It feels so strange to hit publish on this post while I've got 4 different tabs open watching election results. But, the world needs more kindness and goodness and togetherness right now, and I believe care packages are examples of those things. As frivolous as that may seem.
The 5th Annual Great Pumpkin Swap was hosted by Kristin and Becky. I was super stoked to participate because Kristin assured me someone would be willing to ship to Australia. Y'all...that's no small feat. My swap buddy spent $50 USD to send her care package to me. That's generous and super, duper kind! I am a firm believer that the world needs more care packages. They always bring a smile to my face. Who was this wonderful swap buddy? It was Micah from Unabashedly Me.
When I emailed Micah to tell her some of my "likes" to help with swap ideas, this was my list:
American snacks made of fake cheese (cheez-its, cheese nips, cheddar goldfish, crunchy Cheetos, etc.)
kitsch, local flair - anything uniquely from Iowa
jolly ranchers hard candy
make-up (I seriously miss cheap make-up from Target or Wal-mart like the NYC brand; it is impossible to get $1.99 eyeliner here)
And, here's what she sent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:
Ricky approves of the 3rd pair of socks that Micah sent me. After all, it has lions, tigers, and tuxedo cats. Okay, well, maybe they are black panthers, but Ricky and I prefer to believe they are tuxedo cats.
Make-up! And, I hadn't even told her that I'm a sucker for eye palettes too.
Much love to Micah and the hosts!
Have you ever participated in a blog swap?