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I am so excited to be a part of a Secret Santa Gift Exchange with 18   amazing bloggers!  This great gift exchange is hosted by Sara of  
Shabby Grace Blog . She did an incredible job behind the scenes coordinating everything! Thank you Sara!  

The rules were to spend a maximum of $25 on a gift, plus a $5 thrift store item that can be updated. We will all blog about that in a    
post in January so stay tuned! I love to see how creative minds can        take a thrift store item & turn it into something beautiful! 

This was so fun because we completed a questionnaire with some insight into stores that we like or things we collect.  Then we  received a completed questionnaire for the blogger we were to buy for & the shopping began! 

Once we received our gift our Secret Santa was revealed in the package. I am so happy to reveal that my Secret Santa is Crystal            from Penny Love Projects I was like a little kid opening my           presents! My son was laughing at me because I was oohing & aahing over each item! As you can tell from my house tour I love owls & deer. Here are my goodies:



How adorable is the owl ornament? I put it front & center on the tree & he fits in perfectly with my winter wonderland theme! I found a perfect home for the wooden deer & towels in my guest bathroom. Thank you so much Crystal! I love everything! Homegoods is one of my favorite stores & that’s where these gifts are from. We are keeping the thrift item a secret until the reveal in January. Hope you will come back to check it out!   
Now,  we were to pick three favorite posts from our Santa. 
This  was very tough, but here are my top 3! 
I love to see before & after transformations & the beautiful job Crystal did on her stairs in her home is stunning! Here is the link: 
Crystal shares some great furniture updates & I just loved this repurposed sewing desk. The color is gorgeous! 
For my third pick I just love a good kitchen cabinet update & Crystal’s does not disappoint! Check out the before & after here: 

Thank you so much Crystal! I hope you like your gifts as much as I love mine! Please check out all the wonderful links below to see  what the other Secret Santas received! 

Secret Santa

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Creatively Homespun

Tuesday 5th of January 2016

How sweet is that owl?! What a great gift! I loved this hop... and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for the Thrift Flip! xo!

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