Monday, January 10

Bonjour, Paris!

A few months ago, I became blogger friends with a sweet lady named Cha over at Runaway Romantique.
After snooping around on her site, I found out that she lived in Paris (!!) and she was offering a mail swap.
you totally just said, "what the heck is a mail swap?" didn't you? well, its like a penpal..but this is like x1000 better. you know why? it comes with PRESENTS! *flails arms like crazy*

I finally received my package today...alll the way from France! It was Christmas all over again. Here's the goods:

handwritten
a handwritten letter


flyers
flyers from events in London

heartnote
loved her little messages! so cute!


zines

this is the part where i wished i could understand french! le fromage? huh? yeah yeah?
cdcover

cupcake cd cases? why yes!

songlist

can't wait to hear the songs!

bracelet
sweet bracelet

rings
stacking rings

letter
again, such cute notes/packaging

tea
pear&caramel tea, 3 small canvases..and.. i'm planning to rub that all over to see if its soap hahahah..smells good but just don't know what it is!

rosypackage


stationarybundle
i almost hyperventilated here.

postcards
(!!) vintage postcards/stationery! ah ah ah

younggirl
this one was my favorite

pinkandwhite
THE cutest glassine bags! I'm going to save these & frame them

caramels
THESE WERE INSIDE! Hi my name is Stephanie & I am a caramel-holic. seriously; i am obsessed with caramel. I. LOVE. IT.

yumcaramel
truly, truly magnificent. These were hard candies filled with chewy caramel in the center...but..i couldn't wait so i started chewing on them right when i popped them in my mouth! before I even finished opening all the gifts, i had eaten three :) *sigh...explains my 10 fillings.


& you know what else came in the mail? MY POCKETWATCH NECKLACE!
I ordered it online :)

Misty Sunset3


Misty Sunset copy

Misty Sunset

in closing, I hope that everyone had a wonderful 2011 celebration & as we move forward, remember the past for its lessons..but leave behind the mistakes! Its such a relief to know that God is the master of second chances. God bless & have a wonderful week!

prayer requests:
-our annual college camp for my church. this year, entitled "React" to be held on Jan. 14/15/16. planning, visitors, transportation, safety, God's favor..etc. etc.
-for me. my boyfriend told me last night, "steph..you really need to work on your people skills." i've been painfully unaware of how much of an introvert I am...sadly, i'd rather crawl into my room & play sudoku for hours than have a conversation with someone. hahah... this is what living alone does to you!

bon nuit,
-steph

6 comments:

Loris S. said...

This looks.. SO. FUN. I kind of wish I did a mail swap but then again not really because I wouldn't know what to give the other person. My goodness. But I love the French language & culture & just everything! If you need me to translate anything, I gotchu :)

A college camp? How exciting. Wish our church did that. Let me know how it goes :) & Steph, I'm always encouraged by your transparency. Very genuine. Love it.

steph said...

i know right! me either actually, but Cha & I had been corresponding through several emails to see what we were both into! Be warned however, it did cost me some major $$ to ship to France :( Next time, i'll hopefully do it with someone from America hehe. Just think, you can try different candies from all parts of the world! :)

& you guys should definitely think/pray about doing a college camp. it's always such a great way to kick-off the new year & leaves you in awe of how wonderful God is!...would you be interested in coming to ours? just let me know! it might be last minute but I can still squeeze you in! if not, mayb next year! it's always in January :)

Its strange you know, i'm so closed off in person, but I feel so free to be ME on my blogs. I guess its therapy and reminds me of my flaws & anything good is from the Lord :)

thanks for stopping by "LOR!" have a great week!

Loris S. said...

Oh man, I'd totally be down to go, but the youth group starts orientation month this Friday & I'm an advisor! We're hoping to start our discipleship sessions up soon so I'm really using this time to get to know the girls more. Plus, I wouldn't know how to come up with the funds to go! Eeeks. Definitely fill me in on next year's. :) What church do you go to?

& I agree with the whole bloggin' deal... I usually reflect on everything around these late hours & when no one's awake, my thoughts flow straight into my blog(s). Probably a bad habit. Definitely bad for my health, haha!

You're awesome. Keep loving Jesus!

the runaway romantique said...

Just sent you an email! I'm sooo glad you like everything :D What lovely photos too! I've taken pics of everything you sent and can't wait to make a post about it as well!

If you need help on the recipes let me know hehe ;) And yes, that perfumed cube is indeed soap! I just love the color and smell, hope you like it!

Was great doing a swap with you and looking forward to the next one! Have a lovely week <3

~Cha

Kymmie said...

I've just popped over from the runaway romantique. After seeing all the most gorgeous things you sent, I had to see what you received! You have a most gorgeous blog. I hope you don't mind if I follow. xx

little t said...

Found your blog after I read about your lovely swap on the runaway romantique!

I can't decide which package I would have preferred- but I loved your little handmade notes on everything.

Too cute x

t

 

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