Thursday, July 23, 2009

I Got Christmas Presents!

A few weeks ago I signed up for my first blogger swap. I have done scrapping swaps before, but this was a different experience. This was Christmas in July! First let me say, that the swap hostess Angie's Spot did an outstanding job organizing this goodie exchange. She is hosting another swap in November with another fun theme, so go subscribe to her blog to receive the post to sign-up.

I had the best time getting to know my swap buddy Six Flower Mom. We hit it off right away and sent each other several five-paragraph emails. On Wednesday morning there was a package on my porch decorated with Christmas stickers. Inside was individually wrapped items that I couldn't wait to tear open. Be forewarned that my buddy completely spoiled me! Try not to be jealous as you read the list of presents she sent me:
  • Scrapbooking supplies (a scrapper can never have too many)
  • Burt's Bees chapstick and a packet of herbal sitz bath (will come in handy before and after labor)
  • A Target reusable bag (fits nicely in my purse so I'll never forget to take it when I go shopping like a good environmental cheerleader should)
  • Stuff for baby (natural baby wash, a handmade Scrubby, an organic toy, and a maple teething ring made in VT)
  • Serendipity on DVD (to add to my John Cusack movie collection)
  • A journal and writing pens (the journal cover has butterflies, my favorite animal in nature)
  • Yummies (herbal teas bags and Vermont Maple candy-I had to remember not to eat all of these before I took the picture)
  • BOOKS!!! (Motherhood Rising, The Continuum Concept, The New Age Herbalist, Love You Forever. Now I have to decide which one to read first)
I can't thank her enough for all the cool stuff! This was a blast and can't wait to do it again!

UPDATE: Visit Six Flower Mom
to see what I sent Amy!


The Redhead Riter said...

Good for you! Enjoy your gifts.

Stopping by to give a little blog ♥ on this Fabulous Friday!

Angie's Spot said...

What a great swap package! I'm so glad that everyone has had such a positive experience. And thanks so much for your kind words! :-)

I put in a guess on your baby's arrival date. I had the pick Aug 19th, since it's my own birthday and all. LOL! Happy Friday!

The Redhead Riter said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

So you want to know how to make the little hearts, huh? ALT then 3, then let go of them both and waaaa laaaaa ♥ HEART! Enjoy it! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Marrdy said...

What a fun swap! I have only done one but I will take your advice and go over and wait for the one in November.

What great gifts. And who could ever have too many John Cusack movies?

Melissa B. said...

What fun! I'd like to get involved in one of those blog swaps some day. Christmas in July is just the ticket!

Mary at My New 30 said...

Stopping by from SITS to say hello and Happy Saturday Sharefest!

Congrats on your very soon and upcoming little one! My 2nd grandchild and 1st granddaughter is coming this week!! So I share a little bit in your excitement for sure!!

You look like you are doing fantastic and honey, there is nothing gross about a pregnant belly!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Ginger said...

Awesome! I really want to try to do the whole swap thing soon.

First I need a hobby..

26 days! :)

Dee said...

That is so sweet. I've never down a blog swap.

JaelCustomDesigns said...

* visiting from SITS
Cool! I need to do one of these.
Oh, I'm also following you now...

I'm going comment crazy on your blog! I posted three comments on different posts. Lol

I'm going to send you an email.

Shannon said...

You got a fantastic package! Enjoy all your goodies!

And congrats on your soon-to-be-here arrival!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi from SITS! :) You were ahead of me in roll call this morning. I've never done a blog swap before. Thanks for the link to Angie's swap...I may get involved in November. :)

Congrats on your little one on the way! I have two little girls...they have changed my world, but for the better. :)

If you have a chance to stop by, my 200th post Giveaway went up with a Thrifty Treasures post yesterday (Sunday). :)

Good luck with your last weeks of pregnancy. Sleep now while you can!!!

Noah's Mommy said...

you got some awesome swag there....I love swaps...and will totally have to sign up for the one in NOV...

Fishbowl said...

What a GREAT idea, secret summer santas! What'd you get for her? So fun!!

Maureen said...

Wow! What an awesome gift box! Maple candy, yum! I was just talking about John Cusack. I am pretty sure it is Grosse Point Blank that he is assasinating someone and the guy comes to the peephole, which the assassin has a gun pointed into. Soon as the guy looks through the peephole, bang! Ever since seeing that, I've not been too fond of peep holes. Then it occurred to me, how did the assassin know when to shoot? It's been forever since I saw it, maybe he had a way....