Hopsy's Pink Swap & Giveaways

When I saw Hopsy's blog post about the Pink Swap, I knew I wanted to join!

Basic premise: Pick out at least 4 things with a max budget of $30 that are pink (or green!) and something really special that you'd like to receive, box it all up, and send to your assigned partner.

Lucky me - I was assigned cute Megan of the blog Small Apartment Big Life!  Do you know Megan?  Click on over and pay her a visit.

So when our company mailroom man came to my office door with a big brown box, I was thrilled!

And then I noticed that all of the gifts were individually wrapped -- too cute.  (I individually wrapped my gifts to Megan in pink tissue paper, too ... kindred souls!)

So my first treat was this Rosebud Salve - which I love.  I have the strawberry flavor/scent so was SO thrilled to get an original scented one.

And did I mention that the box smelled diviiiiiiine when I opened it?  I quickly found why when I opened this package next -

... to find this!

A completely delicious-smelling bath bomb.  Ya'll, I can't even do this thing justice trying to describe the heavenly scent.  So onto my next gift, Trader Joe's Lovey Gummy Tummies.  OMG, they are filled with a cherry gel that squirts into your mouth.  Insanity.  (The bag is almost gone, by the way.)

And as if that weren't enough, then I opened these cute pink earbuds:

Too fabulous!  And I already know how I'm going to use them - they'll live in my gym bag so that when I jump on the treadmill, I can plug them into my matching pink phone (!!!) and listen to my favorite Pandora stations!  Look at this perfect match:

I'll be the flyest gal at the gym.  :)  So then I opened this beauty, a Kate Spade green and white striped bowl -- perfect for a bowl of granola cereal, fresh fruit, or pasta!  Or should I keep it on a table by the door as a catch-all?  Decisions, decisions.

And lastly, the strangest gift of all:

Why strange, you ask?  Well -- get this.  I received this box from Megan around 2pm on Wednesday.  At approximately 7pm the night before, my youngest sister Laura sent me this pic from her iPhone along with the message "Look what I got today!" and I responded back to her "Ahhhhhh jealous!"

Ya'll.  YA'LL.  How wierd is that?  I just couldn't believe that within 24 hours I had the very book that I was coveting of Laura's.  And this book is amazing.  All types of macarons, which I am absolutely in love with.  Laura's going to try to make them soon and I'll have to join her. Check out the rose water and green tea macarons below ... how great do those sound?

So all in all, the Pink Swap was amazing and I was happy to be paired up with Megan.  Curious about what I got her?  Check out this post.

Speaking of pink, have you entered the giveaway at Shasta Anne for the Clarisonic Mia? Click here and enjoy her sweet blog while you're there.  Tons of great fashion inspiration, and just a really fun read in general!

Also, another favorite blog of mine, Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore, is doing a giveaway for a $50 gift card to CSN stores.  Click here and introduce yourself!

Hope you all have a great weekend ahead of you.  Ian and I have lots of househunting to do along with a meeting with the officiant for our wedding and a taste-testing with a caterer.  And what I'm looking forward to most of all - a Valentines dinner date on Sunday night at a very special place, Lulu


  1. YAY!! I am SO glad you liked all your prezzies! I cant believe I got you the same book your sister had! that is crazy- i hope you enjoy it, i personally ADORE macarons!

  2. Looks like you got a lot of fun stuff!

    Glad I ran across your blog! I am officially a new follower :)

  3. ahhhhh :) THATS SO AWESOME! what a great idea! i'm def going to become a new follower as well :)


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