Mug Exchange Reveal + A Starbucks Giveaway

It’s reveal day!

Mug Love Exchange

About a month ago the ‘Mug Love Exchange’ was announced. When I found out I was matched up with Stephanie from Wife Mommy MeI was convinced I had won the partner lottery. I could write a whole blog post about Stephanie and what her friendship means to me. Or, I could sum it all up with a graphic.


I am abundantly thankful for the “octopus friends” that God has placed in my life.

Right about now you may be thinking “What in the world does any of this have to do with a mug exchange? I’m getting there, I promise. 


My package arrived on a Monday. It couldn’t have come on a better day. Mondays always mean I could use any extra cheer that comes my way. Monday and I don’t have the greatest relationship. I snapped a photo, ran into the house and ripped into my boxes like a kid on Christmas morning.

And then I saw it…


Part of me wanted to cry over the thoughtfulness, but I just started laughing. A little graphic that I had once text my “octopus friends” has never been forgotten. Exchanges of octopus emojis are frequent and then Stephanie took it to a whole new level with this gift. To some it may look like a somewhat unusual coffee mug. But to me it a symbol of friendship. How can I not look at this mug smile and thank God for the friendships He has given me?


She didn’t stop there either. Pumpkin spice goodies and some other things came too. Because she know’s I’m #basic-ally obsessed with pumpkin spice and all things fall. FYI I totally stole that hashtag from her note card. 

If you want to see what I sent to Stephanie, head on over to her space to check it out. Just be warned I wasn’t nearly as creative and thoughtful with my mug selection. You can also check out the other mug exchange posts in the links below.

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If you missed out on the mug exchange or want to try out your creative hand and make your own be sure to check out my DIY mug lettering tutorial.

Now how about a giveaway?! 
After all,  everyone loves a giveaway!
Especially if you they are to places like Starbucks and in the amount of $50!

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Good luck & happy Monday!

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  • Jessica

    That mug is so awesome and makes me laugh. I love that she picked it out for you and you explained it with a meme.

    • Glad it makes you laugh too. It would’ve been funnier if I hadn’t explained it :P.

  • What a thoughtful gift! I just love this blogging community so much. You ladies are all so awesome! Thank you guys for hosting. I had a blast!

    • Yes! I can’t imagine life without my blogging ladies. Y’all are THE best.

  • Amy Smith

    How thoughtful! Seriously, just so sweet & kind. Blogging is just such a happy thing to be a part of.

    • I know, right?! It is simply the best. Can’t imagine life without you guys.

  • Isn’t meeting friends via blogging great! What a cute and thoughtful mug! 🙂

    • It is THE best. Thank you, I think so too.

  • That mug is just perfect! Love it and this community!

    • Me too friend. Y’all just make life better.

  • Jen

    I love that octopus/ qoute pic. That is awesome and what we want out of a friend! I think your friend gets you for sure 🙂

    • She totally gets me and I love it. Couldn’t imagine life without her.

  • chall1018

    Oh my word! I couldn’t love this anymore. How perfect and awesome is that? Pure perfection!

  • That is so sweet! I love those little plates – I have them hanging on the wall in my kitchen! 🙂 What a fun giveaway, perfect for fall. <3

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

    • I have always wanted to hang up plates on the wall, someday!

  • OH my goodness, that is just the sweetest! I love it. I’ve never heard of that octopus thing, but might to use it too 🙂

    • You totally should because it is awesome. Feel free to steal that graphic too if you want.

  • Love your mug and your care package! XOXO My friend has an octopus obsession so I need to find that mug for her!

  • Lizzie Simantz

    Aw that mug is so perfect for you then!! How sweet!!

    • I think so too Lizzie. A bit funny and not exactly beautiful, but so special.

  • Whitney Jordan

    What a perfect mug!! So sweet 🙂

  • That is just too sweet. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Brilliant and so thoughtful. I love blog friends!

  • That’s an amazing mug!! What a great friendship <3

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    HAA!! I love the mug, and the meaning behind it!

  • Like an octopus on your face! LOL. That’s amazing. How lucky you are to have a friend like that! And how lucky to be paired with her for the mug exchange! She got you the perfect mug!

    • Isn’t that funny we were paired together? I guess she just paired people off of their signups and we happened to sign up right after one another. She swore to me that she didn’t rig it :P. Blogging friends are simply just the best.

  • Awwww I love the special meaning octopus hold for you and Stephanie!! All the happy feels over here 🙂

    • Thanks friend. Blogging friends are just the best.

  • What a sweet expression of friendship! Love your mug and what you wrote made me love octopus more!

    • Baha ha! I know , right?! They used to just be kind of creepy 😜.

  • Regine Karpel
  • Meghan Flinn

    Haha, that quote made me laugh out loud! And her mug is just perfect for such a great friend!

    • I have loved that quote since the moment I first saw it. I think we all have octopus friends that we are abundantly thankful for.

  • I love you JW Octopus 🙂