Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I love winning GIVEAWAYS....

 Winning a giveaway is always so much fun...

I just won a most generous one over at CEDAR HILL FARMHOUSE blog and it was such a delightful one.

Anita is a very successful decorator and her blog is like going thru a fabulous decorating magazine.

When my package arrived at our
Summer House, it felt like Christmas....

 A vintage grain sack...
very, very large and I am so proud of it.

It is long enuf to use as a runner...
and someone suggested to me to fill if with Fiber Fill for
a fantastic body pillow....
so many things to use it for.

 Also included in my treasure box was 
FRENCH ACCENTS hardback book...

 It's a GORGEOUS book and I am really proud of it.

Signed by Anita.... after beautiful page of the most delightful photos...
and she shows us how to decorate in the french style.

if all the above wasn't enuf,
she added a jar of 
in one of my favorite decorating colors....

Thank you so much for sending me such a wonderful box of goodies, ANITA.
♥ ♥ ♥
I hope my friends will go over to visit ANITA and let her know
you saw this amazing giveaway here at bj's Sweet Nothings.
Mr. Sweet is still handling his cancer treatments very well.
The daily Chemo has not made him sick even one day...
(we thank our Heavenly Father)
the radiation ...
it makes him tired at the end of the 5 days a week
but with Saturday and Sundays off,
he seems to be able to gather his strength to battle another 5 days of it.

At the end of 5 to 6 weeks of radiation,
he will have more MRI's and Cat Scans 
to determine if the amount of radiation is 
doing it's best to shrink that ole tumor.

We thank you so much in praying with us that 
Mr. Sweet's cancer will go into remission and
he will once again be able to walk without the aid of the walker...
that he will once again be the strong man that he has always been...
and that our Heavenly Father will always cover him in blessings.
Love, bj


  1. I am so tickled you won the giveaway, bj! What a bright spot in the day for you -especially with all you have going on! Praying for Mr.Sweet and I am thrilled that he is doing so well handling the chemo. The radiation is very tiring...and I think exhaustion from treatments is just a big part of the will get through this-one day at a time. I will be anxious to hear about his follow up appts after the radiation. xo Diana

  2. Congrats on the win BJ.

    Glad that Mr. Sweet is doing so well throughout this time. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

    God bless.

  3. A perfect surprise in a time of need. Sometimes the nicest things happen when we least expect it. So pleased that things are going well for Mr. Sweet and you. Hang in as it will get better.

  4. So glad you enjoyed it BJ. Thanks for the lovely shout out!! And happy to hear the treatments for your husband are going well. Praying for complete healing.

  5. Yes, and amen. Continued prayers for Mr. Sweet and you bj!

  6. I didn't know he was on a walker. When my dad went through cancer when I was little, I remember his crutches with great detail. He spent the majority of his illness in them. By the time he was wheel-chair bound, he didn't spend much time in it before he went to the hospital and never came out of it. I hope everything goes well for you two.

  7. I think its great that you two are in this to win it - keep up the positive attitudes because they make a real difference! You never know which way the road will turn, but you don't have to let it get the best of you when it gets bumpy. I think you and your family are amazing and I am pulling for you! And congrats on your win - what treasure indeed!!

  8. Just what you need at this time to boost the spirits a bit. Sending many prayers your way.

  9. Oh that was a sweet win! You will have to share all the ways that you are going to incorporate the French style. What a blessing that Mr. Sweet is handling his meds and treatments well. Always in my prayers... God is so good all the time.

  10. What lovely wins, BJ. It's so nice to win a gift from a blogging friend. I must go visit Cedar Hill.
    Glad to hear the treatments are being tolerated. Love to you and Mr. Sweet. ♥

  11. Congratulations BJ. It looks a lovely giveaway. Still keeping you and Mr Sweets in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. That was a fun surprise! I will keep you both in my prayers. I think of you always!

  13. Congrats on your win! Hopefully, this will get your mind off of life's difficulties for a moment. I'm anxious to see what you do with the gray paint.

  14. Hi BJ I can not think of a sweeter person to have won the giveaway, enjoy. Keeping you and Mr. Sweets in my prayers.

  15. very nice giveaway!! Congratulations on the win!! Sounds like he is doing great with his chemo, I'm praying for a complete and total recovery!!

  16. Congrats on the win! Im heading over there now to check out her blog. If you love it, I know I will too!

  17. Nice giveaway win bj . . .
    Good news about Mr Sweet . . .
    Happy he is handling the treatments ok . . .
    No doubt about him doing so . . . he is SWEET.

  18. Nice win bj. Prayers will continue for Bill and you. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  19. Congratulations, BJ! No one more deserves to be a winner right now that you do. And it was a wonderful giveaway!

    The good thoughts continue to come your way with hope and love.

  20. Wonderful giveaway win! Congrats! I've been keeping Mr. Sweet and you in my prayers. Hugs, Cheryl

  21. What a most gracious win for you BJ and I am sure the timing was perfect to perk you up dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  22. What a great giveaway to win, you lucky girl! I think it is unheard of to not be sick from the chemo treatments. To God be the glory!!

  23. I'm so glad you won, bj. You certainly deserve some extra cheer :)

    I'm glad to hear Bill is still doing well. I pray he goes into remission soon!

    love to you,

  24. Congratulations on your treasures. I have Anita's book and I loved reading it and getting some wonderful tips. Enjoy!


  25. So happy for the amazing giveaway that you won BJ! Isn't the Lord amazing like that! I just love the flour sack, I know you will find a lovely way to use it! So thankful to hear that Mr. Sweet is handling the chemo and radiation well, and will continue to pray that the cancer is gone in Jesus name! Believing and praying with you, and thankful for the good report today :) Hugs to you my friend :)

  26. BJ, good morning! I'm happy that you won the gift from Anita. Fun times with a cup of coffee and a decorating book.

    I'm also so happy that Mr. Sweet is doing well. My dad will start his chemo soon. It didn't make him sick four years ago so we are hopeful it will be the same this time.

  27. Ooh, lala! That sounds like just the little pick me up you need right now! Isn't God good? Congratulations on that pretty win! Still praying. Keep up the good work Bill!

  28. Oh my goodness, what loveliness. And the sweet gifts in your previous post too.
    You are HIGHLY loved, BJ. Glad to hear things are going well.

  29. So glad to hear that Mr Sweet is doing so well. Now if I can just find your address to send him a card. I have it here someplace. It's so hard getting olden.

    Enjoy your weekend.


  30. Thank you, Sweet Friend, for posting the blog post on your Facebook. I'm delighted to see so many of your friends coming by to read it, and know how much still another reader/follower of yours values your sweet spirit and happy heart and SASSY ways. I jotted Miss Marthy's letter down this afternoon, cooked supper, we ate and watched a little TV, then came back at bedtime to FOURTEEN comments! What a fun evening, seeing all those folks gathering round who love you both so much.

    I appreciate Nana Diana's sending the link to you, for I couldn't find an address to let you know yet.

    I send you both prayers and good thoughts for the healing, strengthening days ahead.


  31. I am so happy for you, Bj, for winning this lovely gift at this particular time. It had to be such an uplift to you. I will run right over to Anita's blog and check her out. Blessings to you!

  32. Great giveaway and even better to read that your honey bunny has not gotten sick. Hot dog.

  33. Oh happy days, bj, on winning that fabulous giveaway!! How wonderful that your Mr. Sweet is doing so well. Prayers will certainly continue for both of you. xxoo

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  35. Always praying, dear BJ. Even when not posting!
    What a delightful and thoughtful giveaway! Sweet treasures, to be sure!


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