I got Keri as the person I was sending to, and I had a lot of fun "blog-stalking" her to see what she likes and how awesome her taste is. I decided to get her a pretty and sophisticated-looking mug since that's what I thought of her after reading her blog (Seriously, go look at her house photos- her home is amazing!).
Unfortunately, the mug pics on my phone aren't available so I can't share the picture of what her mug looked like- I know I'm sorry! But lucky for me, Keri posted her insta-photo of the mug on her blog, so here you go if you really want to see it (I was more impressed and in love with her new jacket honestly, and how awesome to find another Fall-lover out there!).
I wanted to send her some fun little things along with her mug but couldn't find anything to go with such a fancy pretty mug. Sorry, Keri! Next year, I'll do better, I promise!
In the meantime, I was helping Kim with the swapping assignments, trying REALLY hard not to find out who had me. It was not easy let me tell you, especially once I cracked Kim's ultra-hard-to-crack code! Fortunately for me, my mug arrived just in the nick of time!
So I've been following Julie for a while now and I think she's just the coolest. All these California friends in my blog world just seem super cool and they get to wear flip-flops year-round. (Can you say jealous?! Of course, occasionally we get snow, so I guess it's okay.) The real bummer is how far away they are so I've never met any of them in person. One day...
Anyway, Julie's amazing and we're Insta-friends too. She has five hundred gazillion followers reading her blog and somehow she knows little ol' me (probably because I comment on everything so I'm sorry, Julie, if you ever feel somewhat
That GIANT mug? Yep, it will hold TWO Tassimos' worth of coffee. Just what this coffee-addict girl needs. It will also hold tea with gobs of sugar in it. Yesssss... (Right now it's holding a bouquet of flowers which looks pretty amazing, I must say- seriously, what is it with me and not getting enough pictures?! I'll do better, I promise.)
Julie also sent a bag of Starbucks coffee (which we ALL know I love and can't get enough of), along with a very sweet card in her beautiful handwriting... and the piece de resistance (sorry, I don't speak French)...
A mug rug and a matching coffee sleeve in SUCH adorable fabrics! Fabric by the way, that Julie has been not wanting to part with, and I must say I wouldn't blame her. But she did! For me! How wonderful and thoughtful and sacrificial was that?! I was pretty honored, let me tell you.
I still find it hard to believe I have met such awesome ladies and now friends though Kim's swap. It's only happened twice and I've made five new friends just from that! First of all, Kim, who I adore and she's so funny! Then last year's swap introduced me to Hannah and Carrie who I just love, and now Julie and Keri, who are just as amazing! I'm already looking forward to next year and I must say if you missed out this time around, join us next year for more swappy goodness!
Big Thank-Yous to Kim for hosting such fun times and for giving me two cool chicas! Linking up over at Kim's for the Muggy Party!