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1.07.2014

great christmas exchange 2013 // the big reveal

it's today! it's today! we finally get to see what everyone got in the great christmas exchange! i was over the moon excited about participating in this christmas gift exchange that samantha and beth created. it's been a couple months since i signed up, and then started shopping for my swap partner, mailed off the goodies and waited in anticipation for my gift to arrive too!

my swap partner was codi from the art of balance. she hails from michigan (AKA the mitten) and runs a blog full of adventures and encouragement. when i got my assignment email from samantha, i was so excited because as far as "favorite things" go, codi and i had a lot in common. caramel lattes? um, my go-to drink on the daily. anything and everything office supplies related? give me some cute post-its and i'm a happy girl! mumford and the civil wars? what what! my faves! anyway, i got to shop at a couple of my favorite etsy shops and hit up target for some cute supplies. see what i picked up!


cute print & "sing anyway" cards // katygirl designs 
stationary & ribbon // target 
hair ties // the liberty shoppe
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my christmas exchange gift came from kristy over at kskristy. come to find out, she's actual a friend of my bestie's! they went to college together. how fun is that? kristy said she doesn't have very good gift wrapping skills, but she could have fooled me! my gift box looked like a pro wrapped it. ;) she sent me some cute inspirational cards, a scarf (I LOVE SCARVES), and essie nail polish (my favorite!) thanks, kristy, for stalking me and finding out about all the things i love ;)



thanks to samantha and beth for doing all the hard work and putting together this exchange! can't wait for next year!! there's going to be one next year, right? ;) ...because i'd love to add it to my list of christmas traditions. how about you?

26 comments:

Robyn Black said...

how fun!!! love all the stuff you picked out for Codi & the stuff you received! :) i'm so glad this is being done this Christmas as well!!

Amy said...

<3 what you send and received - and that green scarf, GORGEOUS!

Codi @ The Art of Balance said...

Thank you so much for my package! everything is so super cute! i can't wait to send out some snail mail with those adorable cards!

Ruthie said...

I love chewy sweet tarts! I have them stashed away in my desk at work :)

Moons & Junes said...

what great gifts. That scarf is the perfect color!


and how did I miss that set of ribbons at Target?! I basically live there! You guys did great. This is totally going on my traditions list. i love it!

Katy said...

Such great gifts! And how fun that your gifter was a friend of your bestie! Small world, isn't it?

Kristy Stevenson said...

Aww I am so happy you liked your gifts...and the wrapping haha! Let me tell you, the struggle was real. :) Looks like you have some awesome gifts as well!

lacey said...

i love finding cute cards here and there and then pulling out a special one when i want to send something off to a friend. looks like you got some cute ones! and essie nail polish is a big win. i like the idea of making this a tradition, and, yes, i think the GCE 2014 is in talks!

Megan McIlvaine said...

score! sweet snacks at work are the best :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

i'm so excited for the exchange next christmas :) hooray for traditions! girl, you should totes check out katy's shop. she's got some really cute cards!

Megan McIlvaine said...

haha! seriously, wrapping gifts is a struggle for me sometimes. people make it look so easy! thanks again, girl! so glad you participated and we got to meet! :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

it seems to get smaller and smaller these days. so many connections between friends. i love it!

Megan McIlvaine said...

love it! it was fun seeing what everyone else gave/received!

Megan McIlvaine said...

twinkies! seriously, i loved shopping for this. can't wait for next time!

Megan McIlvaine said...

the nail polish is the same color i gave you a while back! now we can have twinkie fingernails ;) SO EXCITED for a new tradition to add to the list!

Megan McIlvaine said...

aren't the ribbons great?! seriously, target really came through for me this year. they had so many cute options!

Megan McIlvaine said...

they probably still have more ribbons! i was in target yesterday and saw some left over :) i totally raided the $1 section there this year... hee hee.

Megan McIlvaine said...

thank ya, ma'am! i know...the color is beautiful!!

Megan McIlvaine said...

thanks lady! i know...can't wait for christmas 2014! ;)

Megan McIlvaine said...

you are so welcome, girl! loved "getting to know you" :) i'm excited to keep reading along!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

i knew it!!

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

This is crazy awesome! I love reading everyone's posts! So so fun! Love all the gift giving!

allisonramsing said...

What fun gifts! I received those ribbons from Target for Christmas from a friend, great pick!


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Christina Main said...

Haha! We gave almost the exact same things! Great minds certainly do think alike! Everything looks so fun!

Alyson McMahon said...

Wow! You got some great stuff. I'm checking out all of the links.

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

that green scarf is such a fun color and i think will look great with your blue eyes!!! and i think i have that essie nail polish color!!! ps: yes, it is a tradition now!!