Friday, December 18, 2009

Santa Swap 2009!

I was able to participate in the Santa Swap hosted by Shannon at The Mommy Files! I love these swaps, I have already done a Christmas in July swap and a Halloween swap, so I knew the Christmas swap was going to be SO much fun!
My partner was Alexis from Running Away? I'll help you pack!, she is awesome and so is her blog! I've been following her blog since I started blogging back in June, so I felt like I already knew her a bit. I love reading her posts and looking at the pics she posts to go with them! We each got a little survey of our partners likes/dislikes and some other ideas to pick out some really great gifts. 

All I have to say is, Thank You Alexis! I received a cute basket filled with bath and body products, in Coconut Lime Verbena scent, I've always wanted to try it but just never bought it for myself, and I really like it!  So, now I get a great smelling relaxation bath ahead : ) I also got the most adorable set of Snowman salt and pepper shakers, a pretty beaded bracelet, Peppermint Chocolate Chip Scone mix (this sounds SO, SO good, I want to make them tomorrow, but I also want to try and save them to make for Christmas morning!), and the best part, Candy Cane Roca! I fell in love with Almond Roca a few years ago, and actually didn't put it on my list, but Alexis told me that in Tacoma, they have the Roca plant! So I lucked out big time : )

Thank you so much Alexis, you really made my day today, and picked out some wonderful gifts for me! I hope you enjoy yours as much as I'm enjoying mine...the Candy Cane Roca is 1/2 gone and now I have to hide it from hubby who just took a piece and tried stealing the container from me, lol!
And thank you to Shannon, for organizing this fun swap! I will definetly be participating in the Valentines Swap, and I'm pretty sure every single one that comes after that! Meeting new friends, shopping for them AND getting presents myself, is just way too much fun to pass up!


Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

What a great basket... I LOVE Alexis' blog and have been following her since February and love the photos, too. I think the package you sent her is adorable.
I came over to your blog from her's. I am now following you and subscribed to you.
Merry Christmas!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

YEAH!!! I'm so happy you like it I was so worried. Love me some Roca I should have taken pictures of the plant it's pink ... LOL :) I love that we knew each other so well and put together amazing packages! Thanks so much for swapping with me, I loved picked up the items.

Hide it tell him no more for you (in your best Soup Nazi voice ... LOL, only thing I think I remember from Seinfeld). Anytime you need a fix let me know and I'll send you more ;)

pam said...

Very nice gifts!

Happy New Year!!