I recently participated in my first “Tea Cup Exchange” with Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose. I have known Stephanie for a long time, she was one of the first followers on my blog: “Evangelize to Me.” I never really understood how an exchange worked, but I was always curious. When she offered this opportunity, I decided to try it.
After submitting my name and address, Stephanie paired me with Kitty at Kitty’s Kozy Kitchen. I sent her a little package with a cup and some goodies too. Kitty has a blog that includes arts, crafts and recipes. She sent me an email with a photo of the things I sent her, and a written thank you note too. What a lovely person! I am so happy to have met her.
Then a package came to my door! Anne from Stuff and Nonsense sent me some lovely things, and I am so happy to share that with you today.
Anne sent me a beautiful and colorful cup and saucer. Where I live, it’s still cold, and I have been drinking tea almost every night. This cup will cheer up those chilly evenings. The jam is amazing, and maybe you can’t see the name of it, it’s called “Four Fruits Preserves.” My husband has been eyeing it every since it came! And she sent a ceramic spoon to use with it too.
I love the journal. What blog-writer isn’t reaching for paper to write down ideas, or work out a thought? This journal will be my companion at teatime. And if I don’t have any ideas to work on, I have this little pack of amazing prints of the Biltmore Estate. This Estate is located in North Carolina, and is owned and operated by the family of George Vanderbilt. The photos are so beautiful. They are the perfect thing to view while I sip my tea.
Anne’s blog is a mash-up of lots of things. She writes book reviews, interviews authors, posts photos and poetry, highlights crafts and participates in Random 5 Friday. I hope you’ll visit her!
She really hung in there with me. The first time she sent my package, it was returned to her…wrong address! Thank you again Anne for clearing up the problem and resending the box. I love it all.
Maybe you’d like to participate in an exchange some day. It’s a fun way to meet new bloggers, and get something in the mail that’s not a bill. And you don’t have to be a blogger to participate!
Amy, from God’s Grace Overflows has asked for our prayers. She lives in rural Colorado, where they are suffering through a significant drought. The topsoil is so dry that it’s blowing away in the wind. The dirt also blows into homes, causing all kinds of clean-up challenges.
Would you keep Amy, her family and neighbors in your prayers? And please pray for rain to fall in her region. I know she will appreciate all your efforts. Thank you so much.
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