Friday, November 30, 2012

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I'm an avid Living in Yellow reader, so when I saw that Erin was co-hosting a blogger ornament swap with Dreaming of Dimples, I couldn't wait to add my name to the list.  I looooooove Christmas.  My bins of decorations take up the majority of storage space in my basement.  I only listen to Christmas music from Thanksgiving on out.  It's the "most wonderful time of the year" and I eat it up.  Combine my love of Christmas with my love of blogging and BAM! you've got a recipe for  some holiday cheer and a fab link up to boot.

What a great excuse to send a thoughtful gift, meet some lovely new ladies, and discover some new etsy shops along the way!  Wooo hooo!  Well without further ado, here is how it all turned out.  

This the ornament that I sent to the lovely Tausha of Life After I Do:

Ornament by Olive Owl
Tausha is expecting a baby girl in January, loves bright colors and animal prints, and her blog chronicles her life as a wifey and soon to be mommy.  Definitely check her out.  Oh and she owns Oopsie Daisy Decor - a fab etsy shop that sells adorable burlap banners.  Love!  

Then there is me, who has boys and loves all things country and rustic, so the lovely Jen, who shares my taste of country decor (and my name) and writes Boogies N Boo-Boos sent me this sweet wooden ornament:

Ornament by Divine Rustic Creations
I'm still having a hard time wrapping my brain around Jen having a 17 year old, as she appears to be 21 herself.  And despite the fact that she is drop dead gorgeous and wears size 25 jeans after 4 kids makes me want to hate her, she has been a pleasure to get to know.  It's nice to know I'm not the only one who has had to fish poop out of a bathtub and rewash my children or has referred to my family as The Griswalds.  Check her out, you'll be happy you did.

Enough about poop and skinny people.  Let's talk about how cute my new ornament looks on my mini rustic tree in my dining room.

Pretty cute huh?  Enjoy the gratuitous wine shot.

Speaking of wine, all this writing is making me thirsty.  I should probably uncork one of those babies right now...
Bottom line I think the ornament swap was a smashing success.  What about you?  Have you every participated in an online/blogger swap?  Would you?  
You think about that and let me know... I'm going to go pour myself a glass.


  1. What great ornaments, Jenny. The reveal post is live on my blog if you'd like to link up. Thanks for participating in the swap.

  2. Oh, the wooden ornament is so cute! Perfect country/rustic idea. :)
    Loving seeing all the ornaments!

  3. What a great ornament! It reminds me a little of Christmas gifts my family and I made one year way back when I was in elementary school -- we did not make ornaments, but we did use similar looking wooden ovals and used stencils to paint trees, snowflakes, candles, etc -- something different on every one to give to extended family and friends. Seeing your ornament brought back that long ago memory! Looks perfect with your decor! :)

  4. That ornament is perfect for your rustic tree! love!

  5. I love the ornament she sent you! This has been such a fun activity. :)

  6. Dropping by from the ornament swap link-up -- I've been loving seeing everyone's ornaments! The wooden ornament is just so cool!

  7. Dropping by from the ornament swap link up! Loving your ornaments! This swap was great! I'm finally getting around to looks at everyone's and they are all so great :)

    Newest follower :)


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