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Much Love, Illy and I wanted to send a great big THANK YOU to all that participated in the Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Swap!  You all made it a huge success by spreading the word, by grabbing a button for your blog, blogging about it, tweeting, etc!  We hope that you have gained a new blog friend through the process and that many of you have already received your packages (if not, they should be en route)!  We asked that all participants write a blog post about your partner and the goodies you received and we can’t wait to see the posts!  Much Love, Illy is having a link up party tomorrow where you can link your post to her blog so we can all see what everyone received!  :)

Well, since Much Love, Illy and I were the ones to host the swap, we thought that it would be fun to be each others’ partners (don’t worry, the others were all picked randomly)!  These last few months we’ve really gotten to know each other so well and there’s not one day that goes by where we either tweet, text or email each other!  So we basically already know what type of things one another likes, which makes shopping a little bit easier!  ;)  My lovely package arrived when I was out of town on a business trip so it made it even more exciting to come home to know that a box was waiting for me to be opened!  Of course I arrived home late at night which meant I couldn’t take pictures (I like natural light) so I actually had to wait until the next day to open it haha… and when I did… I was literally squealing like a little girl!!

Contained inside were an adorable card (with picture), a cute heart, and packages wrapped with cute tape, twine and poppies, oh joy!  Isn’t she just so cute?  But of course, the best part was yet to be unraveled!!

Ummmmm would you look at all of this?!?!  Not only was there the mandatory (fingerless!!) gloves, but she sent me one of her gorgeous romance me with a glance poppy headbands, two pairs of tights (if you follow Much Love, Illy, you know how much she LOVES tights) and a mustard scarf, love love love!  A girl can never have too many accessories, am I right?  And of course, the next morning I lovingly asked my husband to take a few pictures of me wearing some of my new goods (mind you, it’s only 25-35 degrees F out these days).

Boots: Anne Klein, Jeans: Salt, Jacket: Guess, Scarf and Gloves: Swap Gifts from Much Love, Illy

*SWOON* I just love my new accessories, thanks Ilene!  That’s enough pictures of me for today though, don’t worry, I’ll have future blog posts showing off my new headband and tights too!

Now, it’s your turn!!  Show us what you got (and don’t forget to link up to Much Love, Illy on Tuesday, December 7, 2010)!

56 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Chelseabird
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 3:13 pm

    WOW, what a lovely package! I am very sad that I didn’t find out about this swap earlier. I would have loved to participated!


  2. Michelle
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 3:13 pm

    You’re so adorable! I love the packaging that Ilene used! ^___^

  3. anh
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

    fabulous swap! you are just tooooo cute!

  4. Olivia
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

    YAY so fun!!! I can’t wait to get mine in the mail :)

  5. Tricia @ {every}nothing wonderful
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

    Super cute! What an awesome package!

  6. ilene
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 3:26 pm

    aaaaahhhh!!! i’m freaking out over your cute pictures – esp of you with the gloves and the scarf!! you are so cute!! (and yay for the men in our lives who take pictures of us cuz they love us! ;))

    this all makes me so happy. love you, friend!!!

  7. Amy
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 3:34 pm

    That is the cutest packaging I have ever seen! She got you some really cute stuff! =)

  8. Hana K.
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 3:35 pm

    How cute! I love the mustard colored scarf and all those poppies!

    I just finished preparing for my swap post :) Can’t wait to see everyone’s tomorrow!

  9. Michelle
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

    Those flip top gloves are so in style this year!!! YOU ARE TOO CUTE…and so is Ilene with that card polaroid! LOVE LOVE LOVE those Betsey Johnson tights and the scarf!!! Yay!! <333

  10. Brooke @ Bright Wishes
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

    That’s so cute!! I love all your pictures and everything you received!

  11. Ylenia
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 3:52 pm

    I love your blog!!!!

    Would be great if you stopped by mine.


  12. Anna
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

    very very cute!! love the flower print tights!!

  13. The Demoiselle
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

    SUCH a great idea! Love the gloves – need a pair this year for sure since I have to be able to use my iPhone in the NYC cold! ;)

  14. Sharon
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

    Awww what a fun package you receieved Sandy!!! :D Swaps are fun.. I’ve only participated in one.. but maybe I should particpate in more… let me know if you’re ever hosting one again… I wish I could sport some gloves here.. but you know the weather is too warm.. ha ha.. well, maybe I could have worn some in my office. It always feels like Antarctica at work! :P

    You look lovely. I Love how you even did you outfit details.. yay for outfit photos. My fav is the photo of your jumping.. So cute.. and def puts on a smile on my face.

    Well, hope you’re having a fabulous Monday! xo.

    xx Love & Aloha
    ***I’m hosting a Jeffrey Campbell Giveaway. Come Enter! :)

  15. Lauren
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

    Lovely package!! I love fingerless gloves & the scarf is beautiful!

  16. blair @ wild and precious
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

    way so super cute!!!

  17. Gracie
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 5:49 pm

    Oh my gosh! The whole package is utterly beautiful! I love that she included tights since she loves them so much. And the scarf, the fingerless gloves! And her poppies! Oh and it was packaged up so prettily.

    The photos are so gorgeous too! I can’t wait to see what you sent her :)

  18. Ashley
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 6:24 pm

    Love this post!! So happy to participate!

  19. Lillian Chang
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 6:35 pm

    You look ADORABLE with all those accessories!! :) What a trove Ilene sent you – that’s so sweet!! :) I’m so excited to receive my package!! :)

  20. Jude
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

    What a sweet and absolutely adorable package! I love the pics of you wearing the lovely goods :) Thank you for this dose of sweetness on a too-long Monday!

  21. Michelle
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

    So so cute! What a super awesome gift!

  22. Chrissy
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 7:08 pm

    Wow, what an awesome package!!

  23. MJ
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

    What a great package of goodies!! I can’t wait to pick my package up tomorrow at the post office :)

  24. Dancing Branflake
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

    So cute! This puts my package to shame!!! I love the packaging!

  25. and flowers pick themselves
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 9:03 pm

    SO lovely! wish i could have been involved. :/ hope you guys continue to do things like these!

    xo Alison

  26. sooki
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 9:33 pm

    cUUUUte!!! the packaging is just as adorable as the contents! love the modeling pics and your outfit is just perfect!

  27. Ivana
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

    sandy, you look gorgeous in the photo! and i LOVE your coat as well as the gloves and everything else!

  28. Brandi
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 10:43 pm

    What an awesome package of goodies to keep you warm! You’re such a lucky girl!

  29. Elisse
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 12:18 am

    What an adorable package and your pics showing off Ilene’s gifts are uber cute!

    It’s been so fun to participate in this swap, I haven’t got my package yet, but I’m thrilled that I’ve made a new bloggy friend in this process!!!

  30. Krystal/Village
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 2:14 am

    You are too cute! And she way knows how to send a package, love it :)

  31. jacqueline
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 3:01 am

    Dearest sweet sandy, that is such an awesome package…everything is soo lovely and the packaging is gorgeouss!! Love love love! Oh and i always adore fingerless mittens!! Have a lovely merry happy weeek sweet friend! Love to yoU!

  32. Annie Markantonatou
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 7:35 am

    so cute post! thanks for the referral on twitter!!


  33. yvonne@simplyvonne.com
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 8:21 am

    love the mustard color scarf on you..she did a great job with the gifts!!!

  34. Vanessa
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    what an awesome package to find in the mail box! lucky girl :)

  35. Maddy
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 8:44 am

    How adorable!! I can’t wait to get my package in the mail :) Too bad, I didn’t do such a fine job of packaging it like Illene, but I hope my swap partner likes her goodies too!

  36. Diana Mieczan
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 8:48 am

    What a lovely package:)…I totally adore those stuff:) Kisses, darling and how fun that you are going for a cruise :)
    Happy Tuesday

  37. erin
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 9:19 am

    I wish I could have entered this. I knew I couldn’t put my best effort into it but it sure sounds like it was a hit. I love all the little flowers on your packaging. So cute!

  38. Janie
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 9:21 am

    You gals are too much. Thank you for hosting this awesome swap! Great job Ilene, it looks like Sandy hit the jackpot!

  39. Mandy [Mandipidy]
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    How lovely!! My favorite part is how she packaged it all… such a fun gift to receive! :]

  40. In Honor Of Design
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 9:30 am

    I have loved seeing all the posts this morning! What fun!!!
    She sent you some beautiful items and packages!!

    You girls are so cute!

  41. sarah
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    love your package! thanks for putting this all together! you and much love illy are so adorable! love those headbands

  42. Ms. Megan
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 10:04 am

    Awwwww!! You two are so sweet!!!!!!!
    I love those tights and that mustard scarf!!!!!
    and You are so cute in those photos Sandy!!! :)
    Love you!!!!!!

  43. Mandy
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 11:04 am

    What an adorable package, from start to finish.

    Thanks so much for setting this up. It’s been a blast!


  44. lou
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 11:21 am

    aaahhh how beautiful. love the color of the scarf. i’m waiting for my package as well and i think my little pack is on its way, too. can’t wait to receive it. thank you for organizing this beautiful swap.

  45. Cindy
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 11:50 am

    What an awesome idea for a swap! Her package was ridiculously cute. Love the paper heart and her handwriting!

  46. shawni marie
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

    your packages look so lovely! ilene is so amazing. and you are so so so stinking adorable in your gloves and scarf and i love those tights!
    i pretty much love YOU as well <3333

  47. steph anne
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 1:30 pm

    I love your outfit!!!! :)

  48. nadia
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

    So cute and the gloves match your floral tights!

  49. alli/hooray
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 10:11 pm

    how fun! love how everything looks all packaged up – and what an adorable scarf!

  50. amylou
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 11:24 pm

    I love your little swap gifts! Next year I’m going to have to participate.
    You are just the cutest in those photos!

  51. Yana
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 11:26 pm

    Wow. Your swap gift is a little pile of goodness. I absolutely LOVE every item. Lucky you :)
    Merry Christmas.

  52. Sofia
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 12:12 am

    Thank you girls for hosting the swap!! I can’t wait for the next one!

  53. ChantaleP
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 6:44 am

    Everything looks beautiful! Thanks for hosting this amazing swap!

  54. Ren Lady Of The Arts
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

    Thank you SO much for hosting- I had such a great time and now meeting new friends-

    Your package is great- I love the mitten/gloves!
    So nice to meet you-
    Here is my swap post-http://ladyofthearts.blogspot.com/2010/12/cold-hands-warm-hearts.html

  55. Miss Angie
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 10:13 am

  56. Laura
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 10:54 pm

    Your goodies are beautiful! So happy for you. And thank you SO much Sandy and Ilene for this wonderfully fun swap!

    love from a chwh participant!

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