the great holiday blog swap with... Ashley of Happy. Pretty. Sweet.

A few days ago I showed off the holiday swag that Felicia of the blog Ellie sent me for the great holiday blog swap {take two}; and today, it's all about the sweet surprises Ashley of the blog Happy. Pretty. Sweet. sent my way!

Candy: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Giant Candy Cane | Nails: essie Sleek Stick in A to Zebra | Note Cards | Book: The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane Setterfield | Socks: AEO Cozy Socks Gift Set in Red

Before we proceed, I just have to say that, Ashley, you are the. best. gift. wrapper. ever. Seriously you guys, I wish I would have taken the time to photograph the gorgeous wrap job this girl did on these gifts, but my inner 5-year-old, known for unwrapping presents at warp speed, wouldn't allow it. Le sigh.

One word can describe this collection of gifts: cozy. Coincidentally, that's my favorite word come winter, so I was basically swooning as I unwrapped each gift. I am one of those perpetually cold people, so I have been living in the AEO Cozy Socks - as a matter of fact, I'm wearing them right now! My nephews, unfortunately, got a hold of the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Giant Candy Cane before I could hide it; but the holidays are about sharing so I'll let that one slide.

I have never tried essie's Sleek Stick before, but I am loving the print you chose, and am dying to try them out for the New Year. And The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane Setterfield? Every Christmas, by mid-afternoon, it's tradition for me to cozy up next to the tree with cocoa and a good book - this year, I'l be reading this!

As for the note cards? Girly, you. did. good. I collect note cards more than I use them, so receiving these was a welcome surprise - I love the gold detailing! Totally plan on using these in the coming year!

Thank you so much for all of the beautiful prezzies, Ashley! I'm so glad we wound up as swap partners for the second year in a row!



Couture Carrie said...

So fun and fabulous!
Didn't know Essie made those!


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw, I love Ashley. She did a really great job. That's kind of hilarious you had each other last year too!

Sherin said...

This is such a fab idea!! I love the large candy cane.

Paulina said...

Great stuffs! :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I'm so happy we got to swap again this year! Hope you enjoy the book! It's one of my favorite wintertime reads :)

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