Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Favorite Things

I participated in a swap recently, that was orchestrated by my buddy Kat. This was SUCH a great idea! (Which of course means I will be stealing the idea for an upcoming swap of my own) The premise was purchasing some of my favorite things that I would in turn send to my swap pal. And the person who got me, sent me some of her top choices. Don't you just love the badge that Kat made for this. She too has discovered the greatness that is Picnik.

So yesterday, after an afternoon at work, I fought traffic all the way home and almost ran out of gas. (I frequently find myself operating my car on gas vapor. It drives hubby crazy.) Anyway, when I finally made it home, there was a package on my doorstep. Woo hoo! I love packages!
And so I tore into that thing, while talking to Shannon (who was insanely jealous that her swap package had not yet arrived). My swap pal is a cool chick named Brandy! She became a grandma for the first time yesterday, so go visit her and check out her gorgeous granddaughter.
Anywho, here's the box of goodies that Brandy sent me.

She included a tiara (because every woman should feel like a princess), some Fall leaf salt/pepper shakers, a beautiful pair of red votive holders and some yummy gingerbread and pumpkin candles to burn in them. I got some WAY cute mini cookie cutters in Fall shapes, a pair of crazy striped socks (that my oldest is trying to commandeer), a pretty Fall hand towel, some awesome lip gloss and a green pumpkin full of Hershey Kisses. Yummy!!
My many thanks to Kat for orchestrating this swap and to Brandy for being a way cool partner! I only hope that the pal that I mailed to is as happy with her goody box as I am with mine.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Oooo, that's some cool stuff in there. I particularly love the socks and mini cookie cutters (I'm a sucker for cookie cutters) and kisses and lip gloss and ok so I just think your package rocked. What a neat idea!

Shannon said...

I am still lovin' that she sent you a tiara! I would be wearing it all day and making the hubs cater to my every whim. 'Cause that's what a princess should do.

Thanks for the shout-out! And I am still waiting for mine to come...

Kat said...

How cool that you got a tiara!! My girls comandeered so much out of Rhea's box. At least with what Jill sent me - I know they are not going to take my kitchen towels. I just have to fight with kitties for those.

Glad you had fun with the swap - and I'll be doing another one in November.

Brandy said...

Thanks for the nice words...you almost didn't get the socks. I don't have a pair like that and I soooo wanted to keep them! ;-} But my sock drawer is already overflowing...I can barely shut them. Yes I have two. Eeeekk!

Julianne said...

Cool idea. I love a package too!

Angela said...

Oh wow! That's some great loot! Like Halloween for grownups (and without most of the calories). Can't wait till you set up your swap as I will definitely participate!

Rhea said...

Wooohoo! Glad you got a good package! I got my swap gift yesterday and I loved it. This was such a fun idea.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

How fun! I totally missed out on that...and I would commandeer the socks to if I were your daughter...love crazy socks!

Lula! said...

Girl...
I must have that green pumpkin sipper thingamajig. It's way cool.

Brandy rocks. For sure!

christie said...

Angie,
I just received the package you sent! Thank you so much for the goodies! I love the scrapbooking supplies, the candle (it smelled so good - I wanted to eat it) and the Moon Pies! I'm looking forward to reading LAMB, it looks fun!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

 

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