Friday, November 2, 2012

Fall swap!

I need to thank the powers that be, first and foremost for allowing me to make it as far as Friday this week.  It was a stressful week at our house... but we made it, and I'm gazing lovingly at a 3 day weekend now, so I would say that all in all, it was worth it.

A little while back, I decided to participate in a fall swap.  What I loved about this particular swap was that they asked all of us to identify our favorite aspect of fall, and then they paired everyone up based on their answers.  My favorite?  Food.

I  was lucky enough to be paired up with Carrie, the Frugal Foodie Mama!  We were encouraged to email back and forth, and get to know each other better.  Honestly, getting to know new bloggers is half of the fun of swapping for me!  Some of my favorite people in all of the bloggy world I met through one swap or another!  After a little bit of emailing, we sent our boxes off.  I am so thrilled to show you the goodies I got!

She sent me the cutest fall themed package ever, including cute little glittery leaves (totally for decoration, but I loooooove them), pumpkin gingerbread white chocolate biscotti, Carmel Apple Cake flavored coffee, homemade apple butter, fall-themed tissues, and a sweet little cookbook from a local area group!

Can we just talk about that coffee for a minute?   It's like heaven, guys.  So, so, so good.  I think it sat for 2 days in the house before I couldn't stand it and had to dig in.  I'm also excited for the apple butter... I usually only have my mom's, which is a 3rd generation recipe, but it's different than most.  I'm thrilled to try something a little different!

I can't tell you how awesome Carrie and her blog are... you need to experience them for yourself!  She posts some incredible recipes, including her apple butter recipe, and slow cooker apple butter pork chops!  My food pinterest boards get excited whenever I go visit her blog these days... because those boards get full.  Go visit her and fall in love too ;).

Thanks again to Carrie, for being an awesome swap partner.  It was so fun getting to know you, and getting to swap some really fun stuff!


  1. I'd like to think you totally meant me as being one of your fave bloggers you met thru a swap. Hah. Enjoy your weekend!!

  2. yummm all that stuff sounds incredibly good!

  3. This looks like it was a fun (and delicious) swap!! You'll have to let me know how that apple butter is!

  4. Awwwww.... I am so, so glad that you loved everything! It was a lot of fun putting together your fall foodie swap package. :)

  5. Yum! Sounds like such a great swap! I always intend in participating in swaps and then when ones come around, I'm usually too broke :( which is so sad. It's just shipping overseas is SO expensive from Australia.

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