Tuesday, December 27, 2016

2016 Blogger Gift Exchange

I love the gift exchange and am lucky enough to have participated every year. Each year I find new blogs to follow and enjoy seeing all the gifts. Hats off to Tracy!

This year I did a double take at my gift when it came.  I had pulled an all nighter trying to finish my own blogger gift so it was boggling when I saw "Nicole" in both address spots on the box. Well played Tracy, I had to laugh.

Nicole from Zen and the art of Baby Horse Management continued the surprise when I opened the box. An odd bundle greeted me along with mints and candy.

Pillow case and wraps

I read her note which shed light on the unconventional wrapping. She is not one to use bubble wrap :)
Instead she used a pillow case and wraps to protect the wonderful picture frames she had sent me. I specifically asked for frames to fit the professional pictures I received two years ago. The frames, two 4x6 and a 8x10, are matching and suit the pictures well. I immediately went to retrieve the photos and put them in.

I am so glad to be able to show off these pictures in frames that do them justice. Thank you so much Nicole!
8x10 of Rosemary

4x6 of Comrade and I

4x6 of Rosemary

All seven of the horses enjoyed Murray's gift of the mints. Now they hear the plastic crinkle and their ears perk up. And Rosemary stalks me thinking I have more.

And in case you were wondering about the unconventional wrapping... well let's just say a couple of people will be seeing it again. Hey it worked to protect my frames so I put it to use. I even reused the USPS box to mail my blogger gift. That will be a well traveled box and wrapping!


  1. Gorgeous frames! The pictures look great in them!

  2. ooooh i love picture frames - they always make for such a nice gift too!!

  3. I love it! Those frames are perfect for those photos <3 Thanks again for participating!

  4. Yay!! I'm so glad you liked the frames and that they made it safe and sound. And I love that the packaging is getting recycled!!

  5. The pictures look great in their new frames. I like the pillow cases as wrapping.