Mugswap 2014 {surprises in the mail}

Last year, I stumbled upon a mug swapping phenomenon on IG, hosted by ACuppaKim. The idea is to buy a mug for a 'friend' and a mug will show up in your mailbox from another 'friend' chosen at random. Since I love to buy gifts, this was a fun exercise in giving to someone unknown. 

Mugswap 2014. SugarBeans.org

This gorgeous and thoughtful allotment was delivered on a not-so-happy day, and so it was an especially beloved surprise. Can't wait to use that vintage stationary to write my daughter in college! April, girl, you did good! 

Mugswap 2014. SugarBeans.org

The swap has been such a wonderful way to meet up with new people and share in some fun. This year there was a bonus: donations were accepted to help a couple with their adoption funds. Pretty cool. 

This was the package I put together for my Mug swap buddy: Jessica from Two Shades of Pink. So thrilled to see her name as my partner; I have followed her blog for a few years and have been blessed by her colorful projects and uplifting prose. Go on. Check out her beautiful space-- you will walk away encouraged and motivated to make all the beautiful crafts posted!

Mug swap 2014. SugarBeans.org

I added some of my most favorite things: white mug from Target, Trader Joe's chocolate (!!!) & tea, colorful straws, measuring spoons, handmade heart garland, washi tape and treat boxes. 

The Mug Swap is such a delightful way to connect with other people in different parts of the country- sharing favorite mugs, teas or small treats. If Kim is up for another year, I will be signing up; you should too:)