Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas in July Link Up!


The day is finally here, my friends! It's time to link up your posts about what you received for your Christmas in July gift exchange that I hosted with Alyx and Celia.  Sounds fun, no?

I was paired up with Malou from Skip to Malou. I was SO pleased and impressed with what she sent me, each part of it was so thoughtful...thanks Malou! 


This is a little tea light candle that looks like a canal house. Malou is living in Amsterdam, so this offers a taste of where she lives. I loved the canal houses when I was in Amsterdam, so lets just say I'm obsessed. What's even better is that I plan to fill my future apartment (or home...the one we'll actually take the time to decorate properly) with travel related trinkets to give the space personality. I can't wait to display this on a shelf next to some of my favorite old books!


Malou took my love of travel into consideration for this gift! Here is a travel journal filled with check lists and planning pages, perfect for mapping out my future adventures. 


Included with the travel journal are maps where you can scratch off where you've been. How fun is that?


I was also really impressed with this Van Gogh birthday calendar. A Birthday calendar is a special calender meant only to record the birthdays of those important to you...perfect for remembering when you need to buy gifts! What Malou didn't know is that I actually LOVE Van Gogh, and visiting the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam was actually my favorite part of my trip to the Netherlands.

Thank you so much Malou, I really appreciate it and hope you liked my gift as well! 
Did you write a post about Christmas in July? Link up your post here! Be sure to link back to my blog so that others can find this and enjoy as well!

12 comments:

Jenna said...

Love all of her gifts! Those scratch off maps are seriously awesome :) And the tea light holder would go perfect in a travel inspired apartment!

xxx
Jenna

Malou Morgan said...

I'm so glad you like your gifts Daryl :) Merry Christmas in July! This link up was so much fun & I cant wait to see what everyone else got! As soon as I sort out my internet issues (who'd have thought this would happen in this day & age?!) I'll get my post up showing everyone your lovely gifts as well! :) xxx

Mri said...

Hey there!
I just wanted to tell you that I think you have the most wonderful blog and I love reading your posts.
I've nominated you for the Liebster Award :)

http://www.daydreamdoodle.com/2012/07/liebster-award.html

xxx Mri

Leanna Vera said...

I love the idea of the scratch off map...it's such a fun way to keep track of all the places you've traveled.

kimberly rae said...

so cute!! love the candle house and it totally reminds me of amsterdam! the travel journal is so cute too!!

Jane said...

Love the scratch off map - too fun!

Nikki said...

She sent you so much fun gifts! I love the travel log best, since I have one almost like it and love using it! ^^ I get to color every country I've visited :) x

Tiffanie A said...

I love the travel journal....what a great gift!

Alyx said...

Thank you for all of your help Daryl!

Laura said...

It looks like you got a great package! I love the tea light holder. How unique!

Morgan Neal said...

Saw where you commented on Kristen's post about the Tabasco chocolates you can pick them up at World Market or other specialty grocery stores! Hope you check them out, they really are delish!

Alex Butts said...

I would love that travel book - do you know where Malou got it by chance?

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