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Monday, June 8, 2009

Hometown Swap - All the way from Ohio

A month ago or so, I jumped on the bandwagon and signed myself up to participate in a hometown swap over at Shannon's blog, Welcome to the Nuthouse. The idea of the swap was to be paired up with someone from another part of the country and you would send that person goodies from your hometown. Pretty neat, huh?

I came home this afternoon and there was a big, white package on my porch from Heather (check out her blog, "This is the day..."). It was full of yummy, beautiful and sweet smelling goodies from her town of Lebanon, Ohio:

Heather sent me some yummy donuts made from a local farm...they didn't fare too well while in transit but - trust me - they are so damn good! I also got some homemade apple butter...YUM! I can't wait for breakfast tomorrow - guess what I'm putting on my toast?! The candle is coconut scented and is soy-based and it's heavenly. She also sent a little apple recipe book, a small plaque about family and the most beautiful handmade cards - Heather is a crafty gal!
Heather - you outdid yourself and I am just taken away by your card making talent. Thank you for making some ordinary gal from Virginia Beach happy on what has been a semi-crummy Monday! I will drown my sorrows in a ice, cold Coca-Cola and munch on the yummy donuts and wait for a sugar high to rescue me!
Shannon - thank you for putting together this was fun, yet challenging! I mean, I had a hard time coming up with things - I even forgot something - so my swap partner will receive TWO packages from me. Oops!

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Blogger Angela said...

How fun - I'm trying to think of what I would send...that's a hard swap!!!

Jun 8, 2009, 7:49:00 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Heather is my homegirl. I knew she'd deliver.

I'm glad you had fun with the swap! Thanks again for participating!

Jun 8, 2009, 7:50:00 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

As a gal from Michigan, I KNOW how good farm-made donuts are. YUM.

Jun 8, 2009, 7:50:00 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Great stuff. I am anticipating the arrival of my package. :)

Jun 8, 2009, 11:06:00 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

The donuts were a bonus, sorry they didn't travel well. I just couldn't make a trip to Iron's farm without buying some; I hope you could still eat the crumbs :(

Glad you liked the cards. Doesn't that candle smell great? So glad it made it so quickly; the mailman was threatening to eat the baked goods, and encouraged me to get insurance...

Jun 9, 2009, 2:57:00 AM  
Blogger Rachael said...

I LOVE apple butter. So yummy! And you can't lose with donuts!

Jun 9, 2009, 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger Mrs. McB said...

Great idea!!!!

Jun 10, 2009, 4:51:00 PM  

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