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?