My secret santa rocks!

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The goods from Lindsay!

It’s the  second year in a row that the lovely Jill has coordinated about a billion bloggers in a gift exchange, which is no easy task. And speaking for myself, for the second year in a row, I’ve had a fabulous secret santa who just nailed the perfect set of gifts!

Yesterday, I received a a box full of goodies from Lindsay of Chasing the Kenyans. What did it contain? A Starbucks card, a bag of Reese’s peanut butter cups, a fantastic travel mug, and some coffee to go in it. And, the best of all–this super personalized little drawing! That one really touched me .

Look closely at it and you can see how she was thoughtful enough to include so many aspects of my life: The MissZippy letters represent the Maryland flag;

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Lindsay captured it all with this.

there’s a little Ohio state (where I grew up) in there; a coach’s whistle; some cute little veggies; a depiction of me driving my kids around in the mini-van, and a little computer with the WordPress symbol. How cool is that? Knocks my socks off cool–I am always impressed when people are this talented/creative.

So a big thanks to Lindsay for the gifts, and another thanks to Jill for all her hard work–it makes us all smile!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and everything in between my dear readers!

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  1. What a thoughtful gift – I love it! Happy holidays!
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  2. What a great personalized touch!!! She made a GREAT secret santa!
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  3. That is awesome. Lindsay has crazy talents. I’m trying to get her to draw a picture for Karen and I. Maybe I should actually offer to pay her.
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  4. Awesome gift – especially the card! Well done Lindsay.
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  5. I’m a idiot.. I should have signed up for this :/
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  6. i’m glad you like it! i had to stalk the blog a bit to get ideas of different things to draw. the veggie tales were representative of your healthy eating oh and i couldn’t forget a ‘cheerleader’! ;)

    merry christmas!
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  7. Cool gifts!
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  8. love it!! everything i have seen on the gift exchange has been great!
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  9. That’s a rad gift!! I just saw that my Secret Santa recipient is out of town… yikes!

  10. She sure did nail it! Such great thinking and creativity went into Lindsy’s choices …very cool stuff for a very cool chic!

  11. Bloggers rock!
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  12. That is so awesome!! I saw on her blog a week or so ago that she had made something for the blogger exchange, but of course she couldn’t show it. That’s so cool.

    Great assortment of goodies!
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  13. Super Secret Santa score! She did such a great job setting you up with the perfect stuff :) Happy Holidays!
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  14. That’s Awesome!
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  15. What a great gift when someone really listens/pays attention to all the things that are YOU :)
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  16. What a fantastic gift! Merry Christmas!
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  17. you scored a good one!! love the starbucks card. That will be used fast!
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  18. love the gift!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
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  19. Thank goodness she didn’t draw a boot – or two – on your feet! Cuz that’s a BIG thing of the PAST! Glad you liked it all. A Very Merry Christmas to you and your family, MZ! I hope our paths cross in 2012 and we get to hit the high country trails!
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  20. That is a great drawing. What a treasure.

  21. how awesome is that! Merry Christmas and send some of that Starbucks card my way…a tall, nonfat latte seems to be calling my name :)
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  22. What a sweet gift. Lindsey’s got skills.
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  23. Great gift and what a cool drawing! Not surprised though cuz Lindsay rocks! MerryChristmas MZ!
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  24. Merry Christmas to you and your beloved ones too.
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  25. That’s a great gift! She did a wonderful job! Merry Christmas to you!
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  26. A nice surprise and a very beautiful gift. Jill made a great thing.
    Happy Christmas to you and your family.
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