Monday, December 15, 2014

Blog Swap....Reveal!

Back in the fall I signed up for a "Fall Swag Swap." I've participated in a couple swaps in the past, both getting some cool gifts but never really "connecting" with the person or staying in touch afterwards. My bestie, Mandie, signed up & suggested I joined in. She joked that it would be comical if we got picked for each other. I was nervous when I saw that she & I didn't get picked for each other. I mean, really what were the chances? Ha! I hoped my "partner" would be someone that could relate to me & I her. Well, she's amazing! She has the same spunk for life as I do & I quickly realized she & I had quite a bit in common.

She really nailed it with her gifts. I loved her thoughtfulness & meaning behind each & every single one.

Here's a sneak peak:

  • The milk straws! How fun are these? They are from her son, which I think is adorable. Also, how did I not know these existed. P.S. Cookies & Cream is one of my favorite flavors!
  • Bath & Body Works Goodies - She loves to travel just like I do & thought these would be perfect to have in my travel bag! I couldn't agree more. They actually are going in my travel bag I'm putting in my car for this winter. At least if I get stranded somewhere I'll smell good :). 
  • I love the card! Plus, I love the "glitter." I'm putting it up on my shelf at work. Such a great quote to live by, "Keep Calm & Carry On." 

  • The "Caddy" above. Now, we never discussed that Turquoise is my favorite color. Coincidentally enough she loves it, too. This caddy is wonderful! I currently use it for my body sprays & perfumes on my dresser! I love the vibrant colors! 
  • SD Card (Not pictured.) From a Photographer (Her) to an aspiring photographer (me) she gifted me a memory card for my camera. As someone that loves taking photos, this was perfect! I can't wait to show off my photos that I'll take with my new card! 

  • This notebook BLEW me away! She MADE this & it couldn't be more PERFECT. Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love the western lifestyle. Being a former barrel racer, of course why wouldn't I? This is beautiful & I'm so in love with it. I'm even more in awe that she took the time to hand make me something. What a beautiful gesture! Funny enough, we both sent each other notebooks. 
This quote was written on the inside cover. "Always remember you're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think & twice as beautiful as you'd ever imagined...."

Lastly, she included two pens that I love! You have to have new pens with a new notebook, right? 

Heather, I'm so thankful that you & I connected through this crazy blog world. I am so happy to call you my friend & look forward to staying in touch! & one day we will have to meet! 


It ain't easy being Weezie said...

I think we both had someone looking out for us with this connection. I think about you all the time. I can't believe we hit it off and became friends through this little swap. I'm super glad I decided to take the chance and do it. I received your Christmas card! I give out New Year's cards, so you will soon be getting yours. I'm so glad you liked your goodies. I think we both put a lot of thought into what we sent each other, which goes to show how much we care. You put a smile on my face and as the weather starts to warm up I'll be headed your way for a road trip! Thanks for all of your kind words in your blog! I'm proud to call you a friend.

Mandie said...

You got some pretty cool things! She totally knows you with that notebook, so amazing that she made that. Wow! & it's so great to gain a friend outta the experience as well. Awhoo hoo! :)

Mandie ~