Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sister Shoebox Swap

I was so excited to take part in Monica and Carrie's Sister Shoebox Swap this year! It's always so much fun to choose little things you think your "sister" might like and then to get your own goodie box in the mail! Moms like surprises sometimes, too!
The theme this time was Merry and I was feeling very merry when I opened up this box full of gifts from Kendra! I was tickled to have her for a sister because I've been reading her blog forever.

Kendra had wrapped up lots of things so it felt like Christmas morning! She sent beautiful burgandy yarn so I can work on my very amateur knitting skills. I've already started in on the breakfast tea (which I love!) but I'm saving some for Christmas morning to go with the red velvet pancake mix! Oh yum! Red velvet is my very favorite cake - I'm pretty sure it will be my favorite pancakes, too! Precious cupcake liners and picks saved the day for me last weekend when I threw together a children's Christmas party at church. So cute! Adorable ornaments and a pine candle (I love this scent! I'd never tried it before) have it looking and smelling Christmasy around here. And look at those pretty gift tags...they have little jewels! There were yummy little candies (spicy!) to snack on and a pretty little apple candle and a very special necklace (that's it right down front).
Kendra, thank you so much for putting this together for me. It came on a very hard day when I was just wrung out. Knowing I had a present to open when everyone finally went to bed made all the difference in the world!


Kenj said...

Shannon, I'm so glad you liked everything! And thank YOU for the box, too! You're right-it was like Christmas morning when I tore into the box you sent :D Everything smelled like Bath and Body Works and yum!

This was very fun to do and I'm glad we were paired up. Hope you have a great Christmas!

*carrie* said...

Yay! So glad you enjoyed your box, Shannon, and that it was an encouragement to you. Red velvet pancakes sound decadent!

Mary Ann said...

Fun! My husband would love those pancakes!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

aren't these swaps the best?

thehomespunheart said...

I love how God orchestrates even the mail! And, that it came on a day you really needed it! Thanks so much for swapping!
Merry Christmas!