A while back, Leigh at All You Need is Love, posted a call for Canadian bloggers to participate in the “Favourite Things Christmas Swap 2012.” The idea was that bloggers would be paired with one another and exchange a package filled with goodies designed to make the recipient smile. I thankfully was paired with Jo of Living Mint Green, one of my blogging besties!
I can’t remember when I first came across Jo’s blog but I quickly realized she lived not that far from my then home in the Kootenay Rockies. In that sense it really is too bad that we moved away shortly thereafter because I’m fairly convinced that had we stuck around, Jo and I would have become fast friends. As it is, I feel like we’ve gotten to know each other quite well through our blogs.
When I found out Jo’s package to me had arrived, I was positively giddy!!
It was super exciting to exchange presents with one of my blogging amigas.
So I sat down and opened up the package, all the while Daisy excitedly tried to sneak a peek at everything I pulled out.
The first thing to come out was a lovely package of cards featuring Court’s (Jo’s husband) mom’s artwork.
She is immensely talented and the cards were just beautiful.
The next treat was a box full of gourmet marshmallows – I tasted some tonight and they’re totally delicious, I can’t wait to have some in a mug of hot chocolate!
My husband was particularly excited about the next part of the present – a fragrant blend of coffee from Jo’s hometown.
And the next part of the present drove my Daisy insane!!! Seriously, I don’t remember the last time I saw her as excited! I hadn’t even unwrapped the delicate bird with bells around its head, before she was jumping up and down and spinning round and round. Then when it came out she practically lost it! It was quite hilarious to see! So the Husband and I admired the bird and temporarily stashed it on top of a book case, where Daisy couldn’t reach it. Then the funniest thing happened, all night long she stared up at the bird and begged for us to take it down! HA!
Jo’s present to me was totally heart warming. I felt like a little kid tearing open the wrapping paper at Christmas and I honestly love everything that she sent.
Thank-you ever so much Jo! And thank-you to Leigh for organizing too!!
Question: Have you ever participated in a blogger exchange? Whom with? I did one years ago with Jenn of Eating Bender, she was the one that introduced me to my favourite protein powder, and gifted me “Super Natural Cooking!” I love that book and still use it!!