Valentine Swag Swap

A few weeks ago, a couple of gals, Caroline and Alissa, had come up with a great idea to do a Valentine blog swap.  Each blogger was paired with another blogger and were to put together a box of goodies to send to the other.  It sounded like fun, so I tossed in my name and my partner is Frances.

It have been fun to read about Frances and I love the name of her blog, Welcome to GrownUpLand.  She's a recent college grad from TCU and has fun posts about music, pinterest and her life and the ups and downs.  She sent me a fun box full of goodies.

Love the outside of the box!  It came a few days before Valentine's Day, but what fun to receive a box that states Happy Valentine's Day!!

Here is the majority of my goodies.  I must confess that I devoured the Reese's peanut butter heart and my boys consumed the Hershey's kisses. :)  I'm going to add a photo of my favorite guys and put the photo frame in my studio.  I love getting note pads and this one has magnets and the back to hang on my fridge.  Whoot!!  I'm constantly jotting down random ideas, menu plans, new kitchen gadgets or appliances that need to be replaced after 12 years of marriage, or things needing to be accomplished.

She also sent nail polish with a new pedicure set to make my toes all pretty and then socks to cover up said toes when my feet get cold, which is 10 months out of the year.  There is also some super fun bracelets and a pretty fabric rose, too.

Thank you Miss Frances for the box of goodies!!



Hotel Artwork

This is just a little teaser post, but my sweet husband whisked me away to San Diego for a little couple's getaway to see some sunshine and spend some much needed time together.  In the hotel lobby was a painted glass artwork that I thought was really cool and had to share with you.

More to come on San Diego later.....


Saturday Family Fun

After a wonderful evening out at Purple Cafe last night with the hubby for date night, today was family day.  On the agenda is a birthday party for a friend of ours little girl who turned 4.  She's little buddies with my 4 year old and I must confess that I hadn't bought the gift yet.  Oops, so off we go to breakfast, shopping and a birthday party.

First stop was my favorite doughnut stop, Top Pot!!!!  Nothing like a latte and a chocolate bar to get you going for the morning.  If you ever make it to Seattle, you MUST stop by one of their many Seattle area locations and try out a doughnut for yourself.

After picking up the appropriate Rapunzel/Tangled doll for the birthday girl, we were off to the party.  As we were walking out of the mall, I took this picture with my iPhone.  It might not be super warm, but any clear blue sky day in February is a good day.


Happy Mail Day

Today I received not one happy box in the mail but two!  One is my latest order from Shade, as you just can't beat a $7.50 long sleeve shirtThe other box is from my Valentine blog swap, but more on that to come......

I hope you have had a good mail day too!