Amanda is currently working in DC and utilizing her degree in Ag Communication that she received from Kansas State University. #EMAW, isn't that y'all's hashtag? I see it all over my social media sites because I'm friends with a host of alumni. And the school's primary color is purple. I can dig it!
In addition to being professionals (haha!) in the agriculture community, we share an affinity for turquoise, mason jars and wine! What I need her to teach me... How do you create and rock that messy hair look?! Amanda has also inspired me to get my butt in gear and create/post my 101 in 1001 that I talked about way back when...
To my swap partner I sent some cute measuring spoons and rubber spatulas from Crate and Barrel; along with a pad of notepaper. She creates recipes and I thought that she'd be able to put those three things to good use. In addition to the kitchen inspired goodies, I sent her a snowman figurine/photo display and some loose leaf tea. The tea, oh the tea... What a calamity! Unbeknownst to me, Miss Haddie got into the box of goodies I was sending and it was only after talking with some of the co-hosts did I realize that someone covered up Haddie's indiscretions. Long story short, the tea was undrinkable. Talk about a huge embarrassment, I felt terrible! The best laid plans.
Okay, back to task at hand here's the scoop on the gifts Amanda sent!
First off... those caramels. Y'all they have rum IN THEM! Hello, delicious. I'm also totally stoked about the glass nail file and the fact that it has a case to keep it in! I can't tell you how many pairs of sunglasses I've ruined because they get scratched up in my purse. And the notepad, I'm a list maker from way back and this is perfect! Amanda also sent some really cute bev naps and a deck of wine cards that help you pair wine with your favorite foods. Sold. The four little jars? They're spice containers! They remind me of the ones my grandparents kept on their kitchen table when I was a little girl. I love them!
Amanda did a bang up job and I hope that one day our paths cross! The agricultural community is pretty small and I'd be willing to bet there's a good chance that us meeting IRL might truly happen!
I want to thank all the hosts (Laurie, Jamie, Kirby and Lara) of this year's Christmas in the Country swap for organizing such an undertaking! Thanks for dreaming up this event that connects like-minded gals, that hopefully lead to great friendships despite the many miles that can separate us!