Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Summer Must Haves Swap

A few weeks ago I signed up to do a summer must haves swap on Krysten's blog, After I Do. You better believe I was all over Krysten's idea to randomly pair two people up and have them send each other gifts! Getting a surprise package in the mail filled with goodies just sounded like way too much fun to miss out on.  

I was paired with Sierra, who writes the fabulously awesome blog Ocean Dreams. I fell in love with her blog the instant I clicked over to her--she has the perfect balance of eye candy and real, thoughtful content. And, it turns out we have a few things in common! We both love the color turquoise, books, and gummy bears. So, I had a really good time picking out her gift :)

Today, we're each going to write a post about our gifts. I'm going to share what Sierra sent me and she is going to write about what I sent her.

I knew I was in for a treat when I got this fun package in the mail!



While I let the UPS man convince me to stuff everything into a too small envelope that probably arrived a crumpled mess, Sierra took the time to beautifully wrap the items. Isn't that ribbon just too cute?




And the contents did not disappoint! She sent me a blingy pair of earrings, an i-tunes gift-card, lip gloss that smells and tastes so good I'm in danger of trying to eat it on bread, a delicious candle that takes me right back to Jamaica, and the book Something Borrowed.







Didn't Sierra did such a wonderful job picking things out! Everything is just right.

Thank you so much to Krysten for organizing such a nice event and a big thank you to Sierra for sending over such thoughtful gifts! Check out Krysten's blog for more swap fun and don't forget to head on over to Ocean Dreams to see what I picked out for Sierra! 

alisha

21 comments:

  1. Fun package! I like those earrings!

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  2. Oh such fun! Loved the contents. She's so kind and lovely. :) It's always nice having given a partner so similar in interests. x

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  3. Awwww! Great package! Going to check out hers :)

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  4. Wow, what a great package! Love all of it!

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  5. a book (and one i want to read) is the perfect gift!! and a candle. Such a great swap!

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  6. That's so cute you guys did that! And I wanted to let you know I gave you an award in my blog post today. Check it out! :)

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  7. This is SO awesome. I want to do one! ;)

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  8. You got some awesome stuff!!

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  9. super cute package! :) just saw you blog over at 'After I do' and I love finding Chicago bloggers so thought I'd pop over and say HI! loving everything so far!

    xx

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  10. yay! glad we found eachother! :) we can commisserate over doctoral education!

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  11. I did a cooking related swap on The Nest message boards a couple years ago, and it was so fun to send and recive little packages. Looks like you got some fun stuff! Have you seen Something Borrowed yet? I saw it a couple weeks ago, and it was really good... quality chick flick :)

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  12. How fun! I'm jealous of that lip gloss, it sounds delish! And I hope you love Something Borrowed, it's such a cute book!

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  13. Thanks so much for this thoughtful post and I just love what you got me as well! :) I hope you enjoy your book and other fun stuff and I can't wait to get back to Utah so I can eat my gummies! I just did a post on your goodies too: http://oceandreams4sierra.blogspot.com/2011/05/summer-must-haves-swap.html
    Have a great rest of your week doll!

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  14. Aw! Sierra is awesome and she did a great job :)

    Love those earrings!

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  15. What an adorable idea!! I love it! Sort of like Christmas in May. Hehe. ;)

    I love everything Sierra gave you, especially that book. It's on my reading list for this summer!

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  16. Awwww...perfect! Sierra is an amazing woman, and she really did a great job with what she got for you!!! Surprise gifts are always fun!!

    The earrings are awesome!
    And I love the lipgloss!

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