Holiday Ornament Exchange {Reveal}

Happy Tuesday Friends!  I have two posts up today.  I could have combined them together, but I felt they each needed their own separate post, so be sure to check out the other one HERE, it's another recap of our Disney vacation =)  So back a month or so ago, Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me announced a fun Christmas Ornament swap.  I was all over this!  Christmas and Ornaments what could be better?!  

So I was paired with Desiree from the Macke Monologues!  I was really excited because we have been paired together before, and I just love Desiree =)  So I didn't get any pictures of the ornament that I sent her because to be honest I looked and looked for something special to send her and I couldn't find just the right ornament.  So I went to the next best thing, Etsy, and ordered her a Snowman ornament with the Kansas City Royals theme.  She and her family are big KC Royals fans...and as much as it really pained me not to be buying Red Sox stuff...I knew she would like it ;) So make sure you check out Desiree's blog to see what I sent her.  

Desirees package arrived at the house and it was wrapped so nicely!

I wanted to take pictures as I was unwrapping it but I had a 3 year old and a 9 year old standing over me like what was inside was theirs and they kept asking me "what is it?  what is it??"  I knew I should have waited until they went to bed to open it! ha ha =)

The ornament Desiree sent me is absolutely beautiful!  And I was seriously sooo excited when I saw what it was!

She knows my love of Disney runs deep...very deep and I have never been to Disneyland before in California so this was an absolute perfect choice!! I am absolutely in love with it =) 
So it didn't stop there.  I honestly cried when I opened the package because Desiree went wayyy beyond just an ornament and I wasn't expecting this last thing at all.

When I saw this box I immediately knew what it was!!

I collect these Starbucks mugs from all over, and was ecstatic to get this one!  Yes, I cried!  Desiree, you went way above what you needed to do.

Thank you Thank you Thank you Desiree for everything!  I will forever cherish the Disneyland ornament and everytime I have coffee in my mug I will think of you!  You did amazing on this swap and way more than you needed/should have!   

Thank you to all the hostess in this swap for hosting!

And lastly, speaking of ornaments, Myself, Beth, Justine, Stephanie and Heather are hosting a Christmas Ornament Show & Tell, so grab our graphic and linkup with us on Tuesday, December 20th and show us all your favorite Christmas Ornaments =)  

Linking up today with the ladies of Tuesday Talk =)

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  1. That is so awesome. Desiree was so sweet.
    I love your ornament and mug!

  2. Wow, that was so sweet!! I am a huge disney fan too so I LOVE the ornament and mug!!

  3. I'm so glad you liked the ornament and mug! I knew right away where I wanted to get your ornament, and when I saw the You Are Here mugs I couldn't pass the Disneyland one up!
    Thank you so much for our Royals Snowman, it is the perfect addition to our tree, we all love it!!

  4. Aaaahhhh!!!! Wow did she ever knock that out of the park. And the timing of it all could not have been any more perfect.

  5. Aw, that is so sweet that you got Disney things, and the mug! I'm planning to buy myself my first one at Magic Kingdom!

  6. Desiree was quiet the giving Santa wasn't she? Such perfect gifts for you.

  7. How super sweet, Johannah! I love the mug too!!

  8. What a wonderful ornament exchange! She really did go above and beyond on this one. I'm looking forward to checking out her blog - it's new to me!

  9. Awww, that is so sweet! Blog friends are the best. I'll have to check out her blog, too.