Running from the Law: Blog Swap Holiday Gift Exchange

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Blog Swap Holiday Gift Exchange

Mac and I were honored to be asked to participate in a little Mommy Blogger Secret Santa Gift Exchange this year with a few of our favorite bloggers.  Erinn over at Strawberry Swing and Other Things organized the gift swap between 14 bloggers and their littles, who are all about the same age.  She set the whole thing up on Elfster, which allowed us to ask anonymous questions, set up a wishlist and send thank you cards. 

Mac has really been into getting "mail" lately, so he was so excited to find this package all for him!  
He tried ripping it open with his teeth...he gets this from his dad.  Drives me nuts.
Finally!  The package!
Alphabet magnets!!
How do you get these things open?
Of course, he couldn't wait to dump them out all over the floor.
And taste them.
And wear the box as a hat.
They were such a big hit!
Our Secret Santas were Veronika and Harper from Veronika's Blushing.
Thank you guys so much for the awesome gift.  
We've added them to our magnet wall and can FINALLY spell anything we want.  

Mac and I also got to play Secret Santa, so if you want to see who/what we gifted, head over to Ten June and check it out!  

And here's a list of all the bloggers participating.

Natasha at Schue Love
Michelle at Ten June
Jessica at Little Baby Garvin
Veronika at Veronika's Blushing
Erin at Hello Erin
Emily at Dear Owen
Colleen at Meet the Sullivans
Natasha at Hello Happiness

This was so much fun!  Thanks again Erinn, for setting this all up! 
I hope we do it again next year!
Have you ever participated in a blogger gift exchange?
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  1. Awww so cute! I LOVE those magnets! And Mac is pretty darn sweet opening them!

  2. those magnets are SO CUTE!! our fridge magnets are so not cute in any way. i love Mac opening them, he's seriously so funny. i love how they think everything is a hat. SO cute!

  3. Those are great magnets!!! And ho ho ho, I shared pics of HDawg playing with his new BFF, the pig, today! : ) Thank you again!! xo

  4. Such a fun gift! And I adore Veronika and Harper! Yay for presents! ;)

  5. What a fun gift swap!! I love those magnets - too cute!

  6. ADORABLE!!!! I love your magnet wall! How did you do that!?!?!

    1. It's just a giant piece of sheet metal I got in the plumbing section of Home Depot for $10, screwed into the wall. Easy peasy! I'll give all the details when I do a post on Mac's playroom (coming in January).

  7. What an awesome gift! So glad you enjoyed participating, we will definitely do it again next year - so much fun!

  8. Your magnet wall is so cool!! I want to come play! :) And did you do instagram magnets? So neat!

  9. What a fun gift! And I'm obsessed with the Instagram magnets...great idea!

  10. Very good gift idea! Max does the same thing with his teeth on opening things because his daddy does it for everything. Drives me nuts, too! I love what you got them. Such cute ideas. Can't wait for the playroom details!

  11. What a cutie he is opening his own gift like a big boy! I love those alphabet magnetic letters! Great gift!

  12. what a cute magnet wall! those letter are way cuter than the plastic ones. merry christmas!

  13. I LOVE your magnet wall!! Mac is so cute tearing that package open!

  14. Love this!!! Especially Mac's tongue sticking out in concentration. So cute! Those magnets are so fun. :)

  15. What a neat idea, I love it and all of the action shots of Mac opening his gift. Love the magnet wall, too, I'm trying to decide where in my playroom I can fit one of those!!!

  16. Love the magnets! V is such a good little gifter!! Can't wait to do this again next year! :)

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  17. aww I'm so glad he loved the magnets :) they are so cute! I will get some for Harper when she's older :)