mugSWAP {2013}

I love {MUGS}. Big MUGS, little decorative MUGS, fancy MUGS, souvenir MUGS…whatever will hold my hot drinks, warm my hands and allow me to sip a while will work for me. Mostly I just love coffee and appreciate whatever vessel I can get my hands on to sip my favorite thing…but a beautiful {MUG} just makes it taste better! Do you love MUGS as much as I do?

Last month I got to take part in a fun little adventure that lent itself perfectly to my love of MUGS. Have you met A Cuppa Kim yet? I met her briefly at Blog Sugar a few years ago and she happens to live in the Bay Area {so maybe we will meet again someday}. Her blog and Instagram are both great {she is always traveling somewhere fun or doing something local}! Anyhow, she organized a third annual mugSWAP this year where I basically signed-up to send a mug to a random stranger who has signed-up and in return I received a mug as well {for fun}. I’m finally linking up with her today!

Mug Swap!

I loved getting my little mug in the mail and learning about my sender Heather Holden {who you can follow on Instagram @heatherholden or at her blog HERE}. My mug was perfect for me and very thoughtful.

my mug

I also loved giving a mug. It was fun to get to know a stranger {the sweet Sara from HELLO my name is Sara} through Instagram and her blog. It was harder than I thought it would be to buy something like a mug {and a few other treasures} for someone I really don’t know.

DSC_0471 DSC_0465After learning that she loves owls and anthropology  I ended up buying two mugs. I decided to keep the plain white one and send the more colorful one to her. It seemed to fit Sara’s personality and taste {I hope} and had really cute lettering inside that read “be happy” so I went ahead and sent her that one. I added a few things to make the package extra special: my favorite mint nail polish {not the brand…just the color}, some washi tape, birdy chip clips and push pins. mug swap packThe only thing I would do different next time is to send it through UPS or Fed-Ex. The good old USPS took over a week to ship it to her…what? I felt terrible that it took so long. She was a good sport about the whole thing but gosh I felt terrible. Hopefully it made her day once it did finally arrive…if nothing else.


Thanks to Kim for organizing it, to Heather for the mug and to Sara for being involved and being patient…glad I got to meet all you lovely ladies {so-to-speak}!

P.S. If you want to get in on the fun be sure to follow A Cuppa Kim and look for her mugSWAP sign-ups at the beginning of August.

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One Response to mugSWAP {2013}

  1. Megan - FireWifey September 25, 2013 at 4:51 PM #

    So fun! I totally want to do a mug swap. I just finished a round of “Fire Wife Rescue Packs” with other fire wives from across the states. It was so fun to send and receive a little package!

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