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The Blogger Regional Gift Exchange.

This may have been one of my favourite activities this holiday season. I loved receiving a gift from an area I have never visited and from the hands of a lady I have gotten to know over the course of this year.
My friend, Carrie over at A Lovely Little Wardrobe sent me the most beautifully wrapped and thoughtful present from her hometown of Denton, Texas.
Some day I will visit Texas, ya'll.
I loved everything about this, Carrie.  Thank you so much!!!

I would also like to add a big thank you to Alison from Get Your Pretty On.  Alison, when I stumbled upon your post about a Spring Style Challenge days before registration closed, I didn't realize what I'd be getting myself in to.  In all honesty, I was comfortable with fashion and always felt I was ahead of the curve with trends.  I wasn't going in to learn how to dress, but rather out of curiosity.
I am so glad I did.
You did teach me some things about style, like how rock a pair of white jeans, or the versatility of a chambray shirt.
But Alison, it isn't because of these lessons in fashion that I am most grateful.  It's because of the friendships that I have formed that I feel forever blessed.
I feel like these challenges are much like high school; you get out of it what you put in.  During the first challenge when I think Shaunacey suggested a link up, little did I know that I would be forming ties with some remarkable women. These women have faithfully read my blog and commented and made me feel loved and cherished.  I was able to put my creative mind to work and they let me do my thing.  I feel, sometimes, that they know me better than people who see me, but don't read what I write. If that makes any sense.
These relationships are the greatest gift that came out of the challenges for me, and I need to thank you for that, Alison.
Big Saskatchewan kisses from me!

And now, please check out the other bloggers and see what they got!  I got to send my gift all the way to Florida. I should have sent her snow, instead it is something that grows in our backyard.


  1. Lovely gifts!!!!
    The fashion is wonderful but the friendships are my favourite part!

  2. Seriously sooooo delish! Thank you for all the tasty treats! And for you patient tutoring in blogging as well :)

  3. I love your gifts from Carrie - especially that coffee mug! The best thing I've gotten from the Style Me Challenges is you! So glad I've met all you special friends.

  4. Love the gifts from Carrie, and I agree the friendships are the best! :) Many thoughts to you today my friend.

  5. Such fun gifts... love the mug!! I think when we all meet one should be in Texas! I've never been there either!! Thinking of you and your family today! Hugs Friend!!

  6. I agree with Katie...let's meet up in Texas (ok I'm partial to it). Hope you doing better each day sweet friend!

  7. Deena - these challenges wouldn't have been the same without you. You have no idea how much I appreciate all of you. What a blessed year it has been and I have to pinch myself daily at how this has grown. The friendships have been the best part. Hope we can all meet up sometime in Texas! All the best to you and yours in 2015!


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