2012 Blogging Party Gift Exchange

Jan 31, 2012

Earlier this month, I participated in this little party where you get randomly paired up with another blogger out in the blogiverse.
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We were each given the contact info of the other blogger and their websites (so that we could do some snooping.)
 Then you were to provide the other blogger with a little gift in the mail.
It turned out to be a wonderful experience, and I am so glad I participated.
It was SO FUN and I already wanna do it again!
I enjoy receiving gifts, almost as much as I enjoy giving them, and I was so blessed to be partnered up with this wonderful blogger:

Nat @ Take the Cannoli 

She is an absolute sweetheart who loves her precious kiddos and husband just as much as she loves Jesus!
I thoroughly enjoy peeking into her life in California and appreciate her insight into being a great mother and wife.


Go check out her blog here!
You won't regret it, and you may or may not want to move to California and kidnap, I mean babysit, her kids.

The party was hosted by these three other wonderful bloggers: Alycia, Casey, and Danielle!



My gift couldn't have come at a more perfect time.
I had just endured a pretty rough day at the hospital, and was thrilled to find this little package of happiness waiting for me when I got home!


(How precious is the wrapping and the sweet little heart? It's a pin! A pin that I will most definitely be sporting on Valentines Day)

I loved her little note, and especially her handwriting! What I would pay to have handwriting like that . . . 
(Sorry I couldn't return the favor with a handwritten note, Nat, you wouldn't have been able to read the card!)



I was so thrilled to receive one of her cross stitch pieces, because I absolutely fell in love with them from her online store.
I'm already making lists of which piece I will be buying all of my friends for birthday gifts!
Isn't mine the greatest?!?!?!?!



Thanks again, Nat, for your thoughtfulness! I'm in love with my gift!

If you love her gift as much as I do, then be sure to check out her online store to see all the other ones.
My personal favorites: 




Check back tomorrow to see a little DIY on my gift I made for the exchange!
Happy Tuesday, y'all! 

16 comments:

Amira said...

Emily, I came by your blog because I saw the gorgeous rustic frame you made for the gift swap! I'm totally pinning it :-)
That "Oh, Snap" cross stitch is absolutely ADORABLE. You ladies are both super creative :-)

Your newest follower,
Amira

amiragray.blogspot.com

Ly said...

This is just too cute! I wanna be apart of this :)

http://www.lyzhang.com

Amanda said...

That is awesome!

Texas Tanners said...

AWESOME gift!! LOVE the one you gave her too! So happy to have found your sweet blog from the party! I am a new follower!!

Kelly Westover said...

That is one of the coolest cross stitch dodads I've seen. Maybe I will pick that habit back up!
LOL
Happy new year!

xoxo

Emily said...

aw thank you so much! you are too sweet! i just snooped around your blog as well, and i love it! consider the favor returned!

Emily said...

well thanks ma'am! be on the lookout, I'm sure there will be more gift exchanges soon because this was such a hit! love your blog!

Emily @ Dashboard Diary said...

thanks so much! too kind, too kind! thanks for visiting and commenting!

Emily said...

i love it so much too! you'll have to check out her store, i love it all!

Terésa Marie said...

Love it!

Rad Rag Designs said...

Great gift and cute blog. I am so glad that I found you through the swap! Definite new follower! :)Dannielle www.radragdesigns.blogspot.com

Samantha said...

Haha! Love the "Oh Snap" cross stitch!! This gift exchange was so much fun!! I've loved getting to "stumble upon" blogs that I may not have come across other wise!

I'm your newest follower. :)

Sam
http://petitefemmejolie.blogspot.com

Emily said...

thank you so much! so jealous you got macaroons! and love your bobby pin tutorial!

Emily @ Dashboard Diary said...

i couldn't agree more! this was such a great experience! thanks for the comment! love your blog!

Jayme and Mendi said...

"Oh Snap!" Too cute!! She's got talent.

We had a blast participating in this. We're now following you via e-mail & on Twitter. We'd love for you to visit our blog sometime! Be sure to check out our post from yesterday to see what Samantha (who commented above) sent us!

Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Emily said...

oh my goodness! thanks for the comment and the follow! y'all are too sweet, i'll definitely return the favor, loves falls blog and your gifts!

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