28 May 2012

Send Something Good...the big reveal!

Last month, I decided to participate in the Send Something Good swap.
Let me tell you, it has been so much fun :)

I absolutely love making things for people, and giving gifts, so it was especially awesome to do something like this for someone I've never even met. 

My bloggy counterpart was Natasha from {itmightbwonderful}
She is such a lovely person, inside and outside.  I've come to absolutely adore reading every single one of her posts, because no matter what she always has something awesome going on. And I have a special fondness for her outfit posts, because she puts together the BEST outfits.  Seriously, she's gorgeous.
And she even alters her own clothes, to make them more "her".
How fabulous is that?

This is what I put together for her:
 I made a cute little zippy pouch (complete with ruffle!) & bright stationery set, with envelope seals and confetti from {isavirtue}.  Her favorite color is mustard, and even though this is a slightly brighter yellow, I thought she'd love it for summer.  And since hot pink and black are her runner up faves, I couldn't not include pink (seriously, my favorite color!) I found this cute mini photo album and immediately thought of her (she's got a thing for birdies too!), so I had to buy it!  I also found a really cute journal with a lovely quote.  I added a couple of my favorite (and easiest!) recipes. And of course I always have something to say, so I wrote her a kind of long letter too (hopefully it wasn't super boring!)  I wrapped it all up pretty-like, and sent it off!

 I received my package while I was sick & thought I had mono!!  So the day I found this in my mail box was just the greatest day ever.  Seriously.
The wonderful lady who got me was Elyse from {Home Sweet Holmes}  
And let me just tell you how amazing she is.  She is so much fun to blog stalk, and she's seriously just awesome.  I could probably say awesome about thirty more times, but you get the point. Right? Right.

Thank you so much Elyse!  Your beautiful package seriously cheered up my whole sick week (and gave me enough delicious tea to soothe my hurty throat!), and I absolutely LOVE everything.
I was especially excited about my new journal (isn't it funny that I was just thinking about buying a new one and beginning to write my thoughts on paper again?), which I have filled up a quarter of the way so far.  And my beautiful fabric NY picture frame!! I totally love it, and I've got the blue on on display right now.  It's gorgeous. 

I absolutely loved getting to be a part of this project.  It's such a fantastic way to reach out to others across blog land and make a connection.  And a lovely reminder of how similar so many of us are, despite so many seemingly large differences.



Shannon said...

This is such a cute idea!


Anonymous said...

You got some cute things :)

patience said...

it looks like you had a lot of fun. i'm loving that framed fabric state she gave you! and seriously your gift you sent out was amazing! a girl after my own heart with all that pink and pretty paper!

Jes said...

i'm glad you got your package at such a great time in need!

Shane said...

Lovin the cute handmade goodies!

xo Shane

Sheridan in the City said...

I love what you made for your ssg blogger. So thoughtful, and the pictures are beautiful.

Salha said...

I love your notebook!! Where did u got it? :)

p.s. I hope you will check out my fashion blog too,
if you have time! :)

Much love,
The Cabinet Of Fashion blog