9.04.2014

#mugswap14

each year on august 1st, kim with a cuppa kim blog kicks off her annual mug swap... it's been going strong for 4 years... i stumbled upon it in 2012 and signed up... and have done it each year since... {you can read about last year's experience here}

for those reading that don't know what the mug swap is... basically you sign up... you're assigned a partner and someone different is assigned to you... a pretty neat way to spread kindness...
 i've met such nice girls along the way... {hi meghan, salla, amber and dana}
we keep in touch via instagram which is fun!
 
this year my mug swap package traveled to illinois... a few of albion's likes were color, handmade, and cross stitch... we set out to find the perfect mug...
 
our first stop: starbucks
marina was my assistant for the day... we went to so many stores and came home empty handed... i'm so indecisive...
 
ultimately, we ended up choosing a white mug with a cute shape and chose to add color to the package with the other goodies that we tucked inside...
i knew that i wanted to send her something handmade so i went with a pocketful of posies garland in the colors above...
a starbucks card, yummy chocolate bar, embroidery floss and the cutest cherry suckers were also added in...
seeing it all come together was so fun!
i added some chevron hand towels and little details to the packaging...

and wrapped layer after layer of tissue paper and bubble wrap around that mug to keep it safe... then, off to the post office it went!
 
after much stalking of the #mugswap14 hashtag, i saw that she finally received the package... yay!
 
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in the meantime... i was waiting for mine to arrive... watching daily for our mail truck...
 
when john handed me the box, i could hear it rattling... my heart sank a little...
my pretty, world market mug from sarah was broken beyond repair... so sad because it was such a lovely little mug... tea, shortbread cookies, a truffle pig chocolate, owl lip gloss and a mini hand sanitizer were also tucked inside...
 
thank you, kim, for hosting... always SO fun!
 
 
have you blessed someone's mailbox lately?
 
xo
angie


2 comments:

Andy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You package you sent was so fun. Love it all and the fin colors

Sharon Moser said...

Hi Angie. I stumbled upon your blog and so glad I did. I thought I was the only one in this area who knew about the mug swap! I live in Youngstown. Love your crafty Side too.
Sharon