Happy to have you stop by for today’s 2018 Mug Love Exchange reveal. This is the third annual mug exchange hosted by Stephanie at Wife Mommy Me but this is my first year to participate. Can’t wait to show you the beautiful mug I received!! Before I show off my treats, why don’t you pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea, and grab one for me, too, please.
We’ll begin with a little background about the Mug Love Exchange.
2018 Mug Love Exchange
Those of us who were interested in participating in the 2018 Mug Love Exchange were paired by Stephanie with another blogger. Then Stephanie sent out the name of our partner with the following directions:
Your budget should range between $10 – $15 BEFORE SHIPPING. You are more than welcomed to send additional goodies along with your mug. Link-up with me on Wife Mommy Me and share mug details on October 26th.
Not a blogger? No problem, share your gifted mug on Instagram with hashtag: #MugLoveExchange
Guess who I was paired with? None other than the queen of the mug love exchange, Stephanie herself!! When she sent me an email to let me know we were paired together, she also asked me to answer a few questions.
6. Do you have kiddos? If so, what are their ages? I have two grown daughters and two young granddaughters but they don’t live in El Paso. BOOO!!
Stephanie’s Answers for Me
6. Do you have kiddos? If so, what are their ages? Connor, who will be 6 on 10/30.
There Are No Coincidences
Turns out we have several things in common. Stephanie recently moved to Texas from Ohio. She is very familiar with Tipp City, Ohio, the little bitty town where PC grew up! And we have both used Weight Watchers to lose weight. Stephanie is a Christian, bookworm, loves wine and carbs and so do I! Practically twins!
When I started shopping for the mug to send to Stephanie, I knew I wanted something different. Really wanted something fall-ish. But I didn’t want to go to a chain store like Hobby Lobby to buy a mug Stephanie could buy for herself. So I shopped some of the quirky little stores in one of my favorite shopping centers. Wound up buying an El Paso mug designed by one of our local artists, Candy Mayer. I also included a little clay angel and a bar of mesquite honey soap, both made by local artisans. On one of my recent trips to the farmers’ market, I bought some tiny clay cups and included one of those in Stephanie’s packages, some silver charms, and an inspirational card to carry in her wallet or purse. Should have taken pictures, huh?
My 2018 Mug Love Exchange Goodies
So, let’s get to the goodies. And girls, there were lots of them! Stephanie sent the nicest things. Beginning with a beautiful mug. I have one large mug a former student’s grandmother had brought me from their trip to Colorado. I use it every day for my morning cup of coffee. But now I have another nice big mug!
The colors couldn’t be more perfect! Love the fancy gold handle and the pretty little flowers. I know my morning cup of coffee is going to taste even better in this lovely cup.
Look what else Stephanie included in my box.
Trader Joe’s pumpkin bread and muffin mix. How I wish we had a Trader Joe’s. The closest one is in Albuquerque, 300 miles away. Waaaa!! This sounds like the perfect thing to mix up for breakfast this weekend.
Darling tea towels. For those of you who know me well, you know that ‘let’s stay home’ is my anthem! PC loves to run around all weekend and I am usually game for Saturday but on Sunday I plead ‘let’s stay home’. Going to keep this towel out year-round.
And the magnetic notepad for my frig will keep me from forgetting things I need at the grocery store. When I run out of something, I like to write it down to add to my shopping list. Especially vitamins. I can never remember which vitamins or supplements I am running low on. Love that it features pumpkins, too.
See what I mean about being spoiled rotten? Thank you, Stephanie, for all of my goodies. Tomorrow morning will be my new cup’s inaugural run. I will think of you as I sip pumpkin spice coffee during my morning quiet time.
In the picture above you can see my former favorite cup as it has been deposed from its place at my coffee maker. Included it in the photo because it has served me well and I wouldn’t want to hurt its feelings! But it always seemed a little weird to be drinking from a cup with a snow scene in July.
Hope you will stop by to meet Stephanie and to check out the goodies I sent her. If you are a blogger, you might be interested in joining Stephanie’s cookie recipe swap, 11.12.2018, or her holiday home tour link-up, 11.30.2018, or her holiday photo challenge, 11.26.2018. Check with Stephanie about signing up for these posts.
Do you have a favorite mug you reach for every morning? Do you wash your coffee mug? I once worked with someone…can’t remember who or where…who refused to wash their coffee cup. Recollecting that I scrubbed it for them thinking I was doing them a service and they were very unhappy saying I had washed out all the seasoning they had built up in their cup. Tonight I did a little research about that theory, like the good librarian I used to be, and came across this interesting article. Now this notion makes perfect sense to me.
Thank you, Stephanie, for hosting such a fun exchange and for all of my treats. Thank YOU for coming by to spend a few minutes with me. Would offer to rinse out my coffee cup but think I will let it season a bit. Have a restful weekend.
Hugs and kisses,