I was eager to learn as much as possible about my assigned recipient so that I could select a mug that she would adore. I was thrilled to see that she is a homeschooling Mom... her blog had pictures of her home and I was more than excited to see she loved thrifting and all things vintage like myself! Off to the store I went! Ok, so one trip did not yield the perfect mug, but after a little more searching I found what felt "right".
Honestly, I can't get that pretty little mug out of my mind...I hope she loves it like I do! And the BEST part? Oh yeah, that AMAZING little bird inside the mug!
Of course the mug couldn't be shipped out without some other goodies, so I included some handmade bookmarks. I boxed all the goodies, wrote a ship to that had California in the address (yippie, a friend in California now? I know NO ONE there!) (You can view my mug recipient's blog here: www.thechildspaper.com) All that was left to do was wait on MY mug to arrive!!!
There was A LOT of waiting, and based on how the box looked, I am thinking it must have been smack in the midst of Hurricane Isaac!! My lifetime love panicked, he feared the mug was broken and knew my heart would be too! Thankfully, all the goodness inside was safe!
Vanessa from www.purejoyandadoration.com sent me these GREAT goodies... she hit the nail on the head friends! I heart thrifting (she noted the mug was thrifted), I heart milkglass, and I heart Texas! Now I already have several special friends who live in the great state of Texas, but now I have a new one who I will think about everytime I see this fun reminder! Vanessa and myself share so many common interests I just don't even know where to begin!
HUGE thanks to Kim at www.acuppakim.com - MugSwap 2012 was such great fun, I'm looking forward to next year!
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