Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas in July

I recently took part in a blogger swap called Christmas in July. My friend Alyx, was a co-host.

We were given the name and address of our swap partner and a list of what they like. My partner was Ashley at Not only did I get a swap partner, I found a great new blog to read.  Ashley is very inspiring and a great girl. I really lucked out getting her as my swap partner!

Ashley was so easy to buy for because she is so easy going. I enjoyed shopping for her as much as I enjoyed receiving the package from her. You can check out Ashley's blog to see what I sent to her.

Here is what I received:

How adorable is this mug? How did she know I had just broken my favorite mug? This is hands down my new favorite. I love personalized things!

I love these earrings. I couldn't wait to wear them to work. I can only wear black, white or grey so how appropriate are these?

"Cajun Shrimp" by OPI. The only disappointing thing about this is that I had just returned from getting my mani/pedi and the package from Ashley had arrived while I was out. Now I have to wait a few weeks to use it! This is an oldie but goodie and I love it. I haven't used it in years.

I suffer from bad breath so these will definitely come in handy (I am totally kidding, at least I think I am, anybody?) No seriously, I love the name of these mints.

She also sent a beautiful hand written note (I  forgot to put one in the package I sent her and I regret it). Her note is still out on my windowsill where I put my cards.

Ashley did an amazing job with my package. It was like she knew me and knew exactly what I like.
I am so glad I got to know her through this swap. Thanks again Ashley!

OK who is hosting the next swap?

Enjoy this beautiful day!


  1. Ahh!! That mug is awesome!! And what a great color of polish! Thanks for participating in the swap, and thanks for linking up!!

  2. Love the mug - it's such a cute shape! Cajun Shrimp is a fav of mine - great summer color. And those earrings - bling bling.

  3. The mug is adorable! I too am a huge fan of personalized items.

  4. love all of this!! that nail color is awesome! sometimes i wish i drank coffee so i could start a coffee mug collection.

  5. I'm so glad everything made it in one piece. The man at the mail shop wouldn't let me pack the box myself so I was totally paranoid that the mug would break on it's way to you! So glad you liked everything! My post will be up later today!

  6. I love the little tin of mints!

  7. Lovin that nailpolish shade!!

    xo Shane

  8. Ashley totally gets you Laura! Everything is just perfect! Loving the mug! And the earrings! And the nail polish. Oh heck! I love it all :-)

  9. Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that I’m the newest follower of your blog via the hop, and I’d also like to invite you to check out an Amazon Giftcard Giveaway I’m having right now!

    Hope to see you there, and thank you!

  10. I love that mug and the nail polish. You got some great things in the swap!

  11. Ohhh i love that OPI colour!

  12. Seriously, amazing!!

    come say hi over at and have a great night!


  13. Hey, just nominated you for an award! Hop over to my blog to grab it!

  14. Hi sweetie,
    I love this idea! Lovely gifts, love opi colours!!!

    Follow you right now. Hope you can follow me back :)

  15. that mug is just adorable