Meet my partner for the 12 Days of Christmas swap:
I was paired up with the lovely and adorable Sofia, who writes at From PDX with Love. She is by far the more professional blogger between the two of us and I must admit that I felt a little intimidated when she first contacted me so that we could get an idea of the others personalities. Not only is she a incredibly beautiful, but she's one of those blogging superstars and incredibly sweet to boot! We exchanged a couple emails and I got a pretty good grasp of her style and the shopping extravaganza began. I really cannot wait to see if she liked her package as much as I loved mine!
Because, really, who wouldn't love an adorable assortment like this?!?!
Day 1: This adorable little plaid reindeer who has joined the gaggle of goofy ornaments on our tree. He is definitely outshining them all this year.
Day 2: The E.L.F. eyeliner set I have been eyeing (no pun intended) at Target. I used to love liquid eyeliner and this set contains liquid in both black and brown, and a black pencil with a hint of silver sparkle. With some practice, I'll be rocking a perfect winged liner in no time.
Day 3: A beautiful metal heart bookmark! I mostly read on my kindle, but I always have a book next to the bathtub for soaking and reading. I haven't invested in a bookmark in ages and thus all of my books have bent pages and torn dust covers. I love this bookmark and so do my books!
Day 4: Blue and green teardrop earrings! First, they're super cute, they match my favorite sweater, and they have wire hooks which facilitate wearing along with my current captive bead rings. But most importantly, they are the colors of my beloved Minnesota Lynx and I will be rocking them all season long!
Day 5: HUGE coffee mug. This thing easily holds 20 ounces of coffee! I've been brewing three of my standard Keurig cups into it and I'm a happy camper. It's my new go-to mug in the morning.
Day 6: I'm working on my pen-pal skills. I've been doing some prison ministry and corresponding with some incarcerated folks and my resolution this year is to be a much better friend and actually start sending cards/letters to my friends. These dear little note cards will be perfect for that!
Day 7: When Sofia and I were emailing about likes, I mentioned that I love statement necklaces. I like a necklace that can really pull an outfit together. And look at this one! The day that I opened this, I was wearing a t-shirt, jeans, and a boyfriend cardigan. I tossed on this necklace and suddenly I was actually wearing an "outfit". I love simple styling, and adding just enough UMPH to make a look shine. I don't do it often enough, but it's another resolution and this necklace is gonna facilitate!
Day 8: Hooray for new sweet smelling hand lotion for my purse!
Day 9: And now the E.L.F. falsies? Oh my gosh, I'm going to look like a freaking pin-up before this is over! Well, okay, maybe not a pin-up, but I'm going to have some amazingly striking eyes!
Day 10: The most adorable little fabric covered notebook! It has joined the hand lotion in my purse and become my "blogging ideas" notebook.
Day 11: This candle! Can we talk about this candle!?!?! It smells SO GOOD! Like ridiculously good. Like vanilla and cinnamon and maybe a hint of something woodsy. When the wick is lit, it crackles like fireplace.
Day 12: How cute are these? Pencils made from tree branches! I mean, obviously all pencils are essentially made from tree branches. But these still look like tree branches! They're super cute!
Thank you so much, Sofia for putting together such an adorable array of presents. I had such a wonderful time opening them and they fit so well with my style and my life!