Monday, February 21, 2011

A Jewelry Swap

We all have that friend - the planner - who always finds the perfect reason to have people over or encourage next month's happy hour. You see an evite from her and know it's going to be good. And fun.

This is my friend Cathy. Two kids, a husband, the occasional triathlon, and a slew of volunteer projects can't keep her away from planning and organizing all sorts of wonderful events. God bless her.

So when I received the following email from Cathy, I knew I was in for something special. The subject line read "The Swap: Jewelry."  Instructions were as follows:

  • Go in your jewelry box and pick out a piece or set that you never wear (likely because it is just not your style) but that you know someone else might love
  • Dont wrap it. All items will be displayed during "cocktail hour"
  • After we all have had time to look the items over, I will put our favorites in little gift bags
  • Then it is time for a good old fashioned Yankee Swap. I expect some claws to come out!

The best part - all unclaimed items at the end of the night were donated to the Laurel House for victims of domestic violence.

Doing good while having fun?  That's my kind of party.


  1. OMG! I am so tickled but this! THANK YOU! and thank you for coming! always so great to see you and your beautiful self! :)

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