Saturday, September 24, 2011

CVL Vegan Care Package Swap!

Hey everyone! I literally just got home from work...and I couldn't be happier. My worst fears came true and I woke up this morning (after only 2 hours of sleep) at 4:30 and all of the congestion in my chest moved up to my head.  My nose was completely stuffed, my head was aching, sinuses completely congested. I literally felt like my head was going to explode. And I knew I had a long day ahead of me.  I was completely exhausted.

The day was long but the couple was very sweet. Truth be told I came on right away so I could post then rest for the remainder of the evening.

As I mentioned yesterday, I participated in Lindsay's CVL Vegan Care Package Swap for the first time, and I'm so glad I decided to do it! I was partnered up with the lovely Isobelle over at vganjar and I must say it was a perfect match! We seem to have very similar tastes and preferences AND as icing on the gluten free cake, she lives just outside of Seattle...where I lived for a year and a half in grad school!  Small world :)

I received my package yesterday and I think it was perfect timing...almost like a combo birthday/get well package. It definitely cheered me up! So without further ado, here are the goodies that Isobelle spoiled me with!

I was first greeted with this super pretty handmade note. I am so lucky to have been paired up with such a talented artist!

This is more of a side note but my goodies were cushioned in pages of the Tacoma Weekly, and this caught my eye! An article about a vegan coffee house!

This is a view of all of the loot. I broke it down into smaller chunks so you can see everything.

A few non-edibles. Some amazing smelling soaps (I could smell it through the paper!) and some super cute magnets from Seattle/Washington.

The far left is a jar of Chocolatl, a raw chocolate maca sauce (yum!), then a box of sweet and spicy herbal tea, a jar of Peanut butter & Co. Smooth Operator PB, and a bag of gluten free flour to experiment with!

Here is a packet of green superfood protein powder, a bag of Mrs. May's Black Sesame snacks (can't wait to try these!!!), an Endangered Species chocolate bar in a chocolate mint flavor (on of my favorite combos!) and 2 larabars (apple pie and chocolate chip cookie dough).

Finally, a maple pecan oat bar which I'm probably most excited to try, and a Bumble Bar in a Chai with Almond flavor (another combo of some of my favorite flavors!).

As you can see, I've been completely spoiled by Isobelle. I hope that she likes her package as much as I like mine! Thank you so much Isobelle!!

And now I'm off to rest and drink tea. Good night everyone!


  1. A fun package. Very well done. Now you can wash your hands with that soap before spreading your sick germs to other people.

  2. So cute! You're lucky to have been paired up - now to wait and see what she got from you. Love the little note. Let us know how you like everything!

  3. What a fun exchange!! I love parcels and letters, remnants from a sadly underutilized era.

    I actually thought of you today at the wedding I was in (as a bridesmaid), I chatted up the photographer, and she was very nice. Hopefully the pics turn out great!

    Take good care of yourself, and feel better soon. :)

  4. Shen - She did an amazing job! Haha, the soap will def come in handy :)

    Thanks Jay!

    FF - I def feel lucky to have been paired up with Isobelle. I hope she likes hers as much as I love mine. I'll def let you know how everything is!

    Ingrid - I agree, I love care packages, I think they are so fun and are a great way to brighten someone's day. That's nice that you chatted up the photographer, it is always nice to have a normal conversation with someone instead of "hey photographer girl, take a picture of me." Not that hearing that isn't charming or anything ;) Thanks again, today is totally dedicated to kicking this cold/sinus infection's butt!

  5. What an awesome package! You got some great goodies!