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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sharing my swap!

I've had a box waiting patiently for me at the post office for a couple of days now. With my new work schedule, I am not home the hours that the post office is open, and my teenager has been somewhat forgetful of running an errand for me. I harassed him enough there was no way he could forget to go today, and I'm glad he went!

My delivery was the Local Flavor Swap, that I participated in through Chaotic Swap Goddess. You just never know what you're going to get when you join a swap. I am happy to say I am thrilled with the items Catie sent me representing her state of Washington! Let me show you a picture of everything together-


This was such a fun collection of things to sort through. And I have to admit, there is one item not shown in this picture-the box of Halletts Chocolates wasn't very happy about waiting at the post office for a couple of days. It is currently sitting in the fridge, trying to regain a recognizeable shape, so I can enjoy it tomorrow. Do you see the box hiding at the back of this group-the smoked salmon, how awesome is that! When my grandmother lived in Washington, she used to send salmon back to Indiana, I haven't had this in years. I wanted to dig in right away, but I think I'll wait until the weekend.

There was an interesting collection of postcards included-

Catie made notes on the postcards, the significance of the pictures, her memories. I loved reading every one of her notes.

There were also books about the state, as well as maps. My 22 year old son decided the wolves in the book were so cute, he should get one. I told him ok, he can have as many as he wants, after he moves to his own house!




And something I have never even heard of-Huckleberry honey? My hubby absolutely loves honey, so this will not go to waste, I can't wait to see what it tastes like!




This was such a fun swap not only to receive, but I enjoyed gathering the items to send to someone else. I was so excited about getting everything sent out, I forgot to take a single picture of the things I sent. And what a coincidence, Catie emailed me, saying she forgot to take any pictures of what she sent, so could I share pictures of the items with her.  Seems we were matched up as appropriate partners!  I think I'm going to keep an eye on the Chaotic Goddess, see what other creative swaps she comes up with! Make sure you check out her website for the Local Flavor Swap reveals, it'll be a fun way to get a new perspective on a few cities!

Thanks for stopping by

8 comments:

  1. You got some delicious things! I look forward to the next swap!

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    1. We've been so busy with wedding activities the past weekend, I haven't had a chance to enjoy anything (except chocolate) yet. We're looking forward to taste testing this week!

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  2. Really, really neat! Let us know how good the honey is.

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    1. This was such a different swap, it was a lot of fun. I've already joined in the next one they are hosting. Hoping I'll get to taste the honey this week, I've never even heard of it, so I'm looking forward to it.

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  3. Yay! Huckleberry honey rocks (in my humble opinion), and the salmon is brilliant, Plus- maps! Great idea! Catie's side of the state is quite different than mine, so I'm tickled to see what things she picked. Thanks for joining us for this one! :D

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    1. These were such fun swap items to receive, I think we all learned a little about the state. Thanks for hosting the swap!

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  4. Very nice gifts! Hope you are enjoying the swap. I sure am ;)

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    1. Lisa-I have enjoyed looking at what everyone else received, as well as having my own. I would love to do this swap with another partner some time!

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