Two Teens And Their Mama: A Blogger Exchange: Sharing Our Home

Friday, June 19, 2015

A Blogger Exchange: Sharing Our Home


Happy Friday!  The Style Me Bloggers are back with a really fun topic. On May 29th we shared "this place we call home", and today we're exchanging gifts, with another blogger, that represent our home.

We had just returned from our trip to San Antonio with Deena and Carrie, and I was feeling a little sad to be back to real life, so I was excited to find a package from Michelle at Sprinkled Just Right waiting in my mailbox last week.

Michelle is a military wife and stay at home mom who loves to organize (me too - you need to read her post about her errand planner) and is currently living in Virginia.  I've never been there, even though I lived on the East Coast for five years, but it's on my travel list.  She included a cute card that said "here's a few things you'll always find in my home".



First up was the Starbucks mug.  Michelle wrote that she has collected eight of these, including one from Seattle.  I live thirty minutes from where it all began, and I'm ashamed to say that I don't own a single coffee cup from there.  I love this one with the blue crab.



Next was a notepad, sticky notes and pencils.  This is so perfect for me - I can't seem to remember a single thing that pops into my brain, so I'm constantly writing things down on post it notes.  The colors are lovely!



I adore the Fleur de Lis napkins and paper straws.  Michelle said "who doesn't love drinking out of a fun straw"?  Perfect timing.  I'm having oral surgery today, and all of my food intake for the next few days will be through straws - and now I have pretty ones!

"Gotta have some bling".  I couldn't agree more, especially when you live in a house of men. These scissors will make me smile every time I use them.

And finally, Mike and Ike's.  I'm not sure there is a more perfect candy anywhere in this world.  Maybe Hot Tamales, but it would be a tight race.  As an aside, and a piece of advice for all of you with teenage boys in your future: the best hiding spot is in your underwear drawer.  It's the only place my boys won't go near, so anything I don't want them getting into (candy included) goes there.  Trust me, it's genius!

Thank you for my goodies, Michelle.  Maybe I'll get to Virginia before you move on and we will meet in person one day!  

Be sure to check out the other Style Me Bloggers to see what fun things they received in our exchange.



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34 comments:

  1. What a great idea, Lana! Best wishes for your oral surgery today! Hope everything goes well!

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    1. Thanks Laura. Everything went well and I'm finally feeling better today!

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  2. SO cute!!! Prayers for you and your yummy surgery today--ugh. Have a great weekend! XO

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  3. Thanks for sharing - prayers for your surgery today. I smiled to see the Starbucks mug. I have about 20 of them. My college age kids have traveled to Peru, Singapore and recently Spain and they know they have to visit a Starbucks and bring me back a mug! And I have a Seattle one.

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    1. I love that Starbucks has all these mugs. I will be on the lookout when I travel now.

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  4. Yayyy I'm so glad you received it. I hope you can find use for everything. I have every single item in my home too! Looks like you are having surgery today. Hope it all goes well, I'll be thinking of you today.

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    1. Thanks again Michelle. I loved everything you sent!

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  5. I love that mug collecting idea!!

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  6. I'm really enjoying all of these posts! That mug is so cute and everything tastes better when you have a pretty straw!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  7. What a fun package!! Everyone is getting such great gifts!! Hope you made out ok today!!

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    1. Thanks Katie - everything went well.

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  8. How did your oral surgery go? Hope you are feeling ok and that it wasn't too involved. How funny that Michelle sent straws and you can use them right away. Love it!

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    1. It went well Leslie and I'm feeling much better today!

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  9. What a fun exchange! I'd have to do some New England favorites that are in our home - like maple candy. Yum!
    Hope the oral surgery went ok! I've had it twice in my life.

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  10. such a fun gift and YUM MIke and Ikes!!!

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    1. Thanks Marcia - I thought so too!

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  12. What a nice gift! That coffee mug is adorable! Love the colors of red white blues. I have to admit I'm a push over for a Starbucks mug!

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    1. This is my first one, but I'll be on the lookout for others!

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  13. Sounds like you will get use out of everything! Hope your surgery went well and you were able to use a pretty straw.

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    1. Thanks Alison. My surgery went well, but the dr. said I couldn't use a straw :(. I'll have to wait until later!

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  14. How fun to be introduced to some other bloggers this way Lana! What a nice package Michelle sent - and the straws were very timely! Glad to hear your dental work went well. I've had a busy week, but as soon as I get a moment, I am off to check the other posts. Can't wait to learn what was in the package you sent for the exchange, and “meet” the other bloggers.

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  15. I love this idea! I still haven't forgotten I owe you some things from a the giveaway I did at the beginning of the year. I am determined to wait until I get to Charleston because I have something special in mind and can only find it here. I'm hoping for a return trip for our anniversary!

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    1. Getting a package from a blogger friend is fun Rena. But don't worry about sending me something - you have enough to do as it is :)! Maybe we will meet up in Charleston one of these days instead :)!

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