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5.28.2012

Sendddd Me Something Goooood. (the big reveal.)

A couple of months ago I signed up for a fun little thing called Send Something Good. In short terms, it's a secret gift exchange between bloggers. Weeee!

I was pretty thrilled to be given Ashley of Fairview Pl. as my gift buddy. In reading her blog, I learned all about her mad love for vintage as well as felt, teal, tea, pretzels and handmade jewelry. Done, done and done (x2). I bought her a gorgeous vintage tea pot + a really cool scrabble pieced turn to a little craft that I miraculously managed to makee into a necklace + some pretzel m&ms and tea (not pictured) + some felt stickers and a really cute felt pouch (also not pictured.. I included the last few things right before I sent the gift out!)

Since it was suggested that we additionally included something to represent where we live, I happily and proudly obliged with a couple of postcards: one from Ventura (my rad little beachy hometown) and one from Ojai (our neighboring hippie town) Oh and a little mini capsule of Ventura seashells. I thought that was a nice touch !

 Hope you loved your gifts, Ashley! (I almost kept the teapot for myself.)
Giving was just half the fun tho... I also got some snail mail myself, yo! And seriously, it was so exciting. The day my package arrived, my sister came running into my room squeeling, "guesss what came for youuuu!!" Haha, I got her involved in the whole thing and she made for some good audience participation as I ripped open my box. I was amazed to find a beautiful navy blue dress handmade by Kristen of Ola Mae's. It fits perfect!!! Thank you so much, Kristen!

Also in the box was a lovely little red scarf and some Kanses City coffee which is not pictured here because it went quick.

Don't you all want to be a part of this goodness! You know you do. Good news: this business is going down again soon! Make sure you follow the presidents  [ hehe, Gentri :) ] for any news regarding the next exchange! Also, just follow them anyway because they're cool. They be: Gentri, Kaitlyn, and Kristy.

Thanks girls for putting together such a fun thingggg.

Hope everyone is enjoying this gorgeous holiday weekend. I am. (I've successfully slept in the past three days until noon. #winning)

15 comments:

  1. This is such a sweet idea! It's lovely receiving mysterious gifts. And the dress looks gorgeous on you!
    Dreams In A Poppy Field...
    xox

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  2. This was tooooooo much fun! I seriously am already looking forward to the next round of Send Something Good. Looks like you scored some awesome loot!

    Sam
    http://petitefemmejolie.blogspot.com

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  3. Great goodies! What fun!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  4. Thank you again for the lovely goods! You were so thoughtful in your gifting and packaging! Plus I'm gaining another great blog to follow along too! Cheers :)

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  5. holy cow! everyone is just astounding me with how talented and crafty they are!! good haul, sister friend!
    so glad to have you participate in SSG! hope to see you around some more!

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  6. Hi! Saw your post in tammy's blog! Love it. Newest follower. It's really a good thing to hear people encouraging others to live their dreams. Thank you, thank you for posting it.

    Ronida <3

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  7. found you via tammy and i'm your newest follower. can't wait to hear about your adventures in nyc. i was just there in march and i can see why it's your dream. although just the other day i got back from sd and orange county and that's not too shabby either! ;)

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  8. i love love the teapot! this was such a fun package swap. i got some many freaking goodies i don't know what to do with them :)

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  9. That teapot is awesome. I'm not surprised you almost kept it :)

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  10. What a cool project! Love what you gave and received. (and I absolutely love the dress you're wearing!)

    Stopped over from Tammy's blog. I enjoyed your story very much. :)

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  11. this is such a cute idea!!!

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  12. Oh my gosh, girlfriend, we gotta talk. F'real. I just moved to So Cal last May (of 2011) all on faith. All. On. Faith. From western PA, mind you, where nobody ever leaves because they love their bubble. Anyway, I've been here for a year now (it'll be a year tomorrow!!!) and God continues to be faithful, of course. But it's hard! It's hard to stand strong through the missing home and such. But it's GOOD. Anyway, ya, we should talk!!! xoxo

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  13. This sounds like such fun! Headed to follow the commanders-in-chief. :)

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  14. This is such a cool idea! I don't know why I always miss these things. Your gifts are so thoughtful and sweet- love love love the teapot! And you look totally cute in that dress! (P.S. Can I have your top knot please? thanks)

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  15. I love this whole blog swap idea, I read about it as well with live love random, its so good for everyone to actually know each other! :)

    http://aimeedelacruz.blogspot.com/

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