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?


  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

  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

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

  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!!!

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

  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!

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

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

  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!

  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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