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Spreading the holiday love with Mia

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

If you know me at all, follow my Instagram, or have been around me around the holidays you know that I am obsessed with Christmas. It's truly a problem. On Saturday (November 1st) I couldn't wait to go get my tea in a holiday cup, scope out some Christmas decor (don't worry I'm not decorating yet) and listen to a few tunes to get me in the holiday spirit. I'm sure I drive my friends and family crazy, but it's who I am. Last year's holiday season was less than stellar. With my father in law being sick starting in November and continuing through Thanksgiving until he later passed away the day after Christmas, the entire holiday season seemed like a blur, almost as if they never even happened. So this year I am determined to go all out celebrating them all, in an effort to make them a little easier for my family and also since we never really got to last year. And truthfully, it wouldn't be right if I was going all out in my every day life and not sharing it with this little blog, so that's where you come in.

There are several fabulous blogs on my favorites bookmark that I check daily to see what their up to, email them if I haven't heard  from them in a while, and stalk keep up with them on Instagram. One of my favorite's just happens to be Mia from Make Me Up Mia, who also loves the holidays as much as I do. She and I decided that instead of just enjoying the holidays with our families, we wanted to do something fun with our blogging friends too. We decided what better way to celebrate than to make new friends and get some fun winter gifts. So we put together an ornament and recipe swap, because I don't know about you but I love nearly any and every ornament ever made (i had to get a second tree last year, because they wouldn't all fit on my 12 foot tree in the living room) and am a sucker for holiday cooking.


This swap is open to bloggers or non-bloggers. Whoever you are, if you want to make a new friend and get a new ornament and recipe to add to your holiday traditions you are more than welcome to join us. All we ask is that you follow myself and Mia on one of our social media platforms whether it be our blog, Instagram, or Twitter. If you're interested in joining just leave your name and email in the comments section of either mine or Mia's post OR just email one of us and we will get you signed up! Partners will be announced on Monday November 17th via email, so just be on the lookout for an email from one of us with who you've been partnered with. You will have until December 10th to get to know your partner and decide which ornament and recipe to send them. We are asking that you spend no more than $15-20 so that no one goes super overboard and everyone gets a nice addition to their holiday decor. Unfortunately this is only open to people in the US. We hope that this swap will not only introduce you to some new bloggers or friends, but that it will give you a new recipe to try and new ornament to hang. 

I hope that you'll join us and make some new friends this holiday season. Please let us know if you have any questions. You have until next Friday, November 14th to sign up! Feel free to spread the word and let other's know about this fun holiday swap, and us the hashtag #2014ORNAMENTSWAP! 

If you're looking for either of us on social media, here we are :) 
Libby: 
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Mia: 
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34 comments :

  1. I love this idea! Count me in for the fun - asoutherntwentyfive@gmail.com
    Happy Tuesday!

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  2. I'd love to join this swap! justine@ws1907.com

    Justine
    www.lifeasabaltimoregirl.blogspot.com

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  3. So fun! I'm suuuuper excited for the holidays this year! ;)

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  4. Love this! I'm game! - carolinafan05@gmail.com

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  5. Just signed up - this is such a fun idea!

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  6. I love this! Count me in! :) klm61210@yahoo.com

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  7. Woo hoo!! You know the LOVE is totally mutual sweet friend :) So happy you asked me to be a part of this with you!

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  8. I wish I loved Christmas as much as you...
    What a fun thing to do for all your Christmas lovers :)

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  9. stephanie! // stephanieorefice@gmail.com

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  10. Love this idea!! I can't wait to participate!

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  11. This is such a fun idea! I have been seeing all sorts of blogging swaps and they seem like fun. Ornaments are a creative and inexpensive idea.

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  12. I want to play! I collect ornaments, so this should be fun!

    Christine socalledhomemaker@gmail.com

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  13. What a fun idea. I don't celebrate the holidays, but I love watching other people do it!

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  14. What a fab idea! And a great way to may new friends :) - Cara of Stylish+Geek (http://StylishGeekBlog.com)

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  15. OMG!!! I'm so getting my Santa mug out! I forgot all about it - I'm a huge fan of Christmas too, so I don't blame you for wanting to get your holiday cup out too haha

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  16. Glad you thought of this idea. I like the thrill in swapping. Will share this to friends.

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  17. So cute! I'm really excited about Christmas this year since my toddler is (kind of) old enough to get into the fun!

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  18. I love this and want to join. My email is kancell724@gmail.com

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  19. This sounds like a great swap! Too bad I'm in the great white north!

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  20. An ornament swap sounds neat. It would be cool to see which one you end up with.

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  21. So cute! Sounds like an awesome idea!

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  22. This sounds like fun! I always get super busy during the holidays though so I don't think it would be feasible for me.

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  23. This sounds like fun! Jenn, hellorigbyblog @ gmail .com :)

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  24. This is so cute. I love Christmas too, still undecided where we're going to be this Christmas, with my parents in france, His in London or my sister in Devon! Choices, choices!

    Katie <3

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  25. Aw, this is such a cute idea! If I was going to be around for Christmas this year I would totally participate, but we will be off to New Zealand for sun, sand and family :)

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  26. This is such a great idea! I may have to join in, I'm obsessed with the holidays!

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  27. I LOVE swaps! I've met some of my best bloggy turned real life friends from them. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. This is such a cool idea! I love swaps!

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  29. Oh i can't wait to follow this on instagram. My mail in Nassau is shotty so I'll have to play along another time!

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  30. Such a cool idea! I love swaps like this, even when I don't participate in them. :)

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  31. perfect for the holidays! i love a pretty ornament and a yummy recipe! great idea! hope it's a success! =)

    www.simplyxclassic.com

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  32. Sorry for you loss... I hope you guys have double the celebration this year! This is such a fun idea and I"d love to participate.. but I am seriously freaking out about how little time I have until the end of the year.. I need to rearrange a lot of things in my schedule.

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  33. What a fun idea! I'll look forward to checking it out on Instagram!

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