I know many of you already know all about this....but Carla, the Queen of da Swap, organized a Secret Sister Swap. I will admit...I almost didn't participate. I have done swaps in the past, and never received anything. That can sour you on the experience.
But all the gals that read Carla are uber sweet, so I decided to go for it. I am so glad that I did!!! I got an incredibly special and sweet package on Saturday, and even though I was in the middle of yardwork, I threw off my gloves and tore into my box!
I will tell people I hate surprises....but there was something about opening a box and not knowing what was in it that was so exciting. Here is what greeted me when I opened the box.....oh boy, this is gonna be good....we are already starting out with shimmer!
Once I removed the filler, I found a lovely card from Messy Jessie (who has AWESOME handwriting!!!). And here are all the wrapped goodies (in purple!!! Totally matches my hair!!!). With a little handwritten tag on each item.
I have to tell ya, even before opening everything, I was already tearing up. That someone who doesn't even know me took so much love and care...it made me feel like the most special person in the world. Like, I just stopped for a minute and looked at it. I don't remember the last time I felt that way.
I loved opening each one and looking at the thoughtfulness behind each gift.
Look at all this great stuff!!!!
|I LOVE that they are purse sized!|
|Some of my fav!|
|I can't wait to try this!|
|My real name is engraved!|
|I am so torn...it is too pretty use, but how could I NOT have my OWN spoon!!!|
I am just over the moon happy! This swap has really made me feel so good. I loved buying for my Secret Sister (but I will admit the packaging from my Sister puts mine to shame!), but I also loved receiving. I look forward to getting to know my Sister better and learning more about her blog and her life.
So thank you Carla for organizing this, and and extra special big hug and kiss to my Sister, Jessie....for making me feel like a million bucks!!