First of all, thank you so so so much to all of you who participated in the gift swap! It was a raging success - more so than Laurie and I could have ever imagined! Personally, I'm looking forward to doing it again next year and I hope some of you are as well! If anyone has any suggestions on how to make it better or run smoother please let us know - the more ideas the merrier!
And now, for the gift I received! I got the sweetest package in the mail from one Miss Darleen over at The Farmer's Daughter . Darleen is in Oregon and sent me some local treats and managed to do it all while being very pregnant!
So... a little bit of a backstory - Darleen was planning on also sending me a bottle of her favorite local wine along with my chocolate, candies, and cow-pig - but unfortunately the shipping was outrageous so that plan didn't work out :( Guess I'll just have to figure out a way to get up to see her and drink my wine!
As soon as I took these pictures, I tried out that raspberry candy - so delicious and tasted exactly like fresh berries - and those sea salt caramel chocolates. Let me tell you, I've tried a lot of chocolate in my life, and I'm not exaggerating one bit when I tell you that this was the most delicious chocolate I've ever ate in my whole life! I'm going to have to limit myself and may be begging Darleen to send me a steady supply, because now that I know about it my life will not be complete without it!
Darleen also sent me the sweetest note and pig card - and her adorable son included a personal note as well! Made my day to see his little scribbles - I'm so glad you included his note Darleen!
My package was sent over to Kalya Jo at Creek Side Ranch - hop over to her Facebook page to check out what she received here.
Now comes the fun part! If you participated in the gift exchange, use the app below to add your blog to the linkup so everyone can check out what everyone else received - and who got who! If you have any issues adding your blog, send me an email and I'll try to help you out. After you add your blog - check out the others and leave some comments on the other blogs! Be sure to check back for a few days as more are added to see everyone's great gifts!
And if you're curious as to who all participated in the swap - here's a complete list for you. Be sure to follow some new blogs and make some new friends!
Link up your gift exchange post below!