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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Colors, Colors Everywhere

Hey, the packages are arriving! All the True Colors goodies are ready to share.

Since I had an uneven number of participants, I got two partners. Both are unique individuals, too, so it was pretty cool.

First to arrive was Odie's package. A fellow book nerd, Odie from The Simple Life lives on the opposite side of the country. And he's a dude. See? Proof that guys read my blog. But I think he might be the only one, besides my dad. Among the many things we had in common was our favorite color: blue.

Now, I think this is Odie's first swap so this is a pretty awesome first package. See those three books along the back there? Those are "Mr. Monster" by Dan Wells, "Changes" by Jim Butcher, and "Vanished" by Kat Richardson. They're also my top three picks for books I most desperately want to read. Cool beans! And who cares if they're not entirely blue? I certainly don't! The dolphin figure was immediately claimed by Boo. In fact, I had to get it out of her bed in order to take the picture. Thanks, Odie! Love it!

My second partner was Lynne from The Giggle Fest. Lynne isn't from the other end of this country; she's from Scotland. I was nearly giddy when I signed for this package. In fact, I made sure the kids were in bed before I opened it.

I got a thistle apron, drunken recipe dishtowel (I've never heard of "Clootie Dumplings" but it's pretty funny), lip balm, earrings (kooky, but I really like them), sassy girl (the quote says "If only men could read our minds, we wouldn't have to shout" - so true!), a lovely little painting of a nearby town, and a box of something called "tablet." Now, Lynne said that the tablet was for the kids but they were in bed so I tried some. Yummy! Has the consistency of fudge but tastes like caramel. Don't get all upset - I saved some for the littles.

Thank you, Odie and Lynne! You are both great partners and I've loved getting to know you better through your blogs!

Now it's your turn...post the link to your post about your True Colors Swap packages!

And if you didn't get in on this swap, no worries. You can still get something wonderful in the mail if you win my Savanna Hill Giveaway!


Stacy said...

Great stuff...I am a little scared seeing all those books, I feel like my package was pretty dingy...I kept things on the smaller scale due to international shipping costs...but I hope she still likes them! Can't wait for our postal service to be back to work (they are on strike) so I can receive my package!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Thanks for hosting the swap!:) Lori

Odie Langley said...

I got my first colors swap package today from Jessica and she really packed the box. In there was 2 tall popcorn containers with a number of microwavable popcorn, a book light, first aid kit, Stride chewing gum, chocolate bar, desk calculator, great ink pens and a gift certificate to Amazon to purchase more books for my Kendle. It's been a good day folks.
Thank you so very much Jessica, I love it.
Odie :-)

Desiree said...

This has been so much fun...even from a long distance observer's perspective. I came over from Odie after having seen what you wrapped up in his package and it's been so great to see what he sent for you. I'd say you succeeded in making each other's day happy and exciting!
Well done!

Jessica G. said...

Ummm...I think Blogger ate my second picture of Lynne's package. Sorry!

Bouncin' Barb said...

I stopped in to say hi from Odie's blog. He's a sweetheart and so is his wife. That was some package you sent him. Very nice. And I see yours was just as nice. I'm glad. I'm not real big into giveaways. But I love a good blog.

Beth said...

Boys blog????!

Sounds like a great haul, and congrats...and thanks for hosting! :D

Queenie Jeannie said...

Looks like everyone is getting some great packages!!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

I finally got my post up about my swap. Thanks for doing all this!
Yay Jessica!

lyndylou said...

This was so much fun :)

Janna said...

Thanks again Jessica...I had SO much fun! Can't wait for the next one :)

Missy said...

Sorry, I am late posting!
Thank you so much for hosting such a fun swap!!!
Wonderfully done!!!

Stacy said...

I received my package and linked up my blog about it!!

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