Passing It On

A few weeks back I was contacted by the lovely Kelly at Eclectically Vintage, asking me if I wanted to participate in a new project she was working on with a few fellow bloggers.

So, I am going to be totally honest here, I am not good at these type of things, and frankly, the reality is, maybe I haven’t been very good at being a very “social” blogger.

It is not because I don’t want to, or because I don’t think there are so many people who I want to be blog friends with.

It just seem I have been unable to bridge that gap.

Part of it, I realize, is that as I have gotten older, I am a little slower to let people in, a little more wary (not that you are anything to be wary of – just habits form), and as a Mom and wife, I don’t always make the time.

This is something I very much want to change.

So, when Kelly asked me to be part of the

Eclectically VintageI pushed past my feelings of reluctance and said yes!

This was going to be my chance to really interact with other bloggers and I am so glad that I said yes.

But the hard part – now I had to put myself out there and find two other people to say “YES”.

Talk about feeling like being lined up to picked in gym and pretty sure you weren’t going to be picked.

Well, luckily I did (more on that in a moment).

So, here is how the project works, you are sent two gifts, one for yourself and one to pass on to a friend, then you you send two gifts to each of two other bloggers.  They in turn, keep one, pass one to a friend, find two more bloggers….you get the picture!

It is really about bloggers interacting!

So, the other day I opened a lovely package in the mail from Kelly and here is what I found…

eclectically vintage gift

I could have taken my own photos, but really, Kelly’s were so lovely, why fix it if it ain’t broke?!

She made homemade bath salts in a vintage canning jar and then included a lovely stamped vintage spoon with the word “relax” for scooping out the bath salts.

eclectically vintage gift2

I am feeling like a very lucky lady.

My next bath will be extra relaxing!

Thank you Kelly!

(as a side note, Kelly is now selling stamped vintage silverware)

So, I actually have been working on my gifts on and off for a few weeks, and my dining room has taken the hit!

I keep going back, making changes, trying to decide what is just right.

I really wanted my gift to have a personal side to them for my recipients and I certainly hope they like them.

I finally finished today, just have to write a note to go with them, and then I will be sending packages out to:

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants


Becky at Farmgirl Paints

I look forward to telling you more about why I chose these ladies and how excited I was that they chose to participate.

How about you, are you really not interacting as much as you would like, go ahead, participate – anyone can join!

As always, thanks so much for reading!

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15 thoughts on “Passing It On”


  1. Laura – what a fabulous post! I, like you, am slow to let people in. I found many new friends through blogging and it’s nice to come out of our comfort zone to create new relationships! So glad you are one!

    Now, pour yourself a glass of wine and get into a nice hot bath and relax!

  2. Laura, I’m part of the “inaugural” crew too and up to my ears in dropcloth and batting!

    Such a lovely post and so wonderful that you’re keep in the program moving forward … and moving outside your comfort zone and reaching out to more bloggers!



  3. Laura! I can’t even tell you how much I can relate to your post. I feel like it took me forever to get out there and comment, and email, etc…it’s just made it all so “close” where I had thought the blog was going to be more of a “thing out there”. But the personal connections have truly made this blogging journey enjoyable in a whole new way.

    I am so happy that you are Passing It On…I can’t even tell you how thrilled I am to see people in the blog world like the idea and keep it going. It warms my heart and I’m looking forward to see what you made for your lucky bloggers. 🙂
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  4. Laura,
    When Kelly told me you were participating, I was so happy. Your blog is incredibly inspirational and one of the first blogs I ever followed when I started my blog. I love your honesty and your incredible authenticity.

    Thanks for passing it on!

  5. Hi there Kelly! Your post is wonderful and i am so happy that your are passing on the kindness! Thanks for joining us all and sending a little sunshine out to a friend! : ) sending you tons of hugs as you continue to grow and enjoy — your honesty and heart is so genuine and this is truly a wonderful thing…

  6. Laura…I am also involved in the Pass It On Project…I just posted mine yesterday…I am so happy that you are involved…you are a very kind soul and such an inspiration to us all…This is such a wonderful thing that these wonderful bloggers have done…

  7. Hey miss Laura,
    I got my precious package from you in the mail today. It blessed my heart so much. I can see how much thought you put into my gifts…such attention to detail. It amazes me how well you know me. It’s humbling actually. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’m taking a little blogging break…when I get back I’ll write something on the pass it on project. Have a great night friend:)