22 June 2015

The Package From 3,000 Miles Away


Today I have something extremely exciting to share with you all! The amazing and sweet Adelaide from Down by the Willows hosted a giveaway, and somehow, I was drawn as the winner! On June 8th, after two weeks worth of waiting and agonizing, the giveaway package had arrived in the mail!

I was literally in shock. I couldn't find the package opener, so I had to wait until my mom got home from work. My brother and I stared sat at the dinner table across from each other, with the package sitting in the middle.



Our initial reactions to the box were completely different. I was squealing like a fangirl. Snail mail has always been something that I've never received before but adored. Who doesn't love receiving handwritten mail? My brother, on the other hand, kept asking my brother why it was sent to me in the first place and who Addy was.


When I opened it, I was welcomed with a ton of green and red paper confetti spilling from the box.


The first thing that I drew out was a small package of six plain pencils, and as you can see, engraved near the eraser tip are traits, starting with "be." "Be kind" and "Be smart" are the first two that come to my head as I think of them.


Next, I took out a huge pack of Twizzlers, which is amazing! There's been this huge childhood idea that I am still willing to try, inspired by a movie called Bandslam: I want to try to drink Coke from a can using Twizzlers as straws! I haven't tested the idea out since the I've only gotten the fun sized Halloween versions, but you never know what will happen until you try, right?

 If you can't read it, it says, "This one was breakable. I hope it survived. ♥ Addy"



This cute heart container inside the Ziplock baggie contained Essie nail polish! I'm not the type to wear make up, but I will definitely be wearing this when I embark on the first day of school in the fall, let me tell you that.

Some confetti got into the container.

I've been loving EOS products lately (aren't they adorable?) and so when I drew out this hand lotion, I was squealing, "Score!"


Within all of the package's goodie context, I did not notice a note until much later.

The final thing that I was really looking forward to was a handwritten poem, and can I just say that Adelaide's penmanship is the best? Look how beautiful it is, darlings. My handwriting doesn't match up with the elegance and quality of her's.




That's it for Adelaide's giveaway package haul! Perhaps, once I've grown a bit older and save up some money, I might host my own giveaway!

46 comments:

  1. This was so exciting to read, because I read Down by the Willows! Two awesome bloggers combined, sort of. :') The gifts were very thoughtful, and Adelaide has flawless handwriting, which I'm envious of (hehe). I'm happy for you!

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    1. Isn't Addy's handwriting super flawless (but come on, Addy all together is amazing)? Ugh, I just love it so much. <3

      xoxo Morning

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  2. Wow! That's so cool. I too love snail mail. Maybe I should host a giveaway someday... I think it would be super fun, but, you know. I'm like you, poor and broke. :/
    Great post!

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    1. I really hope you could host a giveaway! If you do, Hannah, I would so try to enter ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  3. YAY. *squeals a lot*

    I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and I'm so glad you got it, and I'm so glad I got to read this post. ♥

    xoxo

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    1. YAY YAY YAY <---- I'm just too happy. I can't thank you enough for the package! XD

      xoxo Morning

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  4. *screams forever*

    I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. Agh you lucky girl you. <3 I am so glad you won the giveaway, Morning. *grins* It is perfect.

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    1. UGH CALLY JUST THANK YOUS. <3

      xoxo Morning

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  5. Agh! I love Addy's blog, this is so awesome:)
    xoxo
    Grace Anne
    http://totallygraced.blogspot.com

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    1. Addy's blog is just perfect. It's like she entered the blogosphere without fumbling, which was exactly what I did. :)

      xoxo Morning

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  6. Oh, everything is so cute! Thank you for sharing ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Everything in the package is, yes, adorable! I just love it so much! <3

      xoxo Morning

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  7. Oh my gawsh, Adelaide, this is the sweetest THING! I might just snatch this idea (: <3

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    1. Chloe, if you do a giveaway I will try to enter! ;)

      xoxo Morning

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  8. Awesome! Congrats on winning the giveaway!!! I also tagged you:) http://reasonstosmile4jesus.blogspot.com/2015/06/3-tags.html

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    1. Thank you, Clara! :) I checked out your post when I was on vacation, so ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  9. THIS IS SOO CUTE <3 Congrats, Morning :)

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    1. Yes yes yes! Some days I just want to hug the box. ^.^ Because it's cuteness is just indescribable.

      xoxo Morning

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  10. What an amazing idea and way to spread happiness :)

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  11. Everything is sooo cute! Congrats on winning :)

    -Madi

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    1. I know, right? Thank you, Madeline (and so happy you're back in the blogging world)!

      xoxo Morning

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  12. This was so cute, and only a blogger with friends she'll never meet can understand how cool this is. It must have been so special to receive that from I guess someone who you could call a penpal.

    Next, I took out a huge pack of Twizzlers, which is amazing! There's been this huge childhood idea that "I am still willing to try, inspired by a movie called Bandslam: I want to try to drink Coke from a can using Twizzlers as straws! I haven't tested the idea out since the I've only gotten the fun sized Halloween versions, but you never know what will happen until you try, right?"

    My mouth sort of dropped at this one. Tomorrow I'm looking for Twizzlers and a coke can.

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    1. Actually, I never mentioned this in the post (if I remember correctly) but it took two weeks to convince my mom to give an address because she wanted to make sure Addy is a real person--and I didn't doubt for one bit that she wasn't. How did the Twizzler Idea go? I still can't find a can of Coke to try it on... Mainly because my family isn't big on soda. :/

      xoxo Morning

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  13. This is soooo cool. I'm so glad you posted this Morning! I think more of us should do this in the blogging world! :)

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    1. Isn't it so cool? Yeah, I wish a lot more of us bloggers would do giveaways-- it would totally strengthen our blogging community more!

      xoxo Morning

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  14. It is fun to get your giveaway pacakge in the mail.

    teengirlreviews.blogspot.com

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    1. It sure is! I waited so long for the package... Only to realize that Addy didn't have time to send it then and I had to wait several more days. The wait was worth it!

      xoxo Morning

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  15. That is awesome! I loved reading this post, it was awesome!!

    That poem was such a nice touch, I loved it!

    ~Noor

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    1. The poem is so sweet! I can't go on through the day without reading it...

      xoxo Morning

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  16. All of the items are so nice and thoughtful? Is the EOS lotion good? I know that the lip balm is, but I haven't tried the lotion yet.

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    1. Hi, BNS! The lotion, like the lip balm, is great! EOS products in general do have a reputation for such great quality products; I haven't been let down yet!

      xoxo Morning

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  17. ADDY'S HANDWRITING IS PERFECTION.
    Oh my word. I love this post so much; it makes me so happy. Congrats on winning the giveaway, dear! <3

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT? HER HANDWRITING IS THE DEFINTION OF PERFECTION. Thank you so much, Elisabeth!

      xoxo Morning

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  18. adorable; the poem looks so thoughtful!

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    1. Aww, thank you, Jenny! The poem is definitely a nice and unique touch. ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  19. Wow! That is a really awesome package you got! That nail polish is so pretty! I actually have that eos lotion. I love their lotion, especially the fresh flowers one. ;)
    ~Katie@ sparklyambitions.blogspot.com

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    1. I wish my nails were longer than it is now, because school starts tomorrow and I honestly haven't had much time to prep myself in the beautifying way, but not that I need to. Their lotion smells nice :)

      xoxo Morning

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  20. All of that is so lovely. It makes me want to do a giveaway myself. Maybe when I reach 200 followers...
    I want all that stuff ;)
    x

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    1. Tell me if you do a giveaway, Tane, because if you do I would enter! Yes. That has to be a thing, you hosting a giveaway.

      xoxo Morning

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  21. I am so excited, on your behalf!

    I love opening parcels, and the concept of a giveaway sounds amazing!

    I do agree that Adelaide's handwriting is beautiful, especially in comparison to my scruffy scribbles, which I consider to be 'writing'.

    EOS products really are adorable!

    A great post; and your photography is especially fantastic.

    Kate x
    www.theteenaspect.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Snail mail is fantastic! I rarely get any, but when I do, it's such a joy and I jump around screaming excitedly for twenty minutes. EOS products and Addy's handwriting, when I received them, were, and still are, my favorite things. Thank you so much, Kate! A fact about the photography for this post-- it was super windy on the day I took the photos, and it took me about fifteen shots in order to take satisfying photos for just one thing in the package!

      xoxo Morning

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  22. you are so lucky, love the pencils. So cute. - http://jessicaralson269.blogspot.com.au/

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