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I'm so glad you are here. I'm Elizabeth and this is the blog. This is the space I tend to. The place I share my heart and our stories. I pack these pages full of tips, stories, adventures, travels, outfits, and recipes. It's a little bit of everything and a whole lot of me. My hope is that these words & photos would encourage & inspire you. That being here will brighten things at least a little bit. Please stick around & explore. There is something here for everyone! Click through the categories below for more! 

the great Christmas exchange

FAVORITE MOMENTS:
– snow!!!
– my favorite clothing options with LOTS OF LAYERS!
– shopping with my two sister-in-laws and my littlest niece. she is a little fashionista!
– moving into my new office at work 
– making apple cider donuts with sweet friends
WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:
CURRENTLY CRUSHING ON:
The Great Christmas Exchange! the Colorado snow furies and chunky sweaters, socks, and scarves have me craving the holidays. i may have sneaked one or two Christmas jam sessions in already this year. i have teamed up with the sweet Samantha of Elah Tree to bring you one exciting big game of secret Santa because we know how fun it is to give & receive! 
 The Great Christmas Exchange
we’ve been dreaming up this little project for a while now, working together behind the scenes to hammer out the details and put together something that everyone will enjoy and get to participate in.
WHAT ::
The Great Christmas Exchange is an opportunity to meet new bloggers, readers, and friends; get to know them and give a gift! This is doubly exciting – you get to give a gift & receive a gift. gotta love the holidays! 
WHO ::
Everyone! This is not a closed exchange! Anyone can participate. Bloggers, readers, your mom, your sister, you name it, you’re in! This exchange is also open internationally. Participants will be matched within their own country.

WHEN ::
11/18: Make sure to sign up by November 18th! The exchange will close on that day.
11/25: We will email your assignment/partner to you on November 25th. If you have not received your assignment by 11/26 email me.
12/16: You have three weeks to shop and get you package in the mail. Make sure to ship by December 16th.
1/7: Enjoy your Christmas Break! Samantha and I will have a link up ready on January 7th for you sweet bloggers to link up your exchange!
HOW (much) ::
Let’s keep the gifts around $20. If you are feeling overly generous than go for it, but please don’t expect anyone to go over $20. 
Sign up Below!

I hope you are just as excited as we are! Please let us know if we have any questions. And Don’t forget to grab a button and tell all your friends! 

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  • Megan McIlvaine

    OMG. WHAT. yes yes yes. i've already signed up for this christmas goodness. i'm so excited!!! the best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear. 🙂

  • yeah! So exciting 🙂 spread the word!!

  • agodfashionedlife

    I just signed up! Super excited you're hosting this!

    http://agodfashionedlife.com

  • Stephanie Nericcio

    I just signed up, this looks like so much fun!

  • Vicky Reddish

    Love this idea and can't wait to participate!

    http://www.lovelyhealthywhole.com

  • Lauren Kruse

    So excited to join in, love this! xo LKC of http://www.corwellfam.com

  • YEAH! I am so glad you signed up! I think this will be great Christmas fun!!

  • I am glad too. so glad.

  • yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss. first blog swap!! you should do it! it is a magical gift exchange!

  • i know. Christmas is so fun and so is meeting new people and buying gifts for strangers!

  • Vicky! so glad to have you on board!

  • wahooo!

  • girl! we have all totally been there 🙂 I'll be praying for your job!

  • Leiah

    sooo excited!!!!!!!!!!! Love you BET!

  • So so so glad that we are doing! So exciting!

  • Amazinggggg!

  • Leiah! I am over the moon that you are joining in!

  • EEEEEP!

  • Lacey! Welcome to Oak + Oats! you stumbled upon just the right day! I am so glad you could join in with us on this and i look forward to getting to know you!

    XOXO

  • I know. I am ready for Christmas ness now!

  • Megs H

    Hi, I have signed up but I am all the way from Sunny South Africa 🙂 I hope I can take part in this Christmas exchange!!! Holding thumbs!!! Much love xxxx

  • Oh girl! For sure! We will figure out a way!!! There are some other internationals signed up already! Make sure to pass it on so that others in your area can sign up!!

  • love love love this! nothing better than fun mail & Christmas!

  • girl. i so agree 🙂

  • Megs H

    YIPPEEEE…..You have made my day 🙂 Will let all my friends know too!!!! xxxx

  • Teresa

    I'm kicking myself for not knowing about this earlier!!! I would have loved to join you gals in this!!! Maybe next year :0(
    Btw so glad I ran into your blog… I love it!!!

  • Teresa!! Welcome to Oak + Oats!
    i am bummed you missed out but the good news is that we will do this again next year 🙂