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:

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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:

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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)”

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:

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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).

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

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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

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

    Carey wins ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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

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

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

    I think Carey wins the Blogger Gift Exchange! Thatโ€™s amazing

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

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

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  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!

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    • 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!!

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  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!

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    • hellomylivia 01/11/2018 / 8:39 am

      SUCH a fun gift!!! Still chuckling every day ๐Ÿ˜€

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

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

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  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

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    • 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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