Hey, everyone, and welcome to the final post of 2015! We’re wrapping up the year on a nice, easy note with a post about me receiving presents. (I gave presents, too, but we’ll get to that in a little bit.)
Some might think blogging is a lonely
profession hobby activity that keeps me from my normal household duties, but believe me when I tell you that I’ve met some of the loveliest people around in the short time I’ve been doing this. Sara of Shabby Grace Blog is one of them, and she thought it would be fun to have a Secret Santa exchange between members of our blogging Facebook group, which is a lot like Fight Club for bloggers, but on the internet. (And no one gets hit or anything.)
Sara’s rules were that we weren’t allowed to spend more than $25.00 and we had to get the packages sent in a timely fashion so that everyone would have time to snap pics and write about their loot. Let’s check out what arrived in the mail to brighten my day and find out a little more about who my Secret Santa is!
Who wouldn’t be excited to find a package full of these lovely items instead of a water bill?! Amanda of Old House to New Home clearly did her homework, because I love everything she sent to me. I’m especially fond of the refillable glass gummy bear container, because gummy bears are my favorite and now I can safely store them in my nightstand drawer, which is completely socially acceptable and normal. And who’s excited about the cheeky organizing notepad? Expect big blog improvements and better organization (wait for it…) any day now!
At least I can wear my new necklace and cuff and look good while noshing on candy and wondering what in the world I was supposed to be working on. Would you like to know a little bit about Amanda?
She’s an adorable high-school Spanish teacher with an equally-adorable back-up blogging gang consisting of her hubby, daughter, and dog. She’s a mad cook and loves DIY, and she covers both topics on her blog. Here are a few posts I’m sure you’ll enjoy!
This is a recipe for Peanut Butter Cup dip, which I’m pretty sure makes Amanda eligible for some sort of major award.
I’m a huge brussel sprouts fan, and this recipe for maple balsamic roasted brussel sprouts with bacon is calling my name. When she’s not cooking, she’s making cool projects like this wood shim wall art.
When you stop by, tell her she has great taste and maybe she’ll send you a gift in the mail, too. And since you can’t receive without giving (at least for a Secret Santa swap), now you get to see what I bought for my Secret Santa, Sara of Shabby Grace Blog. You likely remember she’s also the hostess, so she knew I was her Secret Santa. (So really I’m just Santa, minus the Secret.)
You can also check out all of the other Secret Santa posts. Maybe you’ll come away with some great last-minute gift ideas!
Shabby Grace Blog // Knock it off Crafts // Uncookie Cutter // Pocket of Posies // Penny Loves Projects // Pretty Practical Home // The Dean’s List Blog // Tastefully Frugal // Beauteeful Living // The Twin Cedars // Domicile 37 // My Life From Home // Our Crafty Mom // Twelve on Main // Casa Watkins // Old House to New Home // Hobnail Salvaged Goods // Creatively Homespun
Before signing off for the year, I want to thank you for following along as I fumble and bumble my way towards blogging world-domination. I’ll probably never get there, but at least we’re having some fun and I’m learning a little about computers and whatnot along the way. That’s good, right?! Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays, and I’ll see you back here next year!