Thursday, July 26, 2012

Christmas in July

Did you happen to notice that Be Freckled has over 100 followers now?!  I'm a tad giddy, and you should be, too.

Back in June, I signed up to be a part of the Christmas in July gift swap that Alyx was hosting.  Seemed like the perfect way to mark the almost-there halfway point to the real Christmas, and it's always fun getting new things.  Really.  I'm a sucker for all those marketing and consumer ads.

Anyway, I was paired up with Riana from Beyond My Wildest Dreams.  I kind of forgot to take a photo of her package before I sent it, and I'm not even completely positive that she's received it yet [one of the many hassles of sending mail from overseas], so I'm not going to spoil her surprise.  But, I got my gift in the mail yesterday, and couldn't wait to get home to open it.

Lady did a marvelous job of wrapping.  I was curious to know what was under all that bubble wrap, but....

....as soon as I saw this symbol, I knew that I would love it.  It was a much needed site for deprived eyes.  I miss Target so much.

And this is what I found inside.  Girl did fantastic.  A new frame to add to my collection, a Cosmo [love me some Cosmo], and a new little journal.



Thank you so much, Riana!  I loved my gifts, and loved participating in this little swap.  Can't wait until next year!

8 comments:

  1. YAY! You got it! So glad you got a little bit of your Target fix. :)
    Thanks for participating and linking up, English!

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  2. Awesome! That frame is divine.

    Thanks for linking up!

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings & Other Things.

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  3. What fun! That picture frame is adorable.
    I'm American also and I live in Germany, my dad is a pastor and we have a church here that a lot of military families come too. So funny, where do you live? I'm near Katterbach. I don't know if you've ever heard of that base before.

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  4. Wishing I had jumped on this swap! so fun!

    Oh and I have been having problems with my google account, but it let me follow your blog via twitter through your GFC, who knew you could even do that?!

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  5. So fun, we all need to start sending you some Amercian care packages. :)
    And I've totally been on a Christmas kick lately, singing and pinning.

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  6. Cute! I love the frame!! :)

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  7. English I'm so glad you liked it! My reasoning behind the cosmo was that they didn't have american cosmo over there....i hope that was right.

    I loved your gift as well and am planning on using it tomorrow!

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