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!