Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Cozy Swap!

Here is what I sent for my cozy swap box:

Fall items:
* Mulled Cider candle made by my talented friend, Megan (yes, I've been hoarding one!)
* Felt Turkey hanging
* Fall ribbons
* Mini pumpkins for decorating or filling a jar
* A glittered pumpkin

Christmas items:
* Snowman flannel pillow
* Peppermint sticks for stirring hot chocolate (ingredients included)
* Postcard wallets
* Christmas Tree
* Susan Branch book, Christmas Joy
* Star ornament
* Red silicone muffin cups - I thought these would be great for holding little goodies at each place, making place cards out of or even making individual festive desserts in! (PS: I got them free!)

And, here is what my swap partner, Trina sent me!

The box is a gift itself - look how cute!

Inside, everything contributed to the cozy theme and I must say - I haven't been able to split anything up yet - because I love the cozy feeling of looking at it all in one place!

She graciously included some hot cocoa and peppermint stirrers, a cute star ornament, yummy smelling votives in a neat box, "cozy spa" supplies...

These oh-so-homespun ornaments with such a cute tag!

And, this great journal! She added creative touches throughout the journal including a great quote at the end:

"Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, and the things you never want to lose." ~ The Wonder Years

10 comments:

Christi said...

How special! I love what you sent AND what you received! Can't wait to get my box...

Liisa said...

Such cute ideas! I think a box like these would make a wonderful Christmas gift for someone, so many special things.
Blessings,
Liisa

Ruth said...

The items in these swaps are just absolutely beautiful. I hope I can make it to the next one. I was so sad to miss this one.
I love the birthday ideas for your daughter. It was just beautiful. I am sure she enjoyed her day.
I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I posted a little contest on my blog. Stop by when you have a few minutes and check it out.
Thanks,
Ruth

carrie said...

Monica,

Wow--you both put together such fabulous COZY boxes! Fun to see the pix after hearing about your descriptions. Enjoy!

Amy said...

Very cute! I got a great gift from Carrie and am sending hers out tomorrow so I will post when she has gotten her gift.

Thanks for doing the swap again- it is such a blast!!

Cocoa said...

What great gifts! And I love the idea of a cozy swap.

Amy said...

Beautiful packages and such cozy gifts! I hope I can participate next time, too. I finally have a blog!

Megan said...

I would love a copy of your turkey pattern.... Would you mind passing it along?

THanks so much...

I really enjoy your blog!

Megan
mle51@hotmail.com

Paula said...

Oh so cute and what FUN! I am so bummed I missed out on this one (in the hospital for a month with my son and unable to read blogs). This is such a GREAT idea!!!

Kimberlee said...

Thank you for letting me be involved with this swap! It is such a fun idea! I really enjoyed it and I am looking forward to the next time!