Hi all!
I am joining the lovely Karen at Some Days are Diamonds for my first ever swap!
We were supposed to keep our partners identity a secret but somehow my partner Cheri and I got things a bit confused!  But that was just fine, as I got to know Cheri and that was the best part of the whole swap.

And here is the beautiful box that Cheri made for little ole me!
Cheri's lovely blog is called Cheri's Chatter and you can visit her and also see what I made for her by clicking here.
Anyhoo, I just love the beautiful box that the talented Cheri made for me!  She used my favorite color blue and added so many lovelies!

Even the inside is soooo pretty!

And just look at all the pretties that were inside~ An adorable rattle shaped Christmas ornament for baby Addison.  Lot's of pretty shells, hair bows, a pretty little doily and a charming little bird house!

And check out the cute little clothespins that Cheri made!  Aren't they adorable!
And some labels for scrap-booking and a charming little guardian angel bag they I took to the hospital when Katie went into labor.
Love it all!
Thank-you Cheri and Thank-you Karen for hostessing this fun swap.  Now that I've done my first, I won't be as nervous about trying another.
Lately, I have been so very busy with my part- time job and helping my daughter, the new Mom with baby Addison.
I work as a parent educator/outreach worker  and I added 3 new families about the same time that Katie had Addison.
 So if I haven't visited for awhile please be patient with me.   I just need to regroup and get a bit caught up.
Have a great weekend everyone!
I am posting this a bit early because Hubby and I have plans for the weekend.  YooHoo!


  1. How nice. You really get a look into both of your personalities with these things.

  2. Isn't Cheryl fun!! I love her..she has become one of my dearest friends!The box is so cute.And all the goodies..awesome.

    Have fun this weekend..:-)

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  3. Is that not just the most charmin' little box filled with lovely treasures ever??? Every once in a while bein' confused is a good thing. Right?

    Girl you have you plate just heaped up and runnin' over. Take care of yourself and don't run yourself into the ground takin' care of everybody else...now...ya hear!!!

    You have a fantastically blessed weekend and enjoy that wee one sister! :o)

  4. Oh Cindy, all of your treasures are wonderful. Love your box and all the fabulous goodies she put inside. Hope you have a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

  5. You got a wonderful swap Cindy. Glad you enjoyed it!!

  6. great treasures...have a great weekend Cindy

  7. What a thoughtful, heart-felt swap!
    Hope you have an awesome weekend Cindy.
    I only see my grandkids maybe once or twice a week... but will see them tonight, tomorrow and Sunday! Good times!

  8. Your swap things are wonderful. It was my first swap too and I was so worried about it. Mine will be posted late as will my partners...for a couple of reasons. I can't wait to see what everyone did!

  9. YAY! And I even got you linked up - although why we don't have a picture - NO CLUE WHY!
    Love all of this! And she was so sweet to send you fun things for Katie and Addison.
    Can't wait to see what you sent her!
    SEE! Swaps are fun! :)
    Have a great trip!
    HUGZ! Karen

  10. Welcome to your first (of many, they're highly addictive!) swap sister Cindy. Stop by and see what Ceekay and I swapped.

  11. That is really a thoughtful gift. I like the little rattler with babys first grandma on it. That is really cute. I hope you all have a nice weekend. I like the treasure box.

  12. What a sweet little box!! These swaps are so much fun.

    Take care and don't work too hard!


  13. Isn't it fun to receive some treasures made espeially for you with loving hands. Congratulations to you both

  14. Tomorrow at this time, I will be a true blue Wisconsinite AGAIN!!!!

    Yes, I'll only be at the Sleep Inn, but that Sleep Inn will be in my HOME TOWN!!!!

    Wooooooo to the Hooooo!!

  15. It has been so much fun seeing what everyone did! So many creative ppl!!!

  16. Great little gifts! Have good weekend!

  17. This is so sweet, love the pretty box! I have never done this but those who do sure love it. Do you know Michelle Askeroth, at Something Special? She is the sweetest lady and does a lot of this. Thank you for your tender comments..made me cry...love you! :D

  18. Your box was put together with so much thought! I really had fun with this swap!

  19. Cindy, thanks for the sweet comments. I'm so glad you like your box. There are so many talented people out there that are much more creative than me, but it's been so much fun....even if I didn't read and follow directions like I should have:) I promise to do better next time!

  20. What a sweet box...and so many pretty goodies inside! The little guardian angel bag is a cute and creative gift!
    Now that you've seen how fun it is, you can join in more swaps!

  21. Cheri, great box, Cindy did good..we all get confused now and then, me a little more than that! I have met the best gals blogging.

    You have a beautiful little cottage, oh I could only dream...

    have a great weekend!

  22. What a love box you received filled with treasures! Thank you for stopping by :)


  23. Your box is wonderful. It has been fun participating in this swap, the best part is learning about someone else and to see how they get to know us. Take care of yourself.

  24. well this was a fun thing to do...I have not heard of a swap in blogland yet...you got such cute goodies....

  25. How cute is that! I love the little baby rattle ornament!

  26. Hi Girlfriend...

    Just read your sweet note and wanted to come by and say hello! Cindy, I love your pretty decorated cigar box that Cheri made for you...it's gorgeous and what sweet gifts too! Of course, I had to go over to Cheri's place and see the box that you made for her! Hehe! Ahhh...I love the cherry theme...so sweet! What fun, Girlfriend! Sheeesh...I don't know where I've been...I hadn't even heard that there was a swap going on!

    Well it's pretty quiet here...of course it's 1:15am. Hehe! It's the first time I have been up all weekend. A yukky stomach bug hit me and really knocked me for a loop...fever and all! I'm just now starting to feel better...yuk! Anyway, just wanted to come by to say hello! Girlfriend, getting to meet you and Dan this summer was the VERY BEST!!! I loved every minute that we got to spend together! I hope that we can get together again!!! So glad that you got your copy of Victoria this weekend! Enjoy!!!

    Love ya, sweet friend!

  27. Cindy, that looks like such a fun swap! Loved what you got. She really did a lovely job on your goodies. I'm glad because YOU deserve it!


    Sheila :-)


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy