Connecting with others has always been one of the things I enjoy about blogging, and this year I participated in a blogger’s Christmas exchange that let me do just that.
Christmas in the Country is for rural and farm bloggers, and we were each encouraged to learn about our person as we put together their gift. It was fun to look through posts, photos, and social media clues about my draw and know that someone else was doing the same for me!
My gift traveled from Ohio, and I was grateful and impressed with everything inside. It came from Jess @ Cultivated with Love, thank you again!
I got a bag of Ohio roasted coffee which is great because in my household we go through a lot of coffee, and good stuff never lasts long. Even though I’m pregnant my doctor is okay with small amounts of caffeine, so I can keep enjoying a little cup on cold winter mornings.
The warm mittens are probably my favorite item because they are so cozy. Knitted on the outside and fleecy on the inside, these are awesome for snuggling my fingers into anytime. I won’t wear them in the barn because they’re too pretty, but I may use them for winter running when the weather is really cold.
The snowflake ziplock is full of several homemade soaps, and the lavender in them is so pleasant and soothing. I love the scent of lavender, and I’m not even sure how Jess knew! I really appreciated the thoughtful note she included with gifts too.
I also had fun picking out items for my recipent, Val @ Corn, Beans, Pigs, Kids. She is an Iowa mom and pig farmer, so one of the things I sent was a jar of our homegrown and homemade sauerkraut. 🙂 You can see everything I sent by visiting her post above.
Both of these ladies were fun to get to know through their blogs, and the exchange as a whole is wonderful for those of us in the country who sometimes get more isolated during the long winter months.
Thanks again to the Christmas in the Country organizers for helping us connect during this happy season.