One of my favorite things to do since I became a blogger was participate in blogger swaps. I love meeting other bloggers in different “blogger circles,” buying gifts as well as receiving gifts…
This particular swap was different from any other swap I have participated in. It was a Christmas–In–July swap…we had Secret Santa partners and we had to buy gifts for them. The gift had to be all local items…items that relate to your hometown or made in your hometown.
My Secret Santa was Devon from Midwestern Moms who is from Missouri and they are known for their Pecan Trees.
These are a few of the gifts that I received. The dark chocolate pecans and blueberry pecan preserves are DELISH! Honestly I have only had pecans in Pecan Pie or Raw Pecans…never had Chocolate Covered Pecans (what rock have I been under) these were so good! And the Blueberry Pecan Preserves is DELICIOSO!!! I’ve been trying to get my mom to make me some homemade biscuits (she makes the best biscuits) so I can use my preserves….
The Lotion Bar smells devine!! It was hard to get a picture because my package came on the HOTTEST day of the year and my Lotion Bar and Chocolates melted a little bit.
In the left corner is a wooden clipboard with a burlap bow! We are in the process of finding a place to stay so I am packing this up so I can put it out when we move. There was a card on the board the says “You heavens above; rain down righteousness. Let righteousness grow with it; I, the Lord have created it.” Isaiah 45:8 I plan to make the paper a little bit bigger and keep a bible verse or encouraging words for my family.
And my last gift was Goat’s Milk Lotion in Sparkling Snowflake from the Mohr Family Farm. My husband said he had heard of Goat’s Milk Lotion, from spending lots of time down South when he was younger…I on the other hand had never heard of it. But I love the way it feels and smells!!! I took a picture of the write up with it just in case you are just as intrigued about it as I was!!
Thank You Devon for my Secret Santa Gifts!!
Please stop by iNeed a Playdate to check out the other exchanges!!