Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sweetheart Swap

So it has been a very long time since I have hit that little orange button for a new blog post. I haven't had the desire or the words to blog for awhile and I'm ok with that. Life has been a rollercoaster of good and bad, beautiful and devastating, rewarding and frustrating.  In fact, that pretty much describes life as a whole. If you're living in the bad, the devastating, or the frustrating- just know it won't last forever.

I actually have a reason to write today though and it is a lovely reason! I decided to join up with Meg at Borrowed Heaven for a Sweetheart Swap. The weather here in Pennsylvania has been downright depressing. We have had a constant series of snow and ice and arctic temperatures so I thought a blog swap might be a nice way to cheer up and look past the ugly weather.

With this swap, we got paired up, had to get to know our partner and then send them a box filled with happy Valentine's things! I was paired up with Julie from Monroes on the Move. Julie was a serious doll and it has been so great getting to know her. She is a personal trainer and currently lives in Washington with her man and her dog. But they are moving to Germany soon! So I'm glad I got to know her before she left the country. Julie-THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for the box you sent me. It came on a day when I really needed a pick me up and everything you included in the box was so heartfelt and I just felt like you knew my heart. I have been loving all of my surprises all week long.

Here's what I got...

 {I knew there would be good stuff when I saw hot pink and sparkles!}

{A GOREGOUS scarf in reds, pinks and oranges-I have gotten so many compliments the two times I wore this during the week. It's also incredibly soft!}

{A chocolate marshmallow stirrer for coffee or hot chocolate- brilliant!}

{A lovely spatula! I love fun utensils!}

{A mug-does this girl know my heart or what?! And it goes with my blog name! I actually cried when I opened this!}

{An eos lip ball-love these guys!}

{A HUGE Kit Kat-one of my two favorites!}

{A Hershey bar-my other favorite}

{The carnage-there was lots of tissue paper. You can't tell me that this table doesn't brighten up the day}

{My wonderful goodies-I definitely was feeling the love}
This box swap was truly wonderful. I have had good experiences every time I have done a swap and I am really thankful for that. I've done a Christmas one, a Valentine's one, a "Hometown" one, a mug one, a nautical one. Each has been a blessing in that it connected me with other women around the inter-webs. And really, who doesn't love to get a box on your door step.
So in spite of the weather, we carry on. And we spread the love.  Keep spreading it, darlings.


  1. Blog swaps are SO fun! So are all of the fun Valentine's Goodies that are all over the place right now! Have a great day!!

  2. You received a FANTASTIC package!! I actually got one of those hot coca stirrers too - it was delicious! I also love that scarf. Thanks so much for participating :)

  3. I'm so glad you had a good swap experience. That's always reassuring to hear! A scarf makes every swap gift a good one.