Now that I showed you what I sent, its time to show you what I received!! I am going to preface this by saying that I really really needed this amazing pick-me-up and Rachel knew exactly how to spoil me. I feel pampered beyond belief. :) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Rachel!
Here is the package with everything wrapped up. She took SUCH careful time to wrap everything so beautifully, and had notes and tags for each item on every package!!! She put a LOT of thought and time into this swap, no doubt about that!!
Jessica sent along a little something for me as well!! There is a Team Jacob pin (SO awesome!) and an Edward keychain (he will be with me always!!), and Bella's Lullaby on CD!!! She totally surprised me. Such a sweetheart to send me a few gifts along in this package! THANK YOU JESSICA!!!!!! :-* I LOVE IT ALL!
Inside of a home-sewn felt pouch (that will be reused often to hold photos when I go to crops), Rachel gave me some AMAZING Jacob bath goodies that smell like "Woods and Earth" (actually it smells a bit like HEAVEN - YUMMMMM). These are from Essence of Twilight. If you're interested in getting some for yourself, you can find them at www.essenceoftwilight.com This scent is "Jacob". Nom-nom-nom. :)
She sent me an AWESOME homemade bookmark that I will be using when I re-read the series again VERY soon. I'm not sure how much reading I'll get done staring at that handsome face! (also my favorite quote from Twilight!)
Ah the music. NOT ONLY did she send me the Twilight CD (*squeeeeeeeeeeeee!*)......
But she ALSO sent me the ENTIRE collection of Twilight Playlists from Stephenie Mayer's website that she has coordinated with the books!!! I am listening to it right NOW, and can't get enough!!! This will be in my CD player for a LONG time! Check out this awesome custom case as well!!
I was seriously like:
(^^ Actual picture of me on the phone opening presents from Rachel!!)
She found the PRETTIEST apple to include with the package... SO very Twilight!! It's sitting on my desk right now and will find a very special place with my Twilight Collectables that I want to display!
She also found a Cullen Crest pin for me!! I am so in LOVE with it! Its subtle, but anyone who is a fan will know just what it is. Fangirls unite!
This next item I couldn't even get a good picture of because I was so excited I wasn't taking the time to focus the camera right. My bad!!!
She made me a woolen felt pouch embroidered with the phrase "greetings from LA PUSH", bound with twine and a tag that says, "Wish you were here! Love, Jacob".
On the inside.... SHELLS from La Push beach!!
And as if that wasn't enough, I got my VERY OWN JACOB!
She didn't stop there.... ooooooooooh no! Rachel went ALL out for this amazing swap! She made me the COOLEST Twilight jewelry... just a few "Rachel Originals" :)
This one is on my neck right now!
She made these two necklaces out of dominos that she altered. They look SO professional. I am just in AWE of what she's done!!! I can't wait to wear them out and show off a bit!
She sent along a few more (okay 18) little baubles! She made all of this awesome flare just for me! There are even a few in there with pictures of me & rachel!! I can't wait to decorate my bulletin board with them!
She knows me so well. :) She decided to pamper my home-making side a bit too and made me an apron as well! (I'm sorry for the bad picture of this, but I took all my pictures as I opened everything in the car LOL!!) I am SO going to be wearing this while I'm cooking Christmas dinner. Hubby has said that he will oblige the "nibbling." ;)
And... so I don't have to choose EITHER Edward or Jacob.... I get to have them both!
To make sure to keep all of my dates with all of the vampires and werewolves I know, she made me this INCREDIBLE planner! (Can we say "WOW"?)
As if that weren't enough, she sent along a journal for me to write all of my thoughts in (and dreams about Jacob... er Edward... er.. Kevin... someone)
Here's a framed picture of our "fish faces" all Vamped out and in an AWESOME frame. :) That's sitting right next to my apple on the desk right now!
She made me a REALLY cool tee shirt that says "DAZZLED" (which I will be wearing tomorrow while we're out shopping!)
And custom painted a tote bag with Edward and Bella!! I took this out today in lieu of my purse, and LOVED every minute of it. This is my favorite bag, EVER.
Last, but DEFINITELY not least, she sent me an AMAZING scrapbook. I mean WOW. I get to keep all of my Twilight memorabilia (photos from the book release, movie ticket stubs, etc) in there... I will have to do a separate post to showcase the whole thing because it is BREATHTAKING.
When all was said and done you couldn't see the floor of my van....
But I was happier than I've been in a LONG time. :) Thank you for absolutely making my day... week... Christmas, Rachel!!!! :)