Blogger Swap: February!

February 26, 2014

Hello, friends!  It has been a while since the first Blogger Swap (November, to be exact), and I could not be more excited!  Basically, a bunch of bloggers, myself included, paired up to send each other fun packages with little gifties inside, because who doesn’t love getting presents in the mail?!


For this swap I was paired with the lovely Miche of Buttons and Birdcages.  I have to admit that I was very excited to have Miche as a partner because I absolutely love her style.  If you’ve never checked out her blog before, um, you should ‘cuz she’s adorable and she puts together the cutest outfits!  I sent her some fun goodies that you can read all about in her post.

Let’s see what Miche sent me!


Okay, so right away I opened the box and I saw this super fun polka dot tissue paper, that I might definitely have folded up so I can use it again haha!  Anyway, first up she sent me this super cute Wizard of Oz card that has to be some of the most adorable stationary I’ve ever seen and I am slightly obsessed with stationary.


Wanna know what else was in the box??  Here’s a GIF!


As you can see, Miche sent me an assortment of cute stuff including some fun items from her town, Columbus, Ohio.  Let’s break it down:

  1. A beautiful scarf with the most gorgeous floral print.  I am already in love with this scarf and am plotting the various outfits I can pair it with.  Funny story: I sent Miche a scarf as well; she wears them fairly often and the scarf I sent her was pretty darn cute.  So cute, in fact, that I wanted to keep it for myself.  The funny part: Miche confessed to me in her card that she was tempted to keep the scarf she sent me for herself as well haha!  I think our tastes are pretty similar, which made this swap so fun!
  2. Some fun cream eyeliner by e.l.f.  I have another confession, I only know how to wear eyeliner one way!  I have always admired women who can not only pull of fun, winged eyeliner, but actually successfully apply it; so, I think this cream eyeliner kit will hopefully make it easier for me to give it a go – fingers crossed!!
  3. Super fun dangling earrings with teeny aqua blue beads.  I actually used to have a similar pair of earrings that I can no longer find, so these are perfect!  I don’t wear dangly earrings often, so I will be sure to pull these out when I am feeling a little more adventurous (ooer!).  ;)
  4. An adorable blue and white chevron stripe bowl.  OMG another funny story: the day before I got my package from Miche in the mail, I saw this exact bowl at Target and almost bought it, but then I was like, “Nah, I don’t really need it, even though it is super cute and totally matches my room…”  It was meant to be!  I mean, how could Miche have known I wanted this exact adorable, little bowl??
  5. Marsha’s Buckeyes.  This is apparently a candy that Ohio is known for (probably because it’s the “Buckeye State.”  I had not heard of these before, but now I want MORE!  It’s basically this peanut butter mixture that is dipped in chocolate, giving it the look of a buckeye nut.  Whatever, they were delicious and are now gone.  :)
  6. A copy of Columbus Alive.  So far as I can tell, this is very much like the O.C. Weekly or L.A. Weekly.  It’s a weekly publication highlighting local restaurants, bars, things to do, etc.  It’s primarily geared towards younger men and women, you know, those people who actually supposedly go out and do things.  Nah, I jest, it was a very entertaining read, even if I’m an old grandma who goes to bed at 9:30 and falls asleep watching Murder, She Wrote.  ;)

I love all of the pretty, fun things Miche sent me.  Thank you, Miche!!!  I am smitten with the scarf and the bowl and I hope I do you proud with the eyeliner (I promise I’ll practice haha!).

Don’t forget to check out the other bloggers participating in this month’s Blogger Swap:



If you’re interested in joining an upcoming Blogger Swap, feel free to let me know in a comment below or email Miche from Buttons and Birdcages or Martyna from Spoolish directly (you’ll find their contact info on their blogs)!

As always, thanks for reading :), Kristi



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  • brittansalisbury

    Okay, I TOTALLY want in :) ill email Miche! So fun!

    February 26, 2014 at 8:04 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Awesome!! So exciting, glad you’re joining, it’s so much fun! :)

      February 26, 2014 at 10:11 am Reply
  • Lysa@MonkeyAndSquish

    Love this idea! Such a cool way to get to know your fellow bloggers. I’m loving that bowl too!

    February 26, 2014 at 8:12 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Yes, it is so much fun and I love checking out all the other pairs to see what everyone got for each other! :)

      February 26, 2014 at 10:12 am Reply
  • Confessions of a Refashionista

    Oooh, luvly jubbly! I’ll join in :D
    *I actually have an ongoing crafty swap if you’re interested in getting some me-made gear from Berlin ;)

    February 26, 2014 at 10:21 am Reply
  • RandomTashAnia

    Yeah, I’d love to do something like this. Especially as new blogger, it sounds like a great way to get involved with other bloggers. XD

    February 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Yes, it is great way to meet and get to know other bloggers!! :)

      February 26, 2014 at 4:14 pm Reply
  • pourunebellevie

    This is such a cute idea and that scarf will look amazing with so many outfits!!
    I’d love to join in!!! xxx

    February 26, 2014 at 3:21 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks, I’m excited to wear the scarf as well!!
      Awesome, it looks like the next swap is going to be a big one! :)

      February 26, 2014 at 4:17 pm Reply
  • The Two Cent Chick (Justine)

    This is such a fun idea and I would love to join in the next time :) You received such great stuff! Love the scarf and the tissue paper of course :)

    February 26, 2014 at 5:52 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      I just realized today that you weren’t in this swap, you should definitely join! :)

      February 26, 2014 at 6:07 pm Reply
  • Wink n Pout

    Blogger swap is such a fun and kind concept! Loved it!

    And your package was so interesting…. the chevron bowl and the polka dot paper took our heart away <3 . Excited to see what you sent. Have to check out Miche's blog!

    Love, Wink n Pout
    Blog , App

    February 27, 2014 at 2:30 pm Reply
    • Wink n Pout

      And oh! BTW great idea of the gif !!

      February 27, 2014 at 2:30 pm Reply
      • alligatortoe

        Hahaha thank you! I think it’s such a great idea, too, and it’s tons of fun!! Glad you enjoyed the post AND the gif!! :)

        February 27, 2014 at 8:38 pm Reply
  • isabellasydnye

    Such a fun idea!

    February 27, 2014 at 8:18 pm Reply
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