April 22, 2013

I Love Mail (and Coffee and Books)

Visit Jen and Mallory
I officially participated in my first swap of any kind.  I love nothing more than opening my mailbox and seeing things that don't include an invoice or an advertisement.  My grandma still sends me postcards in the mail once a month and they make my day.  I love sending birthday cards in the mail instead of posting on Facebook.  So, when I saw this, I decided to take the plunge and sign myself up.  So happy that I did.

ginandjuiceboxes.comI was paired up with Jessica at Gin and Juiceboxes.  We emailed back and forth and I stalked read her blog.  Not only does she keep herself extremely busy with the cutest little ones, but she was in the middle of preparing for a move to CA.  I'm a little jealous of the pictures of warm weather, but I love reading her blog.  I was also happy to find out that this was her first time doing this as well.  I was so excited when I received the package right before we left town to head to Chicago.  Perfect timing because it gave me a new book to start reading on the plane.

I absolutely love my new mug.  It reminds me of the owls we had all over our apartment in college, plus it's big, which means it goes to the front of the shelf.  I haven't gotten far enough in the book, but so far, it's really good.  I'm a huge fan of historic fiction.  The best part was how excited my husband was about this book because he's been wanting to read something by this author but hadn't gotten around to picking anything out yet.

Thanks to the two lovely ladies who put this together and a huge thanks to my swap partner.



  1. LOVE the owl mug! I had fun doing the swap too- if you're interested stop by my blog next Monday when me & a few of my blog BFFs will be posting the sign up for our 2nd book swap :)

  2. Hope you don't mind but I just stole that owl pic and put in on my post for the link up! It's just too perfect! Glad you had fun with the swap friend!!

  3. Yay! I really loved doing this. I need to get my post up ASAP but have been sooo busy that I totally forgot about it. I am about 45 pages into the book you sent and am really enjoying it so far. Once I get unpacked, I'll have so much more time to read.

  4. I love the owls! I have a sign in my kitchen that says drink coffee, read books, be happy. =)


Thanks for reading my ramblings. It makes my heart happy.