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Thursday, January 27, 2011

HOT Mug Blogfest

As you know I don't normally participate in blogfests. Though I love reading them I don't usually have the time to write them. But this one hosted by one of my favorite set of bloggers, Erica & Christy, I couldn't pass up. This is the Hot Mug Blogfest in which we're supposed to show our favorite mug and give a little story behind why it's our favorite.

This mug was a special gift from a dear friend who went above and beyond to support me. Anytime I'm feeling down or like I need a little extra encouragement this is the mug I reach for. Last year I attended a writer's conference in New York. It was my first time going to the Big Apple and I was going alone.

Though she couldn't attend the conference with me, my critique sister Karlene Petitt hitchhiked on a flight (she's a pilot) and met me in New York for dinner. She brought me chocolates from Belgium and this beautiful mug as a memento of my trip. This mug will always be special to me, not because I got it in New York, but because my dear friend flew across the United States to show her support for me and gave this to me as a gift. I smile every time I take it out of the cabinet. How could I not? Be sure to stop by Erica & Christy's blog to read all the other great entries!

33 comments:

  1. Ahhh Heather, That is so sweet. Thank you! I'm just glad you're not in NY now. Did you see that snow?
    It was my pleasure to fly back and see you. A short trip, but so worth it. And I just remembered a funny story about our friend Darby. :)

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  2. Heather,

    Karlene is too sweet! What a lovely gesture and sentiment. That is definitely a keeper.

    You are so fortunate to have a friend like that. Then again, I'm sure you'd do the same for her.

    Michael

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  3. Mary, thanks for visiting! Glad you liked it.

    Karlene, you are the best! Ans I'm definitely glad we aren't there now. Can't wait to here about Darby!

    Michael, she absolutely is and I'd do anything for her. I'm very lucky!

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  4. Aww, that's sweet! My favorite mug doesn't have nearly as good a story. It's got Marvin the Martian on it. ;)

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  5. Lisa, that's awesome! My better half LOVES Marvin the martian!

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  6. What a wonderful memento and heart warmer. Karlene is awesome! I, too, reach for special coffee mugs in the morning—some when I need comfort, some when I'm determined, etc. The comfort ones are always gifts from people I love. Love this post.

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  7. I love the story behind your mug! That is indeed special - what a wonderful friend! :)

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  8. Linda, it's awesome how a mug can brighten your day isn't it?!

    Donea, she really is. Thank you for stopping by and for following!

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  9. *sigh* That's a really great friend you've got there!

    Also, Starbucks mugs are great.

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  10. The story behind the mug is beautiful, the mug is cheery too.

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  11. Cherished memories along with a nice mug! Nice mug!!!

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  12. Tessa, you noticed it was from Starbucks! Thanks for following!

    Myne, thank you so much!

    Danette, thank you. What could be better right?!

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  13. Ah, I love New York! What a wonderful crit partner!

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  14. What a great story. And what a great friend to have!

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  15. Awww what a sweet story!!! My mom's name was Karlene, and I rarely ever hear it!

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  16. Abby, New York was pretty amazing and si is my crit partner! Thank you so much for following!

    Sondrae, thank you. I'm very lucky!

    Stephenie, oh wow what a coincidence! Perhaps all Karlene's are amazing and sweet! :)

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  17. it has great design and memories.
    Jeremy
    [iZombie]

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  18. Thanks Jeremy, and thanks for visiting!

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  19. Oh, that is so lovely. You have a true friend there!

    My Mug

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  20. Ellie, thanks, I really do! She's special.

    Thanks Candyland, glad you like it!

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  21. Oh my goodness, that is so sweet and lovely a story. What a true and good friend. I love your mug and it's story, meaning. *hugs*

    And, yeah, I live in NJ/the area she mentioned (above), I woke up to another foot of fresh snow this morning and the 2nd day in a row of kid and husband home for a snow day. Sheesh. It's messing with my schedule.

    Have a wonderful, writerly weekend, Heather.
    Love,
    Lola

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  22. Thanks Lola! I bet you and Karlene have a lot in common in the awesome department. So sorry to hear about all the crazy weather, and your writing distractions! Hang in there and stay warm.

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  23. You seem really lucky to have such great friends (and of course they're lucky to have you!). Thanks so much for the nice things you said about us and we're psyched that you wanted to participate! Cool mug shot!

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  24. Thank you ladies! I really am very lucky, and happy to count you among them! Thanks for this blogfest I've enjoyed it. I can hardly wait to get somewhere with reliable internet in a few days so I can read everyone elses entries!

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  25. What a beautiful mug and wonderful sentiment behind it. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Aww, that is the sweetest story ever! Such a great reminder of brilliant friends.

    :)

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  27. Lisa, it is pretty special! Thank you so much for following!

    Mia, it reminds me every day I see it and I love that. Thank you for following! :)

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  28. Aww...what a sweet story! That is so thoughtful! And what a nice mug!

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  29. Awesome story! New York is so awesome, too!

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