Do you remember my post about the mug swap last year? If not, here's part 1 and part 2. Yes there were two parts. As there will be this year too. Just a heads up for tomorrow :)
Anyway, last year was my first year participating in Kim's swap. It was so much fun. I had Katy for a partner and Hannah had me. I have loved getting to know those girls better even since the swap.
So it was a no brainer that I would sign up this year too. In fact, I was scrolling through bloglovin' in bed one morning, checking out the news on the blogfront, and saw Kim's post that singups were up!
I literally jumped out of bed and shimmied on over to the computer to sign up right then. I may have been a tad excited.
A couple days went by and then I got the email. I had been matched. Which meant someone had me for a match too. The next couple of days were spent hunting down goodies for my partner. Then I went to craft weekend and met other ladies who were doing the mug swap too! Crazy small world.
Anyway, several days later, I came home to a lovely box waiting on my door step.
It was from the amazingly talented Heather of Life Made Lovely! If you recall, she asked to feature the girls' room in her new Room Made Lovely series a while back on her blog. I adore her style, her shop (the paperie) and her photos on instagram. So you can imagine how excited I was to see that my box was from her. I couldn't wait to tear into it and see what my mug looked like!
And wouldn't you know, she picked out a perfect mug for me! A vintage Swedish mug. It's delicate to the touch with a strong graphic pattern. PERFECT.
But she didn't stop there. Oh no. She spoiled me with the cutest packaging and gifts to go with my mug. So generous and lovely.
You can see it all in this photo.
Some Starbucks Via for the mug. Baker's twine and washi tape for me! And the sweetest print for my home. I actually saw Heather's IG post of that print and immediately went to her shop to favorite it. I'm glad I didn't buy it at the time since it came to my house not too long after :) You can get your own from her shop here.
So thank you, thank you, thank you, Heather. I don't know how you picked the perfect gift for me, it's like you read my mind! But I'm grateful you did. I just love it all. Thank for for the time you took in selecting and packaging this lovely gift. You're pretty much a mug swappin rock star.
Thanks again, Kim for hosting. You flat out rock. No joke. I don't know how you go through 800+ people and find everyone a partner for this swap and I don't really care how but I'm thankful you put the time in to do it. Love ya!
I'm linking up at Kim's blog today. Did you mug swap? Link up with me.
And if you're interested in what I gifted my buddy, come back tomorrow. There will be a ship, clown and purple cat involved!