2013 Valentines Blogging Party

7 Feb

Link UpThis winter I signed up for a link-up swap party for bloggers. I did one for Christmas Ornaments and loved getting to know another Shannon in the process. Seasonally, this one is a valentines day care package edition hosted by CaseyNicoleLaurenAlycia, and Ashlee.

And you know I love a good party.

My partner is Wendi over at A Bundle of Contradictions. You can visit her blog to check out what came for her in the mail (from me).

Here’s what I came home to this week…


A moustache coaster, a LOVE jewelry dish and a magnet that says “Check thyself before you wreck thyself.” Pretty sweet! I cracked up as I unwrapped them. They’re really fun and local Atlanta products. Thanks Wendi!!

We decided to exchange questions so you could get to know Wendi better. Look for my answers on her blog! Here are Wendi’s answers to my questions.

What is your favorite holiday and why?

My favorite holiday- hands down, no question- is Christmas. I have so many personal and family traditions- from watching It’s a Wonderful Life on NBC to celebrating our annual Cookie Day with my grandmother- and it’s all I can do not to watch Elf on repeat the whole month of December. Everything about the Christmas season is pure pleasure for me. All the commercialism doesn’t bother me either because people are naturally more joyful and more at peace during that time. But, most importantly, I love Christmas because I love my Savior. And I think about how He humbled Himself to become like us, to share in our struggles, and give His life for our freedom. There’s so much beauty in the messy way He came into this world. And Christmas is a time when I can truly savor what He’s done for me.

Any hot plans this Valentines?

Haha! No “hot” plans, per se, but we do have a fun event coming up at our church. Yes, at church! We attend one of Andy Stanley’s Northpoint Ministry campuses and it’s like home to us. Every year, they host a married couple’s event for Valentine’s Day with a speaker and food and music, and this year will be our first time going. Apparently, the speaker is somewhat of a brilliant comedian, and we like to laugh together. In my opinion, laughter is sexy…so there’s definitely a chance our Valentine’s Day will turn out to be a “hot” one ;).


Good choice Wendi!

Who is your celebrity crush? 

Oh, good question! And a hard one, too. But I would have to say Gerard Butler takes the cake. He’s rugged and funny and Scottish. I mean, hello! Does it get any better than that accent?

Be sure to check out her blog too! Read about her adventures in faith, style and marriage.

Are you mailing anything this Valentines? Hot plans? Anyone want to come over and watch Magic Mike?

5 Responses to “2013 Valentines Blogging Party”

  1. Jenn February 7, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    What cute gifts! I love that jewelry dish!
    With Luck

    • smwhitney February 7, 2013 at 10:09 am #

      I’m excited to have a place for all of my earrings!
      p.s. I’m looking forward to following your blog Jenn.

  2. sybilk February 7, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    What cute and unique gifts! This was a fun swap!!

  3. sweetpeamoments February 7, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    Yay, so glad we all got to participate in this fun swap!!! A great way to meet new and wonderful bloggers like you!!! I love that little dish. I saw one similar to it the other day and thought it was so cute =) Happy Valentines!

    ~Maggie (Sweet Peas and Lucky Honey)

  4. Shannon @ Polish and Sugar February 9, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    Oh what a fun swap! That jewelry dish is perfect 🙂

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