Thursday, December 21, 2017

2017 Blogger Gift Exchange: Thank you Grey Flannel Horses!

I promise blog posts will resume as normal shortly - the Holiday season is inherently busy with friends visiting and much baking being done. The horses are doing well and I have a few Annie Things to blog about, but for now it'll have to wait because OH MY GOD THE GIFT EXCHANGE!

This is my second year participating in the exchange and I love that it helps all of us Bloggers intermingle and get to know one another on a more personal level. This year, admittedly, I didn't give my poor Secret Santa to go off of other than Annie's color is purple (so sorry Heather)!

Altho not the same breed of dogs, I could totally
picture my dog Ty as the dog on the left and Roxy
as the one on one on the right!
Heather at Gray Flannel Horses knocked it out of the park tho with some SUPER cool gifts. Color me surprised when I realized she was a Canadian also - always great to meet a fellow Canuck, and a new blog to follow!

That's a TON of stuff!
Background: Pillowcase
Front: Decals, Ornament and Treats!
I was blown away at the amount of stuff that was in the box! Holy cow, I certainly didn't expect that much. The presents were just SO cool and they all seemed to have carry the theme of silhouette/cut-outs. Which maybe was intentional? I especially loved the decals, simply because they really look like Spud and Annie.

They really LOOK like the ponies!! Crazy

After looking at the decals I picked up the ornament and lamented at the fact we had chosen to erect our 1' tree instead of our normal 8' tree. The ornament would be too big to hang, which made me sad. As I showed the Boyfriend, he told me the back part of the ornament had writing on it...

How perfectly beautiful is that?!

How completely thoughtful and beautiful. It will have a special place on our bookshelf, sitting next to the Hamer and Clay ornament I received of Suzie last year from a friend.

I was just blown away at the amount of time Heather took to check out my blog and really get to "know me". The gifts are just wonderful - I will eventually get a throw pillow so I can use the beautiful pillow case (once you get throw pillows, does that make you a real adult?) and the horses will get to enjoy the treats on Christmas Day.

Thank you once again Heather and special thank you to Tracey for organizing this entire event again. I am so very proud to be part of the blogging community!

Merry Christmas everyone! <3


  1. I am so glad you liked it! I enjoyed making everything for you.
    Don't worry- throw pillows Don't mean you can adult. Trust me! In my house they are just cat beds.


      Oh my god you are Superwoman!!!

  2. Such a thoughtful gift. You can buy a stand to hang a single ornament- that would be perfect for the Suzie one.

    1. It really is. And good idea on the stand - I didn't even think of that! I hang a lot of stuff on the corners of picture frames.

  3. Beautiful thoughtful gifts! Merry Christmas!🎄🎁

  4. Really thoughtful and gorgeous gifts!

  5. What great gifts! Heather did a great job personalizing this gift for you. Love the ornament, such a sweet tribute!
    I love participating in this exchange, I really feel like everyone makes a huge effort to really find something their recipient will love.

    1. It's such a fun exchange!! I really love what she picked out for me and the horses - it means a lot someone who isn't a usual reader of my blog took the time to look thru my stuff and learn things about my horses.

  6. Oooh those all turned out really well! What a nice gift!

  7. I can't lie, the Suzie ornament made me tear up a little bit <3 <3 <3