For me this has been a while in the making because I mailed out my swap goodies so quickly & in turn received my box quickly as well. I am very happy to finally get to share this all with you today! So, let's get to it!
|I received the MOST FANTASTICALLY personalized bucket of goodies!|
She saw that I like mugs that speak to my spirit & chose this one featuring Ecclesiastes 3:1. It features a tree for each season. The handle is awesome because you can get all your fingers in it! She also found one of my favorite seasonal teas; Harney & Sons Pumpkin Spice (herbal). If you don't already know it, you can also find this tea in a bright orange tin at Trader Joe's. It is EXACTLY the same tea (repackaged for TJs) & slightly more affordable if you are lucky enough to have a TJs near you!
This tea just evokes feelings of Autumn for me, and since we So Cal girls don't get much Autumn in true season, we make due "pretending". BTW, 2 sachets make a whole pot, so it's very economical.
Here is a closeup of three other items in the cute Autumn tin. A selection of my favorite color writing sticks from Crayola. I have never seen anything like this before, and I literally squealed with delight! Next, some charming tea themed note cards - be still my heart. And 3rd, some orchard peach artisan tea from a local dealer in her area. I have yet to slow down long enough to brew this, but I CAN tell you it smells heavenly. The business card is so unique, as it is made out of wood.
Lovely Lady Stephanie instructed us to each send a thank you note to our shippers. I had every intention of doing so, but then I spotted a gorgeous mug with feminine curves featuring an E & just had to send that along to Erika. I included a couple of bags of the pumpkin spice tea in case she had not gotten any for herself, and some cranberry biscuit tea cookies.
Here is the box I shipped out. Can you tell I had fun decorating it? It was all I could do to not spoil the surprise and say, Hey, expect a box on your front porch!
Here is Erika's Instagram picture (printed with her permission), featuring her thank you mug!
We have become Instagram friends and I am enjoying getting to know her better thanks to this swap!!
The person I was assigned to ship to is Lynn over at Quaker Hill Farm blog. Because I had THREE different swaps I was participating in, I mailed my boxes post-haste which was super fun to take to the post office! Who doesn't love sending Happy Mail?
Here is what I put in Lynn's box. I decided to decorate the inside flaps of the lid with printed pictures of happiness. Thinking outside the box, I sent her a giant soup mug with lid, and I included some soup as well.
Here is a quick little craft I came up with to dress up the candle I sent to her (Febreze candle, seasonal duct tape, fabric circle, rubber band). Try it! ;)
Lynn didn't just send me a simple thank you... oh, no! She sent me a fun video!! I hope it works so you can see it, but if not, here is a link to her blog post featuring her own post about all of this :)
Quaker Hill Farm Mug Exchange
Quaker Hill Farm Mug Exchange
This sure has been fun! Be sure to follow Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose where I am linking up today. Her next swap is slated for the spring. She is such a treasure and an inspiration.
Thanks for joining me today!
Blessings and a cup of tea,