Who doesn’t love to get mail? These days I mostly get bills and junk mail, so when I peeped the package that was sitting next to my mailbox this Saturday, I was thrilled!
Better yet, it was addressed to me!
And better still, it was my Fall Favorites package from my swap partner, Mrs. Mike over at The Year After!
(Just to remind you, Nicole at Flip Flops and Combat Boots hosted a Fall Favorites Swap. She randomly paired up participants and each was to send the other a box of “fall favorites” by October 9th. Be sure to click on the picture below to see what everyone got!)
Mrs. Mike must have been really on the ball to get her package to me so quickly. I, on the other hand, am a bad partner. I haven’t sent mine yet.
But before you throw things at me, I’m sending it tomorrow – honest! I just had to finish up a few things over the long weekend.
Now, on to the goods!
The first thing I did was to clear off the coffee table and get my camera.
Then I had to clear out the pets so I could use the box cutter.
And then I started unpacking. Mrs. Mike’s items were all wonderful and intuitive and thoughtful.
First I pulled out some bold and bright decorations and two delicious-smelling candles. Fall is such an odiferous season, isn’t it?
Let’s take a closer look.
My camera gave these a bluish tint, so the picture doesn’t do them justice, but they are painted in perfect fall colors. And they have glitter. I love glitter.
Next I found these.
Mrs. Mike, you are too funny! You remembered Owen’s cow fetish!
(And, yes, I am a mean mom. I made Owen wait until I took pictures before giving him the squeaky cow. Once I finally did give it to him, he carried it around the house for the rest of the day.)
Then there was an Army key chain (awesome) and a St. Christopher’s medal. I will be sending this to T with a prayer to protect him and his men as they begin the redeployment process.
In a recent post I mentioned that I was lost spiritually, but searching. Mrs. Mike included this book – The Purpose Driven Life – and a journal to help me in my search. (Thank you.)
And now, for the pièce de résistance.
Mrs. Mike has a business called Kaylee’s Kloset. Remember how I told you that she makes wonderful ACU-based clothing for infants and small children? And remember how I said they were so sweet? And remember how I asked her, only half-kidding, whether she made anything in adult sizes?
Isn’t it amazing? I have the hugest crush on this apron. I almost put it on while I was making dinner tonight, but I didn’t because I didn’t want to get it dirty!
Let me show you what I love about it:
And this. This may be my very favorite part, though it is so hard to choose.
Call me narcissistic, but this made the apron extra-special to me.
Mrs. Mike, you are so talented! The apron is absolutely gorgeous.