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!
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