Some of the Style Me Bloggers had the fun idea of having an Elfster gift exchange. If you are not familiar with Elfster, it’s like Secret Santa. I was assigned a person to buy a gift for and I had someone assigned to buy me a gift. The idea was to buy a gift that represented our region. My gifter was Deena of Shoes to Shiraz. Deena is from Canada! I was so excited to get a gift from another country! I was out of town when the package arrived so my husband texted me a picture of it. When I got home it was waiting for me!
It was pretty heavy and I couldn’t imagine what could be in it. Tore into it and found the coolest stuff!
I was so surprised to find *four* containers filled with berry flavored yumminess, a note, and a printout explaining what kind of berries they were.
|Jam, salad dressing, syrups
So far I’ve only had the jam. Oh. My!! It is so good! I’ve had it on toast and I’ve swirled a little teaspoonful in my Greek Yogurt. It is sooo good! Next I will try the salad dressing, and durning the twelve days of Christmas (when I have a little time!) I’ll make pancakes and we will try the two syrups!
I confess that I was a little confused how to find “something representative of my region” for a gift when we are fashion bloggers! I had figured that since we are Style Me Bloggers the gift would reflect that and be some sort of fashion item! So that’s why I was a bit surprised when I opened Deena’s gift and found food! I then thought of all the possibilities I could have done to represent Florida. But, alas, I had gone with fashion instead of food for my gift. Sure hope my recipient likes what I got and can use it. She’s from Canada too!
It’s been so much fun getting to know (virtually) a group of ladies through the Style Me Challenges
, and even more through blogging about it. I have wanted to blog more but something always seems to come up and I just don’t do it. Participating in the Style Me Bloggers link up has
motivated me to blog more. A rousing thank you goes to Alison, the lady behind these fashion challenges. I am participating in my third challenge and am still learning and having fun! You *can* teach an old dog new tricks!
Be sure to check out what the other bloggers received through their Elfter giver below!