Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fall Friend Swap 2013

I participated in my first blogger swap . . . whoa, that sounds kind of naughty, but really it was a delightful experience.  A few fabulous ladies hosted . . . Alicia from Brew Mama, Jodi from Love and Crayons and Britney from Lady Luck.

I was paired with the lovely Michelle from Did I Really Just Say That?  I knew we'd be fast friends when she called my fire jumping photo fierce.  Love that!  And speaking of fierce, Michelle rides a Harley!  I think that is so very cool!

She's been blogging on and off for 10 years so I haven't had the chance to read back too far, but I have caught up on her recent life!  We've become Instagram friends and have emailed back and forth to get to know each other better! 

Turns out we have lots in common . . . she loves her dog like a real baby, she's married to a great guy, she loves to cook and stalk food network stars, just to name a few!  My favorite new word she taught me is "hot dish" . . . also known as a casserole here in the south.  Ha!  She lives in the Halloween capital of the world . . . she better make my bed because I cannot resist seeing someplace as cool as Anoka, Minnesota . . . it's on my bucket list to visit all 50 states, and I haven't been to Minnesota yet!  Look out sista . . .

She put together a great little gift box for me . . . I really don't think there's anything much more exciting than receiving a goodie box via the postal service!

I opened it slowly to savor the anticipation . . .
And she nailed it!  It was full of the best goodies and a most lovely note!
I knew she liked to crochet from her blog, and I was hoping for a handmade goodie . . . I got the coolest pot holders . . . and a soap a friend of hers made . . . it smells heavenly.  I love my Keuring coffee so I got a new mug and two new flavors to try . . . both were delicious!  I have a lip balm addiction so she added to the crazy with a Burt's Bees one . . . those are awesome!  I have already sported the cozy new socks and lit up the new pumpkin candle . . . smells so good!  I thought it was super thoughtful of her to put some Halloween pencils for my kids in there and of course, the kids took over the beads!
It was a great experience to meet someone new and send and receive a special package . . . I know Michelle and I will remain blog friends and with any luck, might just meet in person one day!
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  1. Awe... what a great package.. I'm so happy you ladies got to meet through our naughty blogger swap!!

  2. I am so thrilled to read this and know you had a great first experience with a swap!!! YAY!
    what a great package you received as well!