I'm SO excited to share some goodies with y'all today that I received this week from my new blogging friend, Shannon, over at Call Me Shannon. Some of our favorite bloggers, Casey, Nicole, Lauren, Alycia, and Ashlee, decided to host an online blogging Valentine's Party where everyone who signed up would be partnered with another blogger and would send each other gifts.
And, c'mon, who doesn't love a good gift?
Take a peek at what Shannon sent my way:
First, I have to say I adore the little stationary pack because, well, writing is what I do. And handwritten notes are my favorite! And how about that fantastic chocolate mustache (which I've been waiting to eat all week)? Best of all, I think it's pretty cool that both Shannon and I sent each other mustache-related gifts. Either great minds think alike or we've been watching a little too much Downton Abbey...
Anyway, Shannon and I have been emailing each other for the past couple of weeks and we decided to do a fun little questionnaire so you guys- our lovely readers- can get to know us a bit better, too! You can also take a peek at my answers here.
What is the best book you've read in the past year and why? (I'm always on the lookout for any good books!)
I love to read! I really liked Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Be warned, it's a little dark but crazy smart. I also loved How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, if you're into comedy and girl power. Last year I spent most of the year reading George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones). It's very nerdy and a huge commitment (5 books so far, each close to 1000 pages), but it's very well written and captivating.
Did you make any New Year's resolutions? How are they going, so far?
I always make resolutions! You can read all of them here. So far, I'm making progress with reading, writing and leaving the country. I totally need to work on simplifying and making more phone calls. I love the practice of goal setting because it helps me clarify what I really want and take a deeper look at how I spend my time.
What is one place you'd like to travel to in your life?
India and Australia are at the top of my list right now. I've also never been to Europe and there's so much to see and do there. I'm saving my pennies to make all of that happen!
Thanks for the gifts, Shannon! And happy Valentine's to you all!