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Much Love, Illy and I wanted to send a great big THANK YOU to all that participated in the 2nd annual 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!  And here is the LINK-UP PARTY for it!!:)

But first, here is a little peek at the package I received from Much Love, Illy!

A first glance into the package, I was squealing with delight at all the goodies, wrapped so neatly in tissue paper, twine and holiday cute tape!

And taa-dah!!  Here are all the things I received: The Hunger Games (Ilene is obsessed with this book but I still haven’t read it yet), pink mittens, bow earrings, fair isle tights, and some adorable outfits for our soon to be born baby!  I’m in LOVE with it all, aren’t you??  Now here’s my attempt at an outfit with the tights and mittens in one!

Dress: Zara | Cardigan: Urban Outfitters | Necklace: Scarlett Garnet | Booties: Forever 21 | Mittens and Tights from Much Love, Illy

I just love getting packages in the mail.  Even if it’s an expected one, it’s always a nice surprise!  Don’t forget to check out the package I sent to Much Love, Illy too!  Now it’s your turn to link up your blog posts and show off the goodies you’ve received from your swap partner!  THANKS again to all that participated… and for all those that couldn’t get in this year, we definitely plan on doing this again next year so be on the lookout next November 2012.  ;)

48 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Leonora from Yellow Heart Art
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 9:07 pm


    holy cow, those tights?! those gloves?! WIN WIN WIN

  2. ilene
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

    looooove how you rocked the tights and the gloves!!! you looks so adorable – just wanna squeeze you in a hug!!!!! glad you love everything. :)

  3. katrina
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

    LOVELOVELOVE those fair isle tights and the mitts!! Thank you to the both of you for hosting this swap. It was so great to meet Cerrisse through such an amazing event.

    I can’t wait to see what everyone else got!

  4. Bonnie
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    Those tights are super beyond adorable. I just love them! This is a great package that you received.

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  5. Dancing Branflake
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

    She got you the Huger Games? What a friend!

  6. Lyosha
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

    awww… such a nice little things! and you look adorable!

  7. sewpetitegal
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 6:12 am

    The wrapping is delightful! I love the tights on you (also loving the necklace)!

  8. beth @ dot...in the city
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 7:14 am

    what fun tights! and i love the clothes for baby ‘a’! thanks again for hosting this fun swap :)

  9. Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia}
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 7:27 am

    Love all the cute goodies Ilene sent! You look adorable in the gloves & tights. :)

    Linked up my post! <3

  10. Diana Mieczan
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    I LOVE those tights. They look super cute on you, darling. happy Wednesday:)

  11. Sarah-Anne
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    she sent you the Hunger Games?! no way. she is the best!
    you look oh so cute in those tights and gloves! i’ll have to make sure that i get in next year!

  12. Anna
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 8:50 am

    Your mittens are adorable!! I can not believe you haven’t read the Hunger Games!! You will love them! Your necklace!!! Did you know I hosted a giveaway for that same one?! :)

    Thanks for hosting this again! It’s so much fun!!

  13. Krysten
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    Those tights are AWESOME. Ilene did a great job!

  14. Ms. Megan
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    I love those mittens!! What a fantastic color! And those tights are so darling!!
    PS I love that Ilene sent you the Hunger Games book!! She is so cute!! :)

  15. Chelsea
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    You’ve got to read that book stat. For reals.
    But you look adorable with those tights and mittens! :)

  16. Nicole
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    Thanks so much for hosting! yay The Hunger Games & those pink gloves are FANTASTIC! xoxo

  17. Katrina
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    I would SO love to do this next year! I guess I totally missed the post that you did this year. All well!

  18. melissa blake
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    You’re amazing!! I love those mittens! xoxo

  19. Jess
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    You got great stuff! So many new blogs to check out. Yay! So glad I participated.

  20. Leesh
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    Thanks again to you and Ilene for organizing this swap. It’s my favorite swap to participate in.

    Enjoy reading The Hunger Games!

  21. Meaghan
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    The color of your new gloves are beautiful! And I love the added gifts for your anticipated son!

  22. Amber
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 11:06 am

    Love all of your gifts!! So cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my sweet gift from Kody. She did such a great job! I love this idea so much. Thank you for allowing me to participate in this. It was great! Can’t wait for next year!

  23. Mary Ann
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    I love the tights, they’re so cute!

  24. Amanda
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 11:52 am

    Love all the wonderful things you got! Thanks again for hosting!

  25. alyson
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    LOVE this snail mail link up! What fun, and you got such great items from Ilene! Those tights are awesome.

  26. Gertrude
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    Those mittens are way too cute x

  27. Elle sees
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    That’s it! I’m entering next year. I want some goodies!

  28. Meg
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 4:20 pm

    i love your package! you got some great stuff sandy!! love those mittens too. love your photo shoot with them

  29. Grace - Stripes & Sequins
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

    I love this – what a fun idea!

  30. Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    What a sweet package, Sandy! And you look just stunning. xo

  31. AmandaRunsNY
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 7:50 pm

    The Hunger Games series was really great. I read the whole series over Thanksgiving break actually.

    I wish I had participated in the link up but I’m so not the crafty type. :(

  32. AmandaRunsNY
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

    oooh, I will look for this next year…guess I don’t need to be craft to participate.

    What a cool event you’ve created!

  33. gina
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

    i am loving the bump. you are so cute;)

  34. bravoerunway
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    SANDY….you are STILL pregnant??? Oh I thought of you the other day when my colleague announced that she is expecting. The package is so adorable…ok next time I stop by…Sandy will have had the baby..fingers crossed. Although I should tell you that I was born on Jan. 5…and well my parents thought I’d show up around Xmas. Yup…just a little late. :D

  35. Maria @ Orchard Bloom
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

    getting packages in the mail is the best!

  36. Lisa @ MMT
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

    I hope to participate next year! Those mittens and tights are cute! Now you just need your little boy to model the outfits :)

  37. Amanda {feast.fashion.faves}
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 11:34 pm

    oh my gosh, I totally love all the contents of the package you got!!!

    Tweet Me!

  38. kayla
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 2:16 am

    Awesome package! :) it’s funny that we both got gifts for our little guys too!

  39. Chrissy
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    It was so much fun! Thanks so much for organizing thisl!
    Hugs xxx

  40. rachel grace
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 10:40 am

    you’re glowing in your new mittens and tights! ho ho ho!

  41. Shannon
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

    Love your package, Super Cute!

    Can’t wait to get mine…had so much fun shopping for my swap buddy.

  42. Karen
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 1:41 am

    You are adorable and still look great while pregnant! Cute necklace!

  43. Vicki @ Crowning Victoria
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    1. I am OBSESSED with The Hunger Games. You WON’T be able to put it down!

    2. LOVE all your items!!!

    3. YOU LOOK FAB!

    4. Def. participating next year!! :D

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