I received the most glorious, generous package from @Joywritesbooks today! I feel like she read my mind of my most hoped-for items and sent them all!!!
The packaging was lovely, presents wrapped in maps!
(I’m going to do all the pics and then come back and edit to add text because I have a LOT to say and typing on this tiny phone isn’t gonna get it
OK, whew! Of course my dog was ready at the groomer right as I was finishing uploading. Here we go.
Pic 1 - the assemblage. Packed with love
The first item, one I had most hoped for - a bowl cozy! I’m so happy to get this, you have no idea. I immediately put my lunch bowl in it to take back up to my desk (I was on my lunch break when I noticed the package had been delivered, and had a noon meeting). Beautiful colors and nicely insulated to keep you from burning your hands. Which is great because I tend to like my food scalding hot to start out with
It fits my bowls perfectly
Next up: a lip balm holder, with some very nice lip balm inside!! I am the person that has lip balm everywhere (2-3 in every one of my 3-4 different purses I may rotate into or out of, 2 on every desk surface I may work at, one in my nightstand, some by my vanity…). I love the portability of this - I tend to pop my wallet in my pocket and go, and this allows me to easily carry a chapstick clipped to me, in a way that won’t wind up getting washed and (worst case) potentially go through the dryer.
Next up: SOUP! I love these kinds of pre-prepared meals, especially for the colder weather that’s coming up. It makes life so much easier if you can just toss something on with water or broth and have a hot meal at the end of the day. (side note - Joy, I’m really glad you didn’t put this in a mason jar, the box was pretty smushed when it arrived and I don’t think a glass jar would have survived - you must have had a premonition!). AND I can serve it with my bowl cozy when the time comes.
I almost didn’t spot this one hiding in the side of the package underneath some packing paper - a sweet shiny HOPE rock. I’m going to put it in at the base of one of my tall-standing plants so that it gives a little glimmer of HOPE to anyone that notices it
And EXTRA GOODIES! Some lovely teas (I haven’t tried this brand before), delicious chocolate, and a GORGEOUS Trivet that I just love - these happy colors are giving me such happy vibes.
Thank you so, so, so much, Joy - I feel completely spoiled and I love every single thing that you sent. Welcome to the wonderful world of swapping, I hope to see you on future swaps