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Red White and Blue Swap

I got my blog swap package in the mail on Monday! I was so excited.

So were the kids, I could barely keep them at bay. In fact the picture is blurry because I was trying to wrestle the kids back while I took it!

Here's what I got:

* Sunglasses.... totally cute.

* Hot Tamales Candy.... disappeared with the Mischievite.

* Three glow sticks, red, white and blue.... used that night by the kids.

* Magnetic notepad that says "Things to get on my 19th run to the store this week."  I LOVE IT!

* Two vanilla candles... my favorite smell.

* Bath Salts... I need to use.

* Aqua Fresh toothpaste.... just in time, my toothpaste was running out.

* Cake mix with red and blue bits in it.... yum.

* Gum... Kids tried to run off with this.

* AquaFina chap stick... I have to tell you I hid this one from the kids, I love chapstick and they always demolish mine.

* Super cute water bottle... I had almost bought one at the store the day the package came but decided I couldn't afford it and then, wonder of wonders it's there in my package!

* Sharpie key chain... my favorite thing in the whole package. I love key chains and sharpies just like Mary (kindred spirits) I'm just afraid of losing it now.

I love blog swaps. Have you ever done one? You should, they are so much fun! After all, who doesn't love getting a package full of goodies in the mail?


Kelley said…
I love sharpies too! And a keychain, what genius!
Enjoy all your goodies.
Mamarazzi said…
awesome package!!

i agree i love a good sharpie and on a key chain is just too cool, brilliant idea!!

keep an eye out for my next swap...a GAME right?!
Mary said…
I am glad you liked everything! I am in LOVE with the frame with our name on it...Sharpies are the BEST right? hehe Thanks again swap friend!
A sharpie on a key chain?! Who knew??

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