The Great Mug Swap from HeatherlyLoves.com
When I was in sixth grade, the “thing to do” was to have a pen pal. Isn’t it great fun to get mail from someone you’ve never met and imagine what he or she is like--and dream about whether you'll ever meet him/her? With the advance of social networks, it is so easy to meet people through a wide variety of means. When HeatherlyLoves.com mentioned a mug swap, I was immediately in.
Our mission was to scope out our assigned recipient and find out what that person would like. I looked at the blog site of my mystery receiver as well as her Pinterest pins to find out a little bit about her. It is obvious that she is a great person, one that would be fun to be around.
I went shopping and looked at dozens of mugs. I didn’t see anything that seemed “right” at one store, so I went elsewhere. There, I found what I hope will make her smile. Since she seems to be a busy, on-the-go creative sort, I decided on a travel-type mug that can go places with her, even outdoors.
Here’s what I found:
I thought the flowers seemed appropriate, and it seemed a little “artsy,” like her. The butterflies remind me of those outdoors right now.
Something done in the South is to give a little something extra, or “lagniappe”. My lagniappe included some chocolate as well as little coffee and tea. Hope she likes it!