Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Swap 2008!!!

This was so much fun!! My box came from the great state of Texas from Mizangie and it was filled with all kinds of goodies from the Lone Star State. (Oh, and if I had known I was supposed to send along items unique to Arkansas to my swap partner, poor Dory would have the whole Jim Bob Duggar family in her house right now).

Anyway, my favorite thing is this horseshoe and star Christmas ornament. I hope we do this swap forever so that I can get an ornament from everyone's state.

And here is my cocoa and snowman tin...I have to hide the cocoa from Bailey. Notice the Texas flag in the background. Erik has decided this is his new bandanna for our river trips next summer. I don't know about that...not sure Angie would approve.

I love, love, love this patch from Texas! Now I need a leather jacket to sew it onto.

Here is my silver picture frame and mulberry good smelling candle from Tyler Candle Company. Erik keeps his nose in this candle most of the time. It smells divine!

Last but not least, here is the box. I'm just showing it because Erik and Bailey got a kick out of saying "frageeelaaaay" when they saw We love A Christmas Story obviously...

So there you have it! Thank you Angie!!!


Nadine Hightower said...

Oh hey! did you know that the box says "Made in Oregon"???

It passed thru my house first. Becca sent me stuff from Oregon. And I repacked it to head to Texas.

I had fun with the swap.
And I think the flag would make a great bandana!!!

Kelly said...

Yep, I noticed that! I knew that Angie must have gotten something from Becca at some point. I'm keeping the box around until the next swap. :)

Becca said...

You got that box? Oh that is too funny! I am so glad that you enjoyed participating! And I am so sure that Angie will come and kick his butt if he even dares to use that for anything other than a flag! Ooops, don't mess with Texas! Heehee!

Merry Christmas!

Jeankfl said...

Texans proudly use the Lone Star for everything!! It's the Oklahoma flag we get mad if you use for a dewrag!!LOL Good box!!

Dory said...

Well now.... I think I am glad you didn't know in advance... something tells me we wouldn't have all fit in my house! :o)

White Hot Magik said...

Cute stuff. I thought I should have sent some New Mexican items in mine. Maybe next year when if I plan ahead better. Ha ha ha.

thotlady said...

I love the Texas patch. It's nice when there is a theme.

The ornament is cool too.

YELLOW said...

Just popping in to wish you a Merry Christmas my friend. Love you lots and hope that Santa is good to you all.


Shana said...

Hello Kelly from Arkansas. Thanks for visiting. I lived in Arkansas for 3 years. I worked at ACH. I remember one time going to work after some snow and getting a call asking if I could drive in this weather. I just said, "I am from Canada!! Of course I can drive in this!!"

Happy Christmas to you and your family!!

And speaking of "frageeelaaaay", my Blow up LEG LAMP is in my living room!! And the school where they filmed the school scenes is about 4 minutes from where I live. It is now a women's shelter.

Shana said...

Yeah, ACH was the best job that I ever had. Loved working there, even if it was busy.