Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Journal

I've been journaling since I was in grade-school. It's the way I became a writer. I have filled journals, empty journals, and somewhat used journals. I can never have enough.

Well I joined a gift exchange in the blogging community, where two bloggers would
get paired up and then send gifts to one another. There was a $15 dollar cap.

We took the couple of weeks getting to know the other blogger by browsing their blogs.

I was paired with Emily from Yipee! It's MLE, and I'm excited to see what she thought of the gift
I sent.

Part of being involved in this party was to then blog about what you received today, January 31st!

Here is what I got!
Emily sent me this really pretty journal, that I actually had my eye on at Target, but didn't buy b/c I knew I didn't need one, but...
how sweet it is to receive it as a gift!
She also had this sweet note inside, a couple of pens, and this thoughtful bumper sticker. She said it reminded her of me, and what she's gathered from my blog. {I think she learned quickly and give her props for that}!



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23 comments:

Samantha said...

I'm so glad I participated in this blogger gift exchange!! So much fun!

I'm your newest follower. :)

Sam
http://petitefemmejolie.blogspot.com

SymbioticLife said...

This does sound like a fabulous and fun idea. I saw one other blogger do something like this over Christmas and it was exciting to watch what everyone managed to exchange!

Andrea said...

Oh I love that you journal! Such a great habit to have. And what a fun exchange! Gorgeous journal -I know you'll fill it in no time

Natalie said...

I love me a new journal =) Enjoy yours! It's very pretty!

Jayme and Mendi said...

What a thoughtful gift!! How funny that you already had your eye on that journal. It was meant to be. ;)

We had so much fun participating in this party! We're now following your blog & so happy that we found it. We'd love for you to stop by our blog sometime...be sure to check out what we received from our swap partner.

Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Erin said...

What a wonderful gift! :) So sweet!

Paislea Elyse said...

how fun!!! i love journals!!

drop by allister bee soon!

Emily said...

I am so glad you liked the journal! I am currently writing my post about the BEAUTIFUL gifts you sent. I had a lot of fun exchanging gifts with you :)

Delphine Rivière said...

Pretty gifts ever!!! What a stunning idea was this party, don't you find ?!
Thank you for stopping y ;o)
xox

Bailey@Lost&Found said...

This is so sweet! What a beautiful gift! I love journaling, but have stopped that past few years. You may have just inspired me to start again :)

Bailey
http://lostandfound-bailee.blogspot.com/

Natalie Ensor said...

So glad you stopped by my blog. I'm a new follower to you as well and love the blog.

Dorothy Explor'r said...

what a neat idea! you have to let me know where you went to link up to that party! :)

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memory said...

you look SO PRETTY!! i love the necklace, lacy shirt and hair style! ahhh!

oh and you can pass on the award to five other friends, if you would like. :) i think that was the rules. i posted them on my blog with the award, i think.

thanks for your encouraging comment on my outfit post! made my day.

SoUtHeRnPiNkY.bLoGsPoT.cOm

Day-Dreamin' Optimist said...

What an awesome thing, Gina! To get closer with other bloggers by snail-mailing :) Beautiful journal too! I hope you are doing well dear, and as always, I love looking through your inspiring posts :)

Natalie @ NS Pottery said...

So fun!! Looks like she did a good job :)

Mandy Crandell said...

What a great idea! It's sort of like trading through Etsy but more personal.

http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

theolivetree said...

awwwww super cute!! I love keeping journal for things I want to try or things that inspire me from books of magazines...sort of like pintrest in journal form ;)

jozen said...

what a lovely exchange! and how thoughtful!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

how cute! what a great and thoughtful gift exchange!
xo TJ

stephanie said...

what a cutie journal!!

Casa De Luna said...

Gift exchanges are so much fun! I admire people who dedicate time to writing down their thoughts. I usually can't even maintain a travel journal on trips. I consider all of the photos I take as my way of keeping track of my emotions and experiences.

juliet jones said...

what a fun idea!! :)

Sarah B. said...

What a fun idea for a blog party! I bet it was exciting to get your package in the mail, the anticipation of finding out what was inside, then finally opening it and finding something you had your eye on for a while. How awesome is that?!? And from what I've seen from your blog, that journal is so "you". I love it!