Lovely Swap Package from Mercy!

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LYS Package

Many thanks to Lauren for the lovely package I received today!  She knit an adorable little hat for Elm.

Elm says “Thank you, Lauren!”

And the rest of the package she sent:

The yarn is so soft!!  It’s a baby alpaca/ bamboo blend in a shade of pink that will make perfect legwarmers for my daughter.  Hiya 9in circs were included too, so I can start right away.  She also spoiled me with with some vanilla handcream, a pretty little note card, a sheep pin which is already clipped to my diaper bag, some wool wash, and a bar of chocolate.  Oh!  And the owl card is SO cute, I love papyrus cards. 🙂  Thanks so much for the great package! (Yours should be out Thursday or Friday.)

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

So my eldest is a total sucker for food that ships to your house.  For his birthday  last year instead of a cake he wanted an edible arrangement.  Of  course those things are overpriced and the quality is questionable, so Chris and I bought a mess of fruit and bamboo skewers and cookie cutters and made our own.  So for valentines, Alder saw an advertisement for chocolate covered strawberries “sent right to your door!”  Here was our version:

They came out so pretty and tasty too!  We did a combo of white choc & semi sweet with toasted coconut, & toasted walnuts.  My favorite was the white chocolate with coconut.