My New Happy: Christmas in July

Monday, August 1, 2016

Christmas in July

Blogger Gift Exchange

I may not be ready for cold weather and the holidays yet, but I'm always up for a Christmas gift exchange in July, especially if it involves my friends from The Blended Blog.  There were no rules other than a $20 limit, and I can't wait to hop around and see what everyone got!

My secret Santa was Nicole.  Poor Nicole - her gift to me got lost and didn't arrive yet.  She kept apologizing, but really, I should apologize to her.  Almost every time I participate in a gift exchange there is some technical difficulty.  So, probably my fault.  I know when it gets here I'll love it!

I'm so happy to have met Nicole through blogging.  She's a super busy lady with four daughters and a major talent for photography.  Right now she's documenting her weight loss journey on her blog, and I am continually inspired by her.  Several times a week, when I'm wavering on my own healthy eating/fitness program, I think "what would Nicole do?", and it always puts me back on the right track.  She's amazing, and you should definitely go read her story.  We'll finally get to meet in person next year and I can't wait!

I sent a gift off to another one of my favorites, Sarah.  We met in Vegas this year, and I felt an instant friendship with her.  Her positive attitude and beautiful family always make me smile.  Be sure to head over and see what she got, and hop around to the other ladies to see what Christmas in July looks like!

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  1. Your gift exchange sounds like so much fun! I haven't read Nicole's blog so I'm heading over to check it out! Have a great week!

    Doused In Pink

  2. Love the gifts you sent Sarah!! You have great tastes beautiful lady!! Poor Nicole, darn mail!! Gonna be awesome I am sure of it!!

  3. I was (slightly) panicking that my gift wouldn't arrive in time. I blame Canada Post! Heading over to Sarah's blog to see all the cuteness!

  4. What a lovely picture of Nicole. I know your gift will arrive very soon and be just as lovely. Great pic of you with Sarah, too. Heading over to her blog to check out her Christmas goodies.

  5. Darn that Canada Post! But I bet it will still be awesome even when you get it in August :)

  6. Invite your Postal Carrier to be part of the gift exchange? Maybe then your mail won't go on vacation with out you! What fun.

  7. Oh gosh Lana, thanks so such a kind post. Honestly, I still feel terrible (control freak here!!) I have tears in my eyes from the kind words. XOXOXOO

  8. The gift exchange is such a fun idea, and I love seeing what everyone got! I really hope your gift will arrive soon!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  9. Oh that pesky mail service! Can't wait to see what you get!

  10. At least we all have something to look forward to...finding out what Nicole bought you!!

  11. Hey that's a good picture of us :) and I do the same thing, when I'm too lazy and don't want to work out I think Nicole did her work out and then worked a wedding all day, I can do this! Can't wait to see what you got!

  12. poor Nicole, I know she was so worried about it!!
    I'm sure you're going to LOVE whatever she picked for you!! She had me for x-mas and I got the my most favorite mugs EVER (That we still use EVERY morning!)


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