Thursday, July 26, 2012

Christmas in July

Did you happen to notice that Be Freckled has over 100 followers now?!  I'm a tad giddy, and you should be, too.

Back in June, I signed up to be a part of the Christmas in July gift swap that Alyx was hosting.  Seemed like the perfect way to mark the almost-there halfway point to the real Christmas, and it's always fun getting new things.  Really.  I'm a sucker for all those marketing and consumer ads.

Anyway, I was paired up with Riana from Beyond My Wildest Dreams.  I kind of forgot to take a photo of her package before I sent it, and I'm not even completely positive that she's received it yet [one of the many hassles of sending mail from overseas], so I'm not going to spoil her surprise.  But, I got my gift in the mail yesterday, and couldn't wait to get home to open it.

Lady did a marvelous job of wrapping.  I was curious to know what was under all that bubble wrap, but.... soon as I saw this symbol, I knew that I would love it.  It was a much needed site for deprived eyes.  I miss Target so much.

And this is what I found inside.  Girl did fantastic.  A new frame to add to my collection, a Cosmo [love me some Cosmo], and a new little journal.

Thank you so much, Riana!  I loved my gifts, and loved participating in this little swap.  Can't wait until next year!


  1. YAY! You got it! So glad you got a little bit of your Target fix. :)
    Thanks for participating and linking up, English!

  2. Awesome! That frame is divine.

    Thanks for linking up!

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings & Other Things.

  3. What fun! That picture frame is adorable.
    I'm American also and I live in Germany, my dad is a pastor and we have a church here that a lot of military families come too. So funny, where do you live? I'm near Katterbach. I don't know if you've ever heard of that base before.

  4. Wishing I had jumped on this swap! so fun!

    Oh and I have been having problems with my google account, but it let me follow your blog via twitter through your GFC, who knew you could even do that?!

  5. So fun, we all need to start sending you some Amercian care packages. :)
    And I've totally been on a Christmas kick lately, singing and pinning.

  6. English I'm so glad you liked it! My reasoning behind the cosmo was that they didn't have american cosmo over there....i hope that was right.

    I loved your gift as well and am planning on using it tomorrow!


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