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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Holiday Ornament Swap!

Hello and welcome to my blog!  I am so excited to share the results of my first blog swap/exchange with all of you!  A very special thanks goes to the organizers, Dreaming of Dimples and Living in Yellow... Yesterday, November 16th I received a package from my partner!

A HUGE thank you to my partner, Taush O. -- I love the thought and time put into my package, not to mention the fact that you managed to do this while expecting (33 weeks is wonderful!) and having the baby shower to deal with! (Huge congratulations go out again to her and her family -- along with lots of prayers to all who are somewhere along their own baby journey!!!)

Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I tend to be very traditional and I love crafts/homemade items -- I could not have asked for a better first blog swap/exchange! Photos for everyone below:

My packaging and two gifts!
(Can you tell I am excited yet?? I received the cutest ornament and an adorable little pin to wear during the holidays!)

Cute ornament that looks like a gingerbread man and has such great detail - love the "icing" and the red hearts (not to mention the ribbon bow!)

Sweet little angel pin, appears to have come from a craft fair which is perfect for me!



EDIT/UPDATE: Kari at Cupcakes and Bling received and blogged about the package I sent her and I am thrilled that she loves it!  What a great first time swap experience! Thanks to all, and please go see what I sent Kari HERE

18 comments:

  1. Rose,
    Thank you SO MUCH for your kind words! I'm glad you recieved your gifts!! I hope you really do like them :) Swaps are tricky sometimes!!!!

    Happy Holidays!!

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  2. Hey Tausha - You are more than welcome :) I realized at least part of me takes after my mom because after she saw the photo of the angel pin she wanted to borrow it when I wasn't using it! Happy Holidays to you as well, and I hope everything is going well! ::HUGS::

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    1. Oh, I'm glad she loved the pin! It's actually from a favorite Etsy seller of mine (I can put you in contact with her if you'd like!).

      All is well, I'll be 9 months next week! CRAZY. So glad to have you met you through this! Happy Holidays!

      xoxo

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    2. Congratulations on being nine months next week! I also LOVED the baby shower post you did, it looked like everyone had a wonderful time!

      Also yes please, feel free to email me the ESTY information -- if I do not use it for this holiday season there are plenty more to come!

      Thanks again for your thoughtfulness and fun gifts!

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  3. Love the ornament! I was in this swap as well and actually sent Tausha an ornament. Small world! This was so much fun to be a part of - BIG thanks to Tausha who reached out to me when I completely missed the post with the swap partners!

    Merry Christmas!

    xoxo

    Jenny

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    1. Hey Jennifer!!! :)
      You rock lady. Seriously developing a small crush :)
      Happy Holidays!!

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    2. Thanks @Jennifer Sanzo! I did notice a couple of overlaps -- I actually received an email letting me know that I will be getting a second ornament package myself so that was a fun surprise (especially for my first ever swap/exchange)!

      Glad that you were able to participate as well (I think there were about 200 of us total? Huge group!) and wish you a Merry Christmas too!

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  4. Such cute holiday gifts Taush picked out for you!!! So glad you had a god experience on your first swap.

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    1. Thanks @Jessah! I absolutely loved this first swap/exchange and am going to try and check out all of the other blogs that took part as well! It was a great start to this holiday season! Thanks again for all of the hard work it must have taken to arrange everything -- so far it looks like everyone has had a wonderful time!

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  5. Dropping by from the ornament swap link-up -- I've been loving seeing everyone's ornaments!

    I absolutely love the ornaments you got! They're so classic and sweet!

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    1. I've been having fun with that too -- thanks, I know mine will fit in great with my Christmas decor! Had not commented on yours but the hand painted Disney ornament does work perfectly for you and your family! Am so glad things seem to be working out for everyone who took part!

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  6. Love the ornament and the angel pin! This swap was so much fun!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to visit! I absolutely agree, all the posts I have looked at seem to have received great packages this swap -- and since it was my first ever I am looking forward to joining as many holiday ones next year as I can handle! :)

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  7. Love the ornaments you got!! Thank you so much for being a great swap partner...just did my post :)

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    1. Thanks... You are welcome, I hope that it works well with your tree! I just updated my post to include your reveal. Am all smiles that my first try at a swap seems to have gone well in both directions of this daisy chain!

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  8. Dropping in from the link up! Such cute ornaments!
    Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by! Always great to meet new people :)

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