Local Product Swap REVEAL!

It's finally time to get together and reveal all of our Local Product Swap goodies! Over the past few weeks, everyone who signed up to participate has been getting to know their partners, shopping for local goods, and mailing out packages. The swap process is always such a fun thing, and it's even more fun when the time to reveal comes around.

Now, let me introduce you to my swap partner and new friend, Dawn. She blogs over at Life in the Sack and I absolutely love her! She is down to earth, ridiculously sweet, and easy to talk to. I enjoyed swapping emails with her and talking about life. She is going back to school and I think that is just amazing! I loved hearing about her goals...she has such a sincere heart.

Dawn is from Wisconsin, which made us perfect swap partners because I'm from Florida and the differences in our states are drastic. I was getting panicky just reading her emails about negative degree weather...I can't even imagine! I sent her some virtual warmth though, so hopefully they are seeing some higher temperatures up there. I will admit though...I'm a tad jealous of the snow that she gets to see. I wouldn't mind living in the snow for a day or two, just to give it a go!

Wisconsin is a state that I really didn't have much knowledge about, and Dawn did a great job of sending me bits and pieces of it in her package. Local products are so intriguing, and the diversity of them from state to state is mind blowing!

Dawn must have known I'm a foodie, because I opened up a box full of yumminess! Underneath the plastic I pulled out a giant hunk of cheese, two packs of meat sticks, a dip mix, and some chocolate cows. I felt like I was opening a Thanksgiving feast. She also included a sweet note and a list of everything she sent me, complete with URL's for me to read up on the products. I thought that was such a cool touch!

I'm not going to lie...as soon as I took these pictures, I ripped open those meat sticks pretty quickly. The pepper cheese ones were to die for. They put Slim Jims to shame three million times over.

I can't wait to try the dip mix. Dawn recommended eating it with pretzel sticks, which sounds like it's right up my alley. And the cheese? Who wouldn't want a giant wedge of cheese? Enough said.

My favorite thing though? The chocolate cows. Really...how adorable are they? And, Dawn said in her letter that the man who creates these confections is actually blind. People never cease to amaze me with their talents and passions. I thought that was such a cool fact! I had a difficult time getting a clear picture of the little cows...but hopefully you can still see how precious they are.

Dawn, thank you so much for everything! I love my little taste of Wisconsin, and I will enjoy every last bit of it!

Now, it's your turn to share your swap goodies! Grab a button, add your link, and show us how you were able to experience a part of a new state through good old fashioned snail mail. I can't wait to check out everyone else's experience!

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Kelli @She Crab Soup said...

OMG all that stuff looks so good, just gimme all the cheese!!!

Come back I really miss you!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Oh my goodness those little cows are too cute!!! :D And the cheese... *drool*

Elizabeth at Southern Finesse said...

That all looks and sounds so good! I love that she included a url to read up on all the products.

Kelly @ [Big Apple, Little Bites] said...

That is so cute that she included URLs to explain the products she sent you. What a sweetheart. And yes, Wisconsin and Florida are very different. Great swap!

DawnMarie said...

Miranda glad you loved it. Those meatsticks are the bomb. Joel from the chocolate store does an amazing job with his chocolates too.

And yes ladies...that cheese (brick) is flippin' glorious.

Awesome, Fun swap all around!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

in my opinion, anything with chocolate in it is a win!!

Vodka and Soda

Pleas(e) and Carrots said...

OMG those cows are adorable, I want them! :-)

Bekah @ re•solve said...

omg the cheese.....I had an exchange student friend from Wisconsin one semester and when her mom brought cheese....it's crazy to realize how superior Wisconsin cheese is!

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