One of the blogs I try to keep up on is Chickens in the Road. I love reading about Suzanne's farm, trying her recipes and looking at all her wonderful pictures. The forum is a really great place to connect, although I haven't been too active. I have been trying to limit my life online. I do homeschool three of my boys and work on Sunday School and Children's Church, so I am quite busy. Mostly though, it takes me nearly a year after having a baby to get back into a groove. Princess is such an easy baby most of the time, so I feel I can spread my wings a little sooner.
Back to the CITR forum, I'm not sure how many years they have sponsored a Gift Exchange, but I was part of it last year and I knew that I wanted to be a part of this year's. I want to share what I received. My gift was totally AWESOME! I love everything my swap partner chose to put in. Thanks to kellyb! I received a cute reversible apron, a quilted Christmas table topper, handmade vanilla sugar and vanilla extract and homemade simmering potpourri.
Isn't that some great stuff?! I'm taking some of the dried apples and orange to dangle from my Christmas tree. I'm gonna try the extract in my Christmas cookies and I've got a large mug of hot tea with some of that yummy sugar to sweeten it. I love, love, love it all.