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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday Swap

Remember how I like to join swaps? But instead of going for one every now and then, I like to sign up for a whole bunch at once? Well, the latest one arrived in the mail yesterday. And can I just tell you how nice it was to get a package in the mail, especially on a day when I had a terrible cold and the only productive thing I could manage was to not eat the entire bag of Oreos...

This one was hosted by Muffin Tin Mom, who every Monday, features kids' lunches served in muffin tins, with each compartment holding something different. Lots of the participants get creative and have items that start with the same letter or have a theme (like smallest to largest). Really great ideas! In this swap, we were supposed to exchange items for use in MTMonday, which could be muffin tins, liners, picks, recipes, or sandwich and cookie cutters. Also, we were encouraged to make/craft at least one item to send to our partner.

My partner was the lovely Stacy F. She has a private blog so I can't link you but trust me when I tell you she is a sweetheart. Before the swap, she asked me what the kids like so she could make it more fun for them. Well, Boo is very into bugs right now. Boy loves cars. And Baby loves just about anything I'll let her stick in her mouth.


Off to a good start...


Oh, the goodies! She sent me...
  • Two sandwich cutters (the green square and blue star)
  • Bamboo picks (which look very exotic and I'm sure will make eating peas a lot more fun)
  • BUG picks (Boo has already demanded that I stick these in everything she eats...they don't work so well in cereal)
  • ABC picks (Boy wants me to spell his name at every meal)
  • Colored plastic picks (I sent her some of those, too...great minds must think alike)
  • Race car cookie cutters (the Boy's head nearly exploded and he asked if he could take them to bed with him last night)
  • Adorable little glasses (the kids are already fighting over them: Boo wants pink, Boy wants blue, and Baby thinks they are all hers)
  • Fun star trim for accents
Thank you, Stacy F.! You did a great job. And thanks to Muffin Tin Mom for hosting the swap. Now go check out the concept of Muffin Tin Mondays and see some of the other swap stuffs.

8 comments:

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

if you have time and have any idea.. where your swap partner got the abc picks.. My son wants me to spell his name and I have no cookie cutters of the alpabet yet.. but picks would be fun... thanks for sharing.. if you find out please email me at
eatmywords40@yahoo.com

Kristie said...

Ooo...looks like a fun package!! :) We have that same square sandwich cutter and I love it!! It cuts just the crusts off...perfect! There really is nothing more fun than getting a package in the mail.

Christie said...

WOW! Love those ABC picks!! So cool! Awesome package!! :)

Vindiciti said...

Love the ABC picks! Very neat!

Jessica G. said...

The ABC picks look like Stacy F. made them using a set of magnetic letters glued to picks. The Boy really likes them!

Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom said...

get out of town, she MADE them? that is awesome. What a fun package!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Adorable goodies! Great stuff! :)

See Mom Smile said...

How totally awesome. Hope you feel better. Oreos should help.

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