11 December 2009

Holiday Swap: I Was Nice, Not Naughty

Oh boy oh boy oh boy! I must have been very nice to have deserved Melanie from Cyinical Optimism for my Secret Santa from the 2009 Holiday Swap. I couldn't believe my eyes as I unpacked my box.

First, I know Melanie's been on my blog on a Thursday because I got all sorts of fabulous teas and even a packet of hot cocoa. And I know she paid attention to the "favorite flavors" part of the entry form because I got lemon, ginger, and dark chocolate goodies (and some whiskey pralines!).

When I'm done snacking and it's time to get reading, I have some heavenly spicy scented handmade goat's milk soap for washing up. Next, I can pull out my new pen and cool notepad, get my bookmark ready and decide between two (yes, two!) books to read.

I also got a super Nashville magnet and some yummy lip gloss. I am so thrilled -- I could get used to being treated so well!

Thanks soooooo much, Melanie. You're the greatest. And thanks also to Nymeth, who was the coordinator for the holiday swap this year. I know she had a lot of helpers, and I want to thank them, too.


J.G. 12/11/09, 6:22 AM  

Yep, I'd say you've been good this year. Nice haul!

Veens 12/11/09, 6:35 AM  

wow!!!!! Melanie you are the greatest! Lovely presents and Beth you deserve that haul.. u r the sweetest :D

Paperback Reader 12/11/09, 6:51 AM  

You have definitely be good and those drinks and chocolates will see you through all the Thursdays during the festive period. Enjoy!

Sandy Nawrot 12/11/09, 6:56 AM  

OMG, that is insanely exciting! Well, you were a good blogger this year, so it is all worth it!

Julie P. 12/11/09, 7:22 AM  

You certainly made out like a bandit!!! All well deserved.

Anonymous,  12/11/09, 7:38 AM  

Looks like you got a great gift!

Serena 12/11/09, 8:28 AM  

You must have been good this year! WOW! Congrats and what a great job, Melanie!

bermudaonion 12/11/09, 8:29 AM  

Holy cow, you must have been extremely nice this year! Enjoy!

Jenn's Bookshelves 12/11/09, 8:37 AM  

I know for certain you have been very nice this year, so you are very deserving of all the lovely gifts!

MaNiC MoMMy™ 12/11/09, 10:13 AM  

Wow, this sounds fun! I want in next year! Glad I found your blog!

Melody 12/11/09, 10:29 AM  

Wow, what lovely gifts you have!

Petunia 12/11/09, 12:03 PM  

Dang! That's some spread! Enjoy.

TexasRed 12/11/09, 12:35 PM  

What a great set of presents! Here's a pic of my haul: TexasRed Books

serendipity_viv 12/11/09, 1:03 PM  

What a fabulous haul. You deserve it. Enjoy them.

Dorte H 12/11/09, 4:05 PM  

What a wonderful gift!

It sounds as if this is something I should try out next year :D

Aarti 12/11/09, 5:22 PM  

How thoughtful and sweet! You definitely deserve the treats :-)

Elizabeth 12/11/09, 6:03 PM  

Yay for Santas! Mine was rather good to me, as well. =)

Anonymous,  12/11/09, 8:19 PM  

Dude, you scored! :-D

Carrie K. 12/11/09, 11:33 PM  

What a wonderfully thoughtful gift!

Anonymous,  12/12/09, 1:20 AM  

Very Cool! You've made me want to go brew some tea :)

Literary Feline 12/12/09, 2:58 AM  

Oh my! Look at all those wonderful goodies! Don't you just love being spoiled by Secret Santa?

Suzanne Yester 12/12/09, 8:26 PM  

Oooh what wonderful goodies! Isn't it just too much fun to open your Secret Santa package! Enjoy!

Mary (Bookfan) 12/12/09, 9:11 PM  

How fun! Good job, Secret Santa!

Melanie 12/12/09, 10:01 PM  

I am glad you liked it! i had a really good time trying to figure out some things to send. Happy Christmas!

Jenners 12/12/09, 10:45 PM  

What a thoughtful and generous gift!

chrisa511 12/12/09, 10:57 PM  

Wow!! That is so awesome Beth :D Looks like someone does indeed know you well :) Enjoy!

Alice 12/15/09, 1:15 AM  

Wow!!! Look at all the great stuff you got. I'm green with envy. Hehee...

Ana S. 12/15/09, 5:14 PM  

Wow! So thoughtful and generous! You were very good indeed :D

Michelle 12/16/09, 7:32 AM  

Holy cow that was an extremely generous and thoughtful gift. You are definitely *not* on the naughty list this year for sure.

Happy Holidays :)

Melissa 12/16/09, 10:56 AM  

The Girls is wonderful! I read it a couple of years back and loved it.

Lenore Appelhans 12/19/09, 11:32 AM  

I am so thrilled you got such a great gift - YAY!

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