Monday, August 13, 2012

Brown paper packages tied up with string....

Did you finish singing that line?
I do. 
Every time.

This summer my cousin Tiffany suggested a fun idea, she invited the girl cousins that wanted to, to participate in a name swap (sort of like a Secret Santa for the Summertime) called the Brown Paper Packages Club. We each listed 15 of our favorite things right now, and whoever drew our name would put together a package of little gifts over the summer and mail it off. Because who doesn't like to get packages in the mail?

Mine arrived this morning by Special Delivery!

Chock full of fun brown paper packages to unwrap.

I found out that Caite had drawn my name.

 Yay for sisters who are best friends too.
Let's dive in and open those presents!

Pretty ribbons.

I love the messages on the packages.

A string of beads.
I love beads.


Stamps, I love the sewing ones! I'm thinking some personalized note cards are going to be in my future...

Yummy smelling lemon verbena soap, my favorite scent.

Another good message.

No, she's not calling me a chicken. She's telling me to let go and embrace them as decorating theme for my kitchen... long story. But it made me smile and I'll show you it's new home soon.

Pretty fabric fat quarters.

Because she knew I would love it!


And because she knew it would make me smile...

A yarn ball winder!
I squealed like a little girl. I have wanted one of these for a couple of years now! I will be spending the rest of today winding up all my yarn. (Caite said she thought that we could probably decrease the size of my stash by at least 10-15% if they were all wound into balls... I say I'm game to give it a try!)

All my goodies! I love them all and think this was a fun and brilliant idea by Tiffany. I hope that my brown paper package arrives soon and that the cousin who gets it loves it all as much as I love mine! 


Amanda said...

What a great idea!

The Cole Family said...

Now that is an awesome idea!