Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I got my package today in the mail from my summer swap partner Shelly. The Swap was hosted by The Simple Woman. This was so much fun and I got to know a great person through this. Hopefully we will continue to communicate after all is said and done. She should be receiving her package any day now!!

Here is what I got:
A bunch of quart size canning jars.....along with 3 blue ones (there is a ironic story that goes along with the blue jars....I've been eyeing a few colored canning jars at a local consignment shop and have been waiting until my kitchen was organized to purchase them.....I'm so excited I have the same ones now!) which I will use to display some bulk items we have that will look great in there. Canning lids to go along with my jars. How great is this??!! A knitted hot pad that looks like a slice of lemon....yellow and lemons are one of my favorite things!

Last but not least packs of tea....I may fill one of the jars and make iced tea and sit out on my deck in the cool of the morning with my quart of iced tea.....AHHHH now that says summer! Well any of you that know me well know that I wouldn't be out there in the morning....I'd wait till the sun goes down in the evening! THANK YOU SHELLY! Your package should be arriving any day. This has been so much fun I can not wait unit the next swap. Start going over to The Simple Woman and watch and wait for this.


Happy Mama said...

That is so cool!!! I really like the Simple woman's blog and I plan on trying to do the next swap..Thanks for sharing this neat Site!!

Mrs. V. said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. It really means alot to me to hear from my readers and that what I have to say means something to someone. You made what is turning out to be a day with some difficulties a bit brighter!~*~*~*~*
Blessings to you!

Marye said...

I love tha TZA Passion tea..I did a review on it on Kettle and cup..Makes a great hot or iced tea!

I tagged you for a meme on


Domestically Inclined said...

What a nice surprise for the summer! I didn't have time to commit to this swap but possibly the next one. It looks like such fun! It was a joy to come across your site. It is such a peaceful place! Must be the influence of Jesus!

BarbaraLee said...

30,000 chickens! You must have raised them for a company like Gold'n Plump. Places that raise them to sell in stores in big quanties.

I get pretty excited when I stay w/in my budget. It even works better when dh doesn't come with.

Sandra said...

That is a great package, how exciting :)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

What a great idea!

Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog the other day, glad to meet a new blogger! :)

Happy Friday!

Love Bears All Things said...

Some great choices for the summer swap. I have a few of the blue jars and I love them.
Mama Bear

Elizabeth said...

How fun! I love the lemon hot pad, too!