I don’t remember the last time I participated in a gift exchange that wasn’t a holiday function within my family. I was a bit hesitant to join, but I’m so glad I did! I had so much fun buying my items to send out to Leslie at Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After – I even got it sent out early! After that, I just had to wait until my gift came in the mail.
One day, my husband sent me a text saying it must be “packages for Alison” day. Oops. Don’t you hate when things you order all come on the same day? And of course it is a day when you are not home. All together, I had three packages, with one mysterious one from Canada. Because Canada is obviously quite mysterious, eh? The lovely Shaunacey from Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy sent me some pretty awesome Canuck things. (PS – every single time I try to type Shaunacey’s name, I do it wrong. I have to go back and check and then do some good ole’ hunt and peck typing to get it right!)
She obviously knows the best way to my heart is through clothes and food, because that is what she sent! First, lets talk about this top. It is from RW+Co, a store I keep hearing about from the Canadians in the group. The fit ended up being perfect! I obviously had to put together an outfit with it right away. I decided to go with a festival-inspired – with the patchwork like print top, shorts, and booties.
As for the rest of the box -FOOD. I love food. First up – a bag of Horton’s coffee. While I’m not a coffee drinker, I will be passing this along to other members of my family that I’m sure will be ecstatic. Then there are those chips. When I first opened up the box, my first thought was, “ketchup chips, what?” I gave them a try, and they are … different. Not bad, but not something I would normally eat. Ketchup chips might be an acquired taste that I have yet to acquire. 🙂 I shared a few at work and one lady had the great idea of putting them on a burger – now that I could get behind! And the last bit of deliciousness – chocolate. You can never go wrong with chocolate.
Thank you again Shaunacey for sharing a little bit of Canadian goodness with this Minnesota girl. Hopefully one of these days I’ll finally be able to make a trip and visit my “neighbors” up north, eh?
Be sure to visit all of my other blogger friends to see what they got in the gift exchange!
Shoes to Shiraz | Two Teens and their Mama | A Lovely Little Wardrobe |
R Squared | Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy