Friday, December 10, 2010

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

Happy Thursday, guys! I am really excited because I got my Cold Hands, Warm Hearts package yesterday from the lovely Tara!

About a month ago, Ilene from much love, illy and Sandy from Sandy a la mode organized a swap called "Cold Hands, Warm Hearts." As the participants, we were matched with another reader of their blogs, and were to send each other packages with only one requirement - they must include gloves! 

So, I spent a night thrifting and collecting for Tara. I sent her some really lovely things I found, and you can read all about it here! You should also take a minute to check out her blog, This Military Mama. She is an awesome blogger and mama. :)

I spent the whole week thinking about what she could have possibly thought up for me, and last night I finally got to open the package :) This is what I found...

First of all, the packages were so beautifully wrapped! It was like presents inside of presents :)
1. The Tales of Beadle the Bard, a Harry Potter book of wizard fairy tails! 
2. Delicious looking Island Mango & Peach Tea... YUM!
3. BEAUTIFUL handmade, mustard-yellow, fingerless gloves. The lace detail is SO pretty.
4. A much love, illy headband! I am so excited to wear this at Christmas time! 

I love, love, LOVE this headband. It's SO cute.

I could not have been happier with the things that Tara chose for me. I could tell that she really took the time to get to know me through my blog and via twitter. It was so fun to connect with someone in another part of the country and to make a new friend. I strongly urge you all to take part if Sandy and Ilene do this again next year!


  1. ohhhhhh i LOOOVE your much love, illy headband and the scarf is soo cute!!! what a GREAT package you received!! and thanks again for participating in the swap, friend!! have a great weekend!!!

  2. aw yay!!! glad you love your headband - and your entire package! you got a great partner...i love tara...she's so great!

    thanks for joining in the fun, steph!!

  3. Tara is great! Thank you guys so much for taking the time to do this! It was so much fun :)

  4. Oh oh oh! That headband looks fantastic on you! Love it!

    Your fellow CHWH Participant,


  5. Thank you so much! That is so sweet of you :) Heading over to check out your CHWH now! <3

  6. The yellow gloves are gorgeous! =)
    - A fellow CHWH participant

  7. Thank you! I love them, too :) I am checking out your post, right now! <3

  8. Nice headband, very nice chi!

    p.s. told you! <3

  9. I love the headband and the fingerless gloves!! :)

    - Fellow CHWH participant
    Michelle of

  10. The headband is adorable and I love the handmade gloves! Fingerless is so practical :)

    Love a fellow chwh participant!

  11. @Nick - I am glad you like MY chi better than the headband ;) <3 you!

    @A La Mode & Michelle - thank you! I love them, too! :)

  12. I'm so glad you love it all! So fun being your CHWH partner!

  13. Too cute! :D


    (A fellow CHW<3 participant)


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