Sunday, November 29, 2009

BLOGGING BY MAIL


The blogosphere is a never-ending source of knowledge, but it is also filled with wonderful people and just plain old fun. When I read about "Blogging by Mail" on  Dispensing Happiness, I knew that this was no ordinary "grab bag" activity. I want to thank Stephanie for hosting this event.

The concept was simple: you send a box of "stuff" to someone and someone else sends a box of "stuff" to you. But this was no ordinary "stuff." Stephanie's strategy was one we could all appreciate during this most hectic time of year. Choose 5 indulgences--your 5 Calgon moments, if you will--a little care package that will help a blogger friend destress.

It  was a challenge to narrow down the list of indulgences, but I put my package together and headed off to the post office to mail it yesterday. Imagine my surprise when my own BBM package was there waiting for me. Misty of Mischief-making probably has all her holiday gifts bought and wrapped if this is any indication. I couldn't drive home fast enough to open my package of indulgences.

Misty took the concept one step further by selecting one indulgence for each of the 5 senses (great idea, Misty!). Her indulgences were a feast for the eyes (a wonderful pair of sparkly earrings for those holiday parties);the ears (a CD of classical music to enjoy as  you undwind from holiday preparations); the nose (a terrific bath set featuring pomegranate fig creams and soaps); touch (a light as a cloud blue scarf); and, of course, taste (yummy Ghiradelli squares which Misty recommends frozen).


Be sure to visit Misty and Stephanie at their respective blogs. A big hug to you both for making yesterday so special.

14 comments:

  1. This was a great idea. I also took a look at your make-ahead gravy and it looks terrific. You have a wonderful blog.

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  2. What a great bounty! Very sweet and generous.

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  3. Oh, I love getting packages in the mail! What a wonderful idea to exchange a gift with a blogger friend. I've got my eye on that lovely blue scarf.

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  4. Sounds like so much fun to receive all those goodies in the mail. Enjoy them all :D

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  5. Hey - I'm so glad you liked everything! I had so much fun putting it together for you, and my thanks to Stephanie too for organizing the event. Nice pictures by the way, and artfully covering the sticker I couldn't fully remove from the bath set! :).

    I actually have no Christmas shopping done, but I did already give one recipient a blanket I knitted that I was planning on giving him for Christmas. Why wait when he can be warm now, and I finished it just before leaving his place for Thanksgiving?

    Happy Holidays!

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  6. What a fun idea! Who wouldn't like to receive a a surprise package in the mail?

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  7. How creative to indulge the five senses! That looks like a fantastic package- I want to reach into the screen and touch that warm scarf :)

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  8. What a wonderful surprise! And such thoughtful treats.

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  9. that scarf looks oh-so-soft, and the chocolate delicious!!! ;-)

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  10. Thank you so much for the BBM package you sent my way! I can't wait for a day with a big snow storm so I can take advantage of all the goodies!

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