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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Fall Swap and Thirty Days of Gratitude Challenge ~ Day 23

Recently, I took part in a Holiday Swap hosted by the lovely Parsley @ Seasons of My MindMy swap partners were Mollye (I had Mollye's name) @ Miz Mollye
and Julie (Julie had my name) @ Julie's Creations

Before I say anything else, I have to tell Parsley how much I enjoyed this swap and I want to say THANK YOU!!! You were so THOUGHTFUL to host this! Also, I am so sorry I didn't get this post up yesterday (our due to post day). Life often gets in the way of my blogging!

We had the choice of a Fall Holiday box or a Christmas Holiday box.  You know I love FALL!
Okay, are you ready to see what I got?!!! (Oh, and my pictures aren't the greatest. I really need a new camera. But you will still be able to *see* enough to "ooooo and aaaah")

The box Julie sent was AWESOME! Everything was wrapped in fall tissue. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of that, as I was too busy tearing into the goodies!

The above photo shows most of what I received! Missing is a lovely brown coffee mug, which says "Hot Coffee". It is already in use. Also missing is the CANDY...I have no idea where that bag of candy went....she said, slyly. Actually, I had a lot of help!

I love the little handmade pumpkin!  Isn't it adorable?!

And my metal star....LOVE IT!  It will never, ever be packed away!!

This little guy is so sweet!!  I'll have a fight when my little granddaughters discover his "Tweetness".

(sorry about the glare)

But the "glare" is from the lovely fall sticky note pad!

And this is another favorite!!!  I'm sure Julie made this little Harvest pillow.  It is lovely and fits right in our country/primitive lifestyle.

And I received a copy of Martha Stewart Living! 

I'm not done yet!

Did you notice the lovely maroon napkins I used as liners under my gifties?  They also came from Julie!  Beautiful color!

Julie, I love everything.  No one could have done better!

Thank You!

Today, I am thankful for the wonderful, thoughtful, caring people I have met on the Internet!  It is an amazing Community of Friends!

Blessings and hugs to each of you!


  1. WHOO HOO! I'm doing a happy dance with you. You got some lovely items in your swap!

    I was crazy to be nervous about hosting my first swap. It went well but only because of the great people involved in it.

    No worries about being a little late on the reveal. We all understand that LIFE comes first. Be blessed this Thanksgiving.

  2. Hi Cheryl, I am so glad your partner "got you" and she really did get you didn't she. Just like you "got" me. Everything was as if you'd chosen it yourself! Happy Turkey Day and many Blessings from our pad to yours! Hugs, Mollye

  3. What a nice gift of it!!!

  4. What pretty gifts!! I had a hard time choosing between fall or winter!! I ended up choosing winter, but I love both of them!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  5. Oh my goodness those items are adorable! I wish I would have known about that swap- what fun that sounds like it would have been! Love the idea. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Jen Unsell

  6. Definitely looks like fun! So glad you were blessed!!

  7. What beautiful and thoughtful gifts. Especially the handmade ones! (but candy is always good, too... *grin*) She definitely put a lot of thought and care into it, and you'll have reminders of her every day. What fun!

  8. That looks like it was fun, and a great way to remember her and your internet friends.

  9. Cheryl, wow you had some wonderful things show up at your home, I am always amazed at the talent some of these gals have!
    thank you for sharing and also for stopping by!


  10. Oh what a cute little bird! Tweet! Tweet! The pillow is so sweet as is the pumpkin. What a lovely selection of goodies you received.

    Have a nice holiday.


  11. I goofed! My swap pardner was Danielle, not Julie. I am posting a correction. I am so very sorry!


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