Sep 3, 2013

mugswap 2013

Do you remember my post about the mug swap last year? If not, here's part 1 and part 2. Yes there were two parts. As there will be this year too. Just a heads up for tomorrow :)

Anyway, last year was my first year participating in Kim's swap. It was so much fun. I had Katy for a partner and Hannah had me. I have loved getting to know those girls better even since the swap.

So it was a no brainer that I would sign up this year too. In fact, I was scrolling through bloglovin' in bed one morning, checking out the news on the blogfront, and saw Kim's post that singups were up!


I literally jumped out of bed and shimmied on over to the computer to sign up right then. I may have been a tad excited.

A couple days went by and then I got the email. I had been matched. Which meant someone had me for a match too. The next couple of days were spent hunting down goodies for my partner. Then I went to craft weekend and met other ladies who were doing the mug swap too! Crazy small world.

Anyway, several days later, I came home to a lovely box waiting on my door step.


It was from the amazingly talented Heather of Life Made Lovely! If you recall, she asked to feature the girls' room in her new Room Made Lovely series a while back on her blog. I adore her style, her shop (the paperie) and her photos on instagram. So you can imagine how excited I was to see that my box was from her. I couldn't wait to tear into it and see what my mug looked like!

And wouldn't you know, she picked out a perfect mug for me! A vintage Swedish mug. It's delicate to the touch with a strong graphic pattern. PERFECT.


But she didn't stop there. Oh no. She spoiled me with the cutest packaging and gifts to go with my mug. So generous and lovely.

You can see it all in this photo.


Some Starbucks Via for the mug. Baker's twine and washi tape for me! And the sweetest print for my home. I actually saw Heather's IG post of that print and immediately went to her shop to favorite it. I'm glad I didn't buy it at the time since it came to my house not too long after :) You can get your own from her shop here.

So thank you, thank you, thank you, Heather. I don't know how you picked the perfect gift for me, it's like you read my mind! But I'm grateful you did. I just love it all. Thank for for the time you took in selecting and packaging this lovely gift. You're pretty much a mug swappin rock star.

Thanks again, Kim for hosting. You flat out rock. No joke. I don't know how you go through 800+ people and find everyone a partner for this swap and I don't really care how but I'm thankful you put the time in to do it. Love ya!

I'm linking up at Kim's blog today. Did you mug swap? Link up with me.

And if you're interested in what I gifted my buddy, come back tomorrow. There will be a ship, clown and purple cat involved!


  1. Like I said earlier, who are you?!? I seriously thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm of all things mugs. You're helping my takeover of the world, I'm doing it one mug at a time.

    Also, I hope to,or rows post includes a cat in a wig. If you know what I mean, and I think you do!

  2. I still have NOT received my mug :-( I am just so sad.

  3. Aw, man! When I saw your post, I was all, "OOH! I wanna do that this year," but I see it's already over. Wah. I'm going to start following kim's blog now so I don't miss the next one! :) Your mug and goodies are SOO cute! Love them all! :)

  4. I LOVE the mug and I LOVE the print! Such goodness!

  5. Love that mug you got!! And, wow, I think next year I really need to step up my packaging. It was my first mug swap, but def not my last. So fun.

  6. holy moly that package is AMAZING! everything is so cute including that mug!and the print!! oh dear me :)

  7. This seems so fun! I hope to get in early enough next year to participate!


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