Wednesday, December 15, 2010

JOY swap - show and tell

This was the first time I had taken part in one of Monica and Carrie's Sister Shoebox Swaps and it was sooo fun! My 'sister' was Peggy and it was wonderful getting to know her. She's a mom of boys, too, and we had so much in common!
I had so much fun putting a box together for her, but it was even more fun to get a box in the mail. It came on the day of Levi's birthday party so I wound up saving it to open as a little reward for myself after the craziness.
I loved absolutely everything! Homemade vanilla maple marshmallows, drinking chocolate, beautiful ornaments, tons of crafts supplies! Even whole nutmeg! I especially love the precious little notebook with both lined and graph paper. It's so handy to keep in my purse while I Christmas shopping. There was even a little tea wallet with 4 new-to-me kinds of tea - perfect for a relaxing cup...when I can tear myself away from the chocolate!
Thank you bunches, Peggy, for starting my season off on such a sweet note!


Carrie said...

I am seriously impressed by the homemade marshmellows!

Hopping over from Carrie's to see your swap. What a fun way to treat yourself after a party!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Katie said...

What a lovely box of goodies! Merry Christmas!

Ellie said...

Homemade marshmallows were on my lsit to make this year, but I didn't get quite co ordinated in time. Your box is wonderful, and a nice way to treat yourself after your busy day!
Merry Christmas!

Peggy said...

Dear Shannon,
It was great getting to know you and I can't wait to continue the friendship! Your box was absolutely delightful! I was so excited with the tea and the notebook as I needed both! I absolutely could NOT find the Constant Comment Decaf around here!! Thank you so very much!!!

*carrie* said...

Just saw Peggy's post--did you both send each other a tea wallet?! How sweet!

Thanks for joining the swap.

A Dusty Frame said...

Homemade marshmallows? :)

I enjoyed swapping too!

Shannon M said...

We did both send a tea wallet - we were perfectly matched! And the homemade marshmallows were unbelievably good! I'm hoping Peggy will share the recipe!

Peggy said...

Oh my goodness gracious sakes alive... how long has it been? I am so sorry I haven't been on here for any length of time! How are you my friend? I will send you the marshmallow recipe but it might take me a day or two. Now I'm off to make more granola! HOpe you are having a wonderful day!