Thursday, July 22, 2010

Christmas in July Swap

Good Evening, friends....I have to tell
ya that we are having swaps
over on the Prim Pals Forum, and
they are a lot of fun!  Besides getting
to know our friends a little better, we
are getting some fantastic things in the
mail!  This month we did a "Christmas
in July" swap, and I received a box full
of wonderful goodies from Donna of

First of all, she wrote me a poem about
Santa arriving on a jet ski, one hot night
in July....It is such a cute card, I did take
a close up picture of it, but the print was
a little fuzzy and I used the last picture in
the camera.

She sent me this wonderful, prim Santa,
that a friend of her's made....I just love
him!  Also, in the box, there was a
red/green checked garland, that Donna
made, along with a wooden bowl of
gingerbread men that she made and
dipped in vanilla scented wax...
Oh my, they smell
soooo delish....and I can tell ya the
candle that she included, smells even
better!  It's from
"Our Own Candle Company" and
is "Holiday Wreath"......And
it is made in the USA!  She had to
send some chocolate, too.....So, she
sent a little tin full of Tootsie Rolls.....
.....mmmm...Several are missing from
the tin....  ;)    I have been having  so 
much fun getting to know the gals on
Prim Pals Forum!  And Donna is one of
 my favorites....A big Thank you, Donna,
I love, love, love it all!

I have made so many friends since
I started blogging!   I have had to live away
from my family, for a lot of years and let me
tell ya that it really helps to have lots of
friends, that you can count on!  I even had
to leave my friends in Texas, but I talk to
them and I get to see them, so that makes
it easier. 
Our next swap is a Autumn Harvest Swap
and I know it is going to be another great
one!  I have done 3 of them now, and I can
tell ya, I have been thrilled with
everything that I have gotten!  These gals
are so talented and creative!

I would also like to thank everyone that
stopped by, and took the time to
say, "Happy Anniversary".....It means
a lot to me, that you took the time to leave
me comments....Thanks so much!  I had
a great day and then went out to eat.

Until next time~

Bear Hugs~Karen


  1. wow Karen, you got spoiled on this all of your goodies..happy case I forgot..haven't decided if I am doing the autumn swap or not yet...

  2. Hi Karen! love everything you received in your swap! I've only done three so far and have been so blessed with what I've received, but the best part for me is the friendships that evolve from them and I too am grateful for those that have become friends through blogging. I only have a handfull of family members on my hubs side and mine have all passed so the friendships have become very dear to me.
    Glad you had a great anniversary too.
    Well on to fall crafting-my favorite time year!

  3. Hi Karen,
    Wow! what great swap items you received! How fun!
    I agree w/you and Sheila that the best part is making friends through this wonderful world of blogging!

    Have a blessed wkend!

  4. great swap karen .i wish i would have kept going on the prim pals forum but it got so busy with the kids.sounds like u r having a blast .good for u girl.its nice to make new friends isnt it.i dont really have any family except my brother in ohio and dont communicate with any others in pa.too many years with soo much im so grateful to have all you new blog buddies and i can get on here and see how everyones days r going.those candles r the BEST.they have a fundraiser for my girls cheer squad and sell those.not too expensive fav is the lemon pound smells so sweet and i swear they r 100% better then a yankee candle.enjoy sweetie and have a great weekend.blessings michelle

  5. 世界上沒有本來就應該的事,因為老天爺也沒有劇本..................................................

  6. Donna is definitely a great swap partner. She always has the cutest things made up for her 'pal'! I can't wait for camp to be over and I can start participating again.



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