Happy Thursday, my friends.

The link-up for this post (with the beautifully talented Mattie & Olya) is scheduled for tomorrow, but by now we’re all aware that I switched my posting-days to only include Tuesday and Thursday. (Jury’s still out on how I’m liking that… )


To begin, I sent a package to Miss Maryrose in New York. (It shipped out a little late, but it should’ve arrive by last Friday. Plenty of time but my apologies, nonetheless!)

In return, last week I was greeted at the door by two packages- one in the shape of a book (😄!!!) and one from Uncommon Goods. Once I ripped gently cut them open I discovered that my gift-er was Ashley from Bits & Pieces of Me.


Ashley sent me Yes Please by Amy Poehler as well as this little note:

I love that this book was on your wish list, because it’s been on mine as well! I hope you enjoy it! -Ashley


She also sent me a beer + food pairing dish towel (from Uncommon Goods) that’s been on my wish list for quite a while. The colors (which are a little skewed from my filtered picture below) look great with our kitchen!


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Thank you so much, Ashley!! And thanks to Mattie & Olya for hosting ❤︎


32 thoughts on “The Galentine’s Blogger Exchange

  1. I loved Yes Please and can’t wait to hear more about what you think of it! I’ve never done a blog swap but they look so fun. Getting mail is the best.

    What do you think about the Tuesday/Thursday posting schedule? My goal is Tuesday and Friday but I’ve been struggling just to get two posts out per week.


    1. Olya and Mattie host a really fun swap 🙂 You should sign up next time! I’ll let you know when they announce another one and you can decide 🙂
      I really enjoyed Mindy Kaling and Tina Fey’s books so I’m hoping Amy’s is equally enjoyable!
      I’m ok with Tues/Thurs, but sometimes I miss out on Friday favorites and other specific weekday link-ups. The twice a week thing helps me not burn out, though 🙂


  2. Oh fun! I did the xmas one, and my gift never came. I think I’m cursed with swaps… 😦 But I am doing a snail mail exchange with Steph and Kelly! That’s been going well so far! 🙂 I’m glad that you are having good luck though! 🙂 I love Amy Poehler. – though I admit most of my love for her stems from recently watching all of Parks and Rec for the first time and heartily identifying with the Leslie Knope character. 😛 XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things


    1. Oh noooo!! Honestly, I keep ending up sending to non-bloggers in the swap! (I’m not sure how since Mattie and Olya only open it up to bloggers, lol.) I love that you snail mail with Steph and Kelly!! That’s an adorably fun idea!
      I’ve only seen a few episodes of Parks & Rec, but I always laugh uncontrollably. I need to binge the whole season 🙂


  3. Yessss I love Amy! And really, it’s the perfect Galentine’s gift because she’s (as Leslie Knope) the inventor of Galentine’s, right?! So cool that she also got you something you’ve been wanting (and that it matches your kitchen).


  4. That is an awesome gift! I have not read Yes, Please yet. I think the hard copy would be great to read since it’s got so many pics and things inside. I keep picking it up but haven’t bought it, yet.


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