Thursday, May 27, 2010

Show and Tell Friday

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I thought awhile about whether I should share this here or not because I'm sure some of you are going to think I'm absolutely crazy!  You may remember I  bought a new-to-me car in January and shared it on Show and Tell.  I loved that car but my dream car has always been a Jaguar.  I even cut a Jag out of a magazine to put on my inspiration board, right next to my cute little dream house with the white picket fence! (Yep, I read and follow The Secret and it works)
Well, a funny thing happened...my credit union sent me a key in the mail and said come to our Tent Event and see if your key unlocks the Mercedes and if so, you win! Well, I think I mentioned years ago on my blog that I actually did win a car before by having the lucky key so I thought maybe, just maybe, it will happen again!  Anyway, I figured I would go to this tent sale early on a Saturday morning and try my key. When I got there I had to walk past all the cars they were selling to get to the place for a chance to win the Mercedes.  I walked past this Jag and fell in love!  The salesgirl asked if I wanted to test drive it and I said "sure"!  Honestly...I had no intention what-so-ever of buying it, I just thought it would be fun to drive it! haha...well the rest is history!

I'm now the VERY PROUD owner of my dream car!  I must say, I have never done anything like this...I never purchase cars on the spur of the moment.  Every car I've ever had in the past, I've had for 9 or 10 years...until the cost of repairs were greater than the car's worth!  I think this was just meant to be...It's a 2003 (which made it affordable for me) but it only had 42,000 miles on it and it's in perfect condition!  Now I just need to get my personalized license plates transferred over.
If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog. If your link has been removed, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting, or e-mail me with any questions.Thank you! I look forward to seeing everyone's posts...it may take me awhile to get around to visit everyone since I work full time but I'll do my best to get to your blog as soon as I can!


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98 comments:

Vintage Remixed said...

Well congratulations, Cindy. You deserve it! It's beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful week

Hugs.
Crystal

Hoosier Homemade said...

Wow! That car is amazing! Congrats!
Thanks so much for hosting!
~Liz

Olga said...

Wow, what can I say. It's awesome. Good for you, Cindy!

Lynn said...

It's pure Karma. ; D

Those random acts of kindness.

You truly deserve it! Enjoy!

Ann said...

Nice!
VERY nice!
How fun to live your dream!

I have a specific goal for 2010; I'll let you know if I reach it (too embarrassed to say it now). But you've inspired me...

Anonymous said...

I am drewling as I write this; you are soooo lucky!! but you know the old saying, everything comes to those who wait,,,,and everything happens for a reason; I envy you right down to the hood fixture..you go girl; but not too fast!!!!!

Elsie said...

Cindy enjoy your dream car, it was
just meant to be. I bet Lauren likes it. With those sunglasses
on heck you'll look like a movie
star..:O)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

woot! woot! congrats on your new car! seems one of your dreams came true! enjoy the ride! so happy for you!

Natasha said...

Cindy, that is some car! You are a great shopper. I haven't read that book but I am so going to now!

Happy weekend driving around in your divine new car!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

miss corner cape said...

well good for you. sounds like you've waited long enough for your dream car.

Jeanne said...

WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!
Life's to short to drive a boring car. I bought a (preowned) Landrover almost two years ago and I love it. When you skip buying right off the lot you can afford a nice car and you don't take the the depreciation hit. Beautiful car! Congratulations.

Annesphamily said...

I love this car, always have and always will! It is gorgeous. Lucky you!

Mary said...

Wow, what a beauty! Best of luck with it. It must be so much fun to drive! :)

Susan said...

OMG Cindy. Your car is awesome, like YOU! Perfect for you. Sincerely, Susan

Kathy said...

Woah! That is my dream car too! I like the older models - but in my opinion - no car compares to the Jaguar!
So very happy for you!
Hope you have many, many years of enjoyment!
Kathy

Jojo said...

W-h-a-a-a-t!!! That is fantastic!!! Congrats to you!!!

Sherry said...

Congrats on your dream car. Everyone should own something they really want. Have a great weekend!

Jeanne Selep said...

Good for you spurring on the economy! Enjoy the weekend!

jeanneselep.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Way to go Girlfriend...You so deserve it Cindy...you are always kind to others and I believe that it comes back to you......And to that Anonymous person who posted that nasty comment....Go Away !!! If you cant say something nice.....keep your comments to yourself !!! Thank you. Hugs Girlfriend xxx Cookie

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The Tablescaper said...

Oh she is a beauty! And romantic too! My husaband is a car nut and we've always agreed that a Jag is one of the sexiest cars out there.

- The Tablescaper

Katy Noelle said...

I love the way they purr and leap over the road! Congratulations!

Lavender Cottage said...

That is wonderful Cindy, dreams do come true. My husband dreamed of a corvette ever since we got married and recently bought one after retiring in February.
2004 blue convertible - we love it.
For some reason my thumbnail picture did't post for participating.

stefanie said...

its gorgeous...see it was meant to be, I think I see your car smiling!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What a cool car. Thanks for hosting.

Tracy F. said...

Cindy- I'm on my second Jaguar and I love it! Both have been great cars---much better than the Mercedes I had before. Good choice! Congratulations!

Thelittlebrownhouse.us said...

Hey you go girl! It is gorgeous!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Cindy, your car's just gorgeous! Congrats, it really is a dream car.
Debra

Lisa said...

A HUGE CONGRATS on the car! Unbelievable! I think I would have completely fallen in love with it too. Enjoy it!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How beautiful, Cindy! That's my dream car, too...and I finally had one! It came without the Jaguar on the hood and I made them add it. What's a Jag without its hood ornament? lol Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh Cindy,

I am SO very happy for you. May this car give you many happy journeys.

Victoria said...

It's always funny to me how women who are single moms are always so apprehensive to be happy and proud of themselves when they earn something. You earned this, you worked hard for everything you have, you're raising your daughter by yourself with no child support...you deserve EVERY good thing that comes your way and we all only wish more good things for you:)

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

It is beautiful!!! Congratulations Cindy. I am so happy for you!

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Oh, I'm so proud for you getting your dream car! How beautiful it is! A beautiful car for a beautiful lady!! I'll bet you feel so wonderful riding all around in it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Not 'the secret' silly- KARMA! remember when you gave that homeless guy that burger?!

Anonymous said...

Yawn........
Looks like a Ford Taurus.

This use to be a fun blog about home & decorating.

Time to move on.

Anonymous said...

Hey, do you think THE SECRET will work for the oil spill?

Burlap Luxe said...

CINDY WOW!!
I knew we had alot in common!!

I have an 06 BLACK JAGUAR...

I sent you some Pictures by email of mine :)

It's just me and my daughter single Mom to a soon to be 17 year old daughter on the roads enjoying the journey... once you have one you can not give it up they ride so beautifully!

Come visit me darling.
Dore

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, thats certainly a dream car!! Congrats and hope to see you at My Dream Canvas :-)

My Crafty Little Page said...

Whoa Cindy - that's amazing. Wishing you miles of smiles in your dream car! :) Nancy

Gee said...

Hi Cindy,

Congrats. You got your dream car. Its really beautiful. Have an nice weekend with your new car.

SHARON WOOD said...

Can't believe you,girl, YOU GO!

You are one lucky woman,
You go chase your dreams and get them!

Sharon

SHARON WOOD said...

Cindy,
Looks like ANONYMOUS AT 9:43PM needs to get a life!

We are so happy for you,

Sharon

sweet european dreams said...

how very exciting! You will have lots of fun showing that baby off! Thanks for hosting another fun show & tell day!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Congrats, those are really wonderful cars!

My half sister has driven Jags for years, and I was lucky enough to get to drive it a few times. Sort of put my Ford to shame, LOL!

Enjoy!

Anne

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Wow Cindy!

Congratulaions on your becoming the proud owner of that fabulous new car!..,

I also believe 'in the power of dreams'!~ On that note,please do pop over perhaps when you get a moment and enjoy my original, 'show and tell', Romantic Surrealism, Wanda Lee digital artwork; (I added the piece with the several tea pots and cupcakes,just for your 'Show And Tell Friday")!..,Enjoy!

Have a marvelous week and enjoy your fab new car Cindy!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Cindy~ ~ ~
Yeah, I'm so happy for you! You had better take the Baby on a long drive this weekend and let the wind blow through your hair and sing your favorite songs. Have fun.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Passione Helena said...

Congratulations, Cindy.
A dream comes true.

Drive carefully!

Have a nice weekend.
Kind regards, Helena

Cass @ That Old House said...

Gorgeous car! Mazel tov ... good luck with it. It's beautiful.
Cass

vignette design said...

Congratulations Cindy! What a beautiful car. May you drive it and enjoy it in good health. I love Jaguars too! They are truly the most beautiful car ever made (in my opinion!) --Delores

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Cindy...

Congratulations, my friend! What a beauty...really pretty color!!! I'm just so happy for you! Thank you so much for hosting Show & Tell Friday...I enjoyed participating today!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Gayla said...

That is one beautiful car! I am so happy for you. I know you "willed" it so! Have a great weekend. What's next on your dreamboard?

Beverley said...

Hello Cindy, I love, love, love the car. I have always loved Jags. I think they stand out in a crowd. Enjoy.

Hootin' Anni said...

EVERYONE should follow their dreams.

Paula said...

Oh congrats on getting your dream car! I got mine a few years back...it's bmw that seats 2 and I'm rarely without the top down, pure love for me! It has really brought me happiness I never thought a material item could!

Tennis Girl said...

Cindy,
I love your Jag. That is my dream car, too. I will have one someday. I have a Lexus SUV, which I love, too, but the Jag is just the ultimate :) Good for you!
Robin

Olivia~ said...

Oh my sweetie this is FABULOUS! I love Jags too! One of my dads girlfriends used to have one and I thought it was just the nicest fanciest car! Good for you! Go for it!
hugs,
olivia

Jasmine said...

Congratulations on your dream car. I always wanted a Jag too, but I can't fit six children in a Jag. LOL. Enjoy it.

Cindy, I'm new to your blog. I love your photos and added the mosiac -from Randon Acts of Kindness to my blog for todays "Count Your Blessings." I didn't see your copywright to ask permission prior to posting it. I would like permission to post some of your pictures in the future. Would that be alright as along as I link them back to you? I also have your button on my sidebar.

If it's a problem, let me know and I will remove the current photo. Not a problem. I also linked it back to you.

You have a lovely blog and I love visiting and getting idea. Thank you so much and have a lovely weekend.

Far Above Rubies
Jasmine

Necel from the Old House in Texas said...

I have always loved Jaguars too. Congratulations! That is a beauty.

Atticmag said...

Congrats on the car. It's a beauty. And thanks for hosting (but I wish you didn't go up in the middle of the night my time) Jane F

Atticmag said...

Congrats on the car. It's a beauty. And thanks for hosting (but I wish you didn't go up in the middle of the night my time) Jane F

Jacque said...

What a dream come true!! I am looking to see a picture of your dream house next! I believe it will happen...and, do you really attribute it to The Secret? I must get that book, I've heard alot about it but never much believed what I heard. Let me know.

Hope you and yours have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Ressie Malone said...

So pretty! Yay for you!!! ENJOY it!

Jasmine said...

Thank you, Cindy. I appreciate you allowing me to use your photos. I especially fell in love with the Mosaic.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Cindy, it's a funny thing about blessings...when you bless so many people all the time, those blessings are bound to end up on your front porch. Well, maybe you can't fit your new car on your front porch, but you so deserve to win your dream car! Best of luck with your new car.
Karen

Dreams and Decor said...

Oh, Cindy, I'm just so thrilled for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Enjoy your new ride!!! Patti

Janice Selby said...

OMG

You Go Girl

Robyn said...

OMGoodness, HOW AWESOME! CONGRATULATIONS!

gnee said...

So now all you have to do is transfer over your plates AND start a new blog named, "My RAD Car!" It is beautiful...congrats!

Montse said...

Oh mY!!!! I'm happy for you two reasons, beause you super deserve to be happy and because buying is proof that the recession is picking up, lol!
enjoy it,

scribbler-unfocused said...

Congratulations on getting your dream car -- she is a beauty! I have long since had a love affair with Jags, but maybe it was because an old boyfriend collected them? Just a fantasy -- that old boyfriend is long gone.

Scribbler

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Welcome to the club! I love our Jaguar.

You just made a wonderful decision to buy that car.

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Lady Farmer said...

Congratulations on a dream realized!
Blessings!

Esther Sunday said...

CONGRATULATIONS, CINDY! You deserve it, you have worked hard for everything you have!!! May ALL your dreams come true!!!!!

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
I am so glad you got your dream car-your dream home can't be far behind!
Enjoy your new car,

Carolyn

Marie Arden said...

Good for you! I am so glad you got yor dream car. You deserve it.
Mine is a white, small Mercedes with a pale pink leather interior and vanity tags also. Maybe someday!

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Wow, congratulations on your "DREAM" car! I love that you have done your inspiration board, and put a picture of your jag on it! I keep intending to do my inspiration board...then I forget...perhaps it's time to get it done... Thank you for hosting and I"m happy your seeing your dreams fulfilled!
Hugz,
Kim

Crystal said...

Awesome car!!! It's great to buy something for YOURSELF!!! Congrats!

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

Thank so much for hosting! And wow your car is GORGEOUS!!!

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

I'm really, really happy for you, Cindy. I thought your convertible was pretty spiffy but of course, this is even better! Hope you thoroughly enjoy every second you are behind the wheel! Do I sense a ROAD TRIP coming up? Lol. :D

arkie said...

Congratulations! I love it when someone's dreams come true!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

What a car!!! I've always thought jags were the most beautiful of all cars. Congratulations.

Denise said...

Oh My, Congrat's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love the secret and it DOES work!

Positive thinking!:)
Enjoy your beautiful car!

Hug's
Denise

milena60 said...

Cинди я вас от всей души поздравляю для меня эта лучшая машина в мире.У нашей семьи никогда не было и не будет этой машины но мы с фирмой тесно связаны, моя дочь работала в Киеве где продавали эти машины , для них я делала поздравительные открытки 500 штук .Мне подарили точно такой брелок как у вас на капоте машины так что этот знак каждый день со мной.

Ali said...

Cindy, the car is gorgeous! Congrats on getting it. Enjoy!

Lana said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am THRILLED for you! A jag is my dream car, too! Well, along with a Lexus, a Landcruiser and a Landrover....and maybe a 65 Stingray Convertible!!

;)

Blessings, Lana

Lilly said...

You sure deserve to treat yourself. Just look at the tread on those tires. Amazing. It looks like it is mint condition and probably has been well taken care of and kept in the garage. I just might go looking myself.

xxoo Lilly

Pearl Maple said...

Congratulations on finding your latest treasure, goes to show you never know what is around the corner.

Kim said...

Holy Moley, that is some Show & Tell! Good for you, we only live once!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

oh my goodness, that is a pretty good show and tell!! I'm having a giveaway over at my blog, do pop over for a look :0)
alicia

Melanie said...

Congrats! That is so great that you bought your dream car. Have fun driving it and enjoy!

Donna said...

I love that car! What a treasure!! Beautiful photo! I would show it off if it was mine too. :o) Thanks for hosting show and tell--I love looking at all the beautiful things everyone has made. :o)

decdiva1 said...

good for you cindy! we should all have a little fun now and then! i just love ur blog, i have been visiting it for a while now and i'm joining in w/ this blogging community. that being said i'm very new to it; so i'm not sure i did the show and tell fri. correctly. please for give any mistakes i may have made! i linked back to your blog, but couldn't get the pic of the show and tell fri. to paste to my blog. i'm just not experienced enough yet! thanks for all the inspiration!

Julie said...

Just THRILLED for you Cindy!!! I bought a used BMW a couple of years ago and have driven the paint off that car and still LOVE it!!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Good for you! Sounds like it was meant to be ;)

MARY (PINK ROSES AND RIBBONS COTTAGE) said...

HELLO CINDY,

I HAVE BEEN IN WISCONSIN. FOR A WEEK,HELPING MY FAMILY GO THROUGH MY BROTHERS PERSONAL BELONGINGS, SO WE COULD LIST HIS HOME. IT WAS HARD, BUT YET VERY HEALING FOR ALL OF US. IT IS SO DIFFICULT TO LOSE A FAMILY MEMBER,BUT GOD GAVE US STRENGTH AND WE GOT EVERYTHING DONE .
ON TO HAPPIER THINGS. THE FIRST THING I DID AFTER I GOT DONE UNPACKING IS TO CHECK YOUR BLOG, AND SEE WHAT I MISSED. OMG! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU. YOU ARE SO DESERVING OF YOUR DREAMS. YOUR KIND HEART AND INSPIRATION TO SO MANY OTHERS, CAME BACK TO YOU IN THE FORM OF THIS BEAUTIFUL CAR. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT YOU WILL GET YOUR HOME TOO, JUST KEEP DOING WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING, AND YOU CAN NOT MISS. CONGRATULATIONS!

MARY
PINK ROSES AND RIBBONS COTTAGE

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Mary, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother! My thoughts are with you!!! I can't even imagine how hard that must be!

Bonita said...

We share the same dream car, only I don't have mine yet. Every time I pass one of these I say, "I like that car." To which my family always replies, "It's a Jag again."

I'm not a car person at all, but for some reason this style of car really catches me eye.

Enough about me, congrats on the sporty new wheels! I hope you thoroughly enjoy it!