Friday, December 24, 2010

Deck The HAUL!

Hey everyone! 

Sorry I'm so late getting everything up and going today.  Actually this is only the second time I've been on the computer in like 2 weeks.  Hopefully things will calm down and I will be back to my normal bloggy self in a few days. 
Until then...

I wanted to start off by saying a big "THANK YOU" to all the participants of the 12 days of Christmas swap!  It really went smoothly, with only one or two bumps in the road.  Everyone (to the best of my knowledge) received a package, and I heard many good things about the new friendships that had been formed.  That makes me so happy!  I hope ya'll will join in again next year!

ANYWAY...

How did YOU fare with your 12 days of Christmas swap package???

I'll start things off by sharing with you what I received, and then there will be a link at the bottom. 

First, my partner was Lisa from THE THOMAS TRIBE, and LITTLE ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES.
Did ya'll know that she had a BABY during the 12 days???  Fun, right?!  I can't wait to see pictures of her little "Bear"!

DAY 1
The cutest little homemade manger I've ever seen!

Day 2

Lip balm.  But not just ANY lip balm.  DR. PEPPER lip balm!!!  That girl really did her homework...

Day 3

Some super awesome, and wonderfully shiny scrapbook paper!  I don't remember mentioning that I scrapbook, but she knew it somehow...

Day 4

Some bamboo spoons!  These will definitely come in handy when cooking Christmas dinner.

Day 5

This is kind of like Vicks VapoRub, but Lisa says it's MUCH better.  I think I'm going to try it out on myself, so I don't have to wait for my kids to get sick...

Day 6

A card game!   I've never played this game before, but I'm crazy about word games, so I can't wait to try it!

Day 7

Nail polish, and lots of it!  I have recently become addicted to pedicures, so I'm REALLY excited about these!

Day 8

I water jug, and gummi bears.  I had to search for the gummi bears, because my kids immediately declared them as their own.

Day 9

ORANGE STICKS!  I love these things!  I may be cracking into them after the children are nestled all snug in their beds tonight...

Day 10

More scrapbook stuff!  This'll be great for all the Christmas pictures.  I hope I can find time to use it...

Day 11

Such a pretty Christmas-y necklace!  I think  I may have to fight Sissy for this one...

Day 12

An awesome book, that give all sorts of tips and ideas of organization, and family togetherness.  It's like she knew exactly what I needed! 

Thanks so much, Lisa, for all the awesome and incredibly thoughtful gifts!  I think we were a pretty good match.  And CONGRATS on the new baby!  I'll be anxiously awaiting pictures...

So, did you all do as well as I did???  Write up your posts, and link them up so we can all make the rounds and become sufficiently envious of you. 

Just a reminder.  I still have a few spots left for my SUPER SECRET SWAP, so if you haven't signed up for that yet, DO IT! 

If you're looking for my 3rd installment (or 2nd, for that matter) of my extravaganza update, I should have it up later today.  If you're looking for Symfully Sweet, I'm obviously running behind.  I'll get it up as soon as I possibly can.  Thank you all for your patience with me!



29 comments:

aubrey said...

Ooooo... good stuff! Definitely let me know how the Vicks stuff works out, I hate that stuff.

MiMi said...

What great stuff!
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, friend!!! :)
Love and hugs to you!

Angie said...

Such a fun 12 days!!!

Lisa @ Angels Faces said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your package! I have to admit I felt bad as
I opened your gifts and saw how extremely personal they were! Thank you tons! I promise to get my stuff together here pretty soon!

Cassie said...

This was so much fun! even though I cheated I can't wait to do it next year and do it the right way! Thanks for the fun :)

Colleen said...

Oh my gosh! Dr. Pepper lip balm is my favorite! I used to use it in high school and have recently rediscovered it. Awesome.

Impulsive Addict said...

This was SO MUCH FUN!!!! I REALLY enjoyed it!

Looks like you had a great partner also!

mandy said...

Thanks for letting me join in the fun! I've added my link!! Merry {Belated} Christmas!!

Mandy

Angel said...

I had SO SO SO Much fun on the swap!! I can't wait for the super secret swap!!

Angel said...

ahhh the wrong link posted for me!!

Emmy said...

It has been such a fun contest, thank you so much! I will be posting tomorrow

Lisa said...

Thanks for organizing the swap... had a great time!

shortmama said...

It was a great swap! Will work on getting my post up this week...as soon as I upload the pics I took!

cbusch said...

Thank you for such a great 1st time experience. I had so much fun and Evelyn was the best! Merry Christmas!

Myya said...

Even though I didn't get in on this awesome swap it sure has been fun to see what everyone has gotten. I am SOOOO doing this one next year!!! : )

~Haley~ said...

Ooooh I like the sound of that Vicks stuff! :)

Thanks for hosting a great swap! I definitely enjoyed it, even though there were a few bumps on my road throughout! lol

Mary said...

looks like your swap partner really looked into what you like!

Mary said...

looks like your swap partner really looked into what you like!

Lisa @ Angels Faces said...

Oh - I'm finally in. Sorry for taking so long!

Mamarazzi said...

looks like it was quite a haul! i am WAY behind on everything too. decided to just give myself this week...family first!

Jen said...

LOVE that little nativity!!!

Miss Angie said...

Such great gifts! :)

Lourie said...

You hit the Jackpot! I missed out cause I didn't play. I have seen the results though. Looks like it was lots of fun to do.

Amy said...

Swaps are the best. End of story.

Jen said...

This was a blast, Sami! Thanks for hosting, and thanks for letting me play along! :)

SamwisezBrown said...

This was so much fun! Thanks!

Beth said...

Very exciting! :D

Shelley Parker Chandler said...

I am late in getting my post up, but it's finally there. I had a great time doing the swap! Thank you so much for sponsoring it and letting me participate!! :D

SusanD said...

I finally got my post up. Sorry it took so long. Thanks for your patience. Blessings, SusanD