There was lots of swappy goodness yesterday. The goods from my first two swaps both arrived and I received my swap partner for the Sweet Goodness Swap. How exciting! And when you see what I got, I think you will agree that I got paired with the absolute best swapping partners! It was nice to come home to these treats after being at the dentist and finding out that I had four cavities - yikes!! After my first baby I had two cavities, so if I have another will it be six or eight? I'm going to try not to think about it!
So, first off the OHC Apron Swap. Stacey really outdid herself with this fab hostess apron! I love, love, love the paper doll print (she says it is called "kids at play 2" - I've never seen it before, but I love it) and the design of the apron (she came up with it herself). I especially love the buttons that hold the embroidered tea towel. What a great idea - I have never seen this before. And the music note embroidery is very fitting for me - I play piano and organ. I taught piano lessons for about two years, between my first and second baby. Also included in the package was a bag of dried peppermint from Stacey's garden and some great cookbooks - a thrifted potluck cookbook from the fifties and a Virginia cookbook. Can't wait to try some of the recipes! Thanks Stacey!
And next, the Favorite Things swap. This one isn't even due until next week (I'm hoping to get mine in the mail on Friday), so it was a great surprise to get this yesterday! Natasha sent some luxurious Ahava mineral hand cream, a set of Forever Stamps, and fleur de lis magnet (she is from Louisiana) all in a cute little polka dot bag. The wrapping was all so cute too - personalized stickers and bags tied pink grosgrain green polka dotted ribbon. The hand cream is divine! Smells great and instant relief for my dry hands (potty training is not going so well so I still have two in diapers which means lots of washing). The magnet will be a great addition to our collection - we collect magnets from places we have been. And who doesn't need stamps? Especially me who has lots of thank you notes to write for all of this great stuff! Thanks Natasha!