Friday, August 24, 2007

Tea Swap #12

Here are the other two packages I received for this swap. They were from Sally & Surefitz. I do love tea!!!

Just Stuff Swap

This package was sent to my by Fin. There were four caramels when I opened the package, and by the time I took the picture (10 minutes), there was only one left. They were SO good!

Just for Fun Swap

This package was sent to me by MICHELLELORIE. This was probably the nicest and most thought out package I have ever received. Everything I received I would have bought for myself. The hair bands are perfect for my thick hair because they don't slip. The aromatherapy reference guide is so cool-I love it and have used it several times already. The mints are good-and sugar free, which is good because I just found out that I need to cut out all my sugar. I have already drank the Irish Breakfast tea, and the stationary is just too cute to use. This is my new all time favorite package.

Handmade Earrings Swap

These earrings were sent to me by huiyuehin.(how do people come up with their user names?) I think these look very retro! She did a great job on them.

Candy/Lolly Swap

This package was sent to me by Sally. She sent all sorts of candies, I haven't had chicklets in years!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

New swaps received-1

This swap was called Summery Quick Pick Me Up, and my sending partner was the coordinator Origami Grace. She sent me 5 tea bags, bath salts in a foreign language (very neat), buttons, a note pad, Mary Engelbreit gift tags, and 3 foreign candies. They were yummy!:)

New swaps received-2

This swap was named Pamper Yourself and I received a package from riqgm who lives in Argentina. This was probably the best and most expensive package I have ever received from a swap-bot member. She sent a blue/marine scented basket that had a loofah, bath confetti, bath gel and a bath fizzie, then 2 boxes of tea, 4 neat candles, a tube of cooling gel for the feet, and a tube of clay face mask, a blinking rubber duckie, 5 hair bows, a blue beaded bracelet, and a envelope of unique buttons. All these items were directly or indirectly listed on my profile as likes. Unbelievable that someone would go all out like this. And she spent a fortune on shipping also!

Interesting Tea Bag Swap-Sally and Bittercat

Here are the tea bags I received in the Interesting Tea Bag Swap from Sally. She hails from merry old England, and I have really enjoyed the Fruit Bliss tea bags she sent, I have rated most of them already in my tea ratings blog. You can see the tea names in the picture, so I won't list them all here.
Another package I received for this swap is from bittercat. She sent me some nice tes.

New swaps received-4

Here is the other package I received from the Handmade Happiness swap from Star of Song. She sent a beaded necklace and pelican magnet.

New swaps received-5

Here are the items I received from a swap entitled Handmade Happiness. The guidelines here were to send 2 handmade items to 2 partners. This is the package I received from ninjaprincess. She sent a very neat vintage looking needle book and a blue jean pouch.

New swaps received-6

This swap was called Flava Flav, and that means that you send a bunch of items based on your partners favorites. I listed lavender, peppermint, citrus and apple as my favorites and I received a lavender & apple wax tart, lemonade and lemon-lime Kool-aid, lemon towelettes, peppermint candies, apple squeeze candy, and lime candy slices. My sending partner-boxsquat did a wonderful job picking out stuff.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Got job, forgot to post

I got the job at Walgreen's-I found out Thursday. I started my training today. I watched cheesy videos and took quizzes. Apparently you have to learn a bunch of stuff to deal drugs! Just kidding, dispense drugs! I went by McDonald's today and quit. I took my uniform in, handed it to a manager and said I quit! It was a very nice feeling. I think I smiled for an hour afterwards. Being a Pharmacy Technician I think will be a lot more rewarding.
In other news, my best friend Amee is coming to visit me next Thursday-Sunday. She lives in Jacksonville Florida and I have missed her a lot! She is the best friend I have ever had. We met when I was in 6th grade and she was in 7th. I have planned several activities, we are going on a tour and hike at Sweetwater Creek State Park. A wooded trail follows the free-flowing stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War. Beyond the mill, the trail climbs rocky bluffs to provide views of the beautiful shoals below. It is really neat to see the ruins and the walk is a nice moderate exercise. We are also going to see the new Matt Damon movie, Bourne Ultimatum. I can't wait to see it, I have seen the other Bourne movies and they were pretty good. Other than those two activities we will be going to a nice mall in Atlanta to visit Teavana and eating sushi at my favorite restaurant Tokyo Steakhouse. I know we are going to have a blast and I can't wait!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Tea pot husband made

My husband Chris (who is quite the artist) went to this pottery painting place with some co-workers for a department exercise and Chris painted me this tea pot and cup combo. Our kitchen is decorated in Tuscan lavender theme and he perfectly painted this piece. I do not have a set like this so far, so it is very nice to have. Coming from someone who cannot draw a stick figure at all, I am very impressed with it. Chris has asked me several times if I have posted pictures of it yet as he is very proud of it, so here you go hunny! Love ya!

Swaps I received today-2

Here is a picture of another swap package I received today. This swap was called the Loose Tea Swap and the guidelines were to send at least 1 Tbsp. of 5 different teas to 2 people. Poor girl that sent this, kgeslab, has been my swap partner for several partners already. I'll bet she has my address saved in her permanent address book! I really enjoy the items she has sent me and this swap is no exception. The teas sent are: Hibiscus High, Mandarin Orange Green Tea, Empress of China, Rooibos Tropica, and Thai Tea Blend. She has sent me the Mandarin orange green tea before, but I had drank it all already.

Swaps I received today-1

I received 2 packages today, one from Origami Grace for the Summery Quick Pick Me Up Swap. She sent some tea bags, small bag of buttons, candy in a foreign language, Mary Engelbreit gift tags, summery themed note pad and some bath salts also in a foreign language. The swap requirements were to send 2 items from a simple list, so this obviously went above and beyond.