Thursday, March 19, 2009

An Early Package from the Easter Bunny

Prepare to be jealous☺ I got my very first swap in the mail yesterday from my partner and very good blogging buddy Noelle from ♥ Lil' Bits and Pieces of Me ♥ I was super excited to find out she was my partner, because I've got someone extra special to spoil. You'll have to wait a bit longer to see what she's getting from me, because I'm not done making it yet!
Hmm...for some reason the color is off in this picture...first she sent me this collection of fun Easter baking goodies. I was just looking at some stencils like the ones she sent AND a chick cookie cutter. Guess she read my mind and just knew what I needed. She even managed to find this bright cheery container with my favorite spring flower embossed on it.
Then because it's an Easter/Spring themed swap she sent me these adorable decorations to brighten up my house. I love the little spring flower pot, it's just the thing for my window ledge over my kitchen sink. I need something cheerful to look at while I wash dishes. ER has already tried to appropriate several of these for herself! There are candles in the bag and they smell soooo good!
She added some crafting treats because she knows I love scrapbooking. The stickers are really fun springy colors and I should've fanned out the other thing so you could see them better but those are photo mats also in spring colors. I've got Easter layouts ear marked for those! Photo mats are so nice because you can just add your 4X6 photo, no cropping or trimming - just done!
You knew there'd be some treats for my sweet tooth, this is an Easter swap after all! I promptly ate the Life Saver Gummies for dinner, yeah real nutritious I know! She also sent me a bag of my very favorite jelly beans that I opened immediately so they didn't make the photograph. She didn't know those were my favorites and just happened to pick them up. How fun, huh? Those are already in my chick candy dish, half eaten by moi. ER asked if she'd like those, I told her no. Was that mean or what?
One of the swap rules was that you had to make your partner something, here's where I hit the jack pot getting Noelle. Isn't this a fabulous banner! I so ♥ the colors, they're more vibrant than the photos show and it's just gorgeous with glitter letters, flowers, and buttons. Lots of pieces are attached with foam tape so they're 3D. Now I have the perfect thing to put up for the whole season!Here are some detail photos, so you can get a better look at how gorgeous it is and NO Mom I am NOT giving it to you!
Noelle is such a sweetie that she even included a little Easter package for ER. She sent her a necklace, bunny socks - love the little pom pom at the heel, a wind up bunny, ring sucker, and egg with chocolates inside.

We had a hard time holding her back from tearing into everything immediately! The chocolates have already been eaten. I wasn't sure if she'd like them, so I gave her one and then said if she didn't like them Daddy would eat them. You should've seen her face. She took her egg half with the candy inside and sat down at her table, holding everything very protectively! No sharing that time!
Couldn't get a decent picture of her looking at me, all the attention was on examining every little thing. She loves the ring, it's her favorite thing. Guess our girl loves jewels of all types!

There now wasn't that a fun box of goodies to get! Of course, now the pressure's on for me to come up with a package just a cool! I sure hope I can. If you haven't done a swap yet I think you should jump on the next one you see. This was so much fun, I just love this kind of stuff and it's so not anything Brad could or would ever pick out and put together for me. Teehee, just got the giggles thinking of Brad making a flowery banner!

Tomorrow I'll share even more goodies with you, I got my giveaway wins in and I'll post those to share the fabulousness! Have a great one everyone!

PS: Don't forget to stop by ABC & 123, today's giveaway is an art kit I put together. I think it's pretty neat-o; I hope the kiddo who gets it loves it too!

10 Friends Said:

Vickie said...

That is a mighty cool stash! You lucky duck:) ER is such a cutie.

k-e-household said...

The banner is GORGEOUS!! In my opinion, thats the best part of the whole package!!! Great job Noelle!

Rhonda said...

What a fantastic way to welcome Spring

dougandcheryl said...

That is a great package! How fun. I love that banner too. Everything is just fabulous.

*Noelle* said...

awww! thanks sweetie! i am SO thrilled that you liked everything:) that cracks me up about the jelly beans! again, i totally know that what you will send me will be AWESOME too ♥ ER looks so darn cute opening her stuff; you know i couldn't resist buying something for a lil girl!! with all the "boyish boys" i am around; i need to indulge in girly things from time to time. DANG, i SO love that banner- i must say!! lol I am going to have to find another one for myself; hehehe!!
this was so much fun; i'm glad i picked an awesome partner to spoil!!

luv ya,
noelle ♥

Dawn said...

Wow! What a package! That banner is beautiful!!! Lucky you!!!

Sarah said...

What a fun package to get in the mail! Totally happy, bright and springy! She did some very fun and creative things!!! Enjoy!!

Aunt LoLo said...

See, now...seeing that box made me promise myself NOT to do any swaps! I'm obviously not cool enough to participate - I would most likely make something and call it good. ;-)

Kelli said...

I'm Kelli and newer to your blog...can't remember if I've commented before. That package is so nice and thoughtful...I love thoughtful. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Oooh... I am SO jealous that you got something so fun in the mail! And that banner? Gorgeous!! I need one of those to brighten up my home for Easter. I've yet to get motivated to decorate for this holiday...and it's one of my favorites!!

I'll have to try my hand at participating in a swap the next time I see one.

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