I referred to this once before...somewhere...but anyway I did a care package exchange with Lisa of It's Pretty Okay. Oh, here it is: #4 in this overly perky post. Lisa is in a military family living in Japan, so to me this meant:
1) I could use the APO/FPO flat-rate priority boxes, which cost only $11.95 to mail no matter how heavy they are, instead of the usual $40-$60 for international mailing.
2) Cute stuff from Japan, SQUEEE!
And to her it meant:
1) Famous Dave's barbecue sauce
And so it was agreed. Both of us got a little nervous about it (we both worried that the packages we were assembling were lame), but I think it went REALLY WELL, don't you, Lisa?
You can go over to Lisa's blog to see what I sent her.
And now I'll show you what was in the box Lisa sent me!This is the box when I first opened it and fluffed a few things out of the way of other things.
These are the WEEest little cookie cutters you have ever seen! The big green square? Is, like, 3/4ths inch square. You can use these to make the cutest ever kid meals. Paul used them last night to cut slices of cheese for the kids, and it was ADORBS.
I could not---COULD NOT---get a picture that shows this great purse to advantage. Here it's flung over the high chair tray, and I swear this was the best photo I got of it.
Ice cream scoop and coffee spoon. Lisa says the ice cream scoops in Japan are TEH BEST.
Snackies! With little Japanese characters and pictures all over them!
Stickers! Origami paper! Activity books! Stationery!
Close-up of some of the stickers, because I thought they were soooooo cute.
Bendy giraffe straws and clothespins. Lisa says the clothespins in Japan are also TEH BEST.
Dream Toothpicks! Adorable container, and also another of the things that are TEH BEST. Look at the cute carved tops!
Things for the kids (what? the stickers weren't for me?): pens that you write in invisible ink that only shows up when you shine the other end of the pen on it, a puzzle, a "Miraculous Ruler," etc.
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