Friday, June 26, 2009

My Summer Swap Package Arrived!

I recently participated in Miss Sweet Tea's at the Sweet Tea Diaries Summer Swap. It was such a fun experience! Thanks so much for hosting this Angela! Before I get to the goods, can I just say that I had an awfully crummy day yesterday?? I got some disheartening news about a co-worker, and it is going to make the next several weeks strange and difficult. But when I came home to my summer swap package, all that faded away!

I got the best partner in Amy at The Un-wife Housewife Life! We have tons in common, and I'm sure if we lived closer, we would be great IRL friends. For now, we will have to settle for bloggy friends, BUT Tony did ask me if we needed to take a trip to FL when I went on and on about how much I enjoyed this process with Amy!

I opened up my package to find this awesome tote bag on the top!
Inside the tote bag were all my goodies. Everything was wrapped super cute, and she even played into my blog theme with this "A Girl's gotta SHINE" label!
Some other items of note were gifts for Riley & Gidget and Tony! She is so thoughtful!

Here's all my loot:
  • the tote bag
  • koozies for me & Tony
  • liver treats for Riley & Gidget
  • a book light - sure to get lots of use while I work on my Sookie Stackhouse books
  • a floatie for the lake
  • Orbit gum in the best flavor - Bubblemint!
  • a super cute nail polish color & clearcoat that I will definitely be taking to my next pedicure
  • Maybelline Shine Seduction gloss. It's spooky how in tune we seem to be. Amy got me the EXACT same lip product that I use, without telling her, ONE shade off from the current color I am using. That's so great!
  • and probably my favorite of all - a great chip & dip bowl for the lake with Amy's personal guacamole recipe! Tony is really intrigued to try this, so I will definitely be whipping it up for the 4th!

Here is a better shot of just the tote bag and koozies. These were all HANDMADE by Amy's mom Angie over at TLC by Angie! How cool is that?? Thanks ladies!!
Here's a close up of some of my other goodies. The lip gloss was already stashed in my purse, and Tony and I were drooling over the guacamole!

Gidget waited for her treats like a good little girl. Riley was impossible to capture as he was bouncing all over the room. I made a video of them, but I didn't have time to load it, so I think it might make a good Mutt Monday post!

This swap was so much fun! Thanks again to Angela, Amy and Angie!


Angie Repetti said...

Sure hope you get some good use out of the bag and the koozies...and the quacamole is delicious, so enjoy! I know Amy had a lot of fun putting the swap together, and I had fun participating in my own way. We were both very excited to hear your reaction to your "swap". Sounds like it was all good. 8-) I think it's amazing how much alike you girls are. Happy Summer!

Becky said...

Awe! That is so sweet and she even included the doggies! How great!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

How much fun! And that was so sweet of her to think of the pups!

Jessica said...

That's awesome - what great gifts! I've been wanting to do a swap, but I just worry that I won't be able to give some clever gifts.

Amy Lynn said...

I'm so glad you like everything!!!!! I love that bag my mom made... I think I'm going to have her make me one :) Too funny about the lip gloss coincidence! Just like you getting me the chap stick. Um, and how about the fact that we both thought of the doggies! lol.... It's that blogger fate thing again! You can come to Florida anytime! I'm sure we'd have a blast, and Tony could talk firefighter talk with Ed, hehehe.

Happiness Is... said...

Awesome gifts! :)

RCaitlin said...

Your blog is cute!

Kristin said...

That's a sweet haul!

Lil' Woman said...

Great gifts...congrats! :)

Brittany Ann said...

Could those koozies be any cuter? Love them!

Krystyn said...

What an awesome swap! Such fun stuff.

LiLu said...

Awww, what a fantastic idea! I need to start something like that!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

I love all of your new goodies!!! So fun that your pups got to play along too :) Thank you for participating in my swap!! xoxo