Saturday, January 3, 2015

My Christmas in the Country Reveal!

Do you want to make friends? Be friendly. Forget yourself.
                        Dale Carnegie


In November I discovered a wonderful thing in Blogland via my friend Robyn’s blog it was called Christmas in the Country 2014. I was intrigued by the name. I clicked on it opening up a world of bloggers many who I did not know. There were many farm bloggers. Being a farmer I was very interested in reading about other farmers. I also discovered that there are many non-farm bloggers out there who are very involved in farm issues. You do not have to be a farmer to care about farming.

The whole idea of Christmas in the Country was a gift exchange focusing on products from your area and sending them to someone who you did not know but will hopefully get to know. I was excited thinking of it as an open window for bloggers to slip though and get to know others inside. I was excited.


I received the name of a person I did not know. She happened to be a Canadian farmer; how cool is that? I knew I was going to have fun with picking gifts for her. Sarah at http://www.nurselovesfarmer.com
I sent off my gift and waited for a gift to arrive, from someone I did not know.

A package came in the mail and I could not wait to open it. It was from a young lady named Taysha from the USA.

Well Taysha blogs at http://dirtroadcharm.blogspot.ca/and I checked it out. I discovered a wonderful lady with a big heart and I have to say wonderful taste. I opened the package and was truly amazed at the thought and effort Taysha had put into finding a gift for me, this Canadian farm girl she did not know.


There snuggled in cowhide wrapping paper was a beautiful note, a feedbag purse, a beef towel, and a fragrant candle. I am actually enjoying its fragrant aroma as I post this blog. Thank you so much Taysha you ROCK, I love it all. I look forward to reading so many blogs found in the Christmas in the Country link. All who participated will be linking up on January 7 and I will be linking this post.


Thank you so much for letting me participate, I cannot wait to get to know you.

CHECKOUT what other participants had to share about this Gift Exchange. Click Christmas in the Country Logo below. 

 Christmas in the Country

Later





36 comments:

  1. It's lovely how one click, can open a whole other world of friends, to us!

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  2. Wow! That would be my favorite gift!

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  3. How fun! I love the feedbag purse.

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  4. feedbag purse - now how cool is THAT!? :)

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  5. What a wonderful world we live in. Blogging has certainly added a lot to our lives. These gift exchanges are so fun! You hit the jackpot with yours.

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  6. How wonderful. A perfect mirror of the warmth and the wonder I have found in the blogosphere.

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  7. Isn't is great to make and meet new friends around the world...our world?!?! ...:)JP

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  8. That's a really cool bag! It's great to find new bloggers with like interests.

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  9. What fun . . . in just one click . . . a new world!

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  10. Funny how this blogland works. And I don't even remember how I met you, but who cares! Think I'll check out your new blogfriend "source." Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  11. How wonderful. I love all your gifts.

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  12. Lovely idea gift giving via a blog. The internet leads us to so many wonderful people and places.
    I received a gift from a friend in Canada, my usual gift at Christmas time, the postage was over $40.00 Canadian dollars - a bit too much, but the gift was heavy, the giver - it isn't Christmas to her unless she sends me the gift which she has done for so many years now. Hugs M xox

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  13. Surprise gifts are so much fun....really impressive the amount of care that went into picking the items.

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  14. What fun this must have been! I love making new friends, and this sounds like it was the perfect way! xo Nellie

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  15. It all starts with a visit and a comment. What a wonderful way to start a new year with friendship.

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  16. How fun!! I love that purse. I think making new friends is such fun. Have a lovely weekend.

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  17. What fun! I'm glad you found something different to do this year, and to look forward to. I love that bag!

    Cindy Bee

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  18. Oooohhh...lovely goodies! I love doing swaps like these too!

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  19. Hi B, that's so nice. What a beaut bundle of thoughtful gifts too and, best of all, more good friends :D)

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  20. What fun is this?!! I would have loved to participate, and you can bet on it, that I'll be looking for the link next year. It looks like you got some very thoughtful gifts from your new blogger friend! :)

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  21. Miss B,
    I find it fun to see what other gals send that is local to their area and brings out their tastes and uniqueness. The possibilities are endless!

    Thank You for participating in this year's gift exchange and I'm glad you had fun.

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  22. Wonderful idea and nice looking goodies!

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  23. A great gift from your new blogger friend from one farmer to another.
    Happy New Year Button.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  24. I am in love with the feedbag purse!

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  25. What a great idea Grace, and I always love finding new Canadian bloggers. Sounds like something that you will be joining in again next year.

    Lovely gifts by the way.

    Jen

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  26. New friends online are the BEST - I would know ;)

    XOXO

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  27. B,

    It sounds to me like you've founds some really nice new friends. Beautiful gifts!!!
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  28. I love that purse - and the towel! You got some great ones, both to send to and receive from! We were thrilled to have you and hope you can participate again next year. Thanks for the kind words about my little gift exchange idea :)

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  29. Wow, you got spoiled! The feedbag purse is really cool and I really like the meat cuts towel too!

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  30. Thank you Buttons for joining our little exchange. We enjoyed having our Friends to the North join us this year and hope many more will participate next year. Taysha did a wonderful job finding some very unique and fun gifts. I am going to get a hold of her and request a feedbab purse, or at least were to find one. :)

    Laurie - Country Link

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  31. The exchange was fun, wasn't it. What thoughtful things you received. MB

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  32. Looks like I'm not alone in saying, I love the feedbag purse! Happy new year.

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