What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Roy G. Biv*

After the rainstorm comes a rainbow.

That's what the card said.

And, under the card,was, indeed a rainbow.

My very own rainbow.

It was from Heidi. That sweet, sweet gal sent me the loveliest box of goodies, all color coordinated in rainbow colors to bring me some cheer and joy after my "Woe is Me Pity Party" plumbing issues last week. I really do not know how I got into this circle of blogging buddies, but I am so thankful for each and every one of you. And, especially you, Heidi.

I've got photos, but none of them will do justice to the amazing colorful box of goodies that she bestowed upon me.
Each wonderful cellophane bag was filled with colored krinkle paper and a gift in a matching color, all tied up in a color matching bow. How she thought of this, I will never know!

Red - Hostess Cakes Stocking Mending Kit

Orange - Vintage Watermelon Seed Box from Salt Lake City (I love this box soo much!)

Yellow - Yankee Sunflower Candle

Green - Vintage Green Glitter (OMG!)

Blue - Vintage Magic Birthday Candles

Violet - Handcrocheted teeny purple doiley change purse

And, there there was eye candy and real candy! Ribbon in a rainbow of colors. Nik*L*Nip Wax Bottles, Rainbow Twizzles and a box of Rainbow colored Jelly Belly's. (I have an un un-natural obsesion of Jelly Belly's. But, I don't think she knew that. Or maybe she did. I think she's a mind reader. Or she's got my house bugged. One or the other.

So, thank you, my dear friend Heidi. Thank you for bringing a rainbow to my door today. It was pouring rain outside, but I had a rainbow delivered to my door.

*You do remember Roy G. Biv, don't you? The colors of the rainbow in order - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.


  1. OH! Twizzlers and Jelly Bellies - they will make any dark clouds fade to the background!! (a few Skittles thrown in are always a good measure too!) That was SUPER SWEET of Heidi... and she says YOUR goody packages are the best?! She must have learned from you!!

  2. well you definitely deserved a little colorful love in your day after all that mess--heidi is the sweetest :) so glad her package cheered you up a bit!


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