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April 9, 2015

Journal Swap Creative

First there was the coffee mug swap hosted by Kallie, and then Cassie and Anne announced a journal swap so of course I was all in. Journals are the perfect place for us bloggers to document ideas, plans, lists, dreams, and to - do's.




I was paired with Mia and we got to know a little more about each other through a few e-mails. I enjoyed reading her blog and deciding what kind of journal to purchase after learning more of her personality and background.

When shopping for Mia's journal I knew I wanted to get one in her favorite colors, a deep sapphire blue or a seafoam green. I found one in a sapphire blue that was gorgeous, but I wasn't a huge fan of the quote that was on it so I passed.

Instead I found the 2 pictured below which I really liked and thought Mia would enjoy using. I wanted to enclose something else with the journals, so why not another mug?! Writers run on caffeine, right?

I made another one of my DIY coffee mugs personalized for Mia, and hope she loves it.





Mia did a wonderful job choosing my journal. I love gold, and bright colors so she nailed it with her selection. This pink and gold polka dot journal instantly makes me smile. She also included a notepad, which is great because I always use these around the house. The pens are awesome, I've never had a rollerball type of pen, but they write so nice and the metallic colors are really cool.

I loved this swap and had a lot of fun getting to know Mia and shopping for her. Thanks Cassie and Anne for hosting the #JournalSwapCreative !!



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26 comments:

  1. Ohhh, I LOVE that you went with the color scheme of Mia's blog!

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  2. Emelia, I absolutely loved the journals and mug you sent me. They were PERFECT. You spoiled me and I love it. haha. :) I will get my post together this evening. Thank you so much for everything! It's been great getting to know you a bit better and checking out your blog. :)

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  3. ALL THE JOURNALS. I love that you found her two journals and she sent you all those fabulous pins! Don't forget to link your post!

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  4. Love this so much! I want those journals and want to be in a journal swap!

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  5. Marina loves those pens....you will become addicted and then you will force those who love you to drive from store to store looking for colors you don't have....it will become an issue....love you E!!!!!

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  6. Such a cute idea, and love Mia great partner :-D

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  7. oh my god. is that oscar wilde one from world market? I swear I've seen it before + ALMOST bought it.

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  8. Pink and gold? It does not get better than that!

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  9. So cute! Love these swaps, they are so fun!

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  10. I love those journals...the colors, the fonts, the messages! Great choice. And the mug? So sweet! Thanks for joining us!

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  11. Thanks so much Anne. I had so much fun shopping for Mia!

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  12. Thank you Julia! I do too, they are a great way to meet new people!

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  13. They are both from TJ Maxx Kasey...they are too cool !

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  14. The swaps are a lot of fun for sure Kate, and Mia was so great to get to know!

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  15. haha, they are super nice so far Lisa...I do love them! XO!

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  16. Thanks so much Carissa! It was a lot of fun, maybe Anne and Cassie will do it again!

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  17. You're so welcome Mia...it was alot of fun. I adored the things you chose for me, and have been using those pens non-stop. It was so nice to be partnered with you, I really enjoyed it. XO!

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  18. Thank you Kerri, it was fun to shop and work on this!

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  19. I swear everyone's partner did the best job in picking the journals!! I love this!

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  20. So colorful! I'm all about gold dots at the moment - that is awesome! And sweet ones you sent as well, love the quotes on them :)

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  21. They sure did...I loved it so much, great fun swaps!

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  22. I think we all love gold dots...they are perfection! Thanks so much for reading :)

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