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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall Swap Packages!

I had such fun hosting my 2nd annual Fall Swap! You ladies are amazing and the creative packages I have been seeing (and hearing about!) inspire me to no end!

I could not wait to share the wonderful package that I received from my partner (and dear friend) Jill!
She made me to most beautiful wrap! On the tag she wrote, "A scarf full of posies to keep you cozy." Yep. That's Jill. Cute, creative and kind.:) I wore it to the fashion show and I cannot tell you how many compliments I received! The colors made me swoon...

Look at these darling tags! They make me giddy! Just think of all the cuteness they will add to packages. Are YOU worthy?;)

What could this be? A new amazing lipstick for Fall. What else? Recommended by the Pioneer Woman, no less. Yes, I wore it to the fashion show, too.:)


I have had my eye on this Happy Halloween book- by Country Living! Hobby Lobby sells them but they are sealed so you can't peek inside. Imagine that. Now I have my very own and can look and look all I want! I am now inspired to host a Halloween party at my house- Yippee!

And look at this glamorous Halloween "Boo" banner! Love it! It is hanging and ready for company. Jill- when are you coming for a visit?:)

Here's another shot of my gorgeous wrap. It is worthy of two showings- at least.;) Thank you so much, Jill! I am now officially ready for Fall!

This is what I made for Jill! A set of white pumpkins that say "BOO!


Napkins embroidered with the letter "A". I love that pumpkin color...

Freshwater pearl earrings...

A glittered acorn covered with a cloche and a blackbird tag...


And last, but not least, a sweet pumpkin tassel...

See you at the Fall Swap next year!;)


Tristan said...

wowza..you ladies are talented..lol..I'm afraid my poor swap partner got all store bought! Or..maybe because I'm a preggo slacker and am too "baby" minded right now :) ..hehe...cute stuff!

Diana said...

The pumpkin tassel was unusual.
Love Di

Eileen said...

My goodness! I'm in awe! You are all so creative and talented!
Great job!
Great idea!
Great post!
All the best,

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

great stuff! this was such a fun swap! i will be posting my stuff tomorrow:)

Anonymous said...

Oh I love all your goodies...so sweet for fall! Your Boo pumpkins are adorable Lori.

Jamie :)

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori
I enjoyed seeing all your fall goodies. The scarf/wrap Jill made for you is gorgeous. It's so individual and looks very stylish. I love the BOO pumpkins you made for her too and the cute tassel.

Sherri said...

Lori, oh my what a beautiful collection of things! I love them all! I especially love the pumpkin tassle!

NicNacManiac said...

WOW..you guys really spoiled each other!! You are both so creative and giving!! Swaps are the best!!
Happy Monday !! xOxO Nerina

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

WOW-EE!! That pumpkin tassel was way cute! You're stuff from Jill was so cute! Happy Fall Lori! Thanks for hosting another fantastic swap. You rock.

Anonymous said...

oh how FUN!
gorgeous goodies....i MUST decorate now! :):)

Jill said...

So happy you liked everything!!! It was such fun creating (and buying) for you!!! :) I LOOOOOOOOVE all my treasures!!! You are too sweet! and talented! I have the earrings on now!!! :)

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

WoW... What AWESOME goodies you "got" and "gave"! Love it all!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

What a fun swap! Everything is so creative and wonderful! :) Tammy

Elise said...

Wow, y'all both gave and received GREAT packages!! LOVE it ALL!!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Two fabulous & lovely ladies that made amazing packages for each other! Love this swap :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh, the wonder of it all! On both ends. The things you made and gave away were also completely wonderful.
It looks like I missed the Fashion Show post while I was out of town, but I sure enjoyed catching up on all the happenings of the Big Day! What an experience your little Katie will never forget. A.G. pulled out all the stops on this one. The photos were delightful and Katie looked so adorable. Thanks for sharing the special event with the rest of us. : )

Connie said...

I am amazed at the talent shown here! Creative ladies seem to stick together.
Love the pumpkin tassle...let's face it, I love it all!

theUngourmet said...

Hi Lori! Just wanted to pop over and say hello! Those earrings are super cute and so are the white pumpkins! :0)

Jerelene said...

I loved all of it!! Did you do the embroidery? I love the red hobnobbed glass..very pretty! I also love the white pumpkins and the pumpkin tassle!! You are so talented!!
Love You.......Jerelene

Yarni Gras! said...

your goodies are so yummy! And the goodies you sent are the best! I only WISH we had shops like that here....
BTW, my own little P pumpkin is happily displayed with the Halloween decorations in my house.

Ruth said...

Thank you for hosting this wonderful swap. I had so much fun. I will be posting pics on my blog of all the goodies I got. I love the package you received and all the goodies you sent. Those pumpkins that say Boo are so awesome.


The Rantings of a Drama Queen's Mum said...

Great stuff.


Thanks for hostessing the Fall Swap. My partner was great. Swaps are so much Fun.
You received some nice treasures. Love the tassel you made.
Deb :)

Georgia Girl said...

Oh my goodness what cute goodies you received Lori...love the tassel...I have stuff to atempt to make one but guess I am just scared to try for thinking it might look ugly...poor excuse I know.

As far as my swap partner...I still have to send mine out which will be going to tristen tomorrow in the mail...I am the worlds worst for being on time but I do send my package everytime....I actually am making something so hope she likes it...I saw some of these goodies last year so I figured I would try to make something instead of all bought items that I normally do.

I got mine from Tristen and love all my bought things as she stated...they are cute things I have them all out and loving the cuteness of more Fall items in my home...so she was a great partner to me!

Unknown said...

Lovely stuff! It was a wonderful swap...thanks for my goodies & for hosting!!