I participated in the Hometown Swap with Shannon over at Welcome to the Nuthouse! And I'm so glad I did! It was so much fun to brighten someone's day with a surprise gift, plus get one in return!
I feel super lucky to be matched up with Jenna from Newlyweds! I've been following her blog for a couple months and have really enjoyed reading about her life with twin boys. Plus (as her blog title suggests) she does interviews of newlywed couples, and who doesn't love a good love story?! So when I realized that my swap package was from her I got pretty excited!
And look at all this cool stuff she sent me!
She lives in a small town in Texas, and lucky me! I got tons of great food stuff! Apparently it's a rice growing town, so of course she included a bag of rice that was grown, milled, and packaged right in her town. Way cool! Wondering what's wrapped up in the butcher paper? I was tipped off by my dogs as I was opening the box, their noses were ALL OVER that box! LOL It's beef jerky!! Really yummy jerky according to Hubs, I haven't had the chance to try any yet. In the jars are Texas Antipasto (who knew!?) and jalapeno jelly.
Plus all kinds of brochures from her area and the local paper. I always love looking at local papers! I was trained well by my mom in that way. Every time we went anywhere on vacation the first thing she'd do is pick up the local paper. Why? Because it was fun to read and it would clue us in to anything fun that was happening around town while we were there. A tradition that carries on to this day.
Not only did Jenna send me all this great food, she also sent me RECIPES!! I'm seriously excited about making this stuff! I plan to try each and every one! In fact, I have the fish and meatloaf recipe on our menu for this week. Can't wait to try them!
Interested in seeing what I sent out? Check out Glenna's sewing blog HERE!
To see what other's swapped across the country head on over to Welcome to the Nuthouse!