Defeat the Xmas Blues Swap.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Recently I participated in the Defeat the Xmas Blues Swap held over at Just Putting it Out There and I thought I'd show you what I sent out.

I was lucky enough to be matched up with Micaela from Dolce Vita who, as you can tell from her blog is the coolest person ever!

For the swap, we were supposed to include:
  something for good luck,
a sweet treat,
and something we love.


1. Micaela just moved into a new house, so to bring her good luck in 2011, I decided to send her a vintage frame for her new home. Just like me, she has a love for vintage so the first place I went was this cute vintage store by my house. I'm always happy to have an excuse to go there. :)
2. For a sweet treat, I sent along some candy I got while I was in Australia. They have the BEST candy there.. Er, I mean they have the best lollies there, excuse me. :)
*Edited to add* This chocolate is actually German, they just sell it in Australia. Thanks for filling me in Carolyn!
3.  For something I love, I sent her a headband. Anyone who knows me well knows that I have quite an obsession with headbands, so I thought it was the perfect thing to send.


I hope you enjoy your package Micaela!


  1. what a super sweet package! I need to hurry and get something together to send to my friends in the states!

  2. What a lovely set of goodies! That vintage frame is so pretty!
    Just saying... that Kinder chocolate is German... did you try Minties while you were here? MInties are Australian, and awesomely yummy!!
    I hope we see you reciprocal package here too!

  3. Oops! I typed up a comment but it didn't go through?

    I love the frame, how cool! And Kinder is the best chocolate anywhere...! I had some while in Paris. Sooo good.


  4. Wow Haylee, I cannot believe how perfectly this package fits Micaela!! You are a super packager! Cannot wait to see what M sends you!

    {you are crazy, America wins the lolly competition! You have Reeces - YUMMMMMMMM!}

  5. Haylee, I hope you didn't think I was criticising, I was so not intending to make you feel silly... I'm sorry!
    Did you make that beautiful wrapping paper from fashion catalogues too? Such a great recycling idea.. I'm totally going to adopt this one, thank you for the inspiration!

  6. Haylee, i LOVEEEED my package!!! it's so perfectly you + me! i couldn't have asked alyssa to pair me with a better partner if i had tried. i knew when i got her original email and came across your darling blog, we would have a great swap -- i did on my end and when i got your email about my swap package to you, it made my day!!!

    i can't wait to blog about it but please know EVERYTHING was perfect!!!!! i lived in Germany and kinder eggs were a big part of my childhood... so you know i DEVOURED the sweets! ;) and the headband-- i can't wait to pretty an outfit with it! the frame-- I LOOOOOVE IT! and it couldn't have arrived at a better time as i'm hanging up art at the moment. THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!!! and to you as well alyssa for hosting such a great swap!


  7. These gifts are nice.


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