swappety swaps.

In the past few weeks, I decided to join in a few little blog swaps...
and I'm SO glad I did :)

I jumped up at the chance to link up with Caroline from
{good times never seem sew good...} for a little Valentine's Day
Card Exchange. I love snail mail, so this was a fun one for me!


I received this beautiful handmade card from Ashley at The Carter Casa
I loved the William Blake quote she included inside :)


Kody, from It's Kody with a K, received a little piece of 
Valentine cheer from little ol' me!

I also joined in another swap with MJ at Teaching in Heels...


My package from this swap made its way all the way from HUNGARY {!!} from 
the lovely Courtney from Chaos Theory...


Our task was to spend $15 to $20 on accessories--and this is what she picked out for me:


Chocolate may not be an accessory, but it was certainly a fabulous surprise. I *love* Milka chocolate from my days spent studying abroad! She totally got the vintage vibe that I love and I can't wait to make use of these goodies!

Have you done any swaps like this? If so, have you had any fun takeaways?

Thank you so much to the lovely hosts, Caroline and MJ...
and a big thank you to Ashley and Courtney for my lovely goodies too!
Can't wait to join in more swaps soon :)
xoxo {av}

27 comments:

  1. what a fun idea! milka chocolate is delicious!

    ~www.thealyway.blogspot.com~

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  2. How fun!!! I would love to be able to participate in some blog swaps.

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  3. So awesome! I did the card swap too :)

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  4. I haven't done any blog swaps, but my friends and I did a V-day swap. I gave my friend a muumuu and then another friend got me a gnome. :D

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  5. how fun! I'd do some swaps but I'm currently broke haha I hope to do one someday!

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  6. I would LOVE to swap. How do you find them?!
    <3 leigh

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love yours.

    You're gonna love New Orleans. That was one of our pitt stops on our Honeymoon.

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  8. How fun! Esp when you receive things all the way from Hungary!

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  9. Sounds so fun! I have always wanted to try one!

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  10. fuuuun! you got some lovely things lady! i did a valentines day swap and i got some peanut butter reeces pieces (my fave!), a cute oven mitt & heart cookie cutter, recipe cards, and 2glasses. it was a fun surprise and i want to do another swap soon! xoxo jcd

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  11. I've so done this! It's such a fun thing, no?
    Kristina J.

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  12. awwww so awesome =) I've never done a swap before!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  13. I used to do a "my favorite things" swap but the girl who ran it for several years stopped it last year. It was so sad, because I loved meeting new people. In fact one of my swap partners and I are still friends! If you see some good ones mention it here! I love to get mail :)

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  14. What wonderful packages, and such a sweet card!

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  15. Oooh what yummies in your swap! I love getting mail, it makes my day!

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  16. What fun swaps! I just did the pink swap that hopsy hosted!!!

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  17. oh my gosh how much fun!! looks like you had a great time :) what a fabulous idea.

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  18. I did the card swap, too! It was so fun!

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  19. Such an awesome idea, I love this!

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  20. so fun swapping with you! :) have a happy weekend!

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  21. That's such a fun idea!! Thanks for finding my blog and following along! I'm a new blog follower and twitter follower! Have a great day {av} :)

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  22. Fun! I should definitely do this so my mail is happier than just ads and bills.

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  23. how fun! I have never made a swap like this but I would totally love to

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  24. This is so cool! I didn't even know swaps like this existed!... I will have to keep my eyes peeled in the future!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  25. Thanks for swapping!! I think chocolate is a requirement in any swap :)

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  26. How fun! So exciting to get a package from Hungary with Hungarian things!

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