Saturday, October 3, 2009

F-A-L-L Blogswap 2009! Thank you, Donna!!!

Well, I knew I was in for a treat when I saw that Donna had me! And let me tell you, this girl hooked me UP!!!!!
Before I get to the pictures, I just want to say thank you to Donna for putting so much time and effort into this! From the little note to the packaging to remembering my family members, you did a fantastic job!
Okay, onto the good stuff!
The note included breaks everything down:
F- Enjoy some Fall time Flavor in your home this season. (the cider)
A- Here is a cute Fall Accent piece for your mantle this month. Trick or Treat! (the Trick or Treat banner)
L- These Little pumpkins are perfect for Rivera mealtimes in the Fall. They'll add some spice to your dinner table. (pumpkin salt and pepper shakers)
L- Another way to decorate the table this season- Leaf placemats!

Look at how festive this packaging is!

This is everything out of the package (except the banner)!
Pumpkin salt and pepper shakers, Leaf placemats (adorable!), cider mix (yummy!)
Socks for Alex, spoon & fork set for Aron and (this is my favorite)- a pumpkin whoopie cushion for Eddie! Lol!! It's like you already know him! He LOVES it!

Here is the banner proudly displayed on my mantle! It's beautiful and I've always wanted a banner! Where do you get these??! Does someone make them??

Here is Alex who could NOT wait to put on her socks! (gosh, she is getting so tall I can hardly fit her in the picture!) She wore them to her babysitting job tonight and was telling them that Donna got them for her ('cuz you know...they go waaay back! lol!--this kid cracks me up!)through her mom's blog swap. You can imagine the confused look I got when I tried explaining this to someone who doesn't blog!

Here is Aron saying "Yaaaaayyyy!" for his new spoon and fork set!

Sorry. No picks of Eddie and I. We had just gotten home from working out at the gym and were gross!!! But trust me, I LOVED it and so did my family! THANK YOU SO MUCH, DONNA!


Denise said...

Wow, Donna! Way to get the swap off to a great start! You were fast girl!

AND cool stuff! Cute pumpkin shakers! I've got to get me some of those!

I just realized--way too many exclamation points in this comment! It is making me laugh. Good post Toni, great gifts Donna.

Donna said...

I'm glad you liked everything! I loved the placemats, too, so I bought some for us. And the banner was made by Miss Martha Steward (Michaels!!). I just added the ribbons myself. I had to get one of them for us, too:)

I'm glad Alex liked the socks and Eddie liked his cushion:)

Nikki said...

Donna! You are FAST. Putting the rest of us to shame.

Love all the gifts, especially the banner. That is a cute one. The socks for alex make me laugh. I love socks and those are CUTE.

dawnreber said...

...i believe the "placemats" are going to be a great hit this fall swap...i'll just have to stay tuned! :) gifts...good blog...i'm mailing mine tomorrow!

Momofgirls said...

Fun Fall stuff! Love it ALL- I can almost smell the cider! Yum!!

Happy Fall, Toni!

Dolly said...

Toni, you did a great job posting about this. It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time seeing what you got. And Donna, you did a fantastic job with the gifts. I am LOL that you got Eddie a pumpkin whoopie cushion. Where in the world did you find that? hahaha!

Side note: Toni, your little man is getting SO BIG! He's still just as cute as ever. And Alex IS getting tall. Wow! They are growing up!

Denise said...

Hey Toni, Dawn got her gift today. I took pictures on her camera for her tonight. She is going to email them to me tomorrow and I will post on the blog swap blog about it ASAP. Just wanted you to know...and BTW, CUTE stuff!

HPS said...

Girl, you were Donnie on the spot and WAY TO GO!!! Love the added fall humor w/ the whoopie cushion. Enjoy, Toni!!!

TD, are you throwing hints or something? Tee hee hee hee. You sneaky girl you. :)

Happy Four said...

Great, Donna was speedy getting the goodies in the mail. Love everything!

Angela Richardson said...

Okay, seriously, the trick or treat banner is darling!

Toni, I'm cracking up at your story of Alex and trying to explain blog world to people! That's hilarious. People that don't blog think we're all a bunch of nuts.

She looks so cute in her socks - and I could just squeeze that little boys cheeks right off!

Jennifer said...

Good job Donna! I still love those some point I'm going to get me some. Cute socks too!

Toni you're a lucky gal!