Wednesday, July 27, 2011

In which I am flabbergasted.

 I don't think I've ever actually used that word. It's kind of fun!

So! You all know the deliciousness that is Stepper, right? If not, dig in. Well, she had a giveaway a while back, and I

won

it.

And I didn't even have to cheat! Go me!

I was so supercalafragilisticexpialadocious excited to open it. There may have been excessive giggling.

(Yes, I have used THAT word before ... but I'm not about to type it again.)

And then my jaw proceeded to drop as the package just kept GOING .....


First up we have a CD of Stepper's favorite tunes. Before we proceed, check out that cover. You may have to enlarge it to fully appreciate the awesomeness.  I don't know if it was talented Stepper or talented Stepper's Husband who drew it, but there is talent going on here.

Per her suggestion, I listened to it laying down on my back, in the dark, at full volume. That didn't last long, however, as my children heard the music. (Plus also, I was laying down. Why is laying-down-mommy the most intriguing toy?)

Um, WOW. I hadn't heard of a single song on there, but I can tell already I'm about to be obsessed. It's been a while since I've listened to songs purely for my own enjoyment (Safety Kids, Peter and the Wolf, and Les Mes are kind of all we listen to lately, although they are all amazing in their own right), and I'd forgotten that I used to. Listen to music, I mean.

Laying down with my eyes closed, my children twirling all around me, I remembered myself. I remembered that I used to listen to music 24/7. I remembered that I'm a person, not just a mommy. I remembered a whole part of me that has been sleeping for some time.

Thank you, Stepper, for waking her up.


Next up we have The Cutest Notebooks and Post-it Notes. How did you know, Stepper? How did you know that I carry paper with me everywhere I go? And that my thoughts are so much more inspired when the paper is pretty? 

A mustache. How freakin' cool is that.

Mr. Squishy got it to stick all by itself, since he has a cold.


The coolest retro pins and magnets EVER.  They make me feel, like, HIP. My fridge doesn't know what to do with itself.



The most  beautiful rose earrings and matching ring. They trick people into thinking I'm refined and fashionable. I love them.

And perhaps my favorite - MONSTERS!


Yes, she hand made all of those! Ever since I first saw her monsters on her blog, I wanted one. Or two. Or four.

And she read my mind!

They are quite at home on our stairway mantel. Although they may meander to the computer desk. Or the basement toy shelf. Or the couch. Or the kids' beds. Or my bed.





I'm in love.

But!

There was more - much more! Retro paper glasses, thank you cards, a whole truffle bar ... I'm tellin' ya, my jaw may never fully recover from the droppage that happened here last night.

Thank you, Stepper, for brightening every corner of my day!

7 comments:

tktakesphotos said...

Your new monsters almost spell ninja. That is super cool. I have never heard of a stepper but she sounds talented to the power of ten. Glad your back in the blogging groove.

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

I am in AWE! What an awesome package of fabulousness!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

That is a pretty sweet prize box, you lucky lady! And I know what you are saying about Mommy laying down...it's like, so tempting to jump on Mommy! And the music thing too...so tell us what's on the cd! Oh and you look awesome in those earrings!

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

WOW, just wow, I tell ya! :) so cool

Stepper the Mighty said...

HUTTAH!

Melissa Bastow said...

Neat-o. I love the monsters too.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Geesh, I go on vacation for a week and miss all kinds of excitement. Yay for Stepper. Yay for you!!