December 24, 2010

Mommie Minded!

OH you could say I am just a wee bit excited today!!!!

I love the Blogging community and have meet so many wonderful people through blogs. One thing I have really enjoyed was joining in on Blog Hops. The Secret Santa Blog Hop is one I joined in on and am sooooo excited that I did. Thank you to Simply Stacie & Survey Junkie for bringing us together once again!

This is the first time I joined a Secret Santa exchange outside of one of the various yahoo groups I have been part of. So lets move on the the exciting part of this post lol.

My Secret Santa was Megan who writes an awesome blog called Mommy Minded! Her blog is filled with tips, ideas, crafts, reviews, giveaways and more. Very informative and down to earth! It one of those blogs that you have subscribed to your email because you dont want to miss what she's going to post next.

So Megan, being a super crafty mom with great ideas, sent me an awesome "surprise me" Secret Santa gift.
Most that know me, know that I am a huge kid at heart when it comes to receiving packages in the mail,lol. Hubby brought in the package and sat it on the dining room table and walked away,lol. I had not been feeling well and was taking a nap when it came and he made sure that I knew it came it the moment I woke up.

I was in one of those funks and the package coming in was just what I needed for a "pick me up".

I grabbed the package and just before ripping into it, I saw on the side of the box where she wrote "this side up" lol oops, guess I should follow directions,lol. So carefully put the package right side up and opened it with care. I immediately saw lots of crete paper, woohoo I had hit the mother load!

In between the sheets I spied a couple of handles for gift bags.Hum...yep, it was a good idea that I followed directions and opened it at the right end!

I pulled out 2 awesome gift bags. I must say that I hadnt thought of sending a package like that, and hubby said he could see "the wheels turning".

So, I see these two very well put together bags. And had to stop myself from emptying them of their contents..... It was almost the feeling you get when you are given a gift that contains a box, that contains another box, that contains....well you get the idea. I had to take pic's so you could see how cute they are!

Here are the bags that I pulled from the very curious and ready to well, yeah, tear into them lol.

Each bag had a "Tag" on them.

Now I got to pull out the awesome contents of each bag!!!!! Kripes this was killing me! 

Here are the contents of the "Mommy & Me Makeover Day" bag:
 Now being a kid at heart this bag really hit it on the nail! Kaitie (my little urchin) and I could so dig this! The great thing was that it would be used over and over! I see "pretty time" happening many times in the near future,lol.

The Next bag proved to be just as awesome!

Here are the contents of "Mommie & Me Movie Day":
I so wonder if Megan knew how big  we are on movies lol. (We only have about 400 DVD's lol) This was right up our alley. 

Not to mention that Popcorn is very much one of Kaitie's favorite treats! This is one movie that we didnt have in our collection! Just so you know Kaitie and I watched this together twice and she has since watched it on her own 3 more times. (And we have only had the package a couple of days lol).

I can only say that when I said "surprise me", she did just that. This Secret Santa gift has been very enjoyable and in essence wasnt "just for me". It included my very special person, and for that I am most happy!

With school being out for Winter Break, (two weeks here), Kaitie and I will have several days of fun and  great memories just from these two gift bags! Megan, thank you so much for this awesome and thoughtful Secret Santa Gift!!!!!! I must say I got the best pick of the group to be paired with! Now I only wish I had been as creative and thoughtful with your gift!

Now that I have shared with you all about the Secret Santa Gift exchange, I must go and partake of them.....AGAIN! lol. 
You can do gifts like this any time of the year, it doesnt have to be expensive or elaborate. Something as simple and thoughtful as the gifts that Megan bestowed upon me will go a LONG way with those you care about, they even make the perfect "office" gift! Need ideas and tips? Stop by Megan's blog "Mommy Minded" and you are sure to find plenty of them!

I wish you all the Happiest of Holidays!
Merry Christmas to Megan and her family as well as everyone at "Simply Stacie" and "Survey Junkie

~ Mary


  1. Wow- what a nice gift you got!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Thank you Stacie! Merry Christmas to you too!
    I so agree, it was an awesome gift to be had. Megan did an awesome job!

  3. That is so darn cute...and clever!!! I'm your newest follower!!

    Kristin :)
    Keenly Kristin

  4. Thank you Kristin! I am so excited to have you here! I hope you had an awesome Christmas!

  5. Mary, I am so glad to see that it made it to you okay. "Sissy" and I had such big plans and really wanted to go all out, then I got sick... really sick, and I was in the hospital having all kinds of test run and at doctors apmnts. so we never got a chance to finish shopping. :( I didnt want to make you wait any longer so we just shipped what we had already bought.

    Thank you so very much for my gift. I have had that candle going constantly! lol My mother took my necklace before I even got a chance to wear it and Sissy took the lotion set before I even got a chance to smell it... Needless to say, you made 3 ladies very happy! Thank you oh so much and I hope that you guys had an awesome Christmas!



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