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2.05.2009

Valentine's Day Swap

Andrea @ My Chihuahua Bites (which is a truly fantastic blog) hosted a Valentine's Day Swap. This has been my first swap EVER! Let me tell you, it has been the most fun! I have had the best time getting to know my Swap Partner, Julie! She is such a sweet lady and she has a terrific blog (http://www.shabbywears.blogspot.com/ ). Blog land friends are so great!


So, first I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Andrea for hosting such a fabulous swap! Second, I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Julie for my amazing box of goodies! She was so creative and thoughtful in what she sent me...I can't thank her enough!


Take a look at what I got...



I love all things "Paris". So, she decorated the outside of this suitcase w/ vintage pictures of the Eiffel Tower and French sayings. It was tres cute!







Inside was a mixture of delightful things...heart wreaths, yummy "pink" hot cocoa, cute Valentine's Day themed baking supplies (which is so funny b/c I bought her some V-day inspired baking supplies too before I got the package from her...great minds think alike☺), a candle, some scrapping supplies, a cookbook, and a beautiful vintage bowl!
Geez...that's a long list...I'm a lucky girl!








Here is what I came up with for my gift to Julie...
I took an old hat box...


recovered it with some cutsie valentine's paper and clip art...
filled it with some goodies and gifts...
tossed in some rose petals for charm...
and tied it with a bow!
I really hope you like your Valentine's Day goodies, Julie! I had so much fun putting your gift together!


When is the next swap? Sign me up!

11 comments...I love comments:

Shilo said...

Fun! What did we do before blogging? :)

Impulsive Addict said...

I suck at decorating and would have NO IDEA how to do anything that you just did for your "swap partner" (btw..interesting choice of words!)

So, Jenny, thank you for this very depressing post. I'm thinking about jumping out of the window now. Don't worry...it's a one story house. I have nothing to offer this world except the alcohol in our liquor cabinet.

Drama queens mum said...

Swaps are so much fun aren't they? You got some nice things.

Shabbywears said...

I can't wait till the box arrives...OMG it is decorated so adorable! I am the luckiest swap partner....You are the greatest!!!! The cookbook I sent you has the best recipes. Since 2001 it has had to be republished every year. Your husband and son will love all the new meals your going to cook. I am so blessed....Love Julie

AndreaLeigh said...

I'm so excited for you! What a great swap. Julie got your some super goodies! I can't wait to see what you came up with.

I'm glad you enjoyed it. I think I might put together something else for Easter.

Impulsive Addict said...

Okay...I've tried to do the post that you tagged me for 3 times and I'm obviously doing something wrong b/c it disappears on me. Still trying but may be giving up soon...I'm almost ready to cuss.

Liz said...

It looks like you received a lot of nice things in your swap. How fun!

~Billie~ said...

So cute! You did a great job! Looks like your gift was pretty amazing as well... =)

Katie said...

Seriously so cute, yeah I spend all my time reading all your blogs and I'm so behind on everything, oh so fun though. Check out Pumpkin Pink Cottage she has a whole youtube thing on with pics of Edward!!

Life with Kaishon said...

This sounds SO great. You are creative and fun and I totally dig you...even if you still have your Christmas tree up. Who cares. Theres only about 10 and a half months to Christmas anyway : ) I say just leave it!
PS If the purse is at the party I will buy us both one. That bag is too HOT!

Treasure Ann said...

I love your Valentine's gift. Your swap partner really did you good. Those are some really nice items.