Archive for May 20th, 2008


I’m usually NOT a winner at anything. However, I actually won something. Funny it should be a contest hosted by my dear friend Cherrye at My Bella Vita. When she told me I won, I picked the “Calabrian and Italian goodies package” because I know it’ll be a little while before I make it back to Italy, so I didn’t need the room right now, and I love surprises (in present form preferably!) Let’s check out what all I received in the mail on Friday. (you should be able to click on the picture to make it bigger if you need.)

Starting on the far left I’ll try to go in a clockwise circle. Lemon ice cream stuff…it was yummy, I already popped them in the freezer and have eaten one of the two little packets. Nice note from Cherrye. Mafioso oven mitt. Some postcards. Chocolate! Cornutto/longhorns to ward off the malocchio so I don’t die! (Read all about the malocchio and the little red horns here.) And some bath and body goodies! The glass of wine, naturally not sent through mail, but I know Cherrye would have wanted me to feel like I was back in Italy.

Thanks a bunch for the package! And now everyone knows Cherrye sends good gifts, so if she has another contest you should enter. Or wait, maybe not…so I’ll have a better chance at winning again!


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