This blogging community is just so fun. I feel like I've barely scratched the surface, but I have loved seeing how bloggers, writers, and creatives come together in this little place we affectionately call the blogosphere. My friend Rachel turned me on to the blog Oak and Oats a few months back, and after following her, I quickly saw that her best friend had a blog worth following as well.
Imagine my delight when I read about a month ago about a fun little connecting activity called the Etsy Swap, sponsored by Meg of Rivers and Roads and Amy of Taking Steps Home. Handmade and homemade goodies are just my sort of thing, and I knew I wanted to participate. It was so fun to be able to send a Give Me Jesus journal to my match, and then I waited with anticipation to see what my match was going to pick for me. The matches were not mutual; I picked something out for someone, and then someone else sent me some goodies.
The day that my package came could not have been more perfect. Of course now I cannot remember what was going on, but it had been a doozy of a day at work, and I was tired when I walked in the door that afternoon. It was the most welcome gift to see a package waiting for me and then open it up to find so many wonderful goodies. My sender did an amazing job of shopping for me and finding some sweet little gifts that were so tailored to my tastes!
I'm definitely a tea drinker and rarely drink coffee, so I am excited to try this tea that my sender makes and sells.
This sweet addition to our home will remind me to enjoy life's simple pleasures.
As an avid journaler, these pens and cute little notepads were such a fun treat. New pens and notebooks are some of my favorite things.
These fun earrings were on my Etsy wishlist for the longest time, but I never got around to buying them. As someone who loves to travel, they are such a fun and unique accessory that I've enjoyed wearing.
I love how the texture of this sweet little hoop frame changed our little bitty "gallery" wall. :)
Participating in and shopping for the Etsy Swap was such a joy, and I will definitely participate next year. It was a unique way to be able to network with other bloggers and make a new friend! Thanks to Meg and Amy for hosting!