So very happy!

What treats the Mailman delivered today!
I've been waiting for my copy of HOLIDAY with Matthew Mead to arrive. It is stunning.

I took a quick look through and could not believe how beautiful this book is. The paper quality is lovely to touch. The photography and design are brilliant. I can't wait to sit down with a cup of warm tea and enjoy it fully.

I have been a fan of Matthew's work for years. I've enjoyed his sense of style and creativity in the pages of many magazines and on his website. It was a complete thrill and honour to be invited to submit my papergoods for HOLIDAY. So thank you Matthew, Jenny and Linda!

Today is also bittersweet. My biggest sweet Mom, who I lost just 2 1/2 months ago isn't with me to share my happy news. Some of the hardest moments are when you want to share something special. I know she is with me in spirit, cheering me on and saying "That's great Hon (short for honey) I am so excited for you"



I also wanted to share this lovely delivery that arrived in my mailbox today from Pink Grapefruit Style on Etsy....


  1. hi debra,

    i'm happy not only to be the lucky recipient of your matthew mead giveaway prize (arrived today) but to have found your etsy shop and now your sweet blog.

    so sorry to read about your losing your mother. i'm sure she is cheering you on. :)


  2. Thanks Elyse! You are very kind. I'm glad you like your prize.
    Your Etsy shop is very sweet. I love the tinkered matchboxes :)


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