Friday 15 November 2013

Blogger swap!

When Miche at buttons and birdcages posted that she and Martyna from Spoolish were hosting a giveaway, I knew I wanted to take part.  I love Miche's blog and her refashioning style and was really pleased to be introduced to Martyna's. 

I was paired with Kristi from Alligator toe.  She is so cool and I have loved getting to know her a little.  I had a lot of info to go on as Kristi has lots of resources, like Pinterest as well as her super great blog.  She just had to rely on my fledgling blog and our 'getting to know you' emails but look how great she did:

When this parcel arrived I curled up in bed all excited like a kid with a Christmas stocking.

Look it came from foreign lands:

Kristi sent me a postcard of California (where she's from) which I loved, a letter (more on this in a minute), buttons, a Burt's bees lip balm, nail polish and a tote bag she had made herself.  What a great package! 

These buttons were my favourite and I already have a use for them in mind!

I love Burt's bees but I've never used their lip balm, this one is awesome and its tinted! I really don't think we can get this one here and I'm already obsessed!  Obligatory pouty,  lip-balm modelling photo:

The nail polish is called English rose which is appropriate considering where I live and my colouring.  I painted my toes and fingers instantly (and then did the washing up so destroyed my finger nails but the toes are still perfect).

Modelling my new shopping tote!

Ok so Kristi wrote me a lovely letter, which looked like this:

The envelope opens up so the letter is on the inside of the envelope and it unfolds like an old-fashioned letter which was written on paper and then folded up and sealed with sealing wax.  I thought this was amazing and totally charming.  However when I waxed lyrical about it to everyone, they all were like "duh, Alexa, that's airmail paper" (or something, clearly I didn't listen very hard).  However I still think its really cool and I plan on ignoring all who rain on my excitement. 

I loved getting my parcel from Kristi and getting to know her (hopefully this will continue post presents) and I really want to see what the other bloggers exchanged. 

The others participating in the blog were Miche and Martyna (see above), Louise, Sally (this was the only other person who's blog I knew before, and I love it), Zhenya, Lisa, Katie and Kristy (who doesn't have a blog).

Happy weekend all!

1 comment:

  1. Hurray, I'm so glad you liked your presents and I love the fact that you totally GOT everything I picked out for you! For example, I know it was cheesy, but I really thought the "English Rose" nail polish would be perfect for you haha! And that "Air Mail" stationary happens to be my absolute FAVORITE! I have excitedly tried to explain it to people as well, but whatever, I am a nerd for snail mail haha!
    Happy Blogger Swap! Thanks again for being an awesome partner, talk to you soon!!! -Kristi :)