I love, love, love the pieces. You guys rocked it !!!! Cheers !!!

Unknown said...

I'm so glad you love your necklace Shelley. I admit to a little stalking of your BeadSwap USA profile to help me get inspired and I had a lot of fun with my parents at Gem Faire looking for ideas. My dad got into it and was walking the aisles looking for the best turquoise. I love everything you sent and I love, love, love the earrings you made and the quiet tinkling sound they make when I wear them.
Janeen Burlingame

Dyanne Cantrell said...

I love your entire blog! You are a HOOT my skinny friend! I love your earrings and the Buddha soap looks like it would be divine! Your necklace gift is stunning! I'm envious! Thanks for hosting a fun blog hop! Happy Unbirthday from one skinny person to another!

Cheri said...

Thanks Shelley for co-hosting this event, it was really fun! I love what you received and I love what you sent.. awesome earrings!
Cheri

windbent said...

I want all of it. These pictures should be banned because they make me jealous!!!

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