2014 Valentine Swap!
Do you know what cookiers love more than ANYTHING else in the cookie world? Can you guess? It’s receiving cookies from other cookiers! ♥
So I asked a bunch of my cookie friends if they would like to participate in a Valentine Swap with me… and a bunch said yes! I spent the next four weeks in giddy anticipation, ready & excited to start receiving all of their beautiful cookies! And oh my, but they did NOT disappoint!
Now, as the boxes began arriving, my “cookie room” started to become a disaster zone. It was all worth it, though! My husband helped me on the final night of packing, and we decided to sort out the cookies on the table (with all the leaves in for length!) to start an assembly-line process for packing. Even still, four designs’ worth of cookies would not fit, and they are in boxes on chairs next to the table. See?
Then we carefully packed the cookies in bubble wrap in sets of 2, and I nestled them back into shipping boxes for each cookie girl. We also made up 3 surprise boxes for a few dear friends who weren’t able to participate at this time. Honestly, we were all so much more excited about those girls getting their boxes of “cookie love” than we were about having the cookies ourselves! (The cookie community is really sweet, y’all! ♥ )
Here’s a few more sweet group pictures:
Now, if you’d like to see more, you can check out this slideshow for close-ups of each cookie design. You won’t want to miss it!
Also, be sure to check out all the cookiers on Facebook, too!
Tami – Tami Rena’s Cookies
Shannon – Artfully Delicious
Kris – So Cute Cookies
Nicole S. – Sweet Temptations by Nicole
Heather S. – SugarNosh Treats
Stephanie F. – Ellie’s Bites
Alyse – B.E. Sweet Treats
Kimberly – Barefoot n’ Baking
Monica – Cookie Cowgirl
Penny – Lucky Penny
Jill – Custom Cookies by Jill
Cheryl – The Sugared Apron
Lisa – Sweetsicle Bake Shop
Jennifer – One Kookie Cookie
Heather H. – Twins Plus One Goodies
Natalie – Sweet Shop Natalie
Stephanie S. – Sweet Creations by Stephanie
Michelle – The Cookie Cutters
Sarah – Sarah’s Sweet Shoppe
CeCe – Tactical Baker
Nicole C. – Life’s a Batch (that’s me!)
Great blog Nicole!
Thanks so much, Michelle! 🙂
This is so inspiring and looks like so much fun! Your house must have smelled amazing! What a great grouping of talent!!!
Kathy, I just LIVE for swaps – I love ’em so much! <3
I can’t believe I never commented! The cookies are loooooong gone, but this was such a great experience Nicole! Thank you for putting it together!
Stephanie, you are too cute! Thank you so much for participating – BOTH times now! 🙂