2017 Secret Santa!

I know, I know- I’m so late with this! Joke’s on all of you who called me “organized” on Amanda’s post. But I finally have a moment to breathe and tell you about the world’s most amazing present. From none other than Carey from Me Jump Pretty One Day!

I knew I was in for a treat when I got this teaser card:


Who can resist that face??? And the drool was a perfect touch- no joke, I have this hanging in my office and I’ve had people stop in the middle of sentences to ask what that is. I tend to start stuttering about how fun and silly horses are and try to get back on topic. They don’t get it. I love it.

A short while later, I opened up my package to reveal a personalized desk calendar!! The time and effort Carey put into this was so so so beyond thoughtful, and I love it so much. It’s even already come in handy flipping through the year as I’m wedding planning! Here’s the cover:


I quickly flipped through and ooh-ed and aah-ed over the pretty pictures of me and Francis.

And then I spotted something. And I turned back to the front. And I spotted those little letters: “Olivia and To Be Frank 2018. (and Cosmo)”


Ladies and gentlemen, as if this couldn’t get any better, we have Mo joining us in every. single. picture. Here’s January:


Hah! There he is!!! I cackle with glee every time I look at this!!!

Carey was kind enough to share the digital files she used, so here’s a selection of my favorites (though let’s be real, they’re all my favorites because this is AMAZING).

February: the subtlety! Can you spot him keeping an eye on us??
April: the attention to detail! The just-right-out-of-focus-ness!
May: there he is, watching our trial ride!!
August: like we just interrupted his grazing time!
December: classic Mo face photobombing!!!

I’m pretty sure this is the Secret Santa gift to beat all Secret Santa gifts. I’m still giggly about it every day, and I get to giggle about it all year! Thank you SO MUCH Carey for this wonderfully thoughtful and hilarious and amazing present!!!

And of course a huge big thank you to Tracy of The Printable Pony for hosting this every year- this was a huge highlight of my holiday season, and I already can’t wait until next year!!

I gotta go stare at this some more and chortle like a bubbling-over teapot. I’ll be back in a bit.


31 thoughts on “2017 Secret Santa!

  1. sarahczspots 01/10/2018 / 9:26 am

    I can’t stop laughing at the Cosmo face in every month. She did great! hahaha


  2. Liz 01/10/2018 / 10:08 am

    Carey wins πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


  3. Holly 01/10/2018 / 10:38 am

    OMG this is gold. Carey wins forever. I would just cackle all day.


  4. LoveLaughRide 01/10/2018 / 11:06 am

    I think Carey wins the Blogger Gift Exchange! That’s amazing


  5. L. Williams 01/10/2018 / 12:08 pm

    Carey showed this to me in December and I laughed out loud.


  6. carey 01/10/2018 / 1:32 pm

    Wow, I didn’t realize the card with drool made it to your desk, too! I’m so happy you are enjoying this!! It was super fun to make- you have so many great pics of Frankie to work with. Feb and Dec are my fav. Everything needs more Mo!


    • hellomylivia 01/10/2018 / 2:23 pm

      The Cosmo drool deserves a spot where I can see it every day! I seriously could not be enjoying this more. You rock, thank you so much!!


  7. Stacie Seidman 01/10/2018 / 5:05 pm

    Carey definitely wins secret santa this year! This is the most amazing thing I’ve seen yet. What a fantastic gift!


  8. Lauren Mauldin 01/11/2018 / 1:08 pm

    Omg that is probably my favorite calendar ever! How amazeballs.


  9. Rachel - For Want of a Horse 01/12/2018 / 9:27 am

    Omg that is adorable and Carey is WAY more talented than I am! I was proud of myself for updating my blog design and banner picture this week and then I get slapped in the face on how much more skilled others are. LOL


    • hellomylivia 01/12/2018 / 9:31 am

      Dude I can barely string two pictures together in Paint. I am a graphic design potato. The skill on this one is amaaaaazing!

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