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post #871 of 1483
Quote:
Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
I bet I know who this is!! Not a lot of Bears fans here (we recognize each other).
She even ordered from you!

Ok, I'm back and boy... thoses treats were delicious!

So, first I have to say that the box was HUGE! I had a hard time wrestling it inside with a grocery bag. But I managed... all in the name of the dark side. There were so many packing peanuts it was like digging for treasure trying to find all the packages inside.


Here's everything still wrapped and pretty! (that didn't last long but I was tempted to save the cute kitty paper.



Inside the box wrapped in kitty paper were a bunch of smaller presents.


The kitties knew this was their box.


The first thing they wanted to open were "Catnip Buddy"s from Auntie Em's creations. They went nuts for these things and now they are both crashed out after a really good nip buz!



She also sent some other cat nip things called Hot Cats


For me there were some delicious smelling & tasting "human treats". They almost looked too good to eat... almost! (and the cute card with my hints in it)


A great purple Endless Whimsy cat playing. The pictures don't so it justice I don't think. It was cleverly disguised in a Logitech box.


There was also a Clever Cat Trick Kit with "10 tricks your cat MIGHT learn". LOL And a baby knits book for beginners including the basics of knitting. Must get out needles and try to learn again. The babies in it are so cute and so are the patterns. And for the kitties there were also 2 kinds of treats. I only opened one of them and Frankie tried to eat my finger she liked them so much. Last for the kitties there were some feater toys which I'm going to get out later I think.


Frankie jumped up and I don't know if she wanted her Buddy or her perch so I gave her both in the end.


Oh, I suppose I can spill not that she's confirmed it. My wonderful SS was Jade/emrldsky. Now I have to ask, can you share the recipe for those treats? There were gooey and wonderful and just the sweet I was looking for tonight!
post #872 of 1483
I got mine! My SS was AMAZING!! Thank you so much! I've got tons of pictures to post. Ok, so my SS's name is Brooke, and she lives in..Maryland? Even though the return address is CT...?! Any hints?
I checked my mail this morning before I headed out to work and I had to wait ALL day to find out what was in the package! I thought about saving it, I even put some of it under the tree (for about 30 seconds) but I just had to see!



Nermal didnt want to wait either..


and neither did Jimmy...


What a pile!!


I think I'll have to rotate pictures for this. I'll start with Arthur as soon as he gets better


I smell cat nip!!! There are now mice strewn all over the stairs and hall




Nerm liked the stocking the toys came in too!


Cat cross stitch books, I love it!!


Adorable!!


I think Nermal may have been disappointed that the cup didnt come filled.



And my personal favorite (SS, you're fantastic!!)



Thank you SO much! I love everything!! Oh! We also got some kitty treats, lots of jingly balls, some fruit and nut cadburys (my favorite!) And some Ginger Yogi tea (love the brand and the flavor!) and some potpurri and some smelly (good smelly) diffuser stuff. Awesome! I was totally spoiled!
post #873 of 1483
Recipient - Santa

AbbysMom - Miss Mew
AlleyGirl - Twstychik
Bella713 - Jaffacake
calico2222 - MonaxLisa
Catfriend - ?
catkiki - sillyitiliangrl
Catnip - ?
CATTYBIRD - tierre0
eilcon - Pami
emrldsky - lmunsie
EnzoLeya - ?
Februa - CatFriend
felineorc - ?
GailC -?
gemlady - ?
GoingNova - ?
jennyranson - Renovia
katachtig - Taurus77
katiemae1277 - Momofmany
KittenKrazy - kittylover4ever
Kiwideus - katachtig
kluchetta - ?
laureen227 - KittenKrazy
MissMew - AlleyGirl
mrblanche - Butzie
Pami- Rapunzel47
pipersjo - ?
pushylady - ?
Rang_27 - ?
Royalenchntrss - Laureen227
RussianBlue - ?
sarahp - lookingglass
snosrap5 - kiwideus
StarryEyedTiger - ?
Tara & Rob - Caprice
Taurus77 - MoochNNoodles
TaviasMom - ?
tierre0- CATTYBIRD
twstychik-emrldsky
valanhb - ?
whiteforest - WELDRWOMN
wildfire203 - yam102284[/quote]
post #874 of 1483
Quote:
Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
She even ordered from you!

Ok, I'm back and boy... thoses treats were delicious!

Oh, I suppose I can spill not that she's confirmed it. My wonderful SS was Jade/emrldsky. Now I have to ask, can you share the recipe for those treats? There were gooey and wonderful and just the sweet I was looking for tonight!
The treats are easy, but take some time. You bake a nice cake, decimate it, add some icing to make it bind (so you can roll them up into balls). I used a mold for the bottoms. I then added milk chocolate to the mold (one at a time), placed the cake ball in the warm chocolate, then placed it in the freezer until the chocolate set. After that's all done, you basically "dunk" the tops in a colored white chocolate and top with sprinkles of your choice.

More detailed info can be found here: http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/0...made-easy.html
post #875 of 1483
Quote:
Originally Posted by emrldsky View Post
The treats are easy, but take some time. You bake a nice cake, decimate it, add some icing to make it bind (so you can roll them up into balls). I used a mold for the bottoms. I then added milk chocolate to the mold (one at a time), placed the cake ball in the warm chocolate, then placed it in the freezer until the chocolate set. After that's all done, you basically "dunk" the tops in a colored white chocolate and top with sprinkles of your choice.

More detailed info can be found here: http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/0...made-easy.html
All I can say is YUM! I think cake truffles is a perfect description!
post #876 of 1483
Quote:
Originally Posted by mews2much View Post
Jacky, weren't you the one who said that you weren't going to open anything until Christmas? Welcome to the Darkside!
post #877 of 1483
Recipient - Santa

AbbysMom - Miss Mew
AlleyGirl - Twstychik
Bella713 - Jaffacake
calico2222 - MonaxLisa
Catfriend - ?
catkiki - sillyitiliangrl
Catnip - ?
CATTYBIRD - tierre0
eilcon - Pami
emrldsky - lmunsie
EnzoLeya - ?
Februa - CatFriend
felineorc - ?
GailC -?
gemlady - ?
GoingNova - ?
jennyranson - Renovia
katachtig - Taurus77
katiemae1277 - Momofmany
KittenKrazy - kittylover4ever
Kiwideus - katachtig
kluchetta - ?
laureen227 - KittenKrazy
MissMew - AlleyGirl
mrblanche - Butzie
Pami- Rapunzel47
pipersjo - ?
pushylady - ?
Rang_27 - ?
Royalenchntrss - Laureen227
RussianBlue - ?
sarahp - lookingglass
SillyJilly - ?
snosrap5 - kiwideus
StarryEyedTiger - ?
Tara & Rob - Caprice
Taurus77 - MoochNNoodles
TaviasMom - ?
tierre0- CATTYBIRD
twstychik-emrldsky
valanhb - ?
whiteforest - WELDRWOMN
wildfire203 - yam102284
post #878 of 1483
DH is trying to hold it against me that the other day I said since it was getting so close to Christmas that maybe if it got here I would light-side it and not open it until Christmas Eve (as that's when we usually celebrate christmas)... and low and behold he's holding that against me!! So... it's here, I want to open it, Kitters is sitting on it, and he doesn't want me to open it. I'm trying to convince him to let us (me and Kitters) open it to see if everything is wrapped and then we'll keep the wrapped presents, and maybe open one a day or something. If they are not wrapped DH said he'd tape the box back up again... Hmmm... I'm trying... We'll see!
post #879 of 1483
I will be adding a few more things for my ss on thurs.
Ihad to wait for the place to get it in.
post #880 of 1483
Recipient - Santa

AbbysMom - Miss Mew
AlleyGirl - Twstychik
Bella713 - Jaffacake
calico2222 - MonaxLisa
Catfriend - ?
catkiki - sillyitiliangrl
Catnip - ?
CATTYBIRD - tierre0
Duchess15 - pipersjo
eilcon - Pami
emrldsky - lmunsie
EnzoLeya - ?
Februa - CatFriend
felineorc - ?
GailC -?
gemlady - ?
GoingNova - ?
jennyranson - Renovia
katachtig - Taurus77
katiemae1277 - Momofmany
KittenKrazy - kittylover4ever
Kiwideus - katachtig
kluchetta - ?
laureen227 - KittenKrazy
MissMew - AlleyGirl
mrblanche - Butzie
Pami- Rapunzel47
pipersjo - Going Nova
pushylady - ?
Rang_27 - ?
Royalenchntrss - Laureen227
RussianBlue - ?
sarahp - lookingglass
SillyJilly - ?
snosrap5 - kiwideus
StarryEyedTiger - ?
Tara & Rob - Caprice
Taurus77 - MoochNNoodles
TaviasMom - ?
tierre0- CATTYBIRD
twstychik-emrldsky
valanhb - ?
whiteforest - WELDRWOMN
wildfire203 - yam102284
post #881 of 1483
As promised here are pictures!
I went to get the mail when I got home, and saw it sitting outside of the mailboxes. I was really annoyed that the postman left it outside the boxes, just sitting there. Anyone could've taken it and I wouldn't have even known. I brought it upstairs and showed my fiance. I got my camera and showed the girls what we got.



I opened the box and saw all the wonderfully wrapped presents in it. The first thing I got was a bag of milk chocolate lindor truffles It had a note on it that said, a treat for me in case I wasn't on the "dark side." Well, I'm truly on the dark side, so I had to open everything today.



I unwrapped all the kitties toys and treats first. And them get a smell of what they got. Kairi was really intrigued by the bag of catnip and the catnip mice. Namine has been going absolutely nutso over one of the other toys. The brown circular toy, that has a catnip smell. She has been carrying that thing around in her mouth all night, and meowing at us to throw it for her. She was playing fetch with me for a little bit. Here are some pictures of them going nuts. I got more of Kairi, cause Namine was too busy playing with the round toy. I'll point it out in one of the pictures. She was running all around with that thing.


The kitties loot


Kairi playing with a mouse


Kairi trying to get into the treats


Kairi trying to get into the catnip.


Kairi trying to get into one of the toys. That brown round one is the one Namine's been playing with all night.

And now to my stuff. I got some more chocolate - a Cadbury milk chocolate bar (that's almost gone), a bag of mixed Ghiradelli chocolates, a bag of dark chocolate with mint Ghiradelli chocolates.


Then I got some candles - warm apple pie, vanilla, and gingerbread. They all smell so heavenly.


And some Bath and Body Works stuff in a cute little basket with some bath soak. The Bath and Body Works stuff is Sensual Amber body wash and lotion, and Moonlight Path body wash. Even though I have a slight obsession with B&BW, I don't have any of these and love the smells.


And here's all the stuff together


And here's the video I took of Namine with her toy. You can also see Kairi towards the end trying to open her treats and catnip.
http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y14...t=MVI_2437.flv

And....even though it's not confirmed, I'm pretty sure my SS is ......... TARA! (Tara & Rob). The box came from Charleston, SC and the card was signed Katina and Nero.

Thank you so much Tara! You spoiled us and we love everything!
post #882 of 1483
To: my Secret Santa's mom

Hi!

I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to get my package! As soon as I can get some time and a very kind person to transport me (my dad lives about 50 miles away), I will stab the gift box open with my boney little fingers, rip right into it and lay claim to my prizes!
I'm totally regretting that I didn't give you my home address, but the apartment managers have a way of keeping packages in the office and claiming to not find them long after they've been delivered! Your lovely gifts to me are not safe with them!

I promise to get to it as soon as possible, and then post to all the other members (who will be a festive green with envy when they see my gift), how much more awesome my SS is than theirs.

,
Linda
post #883 of 1483
Quote:
Originally Posted by yam102284 View Post

and here's the video i took of namine with her toy. You can also see kairi towards the end trying to open her treats and catnip.
http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y14...t=mvi_2437.flv
omg love it !!!
post #884 of 1483
Quote:
Originally Posted by SillyJilly View Post
DH is trying to hold it against me that the other day I said since it was getting so close to Christmas that maybe if it got here I would light-side it and not open it until Christmas Eve (as that's when we usually celebrate christmas)... and low and behold he's holding that against me!! So... it's here, I want to open it, Kitters is sitting on it, and he doesn't want me to open it. I'm trying to convince him to let us (me and Kitters) open it to see if everything is wrapped and then we'll keep the wrapped presents, and maybe open one a day or something. If they are not wrapped DH said he'd tape the box back up again... Hmmm... I'm trying... We'll see!
YOU? A LIGHT SIDER?

No cookies for you, missy. And we have nice moist chewy ones with dark chocolate chips...
post #885 of 1483
Quote:
Originally Posted by SillyJilly View Post
DH is trying to hold it against me that the other day I said since it was getting so close to Christmas that maybe if it got here I would light-side it and not open it until Christmas Eve (as that's when we usually celebrate christmas)... and low and behold he's holding that against me!! So... it's here, I want to open it, Kitters is sitting on it, and he doesn't want me to open it. I'm trying to convince him to let us (me and Kitters) open it to see if everything is wrapped and then we'll keep the wrapped presents, and maybe open one a day or something. If they are not wrapped DH said he'd tape the box back up again... Hmmm... I'm trying... We'll see!
I'm SURE they are wrapped. SURE!!! OPEN OPEN OPEN!
post #886 of 1483
I had to open mine early lol.
post #887 of 1483
Quote:
Originally Posted by SillyJilly View Post
DH is trying to hold it against me that the other day I said since it was getting so close to Christmas that maybe if it got here I would light-side it and not open it until Christmas Eve (as that's when we usually celebrate christmas)... and low and behold he's holding that against me!! So... it's here, I want to open it, Kitters is sitting on it, and he doesn't want me to open it. I'm trying to convince him to let us (me and Kitters) open it to see if everything is wrapped and then we'll keep the wrapped presents, and maybe open one a day or something. If they are not wrapped DH said he'd tape the box back up again... Hmmm... I'm trying... We'll see!
Quote:
Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
YOU? A LIGHT SIDER?

No cookies for you, missy. And we have nice moist chewy ones with dark chocolate chips...
Someone needs to revoke her cookie!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Going Nova View Post
To: my Secret Santa's mom

Hi!

I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to get my package! As soon as I can get some time and a very kind person to transport me (my dad lives about 50 miles away), I will stab the gift box open with my boney little fingers, rip right into it and lay claim to my prizes!
I'm totally regretting that I didn't give you my home address, but the apartment managers have a way of keeping packages in the office and claiming to not find them long after they've been delivered! Your lovely gifts to me are not safe with them!

I promise to get to it as soon as possible, and then post to all the other members (who will be a festive green with envy when they see my gift), how much more awesome my SS is than theirs.

,
Linda
Boy, an I glad I have trustworthy office staff here. Of course, my parents only live 5 minutes away anyway... but still!
post #888 of 1483
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SillyJilly View Post
DH is trying to hold it against me that the other day I said since it was getting so close to Christmas that maybe if it got here I would light-side it and not open it until Christmas Eve (as that's when we usually celebrate christmas)... and low and behold he's holding that against me!! So... it's here, I want to open it, Kitters is sitting on it, and he doesn't want me to open it. I'm trying to convince him to let us (me and Kitters) open it to see if everything is wrapped and then we'll keep the wrapped presents, and maybe open one a day or something. If they are not wrapped DH said he'd tape the box back up again... Hmmm... I'm trying... We'll see!
Do I need to report you to the SPCC???


Open it!!
post #889 of 1483
Quote:
Originally Posted by sillyitiliangrl View Post
I opened my front door to go to the chiropractor and tripped over a package!!!! Good thing it was the chiropractor I was going to, cuz it hurt

Thank you Becky(Februa????), Manytoes and Daisy!!!!

ABSOLUTY WONDERFUL, THANK YOU SO MUCH It was well worth the fall
Yep, it was me!!!! So glad you like everything, but sorry about the poor location to leave box chosen by delivery driver!
Merry Christmas
post #890 of 1483
Quote:
Originally Posted by MonaxLisa View Post
I got mine! My SS was AMAZING!! Thank you so much! I've got tons of pictures to post. Ok, so my SS's name is Brooke, and she lives in..Maryland? Even though the return address is CT...?! Any hints?
I don't know anyone here named Brooke that lives in Maryland or CT....any other hints in the box?
post #891 of 1483
Recipient - Santa

AbbysMom - Miss Mew
AlleyGirl - Twstychik
Bella713 - Jaffacake
calico2222 - MonaxLisa
Catfriend - ?
catkiki - sillyitiliangrl
Catnip - ?
CATTYBIRD - tierre0
Duchess15 - pipersjo
eilcon - Pami
emrldsky - lmunsie
EnzoLeya - ?
Februa - CatFriend
felineorc - ?
GailC -?
gemlady - ?
GoingNova - ?
jennyranson - Renovia
katachtig - Taurus77
katiemae1277 - Momofmany
KittenKrazy - kittylover4ever
Kiwideus - katachtig
kluchetta - ?
laureen227 - KittenKrazy
MissMew - AlleyGirl
mrblanche - Butzie
Pami- Rapunzel47
pipersjo - Going Nova
pushylady - ?
Rang_27 - ?
Royalenchntrss - Laureen227
RussianBlue - ?
sarahp - lookingglass
sillyitiliangrl - Februa
SillyJilly - ?
snosrap5 - kiwideus
StarryEyedTiger - ?
Tara & Rob - Caprice
Taurus77 - MoochNNoodles
TaviasMom - ?
tierre0- CATTYBIRD
twstychik-emrldsky
valanhb - ?
whiteforest - WELDRWOMN
wildfire203 - yam102284
post #892 of 1483
We are stuck here waiting for Ups.
I have 2 packages coming today.
If they come early I will finish shopping for my ss.
Otherwise we will finish tomorrow.
post #893 of 1483
Recipient - Santa

AbbysMom - Miss Mew
AlleyGirl - Twstychik
Bella713 - Jaffacake
calico2222 - MonaxLisa
Catfriend - ?
catkiki - sillyitiliangrl
Catnip - ?
CATTYBIRD - tierre0
Duchess15 - pipersjo
eilcon - Pami
emrldsky - lmunsie
EnzoLeya - ?
Februa - CatFriend
felineorc - ?
GailC -?
gemlady - ?
GoingNova - ?
jennyranson - Renovia
Jaffacake - Katiemae1277
katachtig - Taurus77
katiemae1277 - Momofmany
KittenKrazy - kittylover4ever
Kiwideus - katachtig
kluchetta - ?
laureen227 - KittenKrazy
MissMew - AlleyGirl
mrblanche - Butzie
Pami- Rapunzel47
pipersjo - Going Nova
pushylady - ?
Rang_27 - ?
Royalenchntrss - Laureen227
RussianBlue - ?
sarahp - lookingglass
sillyitiliangrl - Februa
SillyJilly - ?
snosrap5 - kiwideus
StarryEyedTiger - ?
Tara & Rob - Caprice
Taurus77 - MoochNNoodles
TaviasMom - ?
tierre0- CATTYBIRD
twstychik-emrldsky
valanhb - ?
whiteforest - WELDRWOMN
wildfire203 - yam102284
post #894 of 1483
Well, I recieved a PM from a snooper saying that my SS says I need to open my box. I will show that to DH when I get home from work and see what happens with that.


HOWEVER!!!! I have a very good idea of who my SS is, but I am not going to say anything until after I open the pressie and see if my hunches are correct! DH helped me search the threads last night for hours on end to see where everone was from and where they live, when they shipped and whatnot... sooo..... I think I have it... and if it is true... It's extra funny due to other circumstances! But... that's all I am saying..

I'll keep ya'll posted as to what DH says this evening!
post #895 of 1483
Quote:
Originally Posted by SillyJilly View Post
Well, I recieved a PM from a snooper saying that my SS says I need to open my box. I will show that to DH when I get home from work and see what happens with that.


HOWEVER!!!! I have a very good idea of who my SS is, but I am not going to say anything until after I open the pressie and see if my hunches are correct! DH helped me search the threads last night for hours on end to see where everone was from and where they live, when they shipped and whatnot... sooo..... I think I have it... and if it is true... It's extra funny due to other circumstances! But... that's all I am saying..

I'll keep ya'll posted as to what DH says this evening!
Once again I ask, is this pressie for you or DH? You! So forget him and open it! Even your SS says you have to! You don't want to anger the SS evil elves... they may not let you participate next year. Not to mention the SPCC!
post #896 of 1483
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SillyJilly View Post
I'll keep ya'll posted as to what DH says this evening!
Who the heck asked him?? Its not his SS present!


OPEN IT!!!!!!!!!
post #897 of 1483
Quote:
Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
Once again I ask, is this pressie for you or DH? You! So forget him and open it! Even your SS says you have to! You don't want to anger the SS evil elves... they may not let you participate next year. Not to mention the SPCC!
SO true!

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlleyGirl View Post
Who the heck asked him?? Its not his SS present!


OPEN IT!!!!!!!!!
I know... he just wants me to have something to actually OPEN at Christmas. We do everything for eachother throughout the year and it's tight right now and I didn't want him to spend some money on something else for me, so I don't have anything right now to open that day... BUT I am really ok with that!
post #898 of 1483
I received my package!

Well, not the actual package, but the slip from the post office. It won't be available to pick up until tomorrow afternoon. But, I may not be able to pick it up until Friday or Saturday since we're going out tomorrow night the post office will be closed by then.

Just wanted to report in so Karen can tick me off. She's not literally ticking me off in the bad way, just a good way.
post #899 of 1483
Lol, this sounds like so much fun! I think I may have to participate next year. =)
post #900 of 1483
My SS recipient hasn't figured it out yet. Not sure if s/he plans on trying to or not.

I keep checking my mail box for a delivery notice but I haven't seen anything yet. My SS said it would be by the end of this week. I'm so excited. I hope it arrives this week. I'm off for the next 2 days.
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