Send Something Good & Make New Friends

i had so much fun this last month participating in Gentri, Kaitlyn, and Kristy’s awesome blogger connection project Send Something Good.
it was a really great way to meet other bloggers from around the world that i know i probably would have never really had the chance to meet.

the had the opportunity to get to know Joy from A Vintage Joy and send her a package.
i had never met Joy or come across her blog before so it was really fun to meet a new friend in this blog-o-sphere. and Joy is pretty much one of the coolest/cutest/nicest girls i have ever met!!
[she just made this coolest mounted dragon head!! i want to do that for Eli’s room!]

i learned that Joy loved the colors purple & mint, owls, handmade things, traveling, photography & hot air balloons. i tried my best to incorporate as many of her favorite things as i could and came up with this sweet little package for her.

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i got her some purple & mint {& red} nail polish, some famous BYU candy [chocolate covered cinnamon bears & mint truffles], an owl necklace from Sebastian Design, some maps & brochures of Utah {for traveling :)}, and a handmade frame and little inspiration notebook {with hopefully what looked like vintage touches} and a letter.

i had SO much fun putting together her package & making her gifts!!
[afterwards i wanted to make some myself, ha]
i kind of love giving presents so sometimes i got a little crazy…
but it’s totally worth it when you get to see {read} how excited the person is!

i was so happy i got to meet Joy and we are able to start a friendship that i wouldn’t have had otherwise!

the blessed saint that had me was Lyndsey from The Stationary Place.
and oh.my.GOSH!! i was kind of freaking out over her package!

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she sent me a little treasure box with my name on it full of wonderful little goodies!
different kinds of notebooks, complimentary pencils, earrings, clips, paper straws, recipe cards, cute magnets, and some nail polish.
she also wrote me the nicest note and it turns out we have a lot in common!
{i love that about the blogging world!}
i absolutely LOVED it and felt so undeserving of such an amazing gift.
i keep the little treasure box by my bedside to hold the things that are special to me.

i really cannot thank Lyndsey enough for putting all that time and energy into my gift!
she is a very very talented woman & her abilities are evident in every inch of the package.
i’m so glad i got to be matched up with her because i already know she will become another very dear friend!

i’m so glad i got to participate in this Send Something Good project and meet these amazing ladies!
i feel so blessed to be a part of this blogging community where there are so many women who are just like me that i can reach out to & have their good influence in my life.
it has been a really amazing experience and one that i wouldn’t trade for anything!

thanks Gentri, Kaitlyn, and Kristy for putting this all together!
you rock!

11 comments:

Misty said...

Coolest swap ever!!!! don't mind me, I'm just over here feeling left out and bummed to have missed it.

Joy said...

I completely agree how much fun this has been! Your package made me feel so special, but most of all I'm so happy I got to know you. You are so sweet and completely deserving of the lovely package you received! Hope you're having an amazing day.

Ashley Brooke said...

wow, what a fun swap! the blogger community and meeting new friends is my favorite part of the blogging experience!

Shannon said...

What a fun event!

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lyndsey @ the stationery place said...

aw, thanks for saying such kind things about my package! i'm so glad you liked it. i knew we were meant to be friends...it was so fun to collect all those little things & put them together for you :)

Emily said...

That sounds like it was so much fun! I LOVE the chocolate covered cinnamon bears at BYU, they are the best!
Creamy

Jes said...

chocolate covered cinnamon bears are DELISH!

Elisha(: said...

what an AWESOME gift you got!!!

x.

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Looks like you both got spoiled!! Gift swaps are so fun! :)

Brittany said...

i missed this one! boo! you both made/gave such cute fun packages!!! I just signed up yesterday for Christmas in July on alxy's blog "everyday is a new adventure" for a blog swap/exchange. soo fun! :)

erica marie said...

This swap sounds like so much fun...loved the stuff you sent Joy and the stuff you got...so cute.

xo erica