October 13, 2015

The Enchanting Rose Mug Exchange!

I am SO happy I decided to participate in the Tea Cup/Mug Exchange with one of the blogs I follow, The Enchanting Rose.  I signed up to just exchange coffee mugs - I'm more of a coffee person - and had a ton of fun picking out some stuff to send along to Natalie at Wordz on a Page.  Here is the picture she took of the mug she got from me in this post:

An enchanting woodland creature mug (owl or fox?  Who knows!), a notebook, a copy of a book I thought she'd enjoy, some shortbread cookies, decaf coffee.  It was such a fun shopping trip and I'm glad Natalie enjoyed her package!

Hannah, who is affiliated with a number of family businesses and blogs (here is a page about her - be sure to check out Radical Femininity and Shining Stars Magazine), sent me a beautiful mug, a Lilla Rose flexiclip, and the most delicious chocolate turtle I've ever eaten.  :)

Left to right: handwritten note, chocolate turtle, tall mug, Lilla Rose hair accessory.

The mug has so much character!  Besides being super tall - much better for holding more hot chocolate and coffee than my other mugs! - the striped handle, decorated lip and base of the mug, and the whimsical rooster make this a beautiful and unique addition to my collection (sorry, can't help artistically evaluating it - the art student in me is showing).  I can't get over how adorable his little rooster face is.

I've seen stuff about Lilla Rose here and there but have never bought myself one, since my hair has been mostly buzzed short for the past couple of years.  I've been growing out my hair since the spring, though, and have been at a loss for how to deal with longer locks... Cue the arrival of Hannah's package and a beautiful clip. :) You can't tell in the picture, but the jewel in the middle is like a prism and reflects all different colors of light.  And it's the perfect size for my chin-length hair.  I've used it to dress up my bun for work and to hold my hair back in a kind of half-up, half down style.

 And what more can be said about a giant chocolatey, pretzel-y, pecan-y, caramel mocha-y turtle?!  I had the idea to save it to eat with a cup of coffee in my new mug, but who am I kidding...  It was eaten up within ten minutes of being opened.

Thank you, Hannah, for a wonderful gift!  I hope my letter gets to you alright!  Thanks, Stephanie, for organizing a really fun activity.  :)