Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mug Swap 2013!

This was my first time joining all the fun over at Kim's annual mug swap! You can read all about it HERE. Such a wonderful idea and something that fits so well within my love-language of simple gifts. It's much more fun to give than receive in my book, and I LOVED carefully choosing a sweet little mug and gift to brighten my partner's day and hopefully be a blessing to them! The benefit of this swap is that I recieved a lovely gift as well!

My assignment was Miss Amy over at Grey Ceiling. She is such a beautiful writer and I love how she describes herself in her blog... someone I would just LOVE to be friends with in "real life" as well as online. She's genuine--something I most admire in a friend! Her faith in God is so evident and so very encouraging. I chose an adorable owl mug from my favorite place, Anthropologie. I also wanted to add THIS amazing print by one of my very favorite's, Lesley. Of course, I had to add a little bunting--since I'm obsessed and love to whip it up! I packaged it all up, put some washi tape on the box, and off went the happy mail to the blessed USPS!

After stalking my mailbox for days, I was so very excited to see my brightly colored package in the mailbox one afternoon. This Mama was having a rough day too, so a little happy mail was just what I needed! I opened up the box to find a pretty HAND-painted mug by Miss Elizabeth, and a sweet card too. Her lovely shop is HERE, and is full of adorable goodies!

Thank you Miss Kim for hosting such a fun swap! I'm linking up!

 Mug Swap!


  1. I LOVE this!! Hopefully I can participate next year. I'm dying over both of those mugs! They are both amazing.

  2. such a great idea! I think this could be a fun little activity to do with ladies at church, don't you think?! randomly enter and maybe we change the concept... but something encouraging like this?! I think that would be so much fun!

    love you, friend. Thanks for sharing this... such a fun idea!

  3. Such sweet words! Thank you. I love the mug - and there's no way you could know from the blog, but I LOVE owls - and the print is perfect. So glad we "met" through this :-).

  4. i LOVE the better to give than receive perspective. honestly, this year, that is what i realized the mug swap is all about!
    i'm so glad you embraced that! And love that you sent along one of lesley's prints!!! such a great and thoughtful idea!!

    and cheers to receiving well, too! love your sweet new mug! :)

  5. I just love it all...such sweetness! -Goodness Gathering