etsy swap 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

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i recently participated in the etsy swap 2014 hosted by meg and amy and had a blast! the person i was assigned to "stalk" and shop for was the ever-cool jess from writing in red lipstick. based on the short bio i received about her and from reading up on her blog, i found out she lives in virginia and has a thing for bees and woodland creatures. oh yes, i could definitely work with this. i got to work scouring etsy for some choice gifts and it didn't take me long to find some items to send to miss jess. here is the little package i put together for her.

{photo credit: me}

{photo credit: me}

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when i got the fox brooch in the mail, i wanted to keep him for myself! how cute is his face? i was stunned by the intricate detail of the stitching. i thought the cookie cutter would be a cute idea since jess hails from virginia, and i also included some chocolate bars because a gift isn't truly complete without a little sweet. hope you liked everything, jess!

the lovely kiki from in its time had my name, and i can't say enough good things about this fun package! she really did her research and got all of my favorite things. peanut butter, the cutest hand-stamped spoon, hexagon stud earrings that i have honestly been eyeing for a long time, and my favorite candy bar. thank you, kiki! you are so sweet and thoughtful to put all of this together!

{photo credit: me}

{photo credit: me}

had a blast both giving and receiving some great etsy finds. thank you again for hosting this swap, meg and amy. looking forward to next year! head on over to the link-up and check out what the other bloggers gave and received! you can also search #etsyswap2014 on instagram. etsy love forever.

28 comments:

  1. oh my gosh. TOTALLY adorable gifts. Everything is thumbs up.

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    1. right?? my swap partner totally spoiled me, but i ain't mad!

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  2. oh my gosh - the bees knees print i am in love! and the cookie cutter - and the fox brooch, girl you did a great job!
    i LOVE what kiki sent you - the spoon, those earrings...perfection!
    so thankful you participated in this swap!

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    1. i had a total blast! it's so fun to shop on etsy, and it was a cool challenge to shop for someone else's tastes. i must admit that i wanted to keep most of the items that i sent to my partner. ;-)

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  3. that fox!!!! i want that so bad!!! :)
    love the earrings & spoon kiki got you!!!

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    1. that fox was everything. i seriously couldn't stop looking at him and cradling him like a little baby. haha. kiki spoiled me for sure! those earrings have been going with every single outfit.

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  4. Love the bees knees card, the fox and that cookie cutter!! You give great gifts! Also...your blog header is super cute!!

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    1. thank you! such sweet words. i had so much fun shopping for my girl!

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  5. Wow your gifts are amazing! I love the cookie cutter! Very creative. I wish I'd though of that! Kiki really did a good job finding the perfect gift for you! Both of y'all are amazing!

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    1. kiki really did her research well! the pb spoon is the greatest piece of silverware i have ever owned!

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  6. So fun! I love what you sent and received! Those earrings are great! I loved buying earrings from you shop too! It was so fun!

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    1. thank you for buying a pair! i hope jenna likes them. :-) this was a fun swap wasn't it??

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  7. Yay, yay, yay, yay, yay! I'm so glad you loved the goodies and that I got things that you love! I hated not knowing if you got the package and loved it so it's a relief knowing you truly did. :) Yay for being partners!

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    1. girl. no need to worry. i LOVED it all. i have been bragging about your gift giving skills. :-) funny thing was that the earrings came before the rest of the package, and i absolutely loved them but had no clue as to who they were from or where they came from! haha. i had a thought that they might be attached to the etsy swap, but i wasn't sure until i got the rest of your package. i lurve them. :-)

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  8. I love those earrings! (and great tray!)

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    1. the earrings are great and go with everything! the tray was on super duper sale at the magical place that is target. can't say no to a good deal!

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  9. Kiki is awesome! She's such a thoughtful person! I love the spoon she gave you!

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    1. she is a dear! the spoon is the greatest. why have i not owned a personal pb spoon until now?? this swap was so fun!

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  10. Oh, this looks like so much fun! You selected the perfect gifts- that fox pin is just darling! Also, do I spy the Threshold tray from Target?! I saw that and put it on my wishlist immediately!

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    1. girl, you DO spy it. that tray was on major sale, and i took it as a divine sign that i needed it. it's quite lovely. the swap was really fun! i'll let you know the next time they do one if you want to be involved! you get to shop for and receive fun presents from etsy. only the best idea ever.

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    1. it's adorable! it makes the pb taste better. :-)

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  12. I love the goodies that you sent to Jess!!! They are super cute.

    And as for your gift from Kiki - FUNNN! I read the story of how she decided what to get you over on her blog and I loved it. :) Those earring are really cute.

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    1. i had fun on both accounts! kiki is so sweet. i am enjoying getting to know her through emails and reading her blog. what a dear! hope you had fun doing the exchange.

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  13. I love the print you sent! So cool. And the earrings you received are awesome, too :)

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    1. the earrings are my new go-to. :-)

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  14. um that "bees knees" is the best!! thanks so much for joining our swap! :)

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    1. had such a fun time! thanks for hosting!!

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