Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Thank You Brini!

Brini of Brini's Doll Domain had a Birthday Contest in February for her 50th Birthday. She kept the prizes a surprise, but told us it would be something big. Well, as luck would have it (and this time, very good luck for me!), I won the giveaway. Even upon announcing me as the winner, she did not disclose what was in the giveaway so as not to spoil the surprise.

On February 24th, the mailman rang my doorbell and left a huge box on my porch. When I looked at the box, I thought to myself: "Hmm, what did I order now???! I don't remember ordering another doll house or anything that big!"

So, with a little assistance, I brought the box into the house.


Look at this box! Good thing Superman was available to help me!
When I looked more closely at the box, I saw that it was from Brini. I said aloud to my daughter: "Look, this is the box from Brini for the blog giveaway I won!" She asked me if she could help me open it (and of course, I let her help me!)

First, I opened the card that was taped to the front of the box. Much to my surprise, it was a beautiful card with a gift card inside!


Thank you card from Brini and Nordstrom Gift Card for $25!
So Brini sent me a card of thanks for entering in her contests and following her blog! What a sweetheart she is!

Next, we opened the box and removed all of the items from it.


Would you just look at all of the beautifully wrapped items! I felt like it was my birthday!
Excitedly, we unwrapped each item.  I was so surprised and excited to see what she gifted to me!

Would you look at this stuff! A Barbie Glam Getaway House, A Power Team Guy, Ken Clothes, cloth beach chairs, a wooden box and 3 stone bracelets for me to wear!
Look at how pretty these bracelets are!

Then I opened up each of the items. So many nice things!


Folded up so compactly!

It opens up to see a bathroom, bedroom/living area and a kitchen

Giselle, our resident Real Estate agent in Hanaly Corners brings prospective clients through the Getaway. 

Giselle: This little Getaway is the perfect abode to suit those desiring the latest "Tiny House" trend"
These 2 young ladies are sisters and are thinking of buying something together. They want something affordable and have thought that finding a place with multi-purpose areas might be the way for them to go.
Suzy (the little blonde sister): "Cute, but I think I would want to have separation between the bathroom and the living and sleeping areas!"
Stephanie (the redheaded sister): "Plus, there are 2 of us and only 1 single bed."
Giselle: "Well, this is a model. The builder is willing to make changes to accommodate your needs. Shall we keep this on your list?"
Both sisters said they would keep it on the list and would want to talk to a contractor friend to see what he thought could be done with this place.
Here is Calvin, Stephanie and Suzy's contractor friend. He is the Power Team guy from Brini. I dressed him in the Ken outfit she sent. He still has gloved hands, but I will look in my body part stash to give him regular hands. Isn't he handsome in his civilian clothes?  We will see more of him later.

Brini, this was so much more than I expected! You were right when you said I would be suprised and that the prize was big! I am sending cyber-hugs your way! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You are such an inspiration to me. Your generosity is amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


29 comments:

  1. Wow, Phyllis! Brini wasn't kidding when she said it was a big surprise. She has such a generous spirit. I, too, am inspired by it. Congrats again! P.S. I have that Power Team guy, too. He's an exact likeness of a guy I used to date for quite some time.

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    1. Brini is so generous! I cannot believe my good fortune! And the Power Team guy is one that I didn't have too. He is handsome, isn't he?!

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  2. Power Team Figures tend to have a better compatibility to Dragon/DML wrist posts than more modern Action Figure hands like Hot Toys so yeah if you need to order new hands try looking for that brand more.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! Hopefully, I have something in my stash that will work.

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    2. Thanks for the info Jawn Pickles. I could not remember which brand was compatible with these figures.

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  3. Szczere gratulacje w związku z otrzymaniem tak wspaniałej nagrody! Piękne rzeczy otrzymałaś a Brini jest naprawdę hojna!
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie!

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    1. Thank you, olla! Can you imagine my surprise when I saw all of this?!

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  4. Wow! What a gift. Brini sent some really nice things. Congratulations!

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    1. Yes she did! She is the one who inspired me to want to do my blog Giveaways.

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  5. One word....WOW!!! That is quite the giveaway. Way to go Brini!!!! Congrats, Phyllis.

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    1. Brini is such a sweetheart! I could not believe it when I saw the box. When I opened it and saw all of the items, I actually had tears in my eyes!

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  6. You hit the jackpot! Handsome young man. I like the "Tiny House" skit. Congratulations. It's feels good to give to others.

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    1. Yes it does! I have been lucky. It is people like Brini who have inspired me to do blog giveaways! It is always so nice to bring something nice into other people's lives.

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  7. Wow!!! Congratulations Phyllis! Those are very generous gifts from Brini! I am sure that you will enjoy them all. I am excited for all of the play time that you will have. :-)

    Please share if you find hands for him. I have this guy and need hands for him.

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    1. I will let you all know when I find a good set of matching hands for Calvin!

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  8. Congrats! I once won a surprise gift too, it's the best feeling!

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  9. Wow!! Congratulations on winning such a wonderful gift!!!! I can imagine how excited you were when it landed on your doorstep!!!

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    1. I definitely was excited! Still am when I think of the total generosity of Brini!

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  10. How fun!!! What a nice thing to receive from Brini...thanks for sharing it with us all! I guess daughters always love to help their mom's open stuff, doesn't matter what age. :)

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    1. Yes, daughter's do like to open presents at any age!

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  11. Hello from Spain: Brini is a very lovely person. I love all the gifts. The house is awesome. Last year she also sent me many gifts. She's a great friend. Keep in touch

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    1. So nice of Brini! She is a special person. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Congrats! These are some great gifts that Brini sent. That power team guy is quite handsome, your ladies will be fighting over him for sure. I just got the Glam Getaway and love it, so compact. You are going to have some fun with everything.

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  13. Wow! Congrats! Have lots of fun with the amazing stuff from Brini. :)

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  14. I am so glad you love everything. I told you it was going to be big. I was going to get the dream house then my son reminded me that I have a habit call dental work and new bill call the Dr. Kennedy, lol. I wanted to end the Christmas giveaway theme of moving. I really wished I had time to make you some linen and towel sets for the new place but time wasn't on my side. I'm sure you dollie will love the new man too, we can never get enough men in our dollie world.

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  15. Wa!! Phyllis you are very lucky to have friends like Brini. A big thank you to Brini ! See you soon.

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  16. Congrats! You really got some nice stuff! I love the house!

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