9.03.2013

the 2013 mugswap {hosted by a cuppa kim}

there's a great blog called  a cuppa kim...
and she hosts what is known as a mug swap...
 
here's the gist... she hosts it every year around her blogiversary... this is the third year for it...
 
i participated last year and was so excited to do so again this year...
 
basically, when all is said and done... you meet two people... the person who you send your mug to... and the person who sends you your mug...
 
fun, right?
 
 
each year her participants have increased... people are swapping mugs across the world...this year there were over 800 swappers... so awesome...
 
last year my mug swap person lived in california and the person who had me lived in hawaii... i keep in touch with both girls via instagram and what a blessing it is to have them as friends... {hi meghan and salla!}
 
this year my mug went to texas to dana who blogs at dana rae
i had a little bit of information about her based on reading her blog and the email that was sent from a cuppa kim... here's what I put together for her...
a pretty mug, heart shaped pins, a stack of heather bailey fabrics tied up with a bit of lace and a handmade tag... some trims {mini poms, ric rac, and ribbon}, and a happy day flower pin that was hand crocheted by me :)

the excitement was checking the #mugswap2013 hashtag on instagram to see when she received her happy mail... such a great feeling to brighten someone's day!

since this is the second year for me... my family and friends know ALL about the mugswap... i'm always talking about it... searching for the perfect things to send out... and am busy stalking my own front porch waiting for my happy mail to arrive from a surprise sender...

this year... i came home from an outing with my girls and spotted this package waiting for me... W O O - H O O...
amber at bumber's bumblings did such a nice job on the packaging... cute coffee sayings were on each side of the box...

and when i opened it it was stuffed with fun...
an adorable mug with colors that i love...
a little dark chocolate treat... delicious flavored coffees from a local coffee shop in delaware... cute napkins... she made me the cutest bracelet which i immediately put on... and also a beautiful necklace and pair of earrings...so thoughtful!

she really made my day... amber, if you're reading... another great big THANK YOU to you!!!

since i've received my mug, it's my go to... i came home from dunkin donuts a couple of days ago and promptly poured my dunkaccino into it...
 
 it absolutely gives you such a great feeling to choose the perfect mug, gather some goodies and make new friends... can't wait til next year...

we live in the days of an overabundance of bills and junk mail clogging up our mailboxes... kim, by putting together and hosting this incredible mugswap, you've given so many of us something to look forward to... it's so fun... thank you!

 have a happy day~
angie


linking up today at
A Cuppa Kim

12 comments:

Jessica @ Kate & Trudy said...

You sent AND received great mugs + goodies! I can't wait 'til next year when it'll be my second year participating :)

Hope you're enjoying your morning coffee out of your mug today!

{cuppakim} said...

Everything is just so pretty. I love the thoughtfulness and care you put in! And I'm so thankful you enjoyed it enough last year to come back for more! Here's to 2014!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

man, mugs are the best! i love them both!!

Cathy Trochelman said...

Very cool idea! I love all the care and attention you both obviously put into your packages. This would be a great neighborhood thing, too...! Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

Such fun packages!!!! :)

Lora said...

wow! both packages were so beautiful! i love both mugs so much. :) it was so much fun, wasn't it?!

oopsiemaizie said...

hi jessica... thanks so much for stopping by... the mug swap was so fun... i'm already looking forward to next year :)

oopsiemaizie said...

kim... thank you! you're an awesome hostess!!! can't wait 'til august 2014 :)

oopsiemaizie said...

hi elizabeth... i know... so fun, right?

oopsiemaizie said...

hi cathy... i can give you a heads up next year when it starts... it's so fun gathering everything to send off to a new friend... and then waiting patiently for some happy mail to arrive on your own doorstep :)

oopsiemaizie said...

katie... thanks for stopping by... it sure was fun!
have a great weekend!

oopsiemaizie said...

lora... it was a lot of fun! it always feels good to do something nice for someone else... and i love following the whole thing on IG... neat to see who has who and where all of these fun packages end up...
angie :)