Top Row: Allison , Beka & Jeanne, Center: Kat & Kirsten, Bottom Row: Mads & Megan.
To polish off 2013, my lovely blogger friends decided to send Christmas packages to each other. I love our tradition of sending goodies in the mail so much, especially because it feels like we’re not so far away.
This holiday season, Allison sent me a big box of goodies. I was waiting all year for a box from her because she has been whipping up homemade marshmallows and I’m officially the last person to taste her wonderful mallows! They did not disappoint…perfect cranberry marshmallows that are gooey, fluffy, sweet, and tart perfection.
Allison must know I spend most of my days running to and from various jobs without a lot of meal time because she got me an insulated lunch box with cute Tupperware for meals on the go! Little does she know, she’ll be joining the club soon when she starts her graduate program this year!
To fill the lunch box, she also included Happy Hippo hazelnut biscuits (Yum) and chocolate kale. I’m sorry friends, the chocolate kale horrifies me. I still haven’t tried it, but I’m hoping to conquer my fears in 2014. She also included a bottle opener, no doubt to fuel my beer-drinking habits.
If that wasn’t enough, she also sent me a gorgeous turquoise scarf! It’s beautiful! I love it so hard.
I have a severe scarf obsession and wore it almost the entire time I was in Minnesota for the holidays. I can’t wait for more cold weather to wear it again. Beauty!
Thanks so much for the thoughtful gifts, Allison. If you haven’t read her blog yet, you should. She writes about adventures in running, parenting a 5 year old who loves glitter, whipping up fabulous meals for her family, and so much more.
Check out what I sent Kirsten here!
What was your favorite gift this holiday season?
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How have I missed out on Hippo Biscuits all my life? I feel cheated now! Your box is (hmm… now that the Huffington Post has outlawed the use of awesome & amazeballs, what can I use?) LOVELY! And also highly functional. Except for the kale chips. I too am horrified and look forward to your report. Which is to say that I’ll be standing back and waiting for you to boldly go there for the rest of us. You first. I’ll be in the corner… cringing. 🙂
Thanks, Jeanne! I will boldly try the kale chips, as long as I have a real chocolate chaser…like a fudge brownie. This might escalate quickly.
OK, so when I saw those chocolate kale things, I laughed SO hard in the middle of the store that I knew I had to buy them, since I know your aversion. Also the pun – choKALE-late – it made me die.
And I am so glad you liked everything else! HRH picked out the bottle opener. I’m not sure if I’m proud of horrified. Maybe both.
Merry Christmas, dear friend, and happiest of new years!
I totally cracked up when I saw the kale chips! You know my horror and you took advantage! Hahah
NO! No more kale in 2014!! Sorry…just a little scarred from my CSA last summer. You look so fab in that scarf! That shade of blue is definitely your color.
Thanks, Kir! We are the blue scarf ladies!
Sharing the mallows with Martha and I was such an act of love. I could eat those puppies every day.
Related: kale is not allowed in our house. Maybe this year?
I was so glad we could gab over mallows! Bummed you were sick. Kale is definitely worthy of adding into the veggie rotation, it just doesn’t live up to the violent kale-loving mania that surrounds it. Lol
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