Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Local Flavors Big Reveal!

Woo hoo!  My local swap partner's package arrived Monday just in time for me to open before work.  And let me tell you, it was A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!  My swap partner was Beth from Living a Goddess Life.  She lives in Seattle.  Prior to the swap, I always thought Seattle would be a fun place to visit, but after seeing all the fabulous stuff from there, I want to go.

Honey Badger inspecting the package.
I opened it up and look at all the awesomeness!
Check it out!

Let's see if I can remember everything! 
  • Sons of Profits by William C. Spiedel- a sort of history book about Seattle in the 80s and 90s.
  • A set of pencils- one yarn bombed.  Here's a blog post about yarn bombing of trees.  Trees in Wisconsin could probably use these in the winter.
  • A reusable tote bag in turquoise with little polka dots.  No paper or plastic in Seattle.  It's bring your own bags.
  • Some Julep nail polish.  Julep is from Seattle
  • Some super awesome smelling perfume from Sweet Anthem.  I love it.  It smells kind of woodsy, like patchouli but still really girlie.
  • Mints from "Save the Earth".
  • A poncho and some local canned salmon.  Fish and rain are two things I automatically think of when I think of Seattle.  :)
  • Some Tazo tea!  Love me some Tazo.
  • A hazel crunch candy bar.  (Super yummy!)
  • Seattle author Elizabeth George's book, "In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner"
  • An adorable glass killer whale.
  • Some postcards from Seattle and swag from local businesses.  I love the "Legal Frostitution" sticker from Cupcake Royale (another Seattle business)
  • My very own University of Washington stein!
  • Some new coffee to try from Mazza coffee.
  • And some popcorn from Seattle company KuKuRuZa.  It was cheddar and caramel flavored and SO good.

    So, you can see, I got totally spoiled!  Beth made me want to visit Seattle and try all the local foods and visit all the cool businesses there.

And as you can see, my cat also appreciated the package.

 Anything cardboard and Honey Badger is all over it.  He wants Fat Joe (Beth's cat) to know that he really appreciates the cardboard box that smells like Seattle things.


  1. Yay! I'm so glad you liked everything! (and apologies to Honey Badger that I didn't get him something....Fat Joe is happy he likes the smelly box (but advises going for the salmon).

    Thanks for joining this swap- I had SO much fun shopping for you, and enjoyed our cross-country exchange. :)

  2. Wow, that package is awesome! Now I want to join a local flavors swap! haha :)