I mentioned here that I was participating in the Send Something Good project. Well, it’s finally time to reveal what I got my blogger and the amazing package I received.
I had the lovely Alli from Beautiful Family Affairs. I will admit that it was a little tricky getting to know her. I think I read almost every post on her blog until I got a few ideas of things she would like. Hopefully she enjoyed her package. I got her some cute stationary with her initial, gluten-free shortbread cookies, a Chicago mug, recipe cards/shopping list, and a pretty scarf.
Now, on to the best package ever. Natalie from Fake Rain completely spoiled me. I mean, I could barely fit everything in one picture.
She did such a great job finding out what I liked. I love every single thing that she sent me! Here are a few instagram photos that I have posted over the past weeks of me using all the wonderful items she sent me.
Also, I posted here about how I rearranged the mantle in our living room. Do you notice the Julie & Julia book she got me? I just love the turquoise color of the book and it goes perfectly with the colors in our living room.
Natalie got me so much great stuff that I haven’t even had time to use everything yet, but I will. Thanks again to Natalie for such a great surprise. It honestly made my month to get this. I can’t imagine how much time, effort and money went into it. Thanks girl – you are awesome! Also, be sure to check out her blog by clicking the link below!
If you all missed out on Send Something Good – don’t worry! They are doing another one soon. Not entirely sure when, but just keep an eye out on Gentri Lee, Kaitlyn, and Kristy‘s blogs for the announcement.
You know…the Friday before Cinco de Mayo. Can’t wait to drink margaritas and eat Mexican food all day long on Saturday!
Linking up with Lauren at From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday. Here are my five favorites from this week.
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I received my Send Something Good package in the mail earlier this week from the wonderful Natalie at Fake Rain. She totally hooked me up with some great stuff! I’ll be posting later on this month (for the official link-up) about all the fun things she sent me. And the good news is I think they are going to do another one for those of you that missed out on this goodie swap.
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Now that we are home from vacation we are going to foster a puppy through a local pet rescue organization called Paws. I am just waiting to get an email back saying we can come pick up the little guy/gal. I can’t wait to have another puppy for Crosby to play with! We will get him/her for a two week time period. Unless of course I can somehow convince Evan to keep it.
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On Wednesday night I had volunteer orientation for another local non-profit organization called Bright Pink. For those of you that watch Guiliana and Bill Rancic’s show you may have heard about them. They offer support and education to young women that are at high-risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. They focus mostly on those that are at high-risk, but also help all young women that want to know how to be proactive about their health. I am so excited to start volunteering! Being aware of your family history and your current health is important for every woman. So educate yourself and don’t forget to feel yourself up once a month too! You can even sign up for Bright Pink’s Underwire Alerts that will send you a monthly text reminder to check for any abnormalities. Pretty cute and funny if you ask me.
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The other night Evan and I went to the grocery store for our weekly run. I have been trying to collect coupons for the past couple of months and it finally paid off a bit. We saved a combined $45 with our coupons – 30% of our total amount. I know it’s not “extreme couponing” by any means, but it’s better than nothing. Yay for coupons!
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Nicki Minaj released her Summer tour dates for the US, and I cannot be more excited. Her first stop is in Chicago on July 16th at the Chicago Theater. Tickets go on sale today and I can’t wait to buy them for me and a girlfriend!
Have a great weekend!