Wow, it's already January 4th!! I meant to have this up days ago. Christmas and New Year's flew by. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! I, personally, had a blast. Christmas Eve was at my parent's house, Christmas was at my house, both days were in the low 70s and gorgeous. For New Years we rang in 2017 with all our neighbors at Casa Banana (HUGE rental home/vacation family home/wedding venue/prime fishing spot for all of us that live here that one of the neighbors owns at the end of our street.)
Another awesome thing that happened in December was the last 12 Days of Christmas Swap put on by Angie and Beth. My partner was the wonderful Erika from Cat Eyes and Skinny Jeans.
I was so excited when I opened the box! Right on top was a pink princess stocking for Olivia, that she immediately took out and started asking if she could open her presents :) Erika didn't have to get anything for her, but she did and it was all very well received and very much loved!
I wasn't able to get a picture of the LaLaLoopsy toy that she got because it was open and already meeting other dolls in Olivia's room within 30 seconds, but that's okay! I also can't find the Christmas themed coloring book she got Olivia that we have both enjoyed coloring. It's amazing though, I feel like I've seen that book daily for the last 2.5 weeks and when I want to take a picture I can't find it.
This is after the first 4 days of opening :) How cute are all the ways she wrapped everything?! Boxes, bags and wrapping paper!
First let me say, I love deer and I love this super cute, soft deer ornament! Olivia got the milk and cookies one :)
I love sweets. I really, really do and this Rudolph Mix had a great variety and was so good. I'm definitely going to be buying more soon. It's from Target if you want some, too!
As I said earlier, I love deer and this mug is perfect; it's so pretty. I've used it a lot already and can't wait to use it for the Chocolate Peppermint (yum!) mug cake.
During our email exchange getting to know each other, Erika asked what holiday movies I like but don't own. I didn't know and basically just said we love anything family friendly. And ya know what, I'm shocked we don't already own Prancer! We enjoyed a nice little family movie night at home watching it over winter break.
Look at these!! Non-GMO (super important to me and very kind of Erika to find) spruce and poinsettia seeds! I've been wanting to add some smaller, bushier trees to our landscape and the spruce seeds are perfect. I also LOVE poinsettias and this gives me a reason to start growing them early in late summer and enjoy them all next fall and winter.
quick read. I'm looking forward to reading this one by the fire on the few cold days that are coming up. Yes, I said cold. It's going to be in the 30s for two days.
And last but not least, this yummy candle. It smells like winter and I love the little design on the labels. Once it's all burned I'll be adding a new wick and some more wax and scents because it really is a nice little candle container.
Thank you so so much Erika! I love everything!