Monday, August 20, 2012

Mug Swap

Have you heard about ACuppaKim's MugSwap?

I saw it on Julie's Instagram feed, and was able to jump in just in time.

I love coffee cups! No run of the mill, came-with-the-place-setting mugs for me... usually I'm drinking from my Blue Bell Creamery mug, or a Mickey Mouse mug, or the Chicago, New York, or Boston Starbucks mugs I've picked up on business trips this year. So this swap was perfect for me... a new special mug, from a new special on-line friend!

I thought and thought about what to get for my partner. In the end I picked up a mug that was a little bit Texas, and whole lot of special. See, this mug was made by a resident at Brookwood Community - A God-centered educational, residential, and entrepreneurial community for adults with disabilities.

MugSwap Package

In addition to the mug, I made the cutest mini grocery bag (pattern from Michelle Patterns), and added in a little of my favorite tea (Ashby's Vanilla Spice... from our local British import store).

And I've heard from my partner... my mug is on the way to me, and I'm so excited to see what she's picked out for me!!


{cuppakim} said...

this whole thing is just fantastic. :) i love that you personalized your goodies with texas love. that's my favorite part of the swap - seeing if people send something that is reflective of them the sender, or of their recipient. or both. :)
it all ends up being so super happy! this is great! :) can't wait for your person to get her mug!

Joy Kinard said...

Oh I love the sweet story behind the mug!