Friday, February 24, 2017

Galentines Blogger Exchange

I've said it before; I'll say it again: The world needs more care packages.  I love sending them, and I love receiving them.  That's one of the reasons that I enjoy participating in blogger exchanges/swaps from time to time.  How fun is it to receive a package, that feeling of excitement not knowing what goodies are inside, and opening it to find some real treats?! 

I hadn't participated in Mattie and Olya's previous blogger exchanges, so I jumped at the chance for this one.  My guy and I aren't really Valentine's Day people.  Honestly, I have no strong opinion for or against the day, we just don't celebrate it with cards or flowers or chocolates or dates.  So, why not avoid being a total Debbie Downer and celebrate the day with bloggers? 


I was assigned Ashley as the person to send a gift.  I'll let you visit Ashley's blog to see what I sent her.  Ashley and I have been reading each other's blogs and interacting regularly for a while now, so I had a few things in mind that I'd enjoy sending her.  I'm going to take guess and say I nailed it (as far as the gifts I chose.)

As for what I received...I'd never used "elfster" before.  How fun and helpful is that site?  I added a few things to a "wishlist" as a guide, but honestly, I'm just happy and grateful to receive anything. 

What did I wish for?  A lot of kitty things.  So, you know, now's a good time to show you some pics of my beautiful little felines as they were my inspirations. 


Jess from To Sparkle Punch sent my gift, and oh my, I was giddy when I opened my package.  I certainly feel spoiled!  I wished for a pair of super small kitty cat earrings.  Jess said that the ones I had on the wishlist didn't ship to Australia, so she selected a different pair.  I love them!  How adorable are they?!?!


I put them on immediately and am still wearing them!


And, many of you know that my guy is a jeweller.  So, I'm a lucky girl to have received some pretty rings throughout the years.  How cute is this ring holder for those special pieces of jewellery?!


To say this blogger exchange was a success is an understatement.  I enjoyed selecting my gift to Ashely, and I adore my gifts from Jess.  As a bonus, Jess is new to me, so this weekend, I plan to stalk read her blog and get to know her better.  Thanks ladies, and thanks to our hosts! 

Oh, and so my canine lovelies don't feel left out, here's a pic of their gorgeous mugs, and I'll wish for some doggie goodies next time. 

Are you interested in participating in blogger exchanges?

10 comments:

  1. seriously those earrings and ring holder! SO cute and SO you. i love this exchange - i'll have to go check out what you got ashley :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  2. Oh so fun! I love the pet pics. :) The cat earrings are so cute! I did the Christmas one, but I think I'm honestly cursed with blog exchanges. I never got my package. Whomp whomp. I'm glad that you didn't have any troubles and love your gifts! :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  3. OK - those are perfect for you!!! SO cute!!! I love unique pieces of jewelry

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  4. I read all three of your blogs already! I just commented on Jess's post that I love that you guys connected since you're both major cat lovers. Those earrings are so adorable!!!

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  5. Those earrings are the best! I want a pair! She did good. :)

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  6. You 100% nailed my gift, so thank you so much! I swear that I'm going to continue to use those wine glasses in March because they're too cute to put away just yet! And the nail polish is perfect too! I think that Jess totally nailed you as well! Those earrings are so adorable, and I bet your new ring holder looks perfect with all of your rings on it! I hope that you have a great weekend!

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  7. I LOVE THIS! Seriously, she gave you the cutest gifts and so perfect for you!

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  8. Those gifts are spot-on! And I love how Astro is vamping in his picture on the top right. :D

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  9. YAY!!! I'm so glad you love the gifts--and also that they got to you! (I'd never sent something internationally through Amazon, so I was worried!) The little cat studs look so cute on you! And I LOVE your cats!! They are so adorable! The tortie has such pretty markings!

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  10. Those kitty earrings are darling. How pretty and what a great choice. :)

    Give your gals a smooch for me. We're up north with my MIL in the hospital and I'd love nothing more than to kiss and squeeze my two babies. Xoxo

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