RSS Feed

It’s The Little Things Like :: Blog Friends!

This is no exaggeration, dear Friends- it’s the little things like you comments and the relationships I’ve created with so many of you that truly make my weeks better and my down days brighter. This party Lindsay hosts for example, fills my heart when I am able to read up on the things you have all been blessed by during the week. It is a beautiful way to spend some of my free time on the weekends and I look forward to it through the hectic week!

The swaps we are able to take part in may seem awkward or little to others, but to me they have filled my heart this week! I have sent off goodies to three gals I have never met- two ornament swaps and one, to a blogger I am building a relationship, for no other reason than she is living without a Trader Joe’s (which should be illegal to not have one near every person!) and I felt she could use some tastiness! I had so much fun wrapping up the goodies and packaging them for the mail! I can’t wait for my ladies to get them.

Then, there was the AMAZING Cold Hands, Warm Heart swap Sandy and Illene hosted this year. I had the pleasure of shopping for Fiona, from England! I received the cutest package from her:

Awesome goodies from Fiona!

The cutest mittens (which are super warm as well!), some adorable little holiday stamps and some lotion/scrubs! It was so nice to get her little package in! I’ve not seen her post about the goodies I sent her, so it must still be travelling to her :(

The final little thing in my life concerning my blog lovelies is I am the new host of the “Love & Envelopes Birthday Club!” Click on the link to head on over and check it out! We only have a few folks signed up right now and I would love to make it as successful as it was last year! It’s the commitment of one card a month to a birthday buddy, then you get a bunch on your birthday! The more folks who sign up, the more love we get to send to everyone!  

What are little things that are helping you with the stress of the Holidays, friends? For me… it is each and every one of YOU!

About these ads

About Elizabeth @ The Young Retiree

Paleo wife on 150lb weightloss journey documenting life, marriage, health & military move to Okinawa! Tough Mudder (Nov '12) and Stella & Dot Stylist!

7 responses »

  1. ohh those gloves are adorable!!! yay for getting an international partner too! ;) thanks for participating, friend! :D

    Reply
  2. Blog friends are the best! :) I’m excited for the birthday club – I sent you an email last night.

    Reply
  3. What a great exchange buddy you got. :-) I love the relationships built from the bloggy world.

    Reply
  4. Hello! I’m so glad you liked your parcel. I received mine yesterday (it was sat in the post office for a few days, I have to admit…). It’s perfect, and I’ll be blogging it next week when I’ve taken some photos which do it justice. You hit the nail on the head with it though – perfect presents!

    Reply
  5. I love meeting new friends through blogging too and look foward to the little things link up every week. I have enjoyed getting to know you and reading about your life. I can’t wait read and get to know you more. By the way, I don’t have a Trader Joe’s in Alabama (and I agree, it is a sin!) so feel free to send me some goodies too! JK! There is one in Atlanta which is a short drive over so I stock up when I get to go. Mostly on wine. :)

    Reply
  6. What a fun package! The scrubs & lotions look fun. And I bet you’ll be able to put those stamps to use!

    Reply
  7. What a neat idea… a gift swap with blog buddies. ;)
    Would be a great idea to incorporate into military wives groups too.
    I’m an Air Force wife, living in HI right now… maybe we’ll cross paths one day!

    Reply

Add your two cents:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: