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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Goody Goody Gumdrops!

I have been an awful blogging friend because I haven't posted any of the sweet things I've received from fellow bloggers!

I participated in a summer swap at Sweet Tea Diaries and was paired with Kate at Nautical by Nature. I also won a giveaway at Life with Lulu and Pete.



First up, the great package I received from Kate during the summer swap:

The box was full of nautical goodness!

  • A whale dip bowl & matching whale spreader
  • Whale & sailboat table cloth weights
  • Too pretty to use "beachy" napkins...man, I wish the Atlantic was that shade of blue!
  • Too pretty to use starfish plates done in a mosaic theme - hmmm...could this be inspiration for my kitchen table?!
  • A little blue tin bucket for catching things
  • A whale brag book
  • An embroidered key fob with a sailboat & lighthouse - cute!
  • Yummy handmade soap from her travels overseas
  • And, sidewalk chalk for my kidlets!

Thank you, Kate...you really spoiled me!



Next, I won the first of two follower giveaways over at Life with Lulu and Pete (head over there now because the 2nd follower giveaway is going on right now!).

I was quite surprised & oh, so happy when I found out I won. The package was sitting on my doorstep when we returned from our beach trip over the 4th of July holiday weekend. When I opened the box, this is what I found:

  • A Vera Bradley Tic Tac tote in Raspberry Fizz - so bright, so colorful...I love it!
  • A note cube made out of handmade paper
  • Baking goodies - pretty cupcake liners and floral picks - I'll use these when Malia gets home because she's gonna love them!
  • A pretty key chain (forgive me but I don't remember what the quote says...I'll edit this post later!)
  • R.I.C.H. {Relax, it's cocktail hour!} cocktail napkins
  • Yummy smellin' lotion from Bath & Body Works - Butterfly Flower
  • Pretty note cards

Thank you, B!! You're awesome!



It's always fun to receive something in the mail that isn't a bill!!

Can you tell that my kitchen counter is my #1 place of choice to photograph things?!

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7 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

Lovely Swap and congrats on the winnings!

Jul 9, 2009, 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger Jen and Rob said...

Swaps are so much fun! All your winnings look awesome!

Jul 9, 2009, 1:04:00 PM  
Blogger Mrs. McB said...

Wow! Lucky you! Those are all great packages!

Jul 9, 2009, 3:48:00 PM  
Blogger Lis said...

YAY For fun mail!!!! :) Love your goodies!!!!

Jul 9, 2009, 4:13:00 PM  
Blogger ~Holly~ said...

AWESOME!!! What nice things you got!! LOVE IT ALL!!! :D

Jul 9, 2009, 4:14:00 PM  
Blogger Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I LOVE getting things in the mail - what fun packages.

Jul 9, 2009, 4:45:00 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Fun stuff! Congratulations on all your winnings!

Jul 9, 2009, 6:07:00 PM  

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