Gift exchanges are one of the perks of blogging! I love the surprise element, waiting for that box to arrive in the mail from some lovely friend. And I, of course, love gift giving myself. I'm all about any excuse to make another person feel some extra love for the day. So I jumped on the opportunity to participate in a little Mother's Day exchange with some of my favorites, who just so happened to be the same mamas who were all pregnant together at the same time. Everyone's babies are turning 1 right now!
I received just the sweetest box of goodies from Jessi! First her note had me all weepy, because she wrote such kind words. The relationships built through blogging are incredible, and I just love Jessi for the quintessential southern belle that she is! She put so much thought into all her gifts... Adult coloring book: my current favorite activity! Jelly Belly Fruit Snacks: didn't even know they existed, but I ripped open that bag long before I could even snap a picture! Picture frame: with spots for both of my boys!!! We have family pictures coming up next month. I can't wait to find some perfect prints for this. Nail polish: Hello flip flop weather! And the perfect little decorative tray to hold all my pretty little things. Seriously nailed it!
I'm actually embarrassed to say that I have no other pictures to show for this! I have been in full birthday planning mode this last week, while dealing with a very uncomfortable, teething baby who doesn't like me to get much done. I'm hoping to take a big sigh of relief soon, where I can paint my toes a pretty new shade, and get my coloring on! I also need to get a new coloring book for Liam, so we can sneak in some calm coloring time while Finn naps. Big plans ahead obviously.
So now for the awkward, funny part... Many bloggers don't share their last names as a way of keeping some privacy (smart move), so sometimes we only know them by their first name and their blog. Well unbeknownst to me, there are two bloggers who share the exact same name. So when I got my match, I shipped off my gift with a little personalized note to the wrong Jessica!!! And I seriously just realized this as I am putting this post together. I am mortified. So Jessica received a super weird note from me that probably made no sense. Anyways, pop over to her blog to check it out! (Note: she is private now, so many of you may not be able to see it). And here is a list of all the lovely bloggers who participated in our exchange. They are all worth a look!