5th Annual Great Pumpkin Swap

I should’ve posted this Wednesday, but I didn’t have it done. I also wasn’t in a good mood, which would’ve been reflected in my writing. Now you get a bonus Thursday post, though. Yaaaay.

I love getting fun stuff in the mail so when Erin mentioned this swap hosted by Becky & Kristin I signed up immediately. The swap was open to folks inside and outside the US and I was luck enough to be pair with one of those adventurous participants! On October 9th I was paired with Elizabeth from Cheers, Elizabeth and I went right to work on collecting some goodies for her!

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Elizabeth is originally from Virginia but she currently lives on a US base in Okinawa, Japan with her husband (& dog!). Funny enough, my mom is the daughter of an Air Force Colonel and she lived there years ago! Crazy! Elizabeth is super involved and she sent me so many Japanese snacks and goodies!

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I loved swapping with Elizabeth! I received the most unique items! If you read the little note she included you’ll see that the cute little pumpkin decoration was made by a military child as a fundraising project. I’m super curious about the Japanese coffee flavors and candies- I haven’t tried anything yet!

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I’m so glad I had the opportunity to “meet” a new blogger and participate in this fun seasonal swap! Thank you so much for hosting, Becky & Kristin!!

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25 thoughts on “5th Annual Great Pumpkin Swap

    • Louise November 12, 2016 / 11:49 pm

      I love that it was handmade!! ❤︎❤︎

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  1. texerinsydney November 10, 2016 / 3:18 am

    Uhm. Does those kit kats have cherries or cranberries (or another red fruit) in them? I need them. SO fun to swap internationally! And, how crazy that your mom lived there too.

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    • Louise November 12, 2016 / 11:54 pm

      My parents and I tried them tonight- there are dried cranberries on the Kitkats. They were weird… but pretty good! Ha!

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  2. Elyse November 10, 2016 / 9:19 am

    What a fun swap! You got lots of great things in yours. It’s pretty crazy that your mom lived there too!

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    • Louise November 13, 2016 / 12:06 am

      I know! When I found out where she was I was like, ‘WHAAAT??’ Pretty cool 🙂

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  3. Rebecca Jo November 10, 2016 / 11:26 am

    I’d want to keep that packaging just because its so cool.
    I want to hear how those starbucks things are!

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    • Louise November 13, 2016 / 12:08 am

      My sorority little spent a lot of time in Japan and she brought me some pretty cool things a few weeks ago, too! I need to try the Starbucks packets this week!

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  4. Jess November 10, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    That is so fun!! I have heard about Japan’s crazy kit kat flavors and I want to try them.

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    • Jess November 10, 2016 / 12:09 pm

      I fat fingered my URL by accident, woops lol.

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    • Louise November 13, 2016 / 12:09 am

      I didn’t know that was a thing! I was like, “Cranberries??”

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    • Louise November 13, 2016 / 12:10 am

      If I’d finished this in time I probably would’ve left it scheduled for Wed… but I just couldn’t bring myself to write it Wed. morning :-/

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  5. Nadine November 10, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    What a fun swap and it looks like you got some great things!!! I want a kit kat now….

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    • Louise November 13, 2016 / 12:11 am

      I knew it was coming from Japan but I was still so shocked by all the indigenous goodies!

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    • Louise November 13, 2016 / 12:12 am

      I was so excited when I saw the package sitting on my front porch!

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  6. Nicole November 12, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    What a fun package to receive from Japan!

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    • Louise November 13, 2016 / 12:13 am

      We tried a bunch of the goodies tonight- delicious!

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    • Louise November 13, 2016 / 12:13 am

      Thank you so much for hosting! It was fun!!

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  7. Rose @ Ramblin' Rose November 13, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    This box is great! So many curious treats to try. I haven’t seen that Starbucks Via mix set where I live.

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    • Louise November 13, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      I’ve never seen it either- at least not those flavors! I can’t wait to try them this week!

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  8. lifeasunusuals November 14, 2016 / 6:17 am

    What a cool idea for a swap! Pumpkin themed is one of the more interesting themed ones I’ve seen!

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    • Louise November 14, 2016 / 7:49 pm

      My partner definitely took the pumpkin thing and ran with it! It was a fun things to receive!

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