Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Feeling Patriotic!

Red White and Blue Swap
 

You know what's cooler than getting a package filled with awesomeness in the mail?  Not much, let me tell ya!  The one thing that could possbily top the list, is having a swap partner that you just love to pieces, and have bonded with enough to acquire their phone number!  That's right, Evelyn!  You're now in my phone...prepare to be randomly butt dialed!  If you don't know who she is, you're missing out!  Her sense of humor is so much like mine, and she currently resides in Nevada, a state I used to call my home!
So, yeah, my awesome RED, WHITE, and BLUE swap package arrived in the mail, and I was so excited!  But... I figured I should wait until Roon got home to help take pictures and/or help corral the kids. 
So, reluctantly I set it on the coffee table, to wait until Roon got home.


But it was STARING at me!


Alright, so I guess there'd be no harm in finding the card, right?  I mean, that just makes good sense!  That way it will be right there to be the first thing I open.  It would be irresponsible NOT to, right?


There!  I feel better now!  Now I can wait to open the rest.


But wait!  What's this?!  A list of the goodies inside?!  Wait!  She got me THAT?! 


Okay.  Maybe just a quick peek...
(Evelyn apologized up and down about her "presentation", but I didn't mind at all!  I always liked sneaking out to where the stockings were, and peeking inside.  Much easier to do than with wrapped presents!)


Maybe I can bribe the baby into moving things around for me...
Boo...What's under the peanuts?  Just lift up the gum...just a little bit!


I AM SO WEAK!!!

So here's a rundown of what I got...

  1. Red nail polish

  2. Blue and red(dish) water balloons (the kids will LOVE these!

  3. Pop-its

  4. Chocolate truffles (Hellllooooo Gorgeous!)

  5. Corn-on-the-cob holders/dishes.  (this is the first time I've ever owned something like this!  I think I'm in love!)

  6. Buttons.  (She explained that she uses these for crafts, but also likes to just play with them for relaxation.  Oddly...I know exactly what she's talking about, and I agree!) 

  7. Gummy Bears (which are not ENTIRELY red, but mostly.  They are teeney tiny ones, and are delicious!  Roon wasted no time diving into those!  They are his favorite!)

  8. Strawberries and Cream cereal.  (I may have to get up early enough in the morning just to try this out!)

  9. Trident gum.

  10. Sno cone cups and syrup.  I can feel my kids getting sticky just looking at it!  Guess that's what sprinklers are for...

  11. Giftcard/peanuts/stickers.  There was a story behind this one...

  12. Willow Tree figurine.

  13. SPAM!!!

Isn't she beautiful?!  I just love her!  Believe it or not, this is now the one and only Willow Tree figurine I own.  I've always wanted one, but they're not really the kind of gift you buy yourself.  Now Roon knows I like them, so I might acquire quite the collection...I hope!


I'm thinkin' that the 4th of July would be the ideal time to break this in!


Great minds think alike!  I sent her these two things too!


The peanuts may not be blue, but she told me a Fourth of July story from when she and Joe were dating.  They were in love (think red).  The gift card is for GLASS bottles of cream soda.  This completes the memory.  Plus, it's blue, so it works!  Luckily, Roon likes peanuts more than Joe does!


Who knew SPAM came in singles?!  I seriously laughed so hard at this, I must admit, I peed a little. 

Thanks so much Evelyn for being a totally awesome swap partner!  Here's to many more years of friendship to come!
Also, many many thanks to Mamarazzi for hosting such a fun swap!  I think we need to invent a new word for how awesome you are!


Pssst!  You can also find me over HERE today.  No.  I may have a poor sense of direction, but I wasn't lost! Shortmama invited me...

15 comments:

Jennifer said...

Dang it now I want a fried spam sandwhich with real mayo, hot house tomatoes, toasted bread, lettuce and pickles! Awesome stuff you got there!

Helene said...

Just got done reading your post over at Shortmama's and thought I'd stop by here as well!!

Your swap friend is amazing...that's some seriously awesome stuff she sent!

I used to collect the Willow Tree angels...love them!!! But since I've had kids, they've managed to break 3 of them. So I put them away. And stopped collecting them. What's the point of collecting them if I can't display them, kwim? Kinda like the 3 carat diamond wedding ring my aunt keeps in a safe because she's afraid someone will cut her finger off to steal it.

Have a great day!

Salt said...

Spam SINGLES? That IS classic! :)
That is probably the best swap package I've ever seen!

Sara Richins said...

That is some good loot! I love these swaps! I have four little helpers, but half were asleep, so the older ones are a little bit easier to tell them to stay away and listen. LOL!

Enjoy your loot!

MiMi said...

SCOOOORE!!! Awesome stuff!

MiMi said...

Just got back from reading your guest post! LOLOL!! That's all I can say! I commented over there too. :)

~Haley~ said...

Okay now I am mad because I was gonna buy those corn on the cob holders/dishes for my partner and my boyfriend was all NOOOOO no one would want those!!!! Anyways, looks like you had a successful swap, I loved all my stuff too.. I can't wait for another one!

Mamarazzi said...

awesome package...i love the commentary best...so funny! i really enjoy how i can hear your voice when i read your blog...please tell me you sound like Marge Simpson? Betty Boop? Snow White? any of those would work...

keep an eye out for my next swap...a GAME Swap!! fun and easy...

Myya said...

Great swap! I love your descriptions!! Can;t wait for my partner to get hers & for me to get mine... YAY!!!

{leah} said...

Evelyn was my partner last time... it's she great!! She makes you totally feel like you are her BFF -huh-

I love all the stuff in the box. Yeah for swaps!!

blueviolet said...

That box was PACKED!! You're so lucky!!

Loved your post over at ShortMama's today!

Kelley said...

SPAM! That is so funny, what a great box and so creative!

Spam sandwiches for lunch today?

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

LOL! I had the biggest goofiest grin on my face the entire time I was reading this. Which wouldn't be so bad except that I am in a public place. hahahaha! I am so happy you liked in spite of poor presentation. hee hee! HEaded over to shortmamas to read this famous post of yours...

Emmy said...

Single spam?? No way! Looks like you got a great package.

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

Can you believe I FINALLY got my R,W,B package posted?! I am so sorry!! Life has been hectic! Come on over and check it out!