I was so excited to participate in my FIRST blog swap with Brie & Angie for Pretty Blogger Swap! I met these lovely ladies through the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog SITSGirls Challenge. I was hooked up with Lauren from Our Hiding Place for the swap. I was already a fan of Lauren's before we were paired together, so that made me really excited to get to know her better! If you are into antiques, renovations, and cute pups then you need to check out Lauren's blog!
The rules were simple- $30 budget and keep the gifts creatively within 5 categories: accessory, food item, paper/office item, beauty item and something that represents you're hometown.
Take a look at my awesome goodies!
|This neat starfish represents where Lauren is from - Branford, Connecticut - near the shore.|
|My beauty item Zoya nail lacquer in Kelly - I think it's pretty obvious that I'm a girly girl so this was an awesome choice!|
She said I can wear this to show off my beautiful new engagement ring :) What a sweetheart!
|PEZ - also represents where Lauren is from because that's where they make Pez! YUM!|
|My food items - Delicious flower cookie and doggy treats from Sugar Bakery in CT, which was featured on Cupcake Wars on Food Network. She totally won me over (as if I didn't love her already) by sending a gift for Tilly.|
|Accessory item - very spring appropriate ribbon earrings from Etsy|
I can't wait to wear them!
|My paper item - Fun notecards - Little did Lauren know that I am obsessed with these Keep Calm sayings. I have Keep Calm & Sparkle On on the background on my computer at work.|
|I have a thing for handwritten notes so I loved this sweet note too!|
|The total package! I racked up!|